The Riverside Company Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, The Riverside Company has acquired 13 companies. It has also invested in 18 others.

The Riverside Company’s most common sectors for investment are business services (8%) and manufacturing (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (58%) and growth capital (22%). In total, The Riverside Company has invested in 35 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 33 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 Activity394
    • M&A Buy Activity250
    • M&A Sell Activity144
  • Total Sectors Invested 45
  • Total Countries Invested 28
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 104
  • 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 smaller 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. The Firm has additional offices across the US, Europe, and Asia.


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 - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - 400
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (8.4/yr) # 208 11 12 10 7 2 250
vol $1.3B $1.3B
Sell (8.0/yr) # 104 7 9 16 6 2 144
vol $2.0B $26M $1.1B $3.1B
  394

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
BuildOut, Inc. 2020-07-21 - Secondary Buyout
Chicago, Illinois · www.buildout.com
ActivStyle, Inc. 2020-05-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.activstyle.com
Connexient LLC 2020-03-09 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.connexient.com
Advance Fire & Safety 2020-03-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
, United States
HealthTech BioActives S.L. 2019-12-13 - Divestiture
, Spain
Censis Technologies, Inc. 2019-11-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Franklin, Tennessee · www.censis.com
ProSites, Inc. 2019-10-29 - Secondary Buyout
Temecula, California · www.prosites.com
Fisher/Unitech, Inc. 2019-10-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Troy, Michigan · www.funtech.com
Bike24 GmbH 2019-09-20 - Divestiture
Dresden, Germany · www.bike24.com
European Panel Company S.A. -EPCO (RE Panels S.A.) 2019-09-11 - Secondary Buyout
Blandain, Belgium · www.epco.be
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Health & Safety Institute, Inc. 2015-05-19 Donesafe 2020-02-04 6
Eugene, Oregon · www.hsi.com Reno, Nevada · www.donesafe.com
Abracon Corp. 2018-07-23 ILSI America LLC 2020-01-06 1
Rancho Santa Margarita, California · www.abracon.com Reno, Nevada · www.ilsiamerica.com
Health & Safety Institute, Inc. 2015-05-19 Martech Media, Inc. 2019-12-04 5
Eugene, Oregon · www.hsi.com The Woodlands, Texas · www.martechmedia.com
SureWerx, Inc. 2018-11-02 Sure Foot Corp. 2019-11-04 3
Coquitlam, British Columbia · www.jetgroupbrands.com Cleveland, Ohio · www.surefootcorp.com
AWP, Inc. (dba Area Wide Protective, Inc.) 2015-06-10 Northern Colorado Traffic Control, Inc. 2019-05-22 4
Kent, Ohio · www.awptrafficsafety.com Greeley, Colorado · www.nocotraffic.com
American Stock Transfer & Trust Co. LLC 2008-05-29 King TeleServices LLC 2019-04-16 1
Brooklyn, New York · www.astfinancial.com Brooklyn, New York · www.king-teleservices.com
SureWerx, Inc. 2018-11-02 ADA Solutions, Inc. 2019-03-01 2
Coquitlam, British Columbia · www.jetgroupbrands.com North Billerica, Massachusetts · www.adatile.com
Health & Safety Institute, Inc. 2015-05-19 EMS Safety Services, Inc. 2019-01-08 4
Eugene, Oregon · www.hsi.com San Clemente, California · www.emssafetyservices.com
SureWerx, Inc. 2018-11-02 Kimberly-Clark Professional - Jackson Safety & Wilson Safety Brands 2018-12-20 1
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

