Benford Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Benford Capital Partners has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Benford Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (16%) and manufacturing (16%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (39%) and growth capital (24%). In total, Benford Capital Partners has invested in 8 US states.

In the last 3 years, Benford Capital Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity16
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12

Benford Capital Partners, LLC

121 West Wacker, Suite 3600,
Chicago, Illinois 60601
United States
(312) 932-0200
www.benfordcapital.com
edward@benfordcapital.com

Benford Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations of smaller, lower middle-market companies in the US and Canada. Benford targets niche manufacturers, unique service companies and specialty distributors with minimum sales of $3 million, and at least $1 million in EBITDA. Avoided industries/transactions include retail, restaurants, software, start-ups, real estate, commodity products, and biotech. Benford Capital Partners was formed in 2004 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Food, Machinery, Manufacturing, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 3 -
Target EBITDA 1 -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 9 - 1 - 1 2 13
Sell (0.6/yr) # - 1 - 1 - 1 3
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Argus Monitoring Solutions Holdings LLC 2021-11-02 - Consolidation
Birmingham, Alabama
Atlas RFID Solutions LLC 2021-09-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Birmingham, Alabama · www.atlasrfid.com
Nucfil LLC 2021-06-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Golden, Colorado · www.nftinc.com
LiteSentry Corp. 2020-01-16 - Growth Capital
Northfield, Minnesota · www.litesentry.com
Space Electronics LLC 2019-09-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Berlin, Connecticut · www.space-electronics.com
Specialty Sales LLC 2018-04-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Fresno, California · www.specialtysalesllc.com
K&H Manufacturing LLC (KTPS Holdings) 2017-04-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Colorado Springs, Colorado · www.khmfg.com
Saco Foods LLC 2016-12-20 - Recapitalization
Middleton, Wisconsin · www.sacofoods.com
Droplet Measurement Technologies, Inc. 2016-12-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Longmont, Colorado · www.dropletmeasurement.com
Double L Group LLC 2015-11-11 - Growth Capital
Dyersville, Iowa · www.doublel.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (20%) - 2 (15%) -
Manufacturing 2 (20%) - 2 (15%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (10%) - 2 (15%) -
Building Materials 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (8%) -
Distribution - - 1 (8%) -
Food 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Information Technology 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Machinery 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 10 - 13 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (100%) - 13 (100%) -
  Colorado 3 (30%) - 4 (31%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (10%) - 2 (15%) -
  Alabama 1 (10%) - 2 (15%) -
  Texas 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
  Minnesota 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
  Michigan 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
  Iowa 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
  California 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 10 - 13 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (40%) - 5 (38%) -
Growth Capital 2 (20%) - 3 (23%) -
Recapitalization 2 (20%) - 3 (23%) -
Consolidation 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Divestiture 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 10 - 13 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (67%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (33%) -
Total 3 -

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 (100%)

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