Wynnchurch Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Wynnchurch Capital has acquired 18 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

Wynnchurch Capital’s most common sectors for investment areautomotive (19%) and machinery (13%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (38%) and divestiture (19%). In total, Wynnchurch Capital has invested in 23 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 10 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (38%). 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 Activity93
    • M&A Buy Activity64
    • M&A Sell Activity29
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 33
  • M&A Advisors 14

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 $500 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, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 75 3,000
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 25 500
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (5.6/yr) # 36 6 7 5 6 4 64
vol $70M $70M
Sell (2.4/yr) # 17 2 2 1 5 2 29
vol $785M $375M $61M $1.2B
  93

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Foss Manufacturing Co. LLC 2022-07-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Rome, Georgia · www.fossfloors.com
FCA LLC 2022-07-21 - Secondary Buyout
Moline, Illinois · www.fcapackaging.com
Ladish Valves 2022-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Houston, Texas · www.ladishvalves.com
Premier Franchise Management 2022-02-01 - Growth Capital
Roseville, California · www.premierpoolsfranchise.com
Mattress Warehouse, Inc. 2022-01-17 - Growth Capital
Fredrick, Maryland · www.sleephappens.com
Rosboro Co., LLC 2022-01-05 - Secondary Buyout
Springfield, Oregon · www.rosboro.com
Appvion - Thermal Coating Business 2021-12-06 - Divestiture
Appleton, Wisconsin
Owen Equipment Co. 2021-11-15 - Secondary Buyout
Portland, Oregon · www.owenequipment.com
Drew Foam Companies, Inc. 2021-11-15 - Merger
Monticello, Arkansas · www.drewfoam.com
Insulation Corporation of America (ICA) 2021-11-15 - Merger
Allentown, Pennsylvania · www.insulationcorp.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Foam Holdings, Inc. 2021-11-15 Drew Foam Companies, Inc. 2021-11-15 4
Nashville, Tennessee Monticello, Arkansas · www.drewfoam.com
Foam Holdings, Inc. 2021-11-15 Huntington Foam LLC 2021-11-15 3
Nashville, Tennessee Greer, South Carolina · www.hunt-sol.com
Foam Holdings, Inc. 2021-11-15 Insulation Corporation of America (ICA) 2021-11-15 2
Nashville, Tennessee Allentown, Pennsylvania · www.insulationcorp.com
Midland Industries, Inc. 2018-11-07 Anderson Metals Corp., Inc. 2018-11-07 5
Chicago, Illinois · www.midlandindustries.com Kansas City, Missouri · www.andersonmetals.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

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Automotive 3 (11%) - 12 (19%) -
Machinery 5 (18%) - 8 (13%) -
Manufacturing 4 (14%) - 8 (13%) -
Building Materials 3 (11%) - 6 (9%) -
Packaging 3 (11%) - 5 (8%) -
Distribution 3 (11%) - 4 (6%) -
Business Services 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) -
Transportation - - 3 (5%) -
Retail 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
Safety/Security - - 2 (3%) -
Aerospace 1 (4%) 70M (100%) 1 (2%) 70M (100%)
Chemicals - - 1 (2%) -
Construction - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (2%) -
Defense - - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Food 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (2%) -
Franchising 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (2%) -
Total 28 $70M 64 $70M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 23 (82%) 70M (100%) 52 (81%) 70M (100%)
  Michigan - - 7 (11%) -
  Texas 4 (14%) - 6 (9%) -
  Illinois 5 (18%) 70M (100%) 5 (8%) 70M (100%)
  Indiana 2 (7%) - 4 (6%) -
  California 2 (7%) - 3 (5%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) -
  Tennessee 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) -
  Florida 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  Washington 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  Oregon 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  Minnesota 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Idaho - - 1 (2%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (2%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (2%) -
  New York - - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) -
  Louisiana - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 5 (18%) - 11 (17%) -
  Quebec 3 (11%) - 4 (6%) -
  Ontario 2 (7%) - 4 (6%) -
  Saskatchewan - - 1 (2%) -
  British Columbia - - 1 (2%) -
  Alberta - - 1 (2%) -
France - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 23 (82%) 70M (100%) 52 (81%) 70M (100%)
Cross-border 5 (18%) - 12 (19%) -
Total 28 $70M 64 $70M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (29%) - 24 (38%) -
Secondary Buyout 8 (29%) 70M (100%) 12 (19%) 70M (100%)
Divestiture 5 (18%) - 12 (19%) -
Growth Capital 5 (18%) - 8 (13%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 4 (6%) -
Consolidation 2 (7%) - 3 (5%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (2%) -
Total 28 $70M 64 $70M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 11 (38%) 966M (79%)
Trade Sale 7 (24%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (17%) 255M (21%)
Merger 4 (14%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (3%) -
IPO 1 (3%) -
Total 29 $1.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
William Blair & Co. LLC
2
Moelis & Co.
1
Alvarez & Marsal
1
Legal Deals
Perkins Coie LLP
4
Foley & Lardner LLP
4
Lowenstein Sandler 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 3 $255M
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Latham International LP
$375M (2019-01-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
19%
12 (19%)
Strategic(s)
19%
12 (19%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
34%
10 (34%)
Strategic(s)
55%
16 (55%)

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