Blackford Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Blackford Capital has invested in 3 companies.

Blackford Capital’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (23%) and business services (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (55%) and growth capital (37%). In total, Blackford Capital has invested in 10 US states.

In the last 3 years, Blackford Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity30
    • M&A Buy Activity22
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 3

Blackford Capital

190 Monroe Avenue NW, Suite 600,
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
United States
(616) 233-3161
www.blackfordcapital.com
info@blackfordcapital.com

Blackford Capital is a private investment firm that targets mature or growth-oriented manufacturing, distribution, and service companies located in North America. Specific areas of interest include paper; rubber and miscellaneous plastics; stone, clay, and glass products; primary metal industries; fabricated metal products; industrial machinery and equipment; and electronics and other electrical equipment. Blackford prefers situations where management is seeking to retire or exit. The Firm's target revenue range is between $20 and $100 million. Blackford Capital Partners was formed in 2000 and is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Construction, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Plastics, Publishing, Retail, Safety/Security, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 100
Target EBITDA 2 20
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 17 2 2 - - 1 22
Sell (0.6/yr) # 5 - - 2 1 - 8
  30

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Aqua-Leisure Industries, Inc. 2021-01-13 - Growth Capital
Avon, Massachusetts · www.aqualeisure.com
Ellison Bakery, Inc. 2020-08-14 - Secondary Buyout
Fort Wayne, Indiana · www.ebakery.com
Custom Profile, Inc. 2019-04-25 - Secondary Buyout
Grand, Michigan · www.custom-profile.com
Best Security Industries, Inc. 2019-03-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Delray Beach, Florida · www.bsi-eas.com
Hall Research 2018-09-18 - Growth Capital
Tustin, California · www.hallresearch.com
Online Tech Stores LLC 2018-02-12 - Growth Capital
Reno, Nevada · www.supplieswholesalers.com
Ellison Bakery, Inc. 2017-04-24 - Growth Capital
Fort Wayne, Indiana · www.ebakery.com
VIP Hospitality LLC 2017-03-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Addison, Illinois · www.vipffe.com
Davalor Mold Corp. 2016-08-15 - Growth Capital
Chesterfield, Michigan · www.davalor.com
Quality Aluminum Products, Inc. 2016-01-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Flat Rock, Michigan · www.qualityaluminum.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Grand Power Systems, Inc. 2014-03-17 Warner Power LLC 2016-02-08 1
Grand Haven, Michigan · www.gtipower.com Warner, New Hampshire

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 2 (14%) - 5 (23%) -
Business Services 2 (14%) - 3 (14%) -
Distribution 2 (14%) - 2 (9%) -
Building Materials 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Construction - - 1 (5%) -
Consumer Products 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Food - - 1 (5%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (5%) -
Medical Products 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Plastics 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Publishing 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (5%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 14 - 22 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 14 (100%) - 22 (100%) -
  Michigan 7 (50%) - 8 (36%) -
  California 2 (14%) - 4 (18%) -
  Illinois 2 (14%) - 2 (9%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (7%) - 2 (9%) -
  Nevada 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  Minnesota 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (5%) -
  Florida - - 1 (5%) -
  Washington - - 1 (5%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (5%) -
Total 14 - 22 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (43%) - 12 (55%) -
Growth Capital 7 (50%) - 8 (36%) -
Recapitalization 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (5%) -
Total 14 - 22 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (50%) -
Trade Sale 2 (25%) -
Merger 1 (13%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (13%) -
Total 8 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
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1
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1
Legal Deals
Varnum LLP
2

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
5%
1 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
25%
2 (25%)
Strategic(s)
25%
2 (25%)

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