Olympus Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Olympus Partners has acquired 9 companies.

Olympus Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (18%) and food (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (49%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (24%). 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 Bermuda for $1.0B.

In the last 3 years, Olympus Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (47%). 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 Activity86
    • M&A Buy Activity47
    • M&A Sell Activity39
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 41
  • 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 34 4 2 1 6 - 47
vol $2.2B $693M $2.8B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 34 - 3 - 1 1 39
vol $6.4B $675M $7.1B
  86

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Innovative XCessories & Services LLC 2020-02-04 - Secondary Buyout
Huntsville, Alabama · www.ixsllc.com
Heniff Transportation Systems LLC 2019-12-03 - Recapitalization
Oak Brook, Illinois · www.heniff.com
Soliant Health, Inc. 2019-11-05 - Divestiture
Atlanta, Georgia · www.soliant.com
Pregis LLC 2019-06-05 - Secondary Buyout
Deerfield, Illinois · www.pregis.com
3D Corporate Solutions LLC - Land Animal Protein Division 2019-06-01 - Divestiture
Monett, Missouri
3D Corporate Solutions LLC 2019-05-31 - Secondary Buyout
Monett, Missouri · www.3dsolutions.com
Tank Holdings Corp. 2019-03-26 - Secondary Buyout
Ballwin, Missouri · www.tankholding.com
DS Smith Plc - Plastics Division 2019-03-06 693M GBP Divestiture
London, United Kingdom
Rise Baking Co. 2018-08-09 - Secondary Buyout
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.risebakingcompany.com
Phoenix Services LLC 2017-12-15 - Secondary Buyout
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania · www.phxslag.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Doskocil Manufacturing Co., Inc. (dba Petmate) 2017-05-22 Pet Qwerks, Inc. 2020-08-19 3
Arlington, Texas · www.petmate.com Irvine, California · www.petqwerks.com
Tank Holdings Corp. 2019-03-26 Meese Inc. 2020-04-01 4
Ballwin, Missouri · www.tankholding.com Madison, Indiana · www.meese-inc.com
Liqui-Box Corp. 2015-10-02 Liqui-Box Corp. - Rapak Brand 2020-02-19 1
Richmond, Virginia · www.liquibox.com Richmond, Virginia
Heniff Transportation Systems LLC 2019-12-03 Superior Bulk Logistics, Inc. 2019-12-19 1
Oak Brook, Illinois · www.heniff.com Oak Brook, Illinois · www.superiorbulklogistics.com
Tank Holdings Corp. 2019-03-26 Chem-Tainer Industries 2019-11-18 3
Ballwin, Missouri · www.tankholding.com West Babylon, New York · www.chemtainer.com
Tank Holdings Corp. 2019-03-26 Poly-Mart 2019-06-20 2
Ballwin, Missouri · www.tankholding.com Austin, Texas · www.poly-mart.com
Tank Holdings Corp. 2019-03-26 Waste & Recycling Plastic Containers, Inc. (WRPC) 2019-06-20 1
Ballwin, Missouri · www.tankholding.com Austin, Texas · www.wrpcontainers.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
Vaco LLC 2017-11-12 Aventine Hill Partners, Inc. 2019-02-19 1
Brentwood, Tennessee · www.vaco.com San Antonio, Texas · www.aventinehillinc.com
Doskocil Manufacturing Co., Inc. (dba Petmate) 2017-05-22 Gen 7, Inc. 2018-11-16 2
Arlington, Texas · www.petmate.com Elverson, Pennsylvania · www.gen7pets.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 3 (17%) - 8 (17%) 551M (19%)
Food 3 (17%) - 4 (9%) -
Manufacturing 1 (6%) - 4 (9%) -
Packaging 2 (11%) 693M (100%) 3 (6%) 693M (24%)
Restaurants 1 (6%) - 3 (6%) 155M (5%)
Chemicals 1 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
Consumer Products 2 (11%) - 3 (6%) -
Staffing 2 (11%) - 3 (6%) -
Financial Services - - 2 (4%) -
Media - - 2 (4%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (4%) -
Transportation 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Insurance - - 1 (2%) 1.0B (36%)
Forest Products - - 1 (2%) 296M (10%)
Communications - - 1 (2%) 123M (4%)
Education - - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (2%) -
Infrastructure 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Retail 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Total 18 $693M 47 $2.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 17 (94%) - 44 (94%) 1.1B (39%)
  Illinois 1 (6%) - 5 (11%) -
  Missouri 4 (22%) - 4 (9%) -
  North Carolina 2 (11%) - 3 (6%) 155M (5%)
  Texas 2 (11%) - 3 (6%) -
  Ohio 2 (11%) - 3 (6%) -
  Minnesota 1 (6%) - 3 (6%) 296M (10%)
  Georgia 1 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
  Virginia 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Tennessee 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) 551M (19%)
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) 123M (4%)
  Washington - - 1 (2%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (2%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (2%) -
  New York - - 1 (2%) -
  Nebraska - - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (2%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (2%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (2%) -
  Florida - - 1 (2%) -
  California - - 1 (2%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom 1 (6%) 693M (100%) 2 (4%) 693M (24%)
Bermuda - - 1 (2%) 1.0B (36%)
Domestic 17 (94%) - 44 (94%) 1.1B (39%)
Cross-border 1 (6%) 693M (100%) 3 (6%) 1.7B (61%)
Total 18 $693M 47 $2.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 12 (67%) - 23 (49%) 847M (30%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (6%) - 11 (23%) 1.3B (46%)
Recapitalization 2 (11%) - 5 (11%) -
Divestiture 3 (17%) 693M (100%) 4 (9%) 693M (24%)
Stake Purchase - - 2 (4%) -
Venture - - 2 (4%) -
Total 18 $693M 47 $2.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 11 (28%) 3.4B (48%)
Secondary Sale 10 (26%) 1.1B (15%)
IPO 9 (23%) -
Trade Sale 8 (21%) 2.6B (37%)
Merger 1 (3%) -
Total 39 $7.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Harris Williams & Co.
1
Brookwood Associates
1
Navigant Capital Advisors LLC
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
12

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
$100M to $1B 5 $1.8B
TOTAL $2.8B
Largest Ariel Re Bermuda Ltd.
$1.0B (2005-12-18)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $3.5B
$100M to $1B 9 $3.5B
< $100M 1 $79M
TOTAL $7.1B
Largest FrontierVision Partners, L.P.
$2.1B (1999-02-23)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
85%
28 85%
Strategic(s)
15%
5 15%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
40%
12 40%
Strategic(s)
60%
18 60%

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