Capital For Business Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Capital For Business has acquired 1 company.

Capital For Business’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (30%) and metals/mining (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (67%) and growth capital (10%). In total, Capital For Business has invested in 15 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired Behrens Manufacturing for $18M.

In the last 3 years, Capital For Business has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (40%). Capital For Business’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Behrens Manufacturing for $18M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity40
    • M&A Buy Activity30
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21

Capital For Business, Inc.

11 South Meramec Suite 1330,
St. Louis, Missouri 63105
United States
(314) 746-7427
www.cfb.com
info@cfb.com

Capital for Business (CFB) is a private investment firm focused on providing junior capital to growing lower middle-market companies with at least $8 million in sales. CFB targets businesses serving niche consumer, commercial, distribution, manufacturing, and service markets throughout the United States. Funds are typically used to support management buyouts, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, corporate divestitures, growth financings, and going-private transactions. CFB will not invest in start-ups, turnarounds, unproven technologies, biotech, real estate, and financial institutions. Capital for Business was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Products, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Engineering, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Plastics, Test/Measurement Equipment

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Acquisition Financing, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 8 -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 26 2 1 - 1 - 30
vol $18M $18M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 6 3 - - 1 - 10
vol $18M $18M
  40

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
H3 Manufacturing Group LLC 2019-06-24 - Consolidation
, Illinois · www.h3mfggroup.com
Hi-Grade Welding & Mfg LLC 2019-06-24 - Merger
Schaumburg, Illinois · www.higradeinc.com
Lake Air Products 2017-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.lakeairmetals.com
Domaille Engineering LLC 2016-11-30 - Secondary Buyout
Rochester, Minnesota · www.domailleengineering.com
Rock Energy Systems LLC 2016-05-05 - Recapitalization
Janesville, Wisconsin · www.rockenergysystems.com
Delco LLC 2016-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Akron, Ohio · www.delcocorp.com
DIT-MCO International 2016-01-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Kansas City, Missouri · www.ditmco.com
Inovar Packaging Group LLC 2016-01-04 - Secondary Buyout
Arlington, Texas · www.inovarpkg.com
Standard Locknut LLC 2015-11-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Westfield, Indiana · www.standard-miether.com
Transfer Tool Products, Inc. 2015-08-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Grand Haven, Michigan · www.transfertool.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
H3 Manufacturing Group LLC 2019-06-24 Hi-Grade Welding & Mfg LLC 2019-06-24 2
, Illinois · www.h3mfggroup.com Schaumburg, Illinois · www.higradeinc.com
H3 Manufacturing Group LLC 2019-06-24 HL Precision Manufacturing LLC 2019-06-24 1
, Illinois · www.h3mfggroup.com Champaign, Illinois · www.hlprecisionmfg.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 7 (30%) - 9 (30%) 18M (100%)
Metals/Mining 3 (13%) - 4 (13%) -
Distribution 2 (9%) - 2 (7%) -
Engineering 1 (4%) - 2 (7%) -
Furniture 2 (9%) - 2 (7%) -
Medical Products 2 (9%) - 2 (7%) -
Packaging 1 (4%) - 2 (7%) -
Technology Hardware 2 (9%) - 2 (7%) -
Agriculture 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Business Services 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Machinery 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Total 23 - 30 $18M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 23 (100%) - 30 (100%) 18M (100%)
  Missouri 6 (26%) - 7 (23%) -
  Minnesota 2 (9%) - 4 (13%) 18M (100%)
  Wisconsin 2 (9%) - 4 (13%) -
  Tennessee 2 (9%) - 2 (7%) -
  Kansas 2 (9%) - 2 (7%) -
  Texas 1 (4%) - 2 (7%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Ohio 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  North Dakota 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  North Carolina 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Kentucky 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Illinois 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Florida 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (3%) -
Total 23 - 30 $18M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 15 (65%) - 20 (67%) 18M (100%)
Growth Capital 2 (9%) - 3 (10%) -
Recapitalization 3 (13%) - 3 (10%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (9%) - 2 (7%) -
Consolidation 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) -
Total 23 - 30 $18M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (40%) 18M (100%)
Trade Sale 4 (40%) -
Merger 1 (10%) -
Recapitalization 1 (10%) -
Total 10 $18M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $18M
TOTAL $18M
Largest Behrens Manufacturing LLC
$18M (2005-10-01)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $18M
TOTAL $18M
Largest Behrens Manufacturing LLC
$18M (2013-12-16)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
64%
7 64%
Strategic(s)
36%
4 36%

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