Advantage Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Growth Capital Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Advantage Capital Partners has invested in 21 companies.

Advantage Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (10%) and medical products (7%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (54%) and growth capital (25%). In total, Advantage Capital Partners has invested in 32 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 9 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (55%). 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 Activity268
    • M&A Buy Activity192
    • M&A Sell Activity76
  • Total Sectors Invested 47
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 79

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (4.2/yr) # 171 - 3 6 10 2 192
vol $1.2B $1.2B
Sell (2.0/yr) # 67 1 3 2 2 2 77
vol $597M $20M $617M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Neighbors LLC 2021-07-28 - Growth Capital
West Monroe, Louisiana · www.neighborscookies.com
Ability Insurance Co. 2021-05-19 20M USD Add-on Acquisition
Omaha, Nebraska · www.abilityinsurance.com
Trucking Innovation LLC 2021-04-12 - Growth Capital
Chalmette, Louisiana · www.truckinginnovationnola.com
Caringo, Inc. 2021-01-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.caringo.com
Algorithmic Intuition, Inc. 2020-12-17 - Venture
Reno, Nevada · www.algorithmicintuition.com
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
Surgere, Inc. 2020-09-03 - Venture
Uniontown, Ohio · www.surgere.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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 6 (7%) - 18 (9%) 5M (< 1%)
Medical Products 3 (4%) - 13 (7%) 21M (2%)
Software 2 (2%) 8M (41%) 10 (5%) 166M (14%)
Life Science 1 (1%) - 10 (5%) 3M (< 1%)
Business Services 3 (4%) - 9 (5%) -
Manufacturing 5 (6%) - 8 (4%) 23M (2%)
Consumer Products 3 (4%) - 7 (4%) 925M (79%)
Food 5 (6%) - 7 (4%) -
Communications 1 (1%) - 6 (3%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (1%) - 6 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (2%) - 6 (3%) -
Agriculture 3 (4%) - 5 (3%) -
Environmental 2 (2%) - 5 (3%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (1%) - 5 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (2%) - 4 (2%) 5M (< 1%)
Chemicals 4 (5%) - 4 (2%) -
Media 2 (2%) - 4 (2%) -
Metals/Mining 4 (5%) - 4 (2%) -
Semiconductors 2 (2%) - 4 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (1%) - 4 (2%) -
Machinery 2 (2%) 4M (19%) 3 (2%) 4M (< 1%)
Education 2 (2%) - 3 (2%) 1M (< 1%)
Oil/Gas Exploration 2 (2%) - 3 (2%) 1M (< 1%)
Building Materials 1 (1%) - 3 (2%) -
Distribution 1 (1%) - 3 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (1%) - 3 (2%) -
Engineering 3 (4%) - 3 (2%) -
Marketing 2 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Apparel/Textiles 2 (2%) 7M (39%) 2 (1%) 7M (1%)
Aerospace - - 2 (1%) 5M (< 1%)
Defense - - 2 (1%) -
Electronics 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Financial Services 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Packaging 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Plastics 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Renewable Energy 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Staffing 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Transportation 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Airlines 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Automotive - - 1 (1%) -
Construction - - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (1%) -
Furniture - - 1 (1%) -
Insurance - - 1 (1%) -
Marine 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (1%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (1%) -
Total 82 $18M 192 $1.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 80 (99%) 18M (100%) 190 (99%) 1.2B (100%)
  Missouri 9 (11%) - 24 (13%) 42M (4%)
  New York 4 (5%) 11M (61%) 20 (10%) 14M (1%)
  Louisiana 7 (9%) - 16 (8%) 1M (< 1%)
  Connecticut 7 (9%) 7M (39%) 14 (7%) 157M (14%)
  Florida 4 (5%) - 12 (6%) 3M (< 1%)
  Texas 2 (2%) - 12 (6%) 5M (< 1%)
  Illinois 4 (5%) - 9 (5%) -
  Georgia 4 (5%) - 7 (4%) -
  Colorado 2 (2%) - 7 (4%) 3M (< 1%)
  Nevada 6 (7%) - 6 (3%) -
  District of Columbia 3 (4%) - 6 (3%) 2M (< 1%)
  Wisconsin 1 (1%) - 6 (3%) -
  Ohio 4 (5%) - 5 (3%) -
  Hawaii 2 (2%) - 5 (3%) -
  Alabama - - 5 (3%) 925M (80%)
  Mississippi 4 (5%) - 4 (2%) -
  Montana 2 (2%) - 4 (2%) -
  Arizona 3 (4%) - 3 (2%) -
  Utah 2 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
  Oregon 1 (1%) - 3 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 3 (2%) 6M (1%)
  Arkansas 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
  Nebraska 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Kentucky 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  California - - 2 (1%) -
  Virginia - - 2 (1%) -
  New Jersey 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  New Hampshire 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Iowa 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Quebec 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 80 (99%) 18M (100%) 190 (99%) 1.2B (100%)
Cross-border 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 81 $18M 191 $1.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 36 (44%) 8M (41%) 102 (53%) 49M (4%)
Growth Capital 34 (41%) - 48 (25%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (9%) 11M (59%) 31 (16%) 1.1B (95%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (1%) - 4 (2%) 5M (< 1%)
Stake Purchase 2 (2%) - 4 (2%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 82 $18M 192 $1.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 28 (36%) 86M (14%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 24 (31%) 531M (86%)
IPO 9 (12%) -
Secondary Sale 8 (10%) -
Bankruptcy 4 (5%) -
Merger 2 (3%) -
SPAC 1 (1%) -
Unknown 1 (1%) -
Total 77 $617M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $1.1B
< $100M 16 $89M
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Fire Rock Products LLC
$925M (2007-07-20)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $338M
< $100M 8 $279M
TOTAL $617M
Largest BinOptics Corp.
$230M (2014-11-18)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
2%
4 (2%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
9%
7 (9%)
Strategic(s)
55%
42 (55%)

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