Fireman Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Fireman Capital Partners has acquired 3 companies.

Fireman Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are beverages (34%) and apparel/textiles (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (50%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (42%). In total, Fireman Capital Partners has invested in 9 US states.

In the last 3 years, Fireman Capital Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (60%). Fireman Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold Skip Hop for $140M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 5

Fireman Capital Partners

800 South Street Suite 600,
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453
United States
(617) 671-0555
www.firemancapital.com
info@firemancapital.com

Fireman Capital Partners (FCP) is a private equity firm that invests in growth-oriented consumer products and services companies primarily located in the US. FCP focuses on companies with strong market positions, experienced management, and unique/differentiated products. The Firm targets companies operating in the fields of Active Sports & Footwear, Consumer Products/ Soft Lines, Apparel & Accessories, Food & Beverage, and Retail / Restaurants. Fireman Capital Partners was formed in 2008 and is based in Waltham, Massachusetts.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Food, Restaurants, Retail

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 25 150
Target EBITDA 5 20
Investment Size 20 60
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) # 9 - 1 2 - - 12
Sell (0.4/yr) # 3 - 1 - 1 - 5
vol $128M $140M $268M
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
IdeaPaint, Inc. 2019-09-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Ashland, Massachusetts · www.ideapaint.com
Bandon Holdings LLC 2018-05-21 - Secondary Buyout
Woodbury, Minnesota · www.anytimefitness.com
CANarchy Craft Brewery 2018-01-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Longmont, Colorado · www.canarchy.beer
Dunn's River Brands 2017-12-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Frisco, Texas · www.dunnsriverbrands.com
Skip Hop, Inc. 2017-02-23 140M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.skiphop.com
Surfside Coffee Co. 2014-03-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Miami, Florida · www.surfsidecoffee.net
Skip Hop, Inc. 2013-11-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New York, New York · www.skiphop.com
Hudson Clothing LLC 2013-10-02 98M USD Add-on Acquisition
Commerce, California · www.hudsonjeans.com
Salt Lake Brewing Co. 2012-09-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.utahbeers.com
Serena & Lily, Inc. 2011-11-11 - Secondary Buyout
Sausalito, California · www.serenaandlily.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Dunn's River Brands 2017-12-15 Temple Turmeric, Inc. 2019-08-01 1
Frisco, Texas · www.dunnsriverbrands.com New York, New York · www.templeturmeric.com
CANarchy Craft Brewery 2018-01-22 Oskar Blues Brewing Co. 2018-01-22 1
Longmont, Colorado · www.canarchy.beer Lyons, Colorado · www.oskarblues.com
Dunn's River Brands 2017-12-15 Sweet Leaf Tea Co. 2017-12-15 2
Frisco, Texas · www.dunnsriverbrands.com Austin, Texas · www.sweetleaftea.com
Dunn's River Brands 2017-12-15 Tradewinds Beverage Co. 2017-12-15 1
Frisco, Texas · www.dunnsriverbrands.com Cincinnati, Ohio · www.tradewindstea.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Beverages 2 (50%) - 4 (33%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 2 (17%) -
Consumer Products - - 2 (17%) -
Consumer Services 1 (25%) - 1 (8%) -
Furniture - - 1 (8%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (8%) -
Restaurants 1 (25%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 4 - 12 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 4 (100%) - 12 (100%) -
  California - - 3 (25%) -
  Colorado 1 (25%) - 2 (17%) -
  Texas 1 (25%) - 1 (8%) -
  Minnesota 1 (25%) - 1 (8%) -
  Florida 1 (25%) - 1 (8%) -
  Utah - - 1 (8%) -
  New York - - 1 (8%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (8%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (8%) -
Total 4 - 12 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital - - 6 (50%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (75%) - 5 (42%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (25%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 4 - 12 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (60%) 268M (100%)
Secondary Sale 1 (20%) -
Trade Sale 1 (20%) -
Total 5 $268M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Houlihan Lokey
1
Consensus Advisors LLC
1
ROTH Capital Partners LLC
1
Legal Deals
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
4
Goodwin Procter LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $140M
< $100M 2 $128M
TOTAL $268M
Largest Skip Hop, Inc.
$140M (2017-02-23)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
25%
1 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
3 75%

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