The Mendota Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

The Mendota Group’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (34%) and building materials (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (100%). In total, The Mendota Group has invested in 3 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired Behrens Manufacturing for $18M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). The Mendota Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Behrens Manufacturing for $18M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity9
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 1

The Mendota Group

634 West Main, Suite 302,
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
United States
(608) 287-0649
www.themendotagroup.com
info@themendotagroup.com

The Mendota Group is a private investment firm that targets Midwest US-based investments in low to medium technology manufacturing, distribution, and service related companies. Prospective acquisitions are either privately owned or subsidiaries/divisions of publicly owned companies. Mendota typically seeks businesses with revenues between $5 and $25 million and valued less then $20 million. The Mendota Group is based in Madison, Wisconsin.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Consumer Services, Distribution, Manufacturing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)

Geographic Preferences: Midwest US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 25
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - 20
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 5 - 1 - - - 6
vol $18M $18M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 1 - - - - 3
vol $18M $18M
  9

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Lake Air Products 2017-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.lakeairmetals.com
Door Engineering & Manufacturing LLC 2016-08-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Kasota, Minnesota · www.doorengineering.com
Behrens Manufacturing LLC 2013-12-16 18M USD Secondary Buyout
Winona, Minnesota · www.behrensmfg.com
Door Engineering & Manufacturing LLC 2013-09-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Kasota, Minnesota · www.doorengineering.com
Wisconsin Coil Spring, Inc. 2013-02-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Muskego, Wisconsin · www.wicoil.com
WEM Automation LLC 2012-10-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New Berlin, Wisconsin · www.wemautomation.com
Spectrum Products LLC 2010-12-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Missoula, Montana · www.spectrumproducts.com
Preston-Eastin, Inc. 2008-05-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Tulsa, Oklahoma · www.prestoneastin.com
Behrens Manufacturing LLC 2005-10-01 18M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Winona, Minnesota · www.behrensmfg.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 1 (25%) - 2 (33%) 18M (100%)
Building Materials - - 1 (17%) -
Machinery 1 (25%) - 1 (17%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (25%) - 1 (17%) -
Software 1 (25%) - 1 (17%) -
Total 4 - 6 $18M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 4 (100%) - 6 (100%) 18M (100%)
  Minnesota 1 (25%) - 3 (50%) 18M (100%)
  Wisconsin 2 (50%) - 2 (33%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (25%) - 1 (17%) -
Total 4 - 6 $18M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (100%) - 6 (100%) 18M (100%)
Total 4 - 6 $18M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (67%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (33%) 18M (100%)
Total 3 $18M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Eisen Fox & Co. LLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $18M
TOTAL $18M
Largest Behrens Manufacturing LLC
$18M (2005-10-01)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $18M
TOTAL $18M
Largest Behrens Manufacturing LLC
$18M (2013-12-16)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%

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