Carson Private Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Carson Private Capital has acquired 1 company.

Carson Private Capital’s most common sectors for investment are media (25%) and retail (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and secondary buyout (38%). In total, Carson Private Capital has invested in 3 US states and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired Milk Specialties for $340M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). Carson Private Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold Canpages for $171M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

Carson Private Capital

500 Victory Plaza East, 3030 Olive Street,
Dallas, Texas 75219
United States
(214) 999-1000
www.carsoncapital.com
info@carsonfunds.com

Carson Private Capital is a private equity firm that provides a select group of ultra high net worth individuals and family offices' access to investment opportunities located in the United States and Europe. The firm concentrates on the sectors of consumer, food and energy. Carson Private Capital was founded in 1997 and is based in Dallas, Texas.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Consumer Products, Energy Services and Equipment, Food, Oil/Gas Exploration

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Western Europe, Eastern Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 7 - 1 - - - 8
vol $861M $861M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 1 - - - - 3
vol $171M $171M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Grenade (UK) Ltd. 2017-03-06 - Secondary Buyout
Coventry, United Kingdom · www.grenadefatburner.com
Milk Specialties Co. 2016-06-27 - Secondary Buyout
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.milkspecialties.com
Spence Diamonds Ltd. 2015-04-08 125M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Vancouver, British Columbia · www.spencediamonds.com
PittaRosso SpA 2015-01-08 304M EUR Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Legnaro, Italy · www.pittarosso.com
Alex and Ani, Inc. 2014-12-09 - Stake Purchase
Cranston, Rhode Island · www.alexandani.com
Milk Specialties Co. 2011-11-07 340M USD Secondary Buyout
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.milkspecialties.com
Canpages, Inc. 2010-03-30 171M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Barrie, British Columbia · www.canpages.ca
Russian Alcohol Group ZAO 2009-12-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Moscow, Russia · www.rusalco.ru
MaineToday Media, Inc. 2009-06-15 30M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Portland,, Maine · www.mainetodaymedia.com
Russian Alcohol Group ZAO 2008-07-18 - Secondary Buyout
Moscow, Russia · www.rusalco.ru
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 2 (40%) 429M (93%) 2 (25%) 429M (50%)
Media 1 (20%) 30M (7%) 2 (25%) 92M (11%)
Food - - 1 (13%) 340M (39%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (20%) - 1 (13%) -
Beverages - - 1 (13%) -
Consumer Products 1 (20%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 5 $459M 8 $861M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (40%) 30M (7%) 3 (38%) 370M (43%)
  Maine 1 (20%) 30M (7%) 1 (13%) 30M (3%)
  Rhode Island 1 (20%) - 1 (13%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (13%) 340M (39%)
Canada 1 (20%) 125M (27%) 2 (25%) 187M (22%)
  British Columbia 1 (20%) 125M (27%) 2 (25%) 187M (22%)
Italy 1 (20%) 304M (66%) 1 (13%) 304M (35%)
United Kingdom 1 (20%) - 1 (13%) -
Russia - - 1 (13%) -
Domestic 2 (40%) 30M (7%) 3 (38%) 370M (43%)
Cross-border 3 (60%) 429M (93%) 5 (63%) 491M (57%)
Total 5 $459M 8 $861M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (60%) 459M (100%) 4 (50%) 521M (61%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (20%) - 3 (38%) 340M (39%)
Stake Purchase 1 (20%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 5 $459M 8 $861M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (67%) 171M (100%)
Secondary Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 $171M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $769M
< $100M 2 $92M
TOTAL $861M
Largest Milk Specialties Co.
$340M (2011-11-07)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $171M
TOTAL $171M
Largest Canpages, Inc.
$171M (2010-03-30)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
5 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%

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