Wayzata Investment Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Wayzata Investment Partners’ most common sectors for investment are packaging (16%) and forest products (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include special situations/distressed (85%) and consolidation (4%). In total, Wayzata Investment Partners has invested in 13 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired The Ames Companies for $380M.

In the last 3 years, Wayzata Investment Partners has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (55%). Wayzata Investment Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Smurfit-Stone Container for $3.5B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity48
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 19
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16

Wayzata Investment Partners LLC

701 East Lake Street, Suite 300,
Wayzata, Minnesota 55391
United States
(952) 345-0700
www.wayzatainvestmentpartners.com

Wayzata Investment Partners is a private equity group focused on acquiring controlling interests in companies through distressed debt investing. The Firm targets companies valued between $100 million and $1 billion. Wayzata was formed in 2004 and is based in Wayzata, Minnesota.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Energy Services and Equipment, Food, Forest Products, Furniture, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Plastics, Renewable Energy, Restaurants, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Special Situations/Distressed

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 100 1,000
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 26 - - - - - 26
vol $380M $380M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 17 1 1 3 - - 22
vol $5.5B $5.5B
  48

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Perkins & Marie Callender's LLC 2019-08-05 - Bankruptcy
Memphis, Tennessee · www.perkinsrestaurants.com
Propex Operating Co. LLC 2019-04-10 - Unknown
Chattanooga, Tennessee · www.propexglobal.com
Super Service LLC 2019-03-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Grand Rapids, Michigan · www.superservicellc.com
The Majestic Star Casino LLC 2018-11-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Las Vegas, Nevada · www.majesticstar.com
Lazydays Holdings, Inc. 2017-10-27 - IPO
Seffner, Florida · www.lazydays.com
Key Plastics LLC 2016-10-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Livonia, Michigan · www.keyplastics.com
Arrow Group Industries, Inc. 2015-11-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Breese, Illinois · www.arrowsheds.com
MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. 2015-05-01 - IPO
Vonore, Tennessee · www.mastercraft.com
The Merisant Co. 2014-10-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.merisant.com
Grede Holdings LLC 2014-08-04 - Merger
Southfield, Michigan
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Packaging - - 4 (15%) -
Forest Products - - 3 (12%) -
Manufacturing - - 3 (12%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) 380M (100%)
Aerospace - - 1 (4%) -
Automotive - - 1 (4%) -
Business Services 1 (50%) - 1 (4%) -
Communications - - 1 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (50%) - 1 (4%) -
Food - - 1 (4%) -
Furniture - - 1 (4%) -
Leisure - - 1 (4%) -
Machinery - - 1 (4%) -
Marine - - 1 (4%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (4%) -
Plastics - - 1 (4%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (4%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (4%) -
Transportation - - 1 (4%) -
Total 2 - 26 $380M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) - 24 (92%) 380M (100%)
  Illinois - - 6 (23%) -
  Tennessee 1 (50%) - 4 (15%) -
  Michigan - - 3 (12%) -
  Florida - - 2 (8%) -
  Texas 1 (50%) - 1 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (4%) 380M (100%)
  Wisconsin - - 1 (4%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (4%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (4%) -
  Iowa - - 1 (4%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (4%) -
  Delaware - - 1 (4%) -
  California - - 1 (4%) -
Canada - - 1 (4%) -
  Quebec - - 1 (4%) -
India - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 2 (100%) - 24 (92%) 380M (100%)
Cross-border - - 2 (8%) -
Total 2 - 26 $380M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Special Situations/Distressed 2 (100%) - 22 (85%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (4%) 380M (100%)
Consolidation - - 1 (4%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (4%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (4%) -
Total 2 - 26 $380M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (32%) 5.5B (100%)
Trade Sale 7 (32%) -
IPO 2 (9%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (9%) -
Unknown 2 (9%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (5%) -
Merger 1 (5%) -
Total 22 $5.5B

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $380M
TOTAL $380M
Largest The Ames Companies, Inc.
$380M (2004-07-07)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $3.5B
$100M to $1B 4 $2.0B
TOTAL $5.5B
Largest Smurfit-Stone Container Corp.
$3.5B (2011-01-23)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
8%
2 (8%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
9%
2 (9%)
Strategic(s)
59%
13 (59%)

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