RockWood Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

RockWood Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are distribution (14%) and machinery (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (48%) and divestiture (18%). In total, RockWood Equity Partners has invested in 12 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 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). 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 Activity37
    • M&A Buy Activity23
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • 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
aconrad@rockwoodequity.com

RockWood Equity Partners is a private equity firm which invests in lower-middle market North American companies generating sales of $10 to $75 million and EBITDA of $2 to $7 million. RockWood makes management buyout, recapitalization, growth equity, and non-control investments. The firm target sectors include niche manufacturing, value-added distribution, and business services. RockWood Equity Partners was formed in 1999 and has offices in Cleveland, Ohio and New York, New York.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Defense, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Environmental, Furniture, 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 19 1 1 1 1 - 23
vol $76M $76M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 9 2 1 - 1 1 14
vol $200M $200M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Flame Control Coatings LLC 2020-01-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Niagara Falls, New York · www.flamecontrol.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
Altimate Medical, Inc. 2017-12-07 - Secondary Buyout
Morton, Minnesota · www.easystand.com
Ibis Tek, Inc. 2017-02-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Butler, Pennsylvania · www.ibistek.com
Artistic Stairs Ltd. 2016-11-15 - Sold to Management
Calgary, Alberta · www.artisticstairs.com
BJG Electronics, Inc. 2016-09-01 - Growth Capital
Ronkonkoma, New York · www.bjgelectronics.com
XL Specialized Trailers, Inc. 2016-02-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Manchester, Iowa · www.xlspecializedtrailer.com
Medical Positioning, Inc. 2015-07-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Kansas City, Missouri · www.medicalpositioning.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
AFC Industries, Inc. 2015-03-01 The Boulder Co. 2019-07-31 2
Fairfield, Ohio · www.afcindustries.com Des Moines, Idaho · www.theboulderco.com
Ibis Tek, Inc. 2017-02-01 Standard Bent Glass Corp. 2019-01-07 1
Butler, Pennsylvania · www.ibistek.com East Butler, Pennsylvania · www.standardbent.com
AFC Industries, Inc. 2015-03-01 Gateway Fasteners, Inc. 2015-07-28 1
Fairfield, Ohio · www.afcindustries.com Export, Pennsylvania · www.gatewayfasteners.com
Dezurik, Inc. 2004-12-31 Hilton Valve, Inc. 2012-06-29 1
Sartell, Minnesota · www.dezurik.com Redmond, Washington · www.hiltonvalve.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Machinery 2 (20%) 30M (100%) 3 (13%) 30M (39%)
Medical Products 1 (10%) - 3 (13%) 23M (30%)
Distribution 1 (10%) - 3 (13%) -
Defense 1 (10%) - 2 (9%) -
Electronics 1 (10%) - 2 (9%) -
Manufacturing 2 (20%) - 2 (9%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (4%) 23M (30%)
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) -
Business Services 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (4%) -
Environmental - - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (4%) -
Semiconductors 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 10 $30M 23 $76M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (100%) 30M (100%) 21 (91%) 53M (70%)
  Texas 3 (30%) - 3 (13%) -
  Minnesota 1 (10%) 30M (100%) 3 (13%) 53M (70%)
  Ohio 1 (10%) - 3 (13%) -
  New York 1 (10%) - 3 (13%) -
  Florida 1 (10%) - 2 (9%) -
  Michigan 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
  Connecticut 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (4%) -
  Iowa - - 1 (4%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (4%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (4%) -
Canada - - 2 (9%) 23M (30%)
  Alberta - - 2 (9%) 23M (30%)
Domestic 10 (100%) 30M (100%) 21 (91%) 53M (70%)
Cross-border - - 2 (9%) 23M (30%)
Total 10 $30M 23 $76M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (30%) - 11 (48%) 23M (30%)
Divestiture 1 (10%) - 4 (17%) 23M (30%)
Recapitalization 2 (20%) - 4 (17%) -
Growth Capital 2 (20%) - 2 (9%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (10%) 30M (100%) 1 (4%) 30M (39%)
Consolidation 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 10 $30M 23 $76M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 6 (43%) -
Secondary Sale 4 (29%) 200M (100%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (21%) -
Sold to Management 1 (7%) -
Total 14 $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
PE Firm(s)
38%
3 38%
Strategic(s)
63%
5 63%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
30%
3 30%
Strategic(s)
70%
7 70%

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