Rosewood Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Rosewood Capital’s most common sectors for investment are retail (20%) and apparel/textiles (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%) and stake purchase (20%). In total, Rosewood Capital has invested in 8 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2002 when it acquired Anna s Linens for $25M.

In the last 3 years, Rosewood Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (46%). Rosewood Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold Viva Group for $415M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity11
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9

Rosewood Capital LLC

985 Moraga Road, Suite 203,
Lafayette, California 94549
United States
(415) 362-5526
www.rosewoodcap.com
chip@rosewoodvc.com

Rosewood Capital is a private equity firm that targets investments in consumer related industries. Examples include branded consumer products and services, retail, restaurant chains, financial services, and outsourced business services. Investment proceeds are typically used to finance growth or provide liquidity for shareholders. Rosewood Capital was formed in 1985 and is based in San Francisco.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Education, Financial Services, Food, Franchising, Information Technology, Life Science, Marine, Marketing, Media, Restaurants, Retail

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 15 - - - - - 15
vol $41M $41M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 10 - 1 - - - 11
vol $515M $515M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Alternative Apparel, Inc. 2017-10-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Norcross, Georgia · www.alternativeapparel.com
Carino's Italian Grill 2014-03-27 - Bankruptcy
Burlington, Washington · www.carinos.com
Sneaker Villa, Inc. 2012-12-01 - Stake Purchase
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.ruvilla.com
Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Inc. 2011-12-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Redmond, Washington · www.clarisonic.com
QuinStreet, Inc. 2010-02-01 - IPO
Foster City, California · www.quinstreet.com
Cobalt Boats LLC 2008-09-08 - Growth Capital
Neodesha, Kansas · www.cobaltboats.com
Alternative Apparel, Inc. 2008-06-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Norcross, Georgia · www.alternativeapparel.com
CapitalSource, Inc. 2007-09-14 - Stake Purchase
Chevy Chase, Maryland · www.capitalsource.com
Marketron Broadcast Solutions LLC 2007-06-08 - Secondary Buyout
Hailey, Idaho · www.marketron.com
Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Inc. 2007-04-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Redmond, Washington · www.clarisonic.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 2 (50%) 25M (100%) 3 (20%) 25M (61%)
Restaurants - - 2 (13%) 16M (39%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 2 (13%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (7%) -
Education - - 1 (7%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (7%) -
Food - - 1 (7%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (7%) -
Marine 1 (25%) - 1 (7%) -
Marketing - - 1 (7%) -
Software 1 (25%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 4 $25M 15 $41M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 4 (100%) 25M (100%) 15 (100%) 41M (100%)
  California 2 (50%) 25M (100%) 6 (40%) 25M (61%)
  Washington - - 2 (13%) 16M (39%)
  Maryland - - 2 (13%) -
  New Jersey 1 (25%) - 1 (7%) -
  Kansas 1 (25%) - 1 (7%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (7%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (7%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (7%) -
Total 4 $25M 15 $41M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 5 (33%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (25%) 25M (100%) 3 (20%) 41M (100%)
Growth Capital 1 (25%) - 2 (13%) -
Venture - - 2 (13%) -
PIPE 1 (25%) - 1 (7%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (25%) - 1 (7%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (7%) -
Total 4 $25M 15 $41M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (36%) 515M (100%)
IPO 2 (18%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (18%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (9%) -
Stake Sale 1 (9%) -
Trade Sale 1 (9%) -
Total 11 $515M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $41M
TOTAL $41M
Largest Anna's Linens, Inc.
$25M (2002-10-07)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $415M
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $515M
Largest Viva Group LLC (Rent.com)
$415M (2005-02-23)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
38%
3 38%
Strategic(s)
63%
5 63%

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