Waitt Company Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Waitt Company’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (50%) and internet software and services (50%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (50%) and secondary buyout (50%). In total, Waitt Company has invested in 2 US states.

In the last 3 years, Waitt Company has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity4
    • M&A Buy Activity2
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Waitt Company

1125 S 103rd Street, Suite 425,
Omaha, Nebraska 68124
United States
(402) 697-8000
www.waittcompany.com

Waitt Company is the private investment vehicle for Norm Waitt, Jr., founder of Gateway, Inc. The Firm looks to invest $5 to $25 million in growth-oriented companies generating $20 to $100 million in revenues. Waitt is sector agnostic and will consider supporting buyouts, growth capital needs, and recapitalizations. Waitt Company is based in Omaha, Nebraska.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 100
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 25
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - - 1 - - 2
  4

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Vornado Air LLC 2018-05-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Andover, Kansas · www.vornado.com
Vornado Air LLC 2014-01-01 - Secondary Buyout
Andover, Kansas · www.vornado.com
Cosentry, Inc. 2011-10-27 - Secondary Buyout
Omaha, Nebraska · www.cosentry.com
Cosentry, Inc. 2008-02-11 - Growth Capital
Omaha, Nebraska · www.cosentry.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products - - 1 (50%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (50%) -
Total - - 2 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 2 (100%) -
  Nebraska - - 1 (50%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (50%) -
Total - - 2 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital - - 1 (50%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (50%) -
Total - - 2 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 1 (50%) -
Trade Sale 1 (50%) -
Total 2 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%

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