Stone Arch Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Stone Arch Capital’s most common sectors for investment are energy services and equipment (19%) and manufacturing (19%). The Firm’s most common investment types include recapitalization (64%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (19%). In total, Stone Arch Capital has invested in 7 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired Norwesco for $160M.

In the last 3 years, Stone Arch Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (63%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity19
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 1

Stone Arch Capital

800 Nicollet Mall, Suite 1150,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
United States
(612) 317-2980
www.stonearchcapital.com
info@stonearchcapital.com

Stone Arch Capital is a private equity firm focused on lower middle market companies operating in the Midwest US. The firm pursues established companies valued from $25 to $125 million with EBITDA between $5 and $30 million. Target companies generally have 'protectable market positions', strong management in place, diverse customer bases, and 'predictable capital intensity'. Stone Arch will consider opportunities in a wide variety of manufacturing and service industries, excluding real estate, technology, and commodity industries. Typical equity investment range between $10 and $25 million. Stone Arch Capital was formed in 2003 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Plastics, Retail

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 150
Target EBITDA 5 30
Investment Size 10 30
Enterprise Value 25 125
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 11 - - - - - 11
vol $160M $160M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 7 - 1 - - - 8
  19

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Mail Communications Group 2017-08-31 - Secondary Buyout
Des Moines, Iowa · www.mailcommunicationsgroup.com
Natural Resource Group LLC 2014-09-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.nrg-llc.com
Ontario Drive & Gear Ltd. 2014-08-22 - Secondary Buyout
North Hamburg, Ontario · www.odg.com
Vanderra Resources LP 2013-06-09 - Bankruptcy
Forth Worth, Texas · www.vanderraresources.com
Mitchell's Oil Field Service, Inc. 2012-10-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Sidney, Montana · www.mitchellsoilfield.com
Wholesale Produce Supply LLC 2011-11-03 - Secondary Buyout
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.wholesaleproduce.cc
Alco Manufacturing Corp. LLC 2011-06-29 - Secondary Buyout
Elyria, Ohio · www.alco.com
Vanderra Resources LP 2010-12-31 - Recapitalization
Forth Worth, Texas · www.vanderraresources.com
Personal Care Products, Inc. 2010-12-07 - Growth Capital
Bingham Farms, Michigan · www.personalcareproducts.org
Asset Marketing Services LLC 2009-05-11 - Recapitalization
Burnsville, Minnesota · www.assetmsi.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing - - 2 (18%) 160M (100%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (18%) -
Automotive - - 1 (9%) -
Business Services - - 1 (9%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (9%) -
Distribution - - 1 (9%) -
Environmental - - 1 (9%) -
Machinery - - 1 (9%) -
Marketing 1 (100%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 1 - 11 $160M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (100%) - 10 (91%) 160M (100%)
  Minnesota 1 (100%) - 4 (36%) 160M (100%)
  Texas - - 1 (9%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (9%) -
  Montana - - 1 (9%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (9%) -
  Iowa - - 1 (9%) -
Canada - - 1 (9%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (9%) -
Domestic 1 (100%) - 10 (91%) 160M (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (9%) -
Total 1 - 11 $160M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Recapitalization 1 (100%) - 7 (64%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 2 (18%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (9%) 160M (100%)
Growth Capital - - 1 (9%) -
Total 1 - 11 $160M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 5 (63%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (13%) -
Trade Sale 1 (13%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (13%) -
Total 8 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $160M
TOTAL $160M
Largest Norwesco, Inc.
$160M (2005-07-11)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
80%
8 80%
Strategic(s)
20%
2 20%

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