Northwood Ventures Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Northwood Ventures has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 1 other.

Northwood Ventures’ most common sectors for investment are communications (15%) and retail (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (42%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (27%). In total, Northwood Ventures has invested in 20 US states and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2001 when it acquired PRN for $35M.

In the last 3 years, Northwood Ventures has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (43%). Northwood Ventures’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold Daiya Foods for $308M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity101
    • M&A Buy Activity56
    • M&A Sell Activity45
  • Total Sectors Invested 22
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 47

Northwood Ventures LLC

485 Underhill Boulevard, Suite 205,
Syosset, New York 11791
United States
(516) 364-5544
www.northwoodventures.com
hwilson@northwoodventures.com

Northwood Ventures is a private investment firm that invests at all stages of company development, including venture, buyout, consolidation, growth, recapitalization, and turnaround situations. Northwood prefers opportunities located within the US and will consider both minority and control situations. Northwood's typical buyout investment ranges from $2 to $12 million in businesses valued up to $100 million. Target sectors include telecommunications, manufacturing, retailing/consumer, financial services, and service-oriented business industries. Northwood Ventures was formed in 1983 and is based in Syosset, New York.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Electronics, Financial Services, Food, Insurance, Life Science, Manufacturing, Media, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Plastics, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Stake Purchase, Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 2 12
Enterprise Value 15 100
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 54 - 1 1 - - 56
vol $35M $35M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 43 - 2 - - - 45
vol $974M $308M $1.3B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Danforth Advisors 2018-12-20 - Growth Capital
Waltham, Massachusetts · www.danforthadvisors.com
Centerline Communication LLC 2017-08-18 - Recapitalization
West Bridgewater, Massachusetts · www.centerlinecommunications.com
STRIX Group Plc 2017-08-08 - IPO
Ronaldsway, United Kingdom · www.strix.com
Daiya Foods, Inc. 2017-07-27 308M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Vancouver, British Columbia · www.us.daiyafoods.com
Interboro Insurance Co., Inc. 2015-09-30 57M USD Add-on Acquisition
Mineola, New York · www.interboroinsurance.com
Daiya Foods, Inc. 2015-06-01 - Growth Capital
Vancouver, British Columbia · www.us.daiyafoods.com
pdvWireless, Inc. 2015-02-02 - IPO
Woodland Park, New Jersey · www.pacificdatavision.com
Spectrum Five LLC 2014-01-01 - Growth Capital
Washington, District of Columbia
Rudy's Barbershop Holding LLC 2014-01-01 - Recapitalization
Seattle, Washington · www.rudysbarbershop.com
Gogo, Inc. 2013-06-20 - IPO
Chicago, Illinois · www.gogoair.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications 2 (14%) - 8 (14%) -
Media 3 (21%) - 6 (11%) 35M (100%)
Retail 1 (7%) - 6 (11%) -
Beverages 1 (7%) - 5 (9%) -
Restaurants 1 (7%) - 5 (9%) -
Financial Services - - 3 (5%) -
Food 1 (7%) - 3 (5%) -
Business Services 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Consumer Products 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Information Services 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Life Science - - 2 (4%) -
Metals/Mining - - 2 (4%) -
Building Materials 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Electronics - - 1 (2%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (2%) -
Insurance - - 1 (2%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (2%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (2%) -
Plastics - - 1 (2%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (2%) -
Software - - 1 (2%) -
Total 14 - 56 $35M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 13 (100%) - 51 (93%) 35M (100%)
  Pennsylvania - - 7 (13%) -
  California 2 (15%) - 6 (11%) 35M (100%)
  New York 2 (15%) - 6 (11%) -
  Florida 3 (23%) - 4 (7%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (15%) - 3 (5%) -
  Washington 1 (8%) - 3 (5%) -
  Virginia - - 3 (5%) -
  New Jersey - - 3 (5%) -
  Georgia - - 3 (5%) -
  Texas 1 (8%) - 2 (4%) -
  Ohio - - 2 (4%) -
  Idaho 1 (8%) - 1 (2%) -
  District of Columbia 1 (8%) - 1 (2%) -
  Vermont - - 1 (2%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (2%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (2%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (2%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (2%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (2%) -
Canada - - 1 (2%) -
  British Columbia - - 1 (2%) -
Argentina - - 1 (2%) -
Russia - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 13 (100%) - 51 (93%) 35M (100%)
Cross-border - - 4 (7%) -
Total 13 - 55 $35M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 3 (21%) - 23 (41%) 35M (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (21%) - 15 (27%) -
Growth Capital 3 (21%) - 7 (13%) -
Recapitalization 2 (14%) - 4 (7%) -
Divestiture 2 (14%) - 2 (4%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (4%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Going Private - - 1 (2%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (2%) -
Total 14 - 56 $35M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 14 (31%) 32M (2%)
Trade Sale 12 (27%) 300M (23%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (18%) 950M (74%)
Secondary Sale 5 (11%) -
Sold to Management 3 (7%) -
Unknown 2 (4%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (2%) -
Total 45 $1.3B

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $35M
TOTAL $35M
Largest PRN Corp.
$35M (2001-08-22)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.1B
< $100M 3 $189M
TOTAL $1.3B
Largest Daiya Foods, Inc.
$308M (2017-07-27)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
60%
3 60%
Strategic(s)
40%
2 40%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
14%
3 14%
Strategic(s)
86%
19 86%

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