IntelligentNAIC

Groundbreaking data aggregation of our 191 member firms

The Data Speaks for Itself

IntelligentNAIC aggregates our member firm data to show the collective impact our member firms have on the global economy.

Member Firm Composition

Our members are diverse-owned alternative investment firms that invest across the full spectrum of industries globally. They range from funds in formation to some of the largest and most recognizable firms.

Assets Under Management

$380 B

Aggregate AUM

$95 B

Largest Member AUM

$398 M

Median Member AUM

Member Firm Ownership

82

Black-Owned
Firms

40

Latinx-Owned
Firms

27

Asian-American
Owned Firms

36

Female-Owned
Firms

Member Firm Strategies

Quarterly Fundraising Report

NAIC’s Managers in the Market (MINT) Report is a special resource for capital allocators seeking to invest with high-performing diverse managers.

Member Fundraising

In the past decade, NAIC membership has increased more than 4x and the aggregate amount of our member firms’ fundraising demonstrates the growing impact of diverse-owned firms.

NAIC Member Fundraising

Per Annum

Fundraising Streams

As of March 2023

Oversubscribed Funds

Since 2013, 40 NAIC member firms have raised 68 oversubscribed funds. This highlights their track record in delivering superior returns and the increased investor interest in our members’ investment strategies.

Since 2013

40

Oversubscribed Member Firms

68

Oversubscribed Member Firm Funds
Year Firms Funds Target Actual Over
2023 2 Firms 2 Funds $475 M $572 M +$97 M

2022 8 Firms 10 Funds $16.5 B $23.9 B +$7.4 B

2021 9 Firms 9 Funds $6.43 B $8.85 B +$2.42 B

2020 6 Firms 6 Funds $10.37 B $13.64 B + $3.27 B

2019 7 Firms 7 Funds $19.7 B $24.68 B + $4.98 B

2018 5 Firms 6 Funds $22.23 B $28.59 B + $6.36 B

2017 4 Firms 4 Funds $2.5 B $3.04 B + $640 M

2016 4 Firms 6 Funds $12.39 B $16.09 B + $3.7 B

2015 3 Firms 4 Funds $3.0 B $4.47 B + 1.47 B

2014 2 Firms 2 Funds $4.1 B $6.23 B + $2.13 B

2013 2 Firms 2 Funds $950 M $1.59 B + $640 M

The above represents a sampling of oversubscribed NAIC member firm funds.

Impact of Private Equity Member Firms

Aggregate Deals

2014 through 2022

2,981

Deals

$161.5 B

Invested in Deals

Fueling Economic Growth

As of March 2023
Our private equity and venture capital member firms are catalysts for job creation and economic growth in the U.S. and globally. Their portfolio companies employ more than 2 million people in the U.S. and have an impressive collective impact on every industry sector all over the world.
Employed Globally

3.49 M

Total Employed Globally

Employed Globally by Sector
Global Employees by Sector
1,236,853

Commercial Services

Employed in U.S. by State
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All States
2,193,183

Total Employees

PE Member Firm Performance

2023 Coming Soon!

Biennial Private Equity Performance Study

Our biennial publication examines the returns of NAIC private equity member firms compared to the broader market. This critical research piece showcases the consistent outstanding performance of diverse private equity managers and strengthens the case for the inclusion of these managers in institutional investor allocations.

Diversity and PE Performance

Since 2017, NAIC’s biennial study has examined the performance of a representative sample of diverse-owned private equity firms and those focused on Emerging Domestic Markets within the U.S. These studies have consistently shown that diverse-owned private equity firms beat performance benchmarks.*

IRR of NAIC Private Equity Index Versus Burgiss Median Quartile

By Vintage Year

There were no NIAC member funds that reported performance for vintage years 1999, 2001-2004, or 2008.

IRR of NAIC Private Equity Index Versus Benchmark

Full and Consecutive Periods

PAST PERFORMANCE IS NO GUARANTEE OF FUTURE RESULTS. All opinions referenced are as of the date of publication and are subject to change due to changes in the market or economic conditions and may not necessarily come to pass. Information contained herein is for informational purposes and should not be considered investment advice.

