The Riverside Company Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, The Riverside Company has acquired 16 companies. It has also invested in 14 others.

The Riverside Company’s most common sectors for investment are software (9%) and manufacturing (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (55%) and growth capital (21%). In total, The Riverside Company has invested in 33 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 38 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.

Join Mergr to view The Riverside Company’s full profile and discover more mega-sized private equity firms just like it.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity424
    • M&A Buy Activity257
    • M&A Sell Activity167
  • Total Sectors Invested 42
  • Total Countries Invested 28
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 117
  • M&A Advisors 48

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 (7.8/yr) # 218 9 11 11 6 2 257
vol $1.3B $1.3B
Sell (10.4/yr) # 115 14 17 9 8 4 167
vol $1.6B $26M $1.1B $187M $2.9B
  424

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Bentley Laboratories LLC 2021-05-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Edison, New Jersey · www.bentleylabs.com
ARCOS LLC 2021-03-17 - Secondary Buyout
Columbus, Ohio · www.arcos-inc.com
LILLEbaby LLC 2021-01-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Boulder, Colorado · www.lillebaby.com
UniFocus 2021-01-05 - Growth Capital
Carrollton, Texas · www.unifocus.com
AWP, Inc. 2020-12-23 - Secondary Buyout
North Canton, Ohio · www.awptrafficsafety.com
Sunrise Windows & Doors 2020-12-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Temperance, Michigan · www.sunrisewindows.com
Essences Bonnie & Don Flavours, Inc. 2020-12-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mississauga, Ontario · www.bdflavours.com
Clinical Education Alliance 2020-12-09 - Secondary Buyout
Stamford, Connecticut · www.clinicaleducationalliance.com
View All >>

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
Arrowhead Engineered Products, Inc. 2015-09-01 Stens Corp. 2016-11-22 5
Blaine, Minnesota · www.arrowheadepinc.com Jasper, Indiana · www.stens.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 15 (21%) 100M (100%) 21 (8%) 100M (8%)
Manufacturing 2 (3%) - 18 (7%) -
Business Services 2 (3%) - 17 (7%) -
Medical Products - - 15 (6%) 74M (6%)
Consumer Products 3 (4%) - 13 (5%) -
Education 3 (4%) - 13 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services 5 (7%) - 13 (5%) -
Food 5 (7%) - 10 (4%) -
Healthcare Services 3 (4%) - 10 (4%) -
Information Technology 3 (4%) - 10 (4%) -
Building Materials 1 (1%) - 8 (3%) -
Electronics 1 (1%) - 7 (3%) -
Life Science 2 (3%) - 7 (3%) -
Safety/Security 5 (7%) - 7 (3%) -
Automotive - - 6 (2%) -
Distribution 3 (4%) - 6 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 6 (2%) -
Marketing 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) 95M (7%)
Consumer Services 3 (4%) - 5 (2%) -
Publishing - - 5 (2%) -
Apparel/Textiles 3 (4%) - 4 (2%) -
E-Commerce 2 (3%) - 4 (2%) -
Packaging 1 (1%) - 4 (2%) -
Retail 1 (1%) - 4 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (1%) - 4 (2%) -
Financial Services - - 3 (1%) 1.0B (78%)
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%) -
Information Services 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Insurance - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 72 $100M 258 $1.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 47 (65%) 100M (100%) 178 (69%) 1.1B (87%)
  California 7 (10%) - 16 (6%) -
  Texas 8 (11%) - 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 (78%)
  Pennsylvania 2 (3%) - 7 (3%) -
  Oregon 1 (1%) - 6 (2%) -
  Indiana 2 (3%) 100M (100%) 5 (2%) 100M (8%)
  New Jersey 2 (3%) - 5 (2%) -
  Tennessee 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 5 (2%) -
  Minnesota 1 (1%) - 4 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 4 (2%) -
  South Carolina - - 4 (2%) -
  Georgia 2 (3%) - 3 (1%) -
  Connecticut 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
  Utah - - 3 (1%) -
  New Hampshire - - 3 (1%) -
  Nevada 1 (1%) - 2 (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 5 (7%) - 13 (5%) -
Australia 4 (6%) - 9 (3%) -
Canada 3 (4%) - 7 (3%) 95M (7%)
  Ontario 2 (3%) - 5 (2%) 95M (7%)
  British Columbia 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Manitoba - - 1 (< 1%) -
United Kingdom 3 (4%) - 6 (2%) 55M (4%)
Czech Republic 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) -
Poland - - 4 (2%) -
Spain 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) 18M (1%)
Italy 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Japan 1 (1%) - 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 (65%) 100M (100%) 178 (69%) 1.1B (87%)
Cross-border 25 (35%) - 80 (31%) 169M (13%)
Total 72 $100M 258 $1.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 15 (21%) - 141 (55%) 1.0B (80%)
Growth Capital 32 (44%) - 53 (21%) -
Secondary Buyout 13 (18%) - 40 (16%) 55M (4%)
Divestiture 3 (4%) 100M (100%) 8 (3%) 111M (9%)
Consolidation 5 (7%) - 6 (2%) -
Stake Purchase 4 (6%) - 5 (2%) -
Recapitalization - - 4 (2%) -
Going Private - - 1 (< 1%) 95M (7%)
Total 72 $100M 258 $1.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 68 (41%) 446M (15%)
Trade Sale 49 (29%) 474M (16%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 25 (15%) 2.0B (69%)
Unknown 8 (5%) -
Merger 6 (4%) -
Bankruptcy 4 (2%) -
Sold to Management 3 (2%) -
Stake Sale 3 (2%) -
IPO 1 (1%) -
Total 167 $2.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Deloitte
20
West Monroe Partners
11
Lincoln International
8
Legal Deals
Jones Day
116
Allen & Overy LLP
11
Watson, Farley & Williams LLP
5

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
< $100M 5 $280M
TOTAL $1.3B
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%
42 (16%)
Strategic(s)
3%
8 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
41%
68 (41%)
Strategic(s)
46%
76 (46%)

 Subscribe to unlock this and 167,062
investor and company profiles

Sign-up today to get full access

  • check  Unlimited Searches
  • check  Unlimited Profile Views
  • check  Build and Export Lists of
    • PE Backed Companies
    • Direct Investors & Acquirers
    • Advisors
    • Deals
    • & More

What's Mergr?

We built Mergr to save people the arduous and time-consuming process of tracking when companies are bought, sold, and who currently owns them.

Every day, new opportunities emerge around M&A and we help professionals of all types comb through transactions, investors, and corporate acquirers via an easy-to-use web database that is accessible to anyone.

Try us for 1 week free today!

Mergr, the Easiest-to-Use PE and M&A DB


Key Benefits

  • Stay informed on events in your industry
  • M&A research that takes seconds (not all afternoon)
  • Better understand your customers and prospects
  • Discover active buyers (or sellers)
Search
  • 4.2K Private Equity Firms
  • 156K M&A Transactions
  • 163K Companies Involved in M&A
    (Buyer, Seller, or Target)
  • 3.3K M&A Advisors
    (Investment Banks and Law Firms)
  • 55K M&A Contacts
    (PE and M&A Advisors)

Ready to try?

Join FREE for 1 Week

No obligation. Cancel anytime.