Brass Ring Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Brass Ring Capital has acquired 1 company.

Brass Ring Capital’s most common sectors for investment are business 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 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity16
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

Brass Ring Capital, Inc.

301 Carlson Parkway, Suite 265,
Minnetonka, Minnesota 55305
United States,
(952)473-2710
www.brassringcapital.com
djr@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 has offices in Minnetonka, Minnesota and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Manufacturing, Publishing

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

Geographic Preferences: Midwest 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 9 - 1 - - - 10
Sell (0.4/yr) # 4 - - - 2 - 6
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
DPIS Engineering LLC 2019-09-06 - Secondary Buyout
Tomball, Texas · www.dpis.com
Classic Brands LLC 2019-03-22 - Secondary Buyout
Denver, Colorado · www.classicbrands.net
Creative Learning Systems 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 - Add-on Acquisition
Chilton, Wisconsin · www.afrnow.com
DPIS Engineering LLC 2014-11-01 - Recapitalization
Tomball, Texas · www.dpis.com
Portu-Sunberg Marketing LLC 2012-12-01 - Recapitalization
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.portu-sunberg.com
IGCTechnologies LLC 2011-09-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.igctechnologies.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services - - 1 (10%) -
Chemicals 1 (33%) - 1 (10%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (10%) -
Education 1 (33%) - 1 (10%) -
Electronics - - 1 (10%) -
Engineering - - 1 (10%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (10%) -
Marketing 1 (33%) - 1 (10%) -
Publishing - - 1 (10%) -
Utilities - - 1 (10%) -
Total 3 - 10 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (100%) - 10 (100%) -
  Minnesota 2 (67%) - 3 (30%) -
  Wisconsin - - 3 (30%) -
  Colorado 1 (33%) - 2 (20%) -
  Texas - - 1 (10%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (10%) -
Total 3 - 10 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Recapitalization 3 (100%) - 7 (70%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 2 (20%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (10%) -
Total 3 - 10 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 3 (50%) -
Trade Sale 2 (33%) -
Unknown 1 (17%) -
Total 6 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
67%
4 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
2 33%