Bison Capital Asset Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Bison Capital Asset Management has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 2 others.

Bison Capital Asset Management’s most common sectors for investment are healthcare services (20%) and transportation (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (39%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (35%). In total, Bison Capital Asset Management has invested in 9 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired WestStar TV for $90M.

In the last 3 years, Bison Capital Asset Management has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (34%). Bison Capital Asset Management’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Royal Wolf Holdings for $65M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity35
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • 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, Medical Products, Transportation

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

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 20 3 1 1 - 1 26
vol $122M $122M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 6 1 - 1 - 1 9
vol $65M $65M
  35

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Performance Team LLC 2018-07-31 - Recapitalization
Santa Fe Springs, California · www.performanceteam.net
HNI Healthcare, Inc. 2018-01-23 - Venture
Austin, Texas · www.hnihealthcare.com
Miva, Inc. 2017-05-09 - Growth Capital
San Diego, California · www.miva.com
Advantmed LLC 2016-12-09 - Growth Capital
Santa Ana, California · www.advantmed.com
Midwestern BioAg 2016-08-22 - Growth Capital
Madison, Wisconsin · www.midwesternbioag.com
United Therapies LLC 2016-03-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Grange, Illinois · www.unitedtherapies.com
CūtisCare LLC 2016-02-25 - Growth Capital
Boca Raton, Florida · www.cutiscareusa.com
indie Semiconductor 2015-08-01 - Growth Capital
Aliso Viejo, California · www.indiesemi.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Global Benefits Group, Inc. 2010-10-24 Quality Health Management LLC 2017-03-02 1
Foothill Ranch, California · www.gbg.com Miami Lakes, Florida · www.qhmanagement.com
Big Rock Sports LLC 2007-10-29 Head Quarters Taxidermy Supply, Inc. 2012-09-06 2
Graham, North Carolina · www.bigrocksports.com Raleigh, North Carolina · www.hqtaxidermy.com
Big Rock Sports LLC 2007-10-29 PA Live Bait Vending, Inc. 2011-07-08 1
Graham, North Carolina · www.bigrocksports.com Elverson, Pennsylvania · www.livebaitvending.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 3 (21%) - 5 (19%) -
Transportation - - 3 (12%) -
Consumer Services 2 (14%) 90M (100%) 2 (8%) 90M (74%)
Distribution 1 (7%) - 2 (8%) -
Software 2 (14%) - 2 (8%) -
Packaging - - 1 (4%) 32M (26%)
Agriculture - - 1 (4%) -
Automotive - - 1 (4%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) -
Business Services 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Electronics 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Environmental 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Insurance 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Life Science 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (4%) -
Semiconductors 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 14 $90M 26 $122M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 13 (93%) - 24 (92%) -
  California 7 (50%) - 12 (46%) -
  New Jersey 2 (14%) - 4 (15%) -
  New York - - 2 (8%) -
  Texas 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
  North Carolina 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
  Florida 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
  Colorado 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (4%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (4%) -
Cayman Islands 1 (7%) 90M (100%) 1 (4%) 90M (74%)
Australia - - 1 (4%) 32M (26%)
Domestic 13 (93%) - 24 (92%) -
Cross-border 1 (7%) 90M (100%) 2 (8%) 122M (100%)
Total 14 $90M 26 $122M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 6 (43%) - 10 (38%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (36%) 90M (100%) 9 (35%) 90M (74%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (7%) - 2 (8%) 32M (26%)
Consolidation - - 1 (4%) -
PIPE - - 1 (4%) -
Recapitalization 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (4%) -
Venture 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 14 $90M 26 $122M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (33%) -
Recapitalization 2 (22%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (22%) -
IPO 1 (11%) 65M (100%)
Unknown 1 (11%) -
Total 9 $65M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $122M
TOTAL $122M
Largest WestStar TV Ltd.
$90M (2012-09-26)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $65M
TOTAL $65M
Largest Royal Wolf Holdings Ltd.
$65M (2011-06-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
63%
5 63%
Strategic(s)
38%
3 38%

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