Waveland Investments Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Waveland Investments’ most common sectors for investment are consumer products (17%) and business services (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (73%) and growth capital (12%). In total, Waveland Investments has invested in 10 US states.

In the last 3 years, Waveland Investments has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (60%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity23
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 1

Waveland Investments LLC

1850 Second Street, Suite 201,
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
United States
(312) 506-6450
www.wvlnd.com

Waveland Investments LLC is a private investment firm focused on lower middle market companies operating in the manufacturing, distribution or service sectors. Waveland pursues companies with revenues of at least $10 million and EBITDA of $1 to $8 million. The Firm primarily seeks buyouts of healthy businesses, but will consider select turnaround situations. Waveland Investments LLC is based in Chicago, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, E-Commerce, Electrical Equipment, Financial Services, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Marketing, Restaurants, Retail, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase, Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 -
Target EBITDA 1 8
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 17 1 - - - - 18
Sell (0.4/yr) # 3 - - 1 1 - 5
  23

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Justice Design Group, Inc. 2019-07-12 - Unknown
Los Angeles, California · www.jdg.com
O2COOL LLC 2018-11-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.o2-cool.com
Always For Me LLC 2016-04-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New York, New York · www.alwaysforme.com
Doodad Printing LLC 2015-03-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Austell, Georgia · www.doodad.com
Avrio RMS Group 2014-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Easton, Maryland · www.avriormsgroup.com
Potbelly Corp. 2013-10-04 - IPO
Chicago, Illinois · www.potbelly.com
Nte Aviation LLC 2012-04-01 - Recapitalization
Lewisville, Texas · www.nteaviation.com
Daddies Board Shop, Inc. 2011-12-01 - Growth Capital
Portland, Oregon · www.daddiesboardshop.com
O2COOL LLC 2011-10-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Chicago, Illinois · www.o2-cool.com
Fluidmesh Networks LLC 2011-04-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Brooklyn, New York · www.fluidmesh.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products - - 3 (17%) -
Business Services 1 (14%) - 2 (11%) -
Distribution - - 2 (11%) -
E-Commerce 2 (29%) - 2 (11%) -
Aerospace 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (6%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (6%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (6%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (6%) -
Manufacturing 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Marketing 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (6%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 7 - 18 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 7 (100%) - 18 (100%) -
  Illinois 1 (14%) - 6 (33%) -
  California - - 3 (17%) -
  New York 2 (29%) - 2 (11%) -
  Texas 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
  Oregon 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
  Georgia 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (6%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (6%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (6%) -
Total 7 - 18 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (71%) - 13 (72%) -
Growth Capital 1 (14%) - 2 (11%) -
Recapitalization 1 (14%) - 2 (11%) -
Venture - - 1 (6%) -
Total 7 - 18 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (60%) -
IPO 1 (20%) -
Unknown 1 (20%) -
Total 5 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Livingstone Partners LLP
1

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 100%

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