First Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

First Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (22%) and business services (18%). The Firm’s most common investment types include recapitalization (31%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (27%). In total, First Capital Partners has invested in 13 US states.

In the last 3 years, First Capital Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (63%). 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 Activity31
    • M&A Buy Activity23
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 24

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 15 3 - - 5 - 23
Sell (1.0/yr) # 3 2 1 1 1 - 8
vol $87M $87M
  31

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Trinity3 Technology LLC 2019-11-26 - Recapitalization
Saint Paul, Minnesota · www.trinity3.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
Motis Brands Co. 2019-05-08 - Consolidation
Germantown, Wisconsin · www.motisbrands.com
RKD Group 2019-01-30 - Growth Capital
Richardson, Texas · www.rkdgroup.com
Adolph Kiefer & Associates LLC 2019-01-01 - Secondary Buyout
Zion, Illinois · www.kiefer.com
Century Tool & Gage Co. 2018-04-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Fenton, Michigan · www2.centurytool.com
Labriola Baking Co. 2017-08-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Alsip, Illinois · www.labriolabaking.com
Advantage Engineers LLC 2016-10-03 - Growth Capital
Columbia, Maryland · www.advantageengineers.com
Color Craft Graphic Arts LLC 2016-10-01 - Growth Capital
Manitowoc, Wisconsin · www.ccga.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Motis Brands Co. 2019-05-08 Discount Ramps LLC (DRC Holdings) 2019-05-08 1
Germantown, Wisconsin · www.motisbrands.com Germantown, Wisconsin · www.discountramps.com
Qcc LLC 2012-04-23 Numerical Precision 2018-01-17 2
Harwood Heights, Illinois · www.qccorp.com Wheeling, Illinois · www.numericalprecision.com
Qcc LLC 2012-04-23 Qualiseal Technology, Inc. 2017-06-01 1
Harwood Heights, Illinois · www.qccorp.com Harwood Heights, Illinois · www.qualiseal.com
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
Qcc LLC 2012-04-23 A&K C.N.C. Machining LLC 2015-01-22 1
Harwood Heights, Illinois · www.qccorp.com Northbrook, Illinois

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 3 (23%) - 5 (22%) -
Business Services 2 (15%) - 4 (17%) -
Medical Products 2 (15%) - 2 (9%) -
Automotive 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Chemicals 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Communications - - 1 (4%) -
E-Commerce 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Engineering 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Food - - 1 (4%) -
Marketing 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Packaging - - 1 (4%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (4%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (4%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Utilities - - 1 (4%) -
Total 13 - 23 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 13 (100%) - 23 (100%) -
  Wisconsin 3 (23%) - 5 (22%) -
  Illinois 2 (15%) - 3 (13%) -
  Texas 1 (8%) - 2 (9%) -
  Michigan 1 (8%) - 2 (9%) -
  Iowa 1 (8%) - 2 (9%) -
  Indiana 1 (8%) - 2 (9%) -
  New York 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
  Minnesota 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
  Maryland 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
  Arizona 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
  Washington - - 1 (4%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (4%) -
  California - - 1 (4%) -
Total 13 - 23 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Recapitalization 3 (23%) - 7 (30%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (8%) - 6 (26%) -
Growth Capital 6 (46%) - 6 (26%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (8%) - 2 (9%) -
Consolidation 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Divestiture 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 13 - 23 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (38%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (25%) 87M (100%)
Recapitalization 2 (25%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (13%) -
Total 8 $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
PE Firm(s)
75%
3 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
1 25%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
29%
2 29%
Strategic(s)
71%
5 71%

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