Nicolet Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Nicolet Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are packaging (34%) and plastics (23%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (67%) and secondary buyout (23%). In total, Nicolet Capital Partners has invested in 8 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2010 when it acquired Pretium Packaging for $200M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (58%). Nicolet Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2006 when it sold Shari’s Management for $80M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity16
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 1

Nicolet Capital Partners LLC

525 West Monroe Street, Suite 1900,
Evanston, Illinois 60661
United States
(773) 404-8414
www.nicoletcap.com
administrator@nicoletcap.com

Nicolet Capital Partners LLC is a private equity firm that invests in established companies headquartered in the US. Nicolet focuses on companies with distinct and sustainable market positions, revenues between $30 - $300 and EBITDA greater than $7 million. The Firm provides both debt and equity capital. Nicolet will consider minority and majority positions and looks to invest $15 to $50 million per transaction. Specific areas of interest include manufacturing, distribution, business services and consumer products. The Firm will consider a variety of transaction types, including buyouts, growth capital financings, and recapitalizations. Nicolet Capital Partners LLC is formed 2005 and is based in Evanston, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Manufacturing, Packaging, Plastics, Publishing, Restaurants, Safety/Security

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 30 300
Target EBITDA 7 -
Investment Size 20 75
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 9 - - - - - 9
vol $360M $360M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
vol $122M $122M
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Pretium Packaging, Inc. 2014-05-01 - Secondary Buyout
Chesterfield, Missouri · www.pretiumpkg.com
Transcendia, Inc. 2014-01-30 - Secondary Buyout
Franklin Park, Illinois · www.transcendia.com
Star Packaging Corp. 2014-01-06 - Secondary Buyout
Atlanta, Georgia · www.starpackagingcorp.com
Quest Films, Inc. 2013-12-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Franklin Park, Illinois
InterFlex Group, Inc. 2012-05-16 - Secondary Buyout
Wilkesboro, North Carolina · www.interflexgroup.com
MacLean Power Systems LLC 2010-10-31 - Recapitalization
Fort Mill, South Carolina · www.macleanpower.com
Ohio Community Media LLC 2010-08-24 - Bankruptcy
Tipp City, Ohio · www.brownpublishing.com
Pretium Packaging, Inc. 2010-02-16 200M USD Recapitalization
Chesterfield, Missouri · www.pretiumpkg.com
Quest Films, Inc. 2009-12-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Franklin Park, Illinois
Transcendia, Inc. 2007-10-31 100M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Franklin Park, Illinois · www.transcendia.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Packaging 2 (100%) - 3 (33%) 200M (56%)
Plastics - - 2 (22%) 100M (28%)
Restaurants - - 1 (11%) 60M (17%)
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (11%) -
Publishing - - 1 (11%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (11%) -
Total 2 - 9 $360M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) - 9 (100%) 360M (100%)
  Illinois - - 2 (22%) 100M (28%)
  North Carolina 1 (50%) - 1 (11%) -
  Georgia 1 (50%) - 1 (11%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (11%) 200M (56%)
  Oregon - - 1 (11%) 60M (17%)
  South Carolina - - 1 (11%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (11%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (11%) -
Total 2 - 9 $360M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 6 (67%) 160M (44%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (100%) - 2 (22%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (11%) 200M (56%)
Total 2 - 9 $360M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (57%) 122M (100%)
Bankruptcy 1 (14%) -
Recapitalization 1 (14%) -
Trade Sale 1 (14%) -
Total 7 $122M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Houlihan Lokey
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $200M
< $100M 2 $160M
TOTAL $360M
Largest Pretium Packaging, Inc.
$200M (2010-02-16)
sell # Total
< $100M 2 $122M
TOTAL $122M
Largest Shari’s Management Corp. (aka Shari’s Restaurants)
$80M (2006-01-03)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
78%
7 78%
Strategic(s)
22%
2 22%

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