Bison Capital Asset Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Asset Manager Profile

In the last 3 years, Bison Capital Asset Management has acquired 3 companies.

Bison Capital Asset Management’s most common sectors for investment arehealthcare services (13%) and transportation (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (55%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (23%). In total, Bison Capital Asset Management has invested in 10 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Royal Wolf Holdings for $32M.

In the last 3 years, Bison Capital Asset Management has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (39%). Bison Capital Asset Management’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2022 when it sold Quixote Studios for $360M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity43
    • M&A Buy Activity31
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 1

Bison Capital Asset Management

233 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 425,
Los Angeles, California 90401
United States
www.bisoncapital.com
dtrussler@bisoncapital.com

Bison Capital is a private equity firm which makes non-control investments in middle-market companies with revenue of $20 to $500 million and at least $5 million of EBITDA. Bison Capital invests in businesses to finance their growth, balance sheet restructurings, recapitalizations, and to fund buyouts. Bison looks to invest between $10 and $30 million per transaction. Bison Capital was formed in 2001 and is based in Los Angeles, California with an additional office in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Distribution, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Medical Products, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Acquisition Financing, PIPE, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 500
Target EBITDA 5 -
Investment Size 10 30
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 25 3 - 1 - 2 31
vol $32M $32M
Sell (1.4/yr) # 6 2 1 1 1 2 13
vol $168M $360M $528M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Precision Surfacing Solutions GmbH & Co. KG 2022-10-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Rendsburg, Germany · www.precision-surface.com
Quixote Studios LLC 2022-09-01 360M USD Add-on Acquisition
West Hollywood, California · www.quixote.com
Ocean Media, Inc. 2022-07-22 - Recapitalization
Huntington Beach, California · www.oceanmediainc.com
Sentinel Offender Services LLC 2022-05-02 - Secondary Buyout
Irvine, California · www.sentineladvantage.com
Midwestern BioAg 2020-09-09 - Secondary Buyout
Madison, Wisconsin · www.midwesternbioag.com
FTR Group Pty Ltd. 2020-07-06 - Recapitalization
Denver, Colorado · www.fortherecord.com
BC2 Environmental LLC 2019-01-24 - Secondary Buyout
Orange, California · www.bc2env.com
Quixote Studios LLC 2018-12-03 - Growth Capital
West Hollywood, California · www.quixote.com
Aqua Expeditions Pte Ltd. 2018-11-08 - Growth Capital
Singapore, Singapore · www.aquaexpeditions.com
Clinical Research Laboratories, Inc. 2018-09-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Piscataway, New Jersey · www.crl-inc.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 2 (17%) - 4 (13%) -
Distribution - - 3 (10%) -
Transportation 1 (8%) - 3 (10%) -
Business Services 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Environmental 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Software 2 (17%) - 2 (6%) -
Packaging - - 1 (3%) 32M (100%)
Agriculture - - 1 (3%) -
Automotive - - 1 (3%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Information Services 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Leisure 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Life Science - - 1 (3%) -
Machinery 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Marketing 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (3%) -
Real Estate 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 - 31 $32M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (83%) - 28 (90%) -
  California 5 (42%) - 15 (48%) -
  New Jersey 1 (8%) - 4 (13%) -
  New York - - 2 (6%) -
  Florida 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  Colorado 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  Virginia 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  Texas 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (3%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (3%) -
Germany 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Singapore 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Australia - - 1 (3%) 32M (100%)
Domestic 10 (83%) - 28 (90%) -
Cross-border 2 (17%) - 3 (10%) 32M (100%)
Total 12 - 31 $32M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 9 (75%) - 17 (55%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (8%) - 7 (23%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 3 (10%) 32M (100%)
Recapitalization 2 (17%) - 2 (6%) -
PIPE - - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 - 31 $32M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (31%) -
Trade Sale 3 (23%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (15%) 360M (68%)
Recapitalization 2 (15%) 103M (19%)
IPO 1 (8%) 65M (12%)
SPAC 1 (8%) -
Total 13 $528M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $32M
TOTAL $32M
Largest Royal Wolf Holdings Ltd.
$32M (2007-03-30)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $463M
< $100M 1 $65M
TOTAL $528M
Largest Quixote Studios LLC
$360M (2022-09-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
10%
3 (10%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
46%
6 (46%)
Strategic(s)
38%
5 (38%)

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