Falfurrias Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Falfurrias Capital Partners has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 7 others.

Falfurrias Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (17%) and financial services (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (52%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (33%). In total, Falfurrias Capital Partners has invested in 15 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2009 when it acquired Capital Bank Financial for $900M.

In the last 3 years, Falfurrias Capital Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity45
    • M&A Buy Activity31
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 3

Falfurrias Capital Partners

100 North Tryon Street, Suite 4100,
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
United States
(704) 371-3220
www.falfurriascapital.com
ttaylor@falfurriascapital.com

Falfurrias Capital Partners is a private equity firm that invests in lower and middle-market companies located in the Eastern US. Falfurrias focuses on companies with experienced management teams, differentiated product features, diverse customers, revenues in excess of $10 million, and EBITDA of $5 million to $40 million. The Firm looks to invest at least $25 million per transaction. Specific areas of interest include financial services, consumer products, health care, building products, manufacturing, business services, education, training, infrastructure, and information services. The Firm will consider a variety of transaction types, including buyouts, growth capital financings, recapitalization, and corporate divestitures. Falfurrias Capital Partners was formed in 2006 and based in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Electrical Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Retail, Software, Utilities

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 -
Target EBITDA 5 40
Investment Size 25 200
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (3.4/yr) # 14 4 2 1 6 4 31
vol $900M $900M
Sell (1.8/yr) # 5 4 - 1 1 3 14
  45

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
SixAxis LLC 2022-11-17 - Secondary Buyout
Andrews, South Carolina · www.sixaxisllc.com
Penta Group, LLC 2022-09-28 - Consolidation
Washington, District of Columbia · www.pentagroup.co
Ballast Research 2022-09-28 - Merger
Washington, District of Columbia · www.ballastresearch.com
Said Differently, Inc. 2022-09-08 - Stake Purchase
Miami, Florida · www.saiddifferently.com
Industry Dive 2022-07-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Washington, District of Columbia · www.industrydive.com
Commodity & Ingredient Hedging LLC 2022-03-22 - Growth Capital
Chicago, Illinois · www.cihedging.com
engage fi LLC 2022-02-09 - Growth Capital
Tampa, Florida · www.engagefi.com
Marquis Software Solutions, Inc. 2021-11-30 - Secondary Buyout
Plano, Texas · www.gomarquis.com
Local Live Honey 2021-09-28 - Secondary Buyout
Greeley, Colorado · www.localhivehoney.com
H Code Media LLC 2021-08-30 - Growth Capital
Santa Monica, California · www.hcodemedia.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Penta Group, LLC 2022-09-28 Ballast Research 2022-09-28 1
Washington, District of Columbia · www.pentagroup.co Washington, District of Columbia · www.ballastresearch.com
Sauer Brands, Inc. 2019-06-21 Chicago Custom Foods LLC 2020-05-05 2
Richmond, Virginia · www.sauerbrands.com Elk Grove Village, Illinois · www.kernelseasons.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 4 (25%) - 5 (16%) -
Financial Services - - 3 (10%) 900M (100%)
Food 3 (19%) - 3 (10%) -
Marketing 2 (13%) - 3 (10%) -
Software 1 (6%) - 3 (10%) -
Education 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Information Technology 2 (13%) - 2 (6%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Electronics - - 1 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Engineering - - 1 (3%) -
Information Services 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Machinery 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 - 31 $900M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 16 (100%) - 31 (100%) 900M (100%)
  North Carolina 3 (19%) - 9 (29%) 900M (100%)
  Virginia 2 (13%) - 3 (10%) -
  Florida 2 (13%) - 3 (10%) -
  District of Columbia 1 (6%) - 3 (10%) -
  Colorado 2 (13%) - 2 (6%) -
  Texas 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
  Washington 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Ohio 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  New York 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Illinois 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  California 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (3%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 - 31 $900M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 11 (69%) - 16 (52%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (13%) - 10 (32%) 900M (100%)
Divestiture - - 2 (6%) -
Consolidation 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 - 31 $900M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 7 (50%) -
Trade Sale 3 (21%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (14%) -
IPO 1 (7%) -
Merger 1 (7%) -
Total 14 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Croft & Bender LP
1
Legal Deals
K&L Gates LLP
3
McGuireWoods LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $900M
TOTAL $900M
Largest Capital Bank Financial Corp.
$900M (2009-12-17)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Strategic(s)
6%
2 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
50%
7 (50%)
Strategic(s)
43%
6 (43%)

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