Advantage Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Advantage Capital Partners has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 16 others.

Advantage Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (10%) and medical products (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (54%) and growth capital (22%). In total, Advantage Capital Partners has invested in 31 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Fire Rock Products for $925M.

In the last 3 years, Advantage Capital Partners has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (53%). Advantage Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold BinOptics for $230M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity249
    • M&A Buy Activity182
    • M&A Sell Activity67
  • Total Sectors Invested 47
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 70

Advantage Capital Partners

909 Poydras Street, Suite 2230,
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
United States
(504) 522-4850
www.advantagecap.com
information@advantagecap.com

Advantage Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on providing growth capital to a variety of companies. The Firm's geographic coverage includes Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Texas, Wisconsin and Washington DC. Advantage looks to initially commit $0.5 to $2 million per investment and can provide mezzanine debt in addition to equity capital. Areas of interest include communications, information technology, life science, and energy. Advantage Capital was formed in 1992 and is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Agriculture, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Plastics, Renewable Energy, Retail, Safety/Security, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 1 -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.6/yr) # 164 1 - 3 5 9 182
vol $1.9B $1.9B
Sell (2.2/yr) # 56 4 1 3 2 1 67
vol $597M $597M
  249

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Precision Opinion 2020-10-12 - Growth Capital
Las Vegas, Nevada · www.precisionopinion.com
All-In Recruiting & Talent Boutique 2020-09-17 - Growth Capital
Las Vegas, Nevada · www.all-inrecruiting.com
Maverick Helicopters 2020-08-13 - Growth Capital
Las Vegas, Nevada · www.maverickhelicopter.com
Cady Bag Company LLC 2020-06-29 - Growth Capital
Pearson, Georgia · www.cadybag.com
GaXtracts 2020-06-08 - Growth Capital
Atlanta, Georgia · www.gaxtracts.com
Cultiva LLC 2020-04-23 - Growth Capital
Las Vegas, Nevada · www.cultiva.com
Delaware River Solar LLC 2020-04-07 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.delawareriversolar.com
CarstinBrands.com 2020-01-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Arthur, Illinois · www.carstinbrands.com
First Orion 2020-01-09 - Growth Capital
North Little Rock, Arkansas · www.firstorion.com
Awareness Technologies, Inc. 2020-01-01 - Secondary Buyout
Westport, Connecticut · www.awarenesstechnologies.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Appia Communications, Inc. (Appia Services) 2010-01-01 BroadRiver Communications Corp. 2015-11-17 2
Traverse City, Michigan · www.appiaservices.com Atlanta, Georgia · www.broadriver.com
Appia Communications, Inc. (Appia Services) 2010-01-01 Connect Communications, Inc. 2010-10-13 1
Traverse City, Michigan · www.appiaservices.com Indianapolis, Indiana

