HM Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

HM Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are media (32%) and food (22%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (79%) and secondary buyout (16%). In total, HM Capital Partners has invested in 11 US states and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired Milk Specialties for $340M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (34%). HM Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Swift for $1.5B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity34
    • M&A Buy Activity19
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 1

HM Capital Partners LLC

200 Crescent Court, Suite 1600,
Dallas, Texas 75201
United States
(214) 740-7300
www.hmcapital.com
cbauer@hmcapital.com

HM Capital (formerly Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, Inc.) is a private equity firm that seeks investments in middle-market companies valued between $100 million and $1 billion. HM Capital's investments include acquisitions of large corporate divestitures, acquisitions or recapitalizations of privately owned or publicly traded businesses, and acquisitions of distressed businesses either through a restructuring or bankruptcy process. Sectors of interest include media, consumer products, energy, financial services, food/beverage, information services and niche manufacturing. HM Capital Partners was formed in 1989 and is based in Dallas, Texas.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Beverages, Business Services, Consumer Products, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, Media, Oil/Gas Exploration, Publishing, Renewable Energy

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 25 -
Enterprise Value 100 1,000
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 19 - - - - - 19
vol $657M $657M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 14 1 - - - - 15
vol $3.5B $3.5B
  34

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Milk Specialties Co. 2016-06-27 - Secondary Buyout
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.milkspecialties.com
Puerto Rico Cable Co. (dba Choice Cable TV) 2015-06-03 276M USD Add-on Acquisition
Mercedita, Puerto Rico · www.choicecable.net
Viasystems Group, Inc. 2014-09-22 927M USD Add-on Acquisition
St. Louis, Missouri · www.viasystems.com
UniTek Global Services, Inc. 2013-11-26 - Secondary Buyout
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.unitekglobalservices.com
LIN Media LLC 2013-07-30 - Merger
Providence, Rhode Island · www.linmedia.com
Ed Broking LLP 2013-01-16 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.edbroking.com
Milk Specialties Co. 2011-11-07 340M USD Secondary Buyout
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.milkspecialties.com
Earthbound Farm, Inc. 2010-12-14 - Secondary Buyout
San Juan Bautista, California · www.ebfarm.com
Swett & Crawford Group, Inc. 2010-07-09 - Divestiture
Atlanta, Georgia · www.swett.com
Ed Broking LLP 2010-07-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.edbroking.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Media 1 (25%) 30M (100%) 6 (32%) 92M (14%)
Food - - 4 (21%) 565M (86%)
Insurance - - 2 (11%) -
Beverages 1 (25%) - 1 (5%) -
Construction - - 1 (5%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (25%) - 1 (5%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (5%) -
Publishing - - 1 (5%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (25%) - 1 (5%) -
Software - - 1 (5%) -
Total 4 $30M 19 $657M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 4 (100%) 30M (100%) 14 (74%) 595M (91%)
  Texas 2 (50%) - 3 (16%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (11%) -
  Maine 1 (25%) 30M (100%) 1 (5%) 30M (5%)
  Washington 1 (25%) - 1 (5%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (5%) 340M (52%)
  Colorado - - 1 (5%) 225M (34%)
  Wisconsin - - 1 (5%) -
  Utah - - 1 (5%) -
  Rhode Island - - 1 (5%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (5%) -
  California - - 1 (5%) -
Canada - - 2 (11%) 62M (9%)
  British Columbia - - 1 (5%) 62M (9%)
  Alberta - - 1 (5%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (5%) -
Poland - - 1 (5%) -
Puerto Rico - - 1 (5%) -
Domestic 4 (100%) 30M (100%) 14 (74%) 595M (91%)
Cross-border - - 5 (26%) 62M (9%)
Total 4 $30M 19 $657M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (75%) 30M (100%) 15 (79%) 317M (48%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (25%) - 3 (16%) 340M (52%)
Going Private - - 1 (5%) -
Total 4 $30M 19 $657M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (40%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (33%) 3.5B (100%)
Bankruptcy 1 (7%) -
Divestiture 1 (7%) -
Merger 1 (7%) -
Trade Sale 1 (7%) -
Total 15 $3.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $565M
< $100M 2 $92M
TOTAL $657M
Largest Milk Specialties Co.
$340M (2011-11-07)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.5B
$100M to $1B 4 $2.0B
TOTAL $3.5B
Largest Swift & Co.
$1.5B (2007-07-12)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
4 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
57%
8 57%
Strategic(s)
43%
6 43%

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