Windjammer Capital Investors Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Windjammer Capital Investors has acquired 5 companies.

Windjammer Capital Investors’ most common sectors for investment are retail (12%) and consumer products (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (57%) and secondary buyout (35%). In total, Windjammer Capital Investors has invested in 17 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired Automatic Bar Controls for $60M.

In the last 3 years, Windjammer Capital Investors has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (46%). Windjammer Capital Investors’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2020 when it sold Advanced Instruments for $780M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity67
    • M&A Buy Activity43
    • M&A Sell Activity24
  • Total Sectors Invested 26
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21
  • M&A Advisors 2

Windjammer Capital Investors LLC

610 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1100,
Newport Beach, California 92660
United States
(949) 721-9944
www.windjammercapital.com
info@windjammercapital.com

Windjammer Capital Investors is a private investment firm that invests control equity, minority equity and/or subordinated debt in growing middle-market businesses. The Firm seeks to invest between $50 and $200 million of equity or subordinated debt in companies that generate at least $8 million of EBITDA. Windjammer focuses on North American based opportunities and prefers companies with scalable business models, differentiated products/services, and that operate in defensible markets. Broad sectors of interest include manufacturing, business services and value-added distribution. Windjammer does not invest in high technology, real estate, and financial services companies. Windjammer Capital Investors was formed in 1990 and has offices in Waltham, Massachusetts and Newport Beach, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Environmental, Food, Franchising, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Plastics, Publishing, Renewable Energy, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Semiconductors, Test/Measurement Equipment

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 8 50
Investment Size 50 200
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 36 2 1 1 2 1 43
vol $140M $140M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 20 1 2 - - 1 24
vol $1.6B $215M $780M $2.6B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Advanced Instruments, Inc. 2020-09-28 780M USD Add-on Acquisition
Norwood, Massachusetts · www.aicompanies.com
Compex Legal Services, Inc. 2020-02-11 - Secondary Buyout
Torrance, California · www.cpxlegal.com
Hilco Vision 2019-09-10 - Secondary Buyout
Plainville, Massachusetts · www.hilcovision.com
Hermetic Solutions Group 2019-02-27 - Secondary Buyout
Tinton Falls, New Jersey · www.hermeticsolutions.com
Rowmark LLC 2018-06-28 - Secondary Buyout
Findlay, Ohio · www.rowmark.com
JWC Environmental LLC 2017-12-21 215M USD Add-on Acquisition
Costa Mesa, California · www.jwce.com
Global Claims Services, Inc. 2017-09-01 - Secondary Buyout
Jacksonville, Florida · www.globalclaimsservices.com
Vital Records Control, Inc. 2017-04-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Memphis, Tennessee · www.vitalrecordscontrol.com
Advanced Instruments, Inc. 2016-10-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Norwood, Massachusetts · www.aicompanies.com
Mission Critical Electronics, Inc. 2016-09-30 - Secondary Buyout
Dallas, Texas · www.mission-critical-electronics.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Hilco Vision 2019-09-10 I NEED YOU The Frame Company GmbH 2020-11-10 2
Plainville, Massachusetts · www.hilcovision.com Hamburg, Germany · www.ineedyou.de
Hilco Vision 2019-09-10 Suppleyes, Inc. 2020-06-17 1
Plainville, Massachusetts · www.hilcovision.com Tucson, Arizona · www.eyecareandcure.com
Mission Critical Electronics, Inc. 2016-09-30 Purkeys Fleet Electric 2019-11-06 2
Dallas, Texas · www.mission-critical-electronics.com Lowell, Arkansas · www.purkeys.net
Mission Critical Electronics, Inc. 2016-09-30 Xantrex Technology, Inc. 2018-11-30 1
Dallas, Texas · www.mission-critical-electronics.com Burnaby, British Columbia · www.xantrex.com
Rowmark LLC 2018-06-28 Gyford Productions LLC 2018-11-27 1
Findlay, Ohio · www.rowmark.com Reno, Nevada · www.standoffsystems.com
Flinn Scientific, Inc. 2014-10-01 WhiteBox Learning LLC 2017-11-01 1
Batavia, Illinois · www.flinnsci.com Batavia, Illinois · www.whiteboxlearning.com
Component Hardware Group, Inc. 2013-07-11 Specialty Food Service Hardware, Inc. 2016-01-12 2
Lakewood, New Jersey · www.componenthardware.com Markham, Ontario · www.specialtyfsh.ca
Component Hardware Group, Inc. 2013-07-11 Vision Parts & Accessories, Inc. 2016-01-12 1
Lakewood, New Jersey · www.componenthardware.com Markham, Ontario · www.visionparts.ca
Engineered Controls International LLC 2013-12-03 Superior Products LLC 2014-02-01 1
Elon, North Carolina · www.regoproducts.com Cleveland, Ohio · www.superiorprod.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail - - 5 (11%) -
Machinery - - 4 (9%) 60M (43%)
Consumer Products 1 (9%) - 4 (9%) -
Business Services 1 (9%) - 3 (7%) 20M (14%)
Electrical Equipment - - 3 (7%) -
Consumer Services - - 2 (5%) -
Distribution 2 (18%) - 2 (5%) -
Plastics 1 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
Semiconductors - - 2 (5%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (2%) 60M (43%)
Automotive - - 1 (2%) -
Building Materials 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Electronics 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Food - - 1 (2%) -
Franchising - - 1 (2%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (2%) -
Information Services 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Insurance - - 1 (2%) -
Life Science - - 1 (2%) -
Manufacturing 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Marketing 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (2%) -
Packaging 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Publishing - - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Total 11 - 44 $140M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 11 (100%) - 44 (100%) 140M (100%)
  California 1 (9%) - 10 (23%) 60M (43%)
  Illinois 1 (9%) - 5 (11%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (9%) - 4 (9%) 20M (14%)
  New Jersey 3 (27%) - 3 (7%) -
  Ohio 1 (9%) - 3 (7%) -
  North Carolina 1 (9%) - 3 (7%) -
  Minnesota - - 3 (7%) -
  Indiana 1 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
  New York - - 2 (5%) -
  Florida - - 2 (5%) -
  Texas 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
  Tennessee 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (2%) 60M (43%)
  South Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (2%) -
Total 11 - 44 $140M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (27%) - 25 (57%) 80M (57%)
Secondary Buyout 8 (73%) - 15 (34%) 60M (43%)
Divestiture - - 1 (2%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (2%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (2%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (2%) -
Total 11 - 44 $140M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 11 (46%) 875M (34%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (21%) 918M (36%)
Trade Sale 4 (17%) 780M (30%)
Bankruptcy 2 (8%) -
IPO 1 (4%) -
Recapitalization 1 (4%) -
Total 24 $2.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Harris Williams & Co.
1
Legal Deals
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
4

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 3 $140M
TOTAL $140M
Largest Automatic Bar Controls, Inc. (dba Wunder-Bar)
$60M (2005-06-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 7 $2.5B
< $100M 2 $122M
TOTAL $2.6B
Largest Advanced Instruments, Inc.
$780M (2020-09-28)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
96%
25 96%
Strategic(s)
4%
1 4%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
64%
18 64%
Strategic(s)
36%
10 36%

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