Sun Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Sun Capital Partners has acquired 19 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Sun Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are retail (19%) and manufacturing (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (47%) and secondary buyout (22%). In total, Sun Capital Partners has invested in 31 US states and 11 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired Mervyn s for $1.7B.

In the last 3 years, Sun Capital Partners has exited 27 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (39%). Sun Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Big Heart Pet Brands for $5.3B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity260
    • M&A Buy Activity150
    • M&A Sell Activity110
  • Total Sectors Invested 31
  • Total Countries Invested 11
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 64
  • M&A Advisors 29

Sun Capital Partners, Inc.

5200 Town Center Circle,
Boca Raton, Florida 33486
United States
(561) 394-0550
www.suncappart.com

Sun Capital Partners is a large private equity firm focused on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt, and other control investments in North America, Asia, and Europe. Sun looks for businesses that can benefit from the Firm's operating experience including underperformers, turnarounds, and special situations. Target companies typically have $50 million to $1 billion in revenue with strong market positions. Sectors of interest include paper and packaging, food and beverages, metals and mining, automotive after-market parts, consumer products, financial services, healthcare, media and communications, building products, telecommunications, technology, retailing and catalogs, restaurants, manufacturing and industrial. Sun Capital was formed in 1995 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Defense, Electronics, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Publishing, Restaurants, Retail, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, PIPE, Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 50 1,000
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - 300
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (4.8/yr) # 126 4 7 3 5 5 150
vol $4.1B $4.1B
Sell (7.6/yr) # 72 11 9 8 6 4 110
vol $6.7B $210M $1.6B $350M $25M $8.9B
  260

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Mancini's Sleepworld, Inc. 2020-09-17 - Growth Capital
Livermore, California · www.sleepworld.com
The Johnny Rockets Group, Inc. 2020-08-13 25M USD Add-on Acquisition
Lake Forest, California · www.johnnyrockets.com
Flabeg Deutschland GmbH 2020-05-14 - Bankruptcy
Nuremburg, Germany · www.flabeg.com
Boston Market Corp. 2020-04-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Golden, Colorado · www.bostonmarket.com
WesCom Signal and Rescue Ltd. 2020-02-28 - Secondary Buyout
Havant, United Kingdom · www.wescomsignal.com
West Dermatology Med Management, Inc. 2020-02-12 - Secondary Buyout
Redlands, California · www.westdermatology.com
Bar Louie Development, Inc. 2020-01-27 - Bankruptcy
Glenview, Illinois · www.barlouieamerica.com
Cotton Holdings, Inc. 2020-01-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Houston, Texas · www.cottonholdings.com
Allied Glass Containers Ltd. 2020-01-07 - Secondary Buyout
Leeds, United Kingdom · www.allied-glass.com
National Tree Co. 2019-11-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Cranford, New Jersey · www.nationaltree.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Coveris Group 2005-07-01 Plasztik-Tranzit Kft 2020-03-03 13
Vienna, Austria · www.coveris.com Pirtó, Hungary · www.plasztik-tranzit.hu
StonePoint Materials LLC 2017-01-01 Road Builders LLC 2019-12-04 3
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.stonepointmaterials.com Greenville, Kentucky · www.roadbuildersllc.com
StonePoint Materials LLC 2017-01-01 Standard Gravel Co. LLC 2019-09-17 2
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.stonepointmaterials.com Franklinton, Louisiana
Coveris Group 2005-07-01 Amberley Adhesive Labels Ltd. 2019-07-31 12
Vienna, Austria · www.coveris.com Dorset, United Kingdom · www.amberley.net
StonePoint Materials LLC 2017-01-01 VantaCore Partners LLC 2018-11-19 1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.stonepointmaterials.com Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.vantacore.com
Furniture Factory Outlet 2016-02-11 Service Furniture and Bedding, Inc. 2018-02-07 1
Fort Smith, Arkansas · www.ffohome.com Louisville, Kentucky
Flamingo Horticulture 2015-10-14 Afriflora 2017-12-20 1
Stevenage, United Kingdom · www.flamingo.net Aalsmeer, Netherlands · www.afriflora.nl
Friendly’s Ice Cream, LLC 2007-08-30 Friendly's Ice Cream LLC - Cream Retail and Manufacturing Business 2016-06-20 1
Wilbraham, Massachusetts · www.friendlys.com Wilbraham, Massachusetts
Coveris Group 2005-07-01 Supraplast SA 2016-03-03 11
Vienna, Austria · www.coveris.com Guayaquil, Ecuador · www.supraplast.com
Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions, Inc. 2010-01-18 VFG Group 2016-03-02 5
Deerfield Beach, Florida · www.trulite.com , Quebec · www.vfg.ca

