The Riverside Company Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, The Riverside Company has acquired 14 companies. It has also invested in 12 others.

The Riverside Company’s most common sectors for investment aresoftware (9%) and business services (8%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (52%) and growth capital (21%). In total, The Riverside Company has invested in 34 US states and 28 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired American Stock Transfer & Trust for $1.0B.

In the last 3 years, The Riverside Company has exited 25 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (43%). The Riverside Company’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold Tate’s Bake Shop for $500M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity468
    • M&A Buy Activity279
    • M&A Sell Activity189
  • Total Sectors Invested 42
  • Total Countries Invested 28
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 119
  • M&A Advisors 53

The Riverside Company

The Riverside Company

630 Fifth Avenue Suite 400,
New York, New York 10111
United States
(212) 265-6575
www.riversidecompany.com

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.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Food, Franchising, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Marketing, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Plastics, Publishing, Retail, Safety/Security, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Nordic, Asia/Pacific, Australia/New Zealand

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 10 -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - 400
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (6.2/yr) # 248 6 14 9 2 - 279
vol $1.3B $178M $1.5B
Sell (6.6/yr) # 156 8 12 7 5 1 189
vol $2.7B $187M $2.9B
  468

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
E&A Scheer BV 2024-01-11 - Secondary Sale
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.rum.nl
Energy Exemplar Pty Ltd. 2023-10-31 - Secondary Sale
Adelaide, Australia · www.energyexemplar.com
Baker Hill Corp. 2023-06-21 - Secondary Sale
Carmel, Indiana · www.bakerhill.com
Modern Hire, Inc. 2023-05-09 - Trade Sale
Cleveland, Ohio · www.modernhire.com
n2y LLC 2023-04-04 - Secondary Sale
Huron, Ohio · www.n2y.com
Dastex Reinraumzubehör GmbH & Co. KG 2023-03-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Muggensturm, Germany · www.dastex.com
Vita Verita AB 2023-03-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Kungsängen, Sweden · www.vitaverita.com
SureWerx, Inc. 2023-01-04 - Secondary Sale
Coquitlam, British Columbia · www.jetgroupbrands.com
BioDue S.p.A. 2022-11-16 - Secondary Buyout
Sambuca, Italy · www.biodue.com
OutSolve LLC 2022-10-17 - Recapitalization
Metairie, Louisiana · www.outsolve.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
n2y LLC 2023-04-04 Texthelp Ltd. 2024-03-25 1
Huron, Ohio · www.n2y.com Antrim, United Kingdom · www.texthelp.com
EverSmith Brands 2021-01-15 U.S. Lawns 2024-02-01 3
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.eversmithbrands.com Orlando, Florida · www.uslawns.com
OutSolve LLC 2022-10-17 First Advantage Consulting Firm - Action Compliance Business 2022-11-25 4
Metairie, Louisiana · www.outsolve.com Kennesaw, Georgia
Corporate Visions, Inc. 2021-08-19 DSG Consulting, Inc. 2022-04-18 2
Reno, Nevada · www.corporatevisions.com Little Rock, Arkansas · www.dsgteam.com
LMG Holdings, Inc. 2020-02-04 Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc. 2021-05-28 1
Blue Ash, Ohio · www.lmgholdings.com Littleton, Colorado · www.alcoholmonitoring.com
H-D Advanced Manufacturing Co. 2012-12-11 Firstmark Corp. 2018-09-19 1
Houston, Texas · www.h-dam.com Chatsworth, California · www.firstmarkcorp.com
Omnigo Software 2016-11-07 Competitive Edge Software, Inc. 2017-10-13 5
St. Louis, Missouri · www.omnigo.com Franklin, Wisconsin · www.reportexec.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 10 (14%) - 23 (8%) 100M (7%)
Business Services 5 (7%) - 21 (7%) -
Manufacturing 3 (4%) - 21 (7%) -
Internet Software and Services 8 (11%) - 19 (7%) -
Medical Products 2 (3%) - 17 (6%) 74M (5%)
Education 4 (5%) - 15 (5%) -
Healthcare Services 3 (4%) - 12 (4%) -
Consumer Products 3 (4%) - 10 (4%) -
Food 3 (4%) - 10 (4%) -
Building Materials 1 (1%) 178M (100%) 9 (3%) 178M (12%)
Information Technology 3 (4%) - 9 (3%) -
Life Science 4 (5%) - 9 (3%) -
Electronics - - 8 (3%) -
Safety/Security 5 (7%) - 8 (3%) -
Marketing 2 (3%) - 6 (2%) 95M (7%)
Automotive - - 6 (2%) -
Distribution 1 (1%) - 6 (2%) -
Consumer Services 3 (4%) - 5 (2%) -
Franchising 2 (3%) - 5 (2%) -
Publishing - - 5 (2%) -
Retail 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) -
Apparel/Textiles 3 (4%) - 4 (1%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 4 (1%) -
Packaging 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 4 (1%) -
Financial Services - - 3 (1%) 1.0B (69%)
Beverages 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
E-Commerce 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 3 (1%) -
Machinery - - 3 (1%) -
Plastics - - 3 (1%) -
