Waud Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Waud Capital Partners has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

Waud Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are healthcare services (34%) and information technology (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (67%) and growth capital (22%). In total, Waud Capital Partners has invested in 17 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Waud Capital Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (48%). 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 Activity52
    • M&A Buy Activity33
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 24
  • M&A Advisors 2

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 $100 million of equity capital in companies valued up to $300 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 5 -
Investment Size 50 100
Enterprise Value 30 300
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 26 1 5 1 - - 33
Sell (0.6/yr) # 16 2 - - - 1 19
vol $1.0B $1.0B
  52

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Compex Legal Services, Inc. 2020-02-11 - Secondary Buyout
Torrance, California · www.cpxlegal.com
Pharmacy Partners Holdings LLC 2018-04-19 - Growth Capital
St. Louis, Missouri
Adult & Pediatric Dermatology PC 2017-10-03 - Growth Capital
Concord, Massachusetts · www.apderm.com
Anovia Payments LLC 2017-09-21 - Growth Capital
Irving, Texas · www.home.anoviapayments.com
TrustCommerce 2017-09-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
South Coast Metro, California · www.trustcommerce.com
ChiroTouch 2017-07-10 - Secondary Buyout
San Diego, California · www.chirotouch.com
Minnesota Eye Consultants 2017-02-07 - Growth Capital
Blaine, Minnesota · www.mneye.com
Adreima, Inc. 2016-11-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Downers Grove, Illinois · www.adreima.com
Ivy Rehab Network, Inc. 2016-05-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Harrison, New York · www.ivyrehab.com
The Center for Vein Restoration 2016-01-06 - Secondary Buyout
Glenn Dale, Maryland · www.centerforvein.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
True Partners Consulting LLC 2005-11-01 Affinity Tax Group LLC 2011-10-18 1
Chicago, Illinois · www.truepartnersconsulting.com , United States
Whitehall Products LLC 1996-07-01 Old Century Forge 2002-05-24 2
Montague, Michigan · www.whitehallproducts.com Montague, Michigan
Whitehall Products LLC 1996-07-01 Flora & Fauna 2001-12-31 1
Montague, Michigan · www.whitehallproducts.com Gualala, California

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 6 (43%) - 11 (33%) -
Information Technology 2 (14%) - 5 (15%) -
Software 3 (21%) - 3 (9%) -
Business Services 1 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (6%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Life Science - - 1 (3%) -
Publishing - - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) -
Staffing 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Transportation - - 1 (3%) -
Total 14 - 33 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 14 (100%) - 32 (97%) -
  Illinois 1 (7%) - 6 (18%) -
  California 3 (21%) - 4 (12%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (14%) - 2 (6%) -
  Washington 1 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
  Michigan 1 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
  Colorado 1 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
  Tennessee - - 2 (6%) -
  Maryland - - 2 (6%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (6%) -
  Texas 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  New York 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Missouri 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Minnesota 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (3%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (3%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (3%) -
Ireland - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 14 (100%) - 32 (97%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (3%) -
Total 14 - 33 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (43%) - 22 (67%) -
Growth Capital 7 (50%) - 7 (21%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (3%) -
Venture - - 1 (3%) -
Total 14 - 33 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 9 (47%) 575M (57%)
Secondary Sale 4 (21%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (11%) 433M (43%)
IPO 2 (11%) -
Unknown 2 (11%) -
Total 19 $1.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1
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
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
31%
4 31%
Strategic(s)
69%
9 69%

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