Baird Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Baird Capital has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 10 others.

Baird Capital’s most common sectors for investment are business services (17%) and medical products (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (44%) and growth capital (26%). In total, Baird Capital has invested in 19 US states and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired Erdman for $85M.

In the last 3 years, Baird Capital has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (65%). Baird Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2008 when it sold Erdman for $247M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity107
    • M&A Buy Activity67
    • M&A Sell Activity40
  • Total Sectors Invested 27
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 45
  • M&A Advisors 4

Baird Capital

227 West Monroe Street, Suite 1900,
Chicago, Illinois 60606
United States
(888) 792-0477
www.bairdcapital.com

Baird Capital Partners (BCP) is the US private equity arm of Baird Private Equity. BCP makes investments in middle-market companies based in the US. BCP targets companies valued between $25 and $125 million and looks to invest between $15 and $35 million of equity per transaction. BCP focuses on three primary areas including business services (transaction processing, process outsourcing, professional services), healthcare (outsourcing services, medical products, contract manufacturing), and manufactured products (industrial/commercial, specialty consumer, distribution). BCP is affiliated with Baird Capital Partners Europe, Baird Capital Partners Asia, Baird Venture Partners, and Granville Baird Capital Partners. Baird Capital Partners is based in Chicago, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Environmental, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Packaging, Plastics, Retail, Safety/Security, Semiconductors, Staffing, Test/Measurement Equipment

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Acquisition Financing, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - 150
Target EBITDA 5 -
Investment Size 15 35
Enterprise Value 25 125
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 53 2 4 3 1 4 67
vol $85M $85M
Sell (1.4/yr) # 33 5 - - 2 - 40
vol $1.2B $1.2B
  107

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Upfront Healthcare 2020-11-17 - Growth Capital
Chicago, Illinois · www.upfronthealthcare.com
Blue Matter Consulting LLC 2020-09-01 - Growth Capital
San Francisco, California · www.bluematterconsulting.com
eCube Solutions Ltd. 2020-08-20 - Growth Capital
Barry, United Kingdom · www.ecube.aero
Aura Futures Group Ltd. 2020-03-18 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.aurafutures.com
Kason Corp. 2019-09-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Millburn, New Jersey · www.kason.com
AEGIS Energy Risk LLC 2019-06-10 - Growth Capital
The Woodlands, Texas · www.aegis-energy.com
Hopebridge LLC 2019-05-06 - Secondary Buyout
Kokomo, Indiana · www.hopebridge.com
Crisp Thinking Group Ltd. 2018-10-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Leeds, United Kingdom · wwww.crispthinking.com
Collingwood Lighting 2018-07-24 - Growth Capital
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom · www.collingwoodlighting.com
ReMed Recovery Care Centers LLC 2018-02-05 - Divestiture
Paoli, Pennsylvania · www.remed.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
ReMed Recovery Care Centers LLC 2018-02-05 Learning Services Corp. 2020-07-31 1
Paoli, Pennsylvania · www.remed.com Lawrenceville, Georgia · www.learningservices.com
The Sloan Company, Inc. 2015-05-01 Litecorr 2018-02-27 1
Ventura, California · www.sloanled.com Mississauga, Ontario · www.litecorr.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 3 (14%) - 11 (16%) 85M (100%)
Information Technology 3 (14%) - 6 (9%) -
Medical Products 2 (9%) - 6 (9%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (9%) - 5 (7%) -
Manufacturing - - 5 (7%) -
Automotive - - 4 (6%) -
Life Science 1 (5%) - 3 (4%) -
Aerospace 2 (9%) - 2 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Plastics - - 2 (3%) -
Semiconductors - - 2 (3%) -
Software 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 2 (3%) -
Building Materials 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Communications - - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Products 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Services 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (1%) -
Education 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Furniture - - 1 (1%) -
Machinery - - 1 (1%) -
Marketing 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Packaging - - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) -
Staffing - - 1 (1%) -
Utilities 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 22 - 67 $85M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 11 (50%) - 52 (78%) 85M (100%)
  Wisconsin 1 (5%) - 12 (18%) 85M (100%)
  Illinois 1 (5%) - 5 (7%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (9%) - 4 (6%) -
  New York 2 (9%) - 4 (6%) -
  Ohio - - 4 (6%) -
  California 2 (9%) - 3 (4%) -
  Florida - - 3 (4%) -
  Texas 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
  Maryland 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
  New Jersey - - 2 (3%) -
  Massachusetts - - 2 (3%) -
  Indiana - - 2 (3%) -
  Utah 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (1%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (1%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (1%) -
United Kingdom 7 (32%) - 7 (10%) -
China 3 (14%) - 6 (9%) -
Malaysia 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Taiwan - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 11 (50%) - 52 (78%) 85M (100%)
Cross-border 11 (50%) - 15 (22%) -
Total 22 - 67 $85M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (14%) - 29 (43%) 85M (100%)
Growth Capital 11 (50%) - 17 (25%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (14%) - 10 (15%) -
Divestiture 2 (9%) - 4 (6%) -
Recapitalization - - 3 (4%) -
Venture 2 (9%) - 2 (3%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (1%) -
Going Private 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 22 - 67 $85M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 14 (35%) 133M (11%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 12 (30%) 1.0B (89%)
Secondary Sale 10 (25%) -
IPO 4 (10%) -
Total 40 $1.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
2
Harris Williams & Co.
1
Legal Deals
Jones Day
1
Eversheds LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $85M
TOTAL $85M
Largest Erdman Corp.
$85M (2004-01-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 6 $1.0B
< $100M 3 $159M
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Erdman Corp.
$247M (2008-03-13)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
78%
14 78%
Strategic(s)
22%
4 22%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
32%
12 32%
Strategic(s)
68%
26 68%

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