Transportation 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (1%) -
Communications - - 2 (1%) -
Environmental - - 2 (1%) -
Insurance - - 2 (1%) -
Metals/Mining - - 2 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (1%) -
Media - - 1 (< 1%) 11M (1%)
Agriculture 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Engineering 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Furniture 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 73 $178M 282 $1.5B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 50 (68%) - 194 (69%) 1.1B (76%)
  Texas 8 (11%) - 18 (6%) -
  Ohio 3 (4%) - 17 (6%) -
  California 5 (7%) - 15 (5%) -
  Florida 2 (3%) - 14 (5%) -
  Wisconsin - - 10 (4%) 11M (1%)
  Michigan 3 (4%) - 9 (3%) -
  Illinois 2 (3%) - 9 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania 3 (4%) - 8 (3%) -
  Colorado 2 (3%) - 8 (3%) -
  New York - - 8 (3%) 1.0B (69%)
  New Jersey 3 (4%) - 7 (2%) -
  Oregon 2 (3%) - 7 (2%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (1%) - 6 (2%) -
  Indiana 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) 100M (7%)
  Tennessee 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) -
  Nevada 3 (4%) - 4 (1%) -
  Georgia 2 (3%) - 4 (1%) -
  Virginia - - 4 (1%) -
  South Carolina - - 4 (1%) -
  Minnesota - - 4 (1%) -
  Connecticut 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
  North Carolina 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
  Louisiana 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
  Utah - - 3 (1%) -
  New Hampshire - - 3 (1%) -
  Arizona 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Missouri 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Maryland 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Kentucky 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Rhode Island 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Maine 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Washington - - 1 (< 1%) -
  South Dakota - - 1 (< 1%) -
  New Mexico - - 1 (< 1%) -
Germany 4 (5%) - 14 (5%) -
Australia 6 (8%) - 13 (5%) -
Canada 2 (3%) 178M (100%) 7 (2%) 273M (19%)
  Ontario 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) 95M (7%)
  Alberta 1 (1%) 178M (100%) 1 (< 1%) 178M (12%)
  Manitoba - - 1 (< 1%) -
  British Columbia - - 1 (< 1%) -
United Kingdom 2 (3%) - 6 (2%) 55M (4%)
Czech Republic - - 5 (2%) -
Italy 2 (3%) - 4 (1%) -
Poland - - 4 (1%) -
Spain 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) 18M (1%)
Denmark 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Japan - - 3 (1%) -
Belgium 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Finland 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
New Zealand 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Sweden 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Austria - - 2 (1%) -
Hungary - - 2 (1%) -
Netherlands - - 2 (1%) -
Portugal - - 2 (1%) -
Switzerland - - 2 (1%) -
Bulgaria 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
France - - 1 (< 1%) -
Israel - - 1 (< 1%) -
South Korea - - 1 (< 1%) -
Malaysia - - 1 (< 1%) -
Norway - - 1 (< 1%) -
South Africa - - 1 (< 1%) -
Turkey - - 1 (< 1%) -
Domestic 50 (68%) - 194 (69%) 1.1B (76%)
Cross-border 23 (32%) 178M (100%) 88 (31%) 347M (24%)
Total 73 $178M 282 $1.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 17 (23%) - 146 (52%) 1.0B (70%)
Growth Capital 27 (37%) - 59 (21%) -
Secondary Buyout 12 (16%) - 45 (16%) 55M (4%)
Consolidation 8 (11%) - 9 (3%) -
Divestiture 2 (3%) - 8 (3%) 111M (8%)
Stake Purchase 5 (7%) - 8 (3%) -
Recapitalization 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) -
Going Private 1 (1%) 178M (100%) 2 (1%) 273M (19%)
Total 73 $178M 282 $1.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 81 (43%) 446M (15%)
Trade Sale 57 (30%) 474M (16%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 27 (14%) 2.0B (69%)
Unknown 7 (4%) -
Merger 6 (3%) -
Bankruptcy 4 (2%) -
Sold to Management 3 (2%) -
Stake Sale 3 (2%) -
IPO 1 (1%) -
Total 189 $2.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Deloitte
20
West Monroe Partners
11
Lincoln International
8
Legal Deals
Jones Day
119
Allen & Overy
12
Watson, Farley & Williams
5

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
$100M to $1B 1 $178M
< $100M 5 $280M
TOTAL $1.5B
Largest American Stock Transfer & Trust Co. LLC
$1.0B (2008-05-29)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 10 $2.4B
< $100M 10 $486M
TOTAL $2.9B
Largest Tate’s Bake Shop, Inc.
$500M (2018-05-06)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
17%
48 (17%)
Strategic(s)
3%
9 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
43%
81 (43%)
Strategic(s)
46%
86 (46%)

FAQ

When was The Riverside Company founded?

The Riverside Company was founded in 1988.

What type of investor is The Riverside Company?

The Riverside Company is a private equity firm.

Where is The Riverside Company headquartered?

The Riverside Company is headquartered in New York, New York.

How much capital does The Riverside Company have under management?

The Riverside Company has 5.0B USD under management.

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