Capricorn Holdings Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Capricorn Holdings’ most common sectors for investment are business services (19%) and consumer products (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (73%) and growth capital (10%). In total, Capricorn Holdings has invested in 7 US states and 2 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (30%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity21
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

Capricorn Holdings

Greenwich, Connecticut 0683
United States
www.capricornholdings.com
info@capricornholdings.com

Capricorn Holdings is a privately held investment group that seeks to investments in middle-market companies operating in basic industries. The firm pursues transactions valued between $50 and $500 million and looks for companies with moderate to low technological risk, strong customer franchises, history of profits, low capital intensity, and possessing undervalued assets. Post acquisition, Capricorn looks to improve operations and build through acquisitions. In addition to distressed situations, Capricorn also purses traditional buyouts, acquisitions, recapitalizations, and spin-offs. Capricorn Holdings was founded in 1987 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Information Technology, Machinery, Metals/Mining, Real Estate, Restaurants, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, PIPE, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 50 500
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 11 - - - - - 11
Sell (0.0/yr) # 10 - - - - - 10
  21

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
iMapData, Inc. 2015-12-01 - Merger
McLean, Vermont · www.imapdata.com
iMapData, Inc. 2012-07-09 - Growth Capital
McLean, Vermont · www.imapdata.com
SDI, Inc. 2011-06-30 - Secondary Buyout
Bristol, Pennsylvania · www.sdi.com
Whitestone Acquisition Corp. 2008-11-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Bloomington, Indiana · www.whitestonecorp.com
Mrs. Fields Famous brands, Inc. 2008-10-24 - Bankruptcy
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.mrsfields.com
Mrs. Fields Famous brands, Inc. 2007-03-21 - PIPE
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.mrsfields.com
Americana Foods Limited 2006-10-31 - Bankruptcy
Dallas, Texas
CCC Information Services, Inc. 2006-02-10 - Secondary Buyout
Chicago, Illinois · www.cccis.com
Natco Pharma Ltd. 2003-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hyderabad, India · www.natcopharma.co.in
DynCorp International LLC 2003-01-01 - Trade Sale
Falls Church, Virginia · www.dyn-intl.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 1 (100%) - 2 (18%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (9%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (9%) -
Food - - 1 (9%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (9%) -
Life Science - - 1 (9%) -
Machinery - - 1 (9%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (9%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (9%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (9%) -
Total 1 - 11 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (100%) - 10 (91%) -
  Virginia - - 3 (27%) -
  Utah - - 2 (18%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (100%) - 1 (9%) -
  Vermont - - 1 (9%) -
  Texas - - 1 (9%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (9%) -
India - - 1 (9%) -
Domestic 1 (100%) - 10 (91%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (9%) -
Total 1 - 11 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 8 (73%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (9%) -
PIPE - - 1 (9%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (100%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 1 - 11 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 5 (50%) -
Bankruptcy 2 (20%) -
Merger 2 (20%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (10%) -
Total 10 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
25%
1 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
3 75%

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