The Jordan Company Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, The Jordan Company has acquired 18 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

The Jordan Company’s most common sectors for investment aremanufacturing (11%) and chemicals (11%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (38%) and secondary buyout (36%). In total, The Jordan Company has invested in 26 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2021 when it acquired Echo Global Logistics for $1.3B.

In the last 3 years, The Jordan Company has exited 15 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (46%). The Jordan Company’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Cebridge Connections Holdings for $6.6B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity130
    • M&A Buy Activity75
    • M&A Sell Activity55
  • Total Sectors Invested 31
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 48
  • M&A Advisors 17

The Jordan Company

399 Park Avenue, 30th Floor,
New York, New York 10022
United States
(212) 572-0800
www.thejordancompany.com

The Jordan Company (TJC) is a private investment firm that specializes in acquiring North American middle-market businesses operating in basic industries. TJC specifically looks to provide liquidity for shareholders, raise capital for corporate growth and 'create significant equity opportunities for key management'. TJC will consider opportunities valued from $100 million to $2 billion in a wide variety of industries. Sectors of interest include aerospace/defense, automotive, building products, chemicals, consumer products, distribution, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial products, insurance, metals, packaging, retail, transportation/logistics, and telecom. The Jordan Company was formed in 1982 and operates from offices in New York City and Chicago.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Franchising, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Retail, Safety/Security, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 100 2,000
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (5.0/yr) # 50 5 7 4 6 3 75
vol $2.4B $750M $650M $2.5B $6.3B
Sell (3.4/yr) # 38 2 6 5 3 1 55
vol $15.6B $450M $16.1B
  130

