BV Investment Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, BV Investment Partners has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 13 others.

BV Investment Partners’ most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (26%) and business services (17%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (39%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (33%). 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 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (63%). 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 Activity79
    • M&A Buy Activity55
    • M&A Sell Activity24
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • 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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (4.2/yr) # 34 2 6 5 6 2 55
vol $818M $818M
Sell (2.0/yr) # 14 2 2 1 2 3 24
vol $1.2B $350M $1.5B
  79

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
RafterOne 2022-10-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Portsmouth, New Hampshire · www.pixelmedia.com
RKD Group 2022-08-23 - Secondary Buyout
Richardson, Texas · www.rkdgroup.com
GlideFast Consulting LLC 2022-06-01 350M USD Add-on Acquisition
Woburn, Massachusetts · www.glidefast.com
Source Advisors 2022-04-07 - Secondary Buyout
Fort Worth, Texas · www.sourceadvisors.com
Marlabs, Inc. 2022-01-06 - Growth Capital
Piscataway, New Jersey · www.marlabs.com
Intentsify LLC 2021-12-16 - Growth Capital
Franklin, Massachusetts · www.intentsify.io
Ubiquity Global Services, Inc. 2021-10-26 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.ubiquity.com
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 7 (28%) - 14 (25%) -
Business Services 7 (28%) - 9 (16%) -
Software 5 (20%) - 6 (11%) -
Internet Software and Services 4 (16%) - 4 (7%) -
Publishing - - 4 (7%) -
Communications - - 3 (5%) -
Marketing 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) -
Leisure - - 2 (4%) 760M (93%)
Insurance - - 2 (4%) -
Media - - 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 25 - 55 $818M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 23 (92%) - 52 (95%) 818M (100%)
  Massachusetts 4 (16%) - 8 (15%) 58M (7%)
  Texas 3 (12%) - 7 (13%) 760M (93%)
  New York 2 (8%) - 4 (7%) -
  Florida 1 (4%) - 4 (7%) -
  Alabama 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) -
  Ohio 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  North Carolina 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  New Jersey 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  New Hampshire 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%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (2%) -
  Louisiana - - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 2 (8%) - 2 (4%) -
  Ontario 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Alberta 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 23 (92%) - 52 (95%) 818M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (8%) - 3 (5%) -
Total 25 - 55 $818M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 13 (52%) - 21 (38%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (16%) - 18 (33%) 818M (100%)
Recapitalization 6 (24%) - 9 (16%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (8%) - 3 (5%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (4%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (2%) -
Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 25 - 55 $818M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 10 (42%) -
Secondary Sale 7 (29%) 600M (40%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (25%) 913M (60%)
Bankruptcy 1 (4%) -
Total 24 $1.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
MHT Partners LP
1
Lincoln International
1
Legal Deals
Ropes & Gray LLP
6
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
2

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 3 $1.5B
TOTAL $1.5B
Largest Production Resource Group, Inc.
$600M (2007-08-21)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
9%
5 (9%)
Strategic(s)
2%
1 (2%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
29%
7 (29%)
Strategic(s)
63%
15 (63%)

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