M&A Deal Summary

The Riverside Company Acquires Corporate Visions

On August 19, 2021, private equity firm The Riverside Company acquired marketing company Corporate Visions from Sentinel Capital Partners, Brookside Capital Partners and Capitala Group

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is The Riverside Company’s 6th transaction in the Marketing sector.
  • This is The Riverside Company’s 184th transaction in the United States.
  • This is The Riverside Company’s 3rd transaction in Nevada.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2021-08-19
Target Corporate Visions
Sector Marketing
Buyer(s) The Riverside Company
Sellers(s) Sentinel Capital Partners
Brookside Capital Partners
Capitala Group
Deal Type Secondary Buyout
Advisor(s) Houlihan Lokey (Financial)

Target

Corporate Visions

Reno, Nevada, United States
website
Corporate Visions is a marketing and sales messaging, tools and training company that helps global B2B companies create more sales opportunities, win more deals and increase sales profitability by improving the conversations salespeople have with customers. Companies engage Corporate Visions in three areas: developing differentiated messages that concentrate on customer needs; deploying tools that support critical steps in the buying cycle; and delivering sales skills training that enables salespeople to capture more value. Corporate Visions was formed in 1984 and is based in Reno, Nevada.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

The Riverside Company

New York, New York, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1988
PE ASSETS 5.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm that seeks investments in profitable lower middle-market companies valued under $400 million. Riverside looks to invest in growth businesses headquartered in North America, Europe, and Asia (primarily Japan and South Korea), that have been in operation for at least five years. Riverside targets investments in a wide array of industries including distribution, automotive, healthcare, education, manufacturing, software, consumer services, plastics, publishing, food, communications, marine, and business services. Riverside was formed in 1988 and is based in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 266 of 283
Sector (Marketing) 6 of 6
Type (Secondary Buyout) 43 of 45
State (Nevada) 3 of 4
Country (United States) 184 of 195
Year (2021) 10 of 14
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-06-24 Cryptomathic

Aarhus C, Denmark

Cryptomathic is a provider of high-end hardware agnostic secure server solutions to a wide range of industry sectors, including banking, government, technology manufacturing, cloud and mobile. Cryptomathic was founded in 1986 and is based in Aarhus C, Denmark.

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DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-08-31 Arrowhead Engineered Products

Blaine, Minnesota, United States

Arrowhead Engineered Products is a specialty supplier and distributor of aftermarket replacement parts for a wide variety of equipment types across the outdoor power equipment, Powersports, agricultural, industrial and automotive industries. Arrowhead Engineered Products was founded in 1986 and is based in Blaine, Minnesota.

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Seller(S) 3

SELLER

Sentinel Capital Partners

New York, New York, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1995
PE ASSETS 6.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Sentinel Capital Partners is a private equity firm that targets investments in middle-market companies with strong management and 'attractive growth prospects'. Sentinel looks to invest up to $175 million of equity in companies generating EBITDA of up to $65 million. Sectors of interest include business services/outsourcing, consumer products and services, food and restaurants, franchising, and manufacturing. Prospective transaction situations include management buyouts, recapitalizations, corporate divestitures, take-privates, and growth capital financings. Sentinel Capital Partners was formed in 1995 and is based in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 62 of 69
Sector (Marketing) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 28 of 30
State (Nevada) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 56 of 62
Year (2021) 5 of 6
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-04-01 TranSystems

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

TranSystems is an consulting, engineering and architectural solutions firm. TranSystems was founded in 1996 and is based in Kansas City, Missouri.

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DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-09-13 Midwest Eye Consultants

Wabash, Indiana, United States

Midwest Eye Consultants provides management services to one of the largest providers of integrated eye care services in Indiana and northwest Ohio. Midwest Eye's affiliated optometry and ophthalmology practices provide the full spectrum of eye care to their patients, including primary care, surgical services, LASIK, and prescription eyewear. Midwest Eye Consultants was founded in 1978 and headquartered in Wabash, Indiana.

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DESCRIPTION

Brookside Capital Partners is an investment management firm focused on stable lower-middle market companies in the US. The Firm typically commits $5 to $30 million per transaction to support buyouts, leveraged recapitalizations, strategic acquisitions and growth. Potential businesses generally have revenue greater than $15 million, and EBITDA of at least $4 million. Industries of interest include business services, consumer, distribution, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation and logistics. Brookside Capital Partners was established in 2001 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 13 of 18
Sector (Marketing) 2 of 2
Type (Secondary Buyout) 7 of 9
State (Nevada) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 13 of 18
Year (2021) 3 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-06-17 AAA Distributor

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

AAA Distributor is a distributor, wholesaler, and retailer of kitchen, bathroom, and flooring home improvement and remodeling products. AAA Distributor was founded in 2003 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-10-25 Controlled Products

Dalton, Georgia, United States

Controlled Products is a manufacturer and distributor of premium quality synthetic turf for sports, training, landscape, leisure, and specialty applications. Controlled products are sold to a national network of dealers and installers under Controlled Products’ highly recognizable brand names, SporTurf, GrassTex, and Synthetic Turf International. Controlled also delivers a broad array of turf products to original equipment manufacturers and large regional installation companies under private label arrangements. Controlled Products is based in Dalton, Georgia.

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SELLER

Capitala Group

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Asset Manager
Founded 1998
PE ASSETS 2.2B USD
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Capitala Group is an asset manager that provides equity and mezzanine capital to mid-sized companies valued up to $250 million. Funds are generally used to support growth needs, add-on acquisitions, management/leveraged buyouts, and recapitalizations. Capitatala will invest across the US, but generally targets opportunities located in the Southeast. Industry preferences include building products, business services, consumer/reteail, general industrial, healthcare, and technology. Prospective companies typically have revenues greater than $10 million and EBITDA of at least $3 million. Capitala was formed in 1998 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 47 of 51
Sector (Marketing) 2 of 2
Type (Secondary Buyout) 16 of 18
State (Nevada) 2 of 2
Country (United States) 46 of 50
Year (2021) 8 of 8
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-08-03 Sparus

Peachtree Corners, Georgia, United States

Sparus is a provider of outsourced utility field services and project management outsourcing services through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Southern Cross Corporation and The Spear Group. Sparus was founded in 1946 and is based in Peachtree Corners, Georgia.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2022-01-27 Overdrive Interactive

Allston, Massachusetts, United States

Overdrive Interactive is a digital marketing agency that delivers customized brand-building marketing programs that yield measurable insights to its customers, allowing them to compete and win in the online space. Overdrive Interactive was founded in 2001 and is based in Allston, Massachusetts.

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