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 1 other.

Bison Capital Asset Management’s most common sectors for investment are healthcare services (20%) and distribution (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (43%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (31%). 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 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (34%). Bison Capital Asset Management’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Twin Med for $103M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity35
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 22 2 1 - 1 - 26
vol $122M $122M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 6 - 1 1 1 - 9
vol $168M $168M
  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
BC2 Environmental LLC 2019-01-24 - Secondary Buyout
Orange, California · www.bc2env.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
Twin Med LLC 2017-12-04 - Secondary Buyout
Santa Fe Springs, California · www.tmedonline.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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 3 (23%) - 5 (19%) -
Distribution 1 (8%) - 3 (12%) -
Transportation 1 (8%) - 3 (12%) -
Consumer Services 2 (15%) 90M (100%) 2 (8%) 90M (74%)
Environmental 1 (8%) - 2 (8%) -
Software 2 (15%) - 2 (8%) -
Packaging - - 1 (4%) 32M (26%)
Agriculture - - 1 (4%) -
Automotive - - 1 (4%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) -
Electronics 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Life Science 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (4%) -
Semiconductors 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 13 $90M 26 $122M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 12 (92%) - 24 (92%) -
  California 5 (38%) - 12 (46%) -
  New Jersey 3 (23%) - 4 (15%) -
  New York - - 2 (8%) -
  Texas 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
  North Carolina 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
  Florida 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
  Colorado 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (4%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (4%) -
Cayman Islands 1 (8%) 90M (100%) 1 (4%) 90M (74%)
Australia - - 1 (4%) 32M (26%)
Domestic 12 (92%) - 24 (92%) -
Cross-border 1 (8%) 90M (100%) 2 (8%) 122M (100%)
Total 13 $90M 26 $122M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 7 (54%) - 11 (42%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (23%) 90M (100%) 8 (31%) 90M (74%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (8%) - 3 (12%) 32M (26%)
PIPE - - 1 (4%) -
Recapitalization 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (4%) -
Venture 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 13 $90M 26 $122M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 3 (33%) -
Trade Sale 3 (33%) -
Recapitalization 2 (22%) 103M (61%)
IPO 1 (11%) 65M (39%)
Total 9 $168M

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 to $1B 1 $103M
< $100M 1 $65M
TOTAL $168M
Largest Twin Med LLC
$103M (2007-06-25)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
12%
3 (12%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
56%
5 (56%)
Strategic(s)
33%
3 (33%)

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