Bison Capital Asset Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Asset Manager Profile

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

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 (54%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (22%). 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 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (36%). 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 Activity45
    • M&A Buy Activity32
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 1

Bison Capital Asset Management

Bison Capital Asset Management LLC

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 28 1 - 2 1 - 32
vol $32M $32M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 10 1 1 2 - - 14
vol $168M $360M $528M
  46

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. 2023-03-31 - Stake Purchase
Torrance, California · www.motorcarparts.com
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 Trade Sale
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 Sale
Irvine, California · www.sentineladvantage.com
Midwestern BioAg 2020-09-09 - Secondary Sale
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 Sale
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 2 (15%) - 4 (13%) -
Distribution - - 3 (9%) -
Transportation 1 (8%) - 3 (9%) -
Automotive 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Business Services 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Environmental 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Software 2 (15%) - 2 (6%) -
Packaging - - 1 (3%) 32M (100%)
Agriculture - - 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 13 - 32 $32M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 11 (85%) - 29 (91%) -
  California 6 (46%) - 16 (50%) -
  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%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (3%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
Germany 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Singapore 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Australia - - 1 (3%) 32M (100%)
Domestic 11 (85%) - 29 (91%) -
Cross-border 2 (15%) - 3 (9%) 32M (100%)
Total 13 - 32 $32M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 9 (69%) - 17 (53%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (8%) - 7 (22%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 3 (9%) 32M (100%)
Recapitalization 2 (15%) - 2 (6%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
PIPE - - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 - 32 $32M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (29%) -
Trade Sale 4 (29%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (14%) 360M (68%)
Recapitalization 2 (14%) 103M (19%)
IPO 1 (7%) 65M (12%)
SPAC 1 (7%) -
Total 14 $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)
9%
3 (9%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
43%
6 (43%)
Strategic(s)
36%
5 (36%)

FAQ

When was Bison Capital Asset Management founded?

Bison Capital Asset Management was founded in 2001.

What type of investor is Bison Capital Asset Management?

Bison Capital Asset Management is an asset manager.

Where is Bison Capital Asset Management headquartered?

Bison Capital Asset Management is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

How much capital does Bison Capital Asset Management have under management?

Bison Capital Asset Management has 10.0B USD under management.

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