Prospect Hill Growth Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Prospect Hill Growth Partners has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Prospect Hill Growth Partners’ most common sectors for investment are retail (18%) and consumer products (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (49%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (25%). In total, Prospect Hill Growth Partners has invested in 16 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2002 when it acquired Esselte for $550M.

In the last 3 years, Prospect Hill Growth Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%). Prospect Hill Growth Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Pinnacle Foods for $2.2B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity49
    • M&A Buy Activity29
    • M&A Sell Activity20
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 8

Prospect Hill Growth Partners

500 Totten Pond Road, 6th Floor,
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451
United States
(617) 753-1100
www.prospecthillgrowth.com
info@phpgrowth.com

Prospect Hill Growth Partners is a private equity firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations of middle-market growth companies across the US. Prospect Hill looks for profitable businesses ($5 to $25 million of EBITDA) with annual revenues from $50 to $300 million with strong brands and leading market positions. Target sectors include consumer products, healthcare, specialty retail, and asset management. Prospect Hill Growth Partners was formerly known as J.W. Childs and changed its name in 2019. The Firm was originally formed in 1995 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Education, Financial Services, Food, Franchising, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Packaging, Retail, Staffing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, PIPE, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 50 300
Target EBITDA 5 25
Investment Size 25 100
Enterprise Value 150 600
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 22 - 3 3 - 1 29
vol $1.3B $1.3B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 15 2 - 3 - - 20
vol $4.3B $333M $4.6B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Fitness Ventures LLC 2020-03-03 - Growth Capital
Orlando, Florida · www.fitnessventuresllc.com
Simcom Training Centers 2018-10-19 - Secondary Buyout
Orlando, Florida · www.simulator.com
Walker Edison Furniture Co. LLC 2018-09-27 - Secondary Buyout
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.walkeredison.com
Urology Management Associates 2018-09-04 - Consolidation
, New Jersey · www.njurology.com
KB Wines LLC 2018-07-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Sebastopol, California · www.kostabrowne.com
WS Packaging, Inc. 2018-02-05 - Secondary Buyout
Green Bay, Wisconsin · www.wspackaging.com
Honors Holdings LLC 2018-01-04 - Secondary Buyout
Atlanta, Georgia · www.honorsholdings.com
The Kyjen Co., LLC 2017-12-12 - Secondary Buyout
Centennial, Colorado · www.outwardhound.com
EBL, Inc. 2017-07-18 - Secondary Buyout
Torrington, Connecticut · www.eblens.com
Siromed Physician Services 2017-06-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
, United States · www.siromedhealth.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Comoto Holdings, Inc. 2015-01-08 Rever Moto, Inc. 2020-11-14 3
Benicia, California · www.cyclegear.com Eagle, Colorado · www.rever.co
Comoto Holdings, Inc. 2015-01-08 J&P Cycles LLC 2020-01-31 2
Benicia, California · www.cyclegear.com Anamosa, Iowa · www.jpcycles.com
The Kyjen Co., LLC 2017-12-12 Planet Venture, Inc. 2018-10-16 2
Centennial, Colorado · www.outwardhound.com Westbrook, Maine · www.planetdog.com
KeyImpact Sales & Systems, Inc. 2015-10-21 Creative Sales and Marketing Group, Inc. 2018-07-24 4
Salunga, Pennsylvania · www.kisales.com New York, New York
The Kyjen Co., LLC 2017-12-12 Wholesome Pride Pet Treats 2018-07-24 1
Centennial, Colorado · www.outwardhound.com Chesterfield, Missouri · www.wholesomepride.com
Siromed Physician Services 2017-06-12 Anesthesia Associates of Ann Arbor PLLC (A4) 2018-03-27 2
, United States · www.siromedhealth.com Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.a4anesthesia.com
KeyImpact Sales & Systems, Inc. 2015-10-21 Premium Packaging Group 2017-09-29 3
Salunga, Pennsylvania · www.kisales.com , United States
KeyImpact Sales & Systems, Inc. 2015-10-21 Nevada Food Brokerage, Inc. 2017-07-06 2
Salunga, Pennsylvania · www.kisales.com Las Vegas, Nevada
Siromed Physician Services 2017-06-12 Ascent Medical Group LLC 2017-06-12 1
, United States · www.siromedhealth.com Deerfield Beach, Florida · www.ascentmedicalgroup.com
KeyImpact Sales & Systems, Inc. 2015-10-21 Performance Marketing, Inc. 2017-01-10 1
Salunga, Pennsylvania · www.kisales.com , Mississippi

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 3 (30%) - 5 (17%) -
Consumer Products 1 (10%) - 4 (14%) 723M (56%)
Healthcare Services 2 (20%) - 4 (14%) 54M (4%)
Food 1 (10%) - 3 (10%) 440M (34%)
Beverages - - 2 (7%) -
Staffing - - 2 (7%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (3%) 73M (6%)
Aerospace - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Education - - 1 (3%) -
Franchising 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Furniture 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Marketing - - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (3%) -
Packaging - - 1 (3%) -
Total 10 - 29 $1.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (100%) - 29 (100%) 1.3B (100%)
  New Jersey 1 (10%) - 4 (14%) 173M (13%)
  California 1 (10%) - 4 (14%) 54M (4%)
  Georgia 1 (10%) - 3 (10%) 440M (34%)
  Florida 1 (10%) - 3 (10%) -
  Connecticut 1 (10%) - 2 (7%) 550M (43%)
  Utah 1 (10%) - 2 (7%) -
  Ohio - - 2 (7%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
  Indiana 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
  Colorado 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
  New York - - 1 (3%) 73M (6%)
  Wisconsin - - 1 (3%) -
  Texas - - 1 (3%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (3%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (3%) -
Total 10 - 29 $1.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 7 (70%) - 14 (48%) 227M (18%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (10%) - 7 (24%) 73M (6%)
Going Private - - 2 (7%) 550M (43%)
Divestiture - - 2 (7%) 440M (34%)
Growth Capital 1 (10%) - 2 (7%) -
Consolidation 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (3%) -
Total 10 - 29 $1.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 10 (50%) 3.7B (80%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (20%) 923M (20%)
Bankruptcy 2 (10%) -
IPO 2 (10%) -
Merger 1 (5%) -
Trade Sale 1 (5%) -
Total 20 $4.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Legal Deals
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
4
Latham & Watkins
2
Kaye Scholer LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.2B
< $100M 2 $127M
TOTAL $1.3B
Largest Esselte Corp.
$550M (2002-07-12)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.2B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.3B
< $100M 1 $98M
TOTAL $4.6B
Largest Pinnacle Foods, Inc.
$2.2B (2007-02-13)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
90%
19 90%
Strategic(s)
10%
2 10%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
75%
15 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
5 25%

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