Aurora Capital Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Aurora Capital Group has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Aurora Capital Group’s most common sectors for investment are chemicals (10%) and marketing (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (52%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (30%). In total, Aurora Capital Group has invested in 17 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 3 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 Activity50
    • M&A Buy Activity31
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 23 2 1 2 2 1 31
vol $902M $335M $1.2B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 13 3 2 - 1 - 19
vol $2.6B $2.6B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services 2021-04-01 - Secondary Buyout
Baltimore, Maryland · www.curtisbaymws.com
Premier Roofing LLC 2020-12-10 - Growth Capital
Denver, Colorado · www.premier-roofing.com
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
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
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
National Technical Systems, Inc. 2013-08-16 Wyle Lab Testing Business 2014-03-19 10
Anaheim, California · www.nts.com , United States

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Chemicals - - 3 (10%) -
Marketing 3 (27%) - 3 (10%) -
Packaging 1 (9%) - 3 (10%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (6%) 142M (11%)
Aerospace - - 2 (6%) -
Building Materials 1 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
Business Services 1 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
Environmental 2 (18%) - 2 (6%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (6%) -
Plastics 1 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
Software - - 1 (3%) 500M (40%)
Transportation 1 (9%) 335M (100%) 1 (3%) 335M (27%)
Automotive - - 1 (3%) 260M (21%)
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
Information Services - - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (3%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 11 $335M 31 $1.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 11 (100%) 335M (100%) 30 (97%) 1.2B (100%)
  California 2 (18%) - 6 (19%) 500M (40%)
  Texas 2 (18%) - 4 (13%) -
  Colorado 2 (18%) - 2 (6%) -
  Minnesota 1 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
  Wisconsin - - 2 (6%) 260M (21%)
  Georgia - - 2 (6%) 142M (11%)
  Illinois - - 2 (6%) -
  Louisiana 1 (9%) 335M (100%) 1 (3%) 335M (27%)
  Massachusetts 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
  Maryland 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
  Alabama 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (3%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (3%) -
  Florida - - 1 (3%) -
France - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 11 (100%) 335M (100%) 30 (97%) 1.2B (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (3%) -
Total 11 $335M 31 $1.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 5 (45%) - 16 (52%) 500M (40%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (27%) - 9 (29%) 260M (21%)
Divestiture 1 (9%) 335M (100%) 3 (10%) 477M (39%)
Going Private 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Growth Capital 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (3%) -
Total 11 $335M 31 $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
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
3
William Blair & Co. LLC
2
Legal Deals
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
9
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
Investor(s)
52%
16 (52%)
Strategic(s)
6%
2 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
53%
10 (53%)
Strategic(s)
32%
6 (32%)

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