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 14 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) (54%) 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 43 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 Activity432
    • M&A Buy Activity260
    • M&A Sell Activity172
  • Total Sectors Invested 41
  • Total Countries Invested 28
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 119
  • M&A Advisors 51

The Riverside Company

45 Rockefeller Center 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (8.4/yr) # 218 9 11 11 5 6 260
vol $1.3B $178M $1.5B
Sell (11.4/yr) # 115 14 17 9 8 9 172
vol $1.6B $26M $1.1B $187M $2.9B
  432

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Bohemia Interactive Simulations k.s. 2021-11-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Prague, Czech Republic · www.bisimulations.com
Avance Clinical 2021-11-09 - Growth Capital
Thebarton, Australia · www.avancecro.com
PFB Corp. 2021-11-04 178M USD Going Private
Calgary, Alberta · www.pfbcorp.com
ACTINEO GmbH 2021-10-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Cologne, Germany · www.actineo.de
Lexipol LLC 2021-10-12 - Secondary Buyout
Frisco, Texas · www.lexipol.com
Y.International, Inc. 2021-09-23 - Secondary Buyout
Saitama, Japan · www.ysroad.net
Arrowhead Engineered Products, Inc. 2021-08-31 - Secondary Buyout
Blaine, Minnesota · www.arrowheadepinc.com
Corporate Visions, Inc. 2021-08-19 - Secondary Buyout
Reno, Nevada · www.corporatevisions.com
Cryptomathic 2021-06-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Aarhus C, Denmark · www.cryptomathic.com
Greenphire, Inc. 2021-05-26 - Secondary Buyout
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.greenphire.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Abracon Corp. 2018-07-23 ProAnt AB 2021-07-07 4
Rancho Santa Margarita, California · www.abracon.com Umeå, Sweden · www.proantantennas.com
Abracon Corp. 2018-07-23 Fox Electronics 2020-12-08 3
Rancho Santa Margarita, California · www.abracon.com Fort Myers, Florida · www.foxonline.com
SureWerx, Inc. 2018-11-02 Kimberly-Clark Professional - Jackson Safety & Wilson Safety Brands 2018-12-20 4
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 13 (19%) 100M (36%) 21 (8%) 100M (7%)
Manufacturing 2 (3%) - 19 (7%) -
Business Services 2 (3%) - 18 (7%) -
Medical Products - - 15 (6%) 74M (5%)
Consumer Products 3 (4%) - 13 (5%) -
Education 3 (4%) - 13 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services 5 (7%) - 13 (5%) -
Healthcare Services 3 (4%) - 10 (4%) -
Information Technology 3 (4%) - 10 (4%) -
Building Materials 2 (3%) 178M (64%) 9 (3%) 178M (12%)
Food 4 (6%) - 9 (3%) -
Life Science 3 (4%) - 8 (3%) -
Electronics 1 (1%) - 7 (3%) -
Safety/Security 5 (7%) - 7 (3%) -
Marketing 2 (3%) - 6 (2%) 95M (7%)
Automotive - - 6 (2%) -
Consumer Services 4 (6%) - 6 (2%) -
Distribution 2 (3%) - 6 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 5 (2%) -
Publishing - - 5 (2%) -
Apparel/Textiles 3 (4%) - 4 (2%) -
E-Commerce 2 (3%) - 4 (2%) -
Packaging 1 (1%) - 4 (2%) -
Retail - - 4 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (1%) - 4 (2%) -
Financial Services - - 3 (1%) 1.0B (69%)
Beverages 2 (3%) - 3 (1%) -
Communications - - 3 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 3 (1%) -
Franchising - - 3 (1%) -
Machinery - - 3 (1%) -
Plastics 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (1%) -
Environmental 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Metals/Mining - - 2 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (1%) -
Transportation - - 2 (1%) -
Media - - 1 (< 1%) 11M (1%)
Agriculture 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Engineering 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Insurance - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 70 $278M 261 $1.5B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 47 (67%) 100M (36%) 180 (69%) 1.1B (76%)
  Texas 8 (11%) - 16 (6%) -
  California 6 (9%) - 15 (6%) -
  Florida 3 (4%) - 15 (6%) -
  Ohio 3 (4%) - 14 (5%) -
  Illinois 2 (3%) - 10 (4%) -
  Wisconsin - - 10 (4%) 11M (1%)
  Michigan 4 (6%) - 9 (3%) -
  Colorado 2 (3%) - 8 (3%) -
  New York 1 (1%) - 8 (3%) 1.0B (69%)
  Pennsylvania 2 (3%) - 7 (3%) -
  Oregon 1 (1%) - 6 (2%) -
  Indiana 2 (3%) 100M (36%) 5 (2%) 100M (7%)
  New Jersey 2 (3%) - 5 (2%) -
  Tennessee 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 5 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 4 (2%) -
  South Carolina - - 4 (2%) -
  Minnesota - - 4 (2%) -
  Nevada 2 (3%) - 3 (1%) -
  Georgia 2 (3%) - 3 (1%) -
  Connecticut 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
  Utah - - 3 (1%) -
  New Hampshire - - 3 (1%) -
  Missouri 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Maryland 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Kentucky 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Louisiana - - 2 (1%) -
  Maine 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Washington - - 1 (< 1%) -
  South Dakota - - 1 (< 1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (< 1%) -
  New Mexico - - 1 (< 1%) -
Germany 4 (6%) - 13 (5%) -
Australia 5 (7%) - 10 (4%) -
Canada 3 (4%) 178M (64%) 7 (3%) 273M (19%)
  Ontario 1 (1%) - 4 (2%) 95M (7%)
  Alberta 1 (1%) 178M (64%) 1 (< 1%) 178M (12%)
  British Columbia 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Manitoba - - 1 (< 1%) -
United Kingdom 3 (4%) - 6 (2%) 55M (4%)
Czech Republic - - 5 (2%) -
Poland - - 4 (2%) -
Spain 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) 18M (1%)
Italy 1 (1%) - 3 (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 47 (67%) 100M (36%) 180 (69%) 1.1B (76%)
Cross-border 23 (33%) 178M (64%) 81 (31%) 347M (24%)
Total 70 $278M 261 $1.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 12 (17%) - 140 (54%) 1.0B (70%)
Growth Capital 30 (43%) - 53 (20%) -
Secondary Buyout 13 (19%) - 41 (16%) 55M (4%)
Divestiture 3 (4%) 100M (36%) 8 (3%) 111M (8%)
Consolidation 7 (10%) - 8 (3%) -
Stake Purchase 4 (6%) - 5 (2%) -
Recapitalization - - 4 (2%) -
Going Private 1 (1%) 178M (64%) 2 (1%) 273M (19%)
Total 70 $278M 261 $1.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 71 (41%) 446M (15%)
Trade Sale 49 (28%) 474M (16%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 27 (16%) 2.0B (69%)
Unknown 8 (5%) -
Merger 6 (3%) -
Bankruptcy 4 (2%) -
Sold to Management 3 (2%) -
Stake Sale 3 (2%) -
IPO 1 (1%) -
Total 172 $2.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Deloitte
20
West Monroe Partners
11
Lincoln International
8
Legal Deals
Jones Day
117
Allen & Overy LLP
11
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%
43 (16%)
Strategic(s)
3%
8 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
41%
71 (41%)
Strategic(s)
45%
78 (45%)

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