AEP Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

AEP Capital’s most common sectors for investment are media (40%) and business services (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (40%) and divestiture (20%). In total, AEP Capital has invested in 5 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Thomas Nelson for $473M.

In the last 3 years, AEP Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (67%). AEP Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2004 when it sold Daily Racing Form for $70M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity8
    • M&A Buy Activity5
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 1

AEP Capital LLC

366 Madison Avenue, 8th Floor,
New York, New York 10017
United States
(212) 641-5100
www.aepcapital.com

AEP Capital LLC is a private equity firm that seeks to invest in middle-market companies throughout North America. The Firm generally seeks to invest $5 to $50 million in companies valued up to $100 million. Areas of interest includes media, entertainment, communications, and business services. AEP Capital LLC is the successor of Alpine Equity Partners. The Firm was originally formed in 1990 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Education, Media, Publishing

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 50
Enterprise Value - 100
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
vol $513M $513M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 - 1 - - - 3
vol $70M $70M
  8

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Bonded Services Group LLC 2017-10-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Fort Lee, New Jersey · www.bonded.com
Bonded Services Group LLC 2011-06-30 - Secondary Buyout
Fort Lee, New Jersey · www.bonded.com
Thomas Nelson, Inc. 2010-06-15 - Secondary Buyout
Nashville, Tennessee · www.thomasnelson.com
Thomas Nelson, Inc. 2006-02-22 473M USD Going Private
Nashville, Tennessee · www.thomasnelson.com
Daily Racing Form, Inc. 2004-05-25 70M USD Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.drf.com
UP Entertainment LLC 2004-04-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Atlanta, Georgia · www.uptv.com
Money Mailer LLC 2003-05-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Cypress, California · www.moneymailer.com
Daily Racing Form, Inc. 1998-01-01 40M USD Divestiture
New York, New York · www.drf.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Media 1 (100%) - 2 (40%) 40M (8%)
Publishing - - 1 (20%) 473M (92%)
Business Services - - 1 (20%) -
Marketing - - 1 (20%) -
Total 1 - 5 $513M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (100%) - 5 (100%) 513M (100%)
  Georgia 1 (100%) - 1 (20%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (20%) 473M (92%)
  New York - - 1 (20%) 40M (8%)
  New Jersey - - 1 (20%) -
  California - - 1 (20%) -
Total 1 - 5 $513M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (100%) - 2 (40%) -
Going Private - - 1 (20%) 473M (92%)
Divestiture - - 1 (20%) 40M (8%)
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (20%) -
Total 1 - 5 $513M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 2 (67%) 70M (100%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (33%) -
Total 3 $70M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Graubard Miller
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $473M
< $100M 1 $40M
TOTAL $513M
Largest Thomas Nelson, Inc.
$473M (2006-02-22)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $70M
TOTAL $70M
Largest Daily Racing Form, Inc.
$70M (2004-05-25)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%

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