Forrest Binkley and Brown Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Forrest Binkley and Brown’s most common sectors for investment are communications (23%) and construction (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (67%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (23%). In total, Forrest Binkley and Brown has invested in 4 US states.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (43%). Forrest Binkley and Brown’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 1997 when it sold InnoTech for $134M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity23
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14

Forrest Binkley and Brown

19800 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 690 ,
Irvine, California 92612
United States
(949) 222-1987
www.fbbvc.com
fbb@fbbvc.com

Forrest Binkley & Brown (FBB) is a private equity firm focused on investing in middle-market buyouts and growth capital financings in Southern California. FBB prefers to act as the lead investor and looks to partner with management when pursuing acqusitions. Typical investments range from $2 to $6 million per transaction. Forrest Binkley & Brown was formed in 1993 and is based in California, with offices in Irvine and Solana Beach.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Business Services, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Electrical Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Life Science, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Retail, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 2 6
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 9 - - - - - 9
Sell (0.0/yr) # 14 - - - - - 14
vol $134M $134M
  23

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
AirClic, Inc. 2014-11-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Trevose, Pennsylvania · www.airclic.com
American Lighting Supply 2014-04-29 - Add-on Acquisition
San Diego, California · www.americanlighting.net
Cooking.com, Inc. 2013-03-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Monica, California · www.cooking.com
American Asphalt & Grading Company, Inc. 2008-07-02 - Secondary Buyout
North Las Vegas, Nevada · www.aaandg.com
Tekni-Plex, Inc. 2008-06-02 - Secondary Buyout
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.tekni-plex.com
UltraLink, Inc. 2006-05-04 - Merger
Newport Beach, California · www.ultralink.com
Ascendent Telecommunications, Inc. 2006-03-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Redwood City, California · www.ascendenttelecom.com
DispenseSource 2005-10-20 - Venture
Lake Forest, California · www.dispensesource.com
FieldCentrix, Inc. 2005-09-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Irvine, California · www.fieldcentrix.com
American Asphalt & Grading Company, Inc. 2005-07-11 - Secondary Buyout
North Las Vegas, Nevada · www.aaandg.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications 2 (67%) - 2 (22%) -
Construction - - 1 (11%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (11%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (11%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (33%) - 1 (11%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (11%) -
Packaging - - 1 (11%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (11%) -
Total 3 - 9 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (100%) - 9 (100%) -
  California 3 (100%) - 5 (56%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (22%) -
  Texas - - 1 (11%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (11%) -
Total 3 - 9 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 3 (100%) - 6 (67%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 2 (22%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (11%) -
Total 3 - 9 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (57%) 134M (100%)
Divestiture 2 (14%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (14%) -
IPO 1 (7%) -
Merger 1 (7%) -
Total 14 $134M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $134M
TOTAL $134M
Largest InnoTech, Inc.
$134M (1997-03-03)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
25%
3 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
9 75%

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