Stephens Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Stephens Capital Partners has acquired 9 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Stephens Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are oil/gas exploration (10%) and business services (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (74%) and growth capital (13%). In total, Stephens Capital Partners has invested in 26 US states and 3 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Stephens Capital Partners has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (46%). Stephens Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2009 when it sold Arrow Pharmaceuticals for $1.8B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity96
    • M&A Buy Activity63
    • M&A Sell Activity33
  • Total Sectors Invested 27
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 40
  • M&A Advisors 1

Stephens Capital Partners

111 Center Street,
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
United States
(501) 377-2000
www.stephens.com/private-equity

Stephens Capital Partners is the direct, private equity investment arm of financial services firm Stephens, Inc. Stephens Capital looks to acquire minority or majority stakes in mid-sized, profitable companies in partnership with management. The Firm will consider opportunities throughout the US valued between $50 and $200 million. Stephens Capital will not consider venture investments or turnaround situations. Stephens Capital Partners is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Business Services, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Publishing, Restaurants, Retail, Staffing, Technology Hardware, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 50 200
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.0/yr) # 48 5 1 4 5 - 63
Sell (1.6/yr) # 25 1 - 5 2 - 33
vol $5.1B $5.1B
  96

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
QubicaAMF Worldwide LLC 2019-12-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mechanicsville, Virginia · www.qubicaamf.com
Pioneer Railcorp, Inc. 2019-05-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Peoria, Illinois · www.pioneer-railcorp.com
AVL Digital Group 2019-03-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Pennsauken, New Jersey · www.avldigital.com
Gandi SAS 2019-02-01 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.gandi.net
Advanced Installation Services, Inc. (ais) 2019-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Union City, California · www.ais1.com
CBI Workplace Solutions 2019-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.cbi-nc.com
Point Broadband LLC 2019-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
West Point, Georgia · www.point-broadband.com
Clearwave Communications 2018-11-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Harrisburg, Illinois · www.clearwave.com
Flatland Holdings, Inc. 2018-10-01 - Recapitalization
Midland, Texas · www.rksupply.net
AVFX LLC 2018-06-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Boston, Massachusetts · www.avfx.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Hargray Communications Group, Inc. 2015-01-01 Electronet Broadband Communications 2020-02-03 7
Hilton Head, South Carolina · www.hargray.com Tallahassee, Florida · www.electronet.net
Hargray Communications Group, Inc. 2015-01-01 Infinity Network Solutions, Inc. 2019-09-09 6
Hilton Head, South Carolina · www.hargray.com Macon, Georgia · www.infinitynetworks.net
Hargray Communications Group, Inc. 2015-01-01 Kings Bay Communications, Inc. 2019-08-13 5
Hilton Head, South Carolina · www.hargray.com Kingsland, Georgia · www.kgldcable.net
Hargray Communications Group, Inc. 2015-01-01 Dark Fiber Systems, Inc. 2019-01-30 4
Hilton Head, South Carolina · www.hargray.com Jacksonville, Florida · www.dfsfiber.com
Hargray Communications Group, Inc. 2015-01-01 USA Communications - Alabama Assets 2019-01-15 3
Hilton Head, South Carolina · www.hargray.com Pell City, Alabama
PL Developments, Inc. 2010-01-01 PL Developments, Inc. - OTC Topical Products 2018-10-10 1
Westbury, New York · www.pldevelopments.com Westbury, New York
Hargray Communications Group, Inc. 2015-01-01 ComSouth Telecommunications, Inc. 2018-03-15 2
Hilton Head, South Carolina · www.hargray.com Hawkinsville, Georgia · www.comsouth.net
EnergySolutions, Inc. 2013-01-07 EnergySolutions - Projects, Products & Technology Business 2015-11-17 1
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.energysolutions.com , United States
Hargray Communications Group, Inc. 2015-01-01 Plantation Cablevision, Inc. 2015-11-03 1
Hilton Head, South Carolina · www.hargray.com Eatonton, Georgia · www.plantationcable.net
EnergySolutions, Inc. 2013-01-07 Penguin Logistics LLC (dba MHF Services) 2015-04-13 2
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.energysolutions.com Wexford, Pennsylvania · www.mhfservices.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Oil/Gas Exploration 6 (17%) - 6 (10%) -
Business Services 3 (8%) - 5 (8%) -
Consumer Products 2 (6%) - 5 (8%) -
Life Science 2 (6%) - 4 (6%) -
Machinery 2 (6%) - 4 (6%) -
Media 1 (3%) - 4 (6%) -
Communications 2 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
Construction 2 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
Financial Services 3 (8%) - 3 (5%) -
Transportation 2 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
Aerospace 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 2 (3%) -
Distribution 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (3%) -
Marketing 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Education 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Environmental 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Furniture 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (2%) -
Packaging - - 1 (2%) -
Restaurants 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 36 - 63 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 34 (94%) - 60 (95%) -
  Texas 8 (22%) - 11 (17%) -
  New York 3 (8%) - 5 (8%) -
  Utah 4 (11%) - 4 (6%) -
  California 4 (11%) - 4 (6%) -
  Florida 1 (3%) - 4 (6%) -
  Virginia 2 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
  North Carolina 2 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
  Georgia 2 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
  South Carolina 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Oregon 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Illinois 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Arkansas 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (3%) -
  Minnesota 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Indiana 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (2%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (2%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (2%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (2%) -
  Mississippi - - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) -
France 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
United Kingdom 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Texas 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 34 (94%) - 60 (95%) -
Cross-border 2 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
Total 36 - 63 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 27 (75%) - 46 (73%) -
Growth Capital 5 (14%) - 8 (13%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (6%) - 4 (6%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (2%) -
Going Private 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 36 - 63 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 12 (36%) 4.8B (96%)
Secondary Sale 12 (36%) -
Trade Sale 7 (21%) 210M (4%)
IPO 2 (6%) -
Total 33 $5.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
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1

Deal Values

sell # Total
> $1B 2 $3.3B
$100M to $1B 6 $1.6B
< $100M 2 $180M
TOTAL $5.1B
Largest Arrow Pharmaceuticals
$1.8B (2009-06-17)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
83%
5 83%
Strategic(s)
17%
1 17%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
55%
18 55%
Strategic(s)
45%
15 45%

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