Sentinel Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Sentinel Capital Partners has acquired 10 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Sentinel Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment arehealthcare services (13%) and restaurants (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (37%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (32%). In total, Sentinel Capital Partners has invested in 28 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2000 when it acquired Ovation Brands for $665M.

In the last 3 years, Sentinel Capital Partners has exited 14 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (39%). Sentinel Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold Pet Supplies Plus for $700M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity156
    • M&A Buy Activity90
    • M&A Sell Activity66
  • Total Sectors Invested 33
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 46
  • M&A Advisors 8

Sentinel Capital Partners

One Vanderbilt Avenue, 53rd Floor,
New York, New York 10017
United States
(212) 688-3100
www.sentinelpartners.com
info@sentinelpartners.com

Sentinel Capital Partners is a private equity firm that targets investments in middle-market companies with strong management and 'attractive growth prospects'. Sentinel looks to invest up to $175 million of equity in companies generating EBITDA of up to $65 million. Sectors of interest include business services/outsourcing, consumer products and services, food and restaurants, franchising, and manufacturing. Prospective transaction situations include management buyouts, recapitalizations, corporate divestitures, take-privates, and growth capital financings. Sentinel Capital Partners was formed in 1995 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Franchising, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Life Science, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Publishing, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Staffing, Utilities

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - 65
Investment Size - 175
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (3.4/yr) # 73 4 2 6 5 - 90
vol $1.6B $1.6B
Sell (3.6/yr) # 49 4 4 6 4 - 67
vol $1.2B $830M $2.0B
  157

