Northstar Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Northstar Capital has acquired 2 companies.

Northstar Capital’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (13%) and machinery (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) and growth capital (18%). In total, Northstar Capital has invested in 30 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2000 when it acquired Ovation Brands for $665M.

In the last 3 years, Northstar Capital has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (37%). Northstar Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2020 when it sold Vectorply for $155M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity120
    • M&A Buy Activity73
    • M&A Sell Activity47
  • Total Sectors Invested 29
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 67
  • M&A Advisors 1

Northstar Capital LLC

2310 Plaza VII, 45 South Seventh Street,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
United States
(612) 371-5700
www.northstarcapital.com

Northstar Capital is a mezzanine finance firm that provides junior capital to middle-market companies operating in the value-added distribution, light manufacturing, business services, financial services, education, and specialty healthcare sectors. Northstar's typical investment size is $5 to $30 million in businesses generating sales of $20 to $300 million. Prospective companies have stable cash flows and sustainable margins. Investments typically have maturities of five to eight years. Northstar does not invest in start-ups, real estate development, natural resource exploration, or high technology companies. Northstar Capital was formed in 1993 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Agriculture, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Marketing, Medical Products, Packaging, Plastics, Restaurants, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 200
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 30
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 67 3 1 1 1 - 73
vol $665M $235M $900M
Sell (3.0/yr) # 32 5 4 2 3 1 47
vol $445M $155M $600M
  120

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Vectorply Corp. 2020-03-03 155M USD Add-on Acquisition
Phenix City, Alabama · www.vectorply.com
JMH International LLC 2019-12-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.jmhpremium.com
Advanced Material Processing 2019-09-04 - Consolidation
, United States
Paradigm Electronics, Inc. 2019-05-31 - Unknown
Mississauga, Ontario · www.paradigm.com
Intelliteach, Inc. 2019-02-01 - Recapitalization
Atlanta, Georgia · www.intelliteach.com
All Integrated Solutions (AIS) 2018-04-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Franksville, Wisconsin · www.allintegrated.com
World Wide Packaging, Inc. 2018-04-03 - Secondary Buyout
Florham Park, New York · www.wwpinc.com
Blast Deflectors, Inc. 2018-03-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Reno, Nevada · www.blastdeflectors.com
St. Croix Hospice LLC 2017-10-04 - Secondary Buyout
St. Paul, Minnesota · www.stcroixhospice.com
Premier Parking 2017-06-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nashville, Tennessee · www.premierparking.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Rollease Acmeda Holdings, Inc. 2013-08-08 Waypoint Distribution 2020-02-01 2
Stamford, Connecticut · www.rolleaseacmeda.com Torrensville, Australia · www.waypointdistribution.com.au
Advanced Material Processing 2019-09-04 Kason Corp. 2019-09-04 1
, United States Millburn, New Jersey · www.kason.com
Infinity Behavioral Health Services, Inc. 2015-01-26 Health Assets Management, Inc. 2017-12-12 1
Lauderdale Lakes, Florida · www.infinitybehavioral.com Kingston, New York · www.healthassets.com
Pyramid Healthcare, Inc. 2011-07-07 Tapestry Eating Disorder Treatment Centers of WNC 2017-07-10 8
Duncansville, Pennsylvania · www.pyramidhealthcarepa.com Brevard, North Carolina · www.tapestrync.com
Pyramid Healthcare, Inc. 2011-07-07 Quest Services, Inc. 2016-05-02 7
Duncansville, Pennsylvania · www.pyramidhealthcarepa.com , Pennsylvania
Pyramid Healthcare, Inc. 2011-07-07 Mazzitti & Sullivan Counseling Services, Inc. 2016-04-21 6
Duncansville, Pennsylvania · www.pyramidhealthcarepa.com Harrisburg, Pennsylvania · www.mazzittiandsullivan.com
Pyramid Healthcare, Inc. 2011-07-07 Real Recovery of Asheville, Inc. 2016-03-25 5
Duncansville, Pennsylvania · www.pyramidhealthcarepa.com Asheville, North Carolina · www.myrealrecovery.com
United Rotary Brush Corp. 2008-08-01 Three B Brush Corp - Road and Gutter Broom Assets 2015-09-04 3
Lenexa, Kansas · www.united-rotary.com , United States
Rollease Acmeda Holdings, Inc. 2013-08-08 Acmeda Pty. Ltd. 2014-12-01 1
Stamford, Connecticut · www.rolleaseacmeda.com Broadmeadows, Australia · www.acmeda.com
Pyramid Healthcare, Inc. 2011-07-07 TODAY, Inc. 2014-10-01 4
Duncansville, Pennsylvania · www.pyramidhealthcarepa.com Langhorne, Pennsylvania · www.todayinc.org

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 4 (12%) 235M (100%) 9 (12%) 235M (26%)
Business Services 4 (12%) - 6 (8%) -
Consumer Products 4 (12%) - 6 (8%) -
Distribution 3 (9%) - 6 (8%) -
Machinery 4 (12%) - 6 (8%) -
Healthcare Services 4 (12%) - 5 (7%) -
Automotive 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 3 (4%) -
Food 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Building Materials 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Electronics - - 2 (3%) -
Medical Products 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 2 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (1%) 665M (74%)
Aerospace 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Communications - - 1 (1%) -
Digital Media 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (1%) -
Furniture 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Life Science - - 1 (1%) -
Marine - - 1 (1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (1%) -
Packaging - - 1 (1%) -
Plastics - - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 33 $235M 73 $900M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 31 (94%) - 70 (96%) 665M (74%)
  Minnesota 1 (3%) - 7 (10%) 665M (74%)
  Illinois 1 (3%) - 7 (10%) -
  Wisconsin 2 (6%) - 5 (7%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (3%) - 5 (7%) -
  Tennessee 3 (9%) - 4 (5%) -
  Ohio 2 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
  New Jersey 2 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
  Indiana 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
  California - - 3 (4%) -
  Nevada 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
  Montana 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
  Texas 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  North Carolina 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  New York 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Missouri 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Michigan - - 2 (3%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (3%) -
  Arizona 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Virginia 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Nebraska 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Louisiana 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Florida 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (1%) -
  Washington - - 1 (1%) -
  Utah - - 1 (1%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Alberta 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (1%) -
Singapore 1 (3%) 235M (100%) 1 (1%) 235M (26%)
Domestic 31 (94%) - 70 (96%) 665M (74%)
Cross-border 2 (6%) 235M (100%) 3 (4%) 235M (26%)
Total 33 $235M 73 $900M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 13 (39%) - 31 (42%) 665M (74%)
Growth Capital 11 (33%) - 13 (18%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (9%) - 12 (16%) -
Recapitalization 3 (9%) - 11 (15%) -
Consolidation 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Divestiture 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Going Private 1 (3%) 235M (100%) 1 (1%) 235M (26%)
Stake Purchase - - 1 (1%) -
Total 33 $235M 73 $900M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 19 (40%) 5M (1%)
Trade Sale 10 (21%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (17%) 595M (99%)
Unknown 3 (6%) -
Merger 2 (4%) -
1 (2%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (2%) -
Divestiture 1 (2%) -
Recapitalization 1 (2%) -
Shut Down 1 (2%) -
Total 47 $600M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Allen & Gledhill LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $900M
TOTAL $900M
Largest Ovation Brands, Inc.
$665M (2000-06-06)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $418M
< $100M 3 $182M
TOTAL $600M
Largest Vectorply Corp.
$155M (2020-03-03)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
90%
19 90%
Strategic(s)
10%
2 10%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
63%
30 63%
Strategic(s)
38%
18 38%

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