First Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Mezzanine Finance Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, First Capital Partners has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

First Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment aremanufacturing (25%) and business services (17%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include recapitalization (30%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (30%). In total, First Capital Partners has invested in 13 US states.

In the last 3 years, First Capital Partners has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). First Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Sun Water Systems for $87M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity38
    • M&A Buy Activity24
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 27

First Capital Partners, LLC

1620 Dodge Street, Suite 800,
Omaha, Nebraska 68102
United States
(402) 718-8850
www.firstcapitalpartners.com
info@fcpcapital.com

First Capital Partners is an Omaha, Nebraska-based private investment firm that provides equity and subordinated debt financing to lower middle-market companies. First targets businesses with revenues of $10 to $100 million and EBITDA up to $10 million. Investments are generally used to fund management buyouts, growth capital financings, recapitalizations, divestitures, and generational transfers of ownership. Broad areas of interest include manufacturing, business services, and value-added distribution. First Capital will not invest in startups, early stage companies, high technology, real estate, or retail. First Capital Partners is based in US.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Distribution, E-Commerce, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Food, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Packaging, Real Estate, Retail, Safety/Security, Semiconductors, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 100
Target EBITDA 2 10
Investment Size 3 20
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 18 - 5 - - 1 24
Sell (1.6/yr) # 6 1 1 1 2 3 14
vol $87M $87M
  38

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
RKD Group 2022-08-23 - Secondary Buyout
Richardson, Texas · www.rkdgroup.com
J&E Manufacturing Co. 2022-07-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Plymouth, Minnesota · www.jecompanies.com
Motis Brands Co. 2022-05-24 - Secondary Buyout
Germantown, Wisconsin · www.motisbrands.com
EirMed LLC 2022-05-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Menomonie, Wisconsin · www.eirmed-devices.com
QCC LLC 2021-04-29 - Secondary Buyout
Harwood Heights, Illinois · www.qccorp.com
Advantage Engineers LLC 2021-04-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Columbia, Maryland · www.advantageengineers.com
Calcium Products, Inc. 2020-12-01 - Secondary Buyout
Ames, Iowa · www.calciumproducts.com
Bestronics, Inc. 2019-10-30 - Recapitalization
San Jose, California · www.bestronicsinc.com
Btm Co. LLC 2019-09-01 - Recapitalization
Marysville, Michigan · www.btmcorp.com
Trafera 2019-07-26 - Recapitalization
St. Paul, Minnesota · www.trafera.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Koontz-Wagner Holdings LLC 2014-03-01 eHouse Manufacturing Operations - Siemens AG 2015-02-17 1
South Bend, Indiana · www.koontz-wagner.com Houston, Texas

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 3 (38%) - 6 (25%) -
Business Services 2 (25%) - 4 (17%) -
Communications - - 2 (8%) -
Medical Products 1 (13%) - 2 (8%) -
Automotive - - 1 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (4%) -
E-Commerce 1 (13%) - 1 (4%) -
Food - - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology 1 (13%) - 1 (4%) -
Marketing - - 1 (4%) -
Packaging - - 1 (4%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (4%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (4%) -
Utilities - - 1 (4%) -
Total 8 - 24 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (100%) - 24 (100%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (13%) - 5 (21%) -
  Illinois 1 (13%) - 3 (13%) -
  Minnesota 2 (25%) - 2 (8%) -
  Michigan 1 (13%) - 2 (8%) -
  Indiana 1 (13%) - 2 (8%) -
  Texas - - 2 (8%) -
  Iowa - - 2 (8%) -
  New York 1 (13%) - 1 (4%) -
  Arizona 1 (13%) - 1 (4%) -
  Washington - - 1 (4%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (4%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (4%) -
  California - - 1 (4%) -
Total 8 - 24 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (13%) - 7 (29%) -
Recapitalization 3 (38%) - 7 (29%) -
Growth Capital 2 (25%) - 6 (25%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (13%) - 2 (8%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (4%) -
Divestiture 1 (13%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 8 - 24 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 5 (36%) -
Trade Sale 4 (29%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (21%) 87M (100%)
Recapitalization 2 (14%) -
Total 14 $87M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $87M
TOTAL $87M
Largest Sun Water Systems, Inc. (dba Aquasana)
$87M (2016-08-08)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
13%
3 (13%)
Strategic(s)
4%
1 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
43%
6 (43%)
Strategic(s)
50%
7 (50%)

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