Peninsula Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Peninsula Capital Partners has acquired 10 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Peninsula Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (16%) and business services (6%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (51%) and recapitalization (22%). In total, Peninsula Capital Partners has invested in 34 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 1998 when it acquired Brown Plastics Machinery for $62M.

In the last 3 years, Peninsula Capital Partners has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (44%). Peninsula Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2003 when it sold Century Foods International for $115M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity158
    • M&A Buy Activity119
    • M&A Sell Activity39
  • Total Sectors Invested 37
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 50

Peninsula Capital Partners LLC

500 Woodward Ave., Suite 2800,
Detroit, Michigan 48226
United States
(313) 237-5100
www.peninsulafunds.com

Peninsula Capital Partners is an investment group focused on providing a range of financing solutions to middle-market companies. The Firm is willing to be a minority or control investor and invests across the capital structure. This includes subordinated debt, preferred or common stock. For mezzanine commitments, Peninsula looks to invest $5 to $40 million. For equity transactions, Peninsula looks to invest $2 to $20 million. Peninsula is a generalist investor. Target sectors include manufacturing, industrial service, distribution, consumer products, professional services, retail, applied technology, transportation, food processing and packaging. Peninsula Capital Partners was formed in 1995 and is based in Detroit.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Food, Furniture, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Plastics, Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Restaurants, Retail, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Acquisition Financing, Secondary Buyout

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 2 -
Investment Size 2 40
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.6/yr) # 101 5 4 3 5 1 119
vol $121M $121M
Sell (1.8/yr) # 30 2 1 2 3 1 39
vol $146M $200M $5M $351M
  158

