Blue Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Blue Equity has acquired 3 companies.

Blue Equity’s most common sectors for investment are beverages (25%) and media (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (42%) and divestiture (25%). In total, Blue Equity has invested in 4 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired Globecomm Systems for $340M.

In the last 3 years, Blue Equity has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (75%). Blue Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Globecomm Systems for $340M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity19
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9

Blue Equity

101 South Fifth Street, Suite 3800,
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
United States
(502) 589-8181
www.blueequity.com
info@blueequity.com

Blue Equity is a Southern-US based private equity firm focused on a variety of business transactions as well as real estate investments. The Firm will consider opportunities across all company stages, from startups to recapitalizations. Blue Equity typically looks for situations with experienced management, and depending on the situation, can be minimal or more active investor. Blue Equity was formed in 2004 and is based in Louisville, Kentucky and also has office in Miami, Florida.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Communications, Defense, Distribution, Education, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Internet Software and Services, Media, Oil/Gas Exploration, Publishing, Real Estate, Staffing

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

Geographic Preferences: South US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 0 50
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 8 - 3 - - - 11
Sell (0.4/yr) # 6 1 1 - - - 8
vol $340M $340M
  19

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Napoli Management Group 2017-12-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Beverly Hills, California · www.tvtalent.com
Liquor Barn 2017-11-20 - Divestiture
Louisville, Kentucky · www.liquorbarn.com
Two Twelve Management 2017-09-19 - Divestiture
New York, New York · www.twotwelve.com
Globecomm Systems, Inc. 2017-08-09 - Secondary Buyout
Hauppauge, New York · www.globecommsystems.com
The Voice-Tribune 2016-07-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Louisville, Kentucky · www.voice-tribune.com
MAXX Sports & Entertainment, Inc. 2015-11-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New York, New York · www.maxxtalent.com
Party Mart 2015-01-01 - Growth Capital
Louisville, Kentucky · www.partymartstores.com
Globecomm Systems, Inc. 2013-08-26 340M USD Going Private
Hauppauge, New York · www.globecommsystems.com
Louisville Distilling Co. LLC ( Angel’s Envy ) 2013-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Louisville, Kentucky · www.angelsenvy.com
The Antilles Group Ltd. 2013-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Kingston, Jamaica · www.theantillesgroup.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Gilford•Johnson Flooring 2013-01-01 Mastercraft Flooring Distributors, Inc. 2017-10-25 1
Jeffersonville, Indiana · www.gilfordjohnson.com Opa-locka, Florida · www.mastercraftfd.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Beverages 3 (38%) - 3 (25%) -
Media 2 (25%) - 3 (25%) -
Communications - - 2 (17%) 340M (100%)
Building Materials 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Business Services 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Distribution - - 1 (8%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 8 - 12 $340M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (100%) - 11 (92%) 340M (100%)
  New York 3 (38%) - 5 (42%) 340M (100%)
  Kentucky 3 (38%) - 4 (33%) -
  Indiana 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
  California 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Jamaica - - 1 (8%) -
Domestic 8 (100%) - 11 (92%) 340M (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (8%) -
Total 8 - 12 $340M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (50%) - 5 (42%) -
Divestiture 2 (25%) - 3 (25%) -
Going Private - - 1 (8%) 340M (100%)
Growth Capital 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
PIPE - - 1 (8%) -
Venture 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 8 - 12 $340M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (38%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (38%) -
1 (13%) 340M (100%)
Secondary Sale 1 (13%) -
Total 8 $340M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $340M
TOTAL $340M
Largest Globecomm Systems, Inc.
$340M (2013-08-26)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $340M
TOTAL $340M
Largest Globecomm Systems, Inc.
$340M (2013-08-26)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
3 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
25%
2 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
6 75%

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