HSBC Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

HSBC Capital’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (13%) and business services (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (71%) and divestiture (13%). In total, HSBC Capital has invested in 14 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Axcan Pharmaceuticals for $1.3B.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (42%). HSBC Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Equitrac for $161M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity41
    • M&A Buy Activity24
    • M&A Sell Activity17
  • Total Sectors Invested 19
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25

HSBC Capital

452 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor,
New York, New York 10018
United States
(212)525-5969
www.hsbcnet.com/pi/north-america/

HSBC Capital (North America) the US and Canada principal investments arm of HSBC. HSBC Capital consists of HSBC Capital Canada and HSBC Capital USA. The Group focuses on making private equity and mezzanine investments in profitable, mid-market companies and select real estate transactions. The Group will consider both control and minority positions. Investment proceeds are generally used to support buyouts, expansion financings, recapitalizations, and real estate acquisitions. In addition to targeting US based opportunities, the Group will also consider investments in Latin America. Broad sectors of interest include manufacturing, service, and distribution. HSBC Capital was formed in 1991 and is based in New York City, HSBC Capital has become Graycliff partners on Dec 2011.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Agriculture, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Plastics, Real Estate, Retail, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, Latin/South America

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 20
Enterprise Value 20 75
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 24 - - - - - 24
vol $1.7B $1.7B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 17 - - - - - 17
vol $208M $208M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Jet LithoColor, Inc. 2014-04-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Downers Grove, Illinois · www.jetlitho.com
Balance Bar Co. 2012-11-26 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.balance.com
City Carting Holding Co., Inc. 2012-04-01 - Secondary Buyout
Stamford, Connecticut · www.citycarting.net
Brooks Instrument LLC 2012-01-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Hatfield, Pennsylvania · www.brooksinstrument.com
Globe Food Equipment Co. 2011-12-05 - Secondary Buyout
Dayton, Ohio · www.globeslicers.com
Collins Industries, Inc. 2011-12-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hutchinson, Kansas · www.collinsind.com
Flash Global Logistics, Inc. 2011-12-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Montville, New Jersey · www.flashlogistics.com
Tops Markets LLC 2011-12-05 - Secondary Buyout
Williamsville, New York · www.topsmarket.com
Boom LLC 2011-12-05 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.boomllc.com
Tulsa Welding School, Inc. 2011-12-05 - Unknown
Tulsa, Oklahoma · www.weldingschool.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing - - 3 (13%) -
Life Science - - 2 (8%) 1.3B (76%)
Business Services - - 2 (8%) -
Food - - 2 (8%) -
Retail - - 1 (4%) 310M (18%)
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (4%) 100M (6%)
Aerospace - - 1 (4%) -
Agriculture - - 1 (4%) -
Automotive - - 1 (4%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (4%) -
Distribution - - 1 (4%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (4%) -
Education - - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Environmental - - 1 (4%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (4%) -
Packaging - - 1 (4%) -
Transportation - - 1 (4%) -
Total - - 24 $1.7B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 23 (96%) 410M (24%)
  New York - - 8 (33%) 310M (18%)
  Texas - - 2 (8%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (8%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (4%) 100M (6%)
  Oklahoma - - 1 (4%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (4%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (4%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (4%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (4%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (4%) -
  Florida - - 1 (4%) -
  Delaware - - 1 (4%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (4%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (4%) -
Canada - - 1 (4%) 1.3B (76%)
  Quebec - - 1 (4%) 1.3B (76%)
Domestic - - 23 (96%) 410M (24%)
Cross-border - - 1 (4%) 1.3B (76%)
Total - - 24 $1.7B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 17 (71%) -
Divestiture - - 3 (13%) 410M (24%)
Going Private - - 2 (8%) 1.3B (76%)
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (8%) -
Total - - 24 $1.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (35%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (24%) 208M (100%)
Trade Sale 3 (18%) -
1 (6%) -
Merger 1 (6%) -
Recapitalization 1 (6%) -
Unknown 1 (6%) -
Total 17 $208M

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.3B
$100M to $1B 1 $310M
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $1.7B
Largest Axcan Pharmaceuticals
$1.3B (2007-11-29)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $161M
< $100M 1 $47M
TOTAL $208M
Largest Equitrac Corp.
$161M (2011-06-15)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
60%
3 60%
Strategic(s)
40%
2 40%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
65%
13 65%
Strategic(s)
35%
7 35%

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