The Jordan Company Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, The Jordan Company has acquired 14 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

The Jordan Company’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (11%) and chemicals (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) and secondary buyout (35%). In total, The Jordan Company has invested in 25 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2018 when it acquired CFS Brands for $750M.

In the last 3 years, The Jordan Company has exited 13 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (44%). 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 Activity117
    • M&A Buy Activity66
    • M&A Sell Activity51
  • Total Sectors Invested 28
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 46
  • M&A Advisors 14

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (4.2/yr) # 45 5 5 7 4 - 66
vol $2.4B $750M $650M $3.8B
Sell (3.2/yr) # 35 3 2 6 5 - 51
vol $15.6B $450M $16.1B
  117

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Specialty Building Products LLC 2020-12-21 - Secondary Buyout
Duluth, Georgia · www.specialtybuildingproducts.com
Spectrio LLC 2020-12-15 - Secondary Buyout
Oldsmar, Florida · www.spectrio.com
Heartland Home Services 2020-12-15 - Secondary Buyout
Macomb, Michigan · www.heartlandhomeservices.com
Dimora Brands, Inc. 2020-11-24 - Secondary Buyout
Somerville, New Jersey · www.dimorabrands.com
Capstone Logistics LLC 2020-10-21 - Secondary Buyout
Peachtree Corners, Georgia · www.capstonelogistics.com
PQ Corp. - Performance Materials Business 2020-10-15 650M USD Divestiture
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Parts Authority, Inc. 2020-10-01 - Secondary Buyout
Rockville Centre, New York · www.partsauthority.com
WesCom Signal and Rescue Ltd. 2020-02-28 - Secondary Buyout
Havant, United Kingdom · www.wescomsignal.com
Borchers Group Ltd. 2020-01-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Westlake, Ohio · www.borchers.com
American Freight Group, Inc. 2019-12-30 450M USD Add-on Acquisition
Columbus, Ohio · www.americanfreight.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
ARCH Global Precision LLC 2019-04-01 Cling’s Aerospace LLC 2020-07-20 6
Livonia, Michigan · www.archglobalprecision.com Tempe, Arizona · www.clingsaz.com
Syndigo LLC 2018-10-25 Kwikee Products Company LLC 2020-04-27 8
Lisle, Illinois · www.syndigo.com Cottage Grove, Oregon · www.kwikee.com
ACR Group 2013-11-19 FreeFlight Systems Ltd. 2020-02-24 3
Fort Lauderdale, Florida · www.acrartex.com Irving, Texas · www.freeflightsystems.com
Syndigo LLC 2018-10-25 Sellpoints, Inc. 2019-08-12 7
Lisle, Illinois · www.syndigo.com Emeryville, California · www.sellpoints.com
Syndigo LLC 2018-10-25 EdgeAQ LLC (Edgenet, Inc.) 2019-01-07 6
Lisle, Illinois · www.syndigo.com Nashville, Tennessee · www.edgenet.com
Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corp. 2017-08-30 American Fast Freight, Inc. 2018-10-18 2
Danbury, Connecticut · www.odysseylogistics.com Fife, Washington · www.americanfast.com
Worldwide Clinical Trials, Inc. 2007-01-01 Continuum Clinical LLC - Late Stage Research Practice 2018-03-15 1
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.worldwide.com Northbrook, Illinois
Production Resource Group, Inc. 2007-08-21 XL Video Ltd. 2015-06-09 3
Armonk, New York · www.prg.com Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom · www.xlvideo.tv

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Chemicals 2 (8%) 650M (25%) 7 (11%) 650M (17%)
Manufacturing 1 (4%) - 7 (11%) -
Transportation 2 (8%) 500M (19%) 6 (9%) 500M (13%)
Electrical Equipment 4 (15%) 600M (23%) 5 (8%) 600M (16%)
Automotive 1 (4%) - 4 (6%) -
Machinery 1 (4%) 750M (29%) 3 (5%) 750M (20%)
Building Materials 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) -
Medical Products 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) -
Business Services 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Communications 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Distribution - - 2 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Healthcare Services - - 2 (3%) -
Information Technology 2 (8%) - 2 (3%) -
Packaging 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Retail 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (2%) 650M (17%)
Aerospace - - 1 (2%) 550M (14%)
Engineering 1 (4%) 99M (4%) 1 (2%) 99M (3%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) -
Electronics 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Insurance - - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Life Science 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Marketing 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (2%) -
Plastics - - 1 (2%) -
Restaurants 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 26 $2.6B 66 $3.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 26 (100%) 2.6B (100%) 64 (97%) 3.8B (100%)
  Illinois 3 (12%) - 6 (9%) -
  Ohio 1 (4%) - 6 (9%) 550M (14%)
  California 1 (4%) - 5 (8%) -
  Florida 3 (12%) - 4 (6%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (8%) 650M (25%) 4 (6%) 650M (17%)
  Texas 2 (8%) - 4 (6%) -
  Georgia 2 (8%) - 4 (6%) -
  Michigan 2 (8%) - 3 (5%) -
  North Carolina 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) 650M (17%)
  New York 1 (4%) 600M (23%) 3 (5%) 600M (16%)
  Missouri 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) -
  Connecticut 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) -
  Louisiana 2 (8%) 500M (19%) 2 (3%) 500M (13%)
  Arizona 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  New Jersey - - 2 (3%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (4%) 750M (29%) 1 (2%) 750M (20%)
  Virginia 1 (4%) 99M (4%) 1 (2%) 99M (3%)
  Tennessee 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Washington - - 1 (2%) -
  Mississippi - - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) -
China - - 1 (2%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 26 (100%) 2.6B (100%) 64 (97%) 3.8B (100%)
Cross-border - - 2 (3%) -
Total 26 $2.6B 66 $3.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (23%) 500M (19%) 28 (42%) 1.1B (33%)
Secondary Buyout 12 (46%) 600M (23%) 23 (35%) 600M (19%)
Divestiture 3 (12%) 1.5B (58%) 6 (9%) 1.5B (48%)
Growth Capital 2 (8%) - 3 (5%) -
Recapitalization - - 2 (3%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Consolidation 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Going Private 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 26 $2.6B 66 $3.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 21 (41%) 6.8B (43%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 15 (29%) 6.6B (42%)
Trade Sale 8 (16%) 2.2B (14%)
IPO 2 (4%) -
Merger 2 (4%) -
1 (2%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (2%) -
Stake Sale 1 (2%) -
Total 51 $15.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
2
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Moelis & Co.
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
7
Mayer Brown
6
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 6 $3.7B
< $100M 1 $99M
TOTAL $3.8B
Largest CFS Brands, LLC
$750M (2018-02-01)
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)
36%
24 (36%)
Strategic(s)
9%
6 (9%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
43%
22 (43%)
Strategic(s)
43%
22 (43%)

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