Five Points Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Five Points Capital has acquired 9 companies. It has also invested in 7 others.

Five Points Capital’s most common sectors for investment are business services (13%) and distribution (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (37%) and recapitalization (25%). In total, Five Points Capital has invested in 30 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired Young Innovations for $314M.

In the last 3 years, Five Points Capital has exited 10 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (53%). Five Points Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Specialty Care for $2.3B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity110
    • M&A Buy Activity72
    • M&A Sell Activity38
  • Total Sectors Invested 30
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 68
  • M&A Advisors 1

Five Points Capital

101 N. Cherry Street, Suite 700,
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101
United States
(336) 733-0350
www.fivepointscapital.com

Five Points Capital makes both direct private equity and junior capital investments in US-based middle-market companies. Five Points prefers control based investments and will consider opportunities in a variety of industries. For both equity and mezzanine investments, the Firm looks to commit $5 to $25 million of capital in businesses with at least $10 million in sales and $3 million of EBITDA. Five Points Capital was formerly known as BB&T Capital Partners and re-branded in 2015. The Firm was established in 1997 and is based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Digital Media, Distribution, Education, Environmental, Franchising, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Plastics, Safety/Security, Software, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 -
Target EBITDA 3 -
Investment Size 5 25
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.6/yr) # 54 2 8 3 5 - 72
vol $336M $336M
Sell (2.8/yr) # 24 4 3 5 2 - 38
vol $3.8B $3.8B
  110

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
ASPEQ Heating Group LLC 2019-11-12 - Secondary Buyout
St. Louis, Mississippi · www.aspeqheating.com
GrammaTech, Inc. 2019-11-11 - Recapitalization
Ithaca, New York · www.grammatech.com
BrandFX Body Co. 2019-11-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Fort Worth, Texas · www.brandfxbody.com
Industrial Valve Sales & Services 2019-09-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Eight Mile, Alabama · www.indvalve.com
Welcome Dairy Holdings LLC 2019-07-09 - Growth Capital
Colby, Wisconsin · www.welcomedairy.com
StrataTech Education Group 2019-06-18 - Secondary Buyout
Phoenix, Arizona · www.stratatech.com
SignatureMD, Inc. 2019-04-01 - Growth Capital
Marina Del Rey, California · www.signaturemd.com
SeraCare Life Sciences, Inc. 2018-11-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Milford, Massachusetts · www.seracare.com
Fleetgistics, Inc. 2018-11-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Orlando, Florida · www.fleetgistics.com
Quick Med Claims LLC 2018-11-12 - Secondary Buyout
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.quickmedclaims.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
GrammaTech, Inc. 2019-11-11 JuliaSoft S.r.l. 2020-07-22 1
Ithaca, New York · www.grammatech.com Verona, Italy · www.juliasoft.com
Northwest Plan Services, Inc. 2015-05-20 Venuti & Associates 2020-04-20 2
Seattle, Washington · www.nwp401k.com Los Altos, California · www.venutiassociates.com
Jones & Frank Corp. 2012-01-04 Petroleum Solutions, Inc. (PSI) 2019-09-27 4
Morrisville, North Carolina · www.jones-frank.com Edinburg, Texas
Jones & Frank Corp. 2012-01-04 M.L. Leonard, Inc. 2019-08-05 3
Morrisville, North Carolina · www.jones-frank.com Blue Ridge, Virginia · www.mlleonardinc.com
Synoptek, Inc. 2015-10-30 Dynamics Resources, Inc. 2019-05-02 3
Irvine, California · www.synoptek.com Vernon Hills, Illinois · www.dynamics-resources.com
The Winebow Group 2012-01-09 The Winebow Group - Wholesale Operations 2019-03-28 1
Glen Allen, Virginia · www.winebow.com , Massachusetts
GPS TrackIt 2017-06-07 Fleet Trax Vehicle Tracking Systems 2019-02-06 3
Roswell, Georgia · www.gpstrackit.com Mound, Texas · www.fleettrax.net
GPS TrackIt 2017-06-07 InTouchGPS LLC 2019-02-06 2
Roswell, Georgia · www.gpstrackit.com Lakeland, Florida · www.intouchgps.com
GPS TrackIt 2017-06-07 TSO Mobile 2019-02-06 1
Roswell, Georgia · www.gpstrackit.com Miami, Florida · www.tsomobile.com
Belmont Instrument LLC 2017-12-18 HC LIFE Ltd. 2018-09-04 2
Billerica, Massachusetts · www.belmontinstrument.com Berkshire, United Kingdom · www.hclifeltd.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 4 (13%) - 9 (12%) -
Distribution 3 (10%) - 9 (12%) -
Education 3 (10%) - 5 (7%) 22M (7%)
Medical Products 1 (3%) - 4 (5%) 314M (93%)
Automotive 2 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
Transportation - - 4 (5%) -
Consumer Services 2 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Information Technology 2 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Marketing 2 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Safety/Security 2 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Beverages 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Consumer Products - - 2 (3%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Life Science - - 2 (3%) -
Machinery 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Manufacturing 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (1%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (1%) -
Communications - - 1 (1%) -
Defense - - 1 (1%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) -
Food 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Franchising - - 1 (1%) -
Furniture - - 1 (1%) -
Information Services - - 1 (1%) -
Media 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (1%) -
Software 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 31 - 74 $336M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 31 (100%) - 74 (100%) 336M (100%)
  North Carolina 2 (6%) - 9 (12%) -
  Virginia 2 (6%) - 8 (11%) -
  California 4 (13%) - 6 (8%) -
  Georgia 4 (13%) - 5 (7%) -
  New York 3 (10%) - 4 (5%) -
  Florida - - 4 (5%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
  Utah - - 3 (4%) 22M (7%)
  South Carolina - - 3 (4%) -
  Wisconsin 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
  Michigan 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
  Maryland 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
  Illinois 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) 314M (93%)
  Arizona 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  New Hampshire 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Texas - - 2 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (3%) -
  Alabama 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Washington 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Missouri 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Minnesota 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Louisiana 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (1%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (1%) -
  District of Columbia - - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (1%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (1%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (1%) -
  Mississippi - - 1 (1%) -
Total 31 - 74 $336M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (23%) - 27 (36%) 22M (7%)
Recapitalization 8 (26%) - 18 (24%) -
Secondary Buyout 5 (16%) - 12 (16%) -
Growth Capital 9 (29%) - 11 (15%) -
Going Private - - 2 (3%) 314M (93%)
Consolidation 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (1%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Venture - - 1 (1%) -
Total 31 - 74 $336M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 21 (55%) 2.8B (74%)
Trade Sale 8 (21%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (11%) 985M (26%)
Recapitalization 3 (8%) -
Sold to Management 2 (5%) -
Total 38 $3.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
DLA Piper
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $314M
< $100M 1 $22M
TOTAL $336M
Largest Young Innovations, Inc.
$314M (2013-01-31)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.3B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.5B
TOTAL $3.8B
Largest Specialty Care, Inc.
$2.3B (2011-05-24)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
95%
19 95%
Strategic(s)
5%
1 5%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
71%
27 71%
Strategic(s)
29%
11 29%

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