Diamond State Ventures Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Diamond State Ventures has acquired 1 company.

Diamond State Ventures’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (16%) and retail (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (68%) and secondary buyout (16%). In total, Diamond State Ventures has invested in 15 US states.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity31
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22

Diamond State Ventures

200 River Market Avenue, Suite 400,
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
United States
(501) 374-9247
www.diamondstateventures.com
jhays@arcapital.com

Diamond State Ventures (DSV) is a private equity and venture capital firm focused on small and lower middle-market company investments in Arkansas, as well as the Midwest and Southeast US. DSV looks to commit $1 to $5 million per investment, which can take the form of subordinated debt, preferred equity or a combination of the two. Prospective transaction situations include growth capital financings, management buyouts, family successions, recapitalizations, and early stage investments. Sectors of interest include niche manufacturing, business services, media, consumer products and services, education, healthcare, and technology. DSV will not invest in seed or startup companies. Diamond State Ventures is based in Little Rock.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Education, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Media, Technology Hardware

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 2 -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 1 6
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 22 2 1 - - - 25
Sell (0.4/yr) # 4 2 - - - - 6
  31

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Weeks Service Co. 2017-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
League City, Texas · www.weeksservicecompany.com
Standard Precast, Inc. 2016-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Jacksonville, Florida · www.standardprecast.com
Domaille Engineering LLC 2016-11-30 - Secondary Buyout
Rochester, Minnesota · www.domailleengineering.com
Mission Critical Electronics, Inc. 2016-09-30 - Secondary Buyout
Dallas, Texas · www.mission-critical-electronics.com
Verrex Corp. 2016-07-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mountainside, New Jersey · www.verrex.com
Transfer Tool Products, Inc. 2015-08-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Grand Haven, Michigan · www.transfertool.com
Rio Ranch Markets 2015-05-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Fontana, California · www.rioranchmarket.com
Waples Manufacturing, Inc. 2014-10-08 - Secondary Buyout
Fort Worth, Texas · www.waples.com
Jahabow Industries, Inc. 2014-04-30 - Secondary Buyout
Owensville, Missouri · www.jahabow.com
Presence From Innovation (PFI), LLC 2014-04-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
St. Louis, Missouri · www.pfinnovation.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Vestek Industries LLC 2012-11-01 Cerda Industries, Inc. 2014-09-03 2
Houston, Texas · www.vestekindustries.com Houston, Texas · www.cerdaindustries.com
Vestek Industries LLC 2012-11-01 Universal Tank and Fabrication, Inc. 2012-11-01 1
Houston, Texas · www.vestekindustries.com Dubuque, Iowa · www.universaltank.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 4 (21%) - 4 (16%) -
Retail 1 (5%) - 3 (12%) -
Business Services 2 (11%) - 2 (8%) -
Distribution 2 (11%) - 2 (8%) -
Engineering 1 (5%) - 2 (8%) -
Furniture 2 (11%) - 2 (8%) -
Agriculture 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Building Materials 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (4%) -
Electronics - - 1 (4%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Media 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Packaging 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Software - - 1 (4%) -
Total 19 - 25 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 19 (100%) - 25 (100%) -
  Missouri 4 (21%) - 4 (16%) -
  Texas 3 (16%) - 4 (16%) -
  Florida 3 (16%) - 3 (12%) -
  California 1 (5%) - 2 (8%) -
  Arizona 1 (5%) - 2 (8%) -
  Oregon 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
  North Dakota 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
  North Carolina 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
  New Jersey 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
  Michigan 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
  Kentucky 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
  Kansas 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (4%) -
  New York - - 1 (4%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (4%) -
Total 19 - 25 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 13 (68%) - 17 (68%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (16%) - 4 (16%) -
Recapitalization 2 (11%) - 2 (8%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (4%) -
Venture 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 19 - 25 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (50%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (33%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (17%) -
Total 6 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
5 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
56%
5 56%
Strategic(s)
44%
4 44%

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