Rock Gate Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Rock Gate Partners’ most common sectors for investment are automotive (34%) and business services (34%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%) and consolidation (34%). In total, Rock Gate Partners has invested in 3 US states.

In the last 3 years, Rock Gate Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity4
    • M&A Buy Activity3
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Rock Gate Partners

35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 3400,
Chicago, Illinois 60601
United States
(312) 283-0630
www.rockgatepartners.com
info@rockgatepartners.com

Rock Gate Partners LLC is a private equity firm that targets lower middle market companies located in US, Canada and Mexico. RGP focuses on acquiring companies that design, engineer, manufacturing/source, market and distribute products in a wide range of commercial, consumer, value-added distribution, energy, industrial, healthcare, medical and transportation sectors. The Firm seeks to partner with talented, entrepreneurial and highly passionate management teams. RGP typically invests between $3 - $25 million per transaction in companies with revenues between $10 - $125 million and enterprise value of $10 - $75 million. The firm seeks control position in its portfolio companies and also considers minority investments. Broad areas of interest include aerospace/defense, commercial and specialty vehicle, construction and Infrastructure material, consumer products and services, value-added distribution, electronic components, specialty natural, organic foods, specialty furniture, healthcare, health/fitness, hobby & craft, home improvement, general industrial, medical, laboratory and surgical devices, outsourcing services, renewable energy, safety and security, specialty packaging, recreation, athletic/leisure, and test and measurement. Prospective transaction types include leveraged buyouts, corporate divestitures, recapitalization, industry consolidation and later state growth capital financing. Rock Gate Partners LLC was formed in 2006 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Automotive, Beverages, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, E-Commerce, Engineering, Food, Manufacturing, Safety/Security

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 125
Target EBITDA 3 12
Investment Size 3 25
Enterprise Value 10 75
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - 1 - - 1
  4

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Walpar LLC 2018-08-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Birmingham, Alabama · www.walpar.com
Whitewater Brands LLC 2012-08-31 - Consolidation
Boise, Idaho · www.whitewaterbrands.com
Walpar LLC 2009-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Birmingham, Alabama · www.walpar.com
Novus Law LLC 2006-06-01 - Stake Purchase
Chicago, Illinois · www.novuslaw.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Whitewater Brands LLC 2012-08-31 American Industrial Direct LLC 2018-03-14 4
Boise, Idaho · www.whitewaterbrands.com Elgin, Illinois · www.autobodytoolmart.com
Whitewater Brands LLC 2012-08-31 Sid Savage Auto Dealer Supply 2015-06-10 3
Boise, Idaho · www.whitewaterbrands.com Taylor, Michigan · www.sidsavage.com
Whitewater Brands LLC 2012-08-31 Collision Services 2012-08-31 2
Boise, Idaho · www.whitewaterbrands.com Hudson, Iowa · www.collisionservices.com
Whitewater Brands LLC 2012-08-31 I/D/E/A, Inc. 2012-08-31 1
Boise, Idaho · www.whitewaterbrands.com Caldwell, Idaho · www.ideaautorepair.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Automotive 1 (50%) - 1 (33%) -
Business Services 1 (50%) - 1 (33%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (33%) -
Total 2 - 3 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) - 3 (100%) -
  Illinois 1 (50%) - 1 (33%) -
  Idaho 1 (50%) - 1 (33%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (33%) -
Total 2 - 3 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (33%) -
Consolidation 1 (50%) - 1 (33%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (50%) - 1 (33%) -
Total 2 - 3 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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