BV Investment Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, BV Investment Partners has acquired 7 companies. It has also invested in 10 others.

BV Investment Partners’ most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (26%) and business services (14%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (36%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%). In total, BV Investment Partners has invested in 24 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 1991 when it acquired Six Flags Entertainment for $760M.

In the last 3 years, BV Investment Partners has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (62%). BV Investment Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Production Resource Group for $600M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity71
    • M&A Buy Activity50
    • M&A Sell Activity21
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21
  • M&A Advisors 4

BV Investment Partners

125 High Street 17th Floor,
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
United States
(617) 350-1500
www.bvlp.com
info@bvlp.com

BV Investment Partners is a private equity firm partner with entrepreneurs and families to invest in sound businesses and provide them with significant strategic, operating, and analytical assistance to accelerate the growth of the company through organic initiatives and acquisitions. BV was formed in 1983 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Software

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 5 20
Investment Size 30 -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (4.2/yr) # 29 4 2 6 5 4 50
vol $818M $818M
Sell (1.6/yr) # 13 1 2 2 1 2 21
vol $1.2B $1.2B
  71

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Apps Associates LLC 2021-07-14 - Secondary Buyout
Acton, Massachusetts · www.appsassociates.com
CivicPlus, Inc. 2021-05-13 - Secondary Buyout
Manhattan, Kansas · www.civicplus.com
Resource Innovations 2021-05-12 - Growth Capital
Half Moon Bay, California · www.resource-innovations.com
Ninja Partners, Inc. 2021-02-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Austin, Texas · www.supportninja.com
PixelMEDIA 2021-01-19 - Growth Capital
Portsmouth, New Hampshire · www.pixelmedia.com
Talent, Inc. 2021-01-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New York, New York · www.talentinc.com
GlideFast Consulting LLC 2020-09-14 - Growth Capital
Woburn, Massachusetts · www.glidefast.com
Pharicode LLC 2020-09-14 - Growth Capital
Huntsville, Alabama · www.pharicode.com
Franco Signor LLC 2020-09-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Bradenton, Florida · www.francosignor.com
Becklar LLC 2020-07-13 - Growth Capital
Ogden, Utah · www.becklar.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 7 (30%) - 13 (26%) -
Business Services 5 (22%) - 7 (14%) -
Software 4 (17%) - 5 (10%) -
Communications - - 3 (6%) -
Internet Software and Services 3 (13%) - 3 (6%) -
Marketing 3 (13%) - 3 (6%) -
Media - - 3 (6%) -
Publishing - - 3 (6%) -
Leisure - - 2 (4%) 760M (93%)
Insurance - - 2 (4%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (2%) 58M (7%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (2%) -
Distribution - - 1 (2%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (2%) -
Information Services - - 1 (2%) -
Total 23 - 50 $818M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 21 (91%) - 47 (94%) 818M (100%)
  Massachusetts 4 (17%) - 7 (14%) 58M (7%)
  Texas 3 (13%) - 6 (12%) 760M (93%)
  Florida 1 (4%) - 4 (8%) -
  New York 1 (4%) - 3 (6%) -
  Alabama 1 (4%) - 3 (6%) -
  New Hampshire 2 (9%) - 2 (4%) -
  Ohio 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  Illinois 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  California 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (4%) -
  Utah 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Michigan 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (2%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (2%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (2%) -
  Louisiana - - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 2 (9%) - 2 (4%) -
  Ontario 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Alberta 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 21 (91%) - 47 (94%) 818M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (9%) - 3 (6%) -
Total 23 - 50 $818M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 13 (57%) - 18 (36%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (13%) - 17 (34%) 818M (100%)
Recapitalization 6 (26%) - 9 (18%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (4%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (2%) -
Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 23 - 50 $818M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 10 (48%) -
Secondary Sale 6 (29%) 600M (52%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (19%) 563M (48%)
Bankruptcy 1 (5%) -
Total 21 $1.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
MHT Partners LP
1
Lincoln International
1
Legal Deals
Ropes & Gray LLP
5
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $760M
< $100M 1 $58M
TOTAL $818M
Largest Six Flags Entertainment Corp.
$760M (1991-12-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $1.2B
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Production Resource Group, Inc.
$600M (2007-08-21)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
8%
4 (8%)
Strategic(s)
2%
1 (2%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
29%
6 (29%)
Strategic(s)
62%
13 (62%)

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