MOIC of NAIC Private Equity Index Versus Burgiss Median Quartile

By Vintage Year

MOIC of NAIC Private Equity Index Versus Benchmark

Full and Consecutive Periods

PAST PERFORMANCE IS NO GUARANTEE OF FUTURE RESULTS. All opinions referenced are as of the date of publication and are subject to change due to changes in the market or economic conditions and may not necessarily come to pass. Information contained herein is for informational purposes and should not be considered investment advice.

*NAIC partners with KPMG and GCM Grosvenor to ensure objectivity and transparency for our biennial PE performance study. Click here for detailed information about the methodology used for the data above.

Home Run Club

The NAIC Home Run Club recognizes deals completed by NAIC Private Equity member firms that have returned at least 4X to their limited partners*.
Date
Multiple
Fund Manager
Portfolio Company
Sold To
August 2022
5.2x
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TechLab, Inc.
SSI Diagnostica

About

In August 2022, Pharos Capital Group, LLC announced it sold its stake in portfolio company TechLab, Inc. to SSI Diagnostica, an Adelis Equity portfolio company in a transaction that resulted in a 5.2x return for Pharos stakeholders. Founded in 1989, TechLab is a leading developer and manufacturer of diagnostic products. The company has a portfolio of diagnostic tests for infectious disease and intestinal inflammation testing. TechLab also performs diagnostics and life science contract manufacturing and services. Pharos initially invested in TechLab in September 2016 out of its Pharos Capital Partners III/III-A funds.

August 2022
27.0x
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Anser Advisory
LaFata Contract Services (LCS)

About

In August 2022, Anser Advisory, a consulting services provider, and LaFata Contract Services (LCS), the premier utility project and construction management firm, announced the merging of their organizations. As part of the transaction, IMB Partners exited its investment in LCS in a transaction that will result in a gross MOIC of 27x for IMB Partners stakeholders. Anser Advisory specializes in consulting services that include expertise in acquisition and procurement management, security consulting, enterprise technology management, training solutions, program controls, and project, program, and agency construction management.

April 2022
6.4x
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Datto
Kaseya

About

In April 2022, Vista Equity Partners entered into a definitive agreement to sell Vista portfolio company Datto, a leading global provider of security and cloud-based software solutions purpose-built for managed service providers (MSPs), in a take-private transaction by security software company Kaseya valued at $6.2 billion. The transaction results in a 3.55x return for Vista’s Flagship Fund and a 6.4x return for its Foundation Fund. Founded in 2007 and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in October 2020 (NYSE: MSP), Datto creates enterprise-grade technology for small and medium businesses (SMBs) delivered through its global network of MSP partners. During Vista’s ownership, Datto’s annual revenue more than doubled to $620 million, its headcount increased from ~800 to more than 2,000, and its MSP customer base has grown to over 19,000.

December 2021
4.7x
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Proven
Hain Celestial

About

In December 2021, Hain Celestial (Nasdaq: HAIN) acquired Proven Brands and KTB Foods (together, “Proven”) resulting in a gross MoM of 4.7x. The sale includes the flagship ParmCrips and Thinsters brands out of Clearlake’s Better For You Holdings food platform, which sponsors leading providers of high quality, branded, better-for-you snacks and beverages. Clearlake acquired Proven in 2014 and subsequently completed the acquisition of Kitchen Table Bakers, the makers of ParmCrisps, in 2016. Under Clearlake’s stewardship and O.P.S.® value creation framework, Proven introduced a variety of new flavors and innovative products, scaled distribution and manufacturing, including opening a new company-owned facility in 2020 to optimize Proven’s proprietary manufacturing process, accelerated multi-channel go-to-market capabilities, and modernized its branding with redesigned logos and packaging.

December 2021
23.0x
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Provation
Fortive Corporation

About

In December 2021, Clearlake completed the sale of Provation, a provider of software and SaaS-based clinical productivity and workflow automation solutions for healthcare customers, to Fortive Corporation (NYSE: FTV) resulting in a gross MoM of 23.0x. Clearlake invested in Provation in March 2018 through a carve-out acquisition from Wolters Kluwer (ENXTAM: WKL) and subsequently expanded the organization significantly. Under Clearlake’s ownership and O.P.S.® value creation framework, the Company launched new SaaS products for clinical productivity, care coordination and quality reporting, and continued to invest in engineering and products to sustain innovation while increasing sales and marketing resources to address the large and growing market. Additionally, the Company was able to successfully acquire and integrate four strategic and highly accretive add-on acquisitions which bolstered Provation’s scale and solutions offerings while also helping the Company diversify into other specialties, including anesthesia and pulmonology.

