Investment Summary

Exits SRDS Media Information

On October 1, 1995, invested in publishing company SRDS Media Information from Willis Stein & Partners and CIVC Partners

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Publishing sector.
  • This is transaction in the United States.
  • This is transaction in Illinois.

Investment Summary

Date 1995-10-01
Target SRDS Media Information
Sector Publishing
Sellers(s) Willis Stein & Partners
CIVC Partners
Deal Type Trade Sale

Target

SRDS Media Information

Des Plaines, Illinois, United States
SRDS published 16 directories and offered three electronic products that provided comprehensive data on specifications and rates for advertising in print and broadcast media.

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Seller(S) 2

SELLER

Willis Stein & Partners

Northbrook, Illinois, United States

Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1994
PE ASSETS 3.0B USD
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Willis Stein & Partners is a private equity firm focused on investing in growth-oriented, US-based, middle-market companies valued between $30 and $500 million. Prospective investment situations include buyouts, growth capital financings, corporate divestitures, industry consolidations, and generational changes in ownership. Sectors of interest include business services, consumer products and services, healthcare, manufacturing, media, and telecommunications. Willis Stein & Partners was formed in 1994 and is based in Northbrook, Illinois.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 7 of 47
Sector (Publishing) 1 of 2
Type (Trade Sale) 5 of 18
State (Illinois) 3 of 6
Country (United States) 7 of 47
Year (1995) 3 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
1995-06-01 Humphreys

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Humphreys was the market leader in domestic men's and boys' belt sales, held the Levi's and Dockers belt and accessories licenses, and enjoyed a strong position vis-à-vis its primary competitors.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
1996-07-01 US One Communications

Dallas, Texas, United States

The company was a provider of long distance telephone switching and exchange access services as well as local dial tone services.

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SELLER

CIVC Partners

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1970
PE ASSETS 1.8B USD
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

CIVC Partners is a private equity firm that provides buyout and growth capital to middle-market businesses located in the US and Canada. CIVC invests in companies generating sales of $40 - $300 million with an EBITDA of $5 to $25 million. Sectors of interest include Business Services, Information Services, Facility Services, Insurance Services, Transportation & Logistics, Tech-enabled Services, BPO, SaaS, Compliance Services, Corporate Training, IT Services, and Utility Services. The firm invests in the range of $20 - $100 million per transaction. CIVC prefers to be the lead equity sponsor and will consider both majority and minority investment situations. CIVC Partners was formed in 1970 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 47
Sector (Publishing) 1 of 3
Type (Trade Sale) 2 of 10
State (Illinois) 1 of 7
Country (United States) 4 of 46
Year (1995) 2 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
1995-08-03 Teletouch Communications

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Teletouch Communications provides wireless messaging, cellular and two-way radio communications services in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee. The Company focuses on smaller metropolitan markets where it believes there is less competition and more opportunity for internal growth than in larger metropolitan areas. Teletouch's common stock is traded on the American Stock Exchange under the stock symbol TLL.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
1996-01-01 First Franklin Financial Co

San Jose, California, United States

First Franklin Financial Companies, Inc. offers residential mortgage loans and home loan solutions. Its services include loan programs, such as core, 40-year amortization, Best Score, single liens, documentation options, and alt-A.

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