Tailwind Capital Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Tailwind Capital Group has acquired 8 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Tailwind Capital Group’s most common sectors for investment are information technology (14%) and distribution (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (32%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (30%). In total, Tailwind Capital Group has invested in 21 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired Hamilton State Bancshares for $232M.

In the last 3 years, Tailwind Capital Group has exited 14 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (34%). Tailwind Capital Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Village Roadshow Entertainment Group for $480M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity68
    • M&A Buy Activity44
    • M&A Sell Activity24
  • Total Sectors Invested 24
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22
  • M&A Advisors 12

Tailwind Capital Group LLC

485 Lexington Avenue,
New York, New York 10017
United States
(212) 271-3800
www.tailwind.com
info@tailwind.com

Tailwind Capital is an independent private equity firm focused on making control investments in companies operating in the healthcare, media/communications, and business services sectors. Tailwind looks to invest $25 to $100 million in businesses valued up to $300 million. The Firm seeks companies with proven business models and strong opportunities for growth, either organically or through acquisition. Tailwind Capital was formed in 2003 and is based in New York, New York.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Environmental, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Life Science, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Publishing, Software, Staffing, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 10 50
Investment Size 25 100
Enterprise Value 50 300
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (3.2/yr) # 28 6 4 3 1 2 44
vol $232M $232M
Sell (3.0/yr) # 9 1 8 3 2 1 24
vol $1.2B $1.2B
  68

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Cumberland Consulting Group LLC 2021-03-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Franklin, Tennessee · www.cumberlandcg.com
ISSA LLC 2021-03-01 - Growth Capital
Phoenix, Arizona · www.issaonline.com
International Sports Sciences Association 2021-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Phoenix, Arizona · www.issaonline.com
Arrowstream, Inc. 2020-12-16 - Secondary Buyout
Chicago, Illinois · www.arrowstream.com
LT Smile Corp. 2020-08-03 - Bankruptcy
Marietta, Georgia · www.benevis.com
Oceus Networks, Inc. 2020-07-28 - Secondary Buyout
Reston, Virginia · www.oceusnetworks.com
Long’s Drugs, Inc. 2019-12-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Sarasota, Florida · www.longsrx.com
PremierXD LLC 2019-12-04 - Shut Down
Hauppauge, New York · www.premierfixtures.com
Banner Solutions 2019-11-14 - Secondary Buyout
Kansas City, Missouri · www.bannersolutions.com
Ventiv Technology, Inc. 2019-09-09 - Secondary Buyout
Chicago, Illinois · www.ventivtech.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Trench Plate Rental Co. 2016-10-26 National Trench Safety LLC 2021-04-01 1
Downey, California · www.tprco.com Houston, Texas · www.ntsafety.com
Smith-Cooper International LLC 2017-11-28 Anvil International LLC 2019-04-26 1
Commerce, California · www.smithcooper.com Exeter, New Hampshire · www.anvilintl.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 4 (20%) - 6 (14%) -
Distribution 2 (10%) - 4 (9%) -
Life Science 1 (5%) - 4 (9%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (5%) - 3 (7%) -
Software 2 (10%) - 3 (7%) -
Business Services 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Communications - - 2 (5%) -
Marketing 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (5%) -
Transportation 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (2%) 232M (100%)
Automotive 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Construction 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (2%) -
Education 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Environmental - - 1 (2%) -
Infrastructure - - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (2%) -
Media - - 1 (2%) -
Plastics - - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 20 - 44 $232M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 20 (100%) - 44 (100%) 232M (100%)
  California 4 (20%) - 6 (14%) -
  New Jersey 3 (15%) - 4 (9%) -
  Georgia 1 (5%) - 4 (9%) 232M (100%)
  Texas 1 (5%) - 4 (9%) -
  Illinois 3 (15%) - 3 (7%) -
  Arizona 2 (10%) - 3 (7%) -
  Missouri 2 (10%) - 2 (5%) -
  Montana 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
  Colorado 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
  Tennessee - - 2 (5%) -
  New York - - 2 (5%) -
  Indiana 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Washington 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (2%) -
  Florida - - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (2%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
Total 20 - 44 $232M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 9 (45%) - 14 (32%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (25%) - 13 (30%) 232M (100%)
Growth Capital 5 (25%) - 9 (20%) -
Recapitalization - - 3 (7%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (5%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (2%) -
Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 20 - 44 $232M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 9 (38%) 300M (25%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (17%) 440M (36%)
Trade Sale 4 (17%) -
Unknown 3 (13%) -
Recapitalization 1 (4%) 480M (39%)
Bankruptcy 1 (4%) -
Merger 1 (4%) -
Shut Down 1 (4%) -
Total 24 $1.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
CoveView Advisors LLC
4
Houlihan Lokey
2
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
2
Legal Deals
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
8
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
3
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $232M
TOTAL $232M
Largest Hamilton State Bancshares, Inc.
$232M (2011-02-28)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.2B
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Village Roadshow Entertainment Group Ltd.
$480M (2015-09-14)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
36%
16 (36%)
Strategic(s)
5%
2 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
38%
9 (38%)
Strategic(s)
38%
9 (38%)

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