Wingate Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Wingate Partners’ most common sectors for investment are distribution (19%) and packaging (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (34%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (30%). In total, Wingate Partners has invested in 15 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 1995 when it acquired Essendant for $258M.

In the last 3 years, Wingate Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity47
    • M&A Buy Activity27
    • M&A Sell Activity20
  • Total Sectors Invested 19
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20
  • M&A Advisors 3

Wingate Partners

750 N. St. Paul Street, Suite 1200,
Dallas, Texas 75201
United States
(214) 720-1313
www.wingatepartners.com

Wingate Partners is a turnaround investment firm that purchases controlling stakes in troubled manufacturing, distribution and service businesses headquartered in the US. Wingate looks to acquire under-performing companies, profitable businesses in changing or out of favor industries, and companies with incomplete management teams. Target businesses typically have revenues between $50 and $250 million. Wingate will not invest in banking, insurance, real estate, media, natural resources, and high technology. Wingate Partners was formed in 1987 and is based in Dallas, Texas.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Food, Forest Products, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Packaging, Plastics, Real Estate, Safety/Security

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Special Situations/Distressed, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 50 250
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 40
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 26 - 1 - - - 27
vol $286M $286M
Sell (1.6/yr) # 12 3 4 - - 1 20
  47

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
MPI Products LLC 2020-01-16 - Secondary Buyout
Rochester Hills, Michigan · www.mpiproducts.com
Nekoosa, Inc. 2017-11-02 - Secondary Buyout
Nekoosa, Wisconsin · www.nekoosacoated.com
Western Marketing, Inc. 2017-05-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Abilene, Texas · www.westmktg.com
Binswanger Enterprises LLC (Binswanger Glass) 2017-03-13 - Secondary Buyout
Memphis, Tennessee · www.binswangerglass.com
Cal Pacific Specialty Foods LLC 2017-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Maria, California · www.calpacificsf.com
Sunrise Oilfield Supply Corp. 2017-01-01 - Unknown
Wichita, Kansas · www.sunriseoilfield.com
Dunn Paper Co. Inc. 2016-08-26 - Secondary Buyout
Port Huron, Michigan · www.dunnpaper.com
Stein World LLC 2016-08-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Memphis, Tennessee · www.steinworld.com
Preferred Compounding Corp. 2016-02-01 - Secondary Buyout
Copley, Ohio · www.preferredperforms.com
The HC Companies, Inc. 2015-02-18 - Divestiture
Twinsburg, Ohio · www.hc-companies.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Distribution - - 5 (19%) 258M (90%)
Consumer Products - - 2 (7%) -
Environmental 1 (33%) - 2 (7%) -
Furniture - - 2 (7%) -
Packaging - - 2 (7%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (4%) 28M (10%)
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) -
Business Services - - 1 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (4%) -
Construction - - 1 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Engineering - - 1 (4%) -
Food - - 1 (4%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (4%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (4%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (4%) -
Marketing - - 1 (4%) -
Plastics 1 (33%) - 1 (4%) -
Retail 1 (33%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 3 - 27 $286M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (100%) - 27 (100%) 286M (100%)
  Texas 1 (33%) - 5 (19%) -
  Tennessee 1 (33%) - 4 (15%) -
  Ohio 1 (33%) - 2 (7%) -
  Michigan - - 2 (7%) -
  Florida - - 2 (7%) -
  California - - 2 (7%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (4%) 258M (90%)
  Arkansas - - 1 (4%) 28M (10%)
  Wisconsin - - 1 (4%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (4%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (4%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (4%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (4%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (4%) -
Total 3 - 27 $286M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 1 (33%) - 9 (33%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (33%) - 8 (30%) 28M (10%)
Stake Purchase - - 6 (22%) -
Divestiture 1 (33%) - 2 (7%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (4%) 258M (90%)
Recapitalization - - 1 (4%) -
Total 3 - 27 $286M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 7 (35%) -
Trade Sale 7 (35%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (20%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (5%) -
Unknown 1 (5%) -
Total 20 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Houlihan Lokey
1
Harris Williams & Co.
1
Legal Deals
Haynes and Boone LLP
5

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $258M
< $100M 1 $28M
TOTAL $286M
Largest Essendant, Inc.
$258M (1995-04-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
85%
11 85%
Strategic(s)
15%
2 15%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
44%
8 44%
Strategic(s)
56%
10 56%

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