Aurora Capital Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Aurora Capital Group has acquired 3 companies.

Aurora Capital Group’s most common sectors for investment are packaging (11%) and chemicals (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (49%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (35%). In total, Aurora Capital Group has invested in 16 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Mitchell International for $500M.

In the last 3 years, Aurora Capital Group has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%). Aurora Capital Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Mitchell International for $1.1B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity47
    • M&A Buy Activity29
    • M&A Sell Activity18
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14
  • M&A Advisors 8

Aurora Capital Group

10877 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2100,
Los Angeles, California 90024
United States
(310) 551-0101
www.auroracap.com
info@auroracap.com

Aurora Capital Group is a private investment firm that manages private equity funds as well as investment vehicles focused on debt/equity securities. The Firm's private equity practice seeks control investments in middle-market companies valued between $100 million and $1.0 billion. Targeted businesses are generally industry leaders that operate in defensible markets with sustainable margins. Sectors of interest include aerospace, industrial products and services, packaging, plastics, distribution, manufacturing, media, retail and chemicals. Aurora will only consider majority/control positions. Aurora's investment horizon is typically three to seven years. Aurora Capital Group was formed in 1991 and is based in Los Angeles, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Services, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Plastics, Publishing, Retail

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 50 300
Enterprise Value 100 500
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 21 2 2 1 2 1 29
vol $902M $335M $1.2B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 13 - 3 2 - - 18
vol $2.6B $2.6B
  47

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Faulkner Media Group LLC 2020-05-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Diego, California · www.fmgsuite.com
Cold Chain Technologies 2019-07-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Franklin, Massachusetts · www.coldchaintech.com
Petroleum Service Corp. 2019-06-24 335M USD Divestiture
Baton Rouge, Louisiana · www.petroleumservice.com
Alltub SAS 2018-11-02 - Secondary Buyout
Boulogne-Billancourt, France · www.alltub.com
Restaurant Technologies, Inc. 2018-08-21 - Secondary Buyout
Mendota Heights, Minnesota · www.rti-inc.com
Inhance Technologies 2018-07-16 - Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · www.inhanceproducts.com
VLS Recovery Services LLC 2017-10-17 - Secondary Buyout
Hockley, Texas · www.vlsrs.com
Randall-Reilly Publishing Co. LLC 2017-06-05 - Secondary Buyout
Tuscaloosa, Alabama · www.randallreilly.com
Industrial Container Services LLC 2017-04-28 - Secondary Buyout
Montebello, California · www.iconserv.com
Market Track LLC 2017-04-17 - Secondary Buyout
Chicago, Illinois · www.markettrack.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Pace Analytical Services, Inc. 2016-09-01 Shealy Environmental Services, Inc. 2019-12-04 3
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.pacelabs.com West Columbia, South Carolina · www.shealylab.com
Inhance Technologies 2018-07-16 Fluor Technik System GmbH 2019-10-16 1
Houston, Texas · www.inhanceproducts.com Lauterbach, Germany · www.fts-de.com
VLS Recovery Services LLC 2017-10-17 Tubal-Cain Marine Services, Inc. - Cleaning & Repair Division 2019-07-01 2
Hockley, Texas · www.vlsrs.com Port Arthur, Texas
National Technical Systems, Inc. 2013-11-22 Sci-Lab Materials Testing, Inc. 2019-02-20 10
Calabasas, California · www.nts.com Kitchener, Ontario · www.sci-lab.com
Randall-Reilly Publishing Co. LLC 2017-06-05 Transportation Data Source 2018-10-29 2
Tuscaloosa, Alabama · www.randallreilly.com Salt Lake City, Utah · www.tdsource.com
VLS Recovery Services LLC 2017-10-17 Beauchan Rail Services 2018-08-07 1
Hockley, Texas · www.vlsrs.com Houston, Texas · www.beauchan.com
Randall-Reilly Publishing Co. LLC 2017-06-05 Smart Rhino Labs 2018-03-22 1
Tuscaloosa, Alabama · www.randallreilly.com Draper, Utah · www.smartrhinolabs.com
Pace Analytical Services, Inc. 2016-09-01 Wolfe Laboratories, Inc. 2017-12-19 2
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.pacelabs.com Watertown, Massachusetts · www.wolfelabs.com
Pace Analytical Services, Inc. 2016-09-01 ESC Lab Sciences 2017-07-05 1
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.pacelabs.com Mt Juliet, Tennessee · www.esclabsciences.com
National Technical Systems, Inc. 2013-11-22 Laboratoire d'Essais CEM, Inc. 2017-01-26 9
Calabasas, California · www.nts.com , Quebec

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Chemicals - - 3 (10%) -
Packaging 1 (9%) - 3 (10%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (7%) 142M (11%)
Aerospace - - 2 (7%) -
Marketing 2 (18%) - 2 (7%) -
Medical Products 1 (9%) - 2 (7%) -
Plastics 1 (9%) - 2 (7%) -
Software - - 1 (3%) 500M (40%)
Transportation 1 (9%) 335M (100%) 1 (3%) 335M (27%)
Automotive - - 1 (3%) 260M (21%)
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) -
Business Services - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
Engineering 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Environmental 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Insurance 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (3%) -
Life Science 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (3%) -
Total 11 $335M 29 $1.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 11 (100%) 335M (100%) 28 (97%) 1.2B (100%)
  California 2 (18%) - 6 (21%) 500M (40%)
  Texas 2 (18%) - 4 (14%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (9%) - 2 (7%) 260M (21%)
  Minnesota 1 (9%) - 2 (7%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (7%) 142M (11%)
  Illinois - - 2 (7%) -
  Louisiana 1 (9%) 335M (100%) 1 (3%) 335M (27%)
  Massachusetts 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
  Colorado 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
  Alabama 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
  North Carolina 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (3%) -
  Florida - - 1 (3%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (3%) -
France - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 11 (100%) 335M (100%) 28 (97%) 1.2B (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (3%) -
Total 11 $335M 29 $1.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 4 (36%) - 14 (48%) 500M (40%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (36%) - 10 (34%) 260M (21%)
Divestiture 2 (18%) 335M (100%) 3 (10%) 477M (39%)
Going Private 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (3%) -
Total 11 $335M 29 $1.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 9 (50%) 1.5B (58%)
Trade Sale 4 (22%) -
IPO 3 (17%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (11%) 1.1B (42%)
Total 18 $2.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Harris Williams & Co.
3
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
2
Houlihan Lokey
1
Legal Deals
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
7
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
2
Jones Day
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.2B
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Mitchell International, Inc.
$500M (2007-03-28)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $2.2B
$100M to $1B 1 $390M
TOTAL $2.6B
Largest Mitchell International, Inc.
$1.1B (2013-09-05)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
93%
25 93%
Strategic(s)
7%
2 7%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
68%
13 68%
Strategic(s)
32%
6 32%

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