Blum Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Blum Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are electronics (34%) and real estate (34%). The Firm’s most common investment types include going private (67%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%). In total, Blum Capital Partners has invested in 3 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired Payless Shoesource for $2.0B.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (34%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity6
    • M&A Buy Activity3
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 1

Blum Capital Partners L.P.

909 Montgomery Street,
San Francisco, California 94133
United States
(415) 434-1111
www.blumcapital.com
info@blumcapital.com

Blum Capital Partners is an investment firm that seeks minority and control investments in public and private transactions. The firm focuses on small and mid-capitalization companies when considering opportunities. Blum looks to invest in diverse market environments, and typically concentrates on four to six investments per year. Blum Capital Partners was founded in 1975 and is based in San Francisco, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Technology Hardware

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 - -
Investment Size 10 30
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $2.8B $2.8B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 - 1 - - - 3
  6

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Payless Shoesource, Inc. 2017-04-03 - Bankruptcy
Topeka, Kansas · www.payless.com
Suntron Corp. 2013-06-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Phoenix, Arizona · www.suntroncorp.com
Payless Shoesource, Inc. 2012-05-01 2.0B USD Going Private
Topeka, Kansas · www.payless.com
CBRE Group, Inc. 2004-06-10 - IPO
Los Angeles, California · www.cbre.com
CBRE Group, Inc. 2001-02-26 750M USD Going Private
Los Angeles, California · www.cbre.com
Suntron Corp. 2000-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Phoenix, Arizona · www.suntroncorp.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail - - 1 (33%) 2.0B (73%)
Real Estate - - 1 (33%) 750M (27%)
Electronics - - 1 (33%) -
Total - - 3 $2.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 3 (100%) 2.8B (100%)
  Kansas - - 1 (33%) 2.0B (73%)
  California - - 1 (33%) 750M (27%)
  Arizona - - 1 (33%) -
Total - - 3 $2.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Going Private - - 2 (67%) 2.8B (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (33%) -
Total - - 3 $2.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Bankruptcy 1 (33%) -
IPO 1 (33%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (33%) -
Total 3 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.0B
$100M to $1B 1 $750M
TOTAL $2.8B
Largest Payless Shoesource, Inc.
$2.0B (2012-05-01)

M&A Connections

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

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