Pharos Capital Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Pharos Capital Group has acquired 4 companies.

Pharos Capital Group’s most common sectors for investment are healthcare services (40%) and medical products (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) and venture (28%). In total, Pharos Capital Group has invested in 14 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired American Beacon Advisors for $480M.

In the last 3 years, Pharos Capital Group has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (45%). Pharos Capital Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2004 when it sold IASIS Healthcare for $1.4B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity53
    • M&A Buy Activity33
    • M&A Sell Activity20
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 26
  • M&A Advisors 5

Pharos Capital Group

3889 Maple Avenue, Suite 400,
Dallas, Texas 75219
United States
(214) 855-0194
www.pharosfunds.com
info@pharosfunds.com

Pharos Capital Group is a private equity firm that provides later-stage equity funding to companies at or near cash-flow break even. Investment funds are typically used to support growth, acquisitions, management buyouts, or recapitalization. Pharos looks to commit $20 to $50 million per transaction. Target sectors include healthcare, business services, and technology. Pharos prefers US-based opportunities. Pharos Capital Group was formed in 1998 and is based in Dallas, Texas.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Services, Defense, Financial Services, Franchising, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Semiconductors, Software, Staffing, Technology Hardware

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 -
Target EBITDA 2 -
Investment Size 20 50
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 29 - 3 - 1 - 33
vol $480M $480M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 17 1 1 - - 1 20
vol $2.8B $2.8B
  53

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
EB Employee Solutions LLC 2021-06-09 - Secondary Buyout
White Plains, New York · www.differencecard.com
Catalyst Behavioral Solutions 2020-12-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Layton, Utah · www.catalystbehavior.com
Charter Health Care Group 2018-10-30 - Recapitalization
Colton, California · www.charterhcg.com
Verdi Oncology, Inc. 2018-03-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Brentwood, Tennessee · www.verdioncology.com
Time Domain Corp. 2018-02-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Huntsville, Alabama · www.timedomain.com
Complete Health 2018-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Jacksonville, Florida · www.completehealth.com
Back Yard Burgers, Inc. 2017-07-10 - Secondary Buyout
Nashville, Tennessee · www.backyardburger.com
Logan River Academy 2016-10-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Logan, Utah · www.loganriver.com
TechLab, Inc. 2016-09-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Blacksburg, Virginia · www.techlab.com
FasPsych LLC 2016-08-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Scottsdale, Arizona · www.faspsych.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Dermatology and MedSpa, Inc. 2016-01-05 Sona MedSpa International, Inc. 2016-01-20 1
Bethesda, Maryland · www.dermskin.com Charlotte, North Carolina · www.sonamedspa.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 8 (73%) - 13 (39%) -
Medical Products 1 (9%) - 3 (9%) -
Business Services - - 2 (6%) -
Information Technology - - 2 (6%) -
Media - - 2 (6%) -
Staffing 1 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) 480M (100%)
Communications - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Electronics - - 1 (3%) -
Franchising - - 1 (3%) -
Insurance - - 1 (3%) -
Marketing - - 1 (3%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (3%) -
Total 11 - 33 $480M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 11 (100%) - 32 (97%) 480M (100%)
  Tennessee 2 (18%) - 7 (21%) -
  Texas - - 4 (12%) 480M (100%)
  Massachusetts - - 4 (12%) -
  Florida 1 (9%) - 3 (9%) -
  Michigan 1 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
  California 1 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
  Utah 1 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
  New York 1 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
  Maryland 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
  Louisiana 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
  Arizona 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
  Virginia 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
  Delaware - - 1 (3%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (3%) -
France - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 11 (100%) - 32 (97%) 480M (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (3%) -
Total 11 - 33 $480M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (82%) - 14 (42%) -
Venture - - 9 (27%) -
Growth Capital 1 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
Recapitalization 1 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (6%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) 480M (100%)
Consolidation - - 1 (3%) -
Going Private - - 1 (3%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (3%) -
Total 11 - 33 $480M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (35%) 763M (28%)
Secondary Sale 6 (30%) 2.0B (72%)
Trade Sale 4 (20%) -
IPO 2 (10%) -
Recapitalization 1 (5%) -
Total 20 $2.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
1
Duff & Phelps Corp.
1
Legal Deals
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
2
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
1
McGuireWoods LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $480M
TOTAL $480M
Largest American Beacon Advisors, Inc.
$480M (2008-09-15)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.4B
$100M to $1B 5 $1.3B
< $100M 1 $71M
TOTAL $2.8B
Largest IASIS Healthcare Corp.
$1.4B (2004-06-22)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Strategic(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
25%
5 (25%)
Strategic(s)
55%
11 (55%)

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