Falconhead Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Falconhead Capital’s most common sectors for investment are beverages (14%) and consumer services (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (47%) and recapitalization (20%). In total, Falconhead Capital has invested in 8 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2003 when it acquired MTN Satellite Communications for $30M.

In the last 3 years, Falconhead Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (55%). Falconhead Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold MTN Satellite Communications for $110M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity11
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 4

Falconhead Capital

75 Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 1600B,
New York, New York 10019
United States
(212) 634-3304
www.falconheadcapital.com
info@falconheadcapital.com

Falconhead Capital is a private equity firm focused on making control investments in lower middle-market companies in the consumer, leisure/lifestyle and media sectors that benefit from the growing number of consumers with a higher standard of living. Falconhead seeks to invest $10 to $100 million per transaction and in conjunction with co-investors can invest up to $100 million. Prospective businesses should have revenues of $20 to $150 million and $5 to $30 million of EBITDA. Falconhead Capital was formed in 1998 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Food, Franchising, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Media, Restaurants

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 20 150
Target EBITDA 5 30
Investment Size 10 100
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 14 - 1 - - - 15
vol $30M $30M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 9 - 2 - - - 11
vol $140M $140M
  26

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
GPSI Holdings LLC 2017-10-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Sarasota, Florida · www.gpsindustries.com
Kwik Tek, Inc. 2017-01-19 - Secondary Buyout
Denver, Colorado · www.kwiktek.com
Rita's Franchise Co. LLC 2017-01-03 - Secondary Buyout
Trevose, Pennsylvania · www.ritasice.com
Multi-Flow Industries LLC 2015-12-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania · www.multiflow.net
Premier Salons, Inc. 2014-12-05 - Bankruptcy
Golden Valley, Minnesota · www.halcyondayspa.com
NYDJ Apparel LLC 2014-01-06 - Secondary Buyout
Vernon, California · www.nydj.com
Escort, Inc. 2013-10-08 - Secondary Buyout
West Chester, Ohio · www.escortradar.com
Extreme Fitness, Inc. 2013-04-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.extremefitness.ca
Competitor Group, Inc. 2012-12-03 - Secondary Buyout
San Diego, California · www.competitorgroup.com
Rita's Franchise Co. LLC 2011-12-01 - Secondary Buyout
Trevose, Pennsylvania · www.ritasice.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Beverages - - 2 (13%) -
Consumer Services - - 2 (13%) -
Media - - 2 (13%) -
Communications - - 1 (7%) 30M (100%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (7%) -
Automotive - - 1 (7%) -
Business Services - - 1 (7%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (7%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (7%) -
Electronics - - 1 (7%) -
Franchising - - 1 (7%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (7%) -
Total - - 15 $30M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 13 (87%) 30M (100%)
  California - - 4 (27%) -
  Florida - - 2 (13%) 30M (100%)
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (13%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (7%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (7%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (7%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (7%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (7%) -
Canada - - 1 (7%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (7%) -
Domestic - - 13 (87%) 30M (100%)
Cross-border - - 2 (13%) -
Total - - 15 $30M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 7 (47%) -
Recapitalization - - 3 (20%) 30M (100%)
Secondary Buyout - - 3 (20%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (7%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (7%) -
Total - - 15 $30M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (55%) 110M (79%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (18%) 30M (21%)
Bankruptcy 1 (9%) -
Sold to Management 1 (9%) -
Trade Sale 1 (9%) -
Total 11 $140M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Thomas Weisel Partners
1
Lazard Middle Market
1
Legal Deals
Greenberg Traurig LLP
2
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $30M
TOTAL $30M
Largest MTN Satellite Communications, Inc.
$30M (2003-02-17)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $110M
< $100M 1 $30M
TOTAL $140M
Largest MTN Satellite Communications, Inc.
$110M (2005-04-07)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
5 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
77%
10 77%
Strategic(s)
23%
3 23%

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