Benford Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

Benford Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (19%) and building materials (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (37%) and growth capital (28%). 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 Activity13
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 7 2 - 1 - 1 11
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - 1 - 1 - 2
  13

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Atlas RFID Solutions LLC 2015-01-08 - Growth Capital
Birmingham, Alabama · www.atlasrfid.com
ENMET LLC 2014-07-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.enmet.com
U.S. Underwater Services LLC 2012-02-14 - Divestiture
Mansfield, Texas · www.usunderwaterservices.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Saco Foods LLC 2016-12-20 California Sun Dry Foods, Inc. 2019-02-04 1
Middleton, Wisconsin · www.sacofoods.com Middleton, Wisconsin · www.calsundry.com
ENMET LLC 2014-07-10 Sensora Corp. 2016-06-01 1
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.enmet.com Bowling Green, Kentucky
Ray Allen Manufacturing LLC 2007-05-29 J&J Dog Supplies, Inc. 2014-02-17 1
Colorado Springs, Colorado · www.rayallen.com Colorado Springs, Colorado · www.jjdog.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (22%) - 2 (18%) -
Building Materials 1 (11%) - 1 (9%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (9%) -
Distribution - - 1 (9%) -
Food 1 (11%) - 1 (9%) -
Information Technology 1 (11%) - 1 (9%) -
Machinery 1 (11%) - 1 (9%) -
Manufacturing 1 (11%) - 1 (9%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (11%) - 1 (9%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (11%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 9 - 11 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 9 (100%) - 11 (100%) -
  Colorado 2 (22%) - 3 (27%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (11%) - 2 (18%) -
  Texas 1 (11%) - 1 (9%) -
  Minnesota 1 (11%) - 1 (9%) -
  Michigan 1 (11%) - 1 (9%) -
  Iowa 1 (11%) - 1 (9%) -
  California 1 (11%) - 1 (9%) -
  Alabama 1 (11%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 9 - 11 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (33%) - 4 (36%) -
Growth Capital 3 (33%) - 3 (27%) -
Recapitalization 2 (22%) - 3 (27%) -
Divestiture 1 (11%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 9 - 11 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 1 (50%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (50%) -
Total 2 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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