Gen Cap America Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Gen Cap America has acquired 10 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Gen Cap America’s most common sectors for investment are distribution (20%) and machinery (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (81%) and divestiture (8%). In total, Gen Cap America has invested in 25 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 7 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 Activity72
    • M&A Buy Activity52
    • M&A Sell Activity20
  • Total Sectors Invested 23
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20
  • M&A Advisors 2

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 41 - 3 4 2 2 52
vol $55M $55M
Sell (1.8/yr) # 11 2 1 3 2 1 20
vol $38M $38M
  72

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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 - Add-on Acquisition
St. Paul, Minnesota · www.aseholdings.com
Griffin Gear, Inc. 2019-11-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Roebuck, South Carolina · www.griffingear.com
Mayflower Sales Co. Inc. 2019-05-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Brooklyn, New York · www.mfsales.com
Alpha Technics, Inc. 2019-05-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Irvine, California · www.alphatechnics.com
Avanti Products LLC 2019-03-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Miami, Florida · www.avantiproducts.com
Blower Application Co., Inc. 2018-12-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Germantown, Wisconsin · www.bloapco.com
CPS Distributors, Inc. 2018-11-05 - Unknown
Westminster, Colorado · www.cpsdistributors.com
Positex, Inc. 2018-10-02 - Growth Capital
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.optp.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Distribution 3 (14%) - 10 (19%) -
Machinery 2 (9%) 23M (100%) 5 (10%) 23M (42%)
Business Services 2 (9%) - 4 (8%) -
Consumer Products 2 (9%) - 4 (8%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (5%) - 3 (6%) 14M (25%)
Manufacturing 1 (5%) - 3 (6%) -
Automotive 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) 19M (34%)
Aerospace 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment 2 (9%) - 2 (4%) -
Electronics 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Retail 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Staffing 2 (9%) - 2 (4%) -
Digital Media 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Furniture - - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (2%) -
Marine - - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (2%) -
Packaging - - 1 (2%) -
Plastics 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) -
Total 22 $23M 52 $55M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 22 (100%) 23M (100%) 51 (100%) 55M (100%)
  Tennessee 1 (5%) - 7 (14%) 14M (25%)
  Florida - - 5 (10%) -
  Missouri 2 (9%) - 3 (6%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (9%) - 3 (6%) -
  Arizona 1 (5%) - 3 (6%) -
  Georgia - - 3 (6%) -
  Wisconsin 2 (9%) - 2 (4%) -
  South Carolina 2 (9%) - 2 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) 19M (34%)
  Minnesota 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Louisiana 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Kansas 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Texas 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Kentucky - - 2 (4%) -
  New Jersey 1 (5%) 23M (100%) 1 (2%) 23M (42%)
  New Hampshire 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Indiana 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Illinois 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Virginia 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  New York 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) -
  California - - 1 (2%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
Total 22 $23M 51 $55M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 19 (86%) - 42 (81%) -
Divestiture 1 (5%) 23M (100%) 4 (8%) 42M (75%)
Recapitalization 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) 14M (25%)
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (4%) -
Growth Capital 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 22 $23M 52 $55M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 7 (35%) -
Trade Sale 7 (35%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (15%) 38M (100%)
Unknown 2 (10%) -
Recapitalization 1 (5%) -
Total 20 $38M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
EdgePoint Capital Advisors
1
Legal Deals
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
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
PE Firm(s)
60%
6 60%
Strategic(s)
40%
4 40%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
47%
9 47%
Strategic(s)
53%
10 53%

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