Ridgemont Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Ridgemont Equity Partners has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Ridgemont Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are healthcare services (10%) and insurance (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (42%) and secondary buyout (20%). In total, Ridgemont Equity Partners has invested in 30 US states and 9 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired HCA Healthcare for $33.0B.

In the last 3 years, Ridgemont Equity Partners has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (39%). Ridgemont Equity Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold Lightower Fiber Networks for $7.1B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity179
    • M&A Buy Activity102
    • M&A Sell Activity77
  • Total Sectors Invested 36
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 108
  • M&A Advisors 12

Ridgemont Equity Partners

101 S Tryon Street, Suite 3400,
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
United States
(704) 944-0914
www.ridgemontep.com

Ridgemont Equity Partners is an independent private equity firm specializing in middle market buy-outs, corporate divestitures, recapitalizations and growth capital investments. The Firm targets to invest in companies located in North America, preferably in US and Canada. REP looks to invests $25 - $100 million in companies with EBIDTA of $5 - $30 million. The Firm seeks to hold both majority and minority equity interest in portfolio companies. Specific areas of interest include basin industries and services, energy, healthcare, telecommunications, media and technology. Ridgemont Equity Partners is a spun-off of Banc of America Capital Investors (BACI). Ridgemont Equity Partners was formed in August 2010 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina and has additional offices in Dallas, Texas.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Business Services, Communications, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Products, Oil/Gas Exploration, Software, Technology Hardware

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 5 30
Investment Size 25 100
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 91 3 4 1 2 1 102
vol $80.5B $80.5B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 69 1 3 3 1 - 77
vol $21.5B $10.7B $32.2B
  179

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
American Safety Council, Inc. 2020-06-23 - Secondary Buyout
Orlando, Florida · www.americansafetycouncil.com
The Speech Pathology Group 2019-04-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Walnut Creek, California · www.speechpathologygroup.com
Munch's Supply Co., Inc. 2019-04-12 - Secondary Buyout
New Lenox, Illinois · www.munchsupply.com
WhiteWater Midstream LLC 2019-02-04 - Secondary Buyout
Austin, Texas · www.whitewatermidstream.com
Nolan Transportation Group 2018-12-18 - Secondary Buyout
Roswell, Georgia · www.ntgfreight.com
The Cook & Boardman Group LLC 2018-10-22 - Secondary Buyout
Winston-Salem, North Carolina · www.cookandboardman.com
Amerit Fleet Solutions, Inc. 2018-08-22 - Secondary Buyout
Walnut Creek, California · www.kelleyamerit.com
Simpleview, Inc. 2018-05-16 - Stake Purchase
Tucson, Arizona · www.simpleviewinc.com
Service Management Group 2017-10-24 - Growth Capital
Kansas City, Missouri · www.smg.com
EviCore Healthcare LLC 2017-10-10 3.6B USD Add-on Acquisition
Bluffton, South Carolina · www.evicore.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
The Speech Pathology Group 2019-04-18 Comprehensive Autism Center (CAC) 2019-12-20 1
Walnut Creek, California · www.speechpathologygroup.com Temecula, California · www.cac.co
Perimeter Healthcare 2016-09-15 Lake Pines Hospital 2019-03-01 3
Atlanta, Georgia Kenner, Louisiana · www.lakepineshospital.com
HemaSource, Inc. 2017-07-20 Source Products Ltd. 2018-09-19 1
West Jordan, Utah · www.hemasource.com Youngstown, Ohio · www.sourceproducts.com
Perimeter Healthcare 2016-09-15 Beacon Children’s Hospital 2017-06-08 2
Atlanta, Georgia Luverne, Alabama · www.beaconchildrenshospital.com
Worldwide Express Global Logistics 2017-01-17 Unishippers Global Logistics LLC 2017-01-17 1
Dallas, Texas · www.wwex.com Salt Lake City, Utah · www.unishippers.com
Perimeter Healthcare 2016-09-15 WoodRidge Behavioral Care 2016-09-15 1
Atlanta, Georgia Madison, Tennessee · www.woodridgecare.com
Allied 100 LLC 2014-12-03 Lifeguard Medical Solutions 2016-04-26 1
Woodruff, Wisconsin · www.allied100.com Nashville, Tennessee · www.lifeguardmed.com
Abrasive Products & Equipment LP 2014-09-08 Corrosion Specialties, Inc. 2016-03-29 1
Deer Park, Texas · www.apeblastandpaint.com Duluth, Georgia · www.corrosionspec.com
Euromedic International NV 2008-09-19 Euromedic Labs 2014-06-09 1
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.euromedic.com , Czech Republic

