Generation Equity Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Generation Equity Capital’s most common sectors for investment are distribution (34%) and food (34%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (67%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%). In total, Generation Equity Capital has invested in 2 US states.

In the last 3 years, Generation Equity Capital has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity5
    • M&A Buy Activity3
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

Generation Equity Capital LLC

141 Dorchester Ave.,
Boston, Massachusetts 02127
United States
www.generation-equity.com
info@generationequity.com

Generation Equity Capital is a private investment firm focused on lower-middle market acquisitions and investments across the US. The Firm will consider both control and minority positions and will pursue a variety of investment situations including buyouts, recapitalizations, divestitures, distressed situations, growth capital financings, and successions. Generation Equity Capital does not have any sector preferences and generally looks at companies with up to $50 million in revenue. Generation Equity Capital is based in Boston, Massachusetts.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, E-Commerce, Education, Food, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Media, Retail

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 3 50
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 1 5
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) # 3 - - - - - 3
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - - - 2 - 2
  5

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Dancing Deer Baking Co., Inc. 2019-01-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Boston, Massachusetts · www.dancingdeer.com
Sherrill, Inc. 2019-01-09 - Secondary Buyout
Greensboro, North Carolina · www.sherrilltree.com
Second Time Around 2011-04-29 - Growth Capital
Boston, Massachusetts · www.secondtimearound.net
Sherrill, Inc. 2008-06-01 - Growth Capital
Greensboro, North Carolina · www.sherrilltree.com
Dancing Deer Baking Co., Inc. 2005-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Boston, Massachusetts · www.dancingdeer.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Distribution - - 1 (33%) -
Food - - 1 (33%) -
Retail 1 (100%) - 1 (33%) -
Total 1 - 3 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (100%) - 3 (100%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (100%) - 2 (67%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (33%) -
Total 1 - 3 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 1 (100%) - 2 (67%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (33%) -
Total 1 - 3 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 1 (50%) -
Trade Sale 1 (50%) -
Total 2 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%

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