August 2021
5.0x
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Aurora Plastics
Nautic Partners

About

In August 2021, Wind Point Partners sold Aurora Plastics to Nautic Partners for a 5.0x gross cash-on-cash return. Based in Streetsboro, Ohio, Aurora is a leading provider of specialty materials solutions, including specialty flexible and rigid PVC, thermoplastic elastomers, and other engineered materials. Wind Point acquired Aurora in August of 2016 in partnership with veteran specialty materials executive Darrell Hughes, who joined the company as CEO. Supported by growth investments during Wind Point’s ownership, Aurora has been transformed through the introduction of new innovative products, an expanded customer base, and three add-on acquisitions that broadened the company’s specialty materials capabilities, end market reach and strategic North American footprint. Aurora now stands as a world-class commercial organization with best-in-class service and state-of-the-art manufacturing and professional operations.

July 2021
5.4x
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NetDocuments
Warburg Pincus

About

In July 2021, Clearlake sold its remaining stake in NetDocuments Software to Warburg Pincus which resulted in a total gross MoM of 5.4x. NetDocuments is a growth oriented vertical SaaS platform and the leading provider of secure cloud-based content services and productivity software for law firms, corporate legal teams, and compliance departments. Since partnering with Clearlake in 2017, NetDocuments focused on accelerating growth for an industry leading technology platform. Organic growth initiatives were focused on expanding the Company’s reach across the legal market by growing the inside sales team and SMB law strategy and growing beyond the core legal market into both corporate and government end-markets. These efforts were supplemented by executing on strategic tuck-in acquisitions, which alongside significant organic investment in engineering resources, further bolstered NetDocuments’ product offering.

June 2021
5.2x
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Ascensus Specialties
New Mountain Capital

About

In June 2021, Wind Point Partners sold Ascensus Specialties to New Mountain Capital for a 5.2x gross cash-on-cash return. Based in Bellevue, Washington, Ascensus is a leading provider of specialty materials for use in critical life sciences and specialties markets and applications. Under Wind Point’s ownership and CEO Mike Huff’s leadership, Ascensus’ revenue approximately doubled and EBITDA approximately tripled through a combination of organic growth, investments in capacity expansion and supply chain optimization, three highly strategic acquisitions, and investments in a focused commercial strategy to shift from a legacy paper/pulp business towards higher value end market applications. Ascensus now stands as a global specialty chemical manufacturer serving high growth life sciences and specialties end markets. As part of the transaction, Wind Point re-invested in Ascensus via a newly formed special purpose vehicle, anchored by Blackstone Strategic Partners, which re-invested alongside New Mountain Capital. The transaction reaffirmed Wind Point’s long-term commitment to Ascensus and added New Mountain’s demonstrated experience in the company’s core end markets.

June 2021
8.1x
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Janus International Group
Juniper Industrial Holdings

About

In June 2021, Janus completed the previously announced business combination with Juniper, a publicly-listed special purpose acquisition company (NYSE: JIH). Janus, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of turn-key building solutions and new access control technologies for the self-storage and other commercial and industrial sectors, now trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “JBI”. Clearlake acquired Janus in 2018 and the company has grown tremendously over the last several years, introducing numerous new software-based access control technologies and acquiring several critical accretive business lines. The transaction resulted in a total gross MoM of 8.1x.

May 2021
8.4x
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Wheel Pros
Clearlake

About

In May 2021, Clearlake raised a new single-asset continuation vehicle to acquire Wheel Pros, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of proprietary branded aftermarket vehicle enhancements for light trucks, SUVs, passenger cars and ATVs/UTVs. In addition to broadening Wheel Pros’ investor base, the transaction provides new and follow-on capital at significantly larger scale to support the Company’s next chapter of growth. The transaction resulted in a total gross MoM of 8.4x. Since partnering with Clearlake in 2018, the Company has more than doubled revenue and quadrupled its earnings. In addition to consistent strong organic growth over the last three years, Wheel Pros completed eight acquisitions to expand its product portfolio.

