PWP Growth Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, PWP Growth Equity has invested in 5 companies.

PWP Growth Equity’s most common sectors for investment are e-commerce (18%) and restaurants (18%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (65%) and secondary buyout (18%). In total, PWP Growth Equity has invested in 7 US states.

In the last 3 years, PWP Growth Equity has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). PWP Growth Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold Western Window Systems for $360M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity20
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 2

PWP Growth Equity

767 Fifth Avenue, 10th Floor,
New York, New York 10153
United States
(212) 287-3341
www.pwpgrowthequity.com
pwpgef@pwpartners.com

PWP Growth Equity is a lower middle-market private equity investment group affiliated with asset management and advisory firm Perella Weinberg Partners. PWP primarily seeks opportunities throughout the US. Broad areas of interest include industrials, services, and consumer. The Firm looks to commit $25 to $100 million through a variety of transaction types, including buyouts, recapitalizations, divestitures, and growth capital financings. PWP Growth Equity was formed in 2012 and is headquartered in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Airlines, Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, E-Commerce, Information Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security

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

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

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 6 2 2 5 1 - 16
Sell (0.8/yr) # - 1 - 2 1 - 4
vol $640M $640M
  20

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Alloy Die Casting Co. 2019-08-26 - Secondary Buyout
Buena Park, California · www.alloydie.com
The RealReal, Inc. 2019-06-28 - PIPE
San Francisco, California · www.therealreal.com
Quick Med Claims LLC 2018-11-12 - Secondary Buyout
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.quickmedclaims.com
SkinSpirit Skincare Clinic and Spa 2018-10-11 - Growth Capital
Palo Alto, California · www.skinspirit.com
Build A Sign LLC 2018-09-25 280M USD Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.buildasign.com
Western Window Systems 2018-07-24 360M USD Add-on Acquisition
Phoenix, Arizona · www.westernwindowsystems.com
360training.com, Inc. 2018-02-20 - Growth Capital
Austin, Texas · www.360training.com
Build A Sign LLC 2018-02-10 - Growth Capital
Austin, Texas · www.buildasign.com
Delphon Industries LLC 2018-01-11 - Secondary Buyout
Hayward, California · www.delphon.com
Luna Grill 2017-09-18 - Growth Capital
San Diego, California · www.lunagrill.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
E-Commerce 2 (15%) - 3 (18%) -
Restaurants 3 (23%) - 3 (18%) -
Business Services 1 (8%) - 2 (12%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (6%) -
Consumer Services 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Packaging 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Retail - - 1 (6%) -
Safety/Security 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Software 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 13 - 17 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 13 (100%) - 17 (100%) -
  California 6 (46%) - 8 (47%) -
  Texas 2 (15%) - 3 (18%) -
  New York 2 (15%) - 2 (12%) -
  Washington 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
  Florida 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (6%) -
Total 13 - 17 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 9 (69%) - 11 (65%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (23%) - 3 (18%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (6%) -
PIPE 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (6%) -
Total 13 - 17 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (50%) 640M (100%)
IPO 1 (25%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (25%) -
Total 4 $640M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Financo LLC
1
Cascadia Capital LLC
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $640M
TOTAL $640M
Largest Western Window Systems
$360M (2018-07-24)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
9 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
60%
3 60%
Strategic(s)
40%
2 40%

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