M&A Deal Summary

Jefferson Capital Partners, StoneCreek Capital Partners, Banyan Investment Partners and Diamond State Ventures Acquire Pinnacle Exhibits

On June 26, 2013, mezzanine finance firm Jefferson Capital Partners, private equity firm StoneCreek Capital Partners, mezzanine finance firm Banyan Investment Partners and growth capital firm Diamond State Ventures acquired media company Pinnacle Exhibits from Riverlake Partners

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Jefferson Capital Partners’ 1st, StoneCreek Capital Partners’ 1st, Banyan Investment Partners’ 1st and Diamond State Ventures’ 1st transaction in the Media sector.
  • This is Jefferson Capital Partners’ 8th, StoneCreek Capital Partners’ 4th, Banyan Investment Partners’ 59th and Diamond State Ventures’ 15th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Jefferson Capital Partners’ 1st, StoneCreek Capital Partners’ 1st, Banyan Investment Partners’ 1st and Diamond State Ventures’ 1st transaction in Oregon.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2013-06-26
Target Pinnacle Exhibits
Sector Media
Buyer(s) Jefferson Capital Partners
StoneCreek Capital Partners
Banyan Investment Partners
Diamond State Ventures
Sellers(s) Riverlake Partners
Deal Type Secondary Buyout
Advisor(s) Barnard Montague Capital Advisors LLC (Financial)

Target

Pinnacle Exhibits

Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
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Pinnacle Exhibits is a full service provider of custom tradeshow exhibits and Events for large corporate customers with national and global brands. Pinnacle Exhibits was founded in 1998 and is based in Hillsboro, Oregon.

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Buyer(S) 4

Buyer

Jefferson Capital Partners

Mandeville, Louisiana, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Mezzanine Finance Firm
Founded 2002
Size Small
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Jefferson Capital Partners II, L.P is a small, private investment firm focused on investing in companies operating in the Southeast and Midwest United States. Jefferson has a particular interest in transactions involving growth and expansion, acquisitions, management buyouts, and recapitalizations. Jefferson typically invests between $2 and $4 million of equity per transaction in companies with at least $10 million of revenue. However, larger transactions are possible through co-investment opportunities with the company's private equity partners. Industries of interest include manufacturing, industrial products, services, consumer products, distribution/wholesale, healthcare products and equipment, and applied technology. Jefferson Capital is based in Metairie, Louisiana.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 8 of 10
Sector (Media) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 1 of 1
State (Oregon) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 8 of 10
Year (2013) 3 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-04-17 Bennett Tool & Die

Gallatin, Tennessee, United States

Bennett Tool & Die is a manufacturing company that builds metal dies, performs stamping and machining on metal products, and has assembly capabilities. The company collaborates with its customers on continuous product improvements. Parts manufactured are subsequently integrated into a finished product by its customers. Bennett Tool & Die was founded in 1951 and is based in Gallatin, Tennessee.

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2015-12-31 A5

Pleasanton, California, United States

A5 is an operator of SI and Digital Transformation company that guides businesses through their Digital Transformation journey with a focus on Campaign-to-Cash. A5 Corp. Specializing in the implementation and support of Configure-Price-Quote, Sales Force Automation, Sales Performance Management, Master Data Management, and Enterprise Resource Planning software systems. A5 was founded in 2010 and is based in Pleasanton, California.

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Buyer

StoneCreek Capital Partners

Irvine, California, United States

Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1992
Size Small
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

StoneCreek Capital is a private equity firm that targets investments in growth-oriented middle-market companies. Areas of interest include manufacturing (contract, niche), consumer products (branded, automotive accessories, Hispanic oriented), food service (products, services, restaurants), and business services (distribution, transportation, direct marketing/advertising). StoneCreek focuses on US based, with a preference for West Coast based opportunities. The Firm generally looks at transactions with minimum enterprise values of $10 million. Stone Creek can invest both equity and subordinated debt, and has an investment horizon of five to seven years. StoneCreek was formed in 1992 and is based in Irvine, California.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 6
Sector (Media) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 1 of 1
State (Oregon) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 4 of 6
Year (2013) 2 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-02-19 Kova International

Garden Grove, California, United States

Kova International is a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of in-vitro diagnostic products for the global urinalysis market. Kova International was founded in 1981 and is based in Garden Grove, California.

