BRS Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, BRS has acquired 3 companies.

BRS’s most common sectors for investment arerestaurants (24%) and consumer products (18%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (41%) and recapitalization (18%). In total, BRS has invested in 22 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 1998 when it acquired Alliance Laundry Systems for $358M.

In the last 3 years, BRS has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (35%). BRS’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold Doane Pet Care Enterprises for $840M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity81
    • M&A Buy Activity46
    • M&A Sell Activity35
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 26
  • M&A Advisors 7

BRS

Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., Inc.

126 East 56th Street, 29th Floor,
New York, New York 10022
United States
(212) 521-3700
www.brs.com
info@brs.com

BRS is a private equity investment firm that specializes in management buyouts and recapitalizations of middle-market companies with strong market positions and growth potential. Broad areas of interest include consumer products, consumer services, food/nutrition, restaurants, retail, and distribution. BRS looks to commit $10 to $25 million per transaction. BRS was formed in 1995 and is based in New York, New York.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, Food, Healthcare Services, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Restaurants, Retail, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Acquisition Financing, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 1 25
Investment Size 10 25
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 43 - 2 1 - - 46
vol $969M $969M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 32 1 1 - - 1 35
vol $3.1B $3.1B
  81

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Organika Health Products, Inc. 2024-05-21 - Sold to Management
Richmond, British Columbia · www.organika.com
Tumble 22 Holdings LLC 2022-10-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Austin, Texas · www.tumble22.com
Tolemar LLC 2021-10-20 - Secondary Buyout
Huntington Beach, California · www.tolemar.com
Shearwater Research, Inc. 2021-04-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Richmond, British Columbia · www.shearwater.com
DTLR, Inc. 2021-02-01 - Trade Sale
Hanover, Maryland · www.dtlr.com
Simpson Performance Products, Inc. 2020-11-19 - Unknown
New Braunfels, Texas · www.simpsonraceproducts.com
2nd Ave Thrift Superstores 2019-09-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Laurel, Maryland · www.2ndavestores.com
Canada Pooch Ltd. 2019-04-17 - Growth Capital
Toronto, Ontario · www.canadapooch.com
Organika Health Products, Inc. 2019-03-01 - Growth Capital
Richmond, British Columbia · www.organika.com
InMotion Entertainment Group LLC 2018-10-30 - Trade Sale
Jacksonville, Florida · www.inmotionstores.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Restaurants 2 (22%) - 11 (23%) 123M (10%)
Consumer Products 3 (33%) - 8 (17%) 200M (16%)
Retail 1 (11%) - 5 (11%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 3 (6%) 288M (23%)
Manufacturing - - 2 (4%) 504M (40%)
Consumer Services 1 (11%) - 2 (4%) -
Defense - - 2 (4%) -
Distribution - - 2 (4%) -
Food - - 2 (4%) -
Leisure - - 2 (4%) -
Machinery - - 2 (4%) -
Business Services - - 1 (2%) 142M (11%)
Automotive 1 (11%) - 1 (2%) -
Construction - - 1 (2%) -
Environmental - - 1 (2%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (11%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 9 - 47 $1.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 6 (67%) - 42 (89%) 1.3B (100%)
  California 1 (11%) - 5 (11%) -
  Texas 1 (11%) - 4 (9%) -
  Ohio - - 4 (9%) 488M (39%)
  Maryland 1 (11%) - 3 (6%) 142M (11%)
  Massachusetts 1 (11%) - 3 (6%) -
  Illinois - - 3 (6%) -
  Florida - - 3 (6%) -
  Arkansas 1 (11%) - 2 (4%) -
  Tennessee - - 2 (4%) -
  Arizona 1 (11%) - 1 (2%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (2%) 358M (28%)
  Kansas - - 1 (2%) 146M (12%)
  Oregon - - 1 (2%) 123M (10%)
  Virginia - - 1 (2%) -
  Utah - - 1 (2%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
  New York - - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (2%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (2%) -
  Idaho - - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 2 (22%) - 4 (9%) -
  Ontario 1 (11%) - 2 (4%) -
  British Columbia 1 (11%) - 2 (4%) -
Spain 1 (11%) - 1 (2%) -
  Arkansas 1 (11%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 6 (67%) - 42 (89%) 1.3B (100%)
Cross-border 3 (33%) - 5 (11%) -
Total 9 - 47 $1.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (44%) - 19 (40%) 146M (12%)
Recapitalization - - 8 (17%) 288M (23%)
Divestiture - - 7 (15%) 681M (54%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (33%) - 7 (15%) 142M (11%)
Growth Capital 2 (22%) - 4 (9%) -
PIPE - - 1 (2%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (2%) -
Total 9 - 47 $1.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 12 (34%) 2.7B (86%)
IPO 7 (20%) -
Trade Sale 6 (17%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (11%) 136M (4%)
Recapitalization 2 (6%) 288M (9%)
Bankruptcy 1 (3%) -
Sold to Management 1 (3%) -
Stake Sale 1 (3%) -
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 35 $3.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
BMO Capital Markets
2
Lehman Brothers, Inc.
1
Oppenheimer & Co.
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis
7
Dechert
3
Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 6 $1.3B
TOTAL $1.3B
Largest Alliance Laundry Systems LLC
$358M (1998-02-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 8 $3.1B
TOTAL $3.1B
Largest Doane Pet Care Enterprises, Inc.
$840M (2005-08-29)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
21%
10 (21%)
Strategic(s)
15%
7 (15%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
37%
13 (37%)
Strategic(s)
20%
7 (20%)

FAQ

When was BRS founded?

BRS was founded in 1995.

What type of investor is BRS?

BRS is a private equity firm.

Where is BRS headquartered?

BRS is headquartered in New York, New York.

How much capital does BRS have under management?

BRS has 1.2B USD under management.

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