Sentinel Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Sentinel Capital Partners has acquired 14 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Sentinel Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment arehealthcare services (12%) and restaurants (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (37%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (31%). In total, Sentinel Capital Partners has invested in 28 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2024 when it acquired Carrier - Industrial Fire Business for $1.4B.

In the last 3 years, Sentinel Capital Partners has exited 12 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (41%). Sentinel Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2023 when it sold ECM Industries for $1.1B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity163
    • M&A Buy Activity95
    • M&A Sell Activity68
  • Total Sectors Invested 33
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 47
  • 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (3.6/yr) # 77 2 6 6 2 2 95
vol $1.6B $1.4B $3.0B
Sell (3.2/yr) # 53 4 6 4 2 - 69
vol $1.2B $830M $1.1B $3.1B
  164

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Carrier - Industrial Fire Business 2024-03-05 1.4B USD Divestiture
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Market Performance Group LLC 2024-01-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Princeton Junction, New Jersey · www.marketperformancegroup.com
High Bar Brands LLC 2023-12-20 - Secondary Buyout
Owatonna, Minnesota · www.highbarbrands.com
Online Labels LLC 2023-12-19 - Recapitalization
Sanford, Florida · www.onlinelabels.com
ECM Industries LLC 2023-04-03 1.1B USD Trade Sale
New Berlin, Wisconsin · www.ecmindustries.com
Apex Companies LLC 2023-02-01 - Secondary Sale
Rockville, Maryland · www.apexcos.com
L2 Brands, Inc. 2022-11-16 - Secondary Buyout
Hanover, Pennsylvania · www.league-legacy.com
Nekoosa, Inc. 2022-11-02 - Trade Sale
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
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
TTG Imaging Solutions LLC 2021-12-27 Digirad Health, Inc. 2023-05-05 3
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.ttgimagingsolutions.com Suwanee, Georgia · www.digirad.com
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

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Restaurants 3 (12%) - 11 (12%) 809M (27%)
Healthcare Services 2 (8%) - 11 (12%) 113M (4%)
Business Services 4 (15%) 1.4B (100%) 6 (6%) 1.4B (47%)
Consumer Products - - 6 (6%) 93M (3%)
Retail 1 (4%) - 6 (6%) 25M (1%)
Electrical Equipment 1 (4%) - 5 (5%) 258M (9%)
Machinery - - 4 (4%) 100M (3%)
Automotive 1 (4%) - 4 (4%) 27M (1%)
Manufacturing - - 4 (4%) -
Food - - 3 (3%) 78M (3%)
Franchising 1 (4%) - 3 (3%) 50M (2%)
Apparel/Textiles 2 (8%) - 3 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (4%) - 3 (3%) -
Distribution 1 (4%) - 3 (3%) -
Medical Products 1 (4%) - 3 (3%) -
Packaging 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Software 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Agriculture - - 1 (1%) 33M (1%)
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 (1%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (1%) -
Information Technology 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Transportation 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 26 $1.4B 95 $3.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 25 (96%) 1.4B (100%) 88 (93%) 2.7B (91%)
  Florida 3 (12%) 1.4B (100%) 11 (12%) 1.5B (48%)
  Texas 5 (19%) - 10 (11%) 101M (3%)
  California 2 (8%) - 7 (7%) -
  Minnesota 1 (4%) - 5 (5%) 665M (22%)
  Missouri 1 (4%) - 5 (5%) 86M (3%)
  Wisconsin - - 5 (5%) 291M (10%)
  New York 3 (12%) - 4 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (8%) - 4 (4%) 50M (2%)
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 4 (4%) 35M (1%)
  New Jersey 2 (8%) - 3 (3%) -
  Tennessee 1 (4%) - 3 (3%) -
  South Carolina 1 (4%) - 3 (3%) -
  Illinois - - 3 (3%) 25M (1%)
  Ohio - - 3 (3%) -
  Michigan - - 2 (2%) -
  Maryland - - 2 (2%) -
  Kentucky - - 2 (2%) -
  Arizona - - 2 (2%) -
  Virginia 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Mississippi 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Indiana 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Idaho - - 1 (1%) 43M (1%)
  Wyoming - - 1 (1%) -
  West Virginia - - 1 (1%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (1%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (1%) -
Canada - - 5 (5%) 154M (5%)
  Ontario - - 3 (3%) 93M (3%)
  British Columbia - - 1 (1%) 61M (2%)
  Quebec - - 1 (1%) -
Czech Republic 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Guatemala - - 1 (1%) 109M (4%)
Domestic 25 (96%) 1.4B (100%) 88 (93%) 2.7B (91%)
Cross-border 1 (4%) - 7 (7%) 263M (9%)
Total 26 $1.4B 95 $3.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 12 (46%) - 35 (37%) 61M (2%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (27%) - 29 (31%) 852M (29%)
Recapitalization 3 (12%) - 17 (18%) 247M (8%)
Growth Capital 2 (8%) - 6 (6%) -
Divestiture 1 (4%) 1.4B (100%) 5 (5%) 1.7B (58%)
Stake Purchase 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Going Private - - 1 (1%) 93M (3%)
Total 26 $1.4B 95 $3.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 28 (41%) 602M (19%)
Trade Sale 13 (19%) 56M (2%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 10 (14%) 2.1B (66%)
Merger 4 (6%) -
Bankruptcy 3 (4%) -
Sold to Management 3 (4%) -
Unknown 3 (4%) -
Divestiture 1 (1%) 390M (13%)
IPO 1 (1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (1%) -
Shut Down 1 (1%) -
SPAC 1 (1%) -
Total 69 $3.1B

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
> $1B 1 $1.4B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.0B
< $100M 12 $553M
TOTAL $3.0B
Largest Carrier - Industrial Fire Business
$1.4B (2024-03-05)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.1B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.7B
< $100M 4 $263M
TOTAL $3.1B
Largest ECM Industries LLC
$1.1B (2023-04-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
38%
36 (38%)
Strategic(s)
5%
5 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
43%
30 (43%)
Strategic(s)
32%
22 (32%)

FAQ

When was Sentinel Capital Partners founded?

Sentinel Capital Partners was founded in 1995.

What type of investor is Sentinel Capital Partners?

Sentinel Capital Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is Sentinel Capital Partners headquartered?

Sentinel Capital Partners is headquartered in New York, New York.

How much capital does Sentinel Capital Partners have under management?

Sentinel Capital Partners has 6.0B USD under management.

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