CoBe Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

CoBe Capital’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (14%) and distribution (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include divestiture (94%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (7%). In total, CoBe Capital has invested in 4 US states and 9 different countries.

In the last 3 years, CoBe Capital has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (60%). CoBe Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2020 when it sold Techco Security for $27M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity20
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 1

CoBe Capital

220 East 42nd Street, 31st Floor,
New York, New York 10017
United States
(212) 338-0235
www.cobecapital.com
ncohen@cobecapital.com

CoBe Capital is a private equity firm focused on acquiring underperforming businesses as well as new platform companies (up to $1 billion in revenue) with good management. Sectors of interest include manufacturing, value-added distribution, and retail. Prospective companies generally have attractive gross margins, stable customers, under-utilized operating capacity, and significant competitive advantages. CoBe Capital was formed in 1994 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Consumer Products, Distribution, Education, Furniture, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Retail, Technology Hardware

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - 1,000
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 13 1 1 - - - 15
Sell (0.6/yr) # 2 1 - 1 - 1 5
vol $27M $27M
  20

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Techco Security 2020-01-09 27M SEK Add-on Acquisition
Madrid, Italy · www.techcosecurity.com
Sandvik - Mining Systems Operations 2018-03-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Stockholm, Sweden
Völker GmbH 2017-07-31 - Divestiture
Witten, Germany · www.voelker.de
Sandvik - Mining Systems Operations 2016-07-18 - Divestiture
Stockholm, Sweden
LSI Corporation of America, Inc. 2016-04-01 - Unknown
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.lsi-casework.com
Techco Security 2015-07-24 - Divestiture
Madrid, Italy · www.techcosecurity.com
Printing Systems Group Holding B.V. 2015-03-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Almere, Netherlands · www.psg-holding.eu
Hatria Srl 2014-01-21 - Divestiture
Teramo, Italy · www.hatria.com
Printing Systems Group Holding B.V. 2013-10-07 - Divestiture
Almere, Netherlands · www.psg-holding.eu
LSI Corporation of America, Inc. 2013-06-19 - Divestiture
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.lsi-casework.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Stark Manufacturing, Inc. 2002-09-01 Tubes N’ Hoses 2009-03-11 1
Paris, Arkansas · www.starkmfg.com Waxahachie, Texas · www.tubesnhoses.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products - - 2 (13%) -
Distribution 1 (20%) - 2 (13%) -
Furniture - - 2 (13%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (7%) -
Building Materials 1 (20%) - 1 (7%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (7%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (20%) - 1 (7%) -
Manufacturing 1 (20%) - 1 (7%) -
Medical Products 1 (20%) - 1 (7%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (7%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (7%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (7%) -
Total 5 - 15 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (60%) - 4 (27%) -
  New York 1 (20%) - 1 (7%) -
  California 1 (20%) - 1 (7%) -
  Arkansas 1 (20%) - 1 (7%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (7%) -
Germany 1 (20%) - 2 (13%) -
Italy 1 (20%) - 2 (13%) -
Canada - - 2 (13%) -
  Ontario - - 2 (13%) -
France - - 1 (7%) -
Finland - - 1 (7%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (7%) -
Slovenia - - 1 (7%) -
Sweden - - 1 (7%) -
Domestic 3 (60%) - 4 (27%) -
Cross-border 2 (40%) - 11 (73%) -
Total 5 - 15 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Divestiture 5 (100%) - 14 (93%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (7%) -
Total 5 - 15 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (40%) 27M (100%)
Shut Down 1 (20%) -
Trade Sale 1 (20%) -
Unknown 1 (20%) -
Total 5 $27M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Wolf Theiss
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $27M
TOTAL $27M
Largest Techco Security
$27M (2020-01-09)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
14 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 100%

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