Norwest Mezzanine Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Mezzanine Finance Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Norwest Mezzanine Partners has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Norwest Mezzanine Partners’ most common sectors for investment areconsumer products (16%) and manufacturing (11%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (36%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (25%). In total, Norwest Mezzanine Partners has invested in 26 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Woodcraft Industries for $296M.

In the last 3 years, Norwest Mezzanine Partners has exited 9 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Norwest Mezzanine Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Liberty Dialysis for $1.7B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity141
    • M&A Buy Activity88
    • M&A Sell Activity53
  • Total Sectors Invested 30
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 61
  • M&A Advisors 1

Norwest Mezzanine Partners

80 South 8th Street, Suite 3600,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
United States
(612) 215-1600
www.nmp.com
info@nmp.com

Norwest Mezzanine Partners (NMP) is an independent investment firm focused on providing junior capital to support transactions initiated by private equity sponsors. NMP looks to commit up to $50 million per investment. Prospective transaction situations can include buyouts, acquisitions, leveraged buildups or consolidations, recapitalizations, and going privates. NMP will consider opportunities in a wide range of industries, including distribution, manufacturing, healthcare, and consumer products. Norwest Mezzanine Partners is affiliated with private equity firm Norwest Equity Partners. NMP was formed in 2000 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Packaging, Plastics, Restaurants, Software, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Going Private, Recapitalization, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 10 -
Investment Size 20 75
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 79 2 4 3 - - 88
vol $992M $992M
Sell (2.0/yr) # 43 1 5 2 2 - 53
vol $6.2B $700M $1.1B $8.0B
  141

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Bix Produce Co. 2023-06-26 - Trade Sale
Little Canada, Minnesota · www.bixproduce.com
ECM Industries LLC 2023-04-03 1.1B USD Trade Sale
New Berlin, Wisconsin · www.ecmindustries.com
L2 Brands, Inc. 2022-11-16 - Secondary Buyout
Hanover, Pennsylvania · www.league-legacy.com
Vehicle Management Solutions LLC 2022-07-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mokena, Illinois · www.vmsolutions.com
United Poly Systems LLC 2022-06-22 - Trade Sale
Springfield, Missouri · www.unitedpolysystems.com
McIntosh Group, Inc. 2022-06-15 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.mcintoshgroup.com
West Star Aviation LLC 2022-03-02 - Secondary Sale
East Alton, Illinois · www.weststaraviation.com
Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. 2021-11-17 - Trade Sale
Monroe, Wisconsin · www.monroetruck.com
Thibaut, Inc. 2021-11-10 - Secondary Buyout
Union, New Jersey · www.thibautdesign.com
Engineered Fastener Co. 2021-11-03 - Secondary Buyout
St. Louis, Missouri · www.efc-intl.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Newterra Ltd. 2020-11-02 Fluence - Aeromix Aeration & Mixing Portfolio 2024-02-05 3
Brockville, Ontario · www.newterra.com Minneapolis, Minnesota
Zavation Medical Products LLC 2021-07-07 Corelink LLC 2023-06-26 1
Flowood, Mississippi · www.zavation.com St. Louis, Missouri · www.corelinksurgical.com
L2 Brands, Inc. 2022-11-16 Ouray Sportswear LLC 2023-01-03 1
Hanover, Pennsylvania · www.league-legacy.com Englewood, Colorado · www.ouraysportswear.com
SFERRA Fine Linens LLC 2018-10-09 Brahms Mount 2022-03-30 1
Edison, New Jersey · www.sferra.com Freeport, Maine · www.brahmsmount.com
Benestar Brands 2019-08-05 4505 Meats, Inc. 2022-02-01 2
Chicago, Illinois · www.benestarbrands.com San Francisco, California · www.4505meats.com
Benestar Brands 2019-08-05 Evans Food Group Ltd. 2019-08-05 1
Chicago, Illinois · www.benestarbrands.com Chicago, Illinois · www.evansfood.com
Biamp Systems Corp. 2017-11-30 Cambridge Sound Management, Inc. 2018-12-20 4
Beaverton, Oregon · www.biamp.com Waltham, Massachusetts · www.cambridgesound.com
Encore Rehabilitation Services LLC 2015-01-22 Select Medical Holdings Corp - Contract Therapy Business 2016-03-31 2
Farmington Hills, Michigan · www.encorerehabilitation.net , United States