April 2021
5.3x
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Precisely
TA Associates

About

In April 2021, Clearlake completed the sale of Precisely to TA Associates and a new single-asset continuation vehicle sponsored by Clearlake to fund the company’s continued growth and expansion. Precisely is a leading data integrity software provider that enables enterprises to collect, integrate, enrich, sort, and distribute data efficiently. In 2015, Clearlake acquired Syncsort (the predecessor to Precisely), a specialized provider of data integration products. In 2016, Syncsort acquired Trillium Software to expand its portfolio with leading data quality software, and Clearlake separately acquired Vision Solutions, a leading provider in data availability software for IBM Power Systems. In 2017, Clearlake sold Syncsort and Vision in a transaction that merged the two companies to increase scale and extend leading data management capabilities. Clearlake maintained a minority equity stake of ~20% following the transaction. In December 2019, Syncsort rebranded to “Precisely” after the acquisition of Pitney Bowes’s Software and Data business. The transaction resulted in a total gross MoM of 5.3x.

August 2019
4.0x
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Evans Food Group
Highlander Partners

About

In August 2019, Wind Point Partners sold Evans Food Group to Highlander Partners for a 4.0x cash-on-cash return. Based in Chicago, Illinois, Evans produces and sells a diverse portfolio of finished pork rinds and pork rind pellets to customers in the U.S., Canada and more than 10 countries across Latin America. Wind Point acquired Evans in April of 2016 in partnership with existing management and industry veteran José Luis Prado, who joined the company as CEO. Prado built a world-class management team and added considerable commercial and industry expertise to the company. During Wind Point’s ownership period of just over three years, Evans’ revenue grew, and margins increased through a combination of organic growth, two complementary acquisitions, and various operational initiatives.

July 2019
4.5x
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ValicorEnvironmental Services
Pritzker Private Capital

About

In July 2019, Wind Point Partners completed the sale of ValicorEnvironmental Services to Pritzker Private Capital for a 4.5x cash-on-cash return. Based in Monroe, Ohio, Valicor provides non-hazardous wastewater treatment services to more than 5,000 customers throughout North America. Leveraging its extensive fleet of tankers and a network of strategically located centralized wastewater treatment facilities, the company transports and processes diverse wastewater streams that result from the manufacture of industrial and consumer goods. Wind Point acquired Valicor in June of 2017 in partnership with existing management and industry veteran James Devlin, who joined the company as CEO. During Wind Point’s two-year ownership period, Valicor’s revenue grew and margins were increased through a combination of organic growth, four complementary acquisitions, and various operational initiatives.

March 2019
7.8x
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JD Beauty Co., LLC
Goody Products, Inc.

About

In March 2019, Topspin Partners completed the sale of JD Beauty Co., LLC, to Goody Products, Inc. for a 7.8x return. JD Beauty, a leading marketer and manufacturer of professional beauty products, is the company behind the popular Wet Brush branded hair care accessories, Bio Ionic hair styling tools and Ouidad hair care. Since making the investment, Topspin and the JD Beauty team grew the company by launching several new product lines, expanding distribution capabilities, completing add-on acquisitions (including Bio Ionic and Ouidad) and growing the sales, marketing and product development teams.

March 2019
4.83x
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CPS Group Holdings, Inc.
Frazier Healthcare Partners

About

In March 2019, NexPhase Capital completed the sale of CPS Group Holdings, Inc. to Frazier Healthcare Partners for a 4.83x return. Founded nearly 50 years ago and employing over 2,500 clinical, regulatory and operational pharmacy professionals, CPS is one of the nation’s largest providers of pharmacy solutions to more than 700 hospitals and health system facilities across the United States and Puerto Rico. CPS helps hospital pharmacists tackle complex problems such as medication reconciliation, hyper-inflated drug costs, standardization, centralized distribution, regulatory and compliance, and 340B programs leading to increased quality, reduced admissions, and lower costs.

