Capitala Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Capitala Group has acquired 10 companies. It has also invested in 9 others.

Capitala Group’s most common sectors for investment are business services (13%) and manufacturing (6%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (41%) and growth capital (27%). In total, Capitala Group has invested in 26 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired California Pizza Kitchen for $470M.

In the last 3 years, Capitala Group has exited 11 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (35%). Capitala Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold Xirgo Technologies for $400M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity125
    • M&A Buy Activity85
    • M&A Sell Activity40
  • Total Sectors Invested 41
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 75
  • 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (4.2/yr) # 64 2 5 6 4 4 85
vol $479M $479M
Sell (2.8/yr) # 26 3 2 5 - 4 40
vol $140M $88M $400M $628M
  125

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
PEOPLEASE 2021-05-19 - Unknown
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina · www.peoplease.com
CIS Secure Computing, Inc. 2021-04-20 - Secondary Buyout
Ashburn, Virginia · www.cissecure.com
Point Broadband LLC 2021-04-16 - Secondary Buyout
West Point, Georgia · www.point-broadband.com
Fremont-Wright LLC 2021-02-25 - Growth Capital
Memphis, Tennessee · www.fremontwright.com
Xirgo Technologies LLC 2021-02-12 400M USD Add-on Acquisition
Camarillo, California · www.xirgotech.com
Proactive Dealer Solutions 2021-02-09 - Growth Capital
Huntersville, North Carolina · www.bdcexperts.com
United Air Temp 2021-01-26 - Recapitalization
Lorton, Virginia · www.unitedairtemp.com
American Landscaping Partners LLC 2021-01-19 - Growth Capital
Fort Worth, Texas · www.thelandscapepartners.com
PEOPLEASE 2020-08-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina · www.peoplease.com
Rapid Fire Protection, Inc. 2020-01-30 - Secondary Buyout
Rapid City, South Dakota · www.rapidfireinc.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 2011-10-11 AMG Medical, Inc. - DME Brand Business 2016-10-17 16
Port Washington, New York · www.drivemedical.com , Quebec
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 2011-10-11 DeVilbiss Healthcare LLC 2015-07-02 15
Port Washington, New York · www.drivemedical.com Somerset, Pennsylvania · www.devilbisshealthcare.com
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 2011-10-11 Columbia Medical 2015-04-10 14
Port Washington, New York · www.drivemedical.com Santa Fe Springs, California · www.columbiamedical.com
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 2011-10-11 Patterson Medical - Days Products 2014-05-19 13
Port Washington, New York · www.drivemedical.com Warrenville, Illinois
AmeriMark Direct LLC 2005-03-18 Dr. Leonard's Healthcare Corp. 2007-12-14 4
Cleveland, Ohio · www.amerimark.com Edison, New Jersey · www.drleonards.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 5 (15%) - 11 (13%) -
Manufacturing 1 (3%) - 5 (6%) -
Consumer Products 2 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
Information Technology 3 (9%) - 4 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (3%) - 4 (5%) -
Restaurants 2 (6%) 470M (100%) 3 (3%) 470M (98%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 3 (3%) -
Building Materials - - 3 (3%) -
Food - - 3 (3%) -
Machinery 1 (3%) - 3 (3%) -
Marketing 2 (6%) - 3 (3%) -
Medical Products 3 (9%) - 3 (3%) -
Retail 1 (3%) - 3 (3%) -
Agriculture - - 2 (2%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (2%) -
Electronics 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (2%) -
Leisure - - 1 (1%) 9M (2%)
Aerospace - - 1 (1%) -
Automotive 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Communications - - 1 (1%) -
Construction 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (1%) -
Distribution - - 1 (1%) -
E-Commerce 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Engineering 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) -
Financial Services 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Franchising - - 1 (1%) -
Information Services - - 1 (1%) -
Infrastructure 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Life Science 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Media 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Plastics - - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Software - - 1 (1%) -
Staffing - - 1 (1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 34 $470M 86 $479M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 34 (100%) 470M (100%) 84 (98%) 479M (100%)
  Florida 3 (9%) - 10 (12%) -
  California 3 (9%) 470M (100%) 9 (10%) 479M (100%)
  North Carolina 3 (9%) - 8 (9%) -
  Tennessee 4 (12%) - 7 (8%) -
  Georgia 4 (12%) - 7 (8%) -
  Texas 3 (9%) - 6 (7%) -
  South Carolina - - 4 (5%) -
  New York 3 (9%) - 3 (3%) -
  Connecticut 2 (6%) - 3 (3%) -
  Indiana 1 (3%) - 3 (3%) -
  Washington 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Virginia 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Ohio 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Nevada 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Illinois 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Missouri - - 2 (2%) -
  Louisiana - - 2 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 2 (2%) -
  South Dakota 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Minnesota 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (1%) -
  Mississippi - - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (1%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (1%) -
Canada - - 1 (1%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 34 (100%) 470M (100%) 84 (98%) 479M (100%)
Cross-border - - 2 (2%) -
Total 34 $470M 86 $479M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (24%) - 35 (41%) 9M (2%)
Growth Capital 14 (41%) - 23 (27%) -
Recapitalization 7 (21%) - 11 (13%) -
Secondary Buyout 4 (12%) - 9 (10%) -
Stake Purchase - - 3 (3%) -
Venture - - 3 (3%) -
Going Private 1 (3%) 470M (100%) 1 (1%) 470M (98%)
Divestiture - - 1 (1%) -
Total 34 $470M 86 $479M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 17 (43%) -
Trade Sale 11 (28%) 140M (22%)
Unknown 5 (13%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (8%) 488M (78%)
IPO 2 (5%) -
Recapitalization 2 (5%) -
Total 40 $628M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
K&L Gates LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $470M
< $100M 1 $9M
TOTAL $479M
Largest California Pizza Kitchen, Inc.
$470M (2011-05-25)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $540M
< $100M 1 $88M
TOTAL $628M
Largest Xirgo Technologies LLC
$400M (2021-02-12)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
10%
9 (10%)
Strategic(s)
1%
1 (1%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
45%
18 (45%)
Strategic(s)
38%
15 (38%)

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