Barings Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Barings Private Equity has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Barings Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment aredistribution (9%) and transportation (9%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (38%) and secondary buyout (38%). In total, Barings Private Equity has invested in 22 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2009 when it acquired Drew Marine for $120M.

In the last 3 years, Barings Private Equity has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (63%). Barings Private Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Wireless Infrastructure Group for $885M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity85
    • M&A Buy Activity48
    • M&A Sell Activity37
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 46
  • M&A Advisors 5

Barings Private Equity

300 South Tryon Street Suite 2500,
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
United States
(704) 805-7200
www.barings.com/en-us/guest/strategies/private-equity

Barings Private Equity is the private equity arm of global asset management firm Barings. The Group looks to invest in mezzanine, distressed, and other private equity transactions including secondaries and funds. Sectors of interest include manufacturing, business services, distribution, consumer products, consumer services, food products, packaging, and healthcare. Barings Private Equity was originally established in 1991 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Marketing, Medical Products, Packaging, Plastics, Real Estate, Restaurants, Safety/Security, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 3 40
Enterprise Value 50 300
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 43 - 2 2 - 1 48
vol $263M $263M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 32 3 2 - - - 37
vol $2.6B $115M $2.7B
  85

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Mission Microwave Technologies LLC 2024-03-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Cypress, California · www.missionmicrowave.com
Aero Accessories & Repair LLC 2022-11-03 - Growth Capital
Miramar, Florida · www.aeroaccessories.us
Jones Fish Hatcheries & Distributors, LLC 2022-03-22 - Growth Capital
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.joneslakemanagement.com
America's Auto Auction, Inc. 2021-12-30 - Trade Sale
Dallas, Texas · www.americasautoauction.com
Renovation Brands LLC 2021-11-22 - Secondary Buyout
Florence, Alabama · www.renovationbrands.com
Amtech Software, Inc. 2021-08-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania · www.amtechsoftware.com
General Tools & Instruments LLC 2021-02-01 115M USD Trade Sale
Secaucus, New Jersey · www.generaltools.com
Sunrise Windows & Doors 2020-12-22 - Trade Sale
Temperance, Michigan · www.sunrisewindows.com
Fortovia Therapeutics, Inc. 2020-09-02 - Bankruptcy
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.fortovia.com
Money Mailer LLC 2020-04-27 - Trade Sale
Cypress, California · www.moneymailer.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (20%) - 4 (8%) -
Distribution 1 (10%) - 4 (8%) -
Transportation 1 (10%) - 4 (8%) -
Chemicals - - 3 (6%) 186M (71%)
Consumer Products 1 (10%) - 3 (6%) -
Machinery - - 3 (6%) -
Manufacturing - - 3 (6%) -
Packaging - - 3 (6%) -
Automotive - - 2 (4%) -
Food - - 2 (4%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (10%) - 2 (4%) -
Software 1 (10%) - 2 (4%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (2%) 58M (22%)
Life Science - - 1 (2%) 19M (7%)
Aerospace - - 1 (2%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (2%) -
Communications - - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (10%) - 1 (2%) -
Engineering - - 1 (2%) -
Leisure - - 1 (2%) -
Marketing - - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (2%) -
Plastics - - 1 (2%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (10%) - 1 (2%) -
Semiconductors 1 (10%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 10 - 48 $263M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (100%) - 44 (92%) 205M (78%)
  New Jersey - - 5 (10%) 120M (46%)
  California 2 (20%) - 4 (8%) -
  Florida 2 (20%) - 3 (6%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (10%) - 3 (6%) -
  North Carolina - - 3 (6%) 19M (7%)
  Kansas 1 (10%) - 2 (4%) -
  Colorado 1 (10%) - 2 (4%) -
  Alabama 1 (10%) - 2 (4%) -
  Wisconsin - - 2 (4%) -
  Washington - - 2 (4%) -
  Utah - - 2 (4%) -
  Texas - - 2 (4%) -
  Michigan - - 2 (4%) -
  Massachusetts - - 2 (4%) -
  Ohio 1 (10%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Mexico 1 (10%) - 1 (2%) -
  New York - - 1 (2%) 66M (25%)
  Tennessee - - 1 (2%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (2%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (2%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom - - 3 (6%) 58M (22%)
France - - 1 (2%) -
Total 10 - 48 $263M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 4 (40%) - 18 (38%) 124M (47%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (20%) - 18 (38%) -
Growth Capital 4 (40%) - 5 (10%) -
Recapitalization - - 4 (8%) -
Divestiture - - 3 (6%) 139M (53%)
Total 10 - 48 $263M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 14 (38%) 115M (4%)
Secondary Sale 10 (27%) 885M (33%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (24%) 1.7B (63%)
Recapitalization 2 (5%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (3%) -
Merger 1 (3%) -
Total 37 $2.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
BB&T Capital Markets
1
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
1
Legal Deals
McGuireWoods LLP
1
Locke Lord
1
Thompson Hine
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $120M
< $100M 3 $143M
TOTAL $263M
Largest Drew Marine, Inc.
$120M (2009-06-22)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 7 $2.6B
< $100M 1 $80M
TOTAL $2.7B
Largest Wireless Infrastructure Group Ltd.
$885M (2019-12-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
40%
19 (40%)
Strategic(s)
4%
2 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
30%
11 (30%)
Strategic(s)
65%
24 (65%)

FAQ

When was Barings Private Equity founded?

Barings Private Equity was founded in 1991.

What type of investor is Barings Private Equity?

Barings Private Equity is a private equity firm.

Where is Barings Private Equity headquartered?

Barings Private Equity is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

How much capital does Barings Private Equity have under management?

Barings Private Equity has 5.7B USD under management.

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