Yellow Wood Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Yellow Wood Partners has acquired 2 companies.

Yellow Wood Partners’ most common sectors for investment are consumer products (60%) and apparel/textiles (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include divestiture (40%) and secondary buyout (40%). In total, Yellow Wood Partners has invested in 5 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2019 when it acquired Dr. Scholl s Shoes for $585M.

In the last 3 years, Yellow Wood Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Yellow Wood Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold Blacksmith Brands Holdings for $190M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity5
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 1

Yellow Wood Partners, LLC

255 State St. 7th Floor,
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
United States
(617) 500-6340
www.yellowwoodpartners.com
info@yellowwoodpartners.com

Yellow Wood Partners is a specialist private equity firm focused on control and minority investments in the consumer sector. Yellow Wood targets growth companies generating positive cash flow and the potential and the potential for increased growth/improved margins. Specific areas of interest include food, beverages, pet care, home goods, outdoor/recreation, health/wellness, and beauty/personal care. The Firm looks to commit $50 to $150 million per company. Yellow Wood Partners was formed in 2009 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Food

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 50 150
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) # 3 - 1 - 1 - 5
vol $585M $585M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - 1 - - - 2
vol $190M $190M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Dr. Scholl's Shoes 2019-07-22 585M USD Divestiture
St. Louis, Missouri · www.drschollsshoes.com
Freeman Beauty LLC 2017-08-14 - Secondary Buyout
Beverly Hills, California · www.freemanbeauty.com
Parfums de Coeur Ltd. 2017-06-01 - Secondary Buyout
Stamford, Connecticut · www.pdcbeauty.com
Ilex Consumer Products Group, Inc. 2013-12-27 - Secondary Buyout
Baltimore, Maryland · www.ilexgroup.com
Parfums de Coeur Ltd. 2012-09-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Stamford, Connecticut · www.pdcbeauty.com
Blacksmith Brands Holdings, Inc. 2010-09-20 190M USD Add-on Acquisition
Tarrytown, New York · www.blacksmithbrands.com
Blacksmith Brands Holdings, Inc. 2009-10-29 - Divestiture
Tarrytown, New York · www.blacksmithbrands.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Freeman Beauty LLC 2017-08-14 Paris Presents, Inc. 2018-08-28 1
Beverly Hills, California · www.freemanbeauty.com Gurnee, Illinois · www.parispresents.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 1 (50%) - 3 (60%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (50%) 585M (100%) 1 (20%) 585M (100%)
Retail - - 1 (20%) -
Total 2 $585M 5 $585M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) 585M (100%) 5 (100%) 585M (100%)
  Missouri 1 (50%) 585M (100%) 1 (20%) 585M (100%)
  California 1 (50%) - 1 (20%) -
  New York - - 1 (20%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (20%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (20%) -
Total 2 $585M 5 $585M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Divestiture 1 (50%) 585M (100%) 2 (40%) 585M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (50%) - 2 (40%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (20%) -
Total 2 $585M 5 $585M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (50%) 190M (100%)
Secondary Sale 1 (50%) -
Total 2 $190M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $585M
TOTAL $585M
Largest Dr. Scholl's Shoes
$585M (2019-07-22)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $190M
TOTAL $190M
Largest Blacksmith Brands Holdings, Inc.
$190M (2010-09-20)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%

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