Prism Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Prism Capital’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (17%) and electrical equipment (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (42%) and secondary buyout (17%). In total, Prism Capital has invested in 14 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired Bell Automotive Products for $60M.

In the last 3 years, Prism Capital has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (63%). Prism Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold TCI for $64M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity52
    • M&A Buy Activity23
    • M&A Sell Activity29
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 40
  • M&A Advisors 3

Prism Capital

444 North Michigan Ave, Suite 1910,
Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States
(312) 464-7900
www.prismfund.com
info@prismfund.com

Prism Capital is a licensed SBIC investment firm focused on providing equity and mezzanine capital to lower middle market companies. Prism's Mezzanine practice looks to provide up to $7 million in financing for Midwest based mature industrial companies. Mezzanine capital is typically invested to support internal growth, recapitalizations, mergers, acquisitions and ownership changes. Prism also provides equity of $2 to $15 million through an Opportunity Fund. The Opportunity Fund invests in expansion stage IT companies as well as traditional manufacturing and service businesses with growth opportunities. Prism Capital was formed in 1999 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Publishing, Software, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: Midwest US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 2 15
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) # 23 - - - - - 23
vol $96M $96M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 24 1 1 3 - - 29
vol $30M $64M $95M
  52

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
VIA, Inc. 2018-12-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Sparks, Nevada · www.viaseating.com
TCI LLC 2018-12-06 64M USD Add-on Acquisition
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.transcoil.com
Vandor LLC 2018-08-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.vandorproducts.com
Hill & Valley, Inc. 2017-01-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Rock Island, Illinois · www.hillandvalley.net
Eze Trucking LLC 2016-09-20 - Merger
Rialto, California · www.ezetrucking.com
Bell Automotive Products, Inc. 2015-05-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Scottsdale, Arizona · www.bellautomotive.com
Celleration, Inc. 2015-02-02 30M USD Add-on Acquisition
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.celleration.com
3D Medical Manufacturing, Inc. 2014-08-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Riviera Beach, Florida · www.3dmedicalmfg.com
Fusion Specialties, Inc. 2013-07-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Broomfield, Colorado · www.fusionspecialties.com
Banner Service Corp. 2012-11-16 - Recapitalization
Carol Stream, Illinois · www.bargrind.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 2 (67%) - 4 (17%) -
Food - - 2 (8%) 30M (31%)
Software - - 2 (8%) 2M (2%)
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (8%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (8%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (33%) - 2 (8%) -
Transportation - - 2 (8%) -
Automotive - - 1 (4%) 60M (63%)
Information Technology - - 1 (4%) 4M (4%)
Distribution - - 1 (4%) -
Furniture - - 1 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (4%) -
Leisure - - 1 (4%) -
Machinery - - 1 (4%) -
Packaging - - 1 (4%) -
Total 3 - 24 $96M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (100%) - 24 (100%) 96M (100%)
  Illinois 1 (33%) - 5 (21%) 32M (33%)
  Florida - - 3 (13%) -
  Minnesota - - 2 (8%) 4M (4%)
  Wisconsin - - 2 (8%) -
  Indiana - - 2 (8%) -
  California - - 2 (8%) -
  North Carolina 1 (33%) - 1 (4%) -
  Missouri 1 (33%) - 1 (4%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (4%) 60M (63%)
  West Virginia - - 1 (4%) -
  Utah - - 1 (4%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (4%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (4%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (4%) -
Total 3 - 24 $96M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (33%) - 10 (42%) 30M (31%)
Secondary Buyout - - 4 (17%) 60M (63%)
Venture - - 3 (13%) 6M (6%)
Growth Capital - - 3 (13%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (8%) -
Recapitalization 2 (67%) - 2 (8%) -
Total 3 - 24 $96M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 14 (48%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (17%) 95M (100%)
Secondary Sale 5 (17%) -
IPO 2 (7%) -
Merger 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) -
Stake Sale 1 (3%) -
Total 29 $95M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Duff & Phelps Corp.
2
Lazard Ltd.
1
BB&T Capital Markets
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 4 $96M
TOTAL $96M
Largest Bell Automotive Products, Inc.
$60M (2004-12-09)
sell # Total
< $100M 2 $95M
TOTAL $95M
Largest TCI LLC
$64M (2018-12-06)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
82%
9 82%
Strategic(s)
18%
2 18%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
37%
11 37%
Strategic(s)
63%
19 63%

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