North American Funds Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

North American Funds’ most common sectors for investment are food (29%) and education (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (100%). In total, North American Funds has invested in 5 US states.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale - public company (58%). North American Funds’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2006 when it sold Actown-Electrocoil for $24M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

North American Funds

135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 3225,
Chicago, Illinois 60603
United States
(312) 332-4950
www.northamericanfund.com
information@northamericanfund.com

North American Funds LLC (Formerly North American Business Development Companies LLC) are a collection of investment vehicles focused on acquiring or making significant investments in smaller and lower middle-market growth-oriented companies. North American targets profitable companies generating sales of $5 to $40 million and EBITDA of $500K to $5 million. Sectors of interest include manufacturing, food/beverage, medical services, consumer products/services, distribution, business services, education, and financial services. The fund partnerships are managed by the North American Business Development Companies. North American Funds was formed in 1989 and maintains offices in Chicago, Illinois and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Manufacturing, Plastics, Safety/Security

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 40
Target EBITDA 1 5
Investment Size - -
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) # 7 - - - - - 7
Sell (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
vol $24M $24M
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Polymer Corp. 2009-01-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Rockland, Massachusetts · www.polymercorporation.com
Culinary Standards Corp. 2008-10-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Louisville, Kentucky · www.culinarystandards.com
Valley Meats LLC 2008-04-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Modesto, Illinois · www.valleymeat.com
Actown-Electrocoil, Inc. 2006-08-17 24M USD Add-on Acquisition
Spring Grove, Illinois · www.actown.com
J&B Meats Corp. 2005-09-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Coal Valley, Illinois
AMTEC Precision Products, Inc. 2005-05-15 - Trade Sale - Public Company
Elgin, Illinois · www.amtecprecision.com
ACR Group 1999-03-17 - Trade Sale - Public Company
Fort Lauderdale, Florida · www.acrartex.com
Actown-Electrocoil, Inc. 1998-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Spring Grove, Illinois · www.actown.com
Culinary Standards Corp. 1997-06-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Louisville, Kentucky · www.culinarystandards.com
Gateway Healthcare Corp. 1996-12-26 - Trade Sale - Public Company
Richmond, Virginia
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 1 (50%) - 2 (29%) -
Education - - 1 (14%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (14%) -
Electronics - - 1 (14%) -
Machinery - - 1 (14%) -
Plastics 1 (50%) - 1 (14%) -
Total 2 - 7 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) - 7 (100%) -
  Illinois 1 (50%) - 3 (43%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (50%) - 1 (14%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (14%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (14%) -
  Florida - - 1 (14%) -
Total 2 - 7 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (100%) - 7 (100%) -
Total 2 - 7 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (71%) 24M (100%)
Trade Sale 2 (29%) -
Total 7 $24M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $24M
TOTAL $24M
Largest Actown-Electrocoil, Inc.
$24M (2006-08-17)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 100%

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