RockWood Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

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

RockWood Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment aremanufacturing (17%) and medical products (13%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and recapitalization (25%). In total, RockWood Equity Partners has invested in 13 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired Dezurik for $30M.

In the last 3 years, RockWood Equity Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (43%). RockWood Equity Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold Workforce Logiq for $200M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity43
    • M&A Buy Activity24
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21
  • M&A Advisors 1

RockWood Equity Partners

3201 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 370,
Beechwood, Ohio 44122
United States
(216) 378-1790
www.rockwoodequity.com

RockWood Equity Partners is a private equity firm looking to acquire profitable lower-middle market North American companies generating sales of $10 to $75 million and EBITDA of $2 to $7 million. Target transaction types include management buyouts, recapitalizations, growth equity financings, and divestitures. Sectors of interest include aerospace, defense, healthcare, industrials/industrial technology, and business services. RockWood Equity Partners was formed in 1999 and is based in Cleveland, Ohio.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Defense, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Environmental, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Internet Software and Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Semiconductors, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 75
Target EBITDA 2 7
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 19 2 2 - 1 - 24
vol $76M $76M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 14 - 1 2 1 1 19
vol $200M $200M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
XPER, Inc. 2022-02-04 - Shut Down
Saxonburg, Pennsylvania · www.xperusa.com
Pase Contracting, Inc. 2021-12-14 - Recapitalization
Parker, Colorado · www.pasecontracting.com
Lifeway Mobility LLC 2021-06-23 - Recapitalization
Hartford, Connecticut · www.lifewaymobility.com
Syneo LLC 2020-10-28 - Secondary Buyout
West Palm Beach, Florida · www.syneoco.com
Flame Control Coatings LLC 2020-01-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Niagara Falls, New York · www.flamecontrol.com
Superior Office Systems 2019-10-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New York, New York · www.sosny.com
Space Electronics LLC 2019-09-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Berlin, Connecticut · www.space-electronics.com
Syneo LLC 2019-02-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
West Palm Beach, Florida · www.syneoco.com
Lifeway Mobility LLC 2018-08-28 - Growth Capital
Hartford, Connecticut · www.lifewaymobility.com
Impact Plastics 2018-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Elgin, Illinois · www.impactinnovates.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Dezurik, Inc. 2004-12-31 Red Valve Co., Inc. 2021-01-01 2
Sartell, Minnesota · www.dezurik.com Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.redvalve.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 3 (50%) 30M (100%) 4 (17%) 30M (39%)
Medical Products - - 3 (13%) 23M (30%)
Defense - - 2 (8%) -
Distribution - - 2 (8%) -
Electronics 1 (17%) - 2 (8%) -
Environmental 1 (17%) - 2 (8%) -
Machinery - - 2 (8%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (4%) 23M (30%)
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) -
Business Services 1 (17%) - 1 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (4%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (4%) -
Total 6 $30M 24 $76M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 6 (100%) 30M (100%) 22 (92%) 53M (70%)
  New York 2 (33%) - 5 (21%) -
  Minnesota 1 (17%) 30M (100%) 3 (13%) 53M (70%)
  Texas 1 (17%) - 2 (8%) -
  Florida - - 2 (8%) -
  Ohio - - 2 (8%) -
  Illinois 1 (17%) - 1 (4%) -
  Colorado 1 (17%) - 1 (4%) -
  Iowa - - 1 (4%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (4%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (4%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (4%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (4%) -
Canada - - 2 (8%) 23M (30%)
  Alberta - - 2 (8%) 23M (30%)
Domestic 6 (100%) 30M (100%) 22 (92%) 53M (70%)
Cross-border - - 2 (8%) 23M (30%)
Total 6 $30M 24 $76M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (33%) - 12 (50%) 23M (30%)
Recapitalization 2 (33%) - 6 (25%) -
Divestiture 1 (17%) 30M (100%) 4 (17%) 53M (70%)
Growth Capital 1 (17%) - 2 (8%) -
Total 6 $30M 24 $76M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 7 (37%) -
Secondary Sale 6 (32%) 200M (100%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (16%) -
Recapitalization 1 (5%) -
Shut Down 1 (5%) -
Sold to Management 1 (5%) -
Total 19 $200M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Jones Day
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 3 $76M
TOTAL $76M
Largest Dezurik, Inc.
$30M (2004-12-31)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $200M
TOTAL $200M
Largest Workforce Logiq
$200M (2010-12-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
8%
2 (8%)
Strategic(s)
17%
4 (17%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
32%
6 (32%)
Strategic(s)
42%
8 (42%)

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