Waud Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Waud Capital Partners has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 1 other.

Waud Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment arehealthcare services (28%) and information technology (14%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (60%) and growth capital (19%). In total, Waud Capital Partners has invested in 20 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Waud Capital Partners has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (39%). Waud Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2004 when it sold Sovereign Specialty Chemicals for $575M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity70
    • M&A Buy Activity44
    • M&A Sell Activity26
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 27
  • M&A Advisors 8

Waud Capital Partners

300 North LaSalle Street, Suite 4900,
Chicago, Illinois 60654
United States
(312) 676-8400
www.waudcapital.com
info@waudcapital.com

Waud Capital Partners is a private equity firm that pursues investments in mid-sized manufacturing, distribution and service companies. Waud looks for businesses with proven management, operating in well defined markets, and that demonstrate strong growth potential. The Firm typically invests $50 to $200 million. Specific areas of interest include adhesives, air/water treatment, alarm monitoring, auto components, coatings, consumer products, home healthcare services, hospitals, lighting, litigation support, medical distribution, petroleum distribution, pharmaceuticals, publishing, sealants, specialty hospitals, and tax consultants. Prospective transaction situations include buyouts, recapitalizations and industry consolidations. Waud Capital Partners was established in 1993 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Healthcare Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Publishing, Safety/Security

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 50 200
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 41 1 2 - - - 44
Sell (1.4/yr) # 19 1 2 1 2 1 26
vol $1.0B $1.0B
  70

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
PSI Services LLC 2024-01-26 - Trade Sale
Olathe, Kansas · www.psiexams.com
Integrated Practice Solutions 2023-09-21 - Merger
San Diego, California · www.chirotouch.com
Cordant Health Solutions 2023-04-10 - Secondary Sale
Denver, Colorado · www.cordantsolutions.com
GI Alliance 2022-09-15 - Secondary Sale
Dallas, Texas · www.gialliance.com
PracticeTek 2021-12-06 - Recapitalization
San Diego, California · www.practicetek.com
iOFFICE LLC 2021-07-01 - Secondary Sale
Houston, Texas · www.iofficecorp.com
Bonterra LLC 2021-06-15 - Secondary Sale
Austin, Texas · www.bonterratech.com
TeamSnap, Inc. 2021-04-14 - Growth Capital
Boulder, Colorado · www.teamsnap.com
The CE Shop, Inc. 2020-12-22 - Stake Purchase
Greenwood Village, Colorado · www.theceshop.com
Compex Legal Services, Inc. 2020-02-11 - Secondary Sale
Torrance, California · www.cpxlegal.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
SphereCommerce LLC 2017-08-01 Sphere Commercial Division 2023-10-12 1
Nashville, Tennessee · www.spherecommerce.com Nashville, Tennessee

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 5 (33%) - 12 (27%) -
Information Technology 3 (20%) - 6 (14%) -
Business Services - - 4 (9%) -
Software 3 (20%) - 4 (9%) -
Consumer Services 2 (13%) - 3 (7%) -
Education 2 (13%) - 2 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (5%) -
Life Science - - 2 (5%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (5%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (2%) -
Distribution - - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Publishing - - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (2%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) -
Total 15 - 44 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 15 (100%) - 43 (98%) -
  Illinois - - 6 (14%) -
  Texas 2 (13%) - 5 (11%) -
  Colorado 2 (13%) - 4 (9%) -
  California 2 (13%) - 4 (9%) -
  Tennessee 1 (7%) - 3 (7%) -
  New York 2 (13%) - 2 (5%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
  Washington - - 2 (5%) -
  Michigan - - 2 (5%) -
  Maryland - - 2 (5%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (5%) -
  Florida 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Oregon 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Minnesota 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (2%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (2%) -
Ireland - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 15 (100%) - 43 (98%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (2%) -
Total 15 - 44 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (33%) - 26 (59%) -
Growth Capital 5 (33%) - 8 (18%) -
Consolidation 2 (13%) - 3 (7%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (7%) - 3 (7%) -
Recapitalization 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 15 - 44 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 10 (38%) 575M (57%)
Secondary Sale 8 (31%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (8%) 433M (43%)
IPO 2 (8%) -
Unknown 2 (8%) -
Merger 1 (4%) -
Sold to Management 1 (4%) -
Total 26 $1.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Raymond James - Investment Banking
2
Aeris Partners LLC
1
Software Equity Group LLC
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis
6
McDermott Will & Emery
1
Katten Muchin Rosenman
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.0B
TOTAL $1.0B
Largest Sovereign Specialty Chemicals, Inc.
$575M (2004-12-27)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
7%
3 (7%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
31%
8 (31%)
Strategic(s)
38%
10 (38%)

FAQ

When was Waud Capital Partners founded?

Waud Capital Partners was founded in 1993.

What type of investor is Waud Capital Partners?

Waud Capital Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is Waud Capital Partners headquartered?

Waud Capital Partners is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

How much capital does Waud Capital Partners have under management?

Waud Capital Partners has 3.2B USD under management.

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