Olympus Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Olympus Partners has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Olympus Partners’ most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (17%) and food (8%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (55%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (20%). In total, Olympus Partners has invested in 27 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired Ariel Re for $1.0B.

In the last 3 years, Olympus Partners has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (48%). Olympus Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 1999 when it sold FrontierVision Partners for $2.1B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity101
    • M&A Buy Activity55
    • M&A Sell Activity46
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 43
  • M&A Advisors 4

Olympus Partners

Metro Center, One Station Place,
Stamford, Connecticut 06902
United States
(203) 353-5900
www.olympuspartners.com

Olympus Partners is a private equity group focused on investing in growth companies with strong management, and positions in their respective markets. The Firm will consider both venture capital and private equity investments and looks to commit $50 to $300 million per transaction. The Firm focuses its investment activities within the business services, healthcare, financial services, consumer, restaurant, software/IT services, and logistics/transportation industries. Olympus Partners was formed in 1988 and is based in Stamford Connecticut.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Leisure, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Products, Packaging, Restaurants, Retail, Software, Staffing, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 50 300
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 41 6 2 1 3 2 55
vol $2.2B $693M $2.8B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 38 1 2 2 1 2 46
vol $7.1B $1.2B $8.2B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
AmSpec LLC 2023-10-11 - Secondary Sale
Linden, New Jersey · www.amspecllc.com
The Foodware Group 2023-10-02 - Trade Sale
Lodi, New Jersey · www.thefoodwaregroup.com
MEI Rigging & Crating LLC 2023-07-06 - Secondary Buyout
Albany, Oregon · www.meiriggingcrating.com
International Wire Group, Inc. 2023-04-14 - Secondary Buyout
Camden, New York · www.internationalwiregroup.com
Liqui-Box Corp. 2022-11-01 1.2B USD Trade Sale
Richmond, Virginia · www.liquibox.com
EyeSouth Partners LLC 2022-09-30 - Secondary Buyout
Atlanta, Georgia · www.eyesouthpartners.com
Excel Fitness Holdings LLC 2022-04-29 - Secondary Buyout
Austin, Texas · www.planetfitness.com
Auto Air Export, Inc. 2022-03-31 - Secondary Buyout
Irving, Texas · www.omega-usa.com
Doskocil Manufacturing Co., Inc. 2021-09-15 - Secondary Sale
Arlington, Texas · www.petmate.com
NPC International, Inc. 2021-03-24 - Trade Sale
Overland Park, Kansas · www.npcinternational.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Heniff Transportation Systems LLC 2019-12-03 Coal City Cob Co, Inc. 2022-11-02 4
Oak Brook, Illinois · www.heniff.com Waxahachie, Illinois · www.cccob.com
Tank Holdings Corp. 2019-03-26 Dutchland Plastics LLC 2022-01-21 5
Ballwin, Missouri · www.tankholding.com Oostburg, Wisconsin · www.dutchland.com
3D Corporate Solutions LLC 2019-05-31 3D Corporate Solutions LLC - Land Animal Protein Division 2019-06-01 1
Monett, Missouri · www.3dsolutions.com Monett, Missouri
Rise Baking Co. 2018-08-09 The New French Bakery, Inc. 2018-08-09 2
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.risebakingcompany.com Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.newfrenchbakery.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (11%) - 9 (16%) 551M (19%)
Packaging 2 (11%) 693M (100%) 4 (7%) 693M (24%)
Consumer Products 1 (5%) - 4 (7%) -
Food 3 (16%) - 4 (7%) -
Manufacturing 2 (11%) - 4 (7%) -
Financial Services 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Staffing 2 (11%) - 3 (5%) -
Restaurants - - 2 (4%) 155M (5%)
Chemicals - - 2 (4%) -
Distribution 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (11%) - 2 (4%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (4%) -
Transportation 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Insurance - - 1 (2%) 1.0B (36%)
Forest Products - - 1 (2%) 296M (10%)
Communications - - 1 (2%) 123M (4%)
Automotive - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Education - - 1 (2%) -
Franchising - - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (2%) -
Infrastructure - - 1 (2%) -
Media - - 1 (2%) -
Retail 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Total 19 $693M 55 $2.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 17 (89%) - 52 (95%) 1.1B (39%)
  Texas 3 (16%) - 6 (11%) -
  Illinois 1 (5%) - 5 (9%) -
  Missouri 3 (16%) - 4 (7%) -
  Georgia 2 (11%) - 4 (7%) -
  Ohio 2 (11%) - 3 (5%) -
  Minnesota 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) 296M (10%)
  New York 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
  Oregon 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  North Carolina - - 2 (4%) 155M (5%)
  New Jersey - - 2 (4%) -
  Tennessee 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) 551M (19%)
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) 123M (4%)
  Washington - - 1 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (2%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (2%) -
  Nebraska - - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (2%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (2%) -
  Florida - - 1 (2%) -
  California - - 1 (2%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (2%) -
Bermuda 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) 1.0B (36%)
United Kingdom 1 (5%) 693M (100%) 1 (2%) 693M (24%)
Domestic 17 (89%) - 52 (95%) 1.1B (39%)
Cross-border 2 (11%) 693M (100%) 3 (5%) 1.7B (61%)
Total 19 $693M 55 $2.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 13 (68%) - 30 (55%) 847M (30%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 11 (20%) 1.3B (46%)
Divestiture 3 (16%) 693M (100%) 4 (7%) 693M (24%)
Recapitalization 1 (5%) - 4 (7%) -
Growth Capital 2 (11%) - 2 (4%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (4%) -
Venture - - 2 (4%) -
Total 19 $693M 55 $2.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 13 (28%) 1.1B (13%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 12 (26%) 4.6B (55%)
Trade Sale 11 (24%) 2.6B (31%)
IPO 9 (20%) -
Merger 1 (2%) -
Total 46 $8.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Harris Williams & Co.
2
Brookwood Associates
1
Navigant Capital Advisors LLC
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis
17

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
$100M to $1B 5 $1.8B
TOTAL $2.8B
Largest Ariel Re Ltd.
$1.0B (2005-12-18)
sell # Total
> $1B 3 $4.6B
$100M to $1B 9 $3.5B
< $100M 1 $79M
TOTAL $8.2B
Largest FrontierVision Partners, L.P.
$2.1B (1999-02-23)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
55%
30 (55%)
Strategic(s)
9%
5 (9%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
28%
13 (28%)
Strategic(s)
48%
22 (48%)

FAQ

When was Olympus Partners founded?

Olympus Partners was founded in 1988.

What type of investor is Olympus Partners?

Olympus Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is Olympus Partners headquartered?

Olympus Partners is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

How much capital does Olympus Partners have under management?

Olympus Partners has 8.4B USD under management.

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