Quad-C Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Quad-C Management has acquired 10 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

Quad-C Management’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (10%) and manufacturing (9%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (29%) and secondary buyout (25%). In total, Quad-C Management has invested in 20 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2010 when it acquired A. Stucki for $52M.

In the last 3 years, Quad-C Management has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (57%). Quad-C Management’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Compassion-First Pet Hospitals for $1.2B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity104
    • M&A Buy Activity60
    • M&A Sell Activity44
  • Total Sectors Invested 26
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 24
  • M&A Advisors 9

Quad-C Management

200 Garrett Street, Suite M,
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
United States
(434) 979-2070
www.quadcmanagement.com
info@qc-inc.com

Quad-C Management is a generalist private equity firm that makes control investments in middle-market companies operating in a wide range of industries. Target sector's include building products, business-to-business services, consumer products, distribution/logistics, equipment rental, financial services, healthcare, light manufacturing, packaging, restaurants, security, and specialty chemicals. Quad-C's target investment size is $50 to $150 million in businesses valued between $100 and $500 million and with EBITDA greater than $10 million. Prospective transaction types include recapitalizations/family successions, management buyouts, and industry consolidations. Quad-C Management was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Products, Packaging, Plastics, Real Estate, Restaurants, Safety/Security, Software, Staffing, Technology Hardware, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 10 -
Investment Size 50 150
Enterprise Value 100 500
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (3.0/yr) # 45 1 3 8 2 1 60
vol $52M $52M
Sell (2.0/yr) # 34 3 2 3 2 - 44
vol $1.5B $1.2B $1.2B $3.9B
  104

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
QED Technologies International, Inc. 2023-01-20 - Divestiture
Rochester, New York · www.qedmrf.com
S.i. Systems LLC 2022-11-02 - Secondary Buyout
Calgary, Alberta · www.sisystems.com
Synoptek, Inc. 2022-09-27 - Secondary Buyout
Irvine, California · www.synoptek.com
Catapult Print and Packaging LLC 2022-05-26 - Growth Capital
Orlando, Florida · www.catapultprint.com
Pharm-Olam International Ltd. 2022-01-05 - Merger
Bracknell, United Kingdom · www.pharm-olam.com
MNX Global Logistics Corp. 2021-12-13 - Recapitalization
Long Beach, California · www.mnx.com
U.S. Endodontics Partners 2021-11-09 - Stake Purchase
Irving, Texas · www.usendopartners.com
Engineered Fastener Co. 2021-11-03 - Secondary Buyout
St. Louis, Missouri · www.efc-intl.com
Stanton Carpet Corp. 2021-10-04 - Secondary Buyout
Syosset, New York · www.stantoncarpet.com
Titan Security Group 2021-09-09 - Growth Capital
Chicago, Illinois · www.titan-security.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Synoptek, Inc. 2022-09-27 Optistar Technology Consultants, Inc. 2022-12-06 1
Irvine, California · www.synoptek.com New York, New York · www.optistartech.com
@properties 2018-01-01 Christie’s International Real Estate, Inc. 2021-11-17 1
Chicago, Illinois · www.atproperties.com New York, New York · www.christiesrealestate.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 3 (16%) - 6 (10%) -
Manufacturing 1 (5%) - 5 (8%) 52M (100%)
Distribution 2 (11%) - 4 (7%) -
Transportation 1 (5%) - 4 (7%) -
Building Materials 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Chemicals 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Education 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Packaging 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Restaurants - - 3 (5%) -
Staffing - - 3 (5%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (3%) -
Food 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Information Technology 2 (11%) - 2 (3%) -
Safety/Security 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (3%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (2%) -
Information Services - - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (2%) -
Life Science - - 1 (2%) -
Media - - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (2%) -
Real Estate 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Software 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 19 - 60 $52M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 19 (100%) - 56 (93%) 52M (100%)
  California 3 (16%) - 8 (13%) -
  Illinois 2 (11%) - 6 (10%) -
  Colorado 2 (11%) - 5 (8%) -
  Georgia 1 (5%) - 5 (8%) -
  Texas 1 (5%) - 5 (8%) -
  North Carolina 1 (5%) - 4 (7%) -
  New York 2 (11%) - 3 (5%) -
  New Jersey 2 (11%) - 3 (5%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 3 (5%) 52M (100%)
  Florida 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
  Minnesota 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
  Virginia - - 2 (3%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  District of Columbia 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (2%) -
  Louisiana - - 1 (2%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (2%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (2%) -
Canada - - 2 (3%) -
  British Columbia - - 1 (2%) -
  Alberta - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (2%) -
Puerto Rico - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 19 (100%) - 56 (93%) 52M (100%)
Cross-border - - 4 (7%) -
Total 19 - 60 $52M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 6 (32%) - 17 (28%) -
Secondary Buyout 4 (21%) - 15 (25%) 52M (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (11%) - 14 (23%) -
Recapitalization 3 (16%) - 7 (12%) -
Divestiture 3 (16%) - 4 (7%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Total 19 - 60 $52M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 25 (57%) 2.0B (49%)
Trade Sale 7 (16%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (11%) 787M (20%)
Recapitalization 2 (5%) 1.2B (31%)
Bankruptcy 1 (2%) -
IPO 1 (2%) -
Merger 1 (2%) -
Sold to Management 1 (2%) -
Unknown 1 (2%) -
Total 44 $3.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Fidus Partners LLC
2
Kurt Salmon Capital Advisors, Inc.
1
William Blair & Co. LLC
1
Legal Deals
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
3
White & Case LLP
3
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $52M
TOTAL $52M
Largest A. Stucki Co.
$52M (2010-06-29)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $2.4B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.5B
TOTAL $3.9B
Largest Compassion-First Pet Hospitals
$1.2B (2019-02-25)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
37%
22 (37%)
Strategic(s)
5%
3 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
64%
28 (64%)
Strategic(s)
30%
13 (30%)

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