Sentinel Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

Sentinel Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are restaurants (14%) and healthcare services (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (35%) and secondary buyout (35%). In total, Sentinel Capital Partners has invested in 26 US states and 5 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 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (46%). Sentinel Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold Checkers Drive-In Restaurants for $525M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity125
    • M&A Buy Activity79
    • M&A Sell Activity46
  • Total Sectors Invested 29
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 38
  • M&A Advisors 6

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 upto 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.8/yr) # 60 5 5 5 3 1 79
vol $1.9B $1.9B
Sell (2.0/yr) # 36 1 4 3 2 - 46
vol $653M $525M $1.2B
  125

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Vyrtych a.s. 2020-06-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Brezno, Czech Republic · www.vyrtych.cz
ECM Industries LLC 2019-12-23 - Secondary Buyout
New Berlin, Wisconsin · www.ecmindustries.com
The Luminaires Group 2019-09-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Montreal, Quebec · www.theluminairesgroup.com
SSJA Bariatric Management LLC 2019-08-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New York, New York · bariatric.stopobesityforlife.com
Mobile Communications America, Inc. 2019-03-04 - Secondary Buyout
Spartanburg, South Carolina · www.callmc.com
CINgroup, Inc. 2019-03-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Dayton, Ohio · www.cingroup.com
Pet Supplies Plus LLC 2018-12-13 - Secondary Buyout
Livonia, Michigan · www.petsuppliesplus.com
Apex Companies LLC 2018-11-28 - Secondary Buyout
Rockville, Maryland · www.apexcos.com
Holley Performance Products, Inc. 2018-10-29 - Secondary Buyout
Bowling Green, Kentucky · www.holley.com
WellSpring Pharma Services 2018-08-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Oakville, Ontario · www.wellspringcmo.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
ECM Industries LLC 2019-12-23 ILSCO Corp. 2020-04-30 1
New Berlin, Wisconsin · www.ecmindustries.com Cincinnati, Ohio · www.ilsco.com
Corporate Visions, Inc. 2015-05-29 Memzy 2019-10-23 1
Incline Village, Nevada · www.corporatevisions.com Sausalito, California · www.memzy.com
Apex Companies LLC 2018-11-28 Retention Pond Services, Inc. 2019-10-08 2
Rockville, Maryland · www.apexcos.com Wilmington, North Carolina · www.retentionponds.com
Mobile Communications America, Inc. 2019-03-04 Allcomm Wireless, Inc. 2019-09-04 2
Spartanburg, South Carolina · www.callmc.com Anniston, Alabama · www.allcomm.com
Good Sportsman Marketing LLC (GSM) 2018-06-07 New Archery Products Corp. 2019-08-03 1
Grand Prairie, Texas · www.gsmoutdoors.com Forest Park, Illinois · www.newarchery.com
Apex Companies LLC 2018-11-28 Bureau Veritas SA - HSE Consulting 2019-07-01 1
Rockville, Maryland · www.apexcos.com Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Mobile Communications America, Inc. 2019-03-04 Hasty's Communications 2019-06-11 1
Spartanburg, South Carolina · www.callmc.com Brunswick, Georgia · www.hastyscomm.com
PlayCore, Inc. 2014-05-30 Superior Recreational Products 2017-07-10 9
Chattanooga, Tennessee · www.playcore.com Carrollton, Georgia · www.superiorrecreationalproducts.com
The Colson Group, Inc. 2012-04-17 Colson Castors Ltd. 2017-02-27 1
Chicago, Illinois · www.colsongroup.com Jonesboro, Arizona · www.colsoncaster.com
PlayCore, Inc. 2014-05-30 APC Brands, Inc. 2017-01-31 8
Chattanooga, Tennessee · www.playcore.com McKinney, Texas · www.apcbrands.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Restaurants 5 (15%) 346M (100%) 11 (14%) 1.2B (60%)
Healthcare Services 3 (9%) - 9 (11%) 66M (3%)
Retail 2 (6%) - 6 (8%) 25M (1%)
Manufacturing 3 (9%) - 6 (8%) -
Business Services 3 (9%) - 5 (6%) 47M (2%)
Machinery 1 (3%) - 4 (5%) 100M (5%)
Electrical Equipment - - 3 (4%) 258M (13%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 3 (4%) 93M (5%)
Food - - 3 (4%) 78M (4%)
Automotive 2 (6%) - 3 (4%) 27M (1%)
Consumer Products 3 (9%) - 3 (4%) -
Franchising - - 2 (3%) 50M (3%)
Building Materials 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Distribution 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (3%) -
Agriculture - - 1 (1%) 33M (2%)
Communications 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Construction - - 1 (1%) -
Defense 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Environmental 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (1%) -
Marketing 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Packaging 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Software - - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Utilities 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 33 $346M 79 $1.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 30 (91%) - 71 (90%) 1.3B (68%)
  Texas 6 (18%) - 9 (11%) 101M (5%)
  Florida 3 (9%) - 8 (10%) 27M (1%)
  California 2 (6%) - 6 (8%) -
  Wisconsin 2 (6%) - 5 (6%) 291M (15%)
  Minnesota 1 (3%) - 4 (5%) 665M (34%)
  Missouri 1 (3%) - 4 (5%) 86M (4%)
  South Carolina 2 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
  Michigan 2 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
  Illinois 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) 25M (1%)
  Ohio 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
  Tennessee 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
  New York 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
  Kentucky 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
  Maryland 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (3%) 50M (3%)
  Georgia - - 2 (3%) 35M (2%)
  Arizona - - 2 (3%) -
  Nevada 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Mississippi 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Idaho - - 1 (1%) 43M (2%)
  Wyoming - - 1 (1%) -
  West Virginia - - 1 (1%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (1%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 1 (3%) - 5 (6%) 154M (8%)
  Ontario 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) 93M (5%)
  British Columbia - - 1 (1%) 61M (3%)
  Quebec - - 1 (1%) -
United Kingdom 1 (3%) 346M (100%) 1 (1%) 346M (18%)
Czech Republic 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Guatemala - - 1 (1%) 109M (6%)
Domestic 30 (91%) - 71 (90%) 1.3B (68%)
Cross-border 3 (9%) 346M (100%) 8 (10%) 609M (32%)
Total 33 $346M 79 $1.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (27%) - 27 (34%) 852M (45%)
Secondary Buyout 18 (55%) - 27 (34%) 61M (3%)
Recapitalization 3 (9%) - 14 (18%) 247M (13%)
Divestiture 1 (3%) 346M (100%) 5 (6%) 644M (34%)
Growth Capital 2 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
Going Private - - 1 (1%) 93M (5%)
Stake Purchase - - 1 (1%) -
Total 33 $346M 79 $1.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 21 (46%) 602M (51%)
Trade Sale 10 (22%) 56M (5%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (15%) 130M (11%)
Bankruptcy 2 (4%) -
Sold to Management 2 (4%) -
Unknown 2 (4%) -
Divestiture 1 (2%) 390M (33%)
IPO 1 (2%) -
Total 46 $1.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Houlihan Lokey
1
Bayview Capital Group LLC
1
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.4B
< $100M 12 $553M
TOTAL $1.9B
Largest Ovation Brands, Inc.
$665M (2000-06-06)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $915M
< $100M 4 $263M
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc.
$525M (2017-03-23)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
88%
36 88%
Strategic(s)
12%
5 12%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
68%
27 68%
Strategic(s)
33%
13 33%

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