Wynnchurch Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Wynnchurch Capital has acquired 19 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

Wynnchurch Capital’s most common sectors for investment areautomotive (21%) and manufacturing (17%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (38%) and divestiture (21%). In total, Wynnchurch Capital has invested in 24 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired Northstar Aerospace for $70M.

In the last 3 years, Wynnchurch Capital has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (43%). Wynnchurch Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Latham International for $375M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity80
    • M&A Buy Activity59
    • M&A Sell Activity21
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 27
  • M&A Advisors 8

Wynnchurch Capital

6250 North River Road, Suite 10-100,
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
United States
(847) 604-6100
www.wynnchurch.com
jhatherly@wynnchurch.com

Wynnchurch Capital is a private equity firm focused on middle-market company investments in the US and Canada. Wynnchurch looks to commit up to $330 million of equity per transaction in industries spanning manufacturing, business services, logistics, energy and power services, and value-added distribution. Prospective transaction types include management buyouts, recapitalizations, corporate carve-outs, restructurings, turnarounds and growth capital situations. Wynnchurch Capital was formed in 1999 and is based in Rosemont, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Food, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Safety/Security, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 50 1,000
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 330
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (5.0/yr) # 34 2 7 8 4 4 59
vol $70M $70M
Sell (1.4/yr) # 14 1 - 2 1 3 21
vol $685M $375M $61M $1.1B
  80

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Critical Process Systems Group 2021-08-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Boise, Idaho · www.cpsgrp.com
Trimlite LLC 2021-07-28 - Secondary Buyout
Renton, Washington · www.trimlite.com
Carson Group Ltd. 2021-07-05 61M USD Add-on Acquisition
Kelowna, British Columbia · www.carsonair.com
Pro-Fab, Inc. 2021-06-23 - Secondary Buyout
Saint-Apollinaire, Quebec · www.profab.ca
Northern Wholesale Supply LLC 2021-03-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hugo, Minnesota · www.northernwholesale.com
The Wheel Group 2021-02-02 - Secondary Buyout
Ontario, California · www.thewheelgroup.com
Insulation Corporation of America (ICA) 2021-01-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Allentown, Pennsylvania · www.insulationcorp.com
Drew Foam Companies, Inc. 2020-11-09 - Secondary Buyout
Monticello, Arkansas · www.drewfoam.com
Labrie Environmental Group LLC 2020-09-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Levis, Quebec · www.labriegroup.com
Groupe Moreau 2020-08-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Indre-et-Loire, France · www.groupe-moreau.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Surepoint Group, Inc. 2008-03-19 Ironline Compression Services 2021-06-01 1
Grand Praire, Alberta · www.surepoint.ca Nisku, Alberta
Drew Foam Companies, Inc. 2020-11-09 Huntington Foam LLC 2020-12-28 1
Monticello, Arkansas · www.drewfoam.com Greer, South Carolina · www.hunt-sol.com
Texas Hydraulics, Inc. 2016-02-17 The Oilgear Co. 2018-04-03 1
Temple, Texas · www.texashydraulics.com Traverse City, Michigan · www.oilgear.com
U.S. Manufacturing Corp. 2014-06-30 U.S. Manufacturing Corp. - Axle Housing and Driveline Shaft Opearations 2017-02-13 1
Warren, Michigan · www.usmfg.com Warren, Michigan
Calyx Transportation Group, Inc. 2006-05-24 National Fast Freight, Inc. 2016-12-29 3
Toronto, Ontario · www.calyxinc.com Brampton, Ontario · www.nationalfastfreight.com
Burtek Enterprises, Inc. 2012-02-16 Process Fab, Inc. 2014-12-04 1
Chesterfield, Michigan · www.burtekenterprises.com Santa Fe Springs, California · www.processfab.com
Vista-Pro Automotive LLC 2009-08-17 American Condenser & Coil LLC 2013-07-26 1
Nashville, Tennessee · www.vistaproauto.com Gardena, California · www.americancondenser.com
Calyx Transportation Group, Inc. 2006-05-24 Nesel Fast Freight, Inc. 2009-09-02 2
Toronto, Ontario · www.calyxinc.com Bolton, Ontario · www.nesel.com
Calyx Transportation Group, Inc. 2006-05-24 Transport Gingras, Inc. 2009-09-02 1
Toronto, Ontario · www.calyxinc.com Saint Flavien, Quebec · www.transportgingras.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Automotive 5 (13%) - 12 (20%) -
Manufacturing 9 (24%) - 10 (17%) -
Machinery 4 (11%) - 7 (12%) -
Building Materials 4 (11%) - 5 (8%) -
Distribution 4 (11%) - 5 (8%) -
Business Services 2 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Transportation 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) -
Aerospace 2 (5%) 70M (100%) 2 (3%) 70M (100%)
Chemicals 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Metals/Mining 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Safety/Security - - 2 (3%) -
Construction - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (2%) -
Food 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Forest Products 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Restaurants 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Retail 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 38 $70M 59 $70M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 30 (79%) 70M (100%) 46 (78%) 70M (100%)
  Michigan 2 (5%) - 7 (12%) -
  Texas 3 (8%) - 5 (8%) -
  Illinois 4 (11%) 70M (100%) 4 (7%) 70M (100%)
  Indiana 4 (11%) - 4 (7%) -
  Florida 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
  California 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
  Washington 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Tennessee 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Wisconsin - - 2 (3%) -
  Georgia 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Arkansas 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Oregon 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Hampshire 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Minnesota 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Louisiana 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (2%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (2%) -
  New York - - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (2%) -
  Idaho - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 8 (21%) - 12 (20%) -
  Ontario 4 (11%) - 5 (8%) -
  Quebec 3 (8%) - 4 (7%) -
  Alberta 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Saskatchewan - - 1 (2%) -
  British Columbia - - 1 (2%) -
France - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 30 (79%) 70M (100%) 46 (78%) 70M (100%)
Cross-border 8 (21%) - 13 (22%) -
Total 38 $70M 59 $70M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 14 (37%) - 22 (37%) -
Divestiture 6 (16%) - 12 (20%) -
Secondary Buyout 8 (21%) 70M (100%) 10 (17%) 70M (100%)
Growth Capital 6 (16%) - 8 (14%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 2 (5%) - 4 (7%) -
Consolidation 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 38 $70M 59 $70M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 10 (48%) 966M (86%)
Trade Sale 5 (24%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (19%) 155M (14%)
Bankruptcy 1 (5%) -
IPO 1 (5%) -
Total 21 $1.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
William Blair & Co. LLC
2
Lazard Ltd.
1
Alvarez & Marsal
1
Legal Deals
Foley & Lardner LLP
4
Perkins Coie LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $70M
TOTAL $70M
Largest Northstar Aerospace, Inc.
$70M (2012-09-11)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $966M
< $100M 2 $155M
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest Latham International LP
$375M (2019-01-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
17%
10 (17%)
Strategic(s)
19%
11 (19%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
43%
9 (43%)
Strategic(s)
43%
9 (43%)

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