The Hillman Companies, Inc.

10590 Hamilton Avenue,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231
United States,
(513) 851-4900
www.hillmangroup.com

The Hillman Companies, Inc. (Fund IV) is a distributor of fasteners, key blanks, signage and other small hardware components and a leading manufacturer of key making equipment. The company operates in multiple channels of the retail marketplace including national and regional home centers, hardware stores and mass merchants.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 4 - - - 1 2 7
vol $78M $78M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
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Largest H. Paulin & Co. Ltd.
$78M (2013-02-19)
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The Hillman Companies was acquired by CCMP Capital Advisors on May 19, 2014.

The Hillman Companies has acquired 8 companies of its own, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

The Hillman Companies’ largest acquisition to date was in 2013, when it acquired H. Paulin for $78M. The Hillman Companies has acquired in 5 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include machinery (43%) and distribution (29%).

When analyzing the machinery sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 250 machinery companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 17 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 4 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic machinery acquirer over the past 3 years is Atlas Copco AB, with 15 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the machinery sector over the past 3 years is Axcel Management A/S with 4 platform acquisitions.

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