Northern Pacific Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Northern Pacific Group has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 1 other.

Northern Pacific Group’s most common sectors for investment areinternet software and services (23%) and aerospace (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (45%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%). In total, Northern Pacific Group has invested in 5 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2018 when it acquired Pipeworks for $20M.

In the last 3 years, Northern Pacific Group has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). Northern Pacific Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2020 when it sold Pipeworks for $100M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

Northern Pacific Group

315 East Lake Street, Suite 301,
Wayzata, Minnesota 55391
United States
(952) 456-5300
www.northernpacificgroup.com
mhaymaker@northernpacificgroup.com

Northern Pacific Group is a private equity firm focused on acquiring and investing in lower middle-market companies with revenues between $10 and $100 million. Northern Pacific will consider opportunities throughout the US, however the Firm has a focus on businesses operating in the upper Midwest. Target companies typically exhibit possess recurring revenue, high gross margins, and opportunities for growth. Sectors of interest include technology and business services. Northern Pacific Group was formed in 2012 and is headquartered in Woyzata, Minnesota.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Digital Media, Information Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Media, Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 100
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 5 2 1 - 1 - 9
vol $20M $20M
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - 1 - 1
vol $100M $100M
  10

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
L2 Solutions 2020-11-01 - Growth Capital
Houston, Texas · www.l2solutions.com
Pipeworks, Inc. 2020-09-30 100M USD Add-on Acquisition
Eugene, Oregon · www.pipeworks.com
Pipeworks, Inc. 2018-02-23 20M USD Divestiture
Eugene, Oregon · www.pipeworks.com
1st Choice Delivery LLC 2017-05-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
St. Louis, Missouri · www.1stchoicedelivery.com
Sungevity, Inc. 2017-04-26 - Special Situations/Distressed
Oakland, California · www.sungevity.com
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. 2016-09-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Toronto, Ontario · www.anthemse.com
United Language Group, Inc. 2016-06-06 - Growth Capital
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.unitedlanguagegroup.com
Renters Warehouse Mankato LLC 2015-09-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
North Mankato, Minnesota · www.renterswarehouse.com
Outsell, Inc. 2015-03-03 - Growth Capital
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.outsell.com
Delaget LLC 2014-07-01 - Growth Capital
St. Louis Park, Minnesota · www.delaget.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. 2016-09-01 Gravitas Ventures LLC 2021-11-16 4
Toronto, Ontario · www.anthemse.com Cleveland, Ohio · www.gravitasventures.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 2 (25%) - 2 (22%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (11%) 20M (100%)
Aerospace 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Business Services 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Media 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Real Estate 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Transportation 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 8 - 9 $20M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 7 (88%) - 8 (89%) 20M (100%)
  Minnesota 4 (50%) - 4 (44%) -
  Texas 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
  Missouri 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
  California 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (11%) 20M (100%)
Canada 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
  Ontario 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 8 - 9 $20M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 4 (50%) - 4 (44%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (38%) - 3 (33%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (11%) 20M (100%)
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 8 - 9 $20M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (100%) 100M (100%)
Total 1 $100M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $20M
TOTAL $20M
Largest Pipeworks, Inc.
$20M (2018-02-23)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $100M
Largest Pipeworks, Inc.
$100M (2020-09-30)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
11%
1 (11%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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