January 2019
10.6x
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ConvergeOne
CVC Fund VII

About

In January 2019, Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. completed the sale of ConvergeOne to affiliates of CVC Fund VII in a $1.8 billion deal. Founded in 1993, ConvergeOne is a leading global IT services provider of collaboration and technology solutions for large and medium enterprises with decades of experience assisting customers to transform their digital infrastructure and realize a return on investment. Over 10,400 enterprise and mid-market customers trust ConvergeOne with collaboration, enterprise networking, data center, cloud and security solutions to achieve business outcomes. Driven by Clearlake’s O.P.S. value creation framework, ConvergeOne achieved significant organic and inorganic growth under Clearlake’s ownership, resulting in revenue growth of 277% for the trailing twelve-month period at June 2014 to December 2018. The transaction will result in a total gross MOIC of 10.6x.

September 2018
10.0x
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Sage Automotive
Asahi Kasei

About

In September 2018, Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. closed the sale of Sage Automotive to Asahi Kasei (TSE: 3407) for a purchase price of $1.06 billion. Sage Automotive Interiors is a leading provider of automotive interior materials—seating, door panel surfaces, and headliners—to automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Global offices and manufacturing locations include the U.S., Japan, China, Brazil, Korea, India, Thailand, Mexico, and Europe. Assuming full release of the escrow, total proceeds and gross MOIC is 10.0x (inclusive of the two previous dividend recapitalization transactions). Under Clearlake’s ownership, Sage executed an investment thesis focused on growth and transforming the company into a diversified global platform. As a result, in addition to delivering on significant topline growth, the strategy helped drive margin expansion and significant geographic, product and customer diversification.

April 2018
4.2x
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Airxcel
L Catterton

About

In April 2018, One Rock Capital Partners sold Airxcel, one of the largest suppliers of industry-leading branded products to the RV industry and niche segments of the industrial and commercial HVAC market, to L Catterton. Since its acquisition by One Rock in 2014, Airxcel has nearly doubled earnings through strong organic growth, internal operational improvements and the acquisition and integration of three highly complementary businesses. The transaction represents a gain of approximately 4.2X for investors.

March 2018
12.4x
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Zee Dog SA
Zee Dog SA Management

About

In March 2018, DXA Investments completed the sale of its stake Zee Dog SA (operating as Zee.Dog) to the company’s founders in a deal that resulted in a return on invested capital of 12.4X. Based in Rio de Janeiro, Zee Dog manufactures pet accessories that are sold in more 20 countries by way of approximately 3,000 outlets. The company also owns a branded store in New York’s SoHo neighborhood and another in Las Vegas. DXA made the investment when Zee Dog was pre-revenue, and following that investment, helped the entrepreneurs create an expansion plan that resulted in significant top- and bottom-line growth and worldwide sales.

Date
Multiple
Fund Manager
August 2022
5.2x
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Portfolio Company

TechLab, Inc.

Sold To

SSI Diagnostica

About

In August 2022, Pharos Capital Group, LLC announced it sold its stake in portfolio company TechLab, Inc. to SSI Diagnostica, an Adelis Equity portfolio company in a transaction that resulted in a 5.2x return for Pharos stakeholders. Founded in 1989, TechLab is a leading developer and manufacturer of diagnostic products. The company has a portfolio of diagnostic tests for infectious disease and intestinal inflammation testing. TechLab also performs diagnostics and life science contract manufacturing and services. Pharos initially invested in TechLab in September 2016 out of its Pharos Capital Partners III/III-A funds.

August 2022
27.0x
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Portfolio Company

Anser Advisory

Sold To

LaFata Contract Services (LCS)

About

In August 2022, Anser Advisory, a consulting services provider, and LaFata Contract Services (LCS), the premier utility project and construction management firm, announced the merging of their organizations. As part of the transaction, IMB Partners exited its investment in LCS in a transaction that will result in a gross MOIC of 27x for IMB Partners stakeholders. Anser Advisory specializes in consulting services that include expertise in acquisition and procurement management, security consulting, enterprise technology management, training solutions, program controls, and project, program, and agency construction management.

April 2022
6.4x
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Portfolio Company

Datto

Sold To

Kaseya

About

In April 2022, Vista Equity Partners entered into a definitive agreement to sell Vista portfolio company Datto, a leading global provider of security and cloud-based software solutions purpose-built for managed service providers (MSPs), in a take-private transaction by security software company Kaseya valued at $6.2 billion. The transaction results in a 3.55x return for Vista’s Flagship Fund and a 6.4x return for its Foundation Fund. Founded in 2007 and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in October 2020 (NYSE: MSP), Datto creates enterprise-grade technology for small and medium businesses (SMBs) delivered through its global network of MSP partners. During Vista’s ownership, Datto’s annual revenue more than doubled to $620 million, its headcount increased from ~800 to more than 2,000, and its MSP customer base has grown to over 19,000.

