Winona Capital Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Winona Capital Management has invested in 1 company.

Winona Capital Management’s most common sectors for investment are apparel/textiles (19%) and consumer products (19%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (69%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (19%). In total, Winona Capital Management has invested in 9 US states and 4 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Winona Capital Management has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (84%). Winona Capital Management’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Petsense for $116M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 1

Winona Capital Management LLC

980 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1950,
Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States
(312) 334-8800
www.winonacapital.com
info@winonacapital.com

Winona Capital Management is a private investment firm that makes direct investments in consumer related middle-market companies. Winona targets growth companies generating sales of $10 to $100 million and EBITDA of at least $1 million. The Firm can commit up to $15 million per transaction. Specific areas of interest include niche consumer goods and services; sports, recreation and leisure; specialty manufacturing and distribution; growth-oriented, multi-unit specialty food and retail; and education services. Winona's investment horizon is five years. Winona Capital Management is based in Chicago, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Food, Leisure, Life Science, Manufacturing, Restaurants, Retail

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 100
Target EBITDA 1 -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 14 1 1 - - - 16
Sell (0.8/yr) # 2 1 1 - 1 1 6
vol $116M $25M $141M
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
The Johnny Rockets Group, Inc. 2020-08-13 25M USD Add-on Acquisition
Lake Forest, California · www.johnnyrockets.com
LK International AG (KJUS) 2019-07-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Hünenberg, Switzerland · www.kjus.com
Fusion Education Group 2017-12-11 - Secondary Buyout
Solana Beach, California · www.fusionacademy.com
Incredible Foods 2017-01-24 - Growth Capital
Boston, Massachusetts · www.perfectlyfree.com
Petsense, Inc. 2016-09-29 116M USD Add-on Acquisition
Scottsdale, Arizona · www.petsense.us
Monica Vinader Ltd. 2016-02-09 - Secondary Buyout
Docking, United Kingdom · www.monicavinader.com
Rodd & Gunn New Zealand Ltd. 2015-11-03 - Growth Capital
Auckland, Australia · www.roddandgunn.com
Diono LLC 2015-05-06 - Growth Capital
Sumner, Washington · www.diono.com
Evereve 2015-04-15 - Growth Capital
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.evereve.com
Fat Brain Toys LLC 2015-03-05 - Growth Capital
Elkhorn, Nebraska · www.fatbraintoys.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Apparel/Textiles 1 (10%) - 3 (19%) -
Consumer Products 2 (20%) - 3 (19%) -
Food 3 (30%) - 3 (19%) -
Retail 2 (20%) - 3 (19%) -
Restaurants 1 (10%) - 2 (13%) -
Education - - 1 (6%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 10 - 16 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (80%) - 13 (81%) -
  California - - 3 (19%) -
  Washington 2 (20%) - 2 (13%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (20%) - 2 (13%) -
  New York 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
  Nebraska 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
  Minnesota 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
  Colorado 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (6%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (6%) -
United Kingdom 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
Australia 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (6%) -
Domestic 8 (80%) - 13 (81%) -
Cross-border 2 (20%) - 3 (19%) -
Total 10 - 16 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 9 (90%) - 11 (69%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 3 (19%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (10%) - 2 (13%) -
Total 10 - 16 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (67%) 141M (100%)
Secondary Sale 1 (17%) -
Trade Sale 1 (17%) -
Total 6 $141M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Consensus Advisors LLC
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $116M
< $100M 1 $25M
TOTAL $141M
Largest Petsense, Inc.
$116M (2016-09-29)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
17%
1 17%
Strategic(s)
83%
5 83%

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