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 6 (7%) - 20 (8%) -
Manufacturing 3 (3%) - 19 (8%) -
Software 14 (16%) 100M (9%) 18 (7%) 100M (8%)
Medical Products 1 (1%) - 16 (6%) 74M (6%)
Healthcare Services 9 (10%) - 13 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services 4 (4%) - 12 (5%) -
Consumer Products 6 (7%) - 11 (4%) -
Education 4 (4%) - 10 (4%) -
Food 3 (3%) - 8 (3%) -
Information Technology 2 (2%) - 8 (3%) -
Building Materials 2 (2%) - 7 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 7 (3%) -
Electronics 1 (1%) - 7 (3%) -
Life Science 3 (3%) - 7 (3%) -
Apparel/Textiles 4 (4%) - 6 (2%) -
Automotive - - 6 (2%) -
Publishing 1 (1%) - 6 (2%) -
Distribution 2 (2%) - 5 (2%) -
Retail 2 (2%) - 5 (2%) -
Consumer Services 2 (2%) - 4 (2%) -
Packaging 1 (1%) - 4 (2%) -
Safety/Security 3 (3%) - 4 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (1%) - 4 (2%) -
Financial Services 3 (3%) 1.0B (91%) 3 (1%) 1.0B (78%)
Marketing - - 3 (1%) 95M (7%)
Beverages 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Communications - - 3 (1%) -
E-Commerce 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 3 (1%) -
Machinery 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Plastics 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Chemicals 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Environmental 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Franchising - - 2 (1%) -
Metals/Mining - - 2 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (1%) -
Transportation - - 2 (1%) -
Media - - 1 (< 1%) 11M (1%)
Agriculture 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (< 1%) -
Engineering 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Insurance - - 1 (< 1%) -
Leisure 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Staffing 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 89 $1.1B 251 $1.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 60 (67%) 1.1B (100%) 176 (70%) 1.1B (87%)
  Florida 5 (6%) - 16 (6%) -
  Texas 7 (8%) - 14 (6%) -
  California 5 (6%) - 14 (6%) -
  Ohio 4 (4%) - 13 (5%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (1%) - 10 (4%) 11M (1%)
  Illinois 1 (1%) - 9 (4%) -
  Michigan 4 (4%) - 8 (3%) -
  Colorado 3 (3%) - 8 (3%) -
  New York 2 (2%) 1.0B (91%) 8 (3%) 1.0B (78%)
  Oregon 3 (3%) - 6 (2%) -
  Tennessee 2 (2%) - 6 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (2%) - 6 (2%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) -
  Georgia 2 (2%) - 4 (2%) -
  New Jersey 2 (2%) - 4 (2%) -
  Indiana 1 (1%) 100M (9%) 4 (2%) 100M (8%)
  Minnesota 1 (1%) - 4 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 4 (2%) -
  Missouri 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
  Connecticut 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
  Utah 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
  New Hampshire - - 3 (1%) -
  South Carolina - - 3 (1%) -
  Arizona 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
  Nevada 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Maryland 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Kentucky 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  North Carolina 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Louisiana - - 2 (1%) -
  Montana 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Maine 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Washington - - 1 (< 1%) -
  South Dakota - - 1 (< 1%) -
  New Mexico - - 1 (< 1%) -
Germany 4 (4%) - 12 (5%) -
Canada 4 (4%) - 7 (3%) 95M (7%)
  Ontario 2 (2%) - 5 (2%) 95M (7%)
  Manitoba 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  British Columbia 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Australia 3 (3%) - 7 (3%) -
United Kingdom 2 (2%) - 5 (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%) -
Sweden 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Belgium 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Finland 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
New Zealand 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Portugal 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Switzerland 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Austria - - 2 (1%) -
Hungary - - 2 (1%) -
Bulgaria 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
South Korea 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Malaysia 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Norway 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Turkey 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
France - - 1 (< 1%) -
Denmark - - 1 (< 1%) -
Israel - - 1 (< 1%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (< 1%) -
South Africa - - 1 (< 1%) -
Domestic 60 (67%) 1.1B (100%) 176 (70%) 1.1B (87%)
Cross-border 29 (33%) - 75 (30%) 169M (13%)
Total 89 $1.1B 251 $1.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 29 (33%) 1.0B (91%) 145 (58%) 1.0B (80%)
Growth Capital 38 (43%) - 53 (21%) -
Secondary Buyout 17 (19%) - 37 (15%) 55M (4%)
Divestiture 3 (3%) 100M (9%) 8 (3%) 111M (9%)
Recapitalization - - 4 (2%) -
Consolidation 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Going Private - - 1 (< 1%) 95M (7%)
Stake Purchase 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 89 $1.1B 251 $1.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 62 (43%) 784M (25%)
Trade Sale 42 (29%) 474M (15%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 23 (16%) 1.8B (59%)
Unknown 6 (4%) -
Merger 4 (3%) -
Bankruptcy 3 (2%) -
Sold to Management 3 (2%) -
Stake Sale 1 (1%) -
Total 144 $3.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Deloitte
21
West Monroe Partners
11
Lincoln International
8
Legal Deals
Jones Day
116
Allen & Overy LLP
9
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
6

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 $2.6B
< $100M 9 $465M
TOTAL $3.1B
Largest Tate’s Bake Shop, Inc.
$500M (2018-05-06)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
87%
52 87%
Strategic(s)
13%
8 13%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
56%
85 56%
Strategic(s)
44%
66 44%

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