C3 Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, C3 Capital has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

C3 Capital’s most common sectors for investment are business services (9%) and manufacturing (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (52%) and recapitalization (22%). In total, C3 Capital has invested in 23 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, C3 Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (34%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity84
    • M&A Buy Activity69
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 33
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 31

C3 Capital, LLC

1511 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 500,
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
United States,
(816) 756-2225
www.c3cap.com
jfritz@c3cap.com

C3 Capital Partners LP is a private investment firm that provides capital for later stage growth, strategic acquisitions, ownership transitions, and recapitalizations. The Firm typically invests in the form of subordinated debt or preferred equity and can commit between $3 and $12 million per transaction. Target sectors include chemicals, plastics, energy, business services, distribution, and high value-added manufacturing. C3 does not seek a controlling interest when pursuing investments. C3 will not invest in real estate, oil/gas exploration, or financial institutions. C3's investment funds are licensed as a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC). C3 Capital was formed in as offices in Kansas City, Missouri and Dallas, Texas.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Franchising, Healthcare Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Plastics, Retail, Software, Staffing

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 2 -
Investment Size 3 12
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 64 2 3 - - - 69
Sell (1.2/yr) # 9 3 2 - 1 - 15
  84

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Consolidated Asset Recovery Systems, Inc. 2019-04-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.ez-recovery.com
BP Express, Inc. 2017-10-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Rockford, Tennessee · www.bpexpressinc.com
Market Fresh Produce LLC 2017-10-02 - Recapitalization
Nixa, Missouri · www.marketfreshproduce.net
Grunt Style LLC 2017-09-18 - Growth Capital
Carol Stream, Illinois · www.gruntstyle.com
Packaging Products Corp. LLC 2017-06-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Mission, Kansas · www.packagingproductscorp.com
KBP Foods LLC 2017-05-14 - Secondary Sale
Overland Park, Kansas · www.kbp-foods.com
Lakeview Health Systems LLC 2016-12-19 - Secondary Buyout
Jacksonville, Florida · www.lakeviewhealth.com
Drive Source International, Inc. 2016-11-17 - Secondary Buyout
Sturtevant, Wisconsin · www.drivesourceusa.com
MAVERICK Technologies LLC 2016-10-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Columbia, Illinois · www.mavtechglobal.com
A5 Corp. 2016-01-26 - Growth Capital
Pleasanton, California · www.a5corp.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Stouse LLC 2015-12-08 Magna Plus, Inc. 2019-11-05 1
New Century, Kansas · www.stouse.com Kansas City, Kansas · www.magnaplus.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 5 (13%) - 6 (9%) -
Distribution 2 (5%) - 5 (7%) -
Environmental 3 (8%) - 5 (7%) -
Manufacturing 4 (10%) - 5 (7%) -
Software 4 (10%) - 5 (7%) -
Chemicals 4 (10%) - 4 (6%) -
Healthcare Services - - 3 (4%) -
Life Science 2 (5%) - 3 (4%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Consumer Products - - 2 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (3%) -
Food 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Information Technology 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Machinery - - 2 (3%) -
Publishing 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Restaurants 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Staffing 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (1%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (1%) -
Defense 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Digital Media 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Electronics 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (1%) -
Franchising 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Media - - 1 (1%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (1%) -
Packaging - - 1 (1%) -
Plastics 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Retail 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) -
Transportation 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Utilities 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 39 - 70 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 37 (100%) - 68 (100%) -
  Florida 6 (16%) - 9 (13%) -
  Kansas 2 (5%) - 8 (12%) -
  Texas 5 (14%) - 7 (10%) -
  California 3 (8%) - 6 (9%) -
  Arizona 3 (8%) - 5 (7%) -
  Missouri 4 (11%) - 4 (6%) -
  North Carolina 2 (5%) - 3 (4%) -
  Oregon 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
  Illinois 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
  New York 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
  Tennessee 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  South Carolina 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Ohio 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (3%) -
  Wisconsin - - 2 (3%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Nebraska 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Maryland 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Colorado 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Arkansas 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (1%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (1%) -
  Utah - - 1 (1%) -
Total 37 - 68 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 20 (51%) - 36 (51%) -
Recapitalization 9 (23%) - 15 (21%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (15%) - 11 (16%) -
Acquisition Financing 2 (5%) - 4 (6%) -
Divestiture 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (1%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 39 - 70 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (40%) -
Trade Sale 4 (27%) -
IPO 1 (7%) -
Recapitalization 1 (7%) -
Sold to Management 1 (7%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (7%) -
Unknown 1 (7%) -
Total 15 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
60%
3 60%
Strategic(s)
40%
2 40%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
64%
9 64%
Strategic(s)
36%
5 36%

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