RAF Industries Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, RAF Industries has acquired 1 company.

RAF Industries’ most common sectors for investment are building materials (27%) and construction (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (74%) and growth capital (20%). In total, RAF Industries has invested in 12 US states.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). RAF Industries’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold SmartWool for $82M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 2

RAF Industries

50 Monument Road, Suite 303,
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania 19004
United States
(215) 572-0738
www.rafind.com
acquisitions@rafind.com

RAF Industries is a private investment group focused on acquiring manufacturing and service-oriented companies that produce both industrial and consumer products in the US. The company has a preference for businesses with strong management wishing to partner with RAF post-acquisition. For platform acquisitions, RAF generally looks for businesses with at least $4 million in cash-flow. The Firm targets businesses valued from $15 to $150 million. RAF Industries is particularly interested in the areas of building and DIY products, products, and services geared towards enhancing the elderly population's lifestyle, as well as products or services provided to high-end consumers. RAF Industries was formed in 1979 and is based in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Building Materials, Construction, Consumer Products, Defense, Distribution, Electronics, Engineering, Environmental, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Metals/Mining

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 4 -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 15 150
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 14 - 1 - - - 15
Sell (0.0/yr) # 10 - - - - - 10
vol $82M $82M
  25

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Advanced Medical Pricing Solutions, Inc. (AMPS America) 2017-04-20 - Recapitalization
Peachtree Corners, Georgia · www.advancedpricing.com
Cool Gear International LLC 2015-01-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Plymouth, Massachusetts · www.coolgearinc.com
Disston Precision, Inc. 2013-12-01 - Trade Sale
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.disstonprecision.com
Thirstystone Resources, Inc. 2013-09-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Gainesville, Texas · www.thirstystone.com
Spellbinders Paper Art LLC 2013-05-06 - Growth Capital
Phoenix, Arizona · www.spellbinderspaperarts.com
Freedom Medical, Inc. 2012-10-22 - Growth Capital
Exton, Pennsylvania · www.freedommedical.com
Pine Environmental Services LLC 2012-08-23 - Secondary Buyout
Windsor, New Jersey · www.pine-environmental.com
Geo-Solutions, Inc. 2012-02-01 - Growth Capital
New Kensington, Pennsylvania · www.geo-solutions.com
Weldship Corp. 2011-10-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania · www.weldship.com
Cool Gear International LLC 2011-03-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Plymouth, Massachusetts · www.coolgearinc.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Materials Marketing Corp. 2000-11-16 Direct and Direct Source 2016-03-30 1
San Antonio, Texas · www.mstoneandtile.com Portland, Oregon · www.designanddirectsource.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Building Materials 3 (30%) - 4 (27%) -
Construction 2 (20%) - 2 (13%) -
Consumer Products 1 (10%) - 2 (13%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (13%) -
Medical Products 2 (20%) - 2 (13%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (7%) -
Defense 1 (10%) - 1 (7%) -
Information Technology 1 (10%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 10 - 15 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (100%) - 15 (100%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (20%) - 2 (13%) -
  New Jersey 2 (20%) - 2 (13%) -
  Ohio - - 2 (13%) -
  Texas 1 (10%) - 1 (7%) -
  Minnesota 1 (10%) - 1 (7%) -
  Georgia 1 (10%) - 1 (7%) -
  Florida 1 (10%) - 1 (7%) -
  Connecticut 1 (10%) - 1 (7%) -
  Arizona 1 (10%) - 1 (7%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (7%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (7%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (7%) -
Total 10 - 15 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (60%) - 11 (73%) -
Growth Capital 3 (30%) - 3 (20%) -
Recapitalization 1 (10%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 10 - 15 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 6 (60%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (20%) 82M (100%)
Secondary Sale 2 (20%) -
Total 10 $82M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Dechert LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $82M
TOTAL $82M
Largest SmartWool Corp.
$82M (2005-11-07)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
29%
2 29%
Strategic(s)
71%
5 71%

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