Vance Street Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Vance Street Capital has acquired 8 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Vance Street Capital’s most common sectors for investment aremanufacturing (28%) and aerospace (24%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (64%) and growth capital (12%). In total, Vance Street Capital has invested in 14 US states and 3 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Vance Street Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (60%). Vance Street Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2023 when it sold Terra Insights for $384M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity35
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 7

Vance Street Capital

15304 Sunset Blvd., Suite 200,
Pacific Palisades, California 90272
United States
(310) 231-7100
www.vancestreetcapital.com
contact@vancestreetcapital.com

Vance Street Capital is a private equity firm focused exclusively on acquiring mid-market, profitable businesses in the aerospace, defense, industrial, and medical products sectors. Vance Street looks for companies valued from $30 to $350 million with sustainable competitive advantages and proven management. Prospective transaction situations include recapitalizations, management buyouts, corporate divestitures, industry consolidations, and growth capital financings. Vance Street Capital was formed in 2007 and is located in Los Angeles, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Business Services, Defense, Electronics, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 3 30
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 30 350
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 15 1 5 3 1 - 25
Sell (0.8/yr) # 6 1 1 1 1 - 10
vol $460M $250M $384M $1.1B
  35

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Terra Insights 2023-12-19 384M CAD Trade Sale
Maple Ridge, British Columbia · www.terrainsights.com
Tempest Aero Group 2023-04-04 - Growth Capital
Burlington, North Carolina · www.tempestaero.com
International Aerospace Coatings Ltd. 2022-12-06 - Secondary Sale
Shannon, Ireland · www.iac.aero
Mountain Manufacturing Technologies, Inc. 2022-10-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lino Lakes, Minnesota · www.mountainmfg.net
Eberle Design, Inc. 2022-06-14 - Secondary Buyout
Phoenix, Arizona · www.editraffic.com
Carmanah Technologies Corp. 2022-05-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Victoria, British Columbia · www.carmanah.com
Plastic Design Corp. 2021-12-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Scottsdale, Arizona · www.plasticdesigncorporation.com
Polara Enterprises LLC 2021-12-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Greenville, Texas · www.polara.com
McFarlane Aviation, Inc. 2021-10-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Baldwin City, Kansas · www.mcfarlaneaviation.com
Applied Plastics LLC 2021-08-09 - Trade Sale
Norwood, Massachusetts · www.appliedplastics.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Micronics, Inc. 2013-04-01 AFT 2023-07-19 6
Portsmouth, New Hampshire · www.micronicsinc.com Copenhagen, Denmark
Spectra Holdings 2021-02-18 FDS Avionics Corp. 2021-02-18 4
Alpharetta, Georgia Alpharetta, Georgia · www.flightdisplay.com
Micronics, Inc. 2013-04-01 Southern Filter Media LLC 2014-12-31 5
Portsmouth, New Hampshire · www.micronicsinc.com Hixson, Tennessee · www.southernfiltermedia.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 7 (44%) - 7 (28%) -
Aerospace 2 (13%) - 6 (24%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (8%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 2 (13%) - 2 (8%) -
Business Services 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (4%) -
Defense 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Electronics - - 1 (4%) -
Plastics 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Safety/Security 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (4%) -
Total 16 - 25 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 12 (75%) - 20 (80%) -
  California 1 (6%) - 5 (20%) -
  Arizona 2 (13%) - 2 (8%) -
  New Jersey 1 (6%) - 2 (8%) -
  Kansas 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Georgia 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Washington 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Texas 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  North Carolina 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  New Hampshire 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Minnesota 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Michigan 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Florida - - 1 (4%) -
  Delaware - - 1 (4%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (4%) -
Canada 3 (19%) - 3 (12%) -
  British Columbia 2 (13%) - 2 (8%) -
  New Brunswick 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Ireland 1 (6%) - 2 (8%) -
Domestic 12 (75%) - 20 (80%) -
Cross-border 4 (25%) - 5 (20%) -
Total 16 - 25 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 10 (63%) - 16 (64%) -
Growth Capital 2 (13%) - 3 (12%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (8%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (13%) - 2 (8%) -
Consolidation 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Recapitalization 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 16 - 25 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (40%) 864M (79%)
Trade Sale 3 (30%) 230M (21%)
Secondary Sale 2 (20%) -
Divestiture 1 (10%) -
Total 10 $1.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Harris Williams & Co.
3
Jefferies
1
Lazard Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Paul Hastings
13
O'Melveny & Myers
5
Vedder Price P.C.
4

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.1B
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest Terra Insights
$384M (2023-12-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
8%
2 (8%)
Strategic(s)
8%
2 (8%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
20%
2 (20%)
Strategic(s)
70%
7 (70%)

FAQ

When was Vance Street Capital founded?

Vance Street Capital was founded in 2007.

What type of investor is Vance Street Capital?

Vance Street Capital is a private equity firm.

Where is Vance Street Capital headquartered?

Vance Street Capital is headquartered in Pacific Palisades, California.

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