RockWood Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, RockWood Equity Partners has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

RockWood Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment aremanufacturing (16%) and medical products (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and recapitalization (24%). 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 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (48%). 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 Activity47
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity21
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 23
  • M&A Advisors 1

RockWood Equity Partners

Rockwood Equity Partners, LLC

200 Park Ave Suite 420,
Shaker Heights, 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 23 - 1 1 1 - 26
vol $76M $76M
Sell (1.2/yr) # 15 2 1 1 2 - 21
vol $200M $200M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
AMACS Process Tower Internals 2023-10-01 - Stake Sale
Houston, Texas · www.amacs.com
BJG Electronics, Inc. 2023-04-27 - Trade Sale
Ronkonkoma, New York · www.bjgelectronics.com
NG Construction 2023-02-02 - Growth Capital
Longmont, Colorado · www.ngcompanies.com
Dynamic Facility Services, Inc. 2022-11-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Cleveland, Ohio · www.dynamicfacilityservices.com
XPER, Inc. 2022-02-04 - Shut Down
Saxonburg, Pennsylvania · www.xperusa.com
Clean Water Environmental Services 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 - Trade Sale
West Palm Beach, Florida · www.syneoco.com
Flame Control Coatings LLC 2020-01-08 - Trade Sale
Niagara Falls, New York · www.flamecontrol.com
Superior Office Solutions 2019-10-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New York, New York · www.sosny.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 2 (33%) 30M (100%) 4 (15%) 30M (39%)
Medical Products - - 3 (12%) 23M (30%)
Business Services 2 (33%) - 2 (8%) -
Defense - - 2 (8%) -
Distribution - - 2 (8%) -
Electronics - - 2 (8%) -
Environmental 1 (17%) - 2 (8%) -
Machinery - - 2 (8%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (4%) 23M (30%)
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (4%) -
Construction 1 (17%) - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (4%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (4%) -
Total 6 $30M 26 $76M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 6 (100%) 30M (100%) 24 (92%) 53M (70%)
  New York 1 (17%) - 5 (19%) -
  Minnesota 1 (17%) 30M (100%) 3 (12%) 53M (70%)
  Ohio 1 (17%) - 3 (12%) -
  Colorado 2 (33%) - 2 (8%) -
  Florida - - 2 (8%) -
  Texas - - 2 (8%) -
  Illinois 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%) 24 (92%) 53M (70%)
Cross-border - - 2 (8%) 23M (30%)
Total 6 $30M 26 $76M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (50%) - 13 (50%) 23M (30%)
Recapitalization 1 (17%) - 6 (23%) -
Divestiture 1 (17%) 30M (100%) 4 (15%) 53M (70%)
Growth Capital 1 (17%) - 3 (12%) -
Total 6 $30M 26 $76M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 9 (43%) -
Secondary Sale 5 (24%) 200M (100%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (14%) -
Recapitalization 1 (5%) -
Shut Down 1 (5%) -
Sold to Management 1 (5%) -
Stake Sale 1 (5%) -
Total 21 $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)
15%
4 (15%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
24%
5 (24%)
Strategic(s)
48%
10 (48%)

FAQ

When was RockWood Equity Partners founded?

RockWood Equity Partners was founded in 1999.

What type of investor is RockWood Equity Partners?

RockWood Equity Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is RockWood Equity Partners headquartered?

RockWood Equity Partners is headquartered in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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