RLJ Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

RLJ Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (14%) and environmental (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (54%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (27%). In total, RLJ Equity Partners has invested in 9 US states and 3 different countries.

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

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 12 - 1 1 1 - 15
Sell (1.0/yr) # 2 2 2 - 1 - 7
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
CVC Corp. (CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A.) 2016-08-11 - Unknown
Santos, Brazil · www.cvc.com.br
Phase One Consulting Group, Inc. 2015-01-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Alexandria, Virginia · www.phaseonecg.com
Fleischmann's Vinegar Co. Inc. 2015-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Cerritos, California · www.fleischmannsvinegar.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Naylor LLC 2013-12-18 Digital Summit Series 2019-05-16 4
McLean, Virginia · www.naylor.com , United States · www.digitalsummit.com
Crossfuze LLC 2018-10-08 Virteva LLC 2019-04-10 1
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.crossfuze.com Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.virteva.com
Naylor LLC 2013-12-18 WJ Weiser & Associates, Inc. 2015-08-30 3
McLean, Virginia · www.naylor.com Schaumburg, Illinois · www.wjweiser.com
Naylor LLC 2013-12-18 Timberlake Membership Software 2015-01-07 2
McLean, Virginia · www.naylor.com Fairfax, Virginia · www.timberlakepublishing.com
Naylor LLC 2013-12-18 Boxwood Technology, Inc. 2014-04-28 1
McLean, Virginia · www.naylor.com Hunt Valley, Maryland · www.boxwoodtech.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (29%) - 2 (13%) -
Environmental 1 (14%) - 2 (13%) -
Information Technology 1 (14%) - 2 (13%) -
Transportation 1 (14%) - 2 (13%) -
Distribution 1 (14%) - 1 (7%) -
Food - - 1 (7%) -
Information Services - - 1 (7%) -
Leisure - - 1 (7%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (7%) -
Publishing - - 1 (7%) -
Retail 1 (14%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 7 - 15 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 5 (71%) - 12 (80%) -
  Virginia 1 (14%) - 3 (20%) -
  California - - 2 (13%) -
  Washington 1 (14%) - 1 (7%) -
  Minnesota 1 (14%) - 1 (7%) -
  Maine 1 (14%) - 1 (7%) -
  Florida 1 (14%) - 1 (7%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (7%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (7%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (7%) -
Brazil 1 (14%) - 2 (13%) -
Mozambique 1 (14%) - 1 (7%) -
Domestic 5 (71%) - 12 (80%) -
Cross-border 2 (29%) - 3 (20%) -
Total 7 - 15 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 2 (29%) - 8 (53%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (29%) - 4 (27%) -
Growth Capital 2 (29%) - 2 (13%) -
Divestiture 1 (14%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 7 - 15 -

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
PE Firm(s)
91%
10 91%
Strategic(s)
9%
1 9%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
40%
2 40%
Strategic(s)
60%
3 60%

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