Brentwood Associates Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Brentwood Associates has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Brentwood Associates’ most common sectors for investment arerestaurants (18%) and retail (18%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (33%) and growth capital (24%). In total, Brentwood Associates has invested in 20 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 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%). 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 Activity74
    • M&A Buy Activity46
    • M&A Sell Activity28
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 27
  • 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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 37 3 2 - 2 2 46
vol $444M $444M
Sell (1.2/yr) # 22 1 3 - 1 1 28
vol $315M $315M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Hissho International LLC 2022-05-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.hisshosushi.com
Pacifica Beauty LLC 2022-01-28 - Secondary Buyout
Carpinteria, California · www.pacificabeauty.com
MD Now Medical Centers, Inc. 2022-01-04 - Add-on Acquisition
West Palm Beach, Florida · www.mymdnow.com
SAXX Underwear Co. Ltd. 2021-08-25 - Secondary Buyout
Vancouver, British Columbia · www.saxxunderwear.com
Quorum Health Resources LLC 2021-06-01 - Divestiture
Brentwood, Tennessee · www.qhr.com
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
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Excelligence Learning Corp. 2015-01-07 ChildCare Education Institute 2022-09-20 1
Monterey, California · www.excelligencelearning.com Duluth, Georgia · www.cceionline.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Restaurants 7 (32%) - 8 (17%) -
Retail 4 (18%) - 8 (17%) -
Consumer Products 1 (5%) - 5 (11%) 215M (48%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (5%) - 4 (9%) 180M (41%)
Franchising 1 (5%) - 3 (7%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (9%) - 3 (7%) -
Information Technology 1 (5%) - 3 (7%) -
Consumer Services 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) 49M (11%)
Marketing 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Publishing 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Automotive - - 1 (2%) -
Beverages 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Distribution - - 1 (2%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (2%) -
Total 22 - 46 $444M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 21 (100%) - 42 (93%) 444M (100%)
  California 7 (33%) - 10 (22%) 49M (11%)
  Texas 2 (10%) - 4 (9%) -
  Colorado 3 (14%) - 3 (7%) -
  Florida 2 (10%) - 3 (7%) -
  Illinois - - 3 (7%) 215M (48%)
  Missouri 2 (10%) - 2 (4%) -
  Tennessee 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Arizona 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Washington - - 2 (4%) -
  North Carolina 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Virginia 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (2%) 180M (41%)
  Rhode Island - - 1 (2%) -
  New York - - 1 (2%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (2%) -
  Nebraska - - 1 (2%) -
  Hawaii - - 1 (2%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Utah - - 1 (2%) -
Canada - - 2 (4%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (2%) -
  British Columbia - - 1 (2%) -
China - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 21 (100%) - 42 (93%) 444M (100%)
Cross-border - - 3 (7%) -
Total 21 - 45 $444M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (23%) - 15 (33%) 215M (48%)
Secondary Buyout 6 (27%) - 11 (24%) 180M (41%)
Growth Capital 7 (32%) - 11 (24%) -
Divestiture 2 (9%) - 4 (9%) 49M (11%)
Recapitalization 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (4%) -
Venture 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 22 - 46 $444M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 9 (32%) 60M (19%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (29%) 255M (81%)
Trade Sale 3 (11%) -
Unknown 3 (11%) -
IPO 2 (7%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (4%) -
Merger 1 (4%) -
Recapitalization 1 (4%) -
Total 28 $315M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
1
Financo LLC
1
North Point Advisors LLC
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
7
Burr & Forman LLP
7
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%
9 (20%)
Strategic(s)
4%
2 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
36%
10 (36%)
Strategic(s)
43%
12 (43%)

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