M&A Deal Summary

Main Street Capital Acquires Gulf Publishing

On May 3, 2016, private equity firm Main Street Capital acquired publishing company Gulf Publishing

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Main Street Capital’s 1st transaction in the Publishing sector.
  • This is Main Street Capital’s 85th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Main Street Capital’s 34th transaction in Texas.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2016-05-03
Target Gulf Publishing
Sector Publishing
Buyer(s) Main Street Capital
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)

Target

Gulf Publishing

Houston,, Texas, United States
website
Gulf Publishing Co. is a producer and distributor of trade journals, industry research, databases, software, publications, conferences and events designed for the needs of the energy industry.

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Buyer

Main Street Capital

Houston, Texas, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1997
PE ASSETS 3.0B USD
SizeLarge
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Main Street Capital Holdings is a public investment firm that invests in mid-market companies to support ownership transitions, recapitalizations, strategic acquisitions, business expansion and other growth initiatives. Main Street looks for businesses opearting in basic industries with positive cash-flow and and defensible competitive advantages. Main Street generally invests $5 to $75 million in companies with $10 to $150 million of revenue and EBITDA of $3 to $20 million. Investments are usually in the form of term debt and/or direct equity. Main Street Capital Corporation was formed in 1997 and is based in Houston, Texas.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 85 of 122
Sector (Publishing) 1 of 1
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 26 of 32
State (Texas) 34 of 40
Country (United States) 85 of 122
Year (2016) 4 of 7
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