BancBoston Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

BancBoston Capital’s most common sectors for investment are business services (34%) and communications (34%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%) and going private (34%). In total, BancBoston Capital has invested in 3 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2000 when it acquired Arrival Communications for $13M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). BancBoston Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2003 when it sold The Sheridan Group for $142M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity5
    • M&A Buy Activity3
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

BancBoston Capital, Inc.

175 Federal Street, 10th Floor,
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
United States
(617) 434-2509
www.bancbostoncapital.com

BancBoston Capital was the private equity investment arm of FleetBoston Financial. The subsidiary invested equity and mezzanine financing to support a wide range of buyouts and other growth-related investments. BancBoston was formed in 1959 and is based in Boston and is no longer actively investing.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Distribution, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Media, Retail

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Going Private, Growth Capital

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 500
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 1 50
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $13M $13M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $142M $142M
  5

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Arrival Communications, Inc. 2006-12-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Bakersfield, California · www.arrival.com
The Sheridan Group, Inc. 2003-08-21 142M USD Secondary Buyout
Hunt Valley, Maryland · www.sheridan.com
Arrival Communications, Inc. 2000-06-01 13M USD Growth Capital
Bakersfield, California · www.arrival.com
Wilmar Industries, Inc. 2000-05-15 - Going Private
Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey · www.wilmar.com
The Sheridan Group, Inc. 1997-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hunt Valley, Maryland · www.sheridan.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications - - 1 (33%) 13M (100%)
Business Services - - 1 (33%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (33%) -
Total - - 3 $13M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 3 (100%) 13M (100%)
  California - - 1 (33%) 13M (100%)
  New Jersey - - 1 (33%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (33%) -
Total - - 3 $13M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital - - 1 (33%) 13M (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (33%) -
Going Private - - 1 (33%) -
Total - - 3 $13M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 1 (50%) 142M (100%)
Trade Sale 1 (50%) -
Total 2 $142M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $13M
TOTAL $13M
Largest Arrival Communications, Inc.
$13M (2000-06-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $142M
TOTAL $142M
Largest The Sheridan Group, Inc.
$142M (2003-08-21)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%

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