Torch Lake Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Distressed Investor Profile

Torch Lake Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment arefood (43%) and apparel/textiles (15%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (58%) and secondary buyout (29%). In total, Torch Lake Capital Partners has invested in 5 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Awrey s Bakeries for $25M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

Torch Lake Capital Partners

Torch Lake Capital Partners, L.P.

131 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1700,
Chicago, Illinois 60603
United States
(312) 324-8664
www.torchlakecapital.com
info@torchlakecapital.com

Torch Lake Capital Partners is a private investment firm that targets underperforming, North American companies in manufacturing, consumer products, business services, and retailing. Torch Lake Capital looks to invest up to $20 million in companies generating up to $300 million in revenue. The Firm prefers control positions in acquired businesses, but will consider select non-control positions as well. The Firm's investment horizon is two to seven years. Torch Lake Capital Partners was formed in 2002 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Electrical Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Forest Products, Manufacturing, Packaging, Retail

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - 300
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 20
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
vol $25M $25M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Natural Food Holdings 2015-09-08 - Trade Sale
Oakland, California · www.nimanranch.com
Innovasium Red Apple Stores, Inc. 2013-01-18 - Secondary Sale
Mississauga, Ontario · www.redapplestores.com
Natural Food Holdings, Inc. 2011-06-01 - Secondary Sale
Sioux City, Iowa · www.naturalfoodholdings.com
Atkins Elegant Deserts, Inc. 2009-05-29 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Noblesville, Indiana
Effigi, Inc. 2007-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Laval, Quebec · www.effigi.com
Innovasium Red Apple Stores, Inc. 2006-10-12 - Secondary Buyout
Mississauga, Ontario · www.redapplestores.com
Awrey's Bakeries, Inc. 2006-08-29 25M USD Special Situations/Distressed
Livonia, Michigan · www.awrey.com
Rx Label Technology Corp. 2006-07-12 - Trade Sale
Joplin, Missouri · www.rxlabel.com
Natural Food Holdings 2006-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Oakland, California · www.nimanranch.com
Convergent Label Technology, Inc. 2004-07-12 - Secondary Buyout
, United States
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food - - 3 (43%) 25M (100%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (14%) -
Business Services - - 1 (14%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (14%) -
Retail - - 1 (14%) -
Total - - 7 $25M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 5 (71%) 25M (100%)
  Michigan - - 1 (14%) 25M (100%)
  Missouri - - 1 (14%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (14%) -
  California - - 1 (14%) -
Canada - - 2 (29%) -
  Quebec - - 1 (14%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (14%) -
Domestic - - 5 (71%) 25M (100%)
Cross-border - - 2 (29%) -
Total - - 7 $25M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 4 (57%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (29%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (14%) 25M (100%)
Total - - 7 $25M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 2 (50%) -
Trade Sale 1 (25%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (25%) -
Total 4 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $25M
TOTAL $25M
Largest Awrey's Bakeries, Inc.
$25M (2006-08-29)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
29%
2 (29%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
50%
2 (50%)
Strategic(s)
50%
2 (50%)

FAQ

When was Torch Lake Capital Partners founded?

Torch Lake Capital Partners was founded in 2002.

What type of investor is Torch Lake Capital Partners?

Torch Lake Capital Partners is a distressed investor.

Where is Torch Lake Capital Partners headquartered?

Torch Lake Capital Partners is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

How much capital does Torch Lake Capital Partners have under management?

Torch Lake Capital Partners has 73M USD under management.

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