TruArc Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, TruArc Partners has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

TruArc Partners’ most common sectors for investment aredistribution (15%) and information technology (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (60%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (19%). In total, TruArc Partners has invested in 15 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Laureate Education for $3.8B.

In the last 3 years, TruArc Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (60%). TruArc Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Excel Mining Systems for $670M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity37
    • M&A Buy Activity27
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 7

TruArc Partners

67 Madison Avenue, 18th Floor,
New York, New York 10065
United States
(212) 508-3300
www.truarcpartners.com

TruArc Partners is a private equity firm that invests in small to mid-market companies throughout North America. The Firm seeks to invest $50 to $150 million in companies valued between $100 and $500 million. TruArc Partners will consider a variety of transaction types, including leveraged acquisitions, build-ups, recapitalizations, restructurings and growth equity commitments. TruArc Partners was formerly known as Snow Phipps Group. The Firm was established in 2005 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Distribution, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Real Estate

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 50 150
Enterprise Value 100 500
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 23 1 - 1 1 1 27
vol $4.0B $4.0B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 7 - - 1 2 - 10
vol $1.5B $1.5B
  37

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
New Directions Aromatics, Inc. 2022-02-15 - Growth Capital
Mississauga, Ontario · www.newdirectionsaromatics.com
Brook & Whittle Ltd. 2021-11-18 - Secondary Buyout
Guilford, Connecticut · www.brookandwhittle.com
DecoPac, Inc. 2021-05-17 - Secondary Buyout
Anoka, Minnesota · www.decopac.com
AI Fire LLC 2021-03-23 - Secondary Buyout
Long Beach, California · www.aifire.com
Prototek Holdings LLC 2020-09-30 - Secondary Buyout
Contoocook, New Hampshire · www.prototek.com
Kele, Inc. 2020-02-25 - Secondary Buyout
Bartlett, Tennessee · www.kele.com
BlackHawk Industrial Distribution, Inc. 2018-09-17 - Secondary Buyout
Tulsa, Oklahoma · www.bhid.com
Brook & Whittle Ltd. 2017-10-18 - Secondary Buyout
Guilford, Connecticut · www.brookandwhittle.com
DecoPac, Inc. 2017-10-03 - Recapitalization
Anoka, Minnesota · www.decopac.com
Ideal Clamp Products, Inc. 2017-08-01 - Secondary Buyout
Smyrna, Tennessee · www.idealtridon.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Laureate Education, Inc. 2007-08-17 Laureate Education, Inc. - Higher Education Institutions 2021-05-28 8
Baltimore, Maryland · www.laureate.net Baltimore, Maryland
Laureate Education, Inc. 2007-08-17 Laureate Education, Inc. - Brazilian Operations 2020-09-13 7
Baltimore, Maryland · www.laureate.net , Brazil
Laureate Education, Inc. 2007-08-17 Walden University 2020-09-11 6
Baltimore, Maryland · www.laureate.net Minneapolis, Minnesota · waldenu.edu
Laureate Education, Inc. 2007-08-17 Laureate Education, Inc. - Australia and New Zealand Academic Operations 2020-07-29 5
Baltimore, Maryland · www.laureate.net , Australia
BlackHawk Industrial Distribution, Inc. 2018-09-17 BlackHawk Industrial Distribution, Inc. - Dealer Services Business 2020-02-06 1
Tulsa, Oklahoma · www.bhid.com Tulsa, Oklahoma
HCTec LLC 2013-01-23 GHR RevCycle Workforce 2020-01-08 1
Franklin, Tennessee · www.hctecpartners.com Tampa, Florida · www.ghrrevcycle.com
Ideal Clamp Products, Inc. 2017-08-01 ZSI, Inc. 2019-07-01 4
Smyrna, Tennessee · www.idealtridon.com Canton, Missouri · www.zsi-inc.com
Ideal Clamp Products, Inc. 2017-08-01 ZSi-Foster 2019-07-01 3
Smyrna, Tennessee · www.idealtridon.com Canton, Michigan · www.zsi-foster.com
Laureate Education, Inc. 2007-08-17 Laureate Education, Inc. - 5 Educational Institutions 2018-12-12 4
Baltimore, Maryland · www.laureate.net , Spain
Winchester Electronics Corp. 2016-07-11 W-Technology, Inc. 2018-08-21 4
Wallingford, Connecticut · www.winchesterelectronics.com Houston, Texas · www.wtechnologyinc.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Distribution 3 (18%) - 4 (15%) -
Information Technology 1 (6%) - 3 (11%) 200M (5%)
Consumer Products 1 (6%) - 2 (7%) -
Food 1 (6%) - 2 (7%) -
Machinery 2 (12%) - 2 (7%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (7%) -
Safety/Security 2 (12%) - 2 (7%) -
Education 1 (6%) 3.8B (100%) 1 (4%) 3.8B (95%)
Chemicals - - 1 (4%) -
Construction 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Financial Services 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (4%) -
Packaging - - 1 (4%) -
Real Estate 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Software 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 17 $3.8B 27 $4.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 16 (94%) 3.8B (100%) 26 (96%) 4.0B (100%)
  California 5 (29%) - 6 (22%) -
  Tennessee 2 (12%) - 4 (15%) -
  Georgia 1 (6%) - 2 (7%) -
  Connecticut 1 (6%) - 2 (7%) -
  Florida - - 2 (7%) 200M (5%)
  Maryland 1 (6%) 3.8B (100%) 1 (4%) 3.8B (95%)
  Washington 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  South Carolina 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  New Hampshire 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (4%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (4%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (4%) -
Canada 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Ontario 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 16 (94%) 3.8B (100%) 26 (96%) 4.0B (100%)
Cross-border 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 17 $3.8B 27 $4.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 10 (59%) - 16 (59%) 200M (5%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (18%) - 5 (19%) -
Growth Capital 2 (12%) - 2 (7%) -
Recapitalization 1 (6%) - 2 (7%) -
Going Private 1 (6%) 3.8B (100%) 1 (4%) 3.8B (95%)
Divestiture - - 1 (4%) -
Total 17 $3.8B 27 $4.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (60%) 557M (36%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (30%) 970M (64%)
Trade Sale 1 (10%) -
Total 10 $1.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
1
Lazard Middle Market
1
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
5
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
4
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $3.8B
$100M to $1B 1 $200M
TOTAL $4.0B
Largest Laureate Education, Inc.
$3.8B (2007-08-17)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.5B
TOTAL $1.5B
Largest Excel Mining Systems LLC
$670M (2007-09-23)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
59%
16 (59%)
Strategic(s)
7%
2 (7%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
60%
6 (60%)
Strategic(s)
40%
4 (40%)

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