KCA Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

KCA Partners’ most common sectors for investment are electrical equipment (25%) and environmental (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and growth capital (50%). In total, KCA Partners has invested in 3 US states and 2 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (67%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

KCA Partners Ltd.

One Sansome Street, 35th Floor,
San Francisco, California 94104
United States
(415) 433-4494
www.kcapartners.com
info@kcapartners.com

KCA Partners Limited is a buy and build private investment firm focused on consolidation strategies. KCA will consider acquiring non-core divestitures from large public corporations, as well as owner-founder businesses and under-performing divisions of mid-sized companies. For new platform opportunities, KCA looks to commit $3 to $15 million of equity capital in businesses valued up to $100 million. Sectors of interest include energy efficiency, environmental equipment and services, green products and services, renewable energy, infrastructure products and services, safety/security, transportation/logistics, food/beverage, and consumer healthcare. KCA prefers majority ownership, but will consider select minority investment positions. KCA was formed in 1993 and is based in San Francisco.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Food, Healthcare Services, Life Science, Marketing, Medical Products, Renewable Energy, Safety/Security, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 15 -
Target EBITDA 3 -
Investment Size 3 15
Enterprise Value 10 100
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 1 - - - - 3
  7

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Griplock Systems LLC 2016-07-29 - Secondary Buyout
Carpinteria, California · www.griplocksystems.com
Carex Health Brands, Inc. 2010-09-17 - Secondary Buyout
Sioux Falls, South Dakota · www.carex.com
Griplock Systems LLC 2008-09-02 - Growth Capital
Carpinteria, California · www.griplocksystems.com
ProActive Recycling, Inc. 2007-12-07 - Growth Capital
Owen Sound, Ontario · www.proactiveink.com
Van's International Foods, Inc. (DBA Van's Natural Foods) 2006-12-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Phoenix,, Arizona · www.vansfoods.com
Van's International Foods, Inc. (DBA Van's Natural Foods) 2000-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Phoenix,, Arizona · www.vansfoods.com
Carex Health Brands, Inc. 1997-10-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sioux Falls, South Dakota · www.carex.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (25%) -
Environmental 1 (100%) - 1 (25%) -
Food - - 1 (25%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (25%) -
Total 1 - 4 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 3 (75%) -
  South Dakota - - 1 (25%) -
  California - - 1 (25%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (25%) -
Canada 1 (100%) - 1 (25%) -
  Ontario 1 (100%) - 1 (25%) -
Domestic - - 3 (75%) -
Cross-border 1 (100%) - 1 (25%) -
Total 1 - 4 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 2 (50%) -
Growth Capital 1 (100%) - 2 (50%) -
Total 1 - 4 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 3 (100%) -
Total 3 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
75%
3 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
1 25%

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