Capitala Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Capitala Group has acquired 9 companies. It has also invested in 7 others.

Capitala Group’s most common sectors for investment are business services (13%) and manufacturing (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (42%) and growth capital (25%). 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 10 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (37%). 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 Activity116
    • M&A Buy Activity80
    • M&A Sell Activity36
  • Total Sectors Invested 37
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 73
  • 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 (4.2/yr) # 59 5 2 5 6 3 80
vol $479M $479M
Sell (2.8/yr) # 22 4 3 2 5 - 36
vol $140M $88M $228M
  116

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Rapid Fire Protection, Inc. 2020-01-30 - Secondary Buyout
Rapid City, South Dakota · www.rapidfireinc.com
J5 Infrastructure Partners 2020-01-14 - Growth Capital
Irvine, California · www.j5infrastructurepartners.com
Peterson Manufacturing LLC 2020-01-09 - Growth Capital
Sarasota, Florida · www.petersonmfg.com
Chief Fire Prevention & Mechanical Corp. 2019-12-19 - Growth Capital
Mount Vernon, New York · www.chieffire.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
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Rapid Fire Protection, Inc. 2020-01-30 Brick Wall Fire Sprinkler LLC 2020-09-15 1
Rapid City, South Dakota · www.rapidfireinc.com Colorado Springs, Colorado · www.brickwallfire.com
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
Corporate Visions, Inc. 2015-05-29 Memzy 2019-10-23 1
Reno, Nevada · www.corporatevisions.com Sausalito, California · www.memzy.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
AmeriMark Direct LLC 2005-03-18 Fresh Finds LLC 2019-02-28 4
Cleveland, Ohio · www.amerimark.com North Wales, Pennsylvania · www.freshfinds.com
AmeriMark Direct LLC 2005-03-18 Harriet Carter Gifts, Inc. 2019-02-28 3
Cleveland, Ohio · www.amerimark.com North Wales, Pennsylvania · www.harrietcarter.com
ThreeBridge Solutions LLC 2018-01-04 3sage Consulting LLC 2019-01-03 3
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.threebridge.com Alpharetta, Georgia · www.3sageconsulting.com
ThreeBridge Solutions LLC 2018-01-04 BlueLine Associates, Inc. 2018-11-07 2
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.threebridge.com Cary, North Carolina · www.blueline-associates.com
ThreeBridge Solutions LLC 2018-01-04 LiftPoint Consulting, Inc. 2018-10-25 1
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.threebridge.com Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.liftpointconsulting.com
AmeriMark Direct LLC 2005-03-18 LTD Commodities LLC 2017-12-20 2
Cleveland, Ohio · www.amerimark.com Bannockburn, Illinois · www.ltdcommodities.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 4 (12%) - 10 (12%) -
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 (4%) 470M (98%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 3 (4%) -
Building Materials - - 3 (4%) -
Food - - 3 (4%) -
Machinery 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Marketing 2 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Medical Products 3 (9%) - 3 (4%) -
Retail 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Agriculture - - 2 (2%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (2%) -
Electronics 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 2 (6%) - 2 (2%) -
Leisure - - 1 (1%) 9M (2%)
Aerospace 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Communications 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%) -
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%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 34 $470M 81 $479M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 34 (100%) 470M (100%) 79 (98%) 479M (100%)
  Florida 3 (9%) - 10 (12%) -
  California 5 (15%) 470M (100%) 9 (11%) 479M (100%)
  Georgia 5 (15%) - 7 (9%) -
  North Carolina 2 (6%) - 7 (9%) -
  Tennessee 3 (9%) - 6 (7%) -
  Texas 2 (6%) - 5 (6%) -
  New York 3 (9%) - 3 (4%) -
  Connecticut 2 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
  Indiana 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
  South Carolina - - 3 (4%) -
  Washington 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%) -
  Virginia 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  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%) 79 (98%) 479M (100%)
Cross-border - - 2 (2%) -
Total 34 $470M 81 $479M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 11 (32%) - 34 (42%) 9M (2%)
Growth Capital 11 (32%) - 20 (25%) -
Recapitalization 6 (18%) - 10 (12%) -
Secondary Buyout 5 (15%) - 9 (11%) -
Stake Purchase - - 3 (4%) -
Venture - - 3 (4%) -
Going Private 1 (3%) 470M (100%) 1 (1%) 470M (98%)
Divestiture - - 1 (1%) -
Total 34 $470M 81 $479M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 15 (42%) -
Trade Sale 11 (31%) 140M (61%)
Unknown 4 (11%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (6%) 88M (39%)
IPO 2 (6%) -
Recapitalization 2 (6%) -
Total 36 $228M

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 1 $140M
< $100M 1 $88M
TOTAL $228M
Largest FURminator, Inc.
$140M (2011-12-22)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
92%
12 92%
Strategic(s)
8%
1 8%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
61%
22 61%
Strategic(s)
39%
14 39%

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