BlackRock Capital Investment Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Business Development Company Profile

In the last 3 years, BlackRock Capital Investment has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

BlackRock Capital Investment’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (13%) and information technology (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (35%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (22%). In total, BlackRock Capital Investment has invested in 18 US states and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired LegalShield for $650M.

In the last 3 years, BlackRock Capital Investment has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%). BlackRock Capital Investment’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Penton Media for $1.6B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity52
    • M&A Buy Activity32
    • M&A Sell Activity20
  • Total Sectors Invested 19
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 40
  • M&A Advisors 3

BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation

40 East 52nd Street,
New York, New York 10022
United States
(212) 810-5800
www.blackrockbkcc.com

BlackRock Capital Investment is a publicly traded business development company (BDC) that provides middle-market companies with a variety of financing solutions. This includes senior and junior secured, unsecured and subordinated debt securities and loans, as well as equity. BlackRock Capital targets profitable companies with strong management and defensible market positions that may be underserved by traditional lending sources. The Firm looks to commit $10 to $50 million in businesses generating $10 to $50 million of EBITDA. BlackRock was formed in 2005 by BlackRock and Kelso & Company. The Firm has offices in New York City and Chicago.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Defense, Education, Environmental, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Oil/Gas Exploration, Plastics, Publishing, Retail, Safety/Security, Software

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 10 50
Investment Size 10 50
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 23 1 2 4 1 1 32
vol $930M $400M $1.3B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 14 1 4 - - 1 20
vol $1.7B $1.7B
  52

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Transaction Data Systems, Inc. 2021-05-17 - Secondary Buyout
Orlando, Florida · www.rx30.com
Innovasium Red Apple Stores, Inc. 2021-05-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Mississauga, Ontario · www.redapplestores.com
SambaNova Systems 2020-02-25 - Venture
Palo Alto, California · www.sambanova.ai
Kellas Midstream Ltd. 2019-11-10 - Secondary Buyout
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.kellasmidstream.com
General Electric Co.- Solar Business 2019-07-17 - Divestiture
Fairfield, Connecticut
ADNOC Oil Pipelines 2019-06-24 - Stake Purchase
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Morae Global Corp. 2019-05-30 - Growth Capital
Houston, Texas · www.moraeglobal.com
Gastar Exploration, Inc. 2018-10-29 - Bankruptcy
Houston, Texas · www.gastar.com
American Piping Products, Inc. 2018-09-17 - Secondary Buyout
Chesterfield, Missouri · www.amerpipe.com
Trustly Group AB 2018-03-14 - Secondary Buyout
Stockholm, Sweden · www.trustly.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Higginbotham Insurance Agency, Inc. 2009-12-01 Extraco Banks - Extraco Insurance 2019-06-17 4
Fort Worth, Texas · www.higginbotham.net Waco, Texas
Higginbotham Insurance Agency, Inc. 2009-12-01 Hilb Group of Texas LLC 2017-05-11 3
Fort Worth, Texas · www.higginbotham.net Spring, Texas
Higginbotham Insurance Agency, Inc. 2009-12-01 Willis of Texas San Antonio, McAllen, Victoria and Tyler 2014-07-03 2
Fort Worth, Texas · www.higginbotham.net , Texas

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 1 (7%) - 4 (13%) 650M (49%)
Information Technology 1 (7%) - 3 (9%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (13%) 400M (93%) 2 (6%) 400M (30%)
Publishing - - 2 (6%) 250M (19%)
Distribution 1 (7%) 30M (7%) 2 (6%) 30M (2%)
Consumer Products 1 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
Consumer Services - - 2 (6%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (6%) -
Retail 1 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
Software 1 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
Building Materials 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Insurance 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) -
Total 15 $430M 32 $1.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (67%) 430M (100%) 26 (81%) 1.3B (100%)
  California 2 (13%) - 3 (9%) -
  Texas 2 (13%) - 3 (9%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 3 (9%) -
  New York - - 2 (6%) 250M (19%)
  Tennessee - - 2 (6%) -
  Virginia 1 (7%) 400M (93%) 1 (3%) 400M (30%)
  West Virginia 1 (7%) 30M (7%) 1 (3%) 30M (2%)
  Georgia 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Florida 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Connecticut 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Ohio 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (3%) 650M (49%)
  Colorado - - 1 (3%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (3%) -
  Washington - - 1 (3%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (3%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (3%) -
Canada 1 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
  Ontario 1 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
United Kingdom 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Mexico 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Sweden 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
United Arab Emirates 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 10 (67%) 430M (100%) 26 (81%) 1.3B (100%)
Cross-border 5 (33%) - 6 (19%) -
Total 15 $430M 32 $1.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 6 (40%) 400M (93%) 11 (34%) 400M (30%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (7%) - 7 (22%) 250M (19%)
Growth Capital 3 (20%) 30M (7%) 5 (16%) 30M (2%)
Divestiture 1 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
Recapitalization - - 2 (6%) -
Venture 2 (13%) - 2 (6%) -
Going Private - - 1 (3%) 650M (49%)
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 15 $430M 32 $1.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 11 (55%) 110M (7%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (15%) 1.6B (93%)
Trade Sale 2 (10%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (5%) -
IPO 1 (5%) -
Recapitalization 1 (5%) -
Sold to Existing Investors 1 (5%) -
Total 20 $1.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Keval Health LLC
1
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
1
Herbert Smith Freehills
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.3B
< $100M 1 $30M
TOTAL $1.3B
Largest LegalShield
$650M (2011-06-30)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.6B
$100M to $1B 1 $110M
TOTAL $1.7B
Largest Penton Media, Inc.
$1.6B (2016-09-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
34%
11 (34%)
Strategic(s)
6%
2 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
60%
12 (60%)
Strategic(s)
30%
6 (30%)

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