Brazos Private Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Brazos Private Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are distribution (14%) and manufacturing (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (64%) and secondary buyout (17%). In total, Brazos Private Equity Partners has invested in 13 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2002 when it acquired National Surgical Care for $75M.

In the last 3 years, Brazos Private Equity Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (42%). Brazos Private Equity Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Healthcare Solutions for $405M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity54
    • M&A Buy Activity30
    • M&A Sell Activity24
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 23
  • M&A Advisors 3

Brazos Private Equity Partners LLC

100 Crescent Court, Suite 1777,
Dallas, Texas 75201
United States
(214) 756-6500
www.brazosinv.com
gaskew@brazospartners.com

Brazos Private Equity Partners LLC is a private investment firm that specializes in recapitalizations of family owned businesses, CEO led buy-and-build situations, non-core divestitures, and small cap take privates. Target companies generally have growing free cash-flow, sustainable competitive advantages, and a leading market position. Brazos looks to invest up to $100 million in companies with annual revenues between $25 and $250 million. Brazos primarily invests in consumer and business services, consumer products, restaurants and specialty retail, distribution, healthcare services, financial services, insurance, and manufacturing. Brazos targets opportunities located throughout the United States, with a particular emphasis on Texas and the Southwest US. Brazos was formed in 1999 and is based in Dallas, Texas.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Infrastructure, Insurance, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 25 250
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 25 100
Enterprise Value 50 500
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 30 - - - - - 30
vol $75M $75M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 20 2 - 2 - - 24
vol $595M $595M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
BlackHawk Industrial Distribution, Inc. 2018-09-17 - Secondary Buyout
Tulsa, Oklahoma · www.bhid.com
European Wax Center, Inc. 2018-08-21 - Secondary Buyout
Aventura, Florida · www.waxcenter.com
Ennis-Flint, Inc. 2016-06-13 - Secondary Buyout
Thomasville, North Carolina · www.ennisflint.com
Southern Tide LLC 2016-04-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Greenville, South Carolina · www.southerntide.com
Vision Source LP 2015-07-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Kingwood, Texas · www.visionsource.com
Golden County Foods, Inc. 2015-05-15 - Bankruptcy
Plover, Wisconsin · www.goldencountyfoods.com
Healthcare Solutions 2015-02-26 405M USD Add-on Acquisition
Duluth, Georgia · www.healthcaresolutions.com
Impact Confections, Inc. 2014-11-01 - Secondary Buyout
Janesville, Wisconsin · www.impactconfections.com
Eberle Design, Inc. 2013-08-27 - Secondary Buyout
Phoenix, Arizona · www.editraffic.com
Southern Tide LLC 2013-08-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Greenville, South Carolina · www.southerntide.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
The Winebow Group 2012-01-09 The Winebow Group - Wholesale Operations 2019-03-28 1
Glen Allen, Virginia · www.winebow.com , Massachusetts
The Winebow Group 2012-01-09 The Henry Wine Group 2016-08-01 4
Glen Allen, Virginia · www.winebow.com Benicia, California · www.henrywinegroup.com
The Winebow Group 2012-01-09 Noble Wines Ltd. 2015-11-04 3
Glen Allen, Virginia · www.winebow.com Seattle, Washington · www.noblewinesltd.com
The Winebow Group 2012-01-09 Grape Beginnings, Inc. 2015-09-01 2
Glen Allen, Virginia · www.winebow.com Minnetonka, Minnesota · www.grapebeginnings.org
The Winebow Group 2012-01-09 The Country Vintner, Inc. 2014-07-01 1
Glen Allen, Virginia · www.winebow.com Ashland, Virginia · www.countryvintner.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Distribution 1 (20%) - 4 (13%) -
Manufacturing 1 (20%) - 4 (13%) -
Healthcare Services - - 3 (10%) 75M (100%)
Food - - 3 (10%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 2 (7%) -
Business Services 1 (20%) - 2 (7%) -
Financial Services 2 (40%) - 2 (7%) -
Automotive - - 1 (3%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (3%) -
Infrastructure - - 1 (3%) -
Insurance - - 1 (3%) -
Machinery - - 1 (3%) -
Marketing - - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (3%) -
Transportation - - 1 (3%) -
Total 5 - 30 $75M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 5 (100%) - 30 (100%) 75M (100%)
  Texas 2 (40%) - 13 (43%) 75M (100%)
  North Carolina - - 3 (10%) -
  Wisconsin - - 2 (7%) -
  Michigan - - 2 (7%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (7%) -
  Virginia 1 (20%) - 1 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (20%) - 1 (3%) -
  Arizona 1 (20%) - 1 (3%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (3%) -
  New York - - 1 (3%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (3%) -
  Florida - - 1 (3%) -
Total 5 - 30 $75M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (60%) - 19 (63%) 75M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (40%) - 5 (17%) -
Consolidation - - 2 (7%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (3%) -
Total 5 - 30 $75M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 9 (38%) 16M (3%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (25%) 579M (97%)
Bankruptcy 4 (17%) -
Trade Sale 4 (17%) -
Merger 1 (4%) -
Total 24 $595M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Building Industry Advisors LLC
2
Houlihan Lokey
1
Legal Deals
Haynes and Boone LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $75M
TOTAL $75M
Largest National Surgical Care, Inc.
$75M (2002-09-19)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $579M
< $100M 1 $16M
TOTAL $595M
Largest Healthcare Solutions
$405M (2015-02-26)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
88%
7 88%
Strategic(s)
13%
1 13%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
10 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
10 50%

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