San Francisco Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, San Francisco Equity Partners has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

San Francisco Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are consumer products (50%) and food (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (30%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (20%). In total, San Francisco Equity Partners has invested in 6 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2000 when it acquired Associated Chemists for $51M.

In the last 3 years, San Francisco Equity Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 1

San Francisco Equity Partners

50 California Street, Suite 1320,
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
(415) 738-1200
www.sfequitypartners.com
info@sfequitypartners.com

San Francisco Equity Partners (SFEP) is a private equity investment firm focused on expansion-stage companies within the information technology, media, consumer, and service industries. SFEP's target investment size is $5 to $25 million in companies generating up to $100 million in annual sales. SFEP was formed in partnership with LMS Capital, the investment division of London Merchant Securities plc. San Francisco Equity Partners was formed in 2005 and is based in San Francisco, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, E-Commerce, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Publishing, Restaurants, Retail

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - 100
Target EBITDA - 10
Investment Size 10 30
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 6 - 1 1 1 1 10
vol $51M $51M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 3 - - - 1 - 4
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
BrüMate LLC 2020-09-15 - Growth Capital
Fort Lauderdale, Florida · www.brumate.com
Japonesque LLC 2019-09-23 - Secondary Buyout
San Ramon, California · www.japonesque.com
Iredale Cosmetics, Inc. 2019-01-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Great Barrington, Massachusetts · www.janeiredale.com
Brazi Bites 2018-07-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Portland, Oregon · www.brazibites.com
Red Monkey Foods, Inc. 2017-01-18 - Secondary Buyout
Springfield, Missouri · www.redmonkeyfoods.com
Artful Home LLC 2015-09-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Madison, Wisconsin · www.artfulhome.com
Japonesque LLC 2015-04-02 - Recapitalization
San Ramon, California · www.japonesque.com
Method Products, Inc. 2012-09-04 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.methodhome.com
Associated Chemists, Inc. 2012-05-01 - Divestiture
Portland, Oregon · www.achemists.com
Icu Eyewear, Inc. 2010-09-09 - Secondary Buyout
Hollister, California · www.icueyewear.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Red Monkey Foods, Inc. 2017-01-18 San Francisco Salt Co. 2017-11-29 1
Springfield, Missouri · www.redmonkeyfoods.com Alameda, California · www.sfsalt.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 4 (67%) - 5 (50%) -
Food 2 (33%) - 2 (20%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (10%) 51M (100%)
E-Commerce - - 1 (10%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (10%) -
Total 6 - 10 $51M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 6 (100%) - 10 (100%) 51M (100%)
  California 2 (33%) - 3 (30%) -
  Oregon 1 (17%) - 2 (20%) 51M (100%)
  Florida 1 (17%) - 2 (20%) -
  Missouri 1 (17%) - 1 (10%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (17%) - 1 (10%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (10%) -
Total 6 - 10 $51M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 1 (17%) - 3 (30%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (33%) - 2 (20%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (33%) - 2 (20%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (10%) 51M (100%)
Growth Capital 1 (17%) - 1 (10%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (10%) -
Total 6 - 10 $51M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (50%) -
Divestiture 1 (25%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (25%) -
Total 4 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Demeter Advisory Group LLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $51M
TOTAL $51M
Largest Associated Chemists, Inc.
$51M (2000-01-04)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
25%
1 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
3 75%

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