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Fire Equipment Company of Florida, Inc. 2020-08-11 - Growth Capital
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Ashland Industries, Inc. 2020-03-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Ashland, Wisconsin · www.ashlandind.com
PD Holdings LLC 2019-11-14 - Secondary Buyout
Saint Louis, Missouri · www.particledynamics.com
Aegis Fire and Integrated Services LLC 2019-10-30 - Growth Capital
Orange Park, Florida · www.aegisfis.com
PowerVac of Michigan, Inc. 2019-08-30 - Recapitalization
Novi, Michigan · www.yourworkorder.com
Cabinet Essentials Group LLC 2019-07-31 - Recapitalization
Atlanta, Georgia · www.www.shelfgenie.com
PLS Marketing Solutions, Inc. 2019-06-01 - Recapitalization
, United States
American Alloy 2019-02-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Spokane, Washington · www.american-alloy.com
Olson Brothers Pro-Vac LLC 2019-01-09 - Secondary Buyout
Puyallup, Washington · www.pro-vac.com
Lime Light CRM, Inc. 2019-01-01 - Secondary Buyout
San Francisco, California · www.limelightcrm.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
PowerVac of Michigan, Inc. 2019-08-30 Fire & Ice Mechanical, Inc. 2020-08-07 1
Novi, Michigan · www.yourworkorder.com Sterling Heights, Michigan · www.fireandicemechanical.com
Logo Brands 2012-10-01 Boelter Brands LLC 2020-08-06 1
Franklin, Tennessee · www.logobrands.com Franklin, Tennessee · www.boelterbrandsproducts.com
The LIT Group LLC 2012-06-01 Verbatim Reporting Services 2020-01-06 5
Las Vegas, Nevada · www.litigationservices.com Sault Ste Marie, Ontario · www.verbatimreportingservices.com
The LIT Group LLC 2012-06-01 Kim Thayer & Associates Certified Court Reporters 2019-06-03 4
Las Vegas, Nevada · www.litigationservices.com Fresno, California · www.thayerreporting.com
The LIT Group LLC 2012-06-01 Rene Stone & Associates 2019-05-01 3
Las Vegas, Nevada · www.litigationservices.com Redlands, California
The LIT Group LLC 2012-06-01 Ballerini Court Reporters and Video Conferencing 2019-02-11 2
Las Vegas, Nevada · www.litigationservices.com San Diego, California · www.deposet.com
The LIT Group LLC 2012-06-01 Cameo Kayser & Associates 2018-05-18 1
Las Vegas, Nevada · www.litigationservices.com Las Vegas, Nevada · www.cameoreporting.com
Whitewater Brands LLC 2012-08-31 American Industrial Direct LLC 2018-03-14 4
Boise, Idaho · www.whitewaterbrands.com Elgin, Illinois · www.autobodytoolmart.com
Impact XM, Inc. 2014-01-14 Endo Networks, Inc. 2018-01-23 3
Dayton, New Jersey · www.impact-xm.com Oakville, Ontario · www.endonetworks.com
Impact XM, Inc. 2014-01-14 Atlantic Exhibits 2017-07-21 2
Dayton, New Jersey · www.impact-xm.com Chantilly, Virginia · www.atlanticexhibits.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 5 (11%) - 18 (15%) -
Business Services 3 (7%) - 7 (6%) -
Distribution 4 (9%) - 7 (6%) -
Consumer Products 1 (2%) - 6 (5%) -
Marketing 4 (9%) - 6 (5%) -
Packaging 1 (2%) - 6 (5%) -
Transportation 2 (5%) - 6 (5%) -
Automotive 2 (5%) - 5 (4%) -
Food - - 4 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (2%) - 4 (3%) -
Safety/Security 3 (7%) - 4 (3%) -
Aerospace 2 (5%) - 3 (3%) -
Apparel/Textiles 3 (7%) - 3 (3%) -
Chemicals - - 3 (3%) -
Information Technology 1 (2%) - 3 (3%) -
Life Science 2 (5%) - 3 (3%) -
Metals/Mining 2 (5%) - 3 (3%) -
Machinery - - 2 (2%) 62M (51%)
Furniture 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) 36M (30%)
Electrical Equipment 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) 23M (19%)
Construction 2 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
Education - - 2 (2%) -
Engineering - - 2 (2%) -
Environmental 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Franchising 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Communications - - 1 (1%) -
Defense - - 1 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Marine - - 1 (1%) -
Medical Products 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Plastics - - 1 (1%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (1%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (1%) -
Retail - - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Total 44 - 119 $121M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 41 (93%) - 112 (94%) 98M (81%)
  Michigan 3 (7%) - 14 (12%) 62M (51%)
  New York 3 (7%) - 9 (8%) -
  Texas 2 (5%) - 9 (8%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (5%) - 7 (6%) -
  California 2 (5%) - 6 (5%) -
  Illinois - - 6 (5%) -
  New Jersey 3 (7%) - 5 (4%) -
  Georgia 3 (7%) - 3 (3%) -
  Florida 3 (7%) - 3 (3%) -
  Arizona 2 (5%) - 3 (3%) -
  Nevada 1 (2%) - 3 (3%) -
  Indiana 1 (2%) - 3 (3%) -
  Colorado 1 (2%) - 3 (3%) -
  Tennessee 1 (2%) - 3 (3%) -
  Wisconsin - - 3 (3%) -
  South Carolina - - 3 (3%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
  Washington 2 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
  Missouri 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
  Minnesota - - 2 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 2 (2%) -
  Alabama - - 2 (2%) -
  North Carolina 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Idaho 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Virginia 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Vermont 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Mississippi - - 1 (1%) 36M (30%)
  North Dakota - - 1 (1%) -
  New Mexico - - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (1%) -
  Rhode Island - - 1 (1%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (1%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 2 (5%) - 4 (3%) 23M (19%)
  Alberta 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) 23M (19%)
  Ontario 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
United Kingdom - - 2 (2%) -
  Alberta - - 1 (1%) -
Ghana 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 41 (93%) - 112 (94%) 98M (81%)
Cross-border 3 (7%) - 7 (6%) 23M (19%)
Total 44 - 119 $121M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 22 (50%) - 60 (50%) 121M (100%)
Recapitalization 10 (23%) - 25 (21%) -
Growth Capital 6 (14%) - 21 (18%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (5%) - 4 (3%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (2%) - 3 (3%) -
Divestiture - - 3 (3%) -
Consolidation 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
PIPE 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Venture 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 44 - 119 $121M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 15 (38%) 115M (33%)
Secondary Sale 11 (28%) 5M (1%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (21%) 231M (66%)
Bankruptcy 2 (5%) -
IPO 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) -
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 39 $351M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 3 $121M
TOTAL $121M
Largest Brown Plastics Machinery LLC
$62M (1998-12-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $220M
< $100M 3 $131M
TOTAL $351M
Largest Century Foods International
$115M (2003-07-31)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
6 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
3 33%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
49%
18 49%
Strategic(s)
51%
19 51%

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