Kian Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Kian Capital Partners has acquired 8 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Kian Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment aredistribution (20%) and business services (16%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (40%) and recapitalization (32%). In total, Kian Capital Partners has invested in 13 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2014 when it acquired TPS for $43M.

In the last 3 years, Kian Capital Partners has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (67%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity31
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 2

Kian Capital Partners

4201 Congress Street Rotunda Building, Suite 440,
Charlotte, North Carolina 28209
United States
(704) 943-2500
www.kiancapital.com
info@kiancapital.com

Kian Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on providing equity and junior capital to support growth, buyouts, shareholder liquidity needs, recapitalizations, divestitures, and refinancings of profitable lower middle-market companies with up to $150 million in revenue. Kian will consider opportunities throughout the US and seeks businesses operating in the business services, distribution, healthcare services, and niche manufacturing sectors. Kian Capital Partners was formed in 2011 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Manufacturing, Packaging, Test/Measurement Equipment

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 100
Target EBITDA 2 15
Investment Size 7 30
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 14 2 5 2 1 1 25
vol $50M $50M
Sell (1.2/yr) # - - - 2 2 2 6
  31

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Westcoast Gate & Entry Systems LLC 2021-11-16 - Secondary Buyout
Inglewood, California · www.westcoastgate.com
Driven Lighting Group 2021-08-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.drivenlightinggroup.com
SPATCO Energy Solutions 2021-08-17 - Secondary Buyout
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.spatco.com
TrueLearn LLC 2020-05-29 - Secondary Buyout
Mooresville, North Carolina · www.truelearn.com
Empire Equipment Co. LLC 2020-02-07 - Secondary Sale
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.empire-equipment.com
My IT LLC 2020-01-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Metairie, Louisiana · www.myitsupport.com
SPATCO Energy Solutions 2019-11-26 - Secondary Buyout
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.spatco.com
The Eastwood Co. 2019-04-01 - Recapitalization
Pottstown, Pennsylvania · www.eastwood.com
Lofa Industries LLC 2019-03-07 - Secondary Buyout
Roswell, Georgia · www.lofa.net
Charles Products, Inc. 2019-01-10 - Recapitalization
Rockville, Maryland · www.charlesproducts.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Distribution 3 (17%) - 5 (20%) -
Business Services 2 (11%) - 4 (16%) -
Information Technology 2 (11%) - 3 (12%) -
Consumer Services 2 (11%) - 2 (8%) -
Manufacturing 1 (6%) 43M (86%) 1 (4%) 43M (86%)
Insurance 1 (6%) 7M (14%) 1 (4%) 7M (14%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Automotive 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Products 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
E-Commerce 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Engineering 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Food 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (4%) -
Packaging 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 18 $50M 25 $50M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 18 (100%) 50M (100%) 25 (100%) 50M (100%)
  North Carolina 3 (17%) 7M (14%) 6 (24%) 7M (14%)
  Georgia 2 (11%) - 3 (12%) -
  Texas 2 (11%) - 3 (12%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (11%) 43M (86%) 2 (8%) 43M (86%)
  Florida 2 (11%) - 2 (8%) -
  California 1 (6%) - 2 (8%) -
  Ohio 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Michigan 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Maryland 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Louisiana 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Illinois 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  South Carolina 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (4%) -
Total 18 $50M 25 $50M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (33%) - 10 (40%) -
Recapitalization 6 (33%) 7M (14%) 8 (32%) 7M (14%)
Growth Capital 3 (17%) - 4 (16%) -
Divestiture 1 (6%) 43M (86%) 1 (4%) 43M (86%)
Acquisition Financing 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 18 $50M 25 $50M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 5 (83%) -
Trade Sale 1 (17%) -
Total 6 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA
5

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $50M
TOTAL $50M
Largest TPS LLC
$43M (2014-03-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
4%
1 (4%)
Strategic(s)
4%
1 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
67%
4 (67%)
Strategic(s)
17%
1 (17%)

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