The Mustang Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

The Mustang Group’s most common sectors for investment are building materials (15%) and business services (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) and secondary buyout (29%). In total, The Mustang Group has invested in 6 US states.

In the last 3 years, The Mustang Group has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). The Mustang Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Mr. Youth for $50M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity9
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7

The Mustang Group LLC

339 Auburn Street,
Newton, Massachusetts 02466
United States
(617) 467-6800
www.mustanggroup.com
info@mustanggroup.com

The Mustang Group is an East Coast US-based private equity firm focused on investing in profitable mid-sized companies with revenues of $5 to $100 million. Mustang looks to fund management buyouts, recapitalizations, corporate carve-outs, and growth capital financings. Areas of interest include leisure/recreation, specialty retail, consumer products, technology, business and financial services, and manufacturing. The Mustang Group prefers opportunities where management looks to continue on with the business and that have leading positions within their respective sectors. The Mustang Group was formed in 2003 and is based in Newton, Massachusetts.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Distribution, Financial Services, Leisure, Manufacturing, Marketing, Retail, Software, Technology Hardware

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

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

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - - 1 - - 2
vol $50M $50M
  9

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Scribe Software Corp. 2018-06-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Manchester, New Hampshire · www.scribesoftware.com
The Reggio Register Co., Inc. 2015-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Leominster, Massachusetts · www.reggioregister.com
Renovation Brands LLC 2012-06-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Florence, Alabama · www.renovationbrands.com
Mr. Youth LLC 2011-11-14 50M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.mryouth.com
SOG Specialty Knives & Tools LLC 2011-08-18 - Secondary Buyout
Lynnwood, Washington · www.sogknives.com
Crowdtap LLC 2011-07-29 - Venture
New York, New York · www.crowdtap.com
Mr. Youth LLC 2009-02-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New York, New York · www.mryouth.com
Vermont Teddy Bear Co. 2008-09-11 - Going Private
Shelburne, Vermont · www.vtbear.com
Scribe Software Corp. 2006-10-30 - Secondary Buyout
Manchester, New Hampshire · www.scribesoftware.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Renovation Brands LLC 2012-06-19 DecorPlanet.com 2019-08-12 1
Florence, Alabama · www.renovationbrands.com New York, New York · www.decorplanet.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Building Materials 1 (20%) - 1 (14%) -
Business Services 1 (20%) - 1 (14%) -
Consumer Products 1 (20%) - 1 (14%) -
Distribution 1 (20%) - 1 (14%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (14%) -
Manufacturing 1 (20%) - 1 (14%) -
Marketing - - 1 (14%) -
Total 5 - 7 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 5 (100%) - 7 (100%) -
  New York 1 (20%) - 2 (29%) -
  Washington 1 (20%) - 1 (14%) -
  Vermont 1 (20%) - 1 (14%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (20%) - 1 (14%) -
  Alabama 1 (20%) - 1 (14%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (14%) -
Total 5 - 7 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (40%) - 3 (43%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (20%) - 2 (29%) -
Going Private 1 (20%) - 1 (14%) -
Venture 1 (20%) - 1 (14%) -
Total 5 - 7 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (50%) 50M (100%)
Trade Sale 1 (50%) -
Total 2 $50M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $50M
TOTAL $50M
Largest Mr. Youth LLC
$50M (2011-11-14)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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