St. Cloud Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, St. Cloud Capital has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 6 others.

St. Cloud Capital’s most common sectors for investment are consumer services (13%) and healthcare services (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (50%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (32%). In total, St. Cloud Capital has invested in 17 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2018 when it acquired Pipeworks Studios for $20M.

In the last 3 years, St. Cloud Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (37%). 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 Activity43
    • M&A Buy Activity32
    • M&A Sell Activity11
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 26

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 $5 – $20 million per transaction in companies with revenue of $10 - $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 5 20
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 18 5 3 1 4 1 32
vol $20M $20M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 8 - 1 1 1 - 11
vol $41M $265M $306M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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 Studios 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
Restoration Media, Inc. 2017-07-14 - Growth Capital
Irvine, California · www.restorationmedia.com
Compact Power Equipment Centers LLC 2017-07-06 265M USD Add-on Acquisition
Fort Mill, South Carolina · www.cpiequipment.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
Renters Warehouse Mankato LLC 2015-09-01 OwnAmerica LLC 2018-12-03 2
North Mankato, Minnesota · www.renterswarehouse.com Mooresville, North Carolina · www.ownamerica.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
Renters Warehouse Mankato LLC 2015-09-01 Redneck Property 2017-02-20 1
North Mankato, Minnesota · www.renterswarehouse.com Oklahoma City, Oklahoma · www.redneckproperty.com
Bravo Sports, Inc. 2015-06-11 Nutcase, Inc. 2016-10-20 3
Santa Fe Springs, California · www.bravosportscorp.com Portland, Oregon · www.nutcasehelmets.com
Bravo Sports, Inc. 2015-06-11 Sector 9, Inc. 2016-06-28 2
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 1
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 (17%) - 4 (13%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) - 3 (9%) -
Business Services 2 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
Consumer Products 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Information Technology 2 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Manufacturing 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Safety/Security 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Digital Media 1 (6%) 20M (100%) 1 (3%) 20M (100%)
Automotive 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Beverages - - 1 (3%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) -
Communications 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) -
Leisure - - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Real Estate 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Retail - - 1 (3%) -
Software 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Transportation - - 1 (3%) -
Total 18 $20M 32 $20M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 18 (100%) 20M (100%) 32 (100%) 20M (100%)
  California 8 (44%) - 11 (34%) -
  Arizona 3 (17%) - 3 (9%) -
  Colorado 1 (6%) - 3 (9%) -
  New York - - 2 (6%) -
  Oregon 1 (6%) 20M (100%) 1 (3%) 20M (100%)
  Utah 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Minnesota 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Iowa 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Illinois 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Florida 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Washington - - 1 (3%) -
  Texas - - 1 (3%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (3%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (3%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (3%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (3%) -
Total 18 $20M 32 $20M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 13 (72%) - 16 (50%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (11%) - 10 (31%) -
Divestiture 1 (6%) 20M (100%) 2 (6%) 20M (100%)
Recapitalization 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Venture - - 1 (3%) -
Total 18 $20M 32 $20M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (36%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (27%) 306M (100%)
IPO 1 (9%) -
Merger 1 (9%) -
Shut Down 1 (9%) -
Trade Sale 1 (9%) -
Total 11 $306M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $20M
TOTAL $20M
Largest Pipeworks Studios
$20M (2018-02-23)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $265M
< $100M 1 $41M
TOTAL $306M
Largest Compact Power Equipment Centers LLC
$265M (2017-07-06)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
55%
6 55%
Strategic(s)
45%
5 45%

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