Gen Cap America Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Gen Cap America has acquired 3 companies.

Gen Cap America’s most common sectors for investment aredistribution (22%) and business services (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (77%) and divestiture (11%). In total, Gen Cap America has invested in 27 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2015 when it acquired Canfield Technologies for $23M.

In the last 3 years, Gen Cap America has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Gen Cap America’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Challenger Lifts for $38M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity81
    • M&A Buy Activity55
    • M&A Sell Activity26
  • Total Sectors Invested 23
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22
  • M&A Advisors 4

Gen Cap America, Inc.

40 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 420,
Nashville, Tennessee 37215
United States
(615) 256-0231
www.gencapamerica.com
info@gencapamerica.com

Gen Cap America, Inc. is a private investment firm focused on acquisitions and recapitalization of mid-sized businesses. Gen Cap looks to invest in privately held companies or non-core divestitures generating $5 to $100 million in annual revenues. Gen Cap prefers businesses operating in basic industries, such as manufacturing, distribution, and services. The Firm avoids investing in real estate or 'high-tech' businesses. Gen Cap America was formed in 1988 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Furniture, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Marketing, Metals/Mining, Staffing, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 200
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 50 2 3 - - - 55
vol $55M $55M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 21 1 1 1 - 2 26
vol $38M $38M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Blower Application Co., Inc. 2024-02-26 - Secondary Sale
Germantown, Wisconsin · www.bloapco.com
Bargain Barn, Inc. 2024-02-15 - Trade Sale
Athens, Tennessee · www.myugo.com
Renaissance Electronics & Communications LLC 2022-02-01 - Trade Sale
Harvard, Massachusetts · www.rec-usa.com
Lab Products LLC 2021-09-02 - Divestiture
Seaford, Delaware · www.labproductsinc.com
Harford Systems, Inc. 2021-09-02 - Divestiture
Aberdeen, Maryland · www.harfordsystems.com
L.W. Allen, Inc. 2021-08-02 - Trade Sale
Madison, Wisconsin · www.lwallen.com
Frontier Packaging, Inc. 2021-01-06 - Secondary Buyout
Tukwila, Washington · www.frontierpackaging.com
Eastern Business Forms, Inc. 2020-08-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mauldin, South Carolina · www.ebf-inc.com
TFM Services 2020-08-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Wichita, Kansas · www.tfmservices.net
Calspan Aero Systems Engineering, Inc. 2020-07-28 - Trade Sale
St. Paul, Minnesota · www.aseholdings.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Distribution 3 (18%) - 12 (22%) -
Machinery 1 (6%) 23M (100%) 5 (9%) 23M (42%)
Business Services 2 (12%) - 5 (9%) -
Manufacturing 3 (18%) - 5 (9%) -
Consumer Products 2 (12%) - 4 (7%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 2 (4%) 14M (25%)
Aerospace - - 2 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Packaging 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Retail - - 2 (4%) -
Staffing 2 (12%) - 2 (4%) -
Automotive - - 1 (2%) 19M (34%)
Digital Media - - 1 (2%) -
Electronics - - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Furniture - - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (2%) -
Marine - - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (2%) -
Plastics 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) -
Total 17 $23M 55 $55M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 17 (100%) 23M (100%) 54 (100%) 55M (100%)
  Tennessee - - 7 (13%) 14M (25%)
  Florida - - 5 (9%) -
  Missouri 1 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
  Georgia - - 3 (6%) -
  Arizona - - 3 (6%) -
  South Carolina 2 (12%) - 2 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) 19M (34%)
  Minnesota 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
  Maryland 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
  Louisiana 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
  Kansas 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
  Texas 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
  Kentucky - - 2 (4%) -
  Wisconsin - - 2 (4%) -
  New Jersey 1 (6%) 23M (100%) 1 (2%) 23M (42%)
  Indiana 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Illinois 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Delaware 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Washington 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  New York 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Hampshire 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) -
  California - - 1 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (2%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
Total 17 $23M 54 $55M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 11 (65%) - 42 (76%) -
Divestiture 3 (18%) 23M (100%) 6 (11%) 42M (75%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
Recapitalization 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) 14M (25%)
Growth Capital 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 17 $23M 55 $55M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 10 (38%) -
Secondary Sale 9 (35%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (12%) 38M (100%)
Unknown 3 (12%) -
Recapitalization 1 (4%) -
Total 26 $38M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Stout Risius Ross LLC
1
EdgePoint Capital Advisors
1
Legal Deals
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
2
Waller
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 3 $55M
TOTAL $55M
Largest Canfield Technologies, Inc.
$23M (2015-08-17)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $38M
TOTAL $38M
Largest Challenger Lifts, Inc.
$38M (2013-05-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
5%
3 (5%)
Strategic(s)
11%
6 (11%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
35%
9 (35%)
Strategic(s)
50%
13 (50%)

FAQ

When was Gen Cap America, Inc. founded?

Gen Cap America, Inc. was founded in 1988.

What type of investor is Gen Cap America, Inc.?

Gen Cap America, Inc. is a private equity firm.

Where is Gen Cap America, Inc. headquartered?

Gen Cap America, Inc. is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

How much capital does Gen Cap America, Inc. have under management?

Gen Cap America, Inc. has 250M USD under management.

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