Champlain Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Champlain Capital has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Champlain Capital’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (30%) and safety/security (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (45%) and secondary buyout (25%). In total, Champlain Capital has invested in 12 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired Badanco Enterprises for $38M.

In the last 3 years, Champlain Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (47%). Champlain Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Best PumpWorks for $285M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity33
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 3

Champlain Capital

1 Post Street, Suite 925,
San Francisco, California 94104
United States
(415) 661-2500
www.champlaincapital.com
dleary@champlaincapital.com

Champlain Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on growth capital financings and investments in businesses facing succession issues. The Firm is a generalist investor investor and will consider opportunities in a broad range of manufacturing, service and distribution industries. Target businesses typically have revenues of $10 to $100 million and EBITDA of $3 to $15 million. Champlain prefers companies located in the US. Champlain will not invest in turnaround situations. Champlain Capital Partners was formed in 2000 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Boston, Massachusetts.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, E-Commerce, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Franchising, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Retail, Safety/Security

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Stake Purchase, Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 100
Target EBITDA 3 15
Investment Size 25 100
Enterprise Value 30 100
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 13 2 1 1 2 1 20
vol $64M $64M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 9 1 2 - 1 - 13
vol $660M $660M
  33

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
FireKing Office & Consumer Products Division 2020-03-03 - Divestiture
New Albany, Indiana
FireKing International LLC 2019-12-01 - Secondary Buyout
New Albany, Indiana · www.fireking.com
Pelton Shepherd Industries, Inc. 2019-06-01 - Growth Capital
Stockton, California · www.peltonshepherd.com
Frontier Fire Protection 2019-04-04 - Secondary Buyout
Denver, Colorado · www.frontierfireprotection.com
PUI Audio, Inc. 2018-10-18 - Divestiture
Dayton, Ohio · www.puiaudio.com
Thibaut, Inc. 2017-12-29 - Secondary Buyout
Newark, New Jersey · www.thibautdesign.com
Freeman Beauty LLC 2017-08-14 - Secondary Buyout
Beverly Hills, California · www.freemanbeauty.com
S.R. Smith LLC 2017-04-21 - Secondary Buyout
Canby, Oregon · www.srsmith.com
Frontier Fire Protection 2016-10-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Denver, Colorado · www.frontierfireprotection.com
Stewart-MacDonald Manufacturing Co., Inc. 2016-02-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Athens, Ohio · www.stewmac.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 3 (38%) - 6 (30%) 47M (73%)
Safety/Security 2 (25%) - 3 (15%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (10%) 17M (27%)
Machinery 1 (13%) - 2 (10%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (10%) -
Business Services - - 1 (5%) -
Distribution - - 1 (5%) -
E-Commerce 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Franchising - - 1 (5%) -
Total 8 - 20 $64M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (100%) - 20 (100%) 64M (100%)
  New Jersey 1 (13%) - 4 (20%) 38M (60%)
  California 1 (13%) - 4 (20%) 26M (40%)
  Indiana 2 (25%) - 2 (10%) -
  Ohio 2 (25%) - 2 (10%) -
  Missouri 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
  Oregon 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
  Maine - - 1 (5%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (5%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (5%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (5%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (5%) -
  Texas - - 1 (5%) -
Total 8 - 20 $64M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (13%) - 9 (45%) 64M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (38%) - 5 (25%) -
Divestiture 2 (25%) - 2 (10%) -
Recapitalization 1 (13%) - 2 (10%) -
Growth Capital 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Venture - - 1 (5%) -
Total 8 - 20 $64M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (46%) -
Trade Sale 4 (31%) 90M (24%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (23%) 285M (76%)
Total 13 $375M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Prestwick Partners LLC
2
BB&T Capital Markets
1
Lincoln International
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 3 $64M
TOTAL $64M
Largest Badanco Enterprises, Inc.
$38M (2005-02-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $570M
< $100M 1 $90M
TOTAL $660M
Largest Best PumpWorks, Inc.
$285M (2013-12-09)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
75%
6 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
2 25%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
64%
7 64%
Strategic(s)
36%
4 36%

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