Wind Point Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Wind Point Partners has acquired 10 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Wind Point Partners’ most common sectors for investment are consumer products (17%) and food (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (56%) and secondary buyout (27%). In total, Wind Point Partners has invested in 25 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired Shearer s Foods for $500M.

In the last 3 years, Wind Point Partners has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (48%). Wind Point Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold U.S. Security Associates for $640M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity116
    • M&A Buy Activity72
    • M&A Sell Activity44
  • Total Sectors Invested 26
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 39
  • M&A Advisors 8

Wind Point Partners

676 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3700,
Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States
(312) 255-4800
www.wppartners.com

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.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Products, Packaging, Plastics, Publishing, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 10 -
Investment Size 30 150
Enterprise Value 100 500
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (3.2/yr) # 56 4 3 4 3 2 72
vol $1.3B $1.3B
Sell (2.0/yr) # 34 4 2 3 - 1 44
vol $3.0B $274M $3.3B
  116

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Zone Mechanical LLC 2021-04-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Alsip, Illinois · www.zonemechanical.com
FoodScience Corp. 2021-03-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Williston, Vermont · www.foodsciencecorp.com
Vertellus Holdings LLC 2021-01-05 - Secondary Buyout
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.vertellus.com
Handgards, Inc. 2020-10-15 - Growth Capital
El Paso, Texas · www.handgards.com
RTIC Outdoors LLC 2020-09-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Houston, United States · www.rticoutdoors.com
Corbett Technology Solutions, Inc. 2020-06-23 - Secondary Buyout
Chantilly, Virginia · www.ctsi-usa.com
Tropicale Foods, Inc. 2019-12-06 - Growth Capital
Ontario, California · www.heladosmexico.com
U.S. Nonwovens, Inc. 2019-09-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Brentwood, New York · www.usnonwovens.com
Evans Food Group Ltd. 2019-08-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.evansfood.com
Valicor Environmental Services LLC 2019-07-10 - Secondary Buyout
Monroe, Ohio · www.valicor.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Corbett Technology Solutions, Inc. 2020-06-23 Electrical Controls & Maintenance, Inc. - Integrated Security Solutions Division 2021-02-10 1
Chantilly, Virginia · www.ctsi-usa.com Mechanicsville, Virginia
Active Interest Media, Inc. 2003-10-14 Equine Network LLC 2021-01-08 4
El Segundo, California · www.activeinterestmedia.com Boulder, Colorado
Voyant Beauty LLC 2017-03-09 KIK Personal Care 2020-07-01 3
Hodgkins, Illinois · www.veepak.com Concord, Ontario
Active Interest Media, Inc. 2003-10-14 Active Interest Media, Inc. - Healthy Living, Fitness, and Outdoor Divisions 2020-06-30 3
El Segundo, California · www.activeinterestmedia.com El Segund, California
STIR Foods LLC 2017-12-08 Celtrade Canada, Inc. 2020-02-18 3
Orange, California · www.stirfoods.com Mississauga, Ontario · www.celtrade.ca
Pestell Group 2018-06-01 sWheat Scoop 2019-12-16 6
New Hamburg, Ontario · www.pestell.com Detroit Lakes, Minnesota · www.swheatscoop.com
The Kleinfelder Group, Inc. 2018-11-21 Advantage Engineers LLC - Geotechnical, Environmental, and Testing Division 2019-12-11 4
San Diego, California · www.kleinfelder.com , Pennsylvania
St. George Logistics 2016-08-31 Veeco Holdings LLC 2019-12-03 5
South Kearny, New Jersey · www.stgusa.com North Bergen, New Jersey · www.veeco1.com
STIR Foods LLC 2017-12-08 Van Law Food Products, Inc. 2019-04-02 2
Orange, California · www.stirfoods.com Fullerton, California · www.vanlaw.com
ClockSpring|NRI 2019-01-23 Neptune Research, Inc. (NRI) 2019-01-23 2
Houston, Texas · www.cs-nri.com Riviera Beach, Florida · www.neptuneresearch.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 4 (15%) 500M (83%) 12 (17%) 500M (39%)
Consumer Products 5 (19%) - 12 (17%) -
Manufacturing 3 (11%) - 6 (8%) -
Transportation 3 (11%) - 5 (7%) 70M (5%)
Automotive 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Building Materials 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Chemicals 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Communications 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Plastics 2 (7%) - 3 (4%) -
Publishing 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Healthcare Services - - 2 (3%) 150M (12%)
Information Technology - - 2 (3%) -
Packaging - - 2 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (1%) 226M (17%)
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) 170M (13%)
Furniture 1 (4%) 106M (17%) 1 (1%) 106M (8%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (1%) 69M (5%)
Aerospace - - 1 (1%) -
Business Services - - 1 (1%) -
Construction 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Distribution 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Engineering 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) -
Machinery - - 1 (1%) -
Media - - 1 (1%) -
Total 27 $606M 72 $1.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 25 (93%) 606M (100%) 67 (93%) 1.3B (100%)
  Illinois 3 (11%) - 8 (11%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (4%) - 6 (8%) 150M (12%)
  Minnesota 1 (4%) - 6 (8%) -
  California 5 (19%) - 5 (7%) -
  Ohio 3 (11%) 500M (83%) 5 (7%) 500M (39%)
  Michigan 2 (7%) 106M (17%) 5 (7%) 106M (8%)
  Texas 2 (7%) - 5 (7%) 70M (5%)
  Wisconsin 1 (4%) - 4 (6%) -
  New York 2 (7%) - 3 (4%) -
  Oklahoma - - 3 (4%) -
  Colorado - - 2 (3%) 226M (17%)
  Florida - - 2 (3%) -
  Washington 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Virginia 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Vermont 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (1%) 170M (13%)
  Alabama - - 1 (1%) 69M (5%)
  Nebraska - - 1 (1%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (1%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (1%) -
  Delaware - - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 2 (7%) - 4 (6%) -
  Quebec 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  Ontario 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 25 (93%) 606M (100%) 67 (93%) 1.3B (100%)
Cross-border 2 (7%) - 5 (7%) -
Total 27 $606M 72 $1.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 17 (63%) - 40 (56%) 170M (13%)
Secondary Buyout 6 (22%) 500M (83%) 19 (26%) 865M (67%)
Growth Capital 2 (7%) - 5 (7%) -
Divestiture 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) 150M (12%)
Venture - - 2 (3%) -
Going Private 1 (4%) 106M (17%) 1 (1%) 106M (8%)
Consolidation - - 1 (1%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (1%) -
Total 27 $606M 72 $1.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 18 (41%) 1.0B (31%)
Trade Sale 12 (27%) 806M (24%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (20%) 1.5B (45%)
Bankruptcy 2 (5%) -
Merger 2 (5%) -
IPO 1 (2%) -
Total 44 $3.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
6
BMO Harris Bank N.A.
1
Antares Capital LP.
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
10
Reed Smith LLP
7
DLA Piper
4

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 5 $1.2B
< $100M 2 $139M
TOTAL $1.3B
Largest Shearer's Foods, Inc.
$500M (2012-11-02)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 10 $3.3B
< $100M 1 $66M
TOTAL $3.3B
Largest U.S. Security Associates, Inc.
$640M (2011-08-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
26%
19 (26%)
Strategic(s)
4%
3 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
41%
18 (41%)
Strategic(s)
52%
23 (52%)

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