December 2021
4.7x
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Portfolio Company

Proven

Sold To

Hain Celestial

About

In December 2021, Hain Celestial (Nasdaq: HAIN) acquired Proven Brands and KTB Foods (together, “Proven”) resulting in a gross MoM of 4.7x. The sale includes the flagship ParmCrips and Thinsters brands out of Clearlake’s Better For You Holdings food platform, which sponsors leading providers of high quality, branded, better-for-you snacks and beverages. Clearlake acquired Proven in 2014 and subsequently completed the acquisition of Kitchen Table Bakers, the makers of ParmCrisps, in 2016. Under Clearlake’s stewardship and O.P.S.® value creation framework, Proven introduced a variety of new flavors and innovative products, scaled distribution and manufacturing, including opening a new company-owned facility in 2020 to optimize Proven’s proprietary manufacturing process, accelerated multi-channel go-to-market capabilities, and modernized its branding with redesigned logos and packaging.

December 2021
23.0x
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Portfolio Company

Provation

Sold To

Fortive Corporation

About

In December 2021, Clearlake completed the sale of Provation, a provider of software and SaaS-based clinical productivity and workflow automation solutions for healthcare customers, to Fortive Corporation (NYSE: FTV) resulting in a gross MoM of 23.0x. Clearlake invested in Provation in March 2018 through a carve-out acquisition from Wolters Kluwer (ENXTAM: WKL) and subsequently expanded the organization significantly. Under Clearlake’s ownership and O.P.S.® value creation framework, the Company launched new SaaS products for clinical productivity, care coordination and quality reporting, and continued to invest in engineering and products to sustain innovation while increasing sales and marketing resources to address the large and growing market. Additionally, the Company was able to successfully acquire and integrate four strategic and highly accretive add-on acquisitions which bolstered Provation’s scale and solutions offerings while also helping the Company diversify into other specialties, including anesthesia and pulmonology.

August 2021
5.0x
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Portfolio Company

Aurora Plastics

Sold To

Nautic Partners

About

In August 2021, Wind Point Partners sold Aurora Plastics to Nautic Partners for a 5.0x gross cash-on-cash return. Based in Streetsboro, Ohio, Aurora is a leading provider of specialty materials solutions, including specialty flexible and rigid PVC, thermoplastic elastomers, and other engineered materials. Wind Point acquired Aurora in August of 2016 in partnership with veteran specialty materials executive Darrell Hughes, who joined the company as CEO. Supported by growth investments during Wind Point’s ownership, Aurora has been transformed through the introduction of new innovative products, an expanded customer base, and three add-on acquisitions that broadened the company’s specialty materials capabilities, end market reach and strategic North American footprint. Aurora now stands as a world-class commercial organization with best-in-class service and state-of-the-art manufacturing and professional operations.

July 2021
5.4x
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Portfolio Company

NetDocuments

Sold To

Warburg Pincus

About

In July 2021, Clearlake sold its remaining stake in NetDocuments Software to Warburg Pincus which resulted in a total gross MoM of 5.4x. NetDocuments is a growth oriented vertical SaaS platform and the leading provider of secure cloud-based content services and productivity software for law firms, corporate legal teams, and compliance departments. Since partnering with Clearlake in 2017, NetDocuments focused on accelerating growth for an industry leading technology platform. Organic growth initiatives were focused on expanding the Company’s reach across the legal market by growing the inside sales team and SMB law strategy and growing beyond the core legal market into both corporate and government end-markets. These efforts were supplemented by executing on strategic tuck-in acquisitions, which alongside significant organic investment in engineering resources, further bolstered NetDocuments’ product offering.

