Aurora Capital Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Aurora Capital Group has acquired 6 companies.

Aurora Capital Group’s most common sectors for investment are chemicals (11%) and marketing (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (52%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (32%). 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 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (53%). 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 Activity48
    • M&A Buy Activity29
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14
  • M&A Advisors 8

Aurora Capital Group

11611 San Vicente Boulevard, Suite 800,
Los Angeles, California 90049
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. 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: Business Services, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Marketing, Packaging, Plastics, Software, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), 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 (1.2/yr) # 13 - 3 2 - 1 19
vol $2.6B $2.6B
  48

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Zywave, Inc. 2020-11-17 - Secondary Buyout
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.zywave.com
Faulkner Media Group LLC 2020-05-21 - Secondary Buyout
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.inhancetechnologies.com
VLS Recovery Services LLC 2017-10-17 - Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · www.vlsrs.com
Randall-Reilly 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
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
VLS Recovery Services LLC 2017-10-17 JBR Environmental Services 2020-12-03 3
Houston, Texas · www.vlsrs.com Spartanburg, South Carolina · www.jbrusa.com
Faulkner Media Group LLC 2020-05-21 Twenty Over Ten 2020-12-01 1
San Diego, California · www.fmgsuite.com State College, Pennsylvania · www.twentyoverten.com
Pace Analytical Services, Inc. 2016-09-01 Emerson Resources, Inc. 2020-08-25 5
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.pacelabs.com Norristown, Pennsylvania · www.emersonresources.com
Pace Analytical Services, Inc. 2016-09-01 Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. 2020-06-04 4
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.pacelabs.com Dulles, Virginia · www.aerobiology.net
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.inhancetechnologies.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
Houston, Texas · www.vlsrs.com Port Arthur, Texas
National Technical Systems, Inc. 2013-08-16 Sci-Lab Materials Testing, Inc. 2019-02-20 10
Anaheim, California · www.nts.com Kitchener, Ontario · www.sci-lab.com
Randall-Reilly 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
Houston, Texas · www.vlsrs.com Houston, Texas · www.beauchan.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Chemicals - - 3 (10%) -
Marketing 3 (33%) - 3 (10%) -
Packaging 1 (11%) - 3 (10%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (7%) 142M (11%)
Aerospace - - 2 (7%) -
Business Services 1 (11%) - 2 (7%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (7%) -
Plastics 1 (11%) - 2 (7%) -
Software - - 1 (3%) 500M (40%)
Transportation 1 (11%) 335M (100%) 1 (3%) 335M (27%)
Automotive - - 1 (3%) 260M (21%)
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
Environmental 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Information Services - - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (3%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 9 $335M 29 $1.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 9 (100%) 335M (100%) 28 (97%) 1.2B (100%)
  California 2 (22%) - 6 (21%) 500M (40%)
  Texas 2 (22%) - 4 (14%) -
  Minnesota 1 (11%) - 2 (7%) -
  Wisconsin - - 2 (7%) 260M (21%)
  Georgia - - 2 (7%) 142M (11%)
  Illinois - - 2 (7%) -
  Louisiana 1 (11%) 335M (100%) 1 (3%) 335M (27%)
  Massachusetts 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
  Colorado 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
  Alabama 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (3%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (3%) -
  Florida - - 1 (3%) -
France - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 9 (100%) 335M (100%) 28 (97%) 1.2B (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (3%) -
Total 9 $335M 29 $1.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 4 (44%) - 15 (52%) 500M (40%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (33%) - 9 (31%) 260M (21%)
Divestiture 1 (11%) 335M (100%) 3 (10%) 477M (39%)
Going Private 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (3%) -
Total 9 $335M 29 $1.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 10 (53%) 1.5B (58%)
Trade Sale 4 (21%) -
IPO 3 (16%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (11%) 1.1B (42%)
Total 19 $2.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Harris Williams & Co.
3
William Blair & Co. LLC
2
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
2
Legal Deals
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
8
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)
70%
14 70%
Strategic(s)
30%
6 30%

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