Crates Thompson Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Crates Thompson Capital’s most common sector for investment is restaurants (100%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (100%). In total, Crates Thompson Capital has invested in 1 US state. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2002 when it acquired Waterloo Restaurant Ventures for $6M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity1
    • M&A Buy Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1

Crates Thompson Capital, Inc.

201 Main Street, Suite 2001,
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
United States,
(817)335-1700

Crates Thompson Capital is a lower middle-market investment firm that provides financing for acquisitions, buyouts, growth, and recapitalizations. Crates Thompson looks to invest $2 to $10 million of capital in companies with $20 to $100 million in revenue and valued up to $75 million. Crates Thompson Capital was formed in 1996 and is based in Fort Worth, Texas.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Distribution, Manufacturing

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 100
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 2 10
Enterprise Value 10 75
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $6M $6M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  1

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Waterloo Restaurant Ventures, Inc. 2002-12-23 6M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Vancouver, Washington · www.waterloorv.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Restaurants 1 (100%) 6M (100%) 1 (100%) 6M (100%)
Total 1 $6M 1 $6M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (100%) 6M (100%) 1 (100%) 6M (100%)
  Washington 1 (100%) 6M (100%) 1 (100%) 6M (100%)
Total 1 $6M 1 $6M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (100%) 6M (100%) 1 (100%) 6M (100%)
Total 1 $6M 1 $6M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $6M
TOTAL $6M
Largest Waterloo Restaurant Ventures, Inc.
$6M (2002-12-23)