Brentwood Associates Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Brentwood Associates has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Brentwood Associates’ most common sectors for investment are restaurants (22%) and retail (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (37%) and secondary buyout (25%). In total, Brentwood Associates has invested in 18 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 1998 when it acquired Bell Sports for $215M.

In the last 3 years, Brentwood Associates has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (36%). Brentwood Associates’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Allen Edmonds for $255M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity66
    • M&A Buy Activity41
    • M&A Sell Activity25
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20
  • M&A Advisors 10

Brentwood Associates

11150 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 1200,
Los Angeles, California 90025
United States
(310) 477-6611
www.brentwood.com
info@brentwood.com

Brentwood Associates is a private equity firm focused on long-term investments in middle-market growth companies. Brentwood typically targets investments in consumer-related businesses. Specific areas of interest include action sports/outdoor lifestyle products, business services, consumer products/services, direct marketing, distribution, education, health/wellness, marketing services, specialty media, specialty retail, and sporting goods. Brentwood's preferred equity investment size is $20 to $200 million. Brentwood Associates was formed in 1972 and is based in Los Angeles.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Distribution, Education, Food, Forest Products, Franchising, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Leisure, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Publishing, Restaurants, Retail

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 500
Target EBITDA - 50
Investment Size 20 200
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 32 3 3 2 - 1 41
vol $444M $444M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 20 1 1 3 - - 25
vol $315M $315M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Watermill Express LLC 2021-05-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Brighton, Colorado · www.watermillexpress.com
Credentials Solutions LLC 2019-12-10 - Merger
Deerfield, Illinois · www.credentialssolutions.net
SSRG Holdings LLC 2019-11-04 - Secondary Buyout
Auburn, Alabama · www.chickensaladchick.com
Marshall Retail Group 2019-10-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Las Vegas, Nevada · www.marshallretailgroup.com
Z Gallerie LLC 2019-03-11 - Bankruptcy
Gardena, California · www.zgallerie.com
Afterburn Holdings LLC 2019-01-11 - Growth Capital
Houston, Texas
Sundance Catalog Co. 2018-11-01 - Secondary Buyout
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.sundancecatalog.com
MD Now Urgent Care Centers 2018-08-02 - Secondary Buyout
West Palm Beach, Florida · www.mymdnow.com
Credentials Solutions LLC 2018-02-06 - Growth Capital
Deerfield, Illinois · www.credentialssolutions.net
Upward Projects LLC 2018-01-22 - Growth Capital
Phoenix, Arizona · www.upwardprojects.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Restaurants 7 (35%) - 9 (22%) -
Retail 4 (20%) - 8 (20%) -
Consumer Products - - 4 (10%) 215M (48%)
Apparel/Textiles 2 (10%) - 4 (10%) 180M (41%)
Consumer Services 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) 49M (11%)
Healthcare Services 2 (10%) - 2 (5%) -
Marketing 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Publishing 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Automotive - - 1 (2%) -
Beverages 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Distribution - - 1 (2%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (2%) -
Franchising - - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (2%) -
Total 20 - 41 $444M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 18 (95%) - 37 (93%) 444M (100%)
  California 6 (32%) - 9 (23%) 49M (11%)
  Texas 2 (11%) - 4 (10%) -
  Florida 3 (16%) - 3 (8%) -
  Colorado 3 (16%) - 3 (8%) -
  Illinois - - 3 (8%) 215M (48%)
  Arizona 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
  Washington - - 2 (5%) -
  Alabama 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Virginia 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Missouri 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (3%) 180M (41%)
  Hawaii - - 1 (3%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (3%) -
  Utah - - 1 (3%) -
  Rhode Island - - 1 (3%) -
  New York - - 1 (3%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (3%) -
  Nebraska - - 1 (3%) -
Canada 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
  British Columbia 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (3%) -
China - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 18 (95%) - 37 (93%) 444M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (5%) - 3 (8%) -
Total 19 - 40 $444M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (25%) - 15 (37%) 215M (48%)
Secondary Buyout 6 (30%) - 10 (24%) 180M (41%)
Growth Capital 7 (35%) - 9 (22%) -
Divestiture 1 (5%) - 3 (7%) 49M (11%)
Stake Purchase - - 2 (5%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (2%) -
Venture 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 20 - 41 $444M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (32%) 60M (19%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (24%) 255M (81%)
Trade Sale 3 (12%) -
Unknown 3 (12%) -
IPO 2 (8%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (4%) -
Merger 1 (4%) -
Recapitalization 1 (4%) -
Total 25 $315M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
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1
Financo LLC
1
North Point Advisors LLC
1
Legal Deals
Burr & Forman LLP
7
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
6
Greenberg Traurig LLP
5

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $395M
< $100M 1 $49M
TOTAL $444M
Largest Bell Sports, Inc.
$215M (1998-02-18)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $255M
< $100M 1 $60M
TOTAL $315M
Largest Allen Edmonds Corp.
$255M (2016-12-13)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
20%
8 (20%)
Strategic(s)
2%
1 (2%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
36%
9 (36%)
Strategic(s)
40%
10 (40%)

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