Svoboda Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Svoboda Capital Partners has acquired 3 companies.

Svoboda Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are distribution (30%) and business services (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (38%) and growth capital (25%). In total, Svoboda Capital Partners has invested in 20 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2001 when it acquired Nth Degree for $150M.

In the last 3 years, Svoboda Capital Partners has exited 9 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (41%). Svoboda Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Coffee Bean International for $22M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity71
    • M&A Buy Activity39
    • M&A Sell Activity32
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 35
  • M&A Advisors 2

Svoboda Capital Partners, LLC

One North Franklin Street, Suite 1500,
Chicago, Illinois 60606
United States
(312) 267-8750
www.svoco.com
info@svoco.com

Svoboda Capital Partners is a private equity firm that seeks buyout, recapitalization, and growth capital investments in mid-sized companies with leading market positions, strong customer relationships, and high margins. Svoboda generally looks to invest up to $25 million in businesses generating sales of $10 to $100 million and EBITDA of $3 to $15 million. Sectors of interest include value-added distribution, business services, and consumer products. Svoboda Capital Partners was formed in 1998 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Packaging, Retail, Software, 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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 100
Target EBITDA 3 15
Investment Size 10 25
Enterprise Value 25 150
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 34 2 1 1 - 1 39
vol $183M $10M $193M
Sell (2.2/yr) # 21 2 4 1 4 - 32
vol $22M $22M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Kenway Consulting LLC 2020-02-06 - Recapitalization
Chicago, Illinois · www.kenwayconsulting.com
Triad Technologies LLC 2019-11-07 - Secondary Buyout
Vandalia, Ohio · www.triadtechnologies.com
One North Interactive 2019-01-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.onenorth.com
M.E.I. Labels, Inc. 2019-01-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Catoosa, Oklahoma · www.meilabels.com
Infinite Packaging Group 2019-01-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Lewisville, Texas · www.infinitepkg.com
SWC Technology Partners, Inc. 2018-07-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Oak Brook, Illinois · www.swc.com
Quality Importers Trading Co. 2018-01-31 - Recapitalization
Weston, Florida · www.qualityimporters.com
Blake & Pendleton, Inc. 2017-11-22 - Recapitalization
Macon, Georgia · www.blakeandpendleton.com
Monroe Engineering Products LLC 2017-11-01 - Secondary Buyout
Rochester Hills, Michigan · www.monroeengineering.com
Databank IMX LLC 2017-08-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Beltsville, Maryland · www.databankimx.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Quality Importers Trading Co. 2018-01-31 XIKAR, Inc. 2018-01-31 1
Weston, Florida · www.qualityimporters.com Weston, Florida · www.xikar.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Distribution 1 (17%) - 12 (30%) -
Business Services 1 (17%) - 5 (13%) 150M (78%)
Consumer Products 1 (17%) - 2 (5%) 33M (17%)
E-Commerce - - 2 (5%) -
Healthcare Services - - 2 (5%) -
Information Technology - - 2 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (5%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (5%) -
Marketing 2 (33%) - 2 (5%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (5%) -
Food 1 (17%) 10M (100%) 1 (3%) 10M (5%)
Automotive - - 1 (3%) -
Beverages - - 1 (3%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (3%) -
Media - - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (3%) -
Software - - 1 (3%) -
Total 6 $10M 40 $193M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 6 (100%) 10M (100%) 40 (100%) 193M (100%)
  Illinois 1 (17%) - 9 (23%) -
  Wisconsin - - 3 (8%) -
  Texas - - 3 (8%) -
  Minnesota - - 3 (8%) -
  Florida 1 (17%) - 2 (5%) -
  District of Columbia 1 (17%) - 2 (5%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (5%) 150M (78%)
  Utah - - 2 (5%) 33M (17%)
  Oklahoma - - 2 (5%) -
  Ohio - - 2 (5%) -
  California 1 (17%) 10M (100%) 1 (3%) 10M (5%)
  Washington 1 (17%) - 1 (3%) -
  Kentucky 1 (17%) - 1 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (3%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (3%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (3%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (3%) -
  Delaware - - 1 (3%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (3%) -
Total 6 $10M 40 $193M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 15 (38%) 150M (78%)
Growth Capital 3 (50%) - 10 (25%) -
Recapitalization 2 (33%) - 5 (13%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 5 (13%) -
Venture - - 3 (8%) 33M (17%)
Divestiture 1 (17%) 10M (100%) 2 (5%) 10M (5%)
Total 6 $10M 40 $193M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 11 (34%) -
Trade Sale 8 (25%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (19%) 22M (100%)
IPO 2 (6%) -
Recapitalization 2 (6%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (3%) -
Merger 1 (3%) -
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 32 $22M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
2
William Blair & Co. LLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $150M
< $100M 2 $43M
TOTAL $193M
Largest Nth Degree, Inc.
$150M (2001-04-19)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $22M
TOTAL $22M
Largest Coffee Bean International, Inc.
$22M (2007-04-30)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
75%
6 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
2 25%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
59%
20 59%
Strategic(s)
41%
14 41%

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