M&A Deal Summary

Wind Point Partners Acquires A&R Logistics

On May 7, 2019, private equity firm Wind Point Partners acquired transportation company A&R Logistics, Inc. from Mason Wells, Inc. and Brookside Mezzanine Partners

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Wind Point Partners’ 5th transaction in the Transportation sector.
  • This is Wind Point Partners’ 60th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Wind Point Partners’ 7th transaction in Illinois.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2019-05-07
Target A&R Logistics, Inc.
Sector Transportation
Buyer(s) Wind Point Partners
Sellers(s) Mason Wells, Inc.
Brookside Mezzanine Partners
Deal Type Secondary Buyout

Target

A&R Logistics, Inc.

Morris, Illinois, United States
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A&R Logistics is a provider of dry bulk transportation, packaging, distribution and logistics solutions to numerous multinational companies within the chemical and plastic industries. A&R Logistics was founded in 1965 and is based in Morris, Illinois.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Wind Point Partners

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1984
PE ASSETS 3.0B USD
SizeLarge
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Wind Point Partners is a private equity firm focused on acquisitions of mid-sized companies operating in the business services, consumer products, healthcare services, and industrial products sectors. Wind Point looks to invest $30 to $150 million in companies valued up to $500 million. Prospective transaction types include leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, industry consolidations, and growth capital financings. Wind Point Partners began investing in 1984 and is based in Chicago.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 65 of 75
Sector (Transportation) 5 of 5
Type (Secondary Buyout) 18 of 20
State (Illinois) 7 of 8
Country (United States) 60 of 70
Year (2019) 2 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-03-06 Paragon Films, Inc.

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States

Paragon Films is a manufacturer of high-performance cast stretch films that are principally used to unitize loads while in storage and transit. Paragon Films produces thin-gauge films which outperform competitors in terms of quality, consistency, and value. Paragon Films was founded in 1988 and is based in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

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DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-07-10 Valicor Environmental Services LLC

Monroe, Ohio, United States

Valicor Environmental Services LLC is a provider of non-hazardous wastewater treatment services in North America. Leveraging its extensive fleet of tankers and a network of strategically located centralized wastewater treatment (“CWT”) facilities, the Company transports and processes diverse wastewater streams that result from the manufacture of industrial and consumer goods. Valicor helps customers dispose of oily water, leachate, soaps, line flush waste, and similar waste streams, and it also provides a diverse set of landfill solidification and product destruction services. Valicor Environmental Services was established in 1996 and is based in Monroe, Ohio.

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Seller(S) 2

SELLER

Mason Wells, Inc.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1998
PE ASSETS 600M USD
SizeMiddle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Mason Wells is a private equity firm focused on middle-market buyout opportunities in the Midwest US. Mason Wells looks to invest in businesses operating in engineered products and services, outsourced business services, and specialty packaging. Target companies typically generate revenue of $25 to $300 million and EBITDA of at least $5 million. The Firm prefers businesses with high barriers to entry, limited customer concentration, and strong market positions. Mason Wells was originally formed 1982 as a subsidiary of Marshall & Ilsley Corporation and became an independent firm in 1998. Mason Wells is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 34 of 39
Sector (Transportation) 2 of 2
Type (Secondary Buyout) 8 of 11
State (Illinois) 5 of 5
Country (United States) 33 of 37
Year (2019) 3 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-03-07 RJW Logistics Group, Inc.

Woodridge, Illinois, United States

RJW Logistics Group, Inc. is a supply chain solutions provider, with a specialized focus on LTL consolidation services designed for consumer packaged goods suppliers to large, national retailers. RJW Logistics Group was founded in 1981 and is based in Woodridge, Illinois.

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DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-07-02 Nelipak B.V.

Venray, Netherlands

Nelipak is a global manufacturer of custom-designed rigid healthcare packaging used for Class II and Class III medical devices, and pharma drug delivery products. The company operates strategically located cleanroom facilities meeting customers’ most stringent packaging requirements. Nelipak’s experienced in-house design, development, prototyping, manufacturing and quality teams offer medical trays and blisters, surgical procedure trays, pharmaceutical handling trays, custom built sealing machines and other value-added services. With a staff of over 800, the company operates from seven production facilities, five in the Americas – located in Cranston, RI.; Whitehall, PA; Phoenix, AZ.; Humacao, Puerto Rico, San Jose, Costa Rica; two in Europe – located in Venray, the Netherlands and Galway, Ireland.

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SELLER

Brookside Mezzanine Partners

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Mezzanine Finance Firm
Founded 2001
PE ASSETS 600M USD
SizeMiddle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION


DEAL STATS #
Overall 5 of 13
Sector (Transportation) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 2 of 6
State (Illinois) 2 of 2
Country (United States) 5 of 13
Year (2019) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-10-29 Driven Performance Brands

Santa Rosa, California, United States

Driven Performance Brands is a manufacturer of automotive aftermarket products. The Company was founded in 1953 and is based in Santa Rosa, California.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-11-14 Surface Preparation Technologies LLC

New Kingstown, Pennsylvania, United States

Surface Preparation Technologies is a provider of rumble strips and related critical roadway safety services. Surface combines 30+ years of roadway infrastructure expertise and a fleet of proprietary, technologically advanced equipment. SPT's operations are based out of its corporate headquarters in New Kingstown, Pennsylvania with five additional facilities located throughout the United States.

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