Kainos Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Kainos Capital has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 4 others.

Kainos Capital’s most common sectors for investment are food (59%) and consumer products (30%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (36%) and secondary buyout (30%). In total, Kainos Capital has invested in 12 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired Milk Specialties for $340M.

In the last 3 years, Kainos Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (54%). Kainos Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Swift for $1.5B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity30
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 2

Kainos Capital

2100 McKinney Avenue Suite 1600,
Dallas, Texas 75201
United States
(214) 740-7300
www.kainoscapital.com
info@kainoscapital.com

Kainos Capital is a private equity firm focused on the food and consumer products sector. Kainos targets manufacturers and marketers of food products, as well as other consumer products in the household and personal care industries and over-the-counter health and nutritional products sectors. The Firm's target investment size is $50 to $150 million in a company with an EBITDA of $10 to $80 million. Kainos Capital is based in Dallas, Texas.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Consumer Products, Food

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 10 80
Investment Size 50 150
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 11 1 - 3 2 - 17
vol $565M $565M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 8 2 1 2 - - 13
vol $2.7B $300M $350M $3.4B
  30

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Whisps Acquisition Corp. 2019-04-01 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.whisps.com
Beauty Bioscience, Inc. 2019-02-01 - Growth Capital
Dallas, Texas · www.beautybio.com
good2grow LLC 2018-11-01 - Growth Capital
Atlanta, Georgia · www.good2grow.com
Slim-Fast Foods Co. 2018-10-11 350M USD Add-on Acquisition
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey · www.slimfast.com
Florida Food Products, Inc. 2018-09-11 - Secondary Buyout
Eustis, Florida · www.floridafood.com
Olde Thompson 2018-05-01 - Growth Capital
Oxnard, California · www.oldethompson.com
Ferraro Foods, Inc. 2018-05-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Piscataway, New Jersey · www.ferrarofoods.com
Product Quest Manufacturing LLC 2017-09-01 - Unknown
Daytona Beach, Florida · www.productquestmfg.com
Florida Food Products, Inc. 2016-10-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Eustis, Florida · www.floridafood.com
InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc. 2016-08-15 300M USD Add-on Acquisition
Benicia, California · www.interhealthusa.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Kettle Cuisine, Inc. 2015-08-31 The Harris Soup Co. Inc. 2019-04-08 4
Chelsea, Massachusetts · www.kettlecuisine.com Portland, Oregon · www.harrysfresh.com
Kettle Cuisine, Inc. 2015-08-31 NORPAC Foods, Inc. - Soup Business 2018-09-24 3
Chelsea, Massachusetts · www.kettlecuisine.com Salem, Oregon
Kettle Cuisine, Inc. 2015-08-31 Culinarte Marketing Group LLC 2018-03-20 2
Chelsea, Massachusetts · www.kettlecuisine.com Green Bay, Wisconsin · www.bonewerksculinarte.com
Kettle Cuisine, Inc. 2015-08-31 Del Monaco Foods, Inc. 2016-08-01 1
Chelsea, Massachusetts · www.kettlecuisine.com Morgan Hill, California · www.delmonacofoods.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 4 (57%) - 10 (59%) 565M (100%)
Consumer Products 1 (14%) - 5 (29%) -
Beverages 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Distribution 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 7 - 17 $565M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 7 (100%) - 16 (94%) 565M (100%)
  California 1 (14%) - 3 (18%) -
  New Jersey 1 (14%) - 2 (12%) -
  Florida - - 2 (12%) -
  Texas 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
  New York 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
  Georgia 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (6%) 340M (60%)
  Colorado - - 1 (6%) 225M (40%)
  Wisconsin - - 1 (6%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (6%) -
Canada - - 1 (6%) -
  Quebec - - 1 (6%) -
Domestic 7 (100%) - 16 (94%) 565M (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (6%) -
Total 7 - 17 $565M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (14%) - 6 (35%) 225M (40%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (29%) - 5 (29%) 340M (60%)
Growth Capital 4 (57%) - 4 (24%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (12%) -
Total 7 - 17 $565M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (46%) 2.8B (100%)
Secondary Sale 3 (23%) -
Unknown 2 (15%) -
IPO 1 (8%) -
Trade Sale 1 (8%) -
Total 13 $2.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Deloitte
1
Legal Deals
Vinson & Elkins LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $565M
TOTAL $565M
Largest Milk Specialties Co.
$340M (2011-11-07)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.5B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.9B
TOTAL $3.4B
Largest Swift & Co.
$1.5B (2007-07-12)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
75%
6 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
2 25%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
36%
4 36%
Strategic(s)
64%
7 64%

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