Waud Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Waud Capital Partners has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Waud Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment arehealthcare services (31%) and information technology (13%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (59%) and growth capital (21%). In total, Waud Capital Partners has invested in 19 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Waud Capital Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (41%). 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 Activity61
    • M&A Buy Activity39
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 24
  • M&A Advisors 5

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 27 5 4 1 1 1 39
Sell (0.6/yr) # 19 - - - 1 2 22
vol $1.0B $1.0B
  61

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
iOFFICE LLC 2021-07-01 - Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · www.iofficecorp.com
CyberGrants, Inc. 2021-06-15 - Secondary Buyout
Andover, Massachusetts · impact.cybergrants.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 Buyout
Torrance, California · www.cpxlegal.com
Health & Safety Institute, Inc. 2019-09-03 - Secondary Buyout
Eugene, Oregon · www.hsi.com
iOFFICE LLC 2018-12-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Houston, Texas · www.iofficecorp.com
The GI Alliance 2018-11-07 - Consolidation
Southlake, Texas · www.gialliance.com
Concierge Home Care 2018-08-20 - Consolidation
Jacksonville, Florida · www.conciergehomecare.com
Pharmacy Partners Holdings LLC 2018-04-19 - Growth Capital
St. Louis, Missouri
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 7 (41%) - 12 (31%) -
Information Technology 2 (12%) - 5 (13%) -
Software 3 (18%) - 3 (8%) -
Business Services - - 2 (5%) -
Consumer Services 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Education 2 (12%) - 2 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (5%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (5%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Life Science - - 1 (3%) -
Publishing - - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) -
Staffing 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Transportation - - 1 (3%) -
Total 17 - 39 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 17 (100%) - 38 (97%) -
  Illinois - - 6 (15%) -
  Colorado 3 (18%) - 4 (10%) -
  California 3 (18%) - 4 (10%) -
  Texas 2 (12%) - 3 (8%) -
  Washington 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
  Michigan 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (5%) -
  Tennessee - - 2 (5%) -
  Maryland - - 2 (5%) -
  Florida 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Oregon 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  New York 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Missouri 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Minnesota 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (3%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (3%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (3%) -
Ireland - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 17 (100%) - 38 (97%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (3%) -
Total 17 - 39 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (29%) - 23 (59%) -
Growth Capital 7 (41%) - 8 (21%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (12%) - 3 (8%) -
Consolidation 2 (12%) - 2 (5%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Venture - - 1 (3%) -
Total 17 - 39 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 9 (41%) 575M (57%)
Secondary Sale 6 (27%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (9%) 433M (43%)
IPO 2 (9%) -
Unknown 2 (9%) -
Sold to Management 1 (5%) -
Total 22 $1.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Raymond James - Investment Banking
2
Software Equity Group LLC
1
Shea & Company LLC
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
3
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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)
8%
3 (8%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
27%
6 (27%)
Strategic(s)
41%
9 (41%)

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