June 2021
5.2x
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Portfolio Company

Ascensus Specialties

Sold To

New Mountain Capital

About

In June 2021, Wind Point Partners sold Ascensus Specialties to New Mountain Capital for a 5.2x gross cash-on-cash return. Based in Bellevue, Washington, Ascensus is a leading provider of specialty materials for use in critical life sciences and specialties markets and applications. Under Wind Point’s ownership and CEO Mike Huff’s leadership, Ascensus’ revenue approximately doubled and EBITDA approximately tripled through a combination of organic growth, investments in capacity expansion and supply chain optimization, three highly strategic acquisitions, and investments in a focused commercial strategy to shift from a legacy paper/pulp business towards higher value end market applications. Ascensus now stands as a global specialty chemical manufacturer serving high growth life sciences and specialties end markets. As part of the transaction, Wind Point re-invested in Ascensus via a newly formed special purpose vehicle, anchored by Blackstone Strategic Partners, which re-invested alongside New Mountain Capital. The transaction reaffirmed Wind Point’s long-term commitment to Ascensus and added New Mountain’s demonstrated experience in the company’s core end markets.

June 2021
8.1x
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Portfolio Company

Janus International Group

Sold To

Juniper Industrial Holdings

About

In June 2021, Janus completed the previously announced business combination with Juniper, a publicly-listed special purpose acquisition company (NYSE: JIH). Janus, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of turn-key building solutions and new access control technologies for the self-storage and other commercial and industrial sectors, now trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “JBI”. Clearlake acquired Janus in 2018 and the company has grown tremendously over the last several years, introducing numerous new software-based access control technologies and acquiring several critical accretive business lines. The transaction resulted in a total gross MoM of 8.1x.

May 2021
8.4x
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Portfolio Company

Wheel Pros

Sold To

Clearlake

About

In May 2021, Clearlake raised a new single-asset continuation vehicle to acquire Wheel Pros, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of proprietary branded aftermarket vehicle enhancements for light trucks, SUVs, passenger cars and ATVs/UTVs. In addition to broadening Wheel Pros’ investor base, the transaction provides new and follow-on capital at significantly larger scale to support the Company’s next chapter of growth. The transaction resulted in a total gross MoM of 8.4x. Since partnering with Clearlake in 2018, the Company has more than doubled revenue and quadrupled its earnings. In addition to consistent strong organic growth over the last three years, Wheel Pros completed eight acquisitions to expand its product portfolio.

April 2021
5.3x
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Portfolio Company

Precisely

Sold To

TA Associates

About

In April 2021, Clearlake completed the sale of Precisely to TA Associates and a new single-asset continuation vehicle sponsored by Clearlake to fund the company’s continued growth and expansion. Precisely is a leading data integrity software provider that enables enterprises to collect, integrate, enrich, sort, and distribute data efficiently. In 2015, Clearlake acquired Syncsort (the predecessor to Precisely), a specialized provider of data integration products. In 2016, Syncsort acquired Trillium Software to expand its portfolio with leading data quality software, and Clearlake separately acquired Vision Solutions, a leading provider in data availability software for IBM Power Systems. In 2017, Clearlake sold Syncsort and Vision in a transaction that merged the two companies to increase scale and extend leading data management capabilities. Clearlake maintained a minority equity stake of ~20% following the transaction. In December 2019, Syncsort rebranded to “Precisely” after the acquisition of Pitney Bowes’s Software and Data business. The transaction resulted in a total gross MoM of 5.3x.

August 2019
4.0x
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Portfolio Company

Evans Food Group

Sold To

Highlander Partners

About

In August 2019, Wind Point Partners sold Evans Food Group to Highlander Partners for a 4.0x cash-on-cash return. Based in Chicago, Illinois, Evans produces and sells a diverse portfolio of finished pork rinds and pork rind pellets to customers in the U.S., Canada and more than 10 countries across Latin America. Wind Point acquired Evans in April of 2016 in partnership with existing management and industry veteran José Luis Prado, who joined the company as CEO. Prado built a world-class management team and added considerable commercial and industry expertise to the company. During Wind Point’s ownership period of just over three years, Evans’ revenue grew, and margins increased through a combination of organic growth, two complementary acquisitions, and various operational initiatives.

