Thompson Street Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Thompson Street Capital Partners has acquired 16 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Thompson Street Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are software (16%) and information technology (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (46%) and secondary buyout (26%). In total, Thompson Street Capital Partners has invested in 27 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 (50%). 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 Activity89
    • M&A Buy Activity59
    • M&A Sell Activity30
  • Total Sectors Invested 23
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • M&A Advisors 9

Thompson Street Capital Partners

120 S. Central Ave., Suite 600,
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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (5.0/yr) # 34 8 5 5 4 3 59
Sell (2.6/yr) # 17 3 3 3 2 2 30
vol $100M $21M $121M
  89

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Green Mountain Technology LLC 2020-02-24 - Growth Capital
Memphis, Tennessee · www.greenmountaintechnology.com
Len the Plumber 2020-02-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Baltimore, Maryland · www.lentheplumber.com
Custom Wheel House LLC 2019-12-23 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Santa Fe Springs, California · www.customwheelhouse.com
Data Dimensions Corp. 2019-12-12 - Secondary Buyout
Janesville, Wisconsin · www.datadimensions.com
T-Base Communications, Inc. 2019-11-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Ogdensburg, New York · www.tbase.com
Pulse Veterinary Technologies LLC 2019-09-06 - Secondary Buyout
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.pulsevet.com
Complus Data Innovations, Inc. 2019-06-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Tarrytown, New York · www.complusdata.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
PKWARE, Inc. 2020-05-13 Dataguise, Inc. 2020-11-10 1
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.pkware.com Fremont, California · www.dataguise.com
BCM One, Inc. 2019-02-07 nexVortex, Inc. 2020-04-16 2
New York, New York · www.bcmone.com Herndon, Virginia · www.nexvortex.com
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
Marmic Fire & Safety Co. 2018-09-10 Fire Control Systems of Charlotte 2019-12-03 5
Joplin, Missouri · www.marmicfire.com Charlotte, North Carolina · www.firecontrolsystems.biz
BCM One, Inc. 2019-02-07 Arena One 2019-12-02 1
New York, New York · www.bcmone.com New York, New York · www.arena1.com
StayLock Storage 2016-06-27 Southside Mini Storage 2019-11-19 15
St. Louis, Missouri · www.staylockstorage.com Charles, Louisiana · www.southsideministorage.org
Marmic Fire & Safety Co. 2018-09-10 Fire Safety Services, Inc. 2019-10-15 4
Joplin, Missouri · www.marmicfire.com Denver, Colorado · www.firesafetyservices.biz
StayLock Storage 2016-06-27 Assured Storage 2019-10-15 14
St. Louis, Missouri · www.staylockstorage.com Simpsonville, South Carolina
StayLock Storage 2016-06-27 Whirlwind Storage - Two Locations 2019-10-08 13
St. Louis, Missouri · www.staylockstorage.com Huntington, West Virginia
Marmic Fire & Safety Co. 2018-09-10 Brenneco Fire Protection, Inc. 2019-09-30 3
Joplin, Missouri · www.marmicfire.com Flora, Indiana · www.brennecofp.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 7 (25%) - 9 (15%) -
Software 5 (18%) - 9 (15%) -
Life Science 3 (11%) - 5 (8%) -
Business Services 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) -
Distribution - - 3 (5%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) -
Medical Products 2 (7%) - 3 (5%) -
Technology Hardware - - 3 (5%) -
Consumer Products 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (3%) -
Machinery - - 2 (3%) -
Manufacturing 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Automotive 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Construction 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (2%) -
Engineering 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (2%) -
Real Estate 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Staffing 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Total 28 - 59 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 28 (100%) - 59 (100%) -
  Missouri 6 (21%) - 7 (12%) -
  New York 4 (14%) - 6 (10%) -
  Minnesota 2 (7%) - 5 (8%) -
  Illinois 1 (4%) - 5 (8%) -
  Georgia 2 (7%) - 3 (5%) -
  Wisconsin 2 (7%) - 3 (5%) -
  Tennessee 2 (7%) - 3 (5%) -
  Washington 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) -
  Indiana - - 3 (5%) -
  Maryland 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  Texas 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  Nebraska 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Florida 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  California 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Arkansas 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Oregon 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Montana - - 1 (2%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (2%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (2%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (2%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
Total 28 - 59 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 11 (39%) - 27 (46%) -
Secondary Buyout 6 (21%) - 15 (25%) -
Recapitalization 5 (18%) - 8 (14%) -
Add-on Acquisition - - 3 (5%) -
Growth Capital 3 (11%) - 3 (5%) -
Divestiture 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
Consolidation 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 28 - 59 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 11 (37%) 100M (83%)
Trade Sale 11 (37%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (13%) 21M (17%)
Recapitalization 2 (7%) -
IPO 1 (3%) -
Merger 1 (3%) -
Total 30 $121M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Livingstone Partners LLP
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
PE Firm(s)
92%
24 92%
Strategic(s)
8%
2 8%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
52%
17 52%
Strategic(s)
48%
16 48%

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