Black Diamond Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

Black Diamond Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment areinsurance (50%) and chemicals (17%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and growth capital (17%). In total, Black Diamond Capital Partners has invested in 3 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2002 when it acquired Talbot Underwriting for $120M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (80%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10

Black Diamond Capital Partners

515 Congress Avenue, Suite 2220,
Austin, Texas 78701
United States
(512) 450-5000
www.blackdiamondpartners.com
jnovik@blackdiamondpartners.com

Black Diamond Capital Partners is a specialist private equity firm focused on the insurance sector. Black Diamond seeks insurance companies headquartered in the US and Bermuda with strong franchises, quality management, and low 'susceptibility to unusual charges'. The Firm will act as the lead investor or is willing to partner with other investors. Black Diamond was formed in 2005 and is based in Austin, Texas.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Insurance

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Special Situations/Distressed, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $120M $120M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 3 2 - - - - 5
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Prosperity Life Insurance Group LLC 2018-03-14 - Secondary Buyout
Roanoke, Virginia · www.prosperitylife.com
Shenandoah Life Insurance Co. 2018-03-01 - Unknown
Roanoke, Virginia · www.shenlife.com
Werner Co. 2017-05-15 - Secondary Buyout
Itasca, Illinois · www.wernerco.com
Tysers Insurance Brokers Limited 2015-08-05 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.tysers.com
Amerilife Group LLC 2015-06-05 - Secondary Buyout
Clearwater, Florida · www.amerilife.com
TFL Singapore Pte. Ltd. 2013-09-11 - Secondary Buyout
Singapore, Singapore · www.tfl.com
Shenandoah Life Insurance Co. 2012-05-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Roanoke, Virginia · www.shenlife.com
Amerilife Group LLC 2007-11-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Clearwater, Florida · www.amerilife.com
Werner Co. 2007-06-11 - Special Situations/Distressed
Itasca, Illinois · www.wernerco.com
Tysers Insurance Brokers Limited 2005-05-11 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.tysers.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Insurance - - 3 (50%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (17%) 120M (100%)
Chemicals 1 (100%) - 1 (17%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (17%) -
Total 1 - 6 $120M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 3 (50%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (17%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (17%) -
  Florida - - 1 (17%) -
United Kingdom - - 2 (33%) 120M (100%)
Singapore 1 (100%) - 1 (17%) -
Domestic - - 3 (50%) -
Cross-border 1 (100%) - 3 (50%) 120M (100%)
Total 1 - 6 $120M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 3 (50%) 120M (100%)
Growth Capital - - 1 (17%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (100%) - 1 (17%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (17%) -
Total 1 - 6 $120M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (80%) -
Unknown 1 (20%) -
Total 5 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $120M
TOTAL $120M
Largest Talbot Underwriting Ltd.
$120M (2002-02-20)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
17%
1 (17%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
80%
4 (80%)

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