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 3 (14%) 79M (24%) 10 (10%) 34.3B (43%)
Distribution 5 (23%) - 9 (9%) 1.7B (2%)
Insurance - - 9 (9%) 1.6B (2%)
Communications 2 (9%) - 8 (8%) 2.0B (2%)
Oil/Gas Exploration 2 (9%) 250M (76%) 7 (7%) 250M (< 1%)
Consumer Services - - 4 (4%) 20.5B (25%)
Manufacturing - - 4 (4%) 296M (< 1%)
Media - - 4 (4%) 82M (< 1%)
Financial Services - - 3 (3%) 5.8B (7%)
Business Services 2 (9%) - 3 (3%) -
Information Technology 1 (5%) - 3 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (5%) - 3 (3%) -
Transportation 1 (5%) - 3 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 2 (2%) 6.5B (8%)
Chemicals - - 2 (2%) 4.1B (5%)
Marketing - - 2 (2%) 27M (< 1%)
Automotive - - 2 (2%) -
Building Materials - - 2 (2%) -
Education 1 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
Electronics 1 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
Medical Products 1 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
Software - - 2 (2%) -
Retail - - 1 (1%) 2.9B (4%)
Information Services - - 1 (1%) 659M (1%)
Aerospace - - 1 (1%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (1%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (1%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) -
Food - - 1 (1%) -
Leisure - - 1 (1%) -
Life Science - - 1 (1%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) -
Total 22 $329M 103 $80.6B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 21 (95%) 250M (76%) 90 (87%) 68.4B (85%)
  Texas 5 (23%) 100M (30%) 20 (19%) 4.2B (5%)
  California 2 (9%) - 8 (8%) 296M (< 1%)
  Tennessee 1 (5%) - 7 (7%) 39.1B (49%)
  Florida 1 (5%) - 7 (7%) 15.2B (19%)
  Illinois 1 (5%) - 4 (4%) 5.8B (7%)
  Georgia 1 (5%) - 4 (4%) 82M (< 1%)
  Utah 2 (9%) - 3 (3%) -
  Indiana 1 (5%) - 3 (3%) -
  Arizona 1 (5%) - 3 (3%) -
  South Carolina - - 3 (3%) -
  New York 1 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
  New Jersey 1 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
  Montana 1 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 2 (2%) 2.0B (2%)
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (2%) 1.7B (2%)
  Virginia - - 2 (2%) -
  South Dakota - - 2 (2%) -
  Ohio - - 2 (2%) -
  Colorado 1 (5%) 150M (46%) 1 (1%) 150M (< 1%)
  Wisconsin 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
  Missouri 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
  Rhode Island - - 1 (1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (1%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (1%) -
  Maine - - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (1%) -
  Iowa - - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (1%) -
United Kingdom - - 4 (4%) 9.9B (12%)
Bermuda - - 3 (3%) -
Netherlands 1 (5%) 79M (24%) 1 (1%) 79M (< 1%)
Switzerland - - 1 (1%) 1.6B (2%)
Australia - - 1 (1%) 659M (1%)
France - - 1 (1%) -
Italy - - 1 (1%) -
Finland - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 21 (95%) 250M (76%) 90 (87%) 68.4B (85%)
Cross-border 1 (5%) 79M (24%) 13 (13%) 12.2B (15%)
Total 22 $329M 103 $80.6B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (27%) 250M (76%) 43 (42%) 12.5B (15%)
Secondary Buyout 10 (45%) 79M (24%) 20 (19%) 541M (1%)
Growth Capital 4 (18%) - 10 (10%) -
Going Private - - 9 (9%) 48.9B (61%)
Stake Purchase 1 (5%) - 8 (8%) -
Divestiture - - 4 (4%) 16.7B (21%)
Venture - - 4 (4%) 27M (< 1%)
Recapitalization 1 (5%) - 3 (3%) 2.0B (2%)
Merger - - 1 (1%) -
PIPE - - 1 (1%) -
Total 22 $329M 103 $80.6B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 21 (27%) 1.7B (5%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 20 (26%) 17.5B (54%)
IPO 14 (18%) -
Trade Sale 12 (16%) 12.2B (38%)
Merger 3 (4%) 792M (2%)
Bankruptcy 3 (4%) -
Divestiture 1 (1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (1%) -
Stake Sale 1 (1%) -
Unknown 1 (1%) -
Total 77 $32.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
William Blair & Co. LLC
2
Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., LLC
1
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Alston & Bird LLP
7
K&L Gates LLP
5
Goodwin Procter LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 10 $78.0B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.4B
< $100M 4 $288M
TOTAL $80.6B
Largest HCA Healthcare, Inc.
$33.0B (2006-11-17)
sell # Total
> $1B 8 $26.9B
$100M to $1B 11 $5.2B
< $100M 2 $52M
TOTAL $32.2B
Largest Lightower Fiber Networks LLC
$7.1B (2017-07-18)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
88%
30 88%
Strategic(s)
12%
4 12%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
51%
33 51%
Strategic(s)
49%
32 49%

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