Capitala Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Capitala Group has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 1 other.

Capitala Group’s most common sectors for investment are business services (14%) and manufacturing (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (51%) and growth capital (17%). In total, Capitala Group has invested in 24 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Media Market Group for $9M.

In the last 3 years, Capitala Group has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (35%). Capitala Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold FURminator for $140M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity94
    • M&A Buy Activity59
    • M&A Sell Activity35
  • Total Sectors Invested 31
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 58
  • M&A Advisors 1

Capitala Group

4201 Congress Street, Suite 360,
Charlotte, North Carolina 28209
United States
(704) 376-5502
www.capitalagroup.com
info@capitalagroup.com

Capitala Group is an asset manager that provides equity and mezzanine capital to mid-sized companies valued up to $250 million. Funds are generally used to support growth needs, add-on acquisitions, management/leveraged buyouts, and recapitalizations. Capitatala will invest across the US, but generally targets opportunities located in the Southeast. Industry preferences include building products, business services, consumer/reteail, general industrial, healthcare, and technology. Prospective companies typically have revenues greater than $10 million and EBITDA of at least $3 million. Capitala was formed in 1998 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Diversified, Education, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Oil/Gas Exploration, Plastics, Restaurants, Retail, Software, Technology Hardware

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 -
Target EBITDA 3 -
Investment Size 2 50
Enterprise Value - 250
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 54 2 - - 2 1 59
vol $9M $9M
Sell (2.6/yr) # 22 3 3 2 5 - 35
vol $140M $88M $228M
  94

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Rapid Fire Protection, Inc. 2020-01-30 - Secondary Buyout
Rapid City, South Dakota · www.rapidfireinc.com
Source Support Services 2019-12-12 - Growth Capital
Lawrenceville, Georgia · www.sourcesupport.com
Fresh Dining Concepts LLC 2019-12-04 - Secondary Buyout
Coral Gables, Florida
Nth Degree, Inc. 2019-12-03 - Secondary Buyout
Duluth, Georgia · www.nthdegree.com
Btm Co. LLC 2019-09-01 - Recapitalization
Marysville, Michigan · www.btmcorp.com
Micro Precision LLC 2019-06-27 - Secondary Sale
South Windham, Connecticut · www.microprecisiongroup.com
US Bath Group LLC 2019-06-19 - Secondary Buyout
Fairland, Indiana · www.mplcompany.net
Jurassic Quest Holdings LLC 2019-05-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Spring, Texas · www.jurassicquest.com
Simply Fresh Foods 2018-12-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Buena Park, California · www.simplyff.com
City Gear LLC 2018-10-29 88M USD Add-on Acquisition
Memphis, Tennessee · www.citygear.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Xirgo Technologies LLC 2016-12-01 Owl Cameras, Inc. (Owlcam) 2020-03-12 2
Camarillo, California · www.xirgotech.com Palo Alto, California · www.owlcam.com
Xirgo Technologies LLC 2016-12-01 UAB Baltic Car Equipment Ltd. 2019-06-19 1
Camarillo, California · www.xirgotech.com Kaunas, Lithuania · www.bce.lt
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 2011-10-11 Sidhil Ltd. 2017-01-09 16
Port Washington, New York · www.drivemedical.com Halifax, United Kingdom · www.sidhil.com
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 2011-10-11 AMG Medical, Inc. - DME Brand Business 2016-10-17 15
Port Washington, New York · www.drivemedical.com , Quebec
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 2011-10-11 HurryWorks LLC 2015-08-25 14
Port Washington, New York · www.drivemedical.com Port Washington, New York · www.hurrycane.com
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 2011-10-11 DeVilbiss Healthcare LLC 2015-07-02 13
Port Washington, New York · www.drivemedical.com Somerset, Pennsylvania · www.devilbisshealthcare.com
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 2011-10-11 Columbia Medical 2015-04-10 12
Port Washington, New York · www.drivemedical.com Santa Fe Springs, California · www.columbiamedical.com
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 2011-10-11 Park House Healthcare Ltd. 2015-04-01 11
Port Washington, New York · www.drivemedical.com Birkenshaw, United Kingdom · www.parkhouse-hc.com
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 2011-10-11 Specialised Orthotic Services Ltd. 2015-01-26 10
Port Washington, New York · www.drivemedical.com Tutbury, United Kingdom · www.specialisedorthoticservices.co.uk
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 2011-10-11 Primus Medical LLC 2014-12-15 9
Port Washington, New York · www.drivemedical.com Boardman, Ohio · www.primusmedical.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 5 (28%) - 8 (14%) -
Manufacturing 1 (6%) - 5 (8%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 3 (5%) -
Building Materials - - 3 (5%) -
Food - - 3 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 3 (5%) -
Agriculture - - 2 (3%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (3%) -
Consumer Products - - 2 (3%) -
Distribution 1 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Machinery 1 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Marketing 1 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Medical Products 2 (11%) - 2 (3%) -
Retail - - 2 (3%) -
Leisure 1 (6%) 9M (100%) 1 (2%) 9M (100%)
Aerospace 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (2%) -
Electronics - - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Environmental - - 1 (2%) -
Franchising - - 1 (2%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (2%) -
Information Services - - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (2%) -
Media 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Plastics - - 1 (2%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Software - - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 18 $9M 59 $9M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 18 (100%) 9M (100%) 57 (97%) 9M (100%)
  North Carolina 4 (22%) - 7 (12%) -
  Florida 1 (6%) - 7 (12%) -
  California 3 (17%) 9M (100%) 6 (10%) 9M (100%)
  Georgia 3 (17%) - 5 (8%) -
  Texas 2 (11%) - 4 (7%) -
  Tennessee - - 3 (5%) -
  South Carolina - - 3 (5%) -
  Connecticut 1 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
  Missouri - - 2 (3%) -
  Louisiana - - 2 (3%) -
  Indiana - - 2 (3%) -
  Colorado - - 2 (3%) -
  South Dakota 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  New York 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Mississippi 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Kentucky 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (2%) -
  Washington - - 1 (2%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (2%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (2%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (2%) -
Canada - - 1 (2%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 18 (100%) 9M (100%) 57 (97%) 9M (100%)
Cross-border - - 2 (3%) -
Total 18 $9M 59 $9M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 11 (61%) 9M (100%) 30 (51%) 9M (100%)
Growth Capital 2 (11%) - 10 (17%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (11%) - 6 (10%) -
Recapitalization 2 (11%) - 5 (8%) -
Stake Purchase - - 3 (5%) -
Venture - - 3 (5%) -
Divestiture 1 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Total 18 $9M 59 $9M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 15 (43%) -
Trade Sale 10 (29%) 140M (61%)
Unknown 4 (11%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (6%) 88M (39%)
IPO 2 (6%) -
Recapitalization 2 (6%) -
Total 35 $228M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
K&L Gates LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $9M
TOTAL $9M
Largest Media Market Group
$9M (2008-01-29)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $140M
< $100M 1 $88M
TOTAL $228M
Largest FURminator, Inc.
$140M (2011-12-22)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
90%
9 90%
Strategic(s)
10%
1 10%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
63%
22 63%
Strategic(s)
37%
13 37%

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