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Watchfire Technologies, Inc. 2022-07-26 - Secondary Buyout
Danville, Illinois · www.watchfiresigns.com
Communications & Power Industries, Inc. 2022-04-19 - Divestiture
Palo Alto, California · www.cpii.com
Precisional LLC 2022-04-13 - Consolidation
, United States · www.precisional.com
Five Star Holding Corp. 2022-03-30 - Growth Capital
Houston, Texas
RFJ Auto Partners, Inc. 2021-12-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Plano, Texas · www.rfjauto.com
Sunny Sky Products LLC 2021-09-22 - Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · www.sunnyskyproducts.com
Echo Global Logistics, Inc. 2021-09-10 1.3B USD Going Private
Chicago, Illinois · www.echo.com
Arclin, Inc. 2021-08-16 - Secondary Buyout
Roswell, Georgia · www.arclin.com
Vertical Bridge Holdings LLC 2021-08-10 - Secondary Buyout
Boca Raton, Florida · www.verticalbridge.com
Dental365 2021-07-23 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.godental365.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Precisional LLC 2022-04-13 Seco Manufacturing 2022-04-13 4
, United States · www.precisional.com Redding, California · www.surveying.com
Precisional LLC 2022-04-13 Protempis LLC 2022-04-13 3
, United States · www.precisional.com , United States · www.protempis.com
Precisional LLC 2022-04-13 Loadrite 2022-04-13 2
, United States · www.precisional.com , United States
Precisional LLC 2022-04-13 Spectra Lasers 2022-04-13 1
, United States · www.precisional.com Dayton, Ohio · www.spectralasers.com
AIT Worldwide Logistics, Inc. 2021-03-17 Select Express & Logistics LLC 2021-11-17 2
Itasca, Illinois · www.aitworldwide.com New York, New York · www.selectexp.com
ARCH Global Precision LLC 2019-04-01 ARCH Precision Components Corp. 2021-04-19 1
Livonia, Michigan · www.archglobalprecision.com Livonia, Michigan
ARCH Global Precision LLC 2019-04-01 Cling’s Aerospace LLC 2020-07-20 8
Livonia, Michigan · www.archglobalprecision.com Tempe, Arizona · www.clingsaz.com
Syndigo LLC 2018-10-25 Kwikee Products Co. LLC 2020-04-27 9
Lisle, Illinois · www.syndigo.com Peoria, Illinois · www.kwikee.com
ACR Group 2013-11-19 FreeFlight Systems Ltd. 2020-02-24 4
Fort Lauderdale, Florida · www.acrartex.com Irving, Texas · www.freeflightsystems.com
Syndigo LLC 2018-10-25 Sellpoints, Inc. 2019-08-12 8
Lisle, Illinois · www.syndigo.com Emeryville, California · www.sellpoints.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Transportation 4 (13%) 3.0B (59%) 8 (11%) 3.0B (48%)
Chemicals 3 (10%) 650M (13%) 8 (11%) 650M (10%)
Manufacturing 1 (3%) - 8 (11%) -
Electrical Equipment 3 (10%) 600M (12%) 6 (8%) 600M (10%)
Automotive 1 (3%) - 5 (7%) -
Building Materials 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Medical Products 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Packaging 2 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Machinery 1 (3%) 750M (15%) 2 (3%) 750M (12%)
Business Services 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Distribution - - 2 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Information Technology 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Plastics 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (1%) 650M (10%)
Aerospace - - 1 (1%) 550M (9%)
Engineering 1 (3%) 99M (2%) 1 (1%) 99M (2%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (1%) -
Beverages 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Communications - - 1 (1%) -
Electronics 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Infrastructure - - 1 (1%) -
Insurance - - 1 (1%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Life Science 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Marketing 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (1%) -
Restaurants 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Retail - - 1 (1%) -
Software 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 31 $5.1B 75 $6.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 31 (100%) 5.1B (100%) 73 (97%) 6.3B (100%)
  Illinois 4 (13%) 2.5B (49%) 8 (11%) 2.5B (40%)
  Texas 2 (6%) - 6 (8%) -
  California 2 (6%) - 6 (8%) -
  Ohio 1 (3%) - 6 (8%) 550M (9%)
  Georgia 3 (10%) - 5 (7%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (6%) 650M (13%) 4 (5%) 650M (10%)
  New York 2 (6%) 600M (12%) 4 (5%) 600M (10%)
  Missouri 2 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
  Florida 2 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
  Michigan 2 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
  North Carolina 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) 650M (10%)
  Connecticut 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
  Louisiana 2 (6%) 500M (10%) 2 (3%) 500M (8%)
  Arizona 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  New Jersey - - 2 (3%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (3%) 750M (15%) 1 (1%) 750M (12%)
  Virginia 1 (3%) 99M (2%) 1 (1%) 99M (2%)
  Tennessee 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Washington - - 1 (1%) -
  Mississippi - - 1 (1%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (1%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (1%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (1%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (1%) -
China - - 1 (1%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 31 (100%) 5.1B (100%) 73 (97%) 6.3B (100%)
Cross-border - - 2 (3%) -
Total 31 $5.1B 75 $6.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (16%) 500M (10%) 28 (37%) 1.1B (19%)
Secondary Buyout 15 (48%) 600M (12%) 27 (36%) 600M (11%)
Divestiture 4 (13%) 1.5B (29%) 7 (9%) 1.5B (27%)
Growth Capital 2 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) 1.2B (24%) 3 (4%) 1.2B (21%)
Going Private 2 (6%) 1.3B (25%) 2 (3%) 1.3B (23%)
Consolidation 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Total 31 $5.1B 75 $5.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 24 (44%) 6.8B (43%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 16 (29%) 6.6B (42%)
Trade Sale 8 (15%) 2.2B (14%)
IPO 2 (4%) -
Merger 2 (4%) -
1 (2%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (2%) -
Stake Sale 1 (2%) -
Total 55 $15.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
2
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
2
Citigroup Investment Banking
2
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
11
Mayer Brown
7
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $2.5B
$100M to $1B 6 $3.7B
< $100M 1 $99M
TOTAL $6.3B
Largest Echo Global Logistics, Inc.
$1.3B (2021-09-10)
sell # Total
> $1B 4 $13.3B
$100M to $1B 7 $2.7B
< $100M 1 $55M
TOTAL $16.1B
Largest Cebridge Connections Holdings LLC (Suddenlink)
$6.6B (2012-07-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
39%
29 (39%)
Strategic(s)
9%
7 (9%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
45%
25 (45%)
Strategic(s)
42%
23 (42%)

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