Ridge Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Ridge Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are apparel/textiles (19%) and business services (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (64%) and recapitalization (19%). In total, Ridge Capital Partners has invested in 7 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 Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9

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 $20 and $75 million and EBITDA of $3 to $7 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 20 75
Target EBITDA 3 7
Investment Size 3 8
Enterprise Value 20 75
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 10 1 - - - - 11
Sell (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $42M $42M
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
GENTS, Inc. 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
LAT Sportswear Holdings LLC 2012-03-23 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Ball Ground, Georgia · www.latsportswear.com
Micro Power Electronics, Inc. 2011-12-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Beaverton, Oregon · www.micro-power.com
WeCare Operations Holdings LLC 2010-12-01 - Recapitalization
Jordan, New York · www.wecareorganics.com
Peerless Industrial Group, Inc. 2010-04-23 - Secondary Buyout
Winona, Minnesota · www.peerlesschain.com
Toter, Inc. 2007-04-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Statesville, North Carolina · www.toter.com
American Fire Protection Group, Inc. 2005-12-01 42M USD Secondary Buyout
Edina, Minnesota · www.afpgusa.com
SP Industries, Inc. 2005-04-05 - Secondary Buyout
Warminster, Pennsylvania · www.spindustries.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Apparel/Textiles 2 (50%) - 2 (18%) -
Business Services 1 (25%) - 1 (9%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (9%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (9%) -
Distribution 1 (25%) - 1 (9%) -
Environmental - - 1 (9%) -
Food - - 1 (9%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (9%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (9%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (9%) -
Total 4 - 11 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 4 (100%) - 10 (91%) -
  Texas 1 (25%) - 2 (18%) -
  New York 1 (25%) - 2 (18%) -
  Minnesota - - 2 (18%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (25%) - 1 (9%) -
  Georgia 1 (25%) - 1 (9%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (9%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (9%) -
Spain - - 1 (9%) -
Domestic 4 (100%) - 10 (91%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (9%) -
Total 4 - 11 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (50%) - 7 (64%) -
Recapitalization 1 (25%) - 2 (18%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (25%) - 2 (18%) -
Total 4 - 11 -

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
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
3 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
3 50%

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