Propel Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Propel Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are consumer products (86%) and gaming (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) and consolidation (15%). In total, Propel Equity Partners has invested in 5 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Propel Equity Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is merger (60%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 3

Propel Equity Partners

10 Glenville Street, First Floor,
Greenwich, Connecticut 06831
United States
(203) 930-7711
www.propelequity.com
info@propelequity.com

Propel Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on branded consumer products companies headquartered in North America. Propel looks to partner with management and seeks to make control investments up to $50 million. Prospective transaction situations include buyouts, recapitalizations, and divestitures. Propel Equity was formed in 2012 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Consumer Products

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 250
Target EBITDA 2 25
Investment Size - 50
Enterprise Value - 100
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
Sell (0.2/yr) # 4 - - 1 - - 5
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Juratoys SAS 2018-07-25 - Secondary Buyout
Orgelet, France · www.janod.com
Juratoys SAS 2015-05-26 - Secondary Buyout
Orgelet, France · www.janod.com
ZOOB construction toy line/ Infinitoy, Inc. 2013-09-12 - Divestiture
, United States
Fundex Games Ltd. 2013-05-28 - Merger
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.fundexgames.com
POOF-Slinky, Inc. 2013-05-28 - Merger
Canton, Michigan · www.poof-slinky.com
The Alex Brands 2013-05-28 - Consolidation
Fairfield, New Jersey · www.alexbrands.com
Scientific Explorer, Inc. 2013-05-28 - Merger
Seattle, Washington · www.scientificexplorer.com
Fundex Games Ltd. 2012-12-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.fundexgames.com
POOF-Slinky, Inc. 2012-07-25 - Recapitalization
Canton, Michigan · www.poof-slinky.com
SOG Specialty Knives & Tools LLC 2011-08-11 - Secondary Buyout
Lynnwood, Washington · www.sogknives.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
The Alex Brands 2013-05-28 U.S. Foam Corp. 2019-10-01 10
Fairfield, New Jersey · www.alexbrands.com Denton, Texas · www.usfoamcorp.com
The Alex Brands 2013-05-28 Buzz Bee Toys, Inc. 2015-05-13 9
Fairfield, New Jersey · www.alexbrands.com Mt Laurel, New Jersey · www.buzzbeetoys.com
The Alex Brands 2013-05-28 Shrinky Dinks 2014-12-17 8
Fairfield, New Jersey · www.alexbrands.com North Lake, Wisconsin · www.shrinkydinks.com
The Alex Brands 2013-05-28 Backyard Safari 2014-05-19 7
Fairfield, New Jersey · www.alexbrands.com , United States · www.backyardsafari.com
The Alex Brands 2013-05-28 Zillionz 2014-05-19 6
Fairfield, New Jersey · www.alexbrands.com , United States
The Alex Brands 2013-05-28 Citiblocs LLC 2014-05-19 5
Fairfield, New Jersey · www.alexbrands.com Tampa, Florida · www.citiblocs.com
The Alex Brands 2013-05-28 Panline USA, Inc. (dba ALEX Toys) 2013-05-28 4
Fairfield, New Jersey · www.alexbrands.com Northvale, New Jersey · www.alextoys.com
The Alex Brands 2013-05-28 Fundex Games Ltd. 2013-05-28 3
Fairfield, New Jersey · www.alexbrands.com Indianapolis, Indiana · www.fundexgames.com
The Alex Brands 2013-05-28 POOF-Slinky, Inc. 2013-05-28 2
Fairfield, New Jersey · www.alexbrands.com Canton, Michigan · www.poof-slinky.com
The Alex Brands 2013-05-28 Scientific Explorer, Inc. 2013-05-28 1
Fairfield, New Jersey · www.alexbrands.com Seattle, Washington · www.scientificexplorer.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 1 (50%) - 6 (86%) -
Gaming 1 (50%) - 1 (14%) -
Total 2 - 7 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) - 6 (86%) -
  Washington - - 2 (29%) -
  New Jersey 1 (50%) - 1 (14%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (14%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (14%) -
France - - 1 (14%) -
Domestic 2 (100%) - 6 (86%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (14%) -
Total 2 - 7 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 3 (43%) -
Consolidation 1 (50%) - 1 (14%) -
Divestiture 1 (50%) - 1 (14%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (14%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (14%) -
Total 2 - 7 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Merger 3 (60%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (40%) -
Total 5 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Harris Williams & Co.
1
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
1

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
57%
4 57%
Strategic(s)
43%
3 43%

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