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 4 (15%) - 14 (16%) 93M (9%)
Manufacturing 4 (15%) - 9 (10%) -
Automotive 1 (4%) - 6 (7%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (4%) - 6 (7%) -
Business Services 1 (4%) - 5 (6%) -
Food 2 (8%) - 5 (6%) -
Medical Products 1 (4%) - 4 (5%) 145M (15%)
Apparel/Textiles 3 (12%) - 4 (5%) -
Distribution 1 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
Chemicals - - 3 (3%) 200M (20%)
Electronics 2 (8%) - 3 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (2%) 258M (26%)
Aerospace - - 2 (2%) -
Environmental 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Machinery - - 2 (2%) -
Plastics - - 2 (2%) -
Retail 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (1%) 296M (30%)
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Defense - - 1 (1%) -
Education 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (1%) -
Furniture 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Information Technology 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (1%) -
Packaging - - 1 (1%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (1%) -
Software 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Staffing - - 1 (1%) -
Total 26 - 88 $992M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 25 (96%) - 85 (97%) 899M (91%)
  California 2 (8%) - 8 (9%) -
  Minnesota 2 (8%) - 7 (8%) 296M (30%)
  Michigan 2 (8%) - 7 (8%) -
  Illinois 2 (8%) - 7 (8%) -
  New York 3 (12%) - 6 (7%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (8%) - 5 (6%) -
  New Jersey 2 (8%) - 4 (5%) -
  Georgia 2 (8%) - 4 (5%) -
  Texas 1 (4%) - 4 (5%) 145M (15%)
  Florida 1 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
  Wisconsin - - 4 (5%) 258M (26%)
  Missouri 2 (8%) - 3 (3%) -
  Ohio - - 3 (3%) -
  Oregon 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
  Iowa - - 2 (2%) 200M (20%)
  Washington - - 2 (2%) -
  Utah - - 2 (2%) -
  Kansas - - 2 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 2 (2%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Mississippi 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Indiana 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (1%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 1 (4%) - 3 (3%) 93M (9%)
  Ontario 1 (4%) - 3 (3%) 93M (9%)
Domestic 25 (96%) - 85 (97%) 899M (91%)
Cross-border 1 (4%) - 3 (3%) 93M (9%)
Total 26 - 88 $992M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 14 (54%) - 31 (35%) 496M (50%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (19%) - 22 (25%) -
Recapitalization 1 (4%) - 12 (14%) 145M (15%)
Growth Capital 4 (15%) - 11 (13%) -
Divestiture 1 (4%) - 6 (7%) 258M (26%)
Stake Purchase - - 4 (5%) -
Going Private - - 1 (1%) 93M (9%)
Consolidation 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 26 - 88 $992M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 22 (42%) 1.0B (13%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 16 (30%) 7.0B (87%)
Trade Sale 10 (19%) 24M (< 1%)
Merger 2 (4%) -
IPO 1 (2%) -
Recapitalization 1 (2%) -
Shut Down 1 (2%) -
Total 53 $8.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Ropes & Gray
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $899M
< $100M 1 $93M
TOTAL $992M
Largest Woodcraft Industries, Inc.
$296M (2007-01-10)
sell # Total
> $1B 3 $4.0B
$100M to $1B 11 $4.0B
< $100M 1 $24M
TOTAL $8.0B
Largest Liberty Dialysis LLC
$1.7B (2012-02-28)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
39%
34 (39%)
Strategic(s)
6%
5 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
43%
23 (43%)
Strategic(s)
53%
28 (53%)

FAQ

When was Norwest Mezzanine Partners founded?

Norwest Mezzanine Partners was founded in 2000.

What type of investor is Norwest Mezzanine Partners?

Norwest Mezzanine Partners is a mezzanine finance firm.

Where is Norwest Mezzanine Partners headquartered?

Norwest Mezzanine Partners is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

How much capital does Norwest Mezzanine Partners have under management?

Norwest Mezzanine Partners has 2.6B USD under management.

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