Ridge Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

Ridge Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment aresafety/security (16%) and apparel/textiles (16%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (70%) and recapitalization (16%). In total, Ridge Capital Partners has invested in 8 US states and 2 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Ridge Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold American Fire Protection Group for $42M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity19
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9

Ridge Capital Partners

Ridge Capital Partners LLC

9 North Liberty Street, PO Box 2056,
Middleburg, Virginia 20118
United States
(540) 687-8161
www.ridgecapital.com
bdavis@ridgecapital.com

Ridge Capital Partners is a private equity firm that invests in smaller middle-market companies. Ridge seeks to invest $3 to $8 million in businesses with revenues of $15 and $100 million and EBITDA of $2 to $20 million. Ridge primarily looks for opportunities in basic industries. Sectors of interest include business services, chemicals, communications, manufacturing, education, machinery, and healthcare. Prospective transaction situations include recapitalizations, consolidations, buyouts, take-privates, and growth capital financings. Ridge Capital was formed in 1992 and is based outside of Washington, DC.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Environmental, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Plastics, Safety/Security, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 15 100
Target EBITDA 2 20
Investment Size 3 8
Enterprise Value 20 75
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 13 - - - - - 13
Sell (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $42M $42M
  19

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Cavalier Fire Protection LLC 2017-11-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Dumfries, Virginia · www.cavalierfire.com
Zamma Corp. 2017-11-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Orange, Virginia · www.zamma.com
Gent Supply Co. 2016-11-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New York, New York · www.gentsco.com
Whites Energy Services 2015-01-13 - Recapitalization
Woodward, Oklahoma · www.whitesenergy.com
PCI Partners LLC 2013-11-01 - Secondary Buyout
Arlington, Texas · www.pumptx.com
Micro Power Electronics, Inc. 2011-12-15 - Trade Sale
Beaverton, Oregon · www.micro-power.com
LAT Apparel 2011-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Ball Ground, Georgia · www.latapparel.com
WeCare Operations Holdings LLC 2010-12-01 - Recapitalization
Jordan, New York · www.wecareorganics.com
Peerless Industrial Group, Inc. 2010-04-23 - Secondary Sale
Winona, Minnesota · www.peerlesschain.com
Toter, Inc. 2007-04-13 - Trade Sale
Statesville, North Carolina · www.toter.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Apparel/Textiles 1 (20%) - 2 (15%) -
Safety/Security 1 (20%) - 2 (15%) -
Building Materials 1 (20%) - 1 (8%) -
Business Services 1 (20%) - 1 (8%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (8%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (8%) -
Distribution 1 (20%) - 1 (8%) -
Environmental - - 1 (8%) -
Food - - 1 (8%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (8%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (8%) -
Total 5 - 13 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 5 (100%) - 12 (92%) -
  Virginia 2 (40%) - 2 (15%) -
  Texas 1 (20%) - 2 (15%) -
  New York - - 2 (15%) -
  Minnesota - - 2 (15%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (20%) - 1 (8%) -
  Georgia 1 (20%) - 1 (8%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (8%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (8%) -
Spain - - 1 (8%) -
Domestic 5 (100%) - 12 (92%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (8%) -
Total 5 - 13 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (60%) - 9 (69%) -
Recapitalization 1 (20%) - 2 (15%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (20%) - 2 (15%) -
Total 5 - 13 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 3 (50%) 42M (100%)
Trade Sale 3 (50%) -
Total 6 $42M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $42M
TOTAL $42M
Largest American Fire Protection Group, Inc.
$42M (2005-12-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
15%
2 (15%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
50%
3 (50%)
Strategic(s)
50%
3 (50%)

FAQ

When was Ridge Capital Partners founded?

Ridge Capital Partners was founded in 1992.

What type of investor is Ridge Capital Partners?

Ridge Capital Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is Ridge Capital Partners headquartered?

Ridge Capital Partners is headquartered in Middleburg, Virginia.

How much capital does Ridge Capital Partners have under management?

Ridge Capital Partners has 50M USD under management.

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