Blackbird Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Blackbird Group’s most common sectors for investment are automotive (25%) and diversified (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and divestiture (25%). In total, Blackbird Group has invested in 3 US states.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity5
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Blackbird Group is a private equity firm focused on acquiring niche manufacturing and business services companies valued up to $200 million. The Firm prefers businesses with defensible market positions and steady earnings and will consider companies operating in fragmented industries. Blackbird Group was formed in 2008 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Diversified, Machinery, Manufacturing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Merger

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - 200
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  5

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Hydroflo Pumps USA, Inc. 2012-10-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Fairview, Tennessee · www.hydroflopumps.com
AMS Automotive 2012-04-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Fenton, Missouri · www. amsautomotive .com
Baccara USA 2012-01-08 - Divestiture
Tucson, Arizona · www.baccarausa.com
Concise Fabricators 2011-05-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Tucson, Arizona · www.concisefab.com
Hydroflo Pumps USA, Inc. 2010-04-08 - Recapitalization
Fairview, Tennessee · www.hydroflopumps.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
AMS Automotive 2012-04-01 Inwood Automotive Products Co,Inc. 2012-12-31 2
Fenton, Missouri · www. amsautomotive .com Cincinnati, Ohio · www.inwoodauto.com
AMS Automotive 2012-04-01 Ovis Sales LP 2012-04-13 1
Fenton, Missouri · www. amsautomotive .com Fenton, Missouri

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Automotive 1 (33%) - 1 (25%) -
Diversified 1 (33%) - 1 (25%) -
Machinery - - 1 (25%) -
Manufacturing 1 (33%) - 1 (25%) -
Total 3 - 4 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (100%) - 4 (100%) -
  Arizona 2 (67%) - 2 (50%) -
  Missouri 1 (33%) - 1 (25%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (25%) -
Total 3 - 4 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (67%) - 2 (50%) -
Divestiture 1 (33%) - 1 (25%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (25%) -
Total 3 - 4 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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