Wynnchurch Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Wynnchurch Capital has acquired 16 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

Wynnchurch Capital’s most common sectors for investment are automotive (21%) and manufacturing (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (38%) and divestiture (23%). In total, Wynnchurch Capital has invested in 22 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 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (45%). 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 Activity72
    • M&A Buy Activity54
    • M&A Sell Activity18
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (4.4/yr) # 32 2 2 7 8 3 54
vol $70M $70M
Sell (1.2/yr) # 12 2 1 - 2 1 18
vol $685M $375M $1.1B
  72

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Western Forge & Flange Co. 2020-04-14 - Growth Capital
Cleveland, Texas · www.western-forge.com
Pennsylvania Machine Works LLC 2020-02-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Aston, Pennsylvania · www​.pen​nusa​.com
Clyde Industries 2019-12-03 - Divestiture
Atlanta, Georgia
Eastern Metal Supply, Inc. 2019-10-01 - Growth Capital
Lake Worth, Florida · www.easternmetal.com
US Bath Group LLC 2019-06-19 - Secondary Buyout
Fairland, Indiana · www.mplcompany.net
Premier Forge Group 2019-06-03 - Divestiture
Portland, Indiana · www.premierforge.com
Alliance Designer Products, Inc. 2019-04-23 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Laval, Quebec · www​.alliance​ga​tor​.com
Thermal Solutions Manufacturing, Inc. 2019-03-04 - Secondary Buyout
Nashville, Tennessee · www.thermalsolutionsmfg.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Premier Forge Group 2019-06-03 California Amforge Corp. 2020-01-07 1
Portland, Indiana · www.premierforge.com Azusa, California · www.cal-amforge.com
Anderson Metals Corp., Inc. 2018-01-18 Midland Metal Mfg. 2018-11-07 1
Kansas City, Missouri · www.andersonmetals.com Kansas City, Missouri · www.midlandmetal.com
America II Group, Inc. 2017-11-02 Advanced MP Technology, Inc. 2018-09-19 1
St. Petersburg, Florida · www.americaii.com San Clemente, California · www.advancedmp.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
Fabco Automotive Corp. 2011-09-26 R. Cushman & Associates, Inc. 2012-04-04 1
Livermore, California · www.fabcoautomotive.com Farmington, Michigan · www.rcushman.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

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Automotive 4 (11%) - 11 (20%) -
Manufacturing 8 (22%) - 8 (15%) -
Machinery 4 (11%) - 7 (13%) -
Building Materials 4 (11%) - 5 (9%) -
Distribution 3 (8%) - 4 (7%) -
Business Services 2 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
Transportation 2 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
Aerospace 2 (6%) 70M (100%) 2 (4%) 70M (100%)
Chemicals 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Metals/Mining 2 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Safety/Security - - 2 (4%) -
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 36 $70M 54 $70M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 26 (72%) 70M (100%) 41 (76%) 70M (100%)
  Michigan 2 (6%) - 7 (13%) -
  Texas 3 (8%) - 5 (9%) -
  Illinois 4 (11%) 70M (100%) 4 (7%) 70M (100%)
  Indiana 4 (11%) - 4 (7%) -
  Florida 2 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
  Tennessee 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
  Wisconsin - - 2 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Oregon 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Hampshire 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Louisiana 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Idaho 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  California 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Washington - - 1 (2%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (2%) -
  New York - - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 10 (28%) - 12 (22%) -
  Ontario 4 (11%) - 5 (9%) -
  Quebec 4 (11%) - 4 (7%) -
  British Columbia 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Alberta 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Saskatchewan - - 1 (2%) -
France - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 26 (72%) 70M (100%) 41 (76%) 70M (100%)
Cross-border 10 (28%) - 13 (24%) -
Total 36 $70M 54 $70M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 14 (39%) - 20 (37%) -
Divestiture 6 (17%) - 12 (22%) -
Growth Capital 7 (19%) - 8 (15%) -
Secondary Buyout 5 (14%) 70M (100%) 7 (13%) 70M (100%)
Special Situations/Distressed 2 (6%) - 4 (7%) -
Consolidation 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 36 $70M 54 $70M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 9 (50%) 966M (91%)
Trade Sale 4 (22%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (17%) 94M (9%)
Bankruptcy 1 (6%) -
IPO 1 (6%) -
Total 18 $1.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
William Blair & Co. LLC
2
Alvarez & Marsal
1
UBS Investment Bank
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 1 $94M
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest Latham International LP
$375M (2019-01-19)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
45%
9 45%
Strategic(s)
55%
11 55%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
59%
10 59%
Strategic(s)
41%
7 41%

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