Investment Summary

Bunker Hill Capital, GMB Capital Partners and Brookside Capital Partners Invest In Taos

On September 1, 2015, private equity firm Bunker Hill Capital, mezzanine finance firm GMB Capital Partners and mezzanine finance firm Brookside Capital Partners invested in information technology company Taos

Investment Highlights
  • This is Bunker Hill Capital’s 2nd, GMB Capital Partners’ 1st and Brookside Capital Partners’ 1st transaction in the Information Technology sector.
  • This is Bunker Hill Capital’s 12th, GMB Capital Partners’ 7th and Brookside Capital Partners’ 18th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Bunker Hill Capital’s 3rd, GMB Capital Partners’ 1st and Brookside Capital Partners’ 1st transaction in California.
Investment Fate
  • Taos was sold to a publicly-traded strategic buyer in 2021.

Investment Summary

Date 2015-09-01
Target Taos
Sector Information Technology
Investor(s) Bunker Hill Capital
GMB Capital Partners
Brookside Capital Partners
Deal Type Growth Capital
Advisor(s) Bowstring Advisors (Financial)

Target

Taos

San Jose, California, United States
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Taos is a multi-cloud consulting and managed services firm. The company brings years of experience with leading brands across technology, financial services, healthcare, retail, transportation and education. A leading adopter of public cloud technologies, Taos has forged strong partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure to deliver data center migration, platform engineering and hybrid cloud managed services.

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Investor(S) 3

Investor

Bunker Hill Capital

Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2003
PE ASSETS 200M USD
Size Small
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Bunker Hill Capital is a private equity firm that makes control investments in lower middle market companies valued between $30 and $150 million. Bunker Hill looks for fundamentally sound businesses with defensible market positions, but at an 'inflection' point in its growth cycle. Sectors of interest include business services, industrial, retail, and consumer products and services. Bunker Hill looks to invest between $5 and $40 million of equity per transaction in businesses generating sales of $30 to $300 million. Bunker Hill Capital was formed in 2003 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 13 of 15
Sector (Information Technology) 2 of 2
Type (Growth Capital) 2 of 3
State (California) 3 of 4
Country (United States) 12 of 14
Year (2015) 3 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-07-15 Medicinal Genomics

Beverly, Massachusetts, United States

Medicinal Genomics provides state-of-the-art life science technology to cannabis and its pests and was the first company to sequence the cannabis genome. Its products, based on next-generation DNA sequencing technology, help growers, dispensaries, and safety testing laboratories characterize and understand the quality of medicinal cannabis. Medicinal Genomics was formed in 2011 and is based in Beverly, Massachusetts.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-10-26 SunBriteTV

Thousand Oaks, California, United States

SunBriteTV LLC, is a designer, manufacturer and supplier of all-weather outdoor televisions, outdoor digital displays and related accessories.

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DESCRIPTION

GMB Mezzanine makes private mezzanine investments in lower middle-market companies throughout the US. GMB targets companies with total enterprise values under $200 million and with annual revenue between $20 and $200 million. The Firm looks to invest $3 to $25 million, with participation in larger mezzanine investments with co-investment partners. Areas of interest include manufacturing, distribution, fabrication, healthcare, aerospace, consumer and business services. GMB Mezzanine was formed in 2004 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 7 of 9
Sector (Information Technology) 1 of 1
Type (Growth Capital) 1 of 3
State (California) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 7 of 9
Year (2015) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-01-13 Yellowstone Landscape

Plano, Texas, United States

Yellowstone Landscape is a provider of a variety of landscaping services to commercial, governmental and institutional customers located in the Southeastern United States and Texas.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-01-25 Cole Information

Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Cole Information is a provider of technology enabled solutions through various online platforms. Their products provide hyperlocal sales leads, marketing and customer acquisition solutions for small and medium sized businesses in multiple industry verticals, including insurance, real estate, auto, home services, government and public policy. Cole Information was founded in 1947 and is based in Omaha, Nebraska.

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DESCRIPTION


DEAL STATS #
Overall 18 of 35
Sector (Information Technology) 1 of 2
Type (Growth Capital) 3 of 5
State (California) 1 of 3
Country (United States) 18 of 35
Year (2015) 4 of 6
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-05-29 Corporate Visions

Reno, Nevada, United States

Corporate Visions is a marketing and sales messaging, tools and training company that helps global B2B companies create more sales opportunities, win more deals and increase sales profitability by improving the conversations salespeople have with customers. Companies engage Corporate Visions in three areas: developing differentiated messages that concentrate on customer needs; deploying tools that support critical steps in the buying cycle; and delivering sales skills training that enables salespeople to capture more value. Corporate Visions was formed in 1984 and is based in Reno, Nevada.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-09-10 Driven Performance Brands

Santa Rosa, California, United States

Driven Performance Brands is a manufacturer of automotive aftermarket products. The Company was founded in 1953 and is based in Santa Rosa, California.

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