Commonwealth Venture Funding Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

Commonwealth Venture Funding’s most common sectors for investment aredistribution (25%) and food (25%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (75%) and growth capital (25%). In total, Commonwealth Venture Funding has invested in 4 US states.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). Commonwealth Venture Funding’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Specialty Brands of America for $155M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity6
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

Commonwealth Venture Funding (CVFG)

PO Box 3009,
Wakefield, Massachusetts 01880
United States
(781) 684-0095
www.cvfg.com
wjbooth@cvfg.com

Commonwealth Venture Funding Group (CVFG) is an independent private equity firm focused on making investments in small and middle-market firms. CVFG areas of focus include manufacturing and value-added distribution for industrial markets, consumer durables, and food. The Firm prefers businesses located in the US and will only consider investments resulting in controlling interest. CVFG will not finance turnarounds. CVFG was formed in 1998 and is located in Wakefield, Massachusetts.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Consumer Products, Distribution, Food, Manufacturing

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

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

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $155M $155M
  6

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Antaya Technologies Corp. 2014-09-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Cranston, Rhode Island · www.antaya.com
Specialty Brands of America, Inc. 2014-04-03 155M USD Add-on Acquisition
Westbury, New York · www.sbamerica.com
Delta Electric, Inc. 2006-01-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Logan, West Virginia · www.deltaelectricwv.com
Carroll Technologies Group 2006-01-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Harlan, Kentucky · www.carrolltechnologiesgroup.com
Antaya Technologies Corp. 2005-09-22 - Growth Capital
Cranston, Rhode Island · www.antaya.com
Specialty Brands of America, Inc. 2004-01-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Westbury, New York · www.sbamerica.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Distribution - - 1 (25%) -
Food - - 1 (25%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (25%) -
Safety/Security 1 (100%) - 1 (25%) -
Total 1 - 4 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (100%) - 4 (100%) -
  Kentucky 1 (100%) - 1 (25%) -
  West Virginia - - 1 (25%) -
  Rhode Island - - 1 (25%) -
  New York - - 1 (25%) -
Total 1 - 4 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (100%) - 3 (75%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (25%) -
Total 1 - 4 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (100%) 155M (100%)
Total 2 $155M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $155M
TOTAL $155M
Largest Specialty Brands of America, Inc.
$155M (2014-04-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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