Black Canyon Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Black Canyon Capital’s most common sectors for investment are test/measurement equipment (29%) and electrical equipment (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) and recapitalization (29%). In total, Black Canyon Capital has invested in 6 US states.

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (67%). Black Canyon Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Archway Marketing Services for $300M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity13
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 3

Black Canyon Capital

2000 Avenue of the Stars, 11th Floor,
Los Angeles, California 90067
United States
(310) 272-1800
www.blackcanyoncapital.com
mhooks@blackcanyoncapital.com

Black Canyon is a private investment firm that targets both equity and debt/mezzanine related investments in middle-market companies. Sectors of interest include business services, consumer products, financial services, industrial/niche manufacturing, healthcare, media, restaurants, and retail. Black Canyon's target investment size is $25 to $50 million in businesses with at least $5 million of EBITDA. Prospective investment situations can include leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, recapitalizations/refinancings, and growth/acquisition financings. Black Canyon Capital was formed in 2004 and is based in Los Angeles.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Electrical Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Marketing, Media, Restaurants, Retail, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Acquisition Financing, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 5 -
Investment Size 25 50
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
Sell (0.2/yr) # 5 - 1 - - - 6
vol $300M $300M
  13

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Jefferson Dental Clinics 2017-04-10 - Secondary Buyout
Dallas, Texas · www.jdcweb.com
The TASI Group 2014-06-17 - Secondary Buyout
Harrison, Ohio · www.tasigroup.com
Archway Marketing Services, Inc. 2012-07-09 300M USD Secondary Buyout
Rogers, Minnesota · www.archway.com
Switchcraft, Inc. 2011-11-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.switchcraft.com
Logan's Roadhouse, Inc. 2010-10-06 - Secondary Buyout
Nashville, Tennessee · www.logansroadhouse.com
Jefferson Dental Clinics 2009-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Dallas, Texas · www.jdcweb.com
Virgin America, Inc. 2009-03-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Burlingame, California · www.virginamerica.com
Archway Marketing Services, Inc. 2008-11-01 - Divestiture
Rogers, Minnesota · www.archway.com
Saunders & Associates, Inc. 2008-05-12 - Recapitalization
Phoenix, Arizona · www.saunders-assoc.com
The TASI Group 2007-05-31 - Recapitalization
Harrison, Ohio · www.tasigroup.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (50%) - 2 (29%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (14%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (14%) -
Marine 1 (50%) - 1 (14%) -
Marketing - - 1 (14%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (14%) -
Total 2 - 7 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) - 7 (100%) -
  Tennessee 1 (50%) - 2 (29%) -
  Arizona 1 (50%) - 1 (14%) -
  Texas - - 1 (14%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (14%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (14%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (14%) -
Total 2 - 7 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (50%) - 3 (43%) -
Recapitalization 1 (50%) - 2 (29%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (14%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (14%) -
Total 2 - 7 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (67%) 300M (100%)
Trade Sale 1 (17%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (17%) -
Total 6 $300M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
1
North Point Advisors LLC
1
Legal Deals
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $300M
TOTAL $300M
Largest Archway Marketing Services, Inc.
$300M (2012-07-09)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
75%
6 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
2 25%

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