Brass Ring Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

Brass Ring Capital’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (10%) and chemicals (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include recapitalization (70%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (20%). In total, Brass Ring Capital has invested in 5 US states.

In the last 3 years, Brass Ring Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (45%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity19
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

Brass Ring Capital

Brass Ring Capital, Inc.

301 Carlson Parkway, Suite 265,
Minnetonka, Minnesota 55305
United States
(952) 473-2710
www.brassringcapital.com
wlg@brassringcapital.com

Brass Ring Capital is a private investment firm focused on small company investments in the upper Midwest US. Brass Ring looks for profitable companies generating revenues of $5 to $50 million and EBITDA of $1 to $5 million. Sectors of interest include business services and manufacturing. Brass Ring's investment horizon is between four and five years. Brass Ring will not invest in companies requiring major restructuring or investment in technology. Brass Ring Capital is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Education, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Manufacturing, Marketing, Publishing, Utilities

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 50
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 1 5
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 10 - - - - - 10
Sell (0.6/yr) # 6 - 1 1 1 - 9
  19

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Creative Learning Systems LLC 2023-12-12 - Recapitalization
Longmont, Colorado · www.creativelearningsystems.com
Portu Sunberg LLC 2022-02-09 - Merger
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.portusunberg.com
RIE Coatings LLC 2021-01-01 - Secondary Sale
Eden Valley, Minnesota · www.riecoatings.com
ARCXIS 2019-09-06 - Secondary Sale
Houston, Texas · www.arcxis.com
Classic Brands LLC 2019-03-22 - Secondary Sale
Denver, Colorado · www.classicbrands.net
Creative Learning Systems LLC 2017-05-02 - Recapitalization
Longmont, Colorado · www.creativelearningsystems.com
Nationwide Learning LLC 2015-07-01 - Unknown
Topeka, Kansas · www.nationwide-learning.com
Classic Brands LLC 2015-06-01 - Divestiture
Denver, Colorado · www.classicbrands.net
RIE Coatings LLC 2015-01-01 - Recapitalization
Eden Valley, Minnesota · www.riecoatings.com
American Finishing Resources LLC 2014-11-10 - Trade Sale
Chilton, Wisconsin · www.afrnow.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services - - 1 (10%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (10%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (10%) -
Education - - 1 (10%) -
Electronics - - 1 (10%) -
Engineering - - 1 (10%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (10%) -
Marketing - - 1 (10%) -
Publishing - - 1 (10%) -
Utilities - - 1 (10%) -
Total - - 10 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 10 (100%) -
  Wisconsin - - 3 (30%) -
  Minnesota - - 3 (30%) -
  Colorado - - 2 (20%) -
  Texas - - 1 (10%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (10%) -
Total - - 10 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Recapitalization - - 7 (70%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 2 (20%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (10%) -
Total - - 10 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (44%) -
Trade Sale 2 (22%) -
Merger 1 (11%) -
Recapitalization 1 (11%) -
Unknown 1 (11%) -
Total 9 -

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
10%
1 (10%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
56%
5 (56%)
Strategic(s)
33%
3 (33%)

FAQ

When was Brass Ring Capital founded?

Brass Ring Capital was founded in 2004.

What type of investor is Brass Ring Capital?

Brass Ring Capital is a private equity firm.

Where is Brass Ring Capital headquartered?

Brass Ring Capital is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

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