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2014-08-05 Mob Scene

Los Angeles, California, United States

Mob Scene is an operator of advertising, content, and production company comprised of top tier talent from the worlds of creative advertising, production, digital content, publicity, and motion graphics, Mob Scene's "divisionless" structure allows for total integration of individual expertise into a seamless flow of creative solutions. Mob Scene was founded in 2006 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

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Buyer

Banyan Investment Partners

Miami, Florida, United States

Investor

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Category Mezzanine Finance Firm
Founded 2002
PE ASSETS 550M USD
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Banyan is a specialty finance firm that provides mezzanine capital to smaller middle-market companies headquartered primarily in the Southeast US. Banyan looks to invest $5 to $25 million of junior capital in profitable companies. The Firm does not have any industry preferences, however, Banyan will not invest in real estate development, oil and gas exploration, direct lenders, start-ups or turn-around situations. Banyan Mezzanine was formed in 2002 and is based in Miami, Florida.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 59 of 73
Sector (Media) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 5 of 6
State (Oregon) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 59 of 73
Year (2013) 3 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-05-01 Baskins Group

Irvine, California, United States

Baskin's is a regional department store retailer with 16 locations offering moderately priced, nationally recognized brand name apparel, boots, shoes, and other accessories such as Wrangler, Justin, Dr. Martin, Red Wing, Carhartt and Polo.

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2013-10-01 Bay West

St Paul, Minnesota, United States

Bay West is a customer-focused environmental and industrial services provider, with a four-decade track record of providing value-added solutions to our clients in both the public and private sectors. Bay West was founded in 1974 and is based in St Paul, Minnesota.

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Buyer

Diamond State Ventures

Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Investor Investor

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Category Growth Capital Firm
Founded 1999
PE ASSETS 125M USD
Size Small
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Diamond State Ventures (DSV) is a private equity and venture capital firm focused on small and lower middle-market company investments in Arkansas, as well as the Midwest and Southeast US. DSV looks to commit $1 to $5 million per investment, which can take the form of subordinated debt, preferred equity or a combination of the two. Prospective transaction situations include growth capital financings, management buyouts, family successions, recapitalizations, and early stage investments. Sectors of interest include niche manufacturing, business services, media, consumer products and services, education, healthcare, and technology. DSV will not invest in seed or startup companies. Diamond State Ventures is based in Little Rock.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 15 of 25
Sector (Media) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 2 of 4
State (Oregon) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 15 of 25
Year (2013) 2 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-05-01 Baskins Group

Irvine, California, United States

Baskin's is a regional department store retailer with 16 locations offering moderately priced, nationally recognized brand name apparel, boots, shoes, and other accessories such as Wrangler, Justin, Dr. Martin, Red Wing, Carhartt and Polo.

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2013-12-16 VIOlife

Yonkers, New York, United States

VIOlife, LLC is a manufacturer and distributor of fashionable, functional and affordable oral and personal care products and accessories.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Riverlake Partners

Portland, Oregon, United States

Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2003
Size Small
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Riverlake Partners is a private equity firm focused on acquiring industrial and consumer products manufacturing and service businesses located in the Western and Midwestern regions of the United States. Riverlake seeks controlling interests in companies with enterprise values of $15 to $60 million and cash-flows of $2 to $10 million. Investment structures can include buyouts, consolidations, recapitalizations, and growth financings. Target companies typically exhibit defendable, and understandable core business models as well as favorable organic growth prospects or strategic acquisition opportunities. Riverlake Partners was formed in 2003 and is based in Portland, Oregon.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 8
Sector (Media) 2 of 2
Type (Secondary Buyout) 2 of 4
State (Oregon) 3 of 4
Country (United States) 6 of 8
Year (2013) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-10-05 SemiTorr

Tualatin, Oregon, United States

SemiTorr Group is a sales and distribution company for gas and fluid handling systems and components. Focused on three major market segments high purity, sanitary and industrial – its products include process equipment, pumps, tubing, hoses, fittings, valves, filtration and instrumentation. Semitorr Group was founded in 1988 and is based in Tualatin, Oregon.

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2014-08-18 Guerdon

Boise, Idaho, United States

Guerdon is manufacturer of large-scale, commercial modular construction projects in the Western US and Canada. Guerdon’s modular technology combines on-site construction with precise off-site factory assembly line production. Guerdon is based in Boise, Idaho.

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