The Riverside Company Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, The Riverside Company has acquired 19 companies. It has also invested in 19 others.

The Riverside Company’s most common sectors for investment aresoftware (9%) and manufacturing (8%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (53%) and growth capital (22%). 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 36 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (44%). 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 Activity457
    • M&A Buy Activity275
    • M&A Sell Activity182
  • Total Sectors Invested 42
  • Total Countries Invested 28
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 125
  • M&A Advisors 51

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, Scandinavia, 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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (9.8/yr) # 226 11 11 6 14 7 275
vol $1.3B $178M $1.5B
Sell (10.6/yr) # 129 17 9 8 12 7 182
vol $1.6B $1.1B $187M $2.9B
  457

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
BioDue S.p.A. 2022-11-16 - Secondary Buyout
Sambuca, Italy · www.biodue.com
Applied Educational Systems 2022-10-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania · www.aeseducation.com
Xcentric Mold & Engineering, Inc. 2022-09-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Clinton Township, Michigan · www.xcentricmold.com
Parker Food Group 2022-08-11 - Secondary Buyout
Fort Worth, Texas · www.parkerfoodgroup.com
Workstride.com, Inc. 2022-07-12 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.workstride.com
Abracon Corp. 2022-07-06 - Secondary Buyout
Rancho Santa Margarita, California · www.abracon.com
Brookson Group Ltd. 2022-06-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Warrington, United Kingdom · www.brooksongroup.co.uk
CORE Higher Education Group 2022-06-14 - Growth Capital
West Warwick, Rhode Island · www.corehighered.com
Drone System Technologies LLC 2022-06-06 - Growth Capital
Reno, Nevada · www.dronesystemtechnologies.com
Centium Software 2022-03-30 - Growth Capital
New Farm, Australia · www.eventsair.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
SureWerx, Inc. 2018-11-02 Rocky Brands, Inc. - NEOS Overshoe 2022-10-01 8
Coquitlam, British Columbia · www.jetgroupbrands.com Nelsonville, Ohio
Corporate Visions, Inc. 2021-08-19 DSG Consulting, Inc. 2022-04-18 1
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
SureWerx, Inc. 2018-11-02 Kimberly-Clark Professional - Jackson Safety & Wilson Safety Brands 2018-12-20 7
Coquitlam, British Columbia · www.jetgroupbrands.com Roswell, Georgia
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 14 (19%) 100M (36%) 23 (8%) 100M (7%)
Business Services 3 (4%) - 20 (7%) -
Manufacturing 2 (3%) - 20 (7%) -
Medical Products - - 15 (5%) 74M (5%)
Education 4 (5%) - 15 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services 7 (9%) - 15 (5%) -
Consumer Products 3 (4%) - 12 (4%) -
Healthcare Services 3 (4%) - 12 (4%) -
Information Technology 3 (4%) - 10 (4%) -
Food 3 (4%) - 9 (3%) -
Life Science 4 (5%) - 9 (3%) -
Building Materials 1 (1%) 178M (64%) 8 (3%) 178M (12%)
Safety/Security 6 (8%) - 8 (3%) -
Electronics - - 7 (3%) -
Marketing 2 (3%) - 6 (2%) 95M (7%)
Automotive - - 6 (2%) -
Distribution 1 (1%) - 6 (2%) -
Franchising 3 (4%) - 6 (2%) -
Consumer Services 3 (4%) - 5 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 5 (2%) -
Publishing - - 5 (2%) -
Retail 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) -
Apparel/Textiles 3 (4%) - 4 (1%) -
Packaging 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 4 (1%) -
Financial Services - - 3 (1%) 1.0B (69%)
Beverages 2 (3%) - 3 (1%) -
Communications - - 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%) -
Environmental - - 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%) -
Insurance - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 74 $278M 276 $1.5B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 49 (66%) 100M (36%) 190 (69%) 1.1B (76%)
  Texas 8 (11%) - 18 (7%) -
  California 5 (7%) - 15 (5%) -
  Florida 2 (3%) - 15 (5%) -
  Ohio 3 (4%) - 14 (5%) -
  Illinois 2 (3%) - 10 (4%) -
  Wisconsin - - 10 (4%) 11M (1%)
  Michigan 3 (4%) - 9 (3%) -
  Colorado 2 (3%) - 9 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania 3 (4%) - 8 (3%) -
  New York - - 8 (3%) 1.0B (69%)
  New Jersey 3 (4%) - 7 (3%) -
  Oregon 2 (3%) - 7 (3%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (1%) - 6 (2%) -
  Indiana 2 (3%) 100M (36%) 5 (2%) 100M (7%)
  Tennessee 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) -
  Nevada 3 (4%) - 4 (1%) -
  Virginia - - 4 (1%) -
  South Carolina - - 4 (1%) -
  Minnesota - - 4 (1%) -
  Georgia 2 (3%) - 3 (1%) -
  Connecticut 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%) -
  Louisiana - - 2 (1%) -
  Rhode Island 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Maine 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Washington - - 1 (< 1%) -
  South Dakota - - 1 (< 1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (< 1%) -
  New Mexico - - 1 (< 1%) -
Australia 7 (9%) - 13 (5%) -
Germany 3 (4%) - 13 (5%) -
Canada 4 (5%) 178M (64%) 8 (3%) 273M (19%)
  Ontario 2 (3%) - 5 (2%) 95M (7%)
  Alberta 1 (1%) 178M (64%) 1 (< 1%) 178M (12%)
  British Columbia 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Manitoba - - 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%)
Japan - - 3 (1%) -
Belgium 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Denmark 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Finland 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Netherlands 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
New Zealand 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Austria - - 2 (1%) -
Hungary - - 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%) -
Sweden - - 1 (< 1%) -
Turkey - - 1 (< 1%) -
Domestic 49 (66%) 100M (36%) 190 (69%) 1.1B (76%)
Cross-border 25 (34%) 178M (64%) 86 (31%) 347M (24%)
Total 74 $278M 276 $1.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 15 (20%) - 144 (52%) 1.0B (70%)
Growth Capital 29 (39%) - 58 (21%) -
Secondary Buyout 12 (16%) - 43 (16%) 55M (4%)
Stake Purchase 7 (9%) - 9 (3%) -
Divestiture 3 (4%) 100M (36%) 8 (3%) 111M (8%)
Consolidation 7 (9%) - 8 (3%) -
Recapitalization - - 4 (1%) -
Going Private 1 (1%) 178M (64%) 2 (1%) 273M (19%)
Total 74 $278M 276 $1.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 74 (41%) 446M (15%)
Trade Sale 56 (31%) 474M (16%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 27 (15%) 2.0B (69%)
Unknown 8 (4%) -
Merger 6 (3%) -
Bankruptcy 4 (2%) -
Sold to Management 3 (2%) -
Stake Sale 3 (2%) -
IPO 1 (1%) -
Total 182 $2.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Deloitte
20
West Monroe Partners
11
Lincoln International
8
Legal Deals
Jones Day
120
Allen & Overy LLP
12
Watson, Farley & Williams LLP
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)
16%
45 (16%)
Strategic(s)
3%
9 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
41%
74 (41%)
Strategic(s)
47%
85 (47%)

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