The Ellis Company Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

The Ellis Company’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (50%) and manufacturing (50%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and divestiture (50%). In total, The Ellis Company has invested in 1 US state.

In the last 3 years, The Ellis Company has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is divestiture (50%). The Ellis Company’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Better Way Partners for $40M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity4
    • M&A Buy Activity2
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

The Ellis Company

4115 Clubview Drive,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804
United States
(260) 459-1533
www.elliscompany.com
tellis@elliscompany.com

The Ellis Company is a private investment firm focused on acquiring established, profitable businesses located in the upper Midwest (within 150 miles of Fort Wayne, Indiana). Ellis targets companies with annual revenues of $5 to $50 million and consistent cash flows. The Firm prefers businesses in basic industries with low-tech product lines. Ellis will not invest in start-ups, turnarounds or venture capital deals. The Ellis Company was formed in 1996 and is based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Consumer Products, Insurance, Machinery, Manufacturing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Midwest US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 50
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - - - - 1 2
vol $40M $40M
  4

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Safe-Way Garage Doors LLC 2020-01-08 - Secondary Buyout
Warsaw, Indiana · www.safewaydoor.com
Better Way Partners LLC (dba Better Way Products) 2015-02-17 40M USD Divestiture
New Paris, Indiana · www.betterwayproducts.com
Hudson Aquatic Systems LLC 2010-01-01 - Divestiture
Angola, Indiana · www.hudsonaquatic.com
Precision Wire Technologies LLC 2009-02-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Fort Wayne, Indiana · www.precisionwiretech.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 1 (50%) - 1 (50%) -
Manufacturing 1 (50%) - 1 (50%) -
Total 2 - 2 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) - 2 (100%) -
  Indiana 2 (100%) - 2 (100%) -
Total 2 - 2 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (50%) - 1 (50%) -
Divestiture 1 (50%) - 1 (50%) -
Total 2 - 2 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Divestiture 1 (50%) 40M (100%)
Secondary Sale 1 (50%) -
Total 2 $40M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $40M
TOTAL $40M
Largest Better Way Partners LLC (dba Better Way Products)
$40M (2015-02-17)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%

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