Antares Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Antares Capital has acquired 9 companies.

Antares Capital’s most common sectors for investment are business services (9%) and internet software and services (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (63%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (15%). In total, Antares Capital has invested in 17 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired Becker Underwood for $200M.

In the last 3 years, Antares Capital has exited 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (43%). Antares Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Internet Pipeline for $1.6B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity83
    • M&A Buy Activity48
    • M&A Sell Activity35
  • Total Sectors Invested 28
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 35
  • M&A Advisors 1

Antares Capital

P.O. Box 330309,
Miami, Florida 33233
United States
(305) 894-2888
www.antarescapital.com
info@antarescapital.com

Antares Capital is a private investment group that targets growth capital financings as well as management buyout opportunities. The Firm focuses on investments based in the Southeast US and Texas. Prospective companies generally have proven business models, modest capital requirements for growth, and operate in large and growing markets. The Firm looks to commit $500k to $5 million per investment. Antares will not invest in real estate, mineral exploration, distributors, franchisees, or project financings. Antares was founded in 1993 and is based in Miami, Florida.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Life Science, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Restaurants, Safety/Security, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware

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

Geographic Preferences: South US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 1 25
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 1 5
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (3.6/yr) # 30 9 1 8 - - 48
vol $414M $414M
Sell (1.6/yr) # 27 - 2 2 3 1 35
vol $1.8B $1.6B $190M $3.6B
  83

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Hygiena LLC 2021-02-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Camarillo, California · www.hygiena.com
AWP, Inc. 2020-12-23 - Secondary Buyout
North Canton, Ohio · www.awptrafficsafety.com
Dimora Brands, Inc. 2020-11-24 - Secondary Buyout
Somerville, New Jersey · www.dimorabrands.com
Ten-X, Inc. 2020-05-13 190M USD Add-on Acquisition
Irvine, California · www.ten-x.com
Enthusiast Auto Group 2019-12-19 - Secondary Buyout
Wadsworth, Ohio · www.ecstuning.com
The Hilb Group LLC 2019-10-30 - Secondary Buyout
Richmond, Virginia · www.hilbgroup.com
Internet Pipeline, Inc. 2019-08-08 1.6B USD Add-on Acquisition
Exton, Pennsylvania · www.ipipeline.com
Benestar Brands 2019-08-05 - Consolidation
Chicago, Illinois · www.benestarbrands.com
Valicor Environmental Services LLC 2019-07-10 - Secondary Buyout
Monroe, Ohio · www.valicor.com
Aspen Medical Products 2019-06-10 - Recapitalization
Irvine, California · www.aspenmp.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
HMP Global 2007-08-20 C4 Recovery Foundation - Addiction Education Events 2021-01-29 7
Malvern, Pennsylvania · www.hmpglobal.com Algonquin, Illinois
The Hilb Group LLC 2019-10-30 William H. Connolly & Co. 2020-12-17 24
Richmond, Virginia · www.hilbgroup.com Montclair, New Jersey · www.whconnolly.com
SupplyOne, Inc. 2018-02-05 Riverside Paper Co., Inc. 2020-10-23 1
Devon, Pennsylvania · www.supplyone.com Miami, Florida · www.rpconline.com
The Hilb Group LLC 2019-10-30 Ganim Group, Inc. 2020-09-22 23
Richmond, Virginia · www.hilbgroup.com Shelton, Connecticut
The Hilb Group LLC 2019-10-30 CBIZ, Inc. - Book of Business 2020-04-21 22
Richmond, Virginia · www.hilbgroup.com Cleveland, Ohio
The Hilb Group LLC 2019-10-30 Regency Insurance Group LLC 2020-02-11 21
Richmond, Virginia · www.hilbgroup.com East Lansing, Michigan · www.regency-group.com
The Hilb Group LLC 2019-10-30 Group Brokerage Insurance Agency LLC 2020-01-28 20
Richmond, Virginia · www.hilbgroup.com Waltham, Massachusetts
HMP Global 2007-08-20 The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference 2019-10-01 6
Malvern, Pennsylvania · www.hmpglobal.com Phoenix, Arizona · www.evolutionofpsychotherapy.com
Benestar Brands 2019-08-05 Evans Food Group Ltd. 2019-08-05 1
Chicago, Illinois · www.benestarbrands.com Chicago, Illinois · www.evansfood.com
VLS Recovery Services LLC 2017-10-17 Tubal-Cain Marine Services, Inc. - Cleaning & Repair Division 2019-07-01 4
Houston, Texas · www.vlsrs.com Port Arthur, Texas

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (7%) - 4 (8%) -
Consumer Services 2 (7%) - 3 (6%) -
Healthcare Services 3 (10%) - 3 (6%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 3 (6%) -
Manufacturing - - 3 (6%) -
Marketing 2 (7%) - 3 (6%) -
Automotive 2 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Construction 2 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Distribution 2 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Environmental 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Food 2 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Information Technology 2 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Life Science - - 2 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (2%) 200M (48%)
Forest Products - - 1 (2%) 145M (35%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) 69M (17%)
Aerospace 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Financial Services 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Insurance 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Machinery - - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Packaging 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Publishing 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (2%) -
Transportation 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 29 - 48 $414M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 28 (97%) - 47 (98%) 414M (100%)
  Illinois 5 (17%) - 7 (15%) -
  Ohio 2 (7%) - 5 (10%) -
  Florida 4 (14%) - 4 (8%) -
  Texas 3 (10%) - 4 (8%) -
  Alabama 2 (7%) - 4 (8%) 69M (17%)
  California 2 (7%) - 4 (8%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (7%) - 3 (6%) -
  Minnesota 1 (3%) - 3 (6%) 145M (35%)
  Virginia 2 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
  Tennessee 2 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
  North Carolina 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
  New Jersey - - 2 (4%) -
  Michigan 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Iowa - - 1 (2%) 200M (48%)
  New York - - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Ontario 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 28 (97%) - 47 (98%) 414M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 29 - 48 $414M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 19 (66%) - 30 (63%) 414M (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (3%) - 7 (15%) -
Growth Capital 4 (14%) - 4 (8%) -
Recapitalization 2 (7%) - 3 (6%) -
Consolidation 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Divestiture 2 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Total 29 - 48 $414M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 10 (29%) 296M (8%)
Trade Sale 9 (26%) 5M (< 1%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (20%) 3.3B (92%)
IPO 6 (17%) -
Merger 2 (6%) -
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 35 $3.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $345M
< $100M 1 $69M
TOTAL $414M
Largest Becker Underwood, Inc.
$200M (2004-09-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $2.8B
$100M to $1B 3 $766M
< $100M 2 $19M
TOTAL $3.6B
Largest Internet Pipeline, Inc.
$1.6B (2019-08-08)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
63%
30 (63%)
Strategic(s)
4%
2 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
29%
10 (29%)
Strategic(s)
43%
15 (43%)

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