Carousel Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Carousel Capital has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Carousel Capital’s most common sectors for investment areconsumer services (12%) and business services (9%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) and recapitalization (29%). In total, Carousel Capital has invested in 9 US states.

In the last 3 years, Carousel Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (65%). Carousel Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Nestor Sales for $39M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity55
    • M&A Buy Activity35
    • M&A Sell Activity20
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 8

Carousel Capital

201 N Tryon Street Suite 2450,
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
United States
(704) 372-2040
www.carouselcapital.com
info@carouselcapital.com

Carousel Capital is a private investment group that invests in companies headquartered in the Southeast US. The Firm targets leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations of businesses in consumer products/services, business services, and healthcare services. Carousel will consider both the majority and minority situations. Prospective companies are generally valued up to $250 million and have at least $3 million of EBITDA. Carousel Capital was formed in 1996 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Services, Healthcare Services

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: South US

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 26 3 2 2 2 - 35
Sell (1.0/yr) # 15 2 - 2 1 - 20
vol $39M $39M
  55

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Reliance Partners LLC 2022-08-29 - Recapitalization
Chattanooga, Tennessee · www.reliancepartners.com
APEX Analytix LLC 2022-06-06 - Secondary Buyout
Greensboro, North Carolina · www.apexanalytix.com
Quality Automotive Services LLC 2022-05-16 - Growth Capital
Charlotte, North Carolina
Consolidated Claims Group LLC 2021-12-20 - Secondary Buyout
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.ccgiq.com
Pegasus Transtech LLC 2021-12-14 - Growth Capital
Tampa, Florida · www.transflo.com
Legacy Data Access LLC 2021-07-20 - Recapitalization
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.legacydataaccess.com
The Advantage Software Co. 2021-01-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Mooresville, North Carolina · www.gotoadvantage.com
Ethos Risk Services, Inc. 2020-11-20 - Recapitalization
St. Petersburg, Florida · www.ethosrisk.com
Landscape Workshop, Inc. 2020-09-22 - Recapitalization
Birmingham, Alabama · www.landscapeworkshop.com
Pye-Barker Fire & Safety LLC 2019-11-26 - Secondary Buyout
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.pyebarkerfire.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Services - - 4 (11%) -
Business Services 2 (18%) - 3 (9%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (9%) - 3 (9%) -
Software 1 (9%) - 3 (9%) -
Automotive 1 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
Building Materials - - 2 (6%) -
Environmental 1 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
Franchising - - 2 (6%) -
Information Technology 1 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Information Services - - 1 (3%) -
Insurance 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Machinery 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (3%) -
Packaging - - 1 (3%) -
Publishing - - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) -
Transportation 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 11 - 35 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 11 (100%) - 35 (100%) -
  North Carolina 4 (36%) - 12 (34%) -
  Alabama 2 (18%) - 6 (17%) -
  Florida 3 (27%) - 5 (14%) -
  South Carolina 1 (9%) - 5 (14%) -
  Virginia - - 2 (6%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (6%) -
  Tennessee 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
  Texas - - 1 (3%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (3%) -
Total 11 - 35 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 15 (43%) -
Recapitalization 7 (64%) - 10 (29%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (9%) - 6 (17%) -
Growth Capital 2 (18%) - 2 (6%) -
Divestiture 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Going Private - - 1 (3%) -
Total 11 - 35 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 13 (65%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (15%) 39M (100%)
Trade Sale 2 (10%) -
Unknown 2 (10%) -
Total 20 $39M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Harris Williams & Co.
2
Sagent Advisors LLC
1
William Blair & Co. LLC
1
Legal Deals
K&L Gates LLP
12
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
1
McGuireWoods LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $39M
TOTAL $39M
Largest Nestor Sales LLC
$39M (2015-08-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
17%
6 (17%)
Strategic(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
65%
13 (65%)
Strategic(s)
25%
5 (25%)

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