The Gladstone Companies Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, The Gladstone Companies has acquired 3 companies.

The Gladstone Companies’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (17%) and machinery (6%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (44%) and secondary buyout (19%). In total, The Gladstone Companies has invested in 19 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2015 when it acquired Counsel Press for $33M.

In the last 3 years, The Gladstone Companies has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (59%). The Gladstone Companies’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold A. Stucki for $52M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity49
    • M&A Buy Activity37
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 23
  • M&A Advisors 2

The Gladstone Companies

1521 Westbranch Drive Suite 100,
McLean, Virginia 22102
United States
(703) 287-5800
www.gladstonecompanies.com

The Gladstone Companies manages a series of publicly traded investment vehicles and looks to make debt and equity investments in US-based small to middle-market businesses. The Firm focuses on second lien debt, mezzanine debt, secured and unsecured subordinated loans, equity and real estate sale leasebacks. Target investments generally range from $5 to $30 million in companies with over $3 million in EBITDA. Target sectors include manufacturing, industrial products, business and government Services, media, communications, consumer products and services, healthcare services, transportation, specialty chemicals, and energy services. The Gladstone Companies was formed in 2001 and is based in McLean, Virginia.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Energy Services and Equipment, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Manufacturing, Media, Real Estate, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Acquisition Financing

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 100
Target EBITDA 3 -
Investment Size 5 30
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 32 1 2 - - 2 37
vol $133M $133M
Sell (2.0/yr) # 2 5 - 3 2 - 12
vol $52M $52M
  49

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Mason West, Inc. 2020-07-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Placentia, California · www.masonwest.com
The Maids International LLC 2020-03-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Omaha, Nebraska · www.maids.com
Nth Degree, Inc. 2019-12-03 - Secondary Buyout
Duluth, Georgia · www.nthdegree.com
Alloy Die Casting Co. 2019-08-26 - Secondary Buyout
Buena Park, California · www.alloydie.com
Cambridge Sound Management, Inc. 2018-12-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Waltham, Massachusetts · www.cambridgesound.com
LogoSportswear, Inc. 2018-11-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Cheshire, Connecticut · www.logosoftwear.com
Drew Foam Companies, Inc. 2018-06-04 - Secondary Buyout
Monticello, Arkansas · www.drewfoam.com
Arc Drilling, Inc. 2017-11-21 - Recapitalization
Valley View, Ohio · www.arcdrilling.com
J.R. Hobbs Co. 2017-02-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lawrenceville, Georgia · www.jrhobbs.com
Behrens Manufacturing LLC 2016-12-01 - Secondary Buyout
Winona, Minnesota · www.behrensmfg.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
DPMS (dba Danco Machine, Inc.) 2010-10-27 K-Fab, Inc. 2018-12-24 1
Santa Clara, California · www.dancomachine.com Santa Clara, California · www.k-fabinc.com
Precision Southeast, Inc. 2015-04-08 Plastic Solutions, Inc. 2015-04-08 1
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina · www.precisionsoutheast.com South Bend, Indiana · www.plastic-solutions.biz
Edge Adhesives Holdings, Inc. 2014-03-05 Isothermal Protective Coating 2015-03-10 1
Forth Worth, Texas · www.edgeadhesives.com Pearland, Texas

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 2 (8%) - 6 (16%) 18M (14%)
Business Services 1 (4%) 33M (54%) 2 (5%) 33M (24%)
Engineering 2 (8%) 28M (46%) 2 (5%) 28M (21%)
Machinery 1 (4%) - 2 (5%) 23M (17%)
Chemicals 2 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
Food 1 (4%) - 2 (5%) -
Plastics 2 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
Transportation 2 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (3%) 20M (15%)
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (3%) 11M (9%)
Aerospace 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) -
Construction 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
E-Commerce 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Franchising 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Gaming 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (3%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (3%) -
Packaging 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Software 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 24 $61M 37 $133M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 24 (100%) 61M (100%) 37 (100%) 133M (100%)
  California 3 (13%) - 6 (16%) -
  Oklahoma 3 (13%) 28M (46%) 3 (8%) 28M (21%)
  Texas 3 (13%) - 3 (8%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (8%) - 3 (8%) 20M (15%)
  New York 2 (8%) 33M (54%) 2 (5%) 33M (24%)
  Washington 2 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
  New Hampshire 2 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
  Ohio 1 (4%) - 2 (5%) -
  Michigan 1 (4%) - 2 (5%) -
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 2 (5%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (5%) 23M (17%)
  South Carolina 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Nebraska 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Kansas 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Indiana 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (3%) 18M (14%)
  Connecticut - - 1 (3%) 11M (9%)
  Missouri - - 1 (3%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (3%) -
Total 24 $61M 37 $133M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 11 (46%) - 16 (43%) 20M (15%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (13%) - 7 (19%) 41M (31%)
Recapitalization 4 (17%) 28M (46%) 5 (14%) 28M (21%)
Divestiture 2 (8%) 33M (54%) 4 (11%) 44M (33%)
Growth Capital 2 (8%) - 3 (8%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 24 $61M 37 $133M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 7 (58%) 52M (100%)
Trade Sale 3 (25%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (17%) -
Total 12 $52M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Prestwick Partners LLC
2
BB&T Capital Markets
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 6 $133M
TOTAL $133M
Largest Counsel Press, Inc.
$33M (2015-03-31)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $52M
TOTAL $52M
Largest A. Stucki Co.
$52M (2010-06-29)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
75%
12 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
4 25%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
58%
7 58%
Strategic(s)
42%
5 42%

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