Snow Phipps Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Snow Phipps Group has acquired 4 companies.

Snow Phipps Group’s most common sectors for investment are distribution (13%) and information technology (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (59%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (21%). In total, Snow Phipps Group has invested in 14 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Laureate Education for $3.8B.

In the last 3 years, Snow Phipps Group has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Snow Phipps Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Excel Mining Systems for $670M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity32
    • M&A Buy Activity24
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 6

Snow Phipps Group

67 Madison Avenue, 18th Floor,
New York, New York 10065
United States
(212) 508-3300
www.snowphipps.com
contact@snowphipps.com

Snow Phipps Group is a private equity firm that invests in small to mid-market companies throughout North America. The Firm seeks to invest $50 to $150 million in companies valued between $100 and $500 million. Snow Phipps will consider a variety of transaction types, including leveraged acquisitions, build-ups, recapitalizations, restructurings and growth equity commitments. Snow Phipps Group was formed in 2005 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Distribution, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Real Estate

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 50 150
Enterprise Value 100 500
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 17 3 3 1 - - 24
vol $4.0B $4.0B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 6 - 1 - - 1 8
vol $1.5B $1.5B
  32

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Kele, Inc. 2020-02-25 - Secondary Buyout
Bartlett, Tennessee · www.kele.com
BlackHawk Industrial Distribution, Inc. 2018-09-17 - Secondary Buyout
Tulsa, Oklahoma · www.bhid.com
Brook & Whittle Ltd. 2017-10-18 - Secondary Buyout
North Brandford, Connecticut · www.brookandwhittle.com
DecoPac, Inc. 2017-10-03 - Recapitalization
Anoka, Minnesota · www.decopac.com
Ideal Clamp Products, Inc. 2017-08-01 - Secondary Buyout
Smyrna, Tennessee · www.idealtridon.com
Workforce Logiq 2017-07-17 - Secondary Buyout
Orlando, Florida · www.workforcelogiq.com
Winchester Electronics Corp. 2016-07-11 - Secondary Buyout
Wallingford, Connecticut · www.winchesterelectronics.com
Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) 2016-06-23 - Secondary Buyout
Solon, United States · www.ecrm.marketgate.com
Electric Guard Dog LLC 2016-06-14 - Secondary Buyout
Columbia, South Carolina · www.electricguarddog.com
Kele, Inc. 2015-11-06 - Secondary Buyout
Bartlett, Tennessee · www.kele.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Laureate Education, Inc. 2007-08-17 Laureate Education, Inc. - Brazilian Operations 2020-09-13 7
Baltimore, Maryland · www.laureate.net , Brazil
Laureate Education, Inc. 2007-08-17 Walden University 2020-09-11 6
Baltimore, Maryland · www.laureate.net Minneapolis, Minnesota · waldenu.edu
Laureate Education, Inc. 2007-08-17 Laureate Education, Inc. - Australia and New Zealand Academic Operations 2020-07-29 5
Baltimore, Maryland · www.laureate.net , Australia
Brook & Whittle Ltd. 2017-10-18 Label Impressions, Inc. 2020-06-18 2
North Brandford, Connecticut · www.brookandwhittle.com Orange, California · www.labelimpressions.com
BlackHawk Industrial Distribution, Inc. 2018-09-17 BlackHawk Industrial Distribution, Inc. - Dealer Services Business 2020-02-06 1
Tulsa, Oklahoma · www.bhid.com Tulsa, Oklahoma
HCTec LLC 2013-01-23 GHR RevCycle Workforce 2020-01-08 1
Franklin, Tennessee · www.hctecpartners.com Tampa, Florida · www.ghrrevcycle.com
Ideal Clamp Products, Inc. 2017-08-01 ZSI, Inc. 2019-07-01 3
Smyrna, Tennessee · www.idealtridon.com Canton, Missouri · www.zsi-inc.com
Laureate Education, Inc. 2007-08-17 Laureate Education, Inc. - 5 Educational Institutions 2018-12-12 4
Baltimore, Maryland · www.laureate.net , Spain
Brook & Whittle Ltd. 2017-10-18 Prime Package & Label Co. LLC 2018-10-18 1
North Brandford, Connecticut · www.brookandwhittle.com St. Louis, Missouri · www.pplstl.com
Winchester Electronics Corp. 2016-07-11 W-Technology, Inc. 2018-08-21 4
Wallingford, Connecticut · www.winchesterelectronics.com Houston, Texas · www.wtechnologyinc.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 1 (6%) - 3 (13%) 200M (5%)
Distribution 2 (13%) - 3 (13%) -
Consumer Products 2 (13%) - 2 (8%) -
Food 1 (6%) - 2 (8%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (8%) -
Education 1 (6%) 3.8B (100%) 1 (4%) 3.8B (95%)
Chemicals - - 1 (4%) -
Construction 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Financial Services 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Machinery 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (4%) -
Packaging 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Real Estate 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Safety/Security 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Software 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 16 $3.8B 24 $4.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 16 (100%) 3.8B (100%) 24 (100%) 4.0B (100%)
  California 4 (25%) - 5 (21%) -
  Tennessee 2 (13%) - 4 (17%) -
  Connecticut 2 (13%) - 2 (8%) -
  Georgia 1 (6%) - 2 (8%) -
  Florida - - 2 (8%) 200M (5%)
  Maryland 1 (6%) 3.8B (100%) 1 (4%) 3.8B (95%)
  Washington 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  South Carolina 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Minnesota 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (4%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (4%) -
Total 16 $3.8B 24 $4.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 9 (56%) - 14 (58%) 200M (5%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (19%) - 5 (21%) -
Recapitalization 2 (13%) - 2 (8%) -
Going Private 1 (6%) 3.8B (100%) 1 (4%) 3.8B (95%)
Divestiture - - 1 (4%) -
Growth Capital 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 16 $3.8B 24 $4.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (50%) 557M (36%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (38%) 970M (64%)
Trade Sale 1 (13%) -
Total 8 $1.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lazard Middle Market
1
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
4
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
4
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $3.8B
$100M to $1B 1 $200M
TOTAL $4.0B
Largest Laureate Education, Inc.
$3.8B (2007-08-17)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.5B
TOTAL $1.5B
Largest Excel Mining Systems LLC
$670M (2007-09-23)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
92%
22 92%
Strategic(s)
8%
2 8%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
4 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
4 50%

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