Aurora Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

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

Aurora Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment arechemicals (11%) and internet software and services (11%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (55%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (28%). In total, Aurora Capital Partners has invested in 20 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 Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%). Aurora Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Mitchell International for $1.1B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity58
    • M&A Buy Activity36
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 19
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 10

Aurora Capital Partners

11611 San Vicente Boulevard, Suite 800,
Los Angeles, California 90049
United States
(310) 551-0101
www.auroracap.com
info@auroracap.com

Aurora Capital Partners 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 Partners 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 28 2 4 2 - - 36
vol $1.2B $1.2B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 18 1 - 3 - - 22
vol $2.6B $2.6B
  58

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Universal Pure LLC 2022-11-02 - Secondary Buyout
Lincoln, Nebraska · www.universalpure.com
National Technical Systems, Inc. 2022-09-27 - Trade Sale
Anaheim, California · www.nts.com
VLS Recovery Services, Inc. 2022-07-18 - Secondary Sale
Houston, Texas · www.vlses.com
Sharps Compliance Corp. 2022-07-12 - Going Private
Houston, Texas · www.sharpsinc.com
Pace Analytical Services LLC 2022-01-11 - Secondary Sale
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.pacelabs.com
Spray-Tek LLC 2021-12-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Middlesex, New Jersey · www.spray-tek.com
Automated Gate Services, Inc. 2021-11-16 - Secondary Buyout
Corona, California · www.automatedgateservices.com
Grace Hill, Inc. 2021-04-26 - Secondary Buyout
Greenville, South Carolina · www.gracehill.com
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
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
PSC Group 2019-06-24 Bayport Rail Terminal 2024-01-09 5
Baton Rouge, Louisiana · www.pscgroup.com , United States
Randall-Reilly LLC 2017-06-05 Informa's Asset Intelligence Business Unit 2021-12-01 5
Tuscaloosa, Alabama · www.randallreilly.com London, United Kingdom
Randall-Reilly LLC 2017-06-05 IRON Solutions, Inc. 2021-06-16 4
Tuscaloosa, Alabama · www.randallreilly.com Franklin, Tennessee · www.ironsolutions.com
Zywave, Inc. 2020-11-17 Insurance Technologies Corp. 2020-11-24 7
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.zywave.com Carrollton, Texas · www.getitc.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Chemicals 1 (7%) - 4 (11%) -
Internet Software and Services 3 (21%) - 4 (11%) -
Business Services 1 (7%) - 3 (8%) -
Environmental 2 (14%) - 3 (8%) -
Packaging 1 (7%) - 3 (8%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (5%) 142M (11%)
Aerospace - - 2 (5%) -
Building Materials 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
Marketing 2 (14%) - 2 (5%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (5%) -
Plastics 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
Software - - 1 (3%) 500M (40%)
Transportation 1 (7%) 335M (100%) 1 (3%) 335M (27%)
Automotive - - 1 (3%) 260M (21%)
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
Information Services - - 1 (3%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Total 14 $335M 37 $1.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 14 (100%) 335M (100%) 36 (97%) 1.2B (100%)
  California 2 (14%) - 7 (19%) 500M (40%)
  Texas 2 (14%) - 5 (14%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (7%) - 3 (8%) 260M (21%)
  Colorado 2 (14%) - 2 (5%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (5%) 142M (11%)
  Minnesota - - 2 (5%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (5%) -
  Louisiana 1 (7%) 335M (100%) 1 (3%) 335M (27%)
  South Carolina 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  New Jersey 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Nebraska 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Maryland 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Alabama 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (3%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (3%) -
  Florida - - 1 (3%) -
France - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 14 (100%) 335M (100%) 36 (97%) 1.2B (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (3%) -
Total 14 $335M 37 $1.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 8 (57%) - 20 (54%) 500M (40%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (21%) - 10 (27%) 260M (21%)
Divestiture 1 (7%) 335M (100%) 3 (8%) 477M (39%)
Going Private 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
Growth Capital 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (3%) -
Total 14 $335M 37 $1.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 12 (55%) 1.5B (58%)
Trade Sale 5 (23%) -
IPO 3 (14%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (9%) 1.1B (42%)
Total 22 $2.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
4
Harris Williams & Co.
4
William Blair
3
Legal Deals
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
13
Kirkland & Ellis
3
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 NuCO2, Inc.
$1.1B (2013-03-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
54%
20 (54%)
Strategic(s)
5%
2 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
50%
11 (50%)
Strategic(s)
32%
7 (32%)

FAQ

When was Aurora Capital Partners founded?

Aurora Capital Partners was founded in 1991.

What type of investor is Aurora Capital Partners?

Aurora Capital Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is Aurora Capital Partners headquartered?

Aurora Capital Partners is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

How much capital does Aurora Capital Partners have under management?

Aurora Capital Partners has 4.0B USD under management.

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