Sentinel Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Sentinel Capital Partners has acquired 12 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Sentinel Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are restaurants (13%) and healthcare services (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%) and secondary buyout (33%). In total, Sentinel Capital Partners has invested in 26 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 15 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (42%). 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 Activity141
    • M&A Buy Activity81
    • M&A Sell Activity60
  • Total Sectors Invested 32
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 44
  • M&A Advisors 5

Sentinel Capital Partners

330 Madison Avenue, 27th 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (3.6/yr) # 63 5 5 5 2 1 81
vol $1.6B $1.6B
Sell (4.0/yr) # 40 5 4 4 4 3 60
vol $653M $525M $700M $1.9B
  141

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
TranSystems Corp. 2021-04-01 - Recapitalization
Kansas City, Missouri · www.transystems.com
The Colson Group, Inc. 2021-03-01 - Secondary Buyout
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois · www.colsongroup.com
MB2 Dental Solutions 2021-02-01 - Unknown
Carrollton, Texas · www.mb2dental.com
Pet Supplies Plus LLC 2021-01-25 700M USD Add-on Acquisition
Livonia, Michigan · www.petsuppliesplus.com
GSM LLC (Good Sportsman Marketing) 2020-11-17 - Secondary Buyout
Irving, Texas · www.gsmoutdoors.com
Marketplace Events LLC 2020-11-01 - Unknown
Solon, Ohio · www.marketplaceevents.com
Vital Care, LLC 2020-10-19 - Growth Capital
Meridian, Mississippi · www.vitalcareinc.com
SONNY'S Enterprises, Inc. 2020-08-06 - Recapitalization
Tamarac, Florida · www.sonnysdirect.com
Vyrtych a.s. 2020-06-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Brezno, Czech Republic · www.vyrtych.cz
Quick Weight Loss Centers, LLC 2020-04-30 - Shut Down
Pompano Beach, Florida · www.quickweightloss.net
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
New Era Technology, Inc. 2019-09-25 FlexManage 2020-02-14 2
New York, New York · www.neweratech.com Chicago, Illinois · www.flexmanage.com
New Era Technology, Inc. 2019-09-25 Cameo Solutions 2019-10-29 1
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
AirBoss Defense Group 2019-05-09 Critical Solutions International, Inc. 2019-05-09 2
Landover, Maryland · www.adg.com Charleston, South Carolina · www.c-s-i.com
Holley Performance Products, Inc. 2018-10-29 Driven Performance Brands 2018-10-29 2
Bowling Green, Kentucky · www.holley.com Santa Rosa, California · www.bmracing.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Restaurants 4 (19%) - 10 (12%) 809M (51%)
Healthcare Services 2 (10%) - 9 (11%) 66M (4%)
Retail 1 (5%) - 6 (7%) 25M (2%)
Manufacturing 1 (5%) - 5 (6%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (5%) - 4 (5%) 258M (16%)
Machinery - - 4 (5%) 100M (6%)
Business Services 1 (5%) - 4 (5%) 47M (3%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 3 (4%) 93M (6%)
Food - - 3 (4%) 78M (5%)
Franchising 1 (5%) - 3 (4%) 50M (3%)
Automotive 1 (5%) - 3 (4%) 27M (2%)
Consumer Products - - 3 (4%) -
Consumer Services - - 2 (2%) -
Distribution - - 2 (2%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (2%) -
Safety/Security 1 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
Agriculture - - 1 (1%) 33M (2%)
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Communications 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Construction - - 1 (1%) -
Defense - - 1 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Engineering 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Environmental 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (1%) -
Information Technology 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Marketing 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Packaging 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (1%) -
Software - - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Transportation 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 21 - 81 $1.6B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 19 (90%) - 74 (91%) 1.3B (83%)
  Florida 1 (5%) - 9 (11%) 27M (2%)
  Texas 3 (14%) - 8 (10%) 101M (6%)
  California 1 (5%) - 6 (7%) -
  Wisconsin 2 (10%) - 5 (6%) 291M (18%)
  Missouri 1 (5%) - 5 (6%) 86M (5%)
  Minnesota - - 4 (5%) 665M (42%)
  New York 2 (10%) - 3 (4%) -
  Maryland 2 (10%) - 3 (4%) -
  South Carolina 1 (5%) - 3 (4%) -
  Illinois - - 3 (4%) 25M (2%)
  Ohio - - 3 (4%) -
  Mississippi 2 (10%) - 2 (2%) -
  Kentucky 2 (10%) - 2 (2%) -
  Tennessee 1 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (2%) 50M (3%)
  Georgia - - 2 (2%) 35M (2%)
  Michigan - - 2 (2%) -
  Arizona - - 2 (2%) -
  Nevada 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
  Idaho - - 1 (1%) 43M (3%)
  Wyoming - - 1 (1%) -
  West Virginia - - 1 (1%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (1%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 1 (5%) - 5 (6%) 154M (10%)
  Ontario 1 (5%) - 3 (4%) 93M (6%)
  British Columbia - - 1 (1%) 61M (4%)
  Quebec - - 1 (1%) -
Czech Republic 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Guatemala - - 1 (1%) 109M (7%)
Domestic 19 (90%) - 74 (91%) 1.3B (83%)
Cross-border 2 (10%) - 7 (9%) 263M (17%)
Total 21 - 81 $1.6B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (24%) - 27 (33%) 852M (55%)
Secondary Buyout 11 (52%) - 26 (32%) 61M (4%)
Recapitalization 2 (10%) - 16 (20%) 247M (16%)
Divestiture 1 (5%) - 5 (6%) 297M (19%)
Growth Capital 2 (10%) - 5 (6%) -
Going Private - - 1 (1%) 93M (6%)
Stake Purchase - - 1 (1%) -
Total 21 - 81 $1.6B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 25 (42%) 602M (32%)
Trade Sale 12 (20%) 56M (3%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (13%) 830M (44%)
Unknown 4 (7%) -
Bankruptcy 3 (5%) -
Merger 2 (3%) -
Sold to Management 2 (3%) -
Divestiture 1 (2%) 390M (21%)
IPO 1 (2%) -
Recapitalization 1 (2%) -
Shut Down 1 (2%) -
Total 60 $1.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Houlihan Lokey
1
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
1
TD Securities
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 3 $1.6B
< $100M 4 $263M
TOTAL $1.9B
Largest Pet Supplies Plus LLC
$700M (2021-01-25)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
32%
26 (32%)
Strategic(s)
6%
5 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
45%
27 (45%)
Strategic(s)
28%
17 (28%)

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