Wingate Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

Wingate Partners’ most common sectors for investment aredistribution (19%) and environmental (8%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (34%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%). In total, Wingate Partners has invested in 16 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 1995 when it acquired Essendant for $258M.

In the last 3 years, Wingate Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (46%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity49
    • M&A Buy Activity27
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • 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 ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 27 - - - - - 27
vol $417M $417M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 19 - 1 - 1 1 22
  49

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
The HC Companies, Inc. 2023-07-17 - Secondary Sale
Twinsburg, Ohio · www.hc-companies.com
USA Environment LP 2022-09-28 - Trade Sale
Deer Park, Texas · www.usaenviro.com
MPI Products LLC 2020-01-16 - Secondary Sale
Rochester Hills, Michigan · www.mpiproducts.com
Nekoosa, Inc. 2017-11-01 - Secondary Sale
Nekoosa, Wisconsin · www.nekoosacoated.com
Western Marketing, Inc. 2017-05-30 - Trade Sale
Abilene, Texas · www.westmktg.com
Binswanger Enterprises LLC 2017-03-13 - Secondary Buyout
Memphis, Tennessee · www.binswangerglass.com
Cal Pacific Specialty Foods LLC 2017-01-01 - Trade Sale
Santa Maria, California · www.calpacificsf.com
Sunrise Oilfield Supply Corp. 2017-01-01 - Unknown
Wichita, Kansas · www.sunriseoilfield.com
Dunn Paper, Inc. 2016-08-26 - Secondary Sale
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.dunnpaper.com
Stein World LLC 2016-08-04 - Trade Sale
Memphis, Tennessee · www.steinworld.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Distribution - - 5 (19%) 258M (62%)
Consumer Products - - 2 (7%) 131M (31%)
Business Services 1 (100%) - 2 (7%) -
Environmental - - 2 (7%) -
Furniture - - 2 (7%) -
Packaging - - 2 (7%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (4%) 28M (7%)
Building Materials - - 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 (4%) -
Total 1 - 27 $417M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (100%) - 27 (100%) 417M (100%)
  Texas - - 5 (19%) -
  Tennessee 1 (100%) - 4 (15%) 131M (31%)
  Ohio - - 2 (7%) -
  Florida - - 2 (7%) -
  California - - 2 (7%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (4%) 258M (62%)
  Arkansas - - 1 (4%) 28M (7%)
  Wisconsin - - 1 (4%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (4%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (4%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (4%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (4%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (4%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (4%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (4%) -
Total 1 - 27 $417M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 9 (33%) 159M (38%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (100%) - 9 (33%) -
Stake Purchase - - 5 (19%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (7%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (4%) 258M (62%)
Recapitalization - - 1 (4%) -
Total 1 - 27 $417M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 9 (41%) -
Trade Sale 7 (32%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (18%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (5%) -
Unknown 1 (5%) -
Total 22 -

Top M&A Advisors

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

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $389M
< $100M 1 $28M
TOTAL $417M
Largest Essendant, Inc.
$258M (1995-04-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
30%
8 (30%)
Strategic(s)
7%
2 (7%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
41%
9 (41%)
Strategic(s)
45%
10 (45%)

FAQ

When was Wingate Partners founded?

Wingate Partners was founded in 1987.

What type of investor is Wingate Partners?

Wingate Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is Wingate Partners headquartered?

Wingate Partners is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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