C3 Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Mezzanine Finance Firm Profile

C3 Capital’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (11%) and environmental (8%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (47%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (22%). In total, C3 Capital has invested in 25 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, C3 Capital has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (42%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity106
    • M&A Buy Activity82
    • M&A Sell Activity24
  • Total Sectors Invested 37
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 29

C3 Capital

C3 Capital LLC

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

C3 Capital 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 $15 million in businesses with at least $2 million of EBITDA. 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 Capital is based in Kansas City, Missouri.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Engineering, Environmental, Food, Franchising, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Packaging, Publishing, Restaurants, Retail, Semiconductors, Software, Staffing, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation, Utilities

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 15
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 81 1 - - - - 82
Sell (1.4/yr) # 17 2 1 1 3 - 24
  106

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Measurement Control Systems, Inc. 2023-12-01 - Secondary Sale
Santa Ana, California · www.mcsmeters.com
Clinical Research Investments LLC 2023-07-18 - Trade Sale
Lake Mary, Florida · www.accelresearchsites.com
WiseConnect, Inc. 2023-03-21 - Trade Sale
Overland Park, Kansas · www.wiseconnectinc.com
Warne Scope Mounts, Inc. 2022-12-13 - Secondary Sale
Tualatin, Oregon · www.warnescopemounts.com
Air Waves LLC 2021-06-30 - Trade Sale
Lewis Center, Ohio · www.airwavesinc.com
Electronic Transaction Consultants LLC 2020-08-10 - Secondary Sale
Richardson, Texas · www.etcc.com
Epolin LLC 2020-06-22 - Trade Sale
Newark, New Jersey · www.epolin.com
Green Goo 2020-01-01 - Growth Capital
Lyons, Colorado · www.greengoo.com
SuccessEd 2019-08-31 - Secondary Sale
Frisco, Texas · www.successed.net
National Power LLC 2019-07-10 - Growth Capital
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.natpow.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 4 (17%) - 9 (11%) -
Environmental 3 (13%) - 6 (7%) -
Consumer Products 2 (8%) - 5 (6%) -
Manufacturing 2 (8%) - 5 (6%) -
Chemicals 2 (8%) - 4 (5%) -
Distribution 1 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Healthcare Services - - 3 (4%) -
Information Technology 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Life Science - - 3 (4%) -
Publishing 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Software - - 3 (4%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Food 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (2%) -
Machinery - - 2 (2%) -
Medical Products 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Restaurants 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Staffing 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (1%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Communications - - 1 (1%) -
Construction - - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (1%) -
Defense - - 1 (1%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (1%) -
Electronics - - 1 (1%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (1%) -
Franchising - - 1 (1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (1%) -
Media - - 1 (1%) -
Packaging - - 1 (1%) -
Plastics - - 1 (1%) -
Retail - - 1 (1%) -
Semiconductors 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Transportation 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 24 - 83 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 24 (100%) - 82 (100%) -
  Florida 2 (8%) - 11 (13%) -
  Kansas 3 (13%) - 10 (12%) -
  California 4 (17%) - 9 (11%) -
  Texas 1 (4%) - 7 (9%) -
  Missouri 4 (17%) - 5 (6%) -
  Arizona 1 (4%) - 5 (6%) -
  Tennessee 2 (8%) - 3 (4%) -
  North Carolina 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
  Illinois 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
  Ohio - - 3 (4%) -
  Colorado 2 (8%) - 2 (2%) -
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
  Wisconsin - - 2 (2%) -
  Utah - - 2 (2%) -
  South Carolina - - 2 (2%) -
  Oregon - - 2 (2%) -
  New York - - 2 (2%) -
  Indiana - - 2 (2%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  New Mexico 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (1%) -
  Nebraska - - 1 (1%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (1%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (1%) -
Total 24 - 82 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 12 (50%) - 39 (47%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (33%) - 18 (22%) -
Recapitalization 4 (17%) - 17 (20%) -
Acquisition Financing - - 5 (6%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (2%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (1%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (1%) -
Total 24 - 83 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 10 (42%) -
Trade Sale 9 (38%) -
IPO 1 (4%) -
Recapitalization 1 (4%) -
Sold to Management 1 (4%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (4%) -
Unknown 1 (4%) -
Total 24 -

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
2%
2 (2%)
Strategic(s)
2%
2 (2%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
42%
10 (42%)
Strategic(s)
42%
10 (42%)

FAQ

When was C3 Capital founded?

C3 Capital was founded in 1994.

What type of investor is C3 Capital?

C3 Capital is a mezzanine finance firm.

Where is C3 Capital headquartered?

C3 Capital is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

How much capital does C3 Capital have under management?

C3 Capital has 500M USD under management.

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