Blackford Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Blackford Capital has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Blackford Capital’s most common sectors for investment aremanufacturing (18%) and business services (11%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (61%) and growth capital (29%). In total, Blackford Capital has invested in 12 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Blackford Capital has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (39%). Blackford Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2022 when it sold Quality Aluminum Products for $54M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity46
    • M&A Buy Activity28
    • M&A Sell Activity18
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 3

Blackford Capital

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: Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, E-Commerce, Electrical Equipment, Engineering, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Plastics

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 20 200
Target EBITDA 3 20
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 21 - 2 3 2 - 28
Sell (1.6/yr) # 10 1 1 6 - - 18
vol $54M $54M
  46

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
LTD Online Stores, Inc. 2023-12-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Diego, California · www.ltdonlinestores.com
Paciv, Inc. 2023-06-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Juan, Puerto Rico · www.paciv.com
Artificial Turf Supply 2022-11-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Carlsbad, California · www.artificialturfsupply.com
Starfire Acquisition LLC 2022-11-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Temecula, California · www.starfiredirect.com
ID Collaborative, Inc. 2022-10-04 - Merger
Greensboro, North Carolina · www.idc.biz
Design Environments 2022-10-04 - Consolidation
Marietta, Georgia · www.designenvironments.com
Quality Aluminum Products, Inc. 2022-08-23 54M USD Trade Sale
Flat Rock, Michigan · www.qualityaluminum.com
Grand Equipment Co. 2022-06-16 - Secondary Sale
Hudsonville, Michigan · www.grandequipment.com
Online Tech Stores LLC 2022-06-13 - Trade Sale
Reno, Nevada · www.supplieswholesalers.com
Hall Research Technologies LLC 2022-04-13 - Secondary Sale
Coppell, Texas · www.halltechav.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Design Environments 2022-10-04 ID Collaborative, Inc. 2022-10-04 2
Marietta, Georgia · www.designenvironments.com Greensboro, North Carolina · www.idc.biz

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 2 (22%) - 5 (18%) -
Business Services - - 3 (11%) -
Distribution - - 2 (7%) -
Plastics 1 (11%) - 2 (7%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) -
Construction - - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Products 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
E-Commerce 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Electronics - - 1 (4%) -
Engineering 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Food - - 1 (4%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (4%) -
Machinery 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Medical Products 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Publishing - - 1 (4%) -
Retail 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (4%) -
Transportation - - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 - 28 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (89%) - 27 (96%) -
  Michigan 3 (33%) - 8 (29%) -
  California 3 (33%) - 6 (21%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (11%) - 2 (7%) -
  North Carolina - - 2 (7%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (7%) -
  Georgia 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
  Washington - - 1 (4%) -
  Texas - - 1 (4%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (4%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (4%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (4%) -
  Florida - - 1 (4%) -
Puerto Rico 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 8 (89%) - 27 (96%) -
Cross-border 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 - 28 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (56%) - 17 (61%) -
Growth Capital 3 (33%) - 8 (29%) -
Consolidation 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (4%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 - 28 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (33%) -
Trade Sale 6 (33%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (17%) 54M (100%)
Merger 3 (17%) -
Total 18 $54M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Stout Risius Ross LLC
1
Aleutian Capital Partners LLC (dba Aleutian Capital Group)
1
Legal Deals
Varnum
6

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $54M
TOTAL $54M
Largest Quality Aluminum Products, Inc.
$54M (2022-08-23)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
4%
1 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
22%
4 (22%)
Strategic(s)
56%
10 (56%)

FAQ

When was Blackford Capital founded?

Blackford Capital was founded in 2000.

What type of investor is Blackford Capital?

Blackford Capital is a private equity firm.

Where is Blackford Capital headquartered?

Blackford Capital is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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