BV Investment Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, BV Investment Partners has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 11 others.

BV Investment Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (28%) and software (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (39%) and growth capital (32%). 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 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (69%). 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 Activity63
    • M&A Buy Activity44
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22
  • M&A Advisors 3

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 focused on acquiring middle-market media, information and publishing, entertainment, and communications companies. Specific areas of interest include radio broadcasting, tv broadcasting, out-of-home advertising, business information services, B2B publishing/events/education, consumer publishing, community newspapers, movie theaters, recorded music, themed entertainment, cable operators, telecom, wireless operators, and tower operators. Target companies are generally market leaders with the capacity for growth through organic means or acquisitions. Prospective transactions include buyouts, recapitalizations, growth equity financings, and industry roll-ups. BV was formed in 1983 and has offices in Boston and New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Life Science, Marketing, Media, Publishing, Safety/Security

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 5 20
Investment Size 25 125
Enterprise Value 10 1,000
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.6/yr) # 26 3 3 2 5 5 44
vol $818M $818M
Sell (1.4/yr) # 12 1 1 2 2 1 19
vol $1.2B $1.2B
  63

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
StraighterLine, Inc. 2020-05-05 - Growth Capital
Baltimore, Maryland · www.straighterline.com
Topbloc LLC 2020-02-26 - Growth Capital
Chicago, Illinois · www.topbloc.com
EDCO Health Information Solutions 2019-11-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Springfield, Missouri · www.solaritybyedco.com
Plasco, Inc. 2019-08-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Miami, Florida · www.plascoid.com
Icon Enterprises, Inc. 2019-05-13 - Growth Capital
Manhattan, Kansas · www.civicplus.com
Franco Signor LLC 2019-04-25 - Growth Capital
Bradenton, Florida · www.francosignor.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Intelliteach, Inc. 2019-02-01 Hilltop Consultants, Inc. 2020-10-21 1
Atlanta, Georgia · www.intelliteach.com Washington, District of Columbia · www.hilltopconsultants.com
Right Networks LLC 2016-09-26 Rootworks LLC 2020-05-07 4
Hudson, New Hampshire · www.rightnetworks.com Bloomington, Indiana · www.rootworks.com
Right Networks LLC 2016-09-26 Propelware 2018-12-11 3
Hudson, New Hampshire · www.rightnetworks.com Lakeville, Minnesota · www.propelware.com
Right Networks LLC 2016-09-26 Baystate Consulting LLC 2018-10-26 2
Hudson, New Hampshire · www.rightnetworks.com Hudson, New Hampshire · www.transactionpro.com
DTT Surveillance, Inc. 2012-03-15 EZUniverse (360iQ) 2018-08-19 1
Los Angeles, California · www.dttusa.com Mahwah, New Jersey · www.go360iq.com
Right Networks LLC 2016-09-26 Xcentric 2017-11-01 1
Hudson, New Hampshire · www.rightnetworks.com Alpharetta, Georgia · www.xcentric.com
geoLOGIC systems Ltd 2015-10-19 Well Completions & Frac Database 2016-12-23 1
Calgary, Alberta · www.geologic.com Calgary, Alberta · www.fracdatabase.com
PetroSkills LLC 2010-09-28 Resource Development Company LLC 2014-01-08 1
Tulsa, Oklahoma · www.petroskills.com Birmingham, Michigan · www.rdc.us.com
Rave Reviews Cinemas, LLC 1999-11-01 Rave Reviews Cinemas LLC - Art Theatres 2012-10-01 1
Dallas, Texas · www.ravemotionpictures.com Dallas, Texas

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 9 (35%) - 12 (27%) -
Business Services 2 (8%) - 4 (9%) -
Software 3 (12%) - 4 (9%) -
Communications 1 (4%) - 3 (7%) -
Media 2 (8%) - 3 (7%) -
Publishing 1 (4%) - 3 (7%) -
Leisure 1 (4%) - 2 (5%) 760M (93%)
Insurance - - 2 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (2%) 58M (7%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Distribution - - 1 (2%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (2%) -
Education 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Information Services - - 1 (2%) -
Marketing 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 26 - 44 $818M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 24 (92%) - 41 (93%) 818M (100%)
  Texas 4 (15%) - 5 (11%) 760M (93%)
  Massachusetts 2 (8%) - 4 (9%) 58M (7%)
  Florida 2 (8%) - 4 (9%) -
  Alabama 1 (4%) - 3 (7%) -
  Illinois 2 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
  California 2 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
  Ohio 1 (4%) - 2 (5%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (5%) -
  New York - - 2 (5%) -
  Virginia 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Utah 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  North Carolina 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Hampshire 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Michigan 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (2%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (2%) -
  Louisiana - - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 2 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
  Ontario 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Alberta 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 24 (92%) - 41 (93%) 818M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (8%) - 3 (7%) -
Total 26 - 44 $818M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (31%) - 17 (39%) 818M (100%)
Growth Capital 12 (46%) - 14 (32%) -
Recapitalization 4 (15%) - 7 (16%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (4%) - 2 (5%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (5%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (2%) -
Venture 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 26 - 44 $818M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 10 (53%) -
Secondary Sale 4 (21%) 600M (52%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (21%) 563M (48%)
Bankruptcy 1 (5%) -
Total 19 $1.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
MHT Partners LP
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
PE Firm(s)
80%
4 80%
Strategic(s)
20%
1 20%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
24%
4 24%
Strategic(s)
76%
13 76%

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