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 6 (19%) - 28 (19%) 2.2B (53%)
Manufacturing 1 (3%) - 15 (10%) 231M (6%)
Restaurants 3 (10%) 417M (79%) 14 (9%) 417M (10%)
Food 1 (3%) - 11 (7%) 51M (1%)
Packaging 2 (6%) - 10 (7%) 139M (3%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (3%) - 10 (7%) -
Consumer Products - - 7 (5%) -
Building Materials 4 (13%) - 6 (4%) -
Chemicals 1 (3%) - 6 (4%) -
Construction 2 (6%) - 5 (3%) 616M (15%)
Automotive 1 (3%) - 4 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment 2 (6%) - 4 (3%) -
Business Services - - 3 (2%) 169M (4%)
Safety/Security 1 (3%) - 3 (2%) 37M (1%)
Furniture - - 3 (2%) -
Healthcare Services 3 (10%) - 3 (2%) -
Consumer Services - - 2 (1%) -
E-Commerce 1 (3%) - 2 (1%) -
Electronics - - 2 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) 150M (4%)
Communications 1 (3%) 110M (21%) 1 (1%) 110M (3%)
Aerospace - - 1 (1%) -
Defense - - 1 (1%) -
Engineering - - 1 (1%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (1%) -
Life Science - - 1 (1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (1%) -
Plastics - - 1 (1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Transportation 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 31 $527M 151 $4.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 20 (65%) 527M (100%) 104 (69%) 3.0B (73%)
  California 2 (6%) - 12 (8%) 1.7B (42%)
  Indiana 1 (3%) 80M (15%) 6 (4%) 405M (10%)
  Texas 1 (3%) - 6 (4%) -
  Ohio 1 (3%) - 6 (4%) -
  North Carolina 1 (3%) - 6 (4%) -
  Michigan - - 6 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (6%) - 5 (3%) -
  Florida 1 (3%) - 5 (3%) 37M (1%)
  New Jersey 1 (3%) - 5 (3%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (6%) 337M (64%) 4 (3%) 337M (8%)
  Colorado 2 (6%) 110M (21%) 4 (3%) 110M (3%)
  Alabama - - 4 (3%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (3%) - 3 (2%) -
  Illinois - - 3 (2%) 231M (6%)
  Missouri - - 3 (2%) 150M (4%)
  New York - - 3 (2%) -
  Georgia 2 (6%) - 2 (1%) -
  Nebraska 1 (3%) - 2 (1%) -
  Washington - - 2 (1%) -
  Virginia - - 2 (1%) -
  Utah - - 2 (1%) -
  Tennessee - - 2 (1%) -
  Oregon - - 2 (1%) -
  West Virginia 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Arkansas 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (1%) -
  Delaware - - 1 (1%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (1%) -
United Kingdom 6 (19%) - 22 (15%) 1.1B (27%)
Germany - - 6 (4%) -
France 1 (3%) - 5 (3%) -
Canada - - 4 (3%) -
  Ontario - - 3 (2%) -
  Quebec - - 1 (1%) -
Austria 2 (6%) - 2 (1%) -
Italy 1 (3%) - 2 (1%) -
Netherlands 1 (3%) - 2 (1%) -
Spain - - 2 (1%) -
Belgium - - 1 (1%) -
Denmark - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 20 (65%) 527M (100%) 104 (69%) 3.0B (73%)
Cross-border 11 (35%) - 47 (31%) 1.1B (27%)
Total 31 $527M 151 $4.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (26%) - 70 (46%) 51M (1%)
Secondary Buyout 10 (32%) - 32 (21%) 262M (6%)
Divestiture 5 (16%) 190M (36%) 23 (15%) 3.0B (74%)
Special Situations/Distressed 2 (6%) - 10 (7%) 37M (1%)
Going Private 1 (3%) 337M (64%) 5 (3%) 719M (18%)
Recapitalization 2 (6%) - 5 (3%) -
Growth Capital 2 (6%) - 2 (1%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (1%) -
Consolidation 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
PIPE - - 1 (1%) -
Total 31 $527M 151 $4.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 30 (27%) 1.8B (20%)
Secondary Sale 30 (27%) -
Bankruptcy 27 (25%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 14 (13%) 1.8B (20%)
Merger 5 (5%) -
Stake Sale 1 (1%) 5.3B (59%)
IPO 1 (1%) -
Shut Down 1 (1%) -
Unknown 1 (1%) -
Total 110 $8.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
3
Lincoln International
3
Three Ocean Partners LLC
1
Legal Deals
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
7
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
4
DLA Piper
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.7B
$100M to $1B 9 $2.2B
< $100M 4 $225M
TOTAL $4.1B
Largest Mervyn's
$1.7B (2004-07-29)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $6.4B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.3B
< $100M 3 $195M
TOTAL $8.9B
Largest Big Heart Pet Brands
$5.3B (2011-03-08)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
69%
43 69%
Strategic(s)
31%
19 31%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
46%
39 46%
Strategic(s)
54%
45 54%

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