Westar Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Westar Capital’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (16%) and food (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (85%) and growth capital (8%). In total, Westar Capital has invested in 3 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 1999 when it acquired Verteq for $18M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Westar Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Sterno Products for $163M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9

Westar Capital LLC

949 South Coast Drive, Suite 170,
Costa Mesa, California 92626
United States
(714) 481-5160
www.westarcapital.com
contact@westarcapital.com

Westar Capital LLC was a private investment firm focused on acquiring established middle-market growth companies in partnership with management. Westar also sought to provide equity financing for corporate expansions, restructurings, acquisitions, and fund shareholder liquidity needs. Westar Capital LLC was established in 1987 and was based in Costa Mesa, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Business Services, Consumer Products, Defense, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Manufacturing, Media, Safety/Security, Semiconductors, Technology Hardware

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 25 -
Target EBITDA 5 -
Investment Size 5 25
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 13 - - - - - 13
vol $18M $18M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 12 - - - - - 12
vol $163M $163M
  25

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Sterno Products LLC 2014-10-13 163M USD Secondary Buyout
Corona, California · www.sternopro.com
Towry Holdings Ltd. 2012-12-19 - Growth Capital
Bracknell, United Kingdom · www.towrylaw.com
Doskocil Manufacturing Co., Inc. (dba Petmate) 2011-01-24 - Secondary Buyout
Arlington, Texas · www.petmate.com
Lifecare Solutions, Inc. 2011-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
San Diego, California · www.lifecaresoln.com
Igloo Products Corp. 2008-10-13 - Secondary Buyout
Katy, Texas · www.igloocoolers.com
Soff-Cut International, Inc. 2007-06-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Corona, California
Sterno Products LLC 2007-01-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Corona, California · www.sternopro.com
Consolidated Fire Protection, Inc. 2005-03-02 - Secondary Buyout
Irvine, California · www.cfpfire.com
Cinetech, Inc. 2004-10-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Valencia, California · www.cinetech.com
Soff-Cut International, Inc. 2004-08-23 - Secondary Buyout
Corona, California
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products - - 2 (15%) -
Food - - 2 (15%) -
Healthcare Services - - 2 (15%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (8%) 18M (100%)
Business Services - - 1 (8%) -
Financial Services 1 (100%) - 1 (8%) -
Machinery - - 1 (8%) -
Media - - 1 (8%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (8%) -
Software - - 1 (8%) -
Total 1 - 13 $18M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 12 (92%) 18M (100%)
  California - - 9 (69%) 18M (100%)
  Texas - - 2 (15%) -
  West Virginia - - 1 (8%) -
United Kingdom 1 (100%) - 1 (8%) -
Domestic - - 12 (92%) 18M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (100%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 1 - 13 $18M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 11 (85%) 18M (100%)
Growth Capital 1 (100%) - 1 (8%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (8%) -
Total 1 - 13 $18M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 5 (42%) -
Secondary Sale 4 (33%) 163M (100%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (17%) -
IPO 1 (8%) -
Total 12 $163M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $18M
TOTAL $18M
Largest Verteq, Inc.
$18M (1999-02-05)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $163M
TOTAL $163M
Largest Sterno Products LLC
$163M (2014-10-13)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
3 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
6 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
6 50%

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