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 6 (5%) 4M (< 1%) 17 (9%) 8M (< 1%)
Medical Products 7 (6%) 6M (< 1%) 12 (7%) 27M (1%)
Software 7 (6%) 165M (9%) 11 (6%) 173M (9%)
Business Services 7 (6%) 1M (< 1%) 11 (6%) 1M (< 1%)
Life Science 7 (6%) 22M (1%) 10 (5%) 25M (1%)
Consumer Products 4 (4%) 925M (51%) 6 (3%) 925M (49%)
Technology Hardware 2 (2%) 625M (34%) 6 (3%) 625M (33%)
Manufacturing 4 (4%) 22M (1%) 6 (3%) 23M (1%)
Food 5 (4%) 1M (< 1%) 6 (3%) 1M (< 1%)
Communications 1 (1%) - 6 (3%) -
Healthcare Services 3 (3%) - 6 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (2%) 20M (1%) 4 (2%) 25M (1%)
Chemicals 4 (4%) 12M (1%) 4 (2%) 12M (1%)
Agriculture 3 (3%) - 4 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment 2 (2%) - 4 (2%) -
Environmental 3 (3%) - 4 (2%) -
Metals/Mining 4 (4%) - 4 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (1%) - 4 (2%) -
Distribution 2 (2%) 9M (< 1%) 3 (2%) 9M (< 1%)
Oil/Gas Exploration 2 (2%) - 3 (2%) 1M (< 1%)
Building Materials 1 (1%) - 3 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (1%) - 3 (2%) -
Marketing 2 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Media 2 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Renewable Energy 3 (3%) - 3 (2%) -
Semiconductors 1 (1%) - 3 (2%) -
Apparel/Textiles 2 (2%) 7M (< 1%) 2 (1%) 7M (< 1%)
Aerospace 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) 5M (< 1%)
Machinery 2 (2%) 4M (< 1%) 2 (1%) 4M (< 1%)
Education 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) 1M (< 1%)
Construction 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Consumer Services 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Defense 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Electronics 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Engineering 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Financial Services 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Packaging 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Staffing 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Airlines 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Automotive 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Furniture - - 1 (1%) -
Insurance 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Marine 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Plastics 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Publishing 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Restaurants 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Transportation 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 112 $1.8B 182 $1.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 110 (99%) 1.8B (100%) 180 (99%) 1.9B (100%)
  Missouri 15 (14%) 59M (3%) 24 (13%) 79M (4%)
  New York 7 (6%) 12M (1%) 20 (11%) 15M (1%)
  Connecticut 14 (13%) 782M (43%) 16 (9%) 782M (42%)
  Louisiana 10 (9%) - 14 (8%) 1M (< 1%)
  Texas 4 (4%) 27M (1%) 11 (6%) 32M (2%)
  Florida 5 (5%) - 10 (6%) 3M (< 1%)
  Illinois 6 (5%) 9M (< 1%) 8 (4%) 9M (< 1%)
  District of Columbia 5 (5%) 1M (< 1%) 6 (3%) 3M (< 1%)
  Georgia 4 (4%) - 6 (3%) -
  Wisconsin 2 (2%) - 6 (3%) -
  Nevada 5 (5%) - 5 (3%) -
  Hawaii 4 (4%) 2M (< 1%) 5 (3%) 2M (< 1%)
  Alabama 1 (1%) 925M (51%) 5 (3%) 925M (50%)
  Colorado - - 5 (3%) 3M (< 1%)
  Mississippi 4 (4%) - 4 (2%) -
  Ohio 3 (3%) - 4 (2%) -
  Montana 2 (2%) - 4 (2%) -
  Utah 3 (3%) - 3 (2%) -
  Arizona 3 (3%) - 3 (2%) -
  California 2 (2%) 4M (< 1%) 3 (2%) 4M (< 1%)
  Massachusetts - - 3 (2%) 6M (< 1%)
  Oregon 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
  Nebraska 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
  Arkansas 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
  Kentucky 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Virginia - - 2 (1%) -
  New Jersey 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  New Hampshire 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Iowa 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Quebec 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 110 (99%) 1.8B (100%) 180 (99%) 1.9B (100%)
Cross-border 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 111 $1.8B 181 $1.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 55 (49%) 671M (37%) 97 (53%) 711M (38%)
Growth Capital 32 (29%) 9M (< 1%) 40 (22%) 9M (< 1%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 20 (18%) 1.1B (62%) 36 (20%) 1.1B (61%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (2%) - 5 (3%) 5M (< 1%)
Stake Purchase 2 (2%) 1M (< 1%) 2 (1%) 1M (< 1%)
Consolidation - - 1 (1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 112 $1.8B 182 $1.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 23 (34%) 511M (86%)
Trade Sale 22 (33%) 86M (14%)
IPO 9 (13%) -
Secondary Sale 8 (12%) -
Bankruptcy 2 (3%) -
Merger 2 (3%) -
Unknown 1 (1%) -
Total 67 $597M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.7B
< $100M 27 $171M
TOTAL $1.9B
Largest Fire Rock Products LLC
$925M (2007-07-20)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $338M
< $100M 7 $259M
TOTAL $597M
Largest BinOptics Corp.
$230M (2014-11-18)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
7 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
24%
11 24%
Strategic(s)
76%
35 76%

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