LFE Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

LFE Capital’s most common sectors for investment are apparel/textiles (17%) and e-commerce (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (67%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (17%). In total, LFE Capital has invested in 5 US states.

In the last 3 years, LFE Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (75%). LFE Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2006 when it sold Gentra Systems for $38M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9

LFE Capital

319 Barry Avenue South Suite 215,
Wayzata, 55391
United States
www.lfecapital.com
laurentf@lfecapital.com

LFE Capital is a private equity firm that provides junior and buyout capital to middle-market companies located in the upper Midwest US. Sectors of interest include consumer products and services, health related products and services, and business services. LFE prefers established or emerging businesses with at least $5 million of annual revenue and $1 million of cash-flow. LFE has a special interest in businesses that are owned or led by women and businesses that target female consumers. The Firm will consider both control and minority positions. LFE Capital was formed in 1999 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Consumer Products, E-Commerce, Food, Healthcare Services, Medical Products, Staffing, Test/Measurement Equipment

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 75
Target EBITDA 1 -
Investment Size 2 10
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
Sell (0.4/yr) # 6 1 - 1 - - 8
vol $38M $38M
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Avant Healthcare Professionals LLC 2018-01-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Winter Park, Florida · www.avanthealthcare.com
Coolibar, Inc. 2016-07-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.coolibar.com
Portero, Inc. 2014-03-13 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.portero.com
FoodChain ID, Inc. 2013-12-19 - Secondary Buyout
Fairfield, Iowa · www.foodchainid.com
Immaculate Baking Co. 2012-12-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Wakefield, Massachusetts · www.immaculatebaking.com
Fitness on Request, Inc. 2012-01-20 - Venture
Minnepolis, Minnesota · www.FitnessOnRequest.com
Portero, Inc. 2009-02-19 - Venture
New York, New York · www.portero.com
CobornsDelivers LLC 2008-08-26 - Add-on Acquisition
New Hope, Minnesota · www.cobornsdelivers.com
FoodChain ID, Inc. 2008-04-17 - Venture
Fairfield, Iowa · www.foodchainid.com
Avant Healthcare Professionals LLC 2007-12-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Winter Park, Florida · www.avanthealthcare.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (17%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (17%) -
Food - - 1 (17%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (100%) - 1 (17%) -
Staffing - - 1 (17%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (17%) -
Total 1 - 6 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (100%) - 6 (100%) -
  Minnesota 1 (100%) - 2 (33%) -
  New York - - 1 (17%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (17%) -
  Iowa - - 1 (17%) -
  Florida - - 1 (17%) -
Total 1 - 6 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 1 (100%) - 4 (67%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (17%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (17%) -
Total 1 - 6 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 5 (63%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (25%) 38M (100%)
Secondary Sale 1 (13%) -
Total 8 $38M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $38M
TOTAL $38M
Largest Gentra Systems, Inc.
$38M (2006-05-04)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
25%
2 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
6 75%

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