Onex Falcon Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Mezzanine Finance Firm Profile

Onex Falcon’s most common sectors for investment arefood (9%) and business services (8%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (29%) and recapitalization (22%). In total, Onex Falcon has invested in 21 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2015 when it acquired Village Roadshow Entertainment Group for $480M.

In the last 3 years, Onex Falcon has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (43%). Onex Falcon’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Brightstar for $1.3B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity92
    • M&A Buy Activity57
    • M&A Sell Activity35
  • Total Sectors Invested 27
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 37
  • M&A Advisors 3

Onex Falcon

21 Custom House Street, 10th Floor,
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
United States
(617) 412-2723
www.onexfalcon.com
info@onexfalcon.com

Onex Falcon is a mezzanine finance firm that provides junior capital for North American businesses. Falcon looks to provide $30 to $150 million of subordinated debt to companies with EBITDA of at least $10 million. Falcon has no specific industry focus. Investment proceeds are typically used to support LBOs/MBOs, growth and acquisition financings, restructuring, recapitalizations, take privates, and generational ownership transfers. Onex Falcon was formed in 2000 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Business Services, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Packaging, Plastics, Restaurants, Safety/Security, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Acquisition Financing, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 10 75
Investment Size 30 150
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 57 - - - - - 57
vol $1.3B $1.3B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 30 2 2 1 - - 35
vol $4.0B $4.0B
  92

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
TCC Wireless 2021-05-17 - Recapitalization
Bloomingdale, Illinois · www.tccmobile.com
Protect America, Inc. 2020-06-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.protectamerica.com
Vision Group Holdings LLC 2020-03-01 - Bankruptcy
Miami, Florida · www.vgroupholdings.com
Clarus Commerce LLC 2019-07-08 - Secondary Buyout
Rocky Hill, Connecticut · www.claruscommerce.com
Integrity Directional Services, Inc. 2019-04-15 - Bankruptcy
Fort Worth, Texas · www.integritydirectional.com
Northcentral University 2018-12-01 - Unknown
Prescott Valley, Arizona · www.ncu.edu
Everyone Counts, Inc. 2018-10-01 - Add-on Acquisition
La Jolla, California · www.everyonecounts.com
Big Time Products 2018-08-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Rome, Georgia · www.bigtimeproducts.net
Qology Direct 2017-01-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Margate, Florida
Purchasing Power LLC 2016-12-07 - Secondary Buyout
Atlanta, Georgia · www.purchasingpower.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Connect America LLC 2011-01-12 Koninklijke Philips - Aging and Caregiving (ACG) business 2021-05-05 4
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania · www.connectamerica.com Amsterdam, Netherlands
C.P. Converters, Inc. 2012-12-20 Genpak Flexible 2020-06-19 7
York, Pennsylvania · www.cpflexpack.com Aurora, Ontario · www.genpakflexible.com
Connect America LLC 2011-01-12 Connect America LLC - Patient Access Services 2019-11-21 1
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania · www.connectamerica.com Broomall, Pennsylvania
C.P. Converters, Inc. 2012-12-20 Flexo Transparent, Inc. 2019-03-14 6
York, Pennsylvania · www.cpflexpack.com Buffalo, New York · www.flexotransparent.com
C.P. Converters, Inc. 2012-12-20 MRI Flexible Packaging Company 2014-09-18 5
York, Pennsylvania · www.cpflexpack.com Newtown, Pennsylvania · www.mriflex.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 1 (14%) - 5 (9%) -
Media 2 (29%) 480M (100%) 4 (7%) 480M (37%)
Business Services - - 4 (7%) 125M (10%)
Manufacturing - - 3 (5%) 335M (26%)
Healthcare Services 1 (14%) - 3 (5%) 278M (21%)
Distribution - - 3 (5%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (14%) - 3 (5%) -
Financial Services - - 3 (5%) -
Automotive 1 (14%) - 2 (4%) -
Communications - - 2 (4%) -
Consumer Products - - 2 (4%) -
Education - - 2 (4%) -
Environmental - - 2 (4%) -
Information Technology - - 2 (4%) -
Machinery - - 2 (4%) -
Marketing - - 2 (4%) -
Packaging 1 (14%) - 2 (4%) -
Safety/Security - - 2 (4%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (2%) 80M (6%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (2%) -
Engineering - - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (2%) -
Leisure - - 1 (2%) -
Plastics - - 1 (2%) -
Software - - 1 (2%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) -
Total 7 $480M 57 $1.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 6 (86%) 480M (100%) 54 (95%) 1.3B (100%)
  Texas 1 (14%) - 8 (14%) -
  California 2 (29%) 480M (100%) 7 (12%) 480M (37%)
  Florida - - 7 (12%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (29%) - 4 (7%) -
  New York - - 4 (7%) 278M (21%)
  Georgia - - 3 (5%) -
  Arizona - - 3 (5%) -
  Michigan - - 2 (4%) 125M (10%)
  Ohio - - 2 (4%) -
  Missouri - - 2 (4%) -
  Minnesota - - 2 (4%) -
  Washington 1 (14%) - 1 (2%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (2%) 335M (26%)
  Oregon - - 1 (2%) 80M (6%)
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) -
  Louisiana - - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 1 (14%) - 2 (4%) -
  Ontario 1 (14%) - 2 (4%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 6 (86%) 480M (100%) 54 (95%) 1.3B (100%)
Cross-border 1 (14%) - 3 (5%) -
Total 7 $480M 57 $1.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (43%) - 16 (28%) -
Recapitalization 2 (29%) 480M (100%) 12 (21%) 605M (47%)
Growth Capital - - 11 (19%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (29%) - 9 (16%) 80M (6%)
Going Private - - 3 (5%) 613M (47%)
Stake Purchase - - 3 (5%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (2%) -
PIPE - - 1 (2%) -
Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 7 $480M 57 $1.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (23%) 3.4B (85%)
Trade Sale 8 (23%) 300M (8%)
Secondary Sale 8 (23%) 283M (7%)
Bankruptcy 4 (11%) -
Merger 2 (6%) -
Unknown 2 (6%) -
IPO 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) -
Shut Down 1 (3%) -
Total 35 $4.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Winston & Strawn LLP
1
Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
1
Latham & Watkins
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.2B
< $100M 1 $80M
TOTAL $1.3B
Largest Village Roadshow Entertainment Group
$480M (2015-09-14)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $2.3B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.6B
< $100M 1 $75M
TOTAL $4.0B
Largest Brightstar Corp.
$1.3B (2013-10-18)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
19%
11 (19%)
Strategic(s)
2%
1 (2%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
26%
9 (26%)
Strategic(s)
49%
17 (49%)

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