M&A Deal Summary

The Riverside Company Acquires It s Just Lunch

On June 1, 2006, private equity firm The Riverside Company acquired consumer services company It s Just Lunch

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is The Riverside Company’s 1st transaction in the Consumer Services sector.
  • This is The Riverside Company’s 57th transaction in the United States.
  • This is The Riverside Company’s 5th transaction in California.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2006-06-01
Target It s Just Lunch
Sector Consumer Services
Buyer(s) The Riverside Company
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)

Target

It s Just Lunch

Palm Desert, California, United States
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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

The Riverside Company

New York, New York, United States

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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 73 of 283
Sector (Consumer Services) 1 of 5
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 60 of 146
State (California) 5 of 15
Country (United States) 57 of 195
Year (2006) 10 of 21
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-06-01 Express Courier International

Franklin, Tennessee, United States

Express Courier International provides same-day and on-demand delivery and logistical services for time-critical shipments. ECI services include tailored pick-up and delivery scheduling and customized warehousing services. The company operates 19 offices in five Southeastern states. Express Courier International was founded in 1984 and is based in Franklin, Tennessee.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-07-01 BeaconMedaes

Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States

BeaconMedaes is a manufactures medical air and gas distribution equipment for healthcare providers.

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