RLJ Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, RLJ Equity Partners has acquired 5 companies.

RLJ Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (18%) and environmental (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (53%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (18%). In total, RLJ Equity Partners has invested in 12 US states and 3 different countries.

In the last 3 years, RLJ Equity Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (43%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity24
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13

RLJ Equity Partners

7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 900 East,
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
United States
(240) 744-7856
www.rljequitypartners.com
epteam@rljequity.com

RLJ Equity Partners LLC is a private equity firm focused on long term investments in North American middle-market companies. The Firm looks to invest $15 to $40 million per transaction in companies valued between $50 and $250 million. RLJ targets companies operating in the fields of aerospace/defense, auto/transportation, business services, consumer retail, media, and telecom. Types of transactions include corporate divestitures, buyouts, recapitalizations, growth equity, and add-on acquisitions. RLJ Equity Partners LLC was formed in 2006 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Business Services, Communications, Defense, Environmental, Food, Information Technology, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Publishing, Retail, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 15 40
Enterprise Value 50 250
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 11 1 1 1 - 3 17
Sell (0.6/yr) # 4 2 - 1 - - 7
  24

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Ogle School Management 2021-09-20 - Secondary Buyout
Arlington, Texas · www.ogleschool.edu
Flow Service Partners 2021-06-30 - Consolidation
Franklin, Tennessee · www.flowservice.com
GrowersHouse Phoenix 2021-05-24 - Recapitalization
Phoenix, Arizona · www.growershouse.com
LAI International, Inc. 2019-05-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Westminster, Maryland · www.laico.com
Olson Brothers Pro-Vac LLC 2019-01-09 - Secondary Buyout
Puyallup, Washington · www.pro-vac.com
Crossfuze LLC 2018-10-08 - Divestiture
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.crossfuze.com
EnviroVac Holdings LLC 2017-07-10 - Secondary Buyout
Savannah, Georgia · www.envirovac.us
Phase One Consulting Group, Inc. 2017-06-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Alexandria, Virginia · www.phaseonecg.com
Native Maine Produce & Specialty Foods 2017-01-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Westbrook, Maine · www.nativeme.com
MarketCast, Inc. 2016-10-25 - Secondary Buyout
Los Angeles, California · www.mcast.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 3 (33%) - 3 (18%) -
Environmental 1 (11%) - 2 (12%) -
Information Technology 1 (11%) - 2 (12%) -
Transportation 1 (11%) - 2 (12%) -
Distribution 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Education 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Food - - 1 (6%) -
Information Services - - 1 (6%) -
Leisure - - 1 (6%) -
Machinery 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (6%) -
Publishing - - 1 (6%) -
Total 9 - 17 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (89%) - 15 (88%) -
  Virginia 1 (11%) - 3 (18%) -
  California - - 2 (12%) -
  Minnesota 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
  Maine 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
  Florida 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
  Arizona 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
  Washington 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
  Texas 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
  Tennessee 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (6%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (6%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (6%) -
Mozambique 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Brazil - - 1 (6%) -
Domestic 8 (89%) - 15 (88%) -
Cross-border 1 (11%) - 2 (12%) -
Total 9 - 17 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 3 (33%) - 9 (53%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (11%) - 3 (18%) -
Growth Capital 2 (22%) - 2 (12%) -
Consolidation 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Divestiture 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Recapitalization 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 9 - 17 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 3 (43%) -
Unknown 2 (29%) -
Trade Sale 1 (14%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (14%) -
Total 7 -

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
53%
9 (53%)
Strategic(s)
6%
1 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
29%
2 (29%)
Strategic(s)
43%
3 (43%)

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