Transom Capital Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Transom Capital Group has acquired 9 companies.

Transom Capital Group’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (25%) and consumer services (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (45%) and secondary buyout (30%). In total, Transom Capital Group has invested in 9 US states.

In the last 3 years, Transom Capital Group has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). 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 Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 8

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, 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 10 1 3 1 4 1 20
Sell (0.4/yr) # 4 - 1 - - 1 6
vol $110M $110M
  26

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
A.T. Cross Co. LLC 2017-11-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Providence, Rhode Island · www.cross.com
Loud Audio LLC 2017-10-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bothell, Washington · www.loudaudio.com
American Driveline Systems, Inc. 2017-10-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Horsham, Pennsylvania
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Semitorr Group, Inc. 2019-01-08 M-I-C, Inc. 2020-11-17 2
Tualatin, Oregon · www.semitorrinc.com Livermore, California · www.m-i-cinc.com
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
Semitorr Group, Inc. 2019-01-08 Tru-Flow 2019-05-06 1
Tualatin, Oregon · www.semitorrinc.com Westminster, Colorado · www.tru-flow.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 Nutcase, Inc. 2016-10-20 3
Santa Fe Springs, California · www.bravosportscorp.com Portland, Oregon · www.nutcasehelmets.com
Bravo Sports, Inc. 2015-06-11 Sector 9, Inc. 2016-06-28 2
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 1
Santa Fe Springs, California · www.bravosportscorp.com San Diego, California · www.shopprotec.com
Bandmerch LLC 2014-02-01 Cinder Block Merchandise LLC 2014-02-01 1
Burbank, California · www.bandmerch.com Burbank, California · www.cinderblock.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 3 (25%) - 5 (25%) -
Consumer Services 1 (8%) - 3 (15%) -
Electronics 1 (8%) - 3 (15%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (8%) - 2 (10%) -
Media 2 (17%) - 2 (10%) -
Distribution 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Information Technology 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Manufacturing 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Retail - - 1 (5%) -
Software 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 12 - 20 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 12 (100%) - 20 (100%) -
  California 3 (25%) - 7 (35%) -
  Washington 3 (25%) - 5 (25%) -
  Minnesota 2 (17%) - 2 (10%) -
  Rhode Island 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
  Oregon 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
  Kentucky 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
  Connecticut 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (5%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (5%) -
Total 12 - 20 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (33%) - 9 (45%) -
Secondary Buyout 5 (42%) - 6 (30%) -
Divestiture 3 (25%) - 4 (20%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (5%) -
Total 12 - 20 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (33%) 110M (100%)
Secondary Sale 2 (33%) -
Merger 1 (17%) -
Trade Sale 1 (17%) -
Total 6 $110M

Top M&A Advisors

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

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $110M
TOTAL $110M
Largest Pelco, Inc.
$110M (2020-08-03)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
64%
7 64%
Strategic(s)
36%
4 36%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
43%
3 43%
Strategic(s)
57%
4 57%

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