July 2019
4.5x
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Portfolio Company

ValicorEnvironmental Services

Sold To

Pritzker Private Capital

About

In July 2019, Wind Point Partners completed the sale of ValicorEnvironmental Services to Pritzker Private Capital for a 4.5x cash-on-cash return. Based in Monroe, Ohio, Valicor provides non-hazardous wastewater treatment services to more than 5,000 customers throughout North America. Leveraging its extensive fleet of tankers and a network of strategically located centralized wastewater treatment facilities, the company transports and processes diverse wastewater streams that result from the manufacture of industrial and consumer goods. Wind Point acquired Valicor in June of 2017 in partnership with existing management and industry veteran James Devlin, who joined the company as CEO. During Wind Point’s two-year ownership period, Valicor’s revenue grew and margins were increased through a combination of organic growth, four complementary acquisitions, and various operational initiatives.

March 2019
7.8x
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Portfolio Company

JD Beauty Co., LLC

Sold To

Goody Products, Inc.

About

In March 2019, Topspin Partners completed the sale of JD Beauty Co., LLC, to Goody Products, Inc. for a 7.8x return. JD Beauty, a leading marketer and manufacturer of professional beauty products, is the company behind the popular Wet Brush branded hair care accessories, Bio Ionic hair styling tools and Ouidad hair care. Since making the investment, Topspin and the JD Beauty team grew the company by launching several new product lines, expanding distribution capabilities, completing add-on acquisitions (including Bio Ionic and Ouidad) and growing the sales, marketing and product development teams.

March 2019
4.83x
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Portfolio Company

CPS Group Holdings, Inc.

Sold To

Frazier Healthcare Partners

About

In March 2019, NexPhase Capital completed the sale of CPS Group Holdings, Inc. to Frazier Healthcare Partners for a 4.83x return. Founded nearly 50 years ago and employing over 2,500 clinical, regulatory and operational pharmacy professionals, CPS is one of the nation’s largest providers of pharmacy solutions to more than 700 hospitals and health system facilities across the United States and Puerto Rico. CPS helps hospital pharmacists tackle complex problems such as medication reconciliation, hyper-inflated drug costs, standardization, centralized distribution, regulatory and compliance, and 340B programs leading to increased quality, reduced admissions, and lower costs.

January 2019
10.6x
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Portfolio Company

ConvergeOne

Sold To

CVC Fund VII

About

In January 2019, Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. completed the sale of ConvergeOne to affiliates of CVC Fund VII in a $1.8 billion deal. Founded in 1993, ConvergeOne is a leading global IT services provider of collaboration and technology solutions for large and medium enterprises with decades of experience assisting customers to transform their digital infrastructure and realize a return on investment. Over 10,400 enterprise and mid-market customers trust ConvergeOne with collaboration, enterprise networking, data center, cloud and security solutions to achieve business outcomes. Driven by Clearlake’s O.P.S. value creation framework, ConvergeOne achieved significant organic and inorganic growth under Clearlake’s ownership, resulting in revenue growth of 277% for the trailing twelve-month period at June 2014 to December 2018. The transaction will result in a total gross MOIC of 10.6x.

September 2018
10.0x
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Portfolio Company

Sage Automotive

Sold To

Asahi Kasei

About

In September 2018, Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. closed the sale of Sage Automotive to Asahi Kasei (TSE: 3407) for a purchase price of $1.06 billion. Sage Automotive Interiors is a leading provider of automotive interior materials—seating, door panel surfaces, and headliners—to automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Global offices and manufacturing locations include the U.S., Japan, China, Brazil, Korea, India, Thailand, Mexico, and Europe. Assuming full release of the escrow, total proceeds and gross MOIC is 10.0x (inclusive of the two previous dividend recapitalization transactions). Under Clearlake’s ownership, Sage executed an investment thesis focused on growth and transforming the company into a diversified global platform. As a result, in addition to delivering on significant topline growth, the strategy helped drive margin expansion and significant geographic, product and customer diversification.

April 2018
4.2x
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Portfolio Company

Airxcel

Sold To

L Catterton

About

In April 2018, One Rock Capital Partners sold Airxcel, one of the largest suppliers of industry-leading branded products to the RV industry and niche segments of the industrial and commercial HVAC market, to L Catterton. Since its acquisition by One Rock in 2014, Airxcel has nearly doubled earnings through strong organic growth, internal operational improvements and the acquisition and integration of three highly complementary businesses. The transaction represents a gain of approximately 4.2X for investors.

March 2018
12.4x
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