Benford Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Benford Capital Partners has acquired 8 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Benford Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment arefood (22%) and technology hardware (11%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (37%) and recapitalization (37%). In total, Benford Capital Partners has invested in 9 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Benford Capital Partners has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (80%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity24
    • M&A Buy Activity19
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13

Benford Capital Partners

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 5 100
Target EBITDA 1 10
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 9 1 1 2 4 2 19
Sell (0.8/yr) # 1 - 1 2 1 - 5
  24

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Animix LLC 2022-10-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Juneau, Wisconsin · www.animix.net
Gum Products International, Inc. 2022-08-16 - Recapitalization
Newmarket, Ontario · www.gpiglobal.com
Farmers Hen House LLC 2021-12-15 - Recapitalization
Kalona, Iowa · www.farmershenhouse.com
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
Nutrition Service Co., Inc. 2021-06-22 - Recapitalization
Pulaski, Wisconsin · www.nutritionservice.com
Brothers International Food Holdings LLC 2020-12-31 - Recapitalization
Rochester, New York · www.brothersinternational.com
ENMET LLC 2020-11-23 - Secondary Buyout
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.enmet.com
U.S. Underwater Services LLC 2020-08-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Mansfield, Texas · www.usunderwaterservices.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 4 (31%) - 4 (21%) -
Business Services 1 (8%) - 2 (11%) -
Consumer Products 1 (8%) - 2 (11%) -
Distribution 1 (8%) - 2 (11%) -
Manufacturing 2 (15%) - 2 (11%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (8%) - 2 (11%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (8%) - 2 (11%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (5%) -
Chemicals 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Information Technology 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 13 - 19 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 12 (92%) - 18 (95%) -
  Wisconsin 4 (31%) - 5 (26%) -
  Colorado 3 (23%) - 4 (21%) -
  Alabama 1 (8%) - 2 (11%) -
  Iowa 1 (8%) - 2 (11%) -
  New York 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
  Minnesota 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
  California 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
  Texas - - 1 (5%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (5%) -
Canada 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
  Ontario 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Domestic 12 (92%) - 18 (95%) -
Cross-border 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 13 - 19 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (38%) - 7 (37%) -
Recapitalization 6 (46%) - 7 (37%) -
Growth Capital 1 (8%) - 3 (16%) -
Consolidation 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (5%) -
Total 13 - 19 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (60%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (20%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (20%) -
Total 5 -

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
5%
1 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
20%
1 (20%)
Strategic(s)
80%
4 (80%)

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