Olympus Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Olympus Partners has acquired 8 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Olympus Partners’ most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (15%) and food (9%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (52%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (21%). In total, Olympus Partners has invested in 28 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 Activity92
    • M&A Buy Activity49
    • M&A Sell Activity43
  • Total Sectors Invested 23
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 42
  • 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 37 2 1 6 2 1 49
vol $2.2B $693M $2.8B
Sell (1.8/yr) # 34 4 - 1 2 2 43
vol $6.4B $675M $7.1B
  92

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Doskocil Manufacturing Co., Inc. 2021-09-15 - Secondary Buyout
Arlington, Texas · www.petmate.com
NPC International, Inc. 2021-03-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Overland Park, Kansas · www.npcinternational.com
Laplace-C 2021-01-20 - Growth Capital
, Bermuda
ONsite Mammography LLC 2020-12-28 - Secondary Buyout
Westfield, Massachusetts · www.onsitemammography.com
Ennis-Flint, Inc. 2020-11-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Greensboro, North Carolina · www.ennisflintamericas.com
Footprint International Holdco, Inc. 2020-11-02 - Growth Capital
Gilbert, Arizona · www.footprintus.com
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
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Liqui-Box Corp. 2015-10-02 Liqui-Box Corp. - Rapak Brand 2020-02-19 1
Richmond, Virginia · www.liquibox.com Richmond, Virginia
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
Liqui-Box Corp. 2015-10-02 Maverick Engineering SA - Engineering and Flexible Operations 2016-05-31 2
Richmond, Virginia · www.liquibox.com , South Korea

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (13%) - 7 (14%) 551M (19%)
Packaging 3 (19%) 693M (100%) 4 (8%) 693M (24%)
Food 3 (19%) - 4 (8%) -
Manufacturing 1 (6%) - 4 (8%) -
Consumer Products 1 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
Financial Services 1 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
Staffing 2 (13%) - 3 (6%) -
Restaurants - - 2 (4%) 155M (5%)
Chemicals - - 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%)
Distribution - - 1 (2%) -
Education - - 1 (2%) -
Franchising - - 1 (2%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (2%) -
Infrastructure - - 1 (2%) -
Retail 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Total 16 $693M 49 $2.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 14 (88%) - 46 (94%) 1.1B (39%)
  Illinois 1 (6%) - 5 (10%) -
  Missouri 3 (19%) - 4 (8%) -
  Ohio 2 (13%) - 3 (6%) -
  Minnesota 1 (6%) - 3 (6%) 296M (10%)
  Texas 1 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
  Georgia 1 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
  North Carolina - - 2 (4%) 155M (5%)
  New York - - 2 (4%) -
  Virginia 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Tennessee 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona 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%) -
  Nebraska - - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (2%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (2%) -
  Florida - - 1 (2%) -
  California - - 1 (2%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (2%) -
Bermuda 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) 1.0B (36%)
United Kingdom 1 (6%) 693M (100%) 1 (2%) 693M (24%)
Domestic 14 (88%) - 46 (94%) 1.1B (39%)
Cross-border 2 (13%) 693M (100%) 3 (6%) 1.7B (61%)
Total 16 $693M 49 $2.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 10 (63%) - 25 (51%) 847M (30%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 10 (20%) 1.3B (46%)
Divestiture 3 (19%) 693M (100%) 4 (8%) 693M (24%)
Recapitalization 1 (6%) - 4 (8%) -
Growth Capital 2 (13%) - 2 (4%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (4%) -
Venture - - 2 (4%) -
Total 16 $693M 49 $2.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 12 (28%) 1.1B (15%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 11 (26%) 3.4B (48%)
Trade Sale 10 (23%) 2.6B (37%)
IPO 9 (21%) -
Merger 1 (2%) -
Total 43 $7.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Harris Williams & Co.
2
Brookwood Associates
1
Navigant Capital Advisors LLC
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
15

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
Investor(s)
51%
25 (51%)
Strategic(s)
10%
5 (10%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
28%
12 (28%)
Strategic(s)
47%
20 (47%)

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