Advantage Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Growth Capital Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Advantage Capital Partners has acquired 8 companies. It has also invested in 15 others.

Advantage Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (9%) and manufacturing (6%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (47%) and growth capital (29%). In total, Advantage Capital Partners has invested in 37 US states and 2 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 (57%). 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 Activity366
    • M&A Buy Activity271
    • M&A Sell Activity95
  • Total Sectors Invested 54
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 122

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (8.0/yr) # 231 17 15 6 1 1 271
vol $1.2B $1.2B
Sell (2.0/yr) # 86 3 3 2 2 - 96
vol $617M $20M $28M $665M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Malone’s CNC Machining, Inc. 2024-02-06 - Divestiture
Grove, Oklahoma · www.malonescnc.com
Farmstead Manufacturing 2023-12-19 - Growth Capital
St George, Utah · www.farmsteadbakery.com
Precision Metal Works 2023-07-24 28M USD Trade Sale
Louisville, Kentucky · www.precision-mw.com
National Railway Equipment Co. 2023-05-03 - Secondary Sale
Mount Vernon, Illinois · www.nre.com
Owensboro Grain Co. 2022-11-28 - Trade Sale
Owensboro, Kentucky · www.owensborograin.com
TPG Plastics LLC 2022-10-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Murray, Kentucky · www.tpgplastics.com
Ripley Tools LLC 2022-07-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Cromwell, Connecticut · www.ripley-tools.com
FIAT Products LLC 2022-07-26 - Growth Capital
Somerset, Kentucky · www.fiatproducts.com
Pith Products LLC 2022-03-10 - Growth Capital
Ashford, Connecticut · www.pithproducts.com
Struxure Outdoor, Inc. 2022-01-04 - Trade Sale
Dahlonega, Georgia · www.struxure.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 8 (6%) - 22 (8%) 5M (< 1%)
Manufacturing 12 (9%) - 15 (6%) 23M (2%)
Life Science 5 (4%) - 15 (6%) 3M (< 1%)
Food 10 (7%) - 15 (6%) -
Medical Products 3 (2%) - 14 (5%) 21M (2%)
Software 4 (3%) - 13 (5%) 158M (13%)
Business Services 5 (4%) - 11 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services 6 (4%) - 11 (4%) -
Consumer Products 6 (4%) - 10 (4%) 925M (78%)
Agriculture 5 (4%) - 7 (3%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (1%) - 7 (3%) -
Building Materials 3 (2%) - 6 (2%) -
Communications 1 (1%) - 6 (2%) -
Environmental 3 (2%) - 6 (2%) -
Plastics 4 (3%) 31M (90%) 5 (2%) 31M (3%)
Machinery 4 (3%) 4M (10%) 5 (2%) 4M (< 1%)
Chemicals 3 (2%) - 5 (2%) -
Metals/Mining 5 (4%) - 5 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 2 (1%) - 5 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) 5M (< 1%)
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) 1M (< 1%)
Distribution 2 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Electrical Equipment 2 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Marketing 3 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
Media 2 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Semiconductors 2 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Apparel/Textiles 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) 7M (1%)
Aerospace 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) 5M (< 1%)
Education 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) 1M (< 1%)
Beverages 3 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Construction 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Electronics 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Engineering 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Financial Services 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Furniture 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Transportation 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Automotive - - 2 (1%) -
Consumer Services - - 2 (1%) -
Defense - - 2 (1%) -
E-Commerce 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Marine 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Packaging 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Renewable Energy 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Staffing 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Airlines 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Digital Media 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Gaming 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Infrastructure 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Insurance - - 1 (< 1%) -
Leisure 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (< 1%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (< 1%) -
Retail 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 139 $35M 271 $1.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 137 (99%) 35M (100%) 269 (99%) 1.2B (100%)
  Missouri 17 (12%) - 33 (12%) 42M (4%)
  Connecticut 10 (7%) - 23 (8%) 157M (13%)
  Louisiana 10 (7%) - 20 (7%) 1M (< 1%)
  New York 5 (4%) 4M (10%) 20 (7%) 7M (1%)
  Illinois 7 (5%) - 14 (5%) -
  Texas 2 (1%) - 14 (5%) 5M (< 1%)
  Florida - - 12 (4%) 3M (< 1%)
  Nevada 11 (8%) - 11 (4%) -
  Utah 9 (6%) - 9 (3%) -
  Mississippi 9 (6%) - 9 (3%) -
  Ohio 8 (6%) - 9 (3%) -
  Kentucky 7 (5%) - 9 (3%) -
  Georgia 5 (4%) 31M (90%) 9 (3%) 31M (3%)
  Nebraska 6 (4%) - 7 (3%) -
  California 3 (2%) - 6 (2%) -
  Colorado 1 (1%) - 6 (2%) 3M (< 1%)
  Wisconsin 1 (1%) - 6 (2%) -
  Oregon 3 (2%) - 5 (2%) -
  Hawaii 2 (1%) - 5 (2%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) 6M (1%)
  District of Columbia 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) 2M (< 1%)
  Alabama - - 5 (2%) 925M (78%)
  Arkansas 4 (3%) - 4 (1%) -
  North Carolina 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
  Montana 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
  Kansas 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Arizona 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  New Jersey 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Virginia 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Maine 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Iowa 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  New Hampshire 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Maryland 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (< 1%) -
Canada 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Quebec 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  British Columbia 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Domestic 137 (99%) 35M (100%) 269 (99%) 1.2B (100%)
Cross-border 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Total 139 $35M 271 $1.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 49 (35%) - 126 (46%) 41M (3%)
Growth Capital 57 (41%) - 77 (28%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 13 (9%) 4M (10%) 40 (15%) 1.1B (93%)
Secondary Buyout 6 (4%) - 10 (4%) 5M (< 1%)
Recapitalization 3 (2%) 31M (90%) 4 (1%) 31M (3%)
Add-on Acquisition 4 (3%) - 4 (1%) -
Divestiture 4 (3%) - 4 (1%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 139 $35M 271 $1.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 33 (34%) 86M (13%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 31 (32%) 559M (87%)
IPO 11 (11%) -
Secondary Sale 10 (10%) -
Bankruptcy 6 (6%) -
Merger 2 (2%) -
Recapitalization 1 (1%) -
SPAC 1 (1%) -
Unknown 1 (1%) -
Total 96 $645M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $1.1B
< $100M 16 $113M
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Fire Rock Products LLC
$925M (2007-07-20)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $338M
< $100M 10 $327M
TOTAL $665M
Largest BinOptics Corp.
$230M (2014-11-18)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
4%
10 (4%)
Strategic(s)
1%
4 (1%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
10%
10 (10%)
Strategic(s)
56%
54 (56%)

FAQ

When was Advantage Capital Partners founded?

Advantage Capital Partners was founded in 1992.

What type of investor is Advantage Capital Partners?

Advantage Capital Partners is a growth capital firm.

Where is Advantage Capital Partners headquartered?

Advantage Capital Partners is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana.

How much capital does Advantage Capital Partners have under management?

Advantage Capital Partners has 2.6B USD under management.

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