St. Cloud Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, St. Cloud Capital has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 5 others.

St. Cloud Capital’s most common sectors for investment are consumer services (13%) and consumer products (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (52%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (31%). In total, St. Cloud Capital has invested in 17 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2018 when it acquired Pipeworks for $20M.

In the last 3 years, St. Cloud Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (42%). St. Cloud Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold Compact Power Equipment Centers for $265M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity45
    • M&A Buy Activity33
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 29

St. Cloud Capital

10866 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1450,
Los Angeles, California 90024
United States
(310) 475-2700
www.stcloudcapital.com
rlautz@stcloudcapital.com

St. Cloud Capital is an investment firm that invests in lower middle-market private and public companies. The Firm provides both debt and equity capital financing. St. Cloud targets well-managed, undervalued companies with successful products or services, proven technologies, and market niches. It looks to invest $3 to $20 million per transaction in companies with revenue of $10 to $150 million. Prospective transactions types include recapitalizations, buyouts, and growth capital financing. St Cloud Capital was formed in 2001 and is based in Los Angeles, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Real Estate, Retail, Safety/Security, Software, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 150
Target EBITDA 2 10
Investment Size 3 20
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 23 3 1 4 2 - 33
vol $20M $20M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 8 1 1 1 1 - 12
vol $41M $265M $100M $406M
  45

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Lash OpCo LLC (LashCo) 2020-10-01 - Growth Capital
Houston, Texas · www.lashco.com
Pipeworks, Inc. 2020-09-30 100M USD Add-on Acquisition
Eugene, Oregon · www.pipeworks.com
AMP Smart 2020-07-01 - Growth Capital
American Fork, Utah · www.ampsmart.com
Ultimate Fitness Group LLC 2019-08-19 - Growth Capital
Boca Raton, Florida · www.orangetheory.com
AleraCare Holdings LLC 2019-05-08 - Growth Capital
Phoenix, Arizona · www.aleracare.com
TEGSCO LLC 2019-03-29 - Growth Capital
Daly City, California · www.autoreturn.com
JibJab Catapult CA LLC 2019-02-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Marina del Rey, California · www.jibjab.com
COR Clearing LLC 2019-01-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Omaha, Nebraska · www.corclearing.com
Pipeworks, Inc. 2018-02-23 20M USD Divestiture
Eugene, Oregon · www.pipeworks.com
STAT Health 2018-02-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Bay Shore, New York · www.stathealthny.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Bravo Sports, Inc. 2015-06-11 Dwindle Distribution 2019-08-28 4
Santa Fe Springs, California · www.bravosportscorp.com El Segundo, California · www.dwindle.com
Bravo Sports, Inc. 2015-06-11 Bravo Sports, Inc. - Outdoor Products Division 2017-09-01 1
Santa Fe Springs, California · www.bravosportscorp.com Santa Fe Springs, California
Bravo Sports, Inc. 2015-06-11 Sector 9, Inc. 2016-06-28 3
Santa Fe Springs, California · www.bravosportscorp.com San Diego, California · www.sector9.com
Bravo Sports, Inc. 2015-06-11 Pro-Tec Helmets 2015-12-11 2
Santa Fe Springs, California · www.bravosportscorp.com San Diego, California · www.shopprotec.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Services 3 (16%) - 4 (12%) -
Consumer Products 2 (11%) - 3 (9%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (5%) - 3 (9%) -
Business Services 2 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
Information Technology 2 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Manufacturing 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Safety/Security 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (3%) 20M (100%)
Automotive 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Beverages - - 1 (3%) -
Building Materials 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Communications 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) -
Leisure - - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Real Estate 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Retail - - 1 (3%) -
Software 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Transportation - - 1 (3%) -
Total 19 - 33 $20M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 19 (100%) - 33 (100%) 20M (100%)
  California 8 (42%) - 11 (33%) -
  Arizona 3 (16%) - 3 (9%) -
  Colorado 2 (11%) - 3 (9%) -
  Texas 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
  New York - - 2 (6%) -
  Utah 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Minnesota 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Iowa 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Illinois 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Florida 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (3%) 20M (100%)
  Washington - - 1 (3%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (3%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (3%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (3%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (3%) -
Total 19 - 33 $20M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 15 (79%) - 17 (52%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (11%) - 10 (30%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (6%) 20M (100%)
Recapitalization 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Venture - - 1 (3%) -
Total 19 - 33 $20M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (33%) 406M (100%)
Secondary Sale 4 (33%) -
IPO 1 (8%) -
Merger 1 (8%) -
Shut Down 1 (8%) -
Trade Sale 1 (8%) -
Total 12 $406M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $20M
TOTAL $20M
Largest Pipeworks, Inc.
$20M (2018-02-23)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $265M
< $100M 2 $141M
TOTAL $406M
Largest Compact Power Equipment Centers LLC
$265M (2017-07-06)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Strategic(s)
6%
2 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
33%
4 (33%)
Strategic(s)
50%
6 (50%)

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