Rock Gate Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Rock Gate Partners has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 1 other.

Rock Gate Partners’ most common sectors for investment areapparel/textiles (20%) and automotive (20%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (40%) and consolidation (20%). In total, Rock Gate Partners has invested in 5 US states.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity6
    • M&A Buy Activity5
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

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 is a private equity firm that targets lower middle-market companies located throughout North America. 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. RGP typically invests between $3 and $50 million in companies with revenues of $10 to $125 million. The Firm prefers control positions but will consider select 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/measurement. Prospective transaction types include leveraged buyouts, corporate divestitures, recapitalizations, industry consolidations, and later stage growth capital financings. Rock Gate Partners 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 50
Enterprise Value 10 100
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 3 - - - 2 - 5
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
  6

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
OROS Apparel 2021-06-24 - Venture
Portland, Oregon · www.orosapparel.com
Permiter Security Partner 2021-06-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Brentwood, Tennessee · www.perimetersecuritypartners.com
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 >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Apparel/Textiles 1 (25%) - 1 (20%) -
Automotive 1 (25%) - 1 (20%) -
Business Services 1 (25%) - 1 (20%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (20%) -
Safety/Security 1 (25%) - 1 (20%) -
Total 4 - 5 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 4 (100%) - 5 (100%) -
  Tennessee 1 (25%) - 1 (20%) -
  Oregon 1 (25%) - 1 (20%) -
  Illinois 1 (25%) - 1 (20%) -
  Idaho 1 (25%) - 1 (20%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (20%) -
Total 4 - 5 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (25%) - 2 (40%) -
Consolidation 1 (25%) - 1 (20%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (25%) - 1 (20%) -
Venture 1 (25%) - 1 (20%) -
Total 4 - 5 -

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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