Bruckmann Rosser Sherrill Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Bruckmann Rosser Sherrill has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 2 others.

Bruckmann Rosser Sherrill’s most common sectors for investment are restaurants (23%) and consumer products (21%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (39%) and recapitalization (19%). In total, Bruckmann Rosser Sherrill 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, Bruckmann Rosser Sherrill has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (36%). Bruckmann Rosser Sherrill’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 Activity74
    • M&A Buy Activity43
    • M&A Sell Activity31
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 26
  • M&A Advisors 7

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

Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. (BRS) is a New York based private equity investment firm that specializes in management buyouts and recapitalizations of middle market companies with strong market positions and growth potential. Broad sectors of interest include consumer goods and services which includes restaurants, packaged food, specialty retailing, leisure activities, home furnishing, textiles and apparel; commercial and industrial goods and services which includes equipment manufacturing, industrial and construction equipment rental, and production of basic industrial materials and components; and healthcare which includes pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution, hospital and alternate care services and equipment rental. BRS looks for opportunities based in the US valued between $50 and $250 million. BRS was formed in 1995 and is based in New York City.


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 - -
Investment Size 10 25
Enterprise Value 25 250
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 39 1 - - 3 - 43
vol $969M $969M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 29 - - 2 - - 31
vol $3.1B $3.1B
  74

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
2nd Ave Stores LLC 2019-09-18 - Secondary Buyout
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 - Add-on Acquisition
Jacksonville, Florida · www.inmotionstores.com
New Archery Products Corp. 2018-08-03 - Trade Sale
Forest Park, Illinois · www.newarchery.com
Daisy Outdoor Products, Inc. 2016-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Rogers, Arkansas · www.daisy.com
Simpson Performance Products, Inc. 2015-02-20 - Secondary Buyout
New Braunfels, Texas · www.simpsonraceproducts.com
Eos Fitness Holdings LLC 2015-01-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Phoenix, Arizona · www.eosfitness.com
Airxcel, Inc. 2014-11-21 - Secondary Buyout
Wichita, Kansas · www.airxcel.com
New Archery Products Corp. 2014-09-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Forest Park, Illinois · www.newarchery.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Simpson Performance Products, Inc. 2015-02-20 Clearwater Lights 2020-01-21 3
New Braunfels, Texas · www.simpsonraceproducts.com Rancho Cordova, California · www.clearwaterlights.com
Simpson Performance Products, Inc. 2015-02-20 Merelli Compositi S.r.l. 2018-06-21 2
New Braunfels, Texas · www.simpsonraceproducts.com Onore, Italy · www.merellicompositi.com
DTLR, Inc. 2005-10-21 Sneaker Villa, Inc. 2017-08-14 1
Hanover, Maryland · www.dtlr.com Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.ruvilla.com
Simpson Performance Products, Inc. 2015-02-20 Stilo S.r.l. 2015-12-08 1
New Braunfels, Texas · www.simpsonraceproducts.com Pedrengo, Italy · www.stilo.it

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Restaurants 1 (10%) - 10 (23%) 123M (10%)
Consumer Products 5 (50%) - 9 (20%) 200M (16%)
Retail 2 (20%) - 5 (11%) -
Machinery - - 3 (7%) 358M (28%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (10%) - 3 (7%) 288M (23%)
Consumer Services 1 (10%) - 2 (5%) -
Distribution - - 2 (5%) -
Food - - 2 (5%) -
Leisure - - 2 (5%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (2%) 146M (12%)
Business Services - - 1 (2%) 142M (11%)
Construction - - 1 (2%) -
Defense - - 1 (2%) -
Environmental - - 1 (2%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (2%) -
Total 10 - 44 $1.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 7 (70%) - 40 (91%) 1.3B (100%)
  California 1 (10%) - 5 (11%) -
  Ohio - - 4 (9%) 488M (39%)
  Maryland 2 (20%) - 3 (7%) 142M (11%)
  Massachusetts 1 (10%) - 3 (7%) -
  Illinois - - 3 (7%) -
  Florida - - 3 (7%) -
  Arkansas 1 (10%) - 2 (5%) -
  Texas 1 (10%) - 2 (5%) -
  Tennessee - - 2 (5%) -
  Arizona 1 (10%) - 1 (2%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (2%) 358M (28%)
  Kansas - - 1 (2%) 146M (12%)
  Oregon - - 1 (2%) 123M (10%)
  Idaho - - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (2%) -
  Utah - - 1 (2%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
  New York - - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (2%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 2 (20%) - 3 (7%) -
  Ontario 1 (10%) - 2 (5%) -
  British Columbia 1 (10%) - 1 (2%) -
Spain 1 (10%) - 1 (2%) -
  Arkansas 1 (10%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 7 (70%) - 40 (91%) 1.3B (100%)
Cross-border 3 (30%) - 4 (9%) -
Total 10 - 44 $1.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (30%) - 17 (39%) 146M (12%)
Recapitalization - - 8 (18%) 288M (23%)
Divestiture 1 (10%) - 7 (16%) 681M (54%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (30%) - 6 (14%) 142M (11%)
Growth Capital 3 (30%) - 4 (9%) -
PIPE - - 1 (2%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (2%) -
Total 10 - 44 $1.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 12 (39%) 2.7B (86%)
IPO 7 (23%) -
Trade Sale 5 (16%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (10%) 136M (4%)
Recapitalization 2 (6%) 288M (9%)
Bankruptcy 1 (3%) -
Sold to Management 1 (3%) -
Total 31 $3.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
BMO Capital Markets
2
Lehman Brothers, Inc.
1
Oppenheimer & Co.
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
7
Dechert LLP
3
Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, SLP
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
PE Firm(s)
59%
10 59%
Strategic(s)
41%
7 41%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
76%
16 76%
Strategic(s)
24%
5 24%

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