Quad-C Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Quad-C Management has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 6 others.

Quad-C Management’s most common sectors for investment are distribution (11%) and restaurants (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (28%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (25%). In total, Quad-C Management has invested in 18 US states and 3 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 (53%). 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 Activity84
    • M&A Buy Activity48
    • M&A Sell Activity36
  • Total Sectors Invested 24
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20
  • M&A Advisors 8

Quad-C Management, Inc.

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

Quad-C Management, Inc. 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 $125 million in businesses valued between $75 and $400 million and with EBITDA greater than $10 million. Prospective transaction types include recapitalizations/family successions, management buyouts, and industry consolidations. Quad-C was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia with an additional office located in New York City.


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, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Products, Packaging, Plastics, Restaurants, Safety/Security, 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 35 125
Enterprise Value 75 400
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 38 2 3 2 1 2 48
vol $52M $52M
Sell (1.6/yr) # 28 1 3 1 2 1 36
vol $1.1B $450M $1.2B $2.7B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
VMG Health 2020-03-25 - Secondary Buyout
Dallas, Texas · www.vmghealth.com
Textum, Inc. 2020-03-23 - Growth Capital
Belmont, North Carolina · www.textum.com
HaystackID LLC 2020-02-03 - Recapitalization
Washington, District of Columbia · www.haystackid.com
Boulder Scientific Co. 2019-07-23 - Growth Capital
Longmont, Colorado · www.bouldersci.com
American School of Real Estate Express LLC 2019-05-02 - Secondary Buyout
St. Louis, Missouri · www.colibrigroup.com
Compassion-First Pet Hospitals 2019-02-25 1.2B USD Secondary Buyout
Tinton Falls, New Jersey · www.compassionfirstpets.com
S.i. Systems LLC 2018-12-20 - Growth Capital
Calgary, Alberta · www.sisystems.com
NJRetina 2018-09-18 - Growth Capital
Union City, New Jersey · www.njretina.com
Rainbow Child Care Center 2018-08-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Troy, Michigan · www.rainbowccc.com
Vaco LLC 2017-11-12 - Secondary Buyout
Brentwood, Tennessee · www.vaco.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
HaystackID LLC 2020-02-03 NightOwl Global 2020-08-04 1
Washington, District of Columbia · www.haystackid.com Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.nightowlglobal.com
Network Global Logistics LLC 2012-07-30 Network Global Logistics LLC - Express Division 2018-12-06 1
Broomfield, Colorado · www.nglog.com Broomfield, Colorado
Inmark, Inc. 2010-10-01 Container Resources, Inc. 2016-08-30 2
Austell, Georgia · www.inmarkpackaging.com Greenville, South Carolina · www.containerresources.com
Inmark, Inc. 2010-10-01 Saf-T-Pak, Inc. 2015-04-07 1
Austell, Georgia · www.inmarkpackaging.com Edmonton, Alberta · www.saftpak.com
Network Global Logistics LLC 2012-07-30 Medical Logistic Solutions, Inc. 2014-08-11 1
Broomfield, Colorado · www.nglog.com Centennial, Colorado · www.medicallogisticsolutions.com
Joerns Healthcare, Inc. 2010-08-09 RecoverCare, LLC 2014-05-09 1
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.joerns.com Louisville, Kentucky · www.recovercare.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Distribution 4 (22%) - 5 (10%) -
Manufacturing - - 3 (6%) 52M (100%)
Chemicals 1 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
Restaurants - - 3 (6%) -
Staffing 1 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
Transportation 2 (11%) - 3 (6%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Business Services - - 2 (4%) -
Consumer Products 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Consumer Services 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Education - - 2 (4%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Packaging 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (4%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (2%) -
Food - - 1 (2%) -
Information Services - - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Life Science 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Media - - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (2%) -
Software 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 18 - 48 $52M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 17 (94%) - 45 (94%) 52M (100%)
  California 1 (6%) - 7 (15%) -
  North Carolina 3 (17%) - 5 (10%) -
  Pennsylvania 3 (17%) - 4 (8%) 52M (100%)
  Colorado 2 (11%) - 4 (8%) -
  Texas 1 (6%) - 4 (8%) -
  Illinois 1 (6%) - 4 (8%) -
  Georgia 1 (6%) - 4 (8%) -
  New Jersey 2 (11%) - 2 (4%) -
  Virginia - - 2 (4%) -
  New York 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  District of Columbia 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (2%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (2%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (2%) -
  Louisiana - - 1 (2%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (2%) -
  Florida - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
  Alberta 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  British Columbia - - 1 (2%) -
Puerto Rico - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 17 (94%) - 45 (94%) 52M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
Total 18 - 48 $52M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 9 (50%) - 13 (27%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (6%) - 12 (25%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (11%) - 11 (23%) 52M (100%)
Recapitalization 3 (17%) - 6 (13%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
Divestiture 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 18 - 48 $52M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 19 (53%) 2.0B (71%)
Trade Sale 6 (17%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (14%) 787M (29%)
Bankruptcy 2 (6%) -
IPO 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) -
Sold to Management 1 (3%) -
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 36 $2.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Fidus Partners LLC
2
Bowstring Advisors
1
VRA Partners LLC
1
Legal Deals
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 1 $1.2B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.5B
TOTAL $2.7B
Largest Compassion-First Pet Hospitals
$1.2B (2019-02-25)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
90%
19 90%
Strategic(s)
10%
2 10%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
76%
35 76%
Strategic(s)
24%
11 24%

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