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
L2 Brands, Inc. 2022-11-16 - Secondary Buyout
Hanover, Pennsylvania · www.league-legacy.com
Nekoosa, Inc. 2022-11-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Nekoosa, Wisconsin · www.nekoosacoated.com
XpressMyself.com LLC 2022-09-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Brooklyn, New York · www.smartsign.com
Bandon Holdings LLC 2022-07-28 - Secondary Buyout
Austin, Texas
Altima Dental 2022-07-12 - Merger
Toronto, Ontario · www.altimadental.com
Captain D's LLC 2022-05-19 - Secondary Buyout
Nashville, Tennessee · www.captainds.com
SPL, Inc. 2022-04-08 - Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · www.spl-inc.com
TriMech Solutions LLC 2022-03-14 - Secondary Buyout
Glen Allen, Virginia · www.trimech.com
Controlled Products LLC 2022-01-13 - Merger
Dalton, Georgia · www.cpturf.com
TTG Imaging Solutions LLC 2021-12-27 - Secondary Buyout
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.ttgimagingsolutions.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
L2 Brands, Inc. 2022-11-16 Ouray Sportswear LLC 2023-01-03 1
Hanover, Pennsylvania · www.league-legacy.com Englewood, Colorado · www.ouraysportswear.com
TriMech Solutions LLC 2022-03-14 Solid Solutions Management Ltd. 2022-06-27 1
Glen Allen, Virginia · www.trimech.com Warwickshire, United Kingdom · www.solidsolutions.co.uk
New Era Technology, Inc. 2019-09-25 Comstar Technologies LLC 2022-04-08 4
New York, New York · www.neweratech.com West Chester, Pennsylvania · www.comstar-usa.com
New Era Technology, Inc. 2019-09-25 FlexManage 2020-02-14 3
New York, New York · www.neweratech.com Chicago, Illinois · www.flexmanage.com
New Era Technology, Inc. 2019-09-25 Cameo Solutions 2019-10-29 2
New York, New York · www.neweratech.com Cincinnati, Ohio
Apex Companies LLC 2018-11-28 Bureau Veritas SA - HSE Consulting 2019-07-01 2
Rockville, Maryland · www.apexcos.com Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 2 (9%) - 11 (12%) 113M (7%)
Restaurants 2 (9%) - 10 (11%) 809M (51%)
Consumer Products - - 6 (7%) 93M (6%)
Retail 1 (4%) - 6 (7%) 25M (2%)
Electrical Equipment 2 (9%) - 5 (6%) 258M (16%)
Machinery - - 4 (4%) 100M (6%)
Business Services 2 (9%) - 4 (4%) -
Manufacturing - - 4 (4%) -
Food - - 3 (3%) 78M (5%)
Franchising 1 (4%) - 3 (3%) 50M (3%)
Automotive - - 3 (3%) 27M (2%)
Apparel/Textiles 2 (9%) - 3 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (4%) - 3 (3%) -
Distribution 1 (4%) - 3 (3%) -
Medical Products 1 (4%) - 3 (3%) -
Software 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Agriculture - - 1 (1%) 33M (2%)
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Communications 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Construction - - 1 (1%) -
Defense - - 1 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Engineering 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Environmental 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (1%) -
Information Technology 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (1%) -
Packaging - - 1 (1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Transportation 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 23 - 90 $1.6B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 22 (96%) - 83 (92%) 1.3B (83%)
  Texas 5 (22%) - 10 (11%) 101M (6%)
  Florida 1 (4%) - 9 (10%) 27M (2%)
  California 1 (4%) - 6 (7%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (4%) - 5 (6%) 291M (18%)
  Missouri 1 (4%) - 5 (6%) 86M (5%)
  New York 3 (13%) - 4 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (9%) - 4 (4%) 50M (3%)
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 4 (4%) 35M (2%)
  Minnesota - - 4 (4%) 665M (42%)
  South Carolina 1 (4%) - 3 (3%) -
  Illinois - - 3 (3%) 25M (2%)
  Ohio - - 3 (3%) -
  Mississippi 2 (9%) - 2 (2%) -
  New Jersey 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
  Maryland 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
  Tennessee - - 2 (2%) -
  Michigan - - 2 (2%) -
  Kentucky - - 2 (2%) -
  Arizona - - 2 (2%) -
  Virginia 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Indiana 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Idaho - - 1 (1%) 43M (3%)
  Wyoming - - 1 (1%) -
  West Virginia - - 1 (1%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (1%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (1%) -
Canada - - 5 (6%) 154M (10%)
  Ontario - - 3 (3%) 93M (6%)
  British Columbia - - 1 (1%) 61M (4%)
  Quebec - - 1 (1%) -
Czech Republic 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Guatemala - - 1 (1%) 109M (7%)
Domestic 22 (96%) - 83 (92%) 1.3B (83%)
Cross-border 1 (4%) - 7 (8%) 263M (17%)
Total 23 - 90 $1.6B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 12 (52%) - 33 (37%) 61M (4%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (26%) - 28 (31%) 852M (55%)
Recapitalization 2 (9%) - 16 (18%) 247M (16%)
Growth Capital 2 (9%) - 6 (7%) -
Divestiture - - 4 (4%) 297M (19%)
Stake Purchase 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Going Private - - 1 (1%) 93M (6%)
Total 23 - 90 $1.6B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 26 (39%) 602M (30%)
Trade Sale 13 (19%) 56M (3%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (13%) 960M (48%)
Merger 4 (6%) -
Unknown 4 (6%) -
Bankruptcy 3 (4%) -
Sold to Management 3 (4%) -
Divestiture 1 (1%) 390M (19%)
IPO 1 (1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (1%) -
Shut Down 1 (1%) -
SPAC 1 (1%) -
Total 67 $2.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
TD Securities
1
North Point Advisors LLC
1
BMO Capital Markets
1
Legal Deals
Winthrop & Weinstine PA
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.0B
< $100M 12 $553M
TOTAL $1.6B
Largest Ovation Brands, Inc.
$665M (2000-06-06)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.7B
< $100M 4 $263M
TOTAL $2.0B
Largest Pet Supplies Plus LLC
$700M (2021-01-25)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
37%
33 (37%)
Strategic(s)
4%
4 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
42%
28 (42%)
Strategic(s)
31%
21 (31%)

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