Wind Point Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Wind Point Partners has acquired 15 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Wind Point Partners’ most common sectors for investment areconsumer products (17%) and food (17%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (53%) and secondary buyout (31%). In total, Wind Point Partners has invested in 24 US states and 4 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 9 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). 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 Activity129
    • M&A Buy Activity78
    • M&A Sell Activity51
  • Total Sectors Invested 27
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 43
  • M&A Advisors 9

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 $60 to $130 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 - -
Investment Size 60 130
Enterprise Value 100 500
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (4.0/yr) # 58 3 5 3 5 4 78
vol $1.3B $1.3B
Sell (2.4/yr) # 39 3 3 - 6 - 51
vol $3.0B $547M $3.6B
  129

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Envera Systems LLC 2022-11-18 - Secondary Buyout
Coconut Creek, Florida · www.enverasystems.com
FreshEdge 2022-10-04 - Secondary Buyout
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.freshedgefoods.com
D&H United Fueling Solutions, Inc. 2022-09-22 - Secondary Buyout
Humble, Texas · www.dh-united.com
Palmex S. de R.L. de C.V. 2022-02-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Monterrey, Mexico · www.palmex.com
good2grow LLC 2021-12-08 - Secondary Buyout
Atlanta, Georgia · www.good2grow.com
RailWorks Corp. 2021-09-30 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.railworks.com
The Vertex Companies, Inc. 2021-09-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Weymouth, Massachusetts · www.vertexeng.com
Aurora Plastics, Inc. 2021-08-11 - Secondary Buyout
Streetsboro, Ohio · www.auroraplastics.com
Ascensus Specialties LLC 2021-07-07 - Recapitalization
Bellevue, Washington · www.ascensusspecialties.com
Pestell Nutrition, Inc. 2021-06-30 - Add-on Acquisition
New Hamburg, Ontario · www.pestell.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
STG Logistics 2016-08-31 XPO Logistics - The Intermodal Division 2022-03-25 8
Downers Grove, Illinois · www.stgusa.com Greenwich, Connecticut
Zone Mechanical LLC 2021-04-08 EEC Acquisition LLC 2022-03-11 2
Alsip, Illinois · www.zonemechanical.com St Paul, Minnesota · www.smartcaresolutions.com
NCF Industries, Inc. 2019-01-23 Fyfe North America and Fyfe Europe Business 2021-12-08 3
Houston, Texas · www.cs-nri.com , United States
Nelson Global Products, Inc. 2010-08-01 Tru-Flex LLC 2021-09-24 7
Stoughton, Wisconsin · www.nelsongp.com Indianapolis, Indiana · www.tru-flex.com
STG Logistics 2016-08-31 Arrowpac International - CFS Division 2021-07-08 7
Downers Grove, Illinois · www.stgusa.com Secaucus, New Jersey
Corbett Technology Solutions, Inc. 2020-06-23 Electrical Controls & Maintenance, Inc. - Integrated Security Solutions Division 2021-02-10 10
Chantilly, Virginia · www.ctsi-usa.com Mechanicsville, Virginia
Voyant Beauty LLC 2017-03-09 KIK Personal Care 2020-07-01 3
Hodgkins, Illinois · www.voyantbeauty.com Concord, Ontario
STIR Foods LLC 2017-12-08 Celtrade Canada, Inc. 2020-02-18 4
Orange, California · www.stirfoods.com Mississauga, Ontario · www.celtrade.ca
The Kleinfelder Group, Inc. 2018-11-21 Advantage Engineers LLC - Geotechnical, Environmental, and Testing Division 2019-12-11 5
San Diego, California · www.kleinfelder.com , Pennsylvania
STG Logistics 2016-08-31 Veeco Holdings LLC 2019-12-03 6
Downers Grove, Illinois · www.stgusa.com North Bergen, New Jersey · www.veeco1.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 6 (23%) 500M (83%) 13 (17%) 500M (39%)
Consumer Products 6 (23%) - 13 (17%) -
Manufacturing 2 (8%) 106M (17%) 7 (9%) 106M (8%)
Transportation 2 (8%) - 5 (6%) 70M (5%)
Automotive 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Building Materials 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 3 (4%) -
Communications 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Publishing - - 3 (4%) -
Safety/Security 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) 170M (13%)
Healthcare Services - - 2 (3%) 150M (12%)
Business Services 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Engineering 2 (8%) - 2 (3%) -
Information Technology - - 2 (3%) -
Packaging - - 2 (3%) -
Plastics - - 2 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (1%) 226M (17%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (1%) 69M (5%)
Aerospace - - 1 (1%) -
Beverages 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Construction - - 1 (1%) -
Distribution - - 1 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) -
Machinery - - 1 (1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (1%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 26 $606M 78 $1.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 25 (96%) 606M (100%) 72 (92%) 1.3B (100%)
  Texas 5 (19%) - 8 (10%) 70M (5%)
  Illinois 3 (12%) - 8 (10%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (4%) - 7 (9%) 150M (12%)
  Minnesota - - 6 (8%) -
  Michigan 2 (8%) 106M (17%) 5 (6%) 106M (8%)
  Wisconsin 2 (8%) - 4 (5%) -
  Ohio 1 (4%) 500M (83%) 4 (5%) 500M (39%)
  California 3 (12%) - 3 (4%) -
  New York 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
  Florida 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
  Colorado - - 3 (4%) 226M (17%)
  Oklahoma - - 3 (4%) -
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) 170M (13%)
  Massachusetts 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  Indiana 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  Virginia 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Vermont 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Kentucky 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (1%) 69M (5%)
  Washington - - 1 (1%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Nebraska - - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (1%) -
Canada - - 4 (5%) -
  Quebec - - 2 (3%) -
  Ontario - - 2 (3%) -
Mexico 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 25 (96%) 606M (100%) 72 (92%) 1.3B (100%)
Cross-border 1 (4%) - 6 (8%) -
Total 26 $606M 78 $1.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 13 (50%) - 41 (53%) 170M (13%)
Secondary Buyout 9 (35%) 500M (83%) 24 (31%) 865M (67%)
Growth Capital 2 (8%) - 5 (6%) -
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 26 $606M 78 $1.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 19 (37%) 1.0B (28%)
Trade Sale 15 (29%) 1.1B (30%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 10 (20%) 1.5B (42%)
Bankruptcy 3 (6%) -
Merger 2 (4%) -
IPO 1 (2%) -
Recapitalization 1 (2%) -
Total 51 $3.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
8
BMO Harris Bank N.A.
1
Antares Capital LP.
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
12
Reed Smith LLP
9
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 11 $3.5B
< $100M 1 $66M
TOTAL $3.6B
Largest U.S. Security Associates, Inc.
$640M (2011-08-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
31%
24 (31%)
Strategic(s)
4%
3 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
39%
20 (39%)
Strategic(s)
53%
27 (53%)

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