Kian Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Kian Capital Partners has acquired 9 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Kian Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (17%) and distribution (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (42%) and recapitalization (34%). In total, Kian Capital Partners has invested in 14 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 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (75%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity28
    • M&A Buy Activity24
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14
  • M&A Advisors 1

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.0/yr) # 9 5 2 5 2 1 24
vol $50M $50M
Sell (0.8/yr) # - - - - 2 2 4
  28

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
OT Growth Partners 2018-12-18 - Recapitalization
Chapel Hill, North Carolina · www.otgrowthpartners.com
U.S. Endodontics Partners 2018-12-01 - Acquisition Financing
Nashville, Tennessee · www.usendopartners.com
Trifecta Networks LLC 2018-05-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Oldsmar, Florida · www.trifectanetworks.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Westcoast Gate & Entry Systems LLC 2017-04-14 Automated Gate Services, Inc. 2020-09-15 1
Inglewood, California · www.westcoastgate.com Corona, California · www.automatedgateservices.com
Charles Products, Inc. 2019-01-10 Techstyles Sportswear 2020-03-08 1
Rockville, Maryland · www.charlesproducts.com Hayward, California · www.techstyles.com
Motor City Fastener, Inc. 2015-07-31 Smith Fastener Co., Inc. 2019-01-21 2
Hazel Park, Michigan · www.motorcityfasteners.com South Charleston, West Virginia · www.smithfastener.com
Motor City Fastener, Inc. 2015-07-31 EMCO, Inc. 2017-02-06 1
Hazel Park, Michigan · www.motorcityfasteners.com Charlotte, North Carolina · www.emcoanswers.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 3 (17%) - 4 (17%) -
Distribution 2 (11%) - 4 (17%) -
Information Technology 2 (11%) - 3 (13%) -
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 24 $50M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 18 (100%) 50M (100%) 24 (100%) 50M (100%)
  North Carolina 2 (11%) 7M (14%) 5 (21%) 7M (14%)
  Georgia 2 (11%) - 3 (13%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (11%) 43M (86%) 2 (8%) 43M (86%)
  Florida 2 (11%) - 2 (8%) -
  California 2 (11%) - 2 (8%) -
  Texas 1 (6%) - 2 (8%) -
  Tennessee 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  South Carolina 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  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%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (4%) -
Total 18 $50M 24 $50M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (39%) - 10 (42%) -
Recapitalization 6 (33%) 7M (14%) 8 (33%) 7M (14%)
Growth Capital 3 (17%) - 4 (17%) -
Divestiture 1 (6%) 43M (86%) 1 (4%) 43M (86%)
Acquisition Financing 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 18 $50M 24 $50M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (100%) -
Total 4 -

Top M&A Advisors

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
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
100%
3 100%

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