Transom Capital Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Transom Capital Group has acquired 6 companies.

Transom Capital Group’s most common sectors for investment areconsumer products (25%) and electronics (15%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (35%) and secondary buyout (30%). In total, Transom Capital Group has invested in 10 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2021 when it acquired Aspen Publishing for $88M.

In the last 3 years, Transom Capital Group has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (63%). Transom Capital Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2020 when it sold Pelco for $110M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity28
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 9

Transom Capital Group

100 N Pacific Coast Hwy Suite 1725,
El Segundo, California 90245
United States
(424) 293-2818
www.transomcap.com
submissions@transomcap.com

Transom Capital Group is an operationally-focused private equity firm that seeks buyouts and control investments in middle-market companies with established revenue streams and business models. Transom is sector agnostic but prefers opportunities in the Western US. Target companies typically have cash-flows of up to $20 million. Transom Capital Partners was formed in 2008 and is based in Los Angeles, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electronics, Franchising, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Retail, Semiconductors, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - 20
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 13 1 4 1 1 - 20
vol $88M $88M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 5 - - 1 1 1 8
vol $110M $110M
  28

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Semitorr Group, Inc. 2022-01-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Tualatin, Oregon · www.semitorrinc.com
HeathCo LLC 2021-11-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Bowling Green, Kentucky · www.heath-zenith.com
Aspen Publishing 2021-09-27 88M USD Divestiture
Boston, Massachusetts · www.aspenpublishing.com
BridgeTower Media 2020-11-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.bridgetowermedia.com
Pelco, Inc. 2020-08-03 110M USD Add-on Acquisition
Clovis, California · www.pelco.com
Scantron, Inc. 2019-12-04 - Divestiture
Eagan, Minnesota · www.scantron.com
Beauty Quest Group 2019-07-09 - Divestiture
Stamford, Connecticut · www.beautyquestgroup.com
Pelco, Inc. 2019-05-29 - Divestiture
Clovis, California · www.pelco.com
Semitorr Group, Inc. 2019-01-08 - Secondary Buyout
Tualatin, Oregon · www.semitorrinc.com
Highlights Salons LLC 2018-10-15 - Secondary Buyout
Bellevue, Washington · www.genejuarez.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
Loud Audio LLC 2017-10-16 Eastern Acoustic Works 2018-10-02 1
Bothell, Washington · www.loudaudio.com Whitinsville, Massachusetts · www.eaw.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
Bravo Sports, Inc. 2015-06-11 Sector 9, Inc. 2016-06-28 3
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 2
Santa Fe Springs, California · www.bravosportscorp.com San Diego, California · www.shopprotec.com
Cinder Block Merchandise LLC 2009-07-28 Topspin Media, Inc. 2014-04-01 2
Burbank, California · www.cinderblock.com Santa Monica, California · www.topspinmedia.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 3 (27%) - 5 (25%) -
Consumer Services 1 (9%) - 3 (15%) -
Electronics 1 (9%) - 3 (15%) -
Apparel/Textiles 2 (18%) - 2 (10%) -
Publishing 1 (9%) 88M (100%) 1 (5%) 88M (100%)
Distribution - - 1 (5%) -
Information Technology 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (5%) -
Media 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
Retail - - 1 (5%) -
Software 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 11 $88M 20 $88M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 11 (100%) 88M (100%) 20 (100%) 88M (100%)
  California 3 (27%) - 6 (30%) -
  Washington 3 (27%) - 5 (25%) -
  Minnesota 2 (18%) - 2 (10%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (9%) 88M (100%) 1 (5%) 88M (100%)
  Rhode Island 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
  Connecticut 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (5%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (5%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (5%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (5%) -
Total 11 $88M 20 $88M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (27%) - 7 (35%) -
Secondary Buyout 4 (36%) - 6 (30%) -
Divestiture 3 (27%) 88M (100%) 5 (25%) 88M (100%)
Consolidation 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (5%) -
Total 11 $88M 20 $88M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (38%) 110M (100%)
Secondary Sale 2 (25%) -
Trade Sale 2 (25%) -
Merger 1 (13%) -
Total 8 $110M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Intrepid Investment Bankers LLC
2
Raymond James - Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
4
Latham & Watkins
4
Perkins Coie LLP
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $88M
TOTAL $88M
Largest Aspen Publishing
$88M (2021-09-27)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $110M
TOTAL $110M
Largest Pelco, Inc.
$110M (2020-08-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
30%
6 (30%)
Strategic(s)
25%
5 (25%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
25%
2 (25%)
Strategic(s)
63%
5 (63%)

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