Hicks Holdings Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Hicks Holdings’ most common sectors for investment are leisure (30%) and automotive (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (60%) and secondary buyout (20%). In total, Hicks Holdings has invested in 3 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Greatwide Logistics Services for $730M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (60%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 3

Hicks Holdings LLC

100 Crescent Court, Suite 1200,
Dallas, Texas 75201
United States
www.hicksholdings.com
info@hicksholdings.com

Hicks Holdings is the family office that owns and operates the Hicks Family Assets. Hicks Holdings consists of Hicks Sports Group, Hicks Equity Partners, Hicks Real Estate Partners, and Hicks Trans American Partners. Hicks Equity Partners (HEP) is the private equity unit and generally seeks investment opportunities in media, branded foods, consumer products, energy, and industrials. HEP looks for established companies with strong cash flows and proven track records. Typical transactions include divestitures, acquisitions of private or public companies, growth financings, and distressed/special situations. Hicks Equity Partners along with the rest of Hicks Holdings is located in Dallas, Texas.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Food, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Leisure, Machinery, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Real Estate

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 10 - - - - - 10
vol $1.2B $1.2B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 4 - 1 - - - 5
  15

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Just Brakes 2017-01-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Dallas, Texas · www.justbrakes.com
Just Brakes 2013-12-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Dallas, Texas · www.justbrakes.com
H-D Advanced Manufacturing Co. 2012-12-11 - Acquisition Financing
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Latrobe Specialty Metals, Inc. 2012-02-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Latrobe, Pennsylvania · www.latrobesteel.com
Anvita, Inc. 2011-12-07 - Add-on Acquisition
San Diego, California · www.anvitahealth.com
Hicks Sports Marketing Group 2009-07-07 - Shut Down
Dallas, Texas · www.hickssportsmarketing.com
Greatwide Logistics Services LLC 2008-12-01 - Bankruptcy
Dallas, Texas · www.greatwide.com
Latrobe Specialty Metals, Inc. 2006-12-08 215M USD Divestiture
Latrobe, Pennsylvania · www.latrobesteel.com
Greatwide Logistics Services LLC 2006-12-07 730M USD Secondary Buyout
Dallas, Texas · www.greatwide.com
Hicks Sports Marketing Group 2006-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Dallas, Texas · www.hickssportsmarketing.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
H-D Advanced Manufacturing Co. 2012-12-11 Firstmark Corp. 2018-09-19 1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Chatsworth, California · www.firstmarkcorp.com
H-D Advanced Manufacturing Co. 2012-12-11 Numeric Machine, Inc. 2016-07-20 5
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Edmonton, Alberta · www.numeric.ca
H-D Advanced Manufacturing Co. 2012-12-11 Intellifuse Technologies LLC 2014-12-10 4
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Houston, Texas
H-D Advanced Manufacturing Co. 2012-12-11 Crown Precision Machining 2014-10-17 3
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Irwindale, California · www.crownprecision.com
H-D Advanced Manufacturing Co. 2012-12-11 Sungear, Inc. 2014-07-01 2
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania San Diego, California · www.sungearinc.com
H-D Advanced Manufacturing Co. 2012-12-11 Overton Chicago Gear, Inc. 2012-12-14 1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Addison, Illinois · www.oc-gear.com
DirecPath LLC 2006-05-02 Biltmore Communications, Inc. 2007-11-06 2
Atlanta, Georgia · www.direcpath.com Atlanta, Georgia · www.biltmorecomm.com
DirecPath LLC 2006-05-02 Apartment MediaWorks LLC 2006-10-31 1
Atlanta, Georgia · www.direcpath.com Alpharetta, Georgia

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Leisure 1 (25%) - 3 (30%) 250M (21%)
Transportation - - 1 (10%) 730M (61%)
Metals/Mining - - 1 (10%) 215M (18%)
Automotive - - 1 (10%) -
Electronics 1 (25%) - 1 (10%) -
Manufacturing 1 (25%) - 1 (10%) -
Marketing - - 1 (10%) -
Media 1 (25%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 4 - 10 $1.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (75%) - 9 (90%) 1.2B (100%)
  Texas 1 (25%) - 6 (60%) 980M (82%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (25%) - 2 (20%) 215M (18%)
  Georgia 1 (25%) - 1 (10%) -
Argentina 1 (25%) - 1 (10%) -
Domestic 3 (75%) - 9 (90%) 1.2B (100%)
Cross-border 1 (25%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 4 - 10 $1.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (75%) - 6 (60%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (20%) 980M (82%)
Divestiture - - 1 (10%) 215M (18%)
Acquisition Financing 1 (25%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 4 - 10 $1.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (40%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (20%) -
Shut Down 1 (20%) -
Trade Sale 1 (20%) -
Total 5 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Jones Day
1
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.2B
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Greatwide Logistics Services LLC
$730M (2006-12-07)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 100%

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