BDT Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Asset Manager Profile

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

BDT Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment areautomotive (20%) and beverages (20%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (60%) and acquisition financing (10%). In total, BDT Capital Partners has invested in 7 US states and 3 different countries.

In the last 3 years, BDT Capital Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1
  • M&A Advisors 4

BDT Capital Partners

401 North Michigan, Suite 3310,
Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States
(312) 660-7311

BDT Capital Partners provides family-owned and entrepreneurially led companies with long-term, differentiated equity capital. BDT Capital Partners is an affiliate of merchant bank BDT & Company. The Firm is based in Chicago, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Consumer Products, Insurance, Machinery

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, United Kingdom, Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 3 2 2 - 2 1 10
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - 1 - - - 1
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Milestone Brands LLC 2022-06-21 - Acquisition Financing
Austin, Texas · www.milestone-brands.com
Culligan International Co. 2021-05-25 - Secondary Buyout
Rosemont, Illinois · www.corporate.culligan.com
AGP Group 2021-04-19 - Growth Capital
Ghent, Belgium · www.agpglass.com
Clarience Technologies, LLC 2019-12-17 - Secondary Buyout
Falconer, New York · www.clariencetechnologies.com
Rather Outdoors, LLC 2019-06-05 - Secondary Buyout
Springfield, Missouri · www.ratheroutdoors.com
Commercial Credit Group, Inc. 2019-02-11 - Secondary Buyout
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.commercialcreditgroup.com
Cognita Schools Ltd. 2018-09-03 - Secondary Buyout
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom · www.cognita.com
Casa Dragones Tequila Co. 2018-04-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Stamford, Connecticut · www.casadragones.com
Clarience Technologies, LLC 2015-09-25 - Secondary Buyout
Falconer, New York · www.clariencetechnologies.com
Alliance Laundry Systems LLC 2015-08-06 - Secondary Buyout
Ripon, Wisconsin · www.alliancelaundry.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Alliance Laundry Systems LLC 2015-08-06 Gulf States Laundry Machinery - Laundry Division Assets 2021-07-20 4
Ripon, Wisconsin · www.alliancelaundry.com Houston, Texas
Rather Outdoors, LLC 2019-06-05 Zebco Sales Co. 2021-04-27 2
Springfield, Missouri · www.ratheroutdoors.com Tulsa, Oklahoma · www.zebco.com
Rather Outdoors, LLC 2019-06-05 FOX International Group Ltd. 2019-08-02 1
Springfield, Missouri · www.ratheroutdoors.com Hainault, United Kingdom · www.foxint.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Automotive 1 (11%) - 2 (20%) -
Beverages 2 (22%) - 2 (20%) -
Consumer Products 2 (22%) - 2 (20%) -
Education 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
Financial Services 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
Manufacturing 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
Retail 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 9 - 10 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 7 (78%) - 8 (80%) -
  New York 1 (11%) - 2 (20%) -
  Connecticut 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
  Texas 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
  North Carolina 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
  Missouri 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
  Illinois 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
United Kingdom 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
Belgium 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 9 - 10 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 5 (56%) - 6 (60%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
Growth Capital 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 9 - 10 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Latham & Watkins
1
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
1
Jones Day
1

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
60%
6 (60%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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