Ridgemont Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Ridgemont Equity Partners has acquired 7 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Ridgemont Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are healthcare services (11%) and oil/gas exploration (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) and secondary buyout (19%). In total, Ridgemont Equity Partners has invested in 32 US states and 10 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 6 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 Activity192
    • M&A Buy Activity112
    • M&A Sell Activity80
  • Total Sectors Invested 37
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 109
  • M&A Advisors 17

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 98 5 2 3 2 2 112
vol $80.3B $80.3B
Sell (1.8/yr) # 71 3 3 1 1 1 80
vol $21.5B $10.7B $32.2B
  192

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Softdocs, Inc. 2021-01-21 - Growth Capital
Columbia, South Carolina · www.softdocs.com
SEKO Logistics 2021-01-07 - Recapitalization
Itasca, Illinois · www.sekologistics.com
Dickinson Fleet Services LLC 2021-01-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.dickinsonfleet.com
Amerit Fleet Solutions, Inc. 2020-12-28 - Secondary Buyout
Walnut Creek, California · www.ameritfleetsolutions.com
Anne Arundel Dermatology Management 2020-10-20 - Secondary Buyout
Annapolis, Maryland · www.aadermatology.com
American Safety Council, Inc. 2020-06-23 - Secondary Buyout
Orlando, Florida · www.americansafetycouncil.com
The Speech Pathology Group, Inc. 2019-04-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Walnut Creek, California · www.speechpathologygroup.com
Munch's Supply Co., Inc. 2019-04-12 - Secondary Buyout
Hillside, Illinois · www.munchsupply.com
WhiteWater Midstream LLC 2019-02-04 - Secondary Buyout
Austin, Texas · www.whitewatermidstream.com
Hatch Resources 2019-01-29 - Growth Capital
Austin, Texas · www.hatchres.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Munch's Supply Co., Inc. 2019-04-12 C&L Supply, Inc. - HVAC and Plumbing Business 2021-02-03 2
Hillside, Illinois · www.munchsupply.com Vinita, Oklahoma
Worldwide Express LLC 2017-01-17 Unishippers Global Logistics LLC 2017-01-17 1
Dallas, Texas · www.wwex.com Salt Lake City, Utah · www.unishippers.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 5 (19%) 79M (44%) 12 (11%) 34.3B (43%)
Oil/Gas Exploration 5 (19%) 100M (56%) 11 (10%) 100M (< 1%)
Distribution 5 (19%) - 9 (8%) 1.7B (2%)
Insurance - - 9 (8%) 1.6B (2%)
Communications 2 (7%) - 8 (7%) 2.0B (2%)
Consumer Services - - 4 (4%) 20.5B (25%)
Manufacturing - - 4 (4%) 296M (< 1%)
Media - - 4 (4%) 82M (< 1%)
Automotive - - 4 (4%) -
Transportation 2 (7%) - 4 (4%) -
Financial Services - - 3 (3%) 5.8B (7%)
Information Technology 1 (4%) - 3 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (4%) - 3 (3%) -
Software 1 (4%) - 3 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 2 (2%) 6.5B (8%)
Chemicals - - 2 (2%) 4.1B (5%)
Marketing - - 2 (2%) 27M (< 1%)
Building Materials - - 2 (2%) -
Education 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Electronics 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Medical Products 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Retail - - 1 (1%) 2.9B (4%)
Information Services - - 1 (1%) 659M (1%)
Aerospace - - 1 (1%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (1%) -
Business Services - - 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%) -
Plastics - - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) -
Total 27 $179M 113 $80.5B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 26 (96%) 100M (56%) 99 (88%) 68.3B (85%)
  Texas 7 (26%) 100M (56%) 22 (19%) 4.2B (5%)
  Tennessee 1 (4%) - 8 (7%) 39.1B (49%)
  California 1 (4%) - 8 (7%) 296M (< 1%)
  Florida 1 (4%) - 7 (6%) 15.2B (19%)
  Illinois 2 (7%) - 5 (4%) 5.8B (7%)
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 4 (4%) 82M (< 1%)
  South Carolina 1 (4%) - 4 (4%) -
  Utah 2 (7%) - 3 (3%) -
  New York 2 (7%) - 3 (3%) -
  Arizona 1 (4%) - 3 (3%) -
  Indiana - - 3 (3%) -
  Missouri 2 (7%) - 2 (2%) -
  Maryland 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
  Colorado 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 2 (2%) 2.0B (2%)
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (2%) 1.7B (2%)
  Virginia - - 2 (2%) -
  South Dakota - - 2 (2%) -
  Ohio - - 2 (2%) -
  Michigan 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (1%) -
  Maine - - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (1%) -
  Iowa - - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (1%) -
  Rhode Island - - 1 (1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (1%) -
  Montana - - 1 (1%) -
United Kingdom - - 4 (4%) 9.9B (12%)
Bermuda - - 3 (3%) -
Netherlands 1 (4%) 79M (44%) 1 (1%) 79M (< 1%)
Switzerland - - 1 (1%) 1.6B (2%)
Australia - - 1 (1%) 659M (1%)
France - - 1 (1%) -
Italy - - 1 (1%) -
Finland - - 1 (1%) -
Mexico - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 26 (96%) 100M (56%) 99 (88%) 68.3B (85%)
Cross-border 1 (4%) 79M (44%) 14 (12%) 12.2B (15%)
Total 27 $179M 113 $80.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (33%) 100M (56%) 48 (42%) 12.3B (15%)
Secondary Buyout 10 (37%) 79M (44%) 21 (19%) 541M (1%)
Growth Capital 5 (19%) - 12 (11%) -
Going Private - - 9 (8%) 48.9B (61%)
Stake Purchase 1 (4%) - 9 (8%) -
Divestiture - - 4 (4%) 16.7B (21%)
Recapitalization 2 (7%) - 4 (4%) 2.0B (2%)
Venture - - 4 (4%) 27M (< 1%)
Merger - - 1 (1%) -
PIPE - - 1 (1%) -
Total 27 $179M 113 $80.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 22 (28%) 1.7B (5%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 20 (25%) 17.5B (54%)
IPO 14 (18%) -
Trade Sale 13 (16%) 12.2B (38%)
Merger 3 (4%) 792M (2%)
Bankruptcy 3 (4%) -
Unknown 2 (3%) -
Divestiture 1 (1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (1%) -
Stake Sale 1 (1%) -
Total 80 $32.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
William Blair & Co. LLC
2
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
2
BMO Capital Markets
1
Legal Deals
Alston & Bird LLP
9
K&L Gates LLP
6
Goodwin Procter LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 10 $78.0B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.2B
< $100M 4 $288M
TOTAL $80.5B
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
Investor(s)
21%
24 (21%)
Strategic(s)
4%
4 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
29%
23 (29%)
Strategic(s)
41%
33 (41%)

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