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Investments

6

Portfolio Exits

8

Funds

3

Partners & Customers

1

Service Providers

1

About Brazos Private Equity Partners

Brazos Private Equity Partners is a Dallas-based private equity firm that manages approximately $1.4 billion of equity capital. Brazos focuses on investments in middle-market companies with enterprise values up to $500 million. Brazos seeks to partner with outstanding management teams and/or families of closely-held businesses to maximize value. Brazos has been one of the most active middle-market private equity investment firms over the past decade, having completed 53 acquisitions. Brazos has invested in a broad range of industries including distribution, consumer, business services, restaurants, healthcare, financial services and manufacturing.

Brazos Private Equity Partners Headquarter Location

100 Crescent Court Suite 1777

Dallas, Texas, 75201,

United States

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Brazos Private Equity Partners Announces Sale of BlackHawk Industrial

Sep 19, 2018

Brazos Private Equity Partners, LLC, a Dallas-based private equity firm, today announced the sale of BlackHawk Industrial Distribution, Inc., an independent value-added industrial distributor of cutting tools, abrasives, and MRO products, to Snow Phipps Group, LLC. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. BlackHawk was ranked 32nd on MDM’s 2018 Top Distributor list . Based in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, BlackHawk was founded by Brazos Partners in 2010 in conjunction with Bill Scheller, former CEO and President of ORS Nasco, Inc., and has grown to one of the top 30 North American industrial distributors. The company has a national footprint that includes locations across North America and offers a portfolio of over one million SKUs as well as supply-chain and value-added manufacturing services. “We could not be more pleased with the success of BlackHawk,” said Randall Fojtasek, current managing partner of CenterOak Partners and co-founder and former co-CEO of Brazos. “We are thrilled with the outcome for our investors and for the management team, and we wish them continued success.” Bill Scheller, former BlackHawk CEO and current CenterOak Operating Partner, added, “It has been an incredible run with the team and I have truly enjoyed the partnership. [W]e wish the current CEO John Mark and his team success as they focus on the continued growth of the business.” Houlihan Lokey served as financial advisor. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP served as legal advisor to Brazos Partners in connection with the sale. Brazos Private Equity Partners is a Dallas-based private equity firm that has managed investment funds through three vehicles with approximately $1.4 billion of equity capital since inception. BlackHawk is an independent value-added industrial distributor of cutting tools, abrasives, and MRO products in the U.S.

Brazos Private Equity Partners Investments

6 Investments

Brazos Private Equity Partners has made 6 investments. Their latest investment was in European Wax Center as part of their Private Equity on April 4, 2013.

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Brazos Private Equity Partners Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/2/2013

Private Equity

European Wax Center

Yes

1

6/15/2010

Private Equity

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12/22/2005

Private Equity

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10

9/12/2002

Unattributed VC

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$99M

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0

5/8/2000

Series D

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$99M

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Date

4/2/2013

6/15/2010

12/22/2005

9/12/2002

5/8/2000

Round

Private Equity

Private Equity

Private Equity

Unattributed VC

Series D

Company

European Wax Center

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$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

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Sources

1

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10

0

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Brazos Private Equity Partners Portfolio Exits

8 Portfolio Exits

Brazos Private Equity Partners has 8 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was European Wax Center on August 05, 2021.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

8/5/2021

IPO

$99M

1

4/20/2016

Acquired

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$99M

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10

9/28/2015

Acquired - II

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$99M

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10

7/30/2015

Acquired

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10

2/27/2015

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

8/5/2021

4/20/2016

9/28/2015

7/30/2015

2/27/2015

Exit

IPO

Acquired

Acquired - II

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

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10

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Brazos Private Equity Partners Acquisitions

13 Acquisitions

Brazos Private Equity Partners acquired 13 companies. Their latest acquisition was Eberle Design on August 27, 2013.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

8/27/2013

$99M

Acq - Fin - II

1

8/5/2013

$99M

Acq - Fin

1

4/3/2012

$99M

Merger

11/11/2011

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3/16/2010

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10

Date

8/27/2013

8/5/2013

4/3/2012

11/11/2011

3/16/2010

Investment Stage

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acq - Fin - II

Acq - Fin

Merger

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Sources

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0

10

Brazos Private Equity Partners Fund History

3 Fund Histories

Brazos Private Equity Partners has 3 funds, including Brazos Equity Fund III LP.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

9/24/2008

Brazos Equity Fund III LP

Buyouts & Acquisitions

Closed

$700M

1

5/25/2006

Brazos Equity Fund II LP

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$99M

10

12/31/2000

Brazos Equity Fund LP

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$99M

10

Closing Date

9/24/2008

5/25/2006

12/31/2000

Fund

Brazos Equity Fund III LP

Brazos Equity Fund II LP

Brazos Equity Fund LP

Fund Type

Buyouts & Acquisitions

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Status

Closed

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Amount

$700M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

Brazos Private Equity Partners Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Brazos Private Equity Partners has 1 strategic partners and customers. Brazos Private Equity Partners recently partnered with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld on August 8, 2013.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

8/16/2013

Vendor

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

United States

Media Mentions & Press Releases. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Akin Gump Team Advises Brazos on Partnership with Southern Tide

-- Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Gump counseled Brazos Private Equity Partners in its new partnership with Southern Tide , LLC , LLC. , a South Carolina-based apparel company .

1

Date

8/16/2013

Type

Vendor

Business Partner

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Country

United States

News Snippet

Media Mentions & Press Releases. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Akin Gump Team Advises Brazos on Partnership with Southern Tide

-- Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Gump counseled Brazos Private Equity Partners in its new partnership with Southern Tide , LLC , LLC. , a South Carolina-based apparel company .

Sources

1

Brazos Private Equity Partners Service Providers

1 Service Provider

Brazos Private Equity Partners has 1 service provider relationship

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Counsel

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Counsel

Service Type

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Brazos Private Equity Partners Team

11 Team Members

Brazos Private Equity Partners has 11 team members, including current Chief Operating Officer, Michael D. Salim.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Randall S. Fojtasek

Founder

Current

Patrick K. Mcgee

Founder

Current

Michael D. Salim

Chief Operating Officer

Current

Gayla W. Hightower

Controller

Current

Glenn Askew

Managing Director

Current

Name

Randall S. Fojtasek

Patrick K. Mcgee

Michael D. Salim

Gayla W. Hightower

Glenn Askew

Work History

Title

Founder

Founder

Chief Operating Officer

Controller

Managing Director

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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