Thompson Street Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Thompson Street Capital Partners has acquired 13 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Thompson Street Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are software (18%) and information technology (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (47%) and secondary buyout (24%). In total, Thompson Street Capital Partners has invested in 28 US states.

In the last 3 years, Thompson Street Capital Partners has exited 10 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (49%). Thompson Street Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2006 when it sold Broadcast Electronics for $100M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity96
    • M&A Buy Activity63
    • M&A Sell Activity33
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 28
  • M&A Advisors 9

Thompson Street Capital Partners

7676 Forsyth Blvd. Suite 2700,
St. Louis, Missouri 63105
United States
(314) 727-2112
www.tscp.com
info@tscp.com

Thompson Street Capital Partners is a private equity firm that targets control stakes in profitable, mid-sized North American companies with $5 to $20 million of EBITDA. Thompson Street looks for family businesses, private companies seeking liquidity, corporate divestitures, and public companies going private. Areas of interest include healthcare services, business services, electronics, information technology, and engineered products companies. Thompson Street will not consider investments in start-ups, early stage companies, or real estate. Thompson Street Capital was founded in 2000 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Plastics, Retail, Safety/Security, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 5 25
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (4.2/yr) # 42 5 5 4 4 3 63
Sell (2.6/yr) # 20 3 3 2 3 2 33
vol $100M $21M $121M
  96

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Software Technology Inc. 2021-03-05 - Unknown
Lincoln, Nebraska · www.tabs3.com
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers 2021-03-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Wichita, Kansas · www.freddysusa.com
Marmic Fire & Safety Co. 2021-02-02 - Secondary Buyout
Joplin, Missouri · www.marmicfire.com
Made4net LLC 2021-01-04 - Growth Capital
Hackensack, New Jersey · www.made4net.com
SmartProcure, Inc. 2021-01-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Deerfield Beach, Florida · www.govspend.com
BCC Software LLC 2020-12-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Rochester, New York · www.bccsoftware.com
WeVideo, Inc. 2020-12-14 - Growth Capital
Mountain View, California · www.wevideo.com
The Payment Group LLC 2020-10-01 21M USD Add-on Acquisition
Dallas, Texas · www.thepaymentgroup.com
Analytical Lab Group 2020-07-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Eagan, Minnesota · www.analyticallabgroup.com
PKWARE, Inc. 2020-05-13 - Secondary Buyout
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.pkware.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
ControlScan, Inc. 2017-05-25 ControlScan, Inc. - Managed Security Services 2020-12-08 2
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.controlscan.com Alpharetta, Georgia
ControlScan, Inc. 2017-05-25 ControlScan, Inc. - Managed Compliance Solutions Division 2020-12-01 1
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.controlscan.com Alpharetta, Georgia
ZymeFlow Decon Technology 2014-12-31 TriStar Global Energy Solutions, Inc. - Two Business Units 2020-01-02 1
Houston, Texas · www.zymeflow.com Houston, Texas
StayLock Storage 2016-06-27 Whirlwind Storage - Two Locations 2019-10-08 15
St. Louis, Missouri · www.staylockstorage.com Huntington, West Virginia
StayLock Storage 2016-06-27 Mini Storage Depot - Four Locations 2017-09-29 14
St. Louis, Missouri · www.staylockstorage.com Fort Wayne, Indiana
ControlScan, Inc. 2017-05-25 EchoSat, Inc. 2017-05-25 2
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.controlscan.com Lexington, Kentucky · www.echosat.com
TierPoint LLC 2014-06-10 Cosentry, Inc. 2016-01-20 5
St. Louis, Missouri · www.tierpoint.com Omaha, Nebraska · www.cosentry.com
TierPoint LLC 2014-06-10 Windstream Holdings, Inc. - Windstream Data Center Business 2015-10-19 4
St. Louis, Missouri · www.tierpoint.com Little Rock, Arkansas
TierPoint LLC 2014-06-10 Xand Corp. 2014-12-03 3
St. Louis, Missouri · www.tierpoint.com Hawthorne, New York · www.xand.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 4 (14%) - 11 (17%) -
Information Technology 8 (28%) - 9 (14%) -
Life Science 3 (10%) - 5 (8%) -
Business Services 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) -
Distribution - - 3 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) -
Medical Products 2 (7%) - 3 (5%) -
Technology Hardware - - 3 (5%) -
Consumer Products 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Healthcare Services - - 2 (3%) -
Machinery - - 2 (3%) -
Manufacturing 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Automotive 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Construction 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (2%) -
Engineering 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Franchising 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Information Services 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (2%) -
Real Estate 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (2%) -
Staffing 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Total 29 - 63 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 29 (100%) - 63 (100%) -
  Missouri 5 (17%) - 7 (11%) -
  New York 3 (10%) - 7 (11%) -
  Minnesota 2 (7%) - 5 (8%) -
  Illinois 1 (3%) - 5 (8%) -
  Wisconsin 2 (7%) - 3 (5%) -
  Tennessee 2 (7%) - 3 (5%) -
  Georgia 2 (7%) - 3 (5%) -
  Washington 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) -
  Indiana - - 3 (5%) -
  Florida 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
  California 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
  Texas 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Maryland 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Oregon 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Arkansas 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (2%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (2%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (2%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
  Nebraska - - 1 (2%) -
  Montana - - 1 (2%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (2%) -
Total 29 - 63 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 12 (41%) - 29 (46%) -
Secondary Buyout 5 (17%) - 15 (24%) -
Recapitalization 4 (14%) - 8 (13%) -
Growth Capital 5 (17%) - 5 (8%) -
Add-on Acquisition - - 3 (5%) -
Divestiture 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
Consolidation 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 29 - 63 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 12 (36%) 100M (83%)
Trade Sale 12 (36%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (12%) 21M (17%)
Recapitalization 2 (6%) -
IPO 1 (3%) -
Merger 1 (3%) -
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 33 $121M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
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1
Jefferies LLC
1
Lazard Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
1
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
1
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 2 $121M
TOTAL $121M
Largest Broadcast Electronics, Inc.
$100M (2006-02-16)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
24%
15 (24%)
Strategic(s)
3%
2 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
42%
14 (42%)
Strategic(s)
52%
17 (52%)

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