Swander Pace Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Swander Pace Capital has acquired 3 companies.

Swander Pace Capital’s most common sectors for investment arefood (50%) and consumer products (34%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (67%) and secondary buyout (13%). In total, Swander Pace Capital has invested in 15 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 1998 when it acquired Nonni s Foods for $32M.

In the last 3 years, Swander Pace Capital has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (59%). Swander Pace Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Applegate Farms for $775M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity89
    • M&A Buy Activity48
    • M&A Sell Activity41
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 40
  • M&A Advisors 6

Swander Pace Capital

101 Mission Street, Suite 1900,
San Francisco, California 94105
United States
(415) 477-8500
www.spcap.com
info@spcap.com

Swander Pace Capital (SPC) is a private equity firm focused on investing in North American middle-market consumer products companies. SPC looks for companies exhibiting strong growth potential and sales of up to $500 million. Specific areas of interest include food/beverage, household products, health living, packaging, personal care, pet products, sporting goods, specialty apparel, and specialty distribution. Prospective investment situations include management-led buyouts, consolidations, divestitures, turnarounds, recapitalizations, and growth capital financings. SPC was formed in 1996 and has offices in San Francisco, California; Bedminster, New Jersey; and Ontario, Canada.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Food, Life Science, Manufacturing, Packaging

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout

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

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 45 - 3 - - - 48
vol $32M $32M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 36 - 1 1 2 1 41
vol $2.8B $2.8B
  89

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Patriot Pickle 2024-01-16 - Secondary Sale
Wayne, New Jersey · www.patriotpickle.com
Aden & Anais, Inc. 2023-06-13 - Secondary Sale
Brooklyn, New York · www.adenandanais.com
Bäckerhaus Veit Ltd. 2023-01-09 - Secondary Sale
Mississauga, Ontario · www.backerhausveit.com
T-Bev, Inc. 2022-05-02 - Trade Sale
Eugene, Oregon · www.t-bev.com
Mommy’s Bliss, Inc. 2021-06-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Richmond, California · www.mommysbliss.com
T-Bev, Inc. 2021-06-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Eugene, Oregon · www.t-bev.com
Mighty Spark Food 2021-05-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.mightysparkfood.com
Clarion Brands LLC 2021-01-21 - Trade Sale
Trevose, Pennsylvania · www.clarionbrands.com
Voortman Cookies Ltd. 2019-12-02 323M CAD Trade Sale
Burlington, Ontario · www.voortman.com
Passport Foods (SVC), LLC 2019-10-21 - Secondary Sale
Ontario, California · www.passportglobalfoods.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 4 (36%) - 24 (50%) 32M (100%)
Consumer Products 5 (45%) - 16 (33%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 3 (6%) -
Distribution - - 2 (4%) -
Beverages - - 1 (2%) -
E-Commerce 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Restaurants 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 11 - 48 $32M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (91%) - 40 (83%) 32M (100%)
  California 4 (36%) - 13 (27%) -
  New York - - 4 (8%) -
  Ohio 1 (9%) - 3 (6%) -
  New Jersey 1 (9%) - 2 (4%) -
  Minnesota 1 (9%) - 2 (4%) -
  Arizona 1 (9%) - 2 (4%) -
  Oklahoma - - 2 (4%) 32M (100%)
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (4%) -
  Oregon - - 2 (4%) -
  Indiana - - 2 (4%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (4%) -
  North Dakota 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
  Texas - - 1 (2%) -
  Florida - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 1 (9%) - 7 (15%) -
  Ontario - - 3 (6%) -
  British Columbia 1 (9%) - 2 (4%) -
  Quebec - - 2 (4%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 10 (91%) - 40 (83%) 32M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (9%) - 8 (17%) -
Total 11 - 48 $32M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (73%) - 32 (67%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (18%) - 6 (13%) -
Divestiture 1 (9%) - 4 (8%) 32M (100%)
Recapitalization - - 2 (4%) -
Acquisition Financing - - 1 (2%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (2%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (2%) -
Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 11 - 48 $32M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 16 (39%) 163M (6%)
Secondary Sale 15 (37%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (22%) 2.6B (94%)
Sold to Management 1 (2%) -
Total 41 $2.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Rothschild Global Advisory
2
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Houlihan Lokey
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis
9
Stikeman Elliott LLP
4

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $32M
TOTAL $32M
Largest Nonni's Foods LLC
$32M (1998-07-07)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 6 $2.6B
< $100M 2 $132M
TOTAL $2.8B
Largest Applegate Farms LLC
$775M (2015-07-13)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
15%
7 (15%)
Strategic(s)
8%
4 (8%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
37%
15 (37%)
Strategic(s)
59%
24 (59%)

FAQ

When was Swander Pace Capital founded?

Swander Pace Capital was founded in 1996.

What type of investor is Swander Pace Capital?

Swander Pace Capital is a private equity firm.

Where is Swander Pace Capital headquartered?

Swander Pace Capital is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

How much capital does Swander Pace Capital have under management?

Swander Pace Capital has 1.3B USD under management.

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