Woodlawn Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Woodlawn Partners has acquired 4 companies.

Woodlawn Partners’ most common sectors for investment are electrical equipment (19%) and machinery (19%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (73%) and recapitalization (19%). In total, Woodlawn Partners has invested in 10 US states.

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8

Woodlawn Partners

444 W Lake Street Suite 3200,
Chicago, Illinois 60606
United States
www.woodlawnpartners.com
randy@woodlawnpartners.com

Woodlawn Partners, Inc. is a private investment firm focused on acquiring businesses in traditional industries. The Firm targets companies with at least $5 million in revenues and $1 million of EBITDA. Sectors of interest include manufacturing, facility services, information technology, financial services, food/beverages, transportation, and distribution. Woodlawn Partners is based in Chicago, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Business Services, Construction, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 -
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 (1.4/yr) # 4 3 3 1 - - 11
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Tighe Logistics Group, Inc. 2018-04-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Woburn, Massachusetts · www.tighe-co.com
EnviroForensics 2017-07-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.enviroforensics.com
BW Manufacturing, Inc. 2017-06-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Comstock Park, Michigan · www.bwmanufacturing.com
Truesdell Corp. 2017-02-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Tempe, Arizona · www.truesdellcorp.com
Drive Source International, Inc. 2016-11-17 - Secondary Buyout
Sturtevant, Wisconsin · www.drivesourceusa.com
BB7 2016-08-19 - Recapitalization
Madison, Wisconsin · www.bb7.com
Vertical Partners West LLC 2016-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Rathdrum, Idaho · www.vpwllc.com
Pacific Aviation Corp. 2016-01-01 - Recapitalization
El Segundo, California · www.pacificaviation.com
NewKota Services and Rentals LLC 2014-04-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Minot, North Dakota · www.newkota.com
Vestek Industries LLC 2012-11-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Houston, Texas · www.vestekindustries.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
BB7 2016-08-19 Omega Fire Engineering Ltd. 2019-04-11 1
Madison, Wisconsin · www.bb7.com Manchester, United Kingdom · www.omegafire.co.uk
Vestek Industries LLC 2012-11-01 Cerda Industries, Inc. 2014-09-03 2
Houston, Texas · www.vestekindustries.com Houston, Texas · www.cerdaindustries.com
Vestek Industries LLC 2012-11-01 Universal Tank and Fabrication, Inc. 2012-11-01 1
Houston, Texas · www.vestekindustries.com Dubuque, Iowa · www.universaltank.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Electrical Equipment 1 (10%) - 2 (18%) -
Machinery 2 (20%) - 2 (18%) -
Airlines 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
Building Materials 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
Business Services 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
Construction 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
Environmental 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
Manufacturing 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
Transportation 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 10 - 11 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (100%) - 11 (100%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (10%) - 2 (18%) -
  Texas 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
  North Dakota 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
  Michigan 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
  Indiana 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
  Idaho 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
  California 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
  Arizona 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 10 - 11 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (80%) - 8 (73%) -
Recapitalization 2 (20%) - 2 (18%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (9%) -
Total 10 - 11 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%

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