CHS Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

CHS Capital’s most common sectors for investment are distribution (24%) and business services (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (49%) and secondary buyout (33%). In total, CHS Capital has invested in 18 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired AMF Bowling Worldwide for $670M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (46%). CHS Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold The Hillman Companies for $815M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity87
    • M&A Buy Activity41
    • M&A Sell Activity46
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 27
  • M&A Advisors 1

CHS Capital LLC

10 South Wacker Drive, Suite 3175,
Chicago, Illinois 60606
United States,
(312)876-1840
www.chsonline.com
chs@chsonline.com

CHS Capital (formerly Code Hennessy & Simmons) is a large private equity firm that targets US based company investments in a variety of sectors. CHS will consider both control and non-control positions in businesses with proven management and strong growth potential. Broad sectors of interest include business services, consumer services, consumer products, distribution, industrial products and infrastructure. The Firm looks for businesses valued from $75 to $300 million. CHS will not invest in venture opportunities or turnaround situations. CHS was formed in 1988 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Infrastructure, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Plastics, Staffing, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 75 300
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 41 - - - - - 41
vol $1.1B $1.1B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 45 1 - - - - 46
vol $1.7B $1.7B
  87

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
TricorBraun, Inc. 2016-11-30 - Secondary Buyout
St. Louis, Missouri · www.tricorbraun.com
KHC Holdings, Inc. (dba Kele, Inc.) 2015-11-06 - Secondary Buyout
Bartlett, Tennessee · www.kele.com
Woodstream Corp. 2015-04-27 - Secondary Buyout
Lititz, Pennsylvania · www.woodstream.com
Royall & Co. 2015-02-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Richmond, Virginia · www.royall.com
WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems, LLC 2015-02-03 - Secondary Buyout
El Segundo, California · www.weblaundry.com
Acton Mobile Industries LLC 2014-08-26 - Secondary Buyout
Baltimore, Maryland · www.actonmobile.com
Dura-Line Holdings, Inc. 2014-08-18 630M USD Add-on Acquisition
Knoxville, Texas · www.duraline.com
LVI Services, Inc. 2014-04-24 - Merger
New York City, New York · www.lviservices.com
GSE Environmental, Inc. 2014-04-05 - Bankruptcy
Houston, Texas · www.gseworld.com
Swank Audio Visuals LLC 2012-11-13 - Add-on Acquisition
St. Louis, Missouri · www.swankav.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Kranson Industries, Inc. 2006-07-01 Columbia Packaging, Inc. 2008-08-07 3
St. Louis, Missouri Coquitlam, British Columbia
Mainline Supply Co., Inc. 2007-02-07 United Water Works, Inc. 2007-11-08 2
Dayton, Ohio · www.mainlinesupply.com Santa Ana, California · www.unitedwaterworks.com
Kranson Industries, Inc. 2006-07-01 Ryco Packaging Corp. 2007-07-23 2
St. Louis, Missouri Omaha, Nebraska · www.ryco.com
Mainline Supply Co., Inc. 2007-02-07 Eagle Underground Utility Supply Co. 2007-07-09 1
Dayton, Ohio · www.mainlinesupply.com Dallas, Texas
Kranson Industries, Inc. 2006-07-01 Independent Packaging, Inc. 2007-03-16 1
St. Louis, Missouri Quincy, Massachusetts

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Distribution 2 (100%) - 10 (23%) -
Business Services - - 4 (9%) 45M (4%)
Packaging - - 4 (9%) -
Machinery - - 3 (7%) 18M (2%)
Leisure - - 2 (5%) 670M (59%)
Construction - - 2 (5%) 240M (21%)
Furniture - - 2 (5%) 62M (5%)
Consumer Services - - 2 (5%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (5%) -
Environmental - - 2 (5%) -
Healthcare Services - - 2 (5%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (5%) -
Plastics - - 2 (5%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (2%) 100M (9%)
Building Materials - - 1 (2%) -
Food - - 1 (2%) -
Retail - - 1 (2%) -
Total 2 - 43 $1.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) - 43 (100%) 1.1B (100%)
  California - - 6 (14%) 240M (21%)
  Missouri 1 (50%) - 5 (12%) -
  Virginia - - 5 (12%) 670M (59%)
  Tennessee - - 4 (9%) 62M (5%)
  Texas - - 4 (9%) -
  Ohio 1 (50%) - 3 (7%) 18M (2%)
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (5%) 100M (9%)
  New York - - 2 (5%) -
  Michigan - - 2 (5%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (5%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (2%) 45M (4%)
  Wisconsin - - 1 (2%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (2%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Iowa - - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (2%) -
Total 2 - 43 $1.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 21 (49%) 670M (59%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (100%) - 14 (33%) 385M (34%)
Recapitalization - - 4 (9%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (2%) 62M (5%)
Divestiture - - 1 (2%) 18M (2%)
Growth Capital - - 1 (2%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (2%) -
Total 2 - 43 $1.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 23 (50%) 815M (47%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (15%) 911M (53%)
Bankruptcy 5 (11%) -
Trade Sale 4 (9%) -
Divestiture 2 (4%) -
IPO 2 (4%) -
Recapitalization 2 (4%) -
Merger 1 (2%) -
Total 46 $1.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $910M
< $100M 4 $225M
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest AMF Bowling Worldwide, Inc.
$670M (2004-02-27)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.7B
< $100M 1 $24M
TOTAL $1.7B
Largest The Hillman Companies, Inc.
$815M (2010-06-03)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
95%
20 95%
Strategic(s)
5%
1 5%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
73%
30 73%
Strategic(s)
27%
11 27%

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