Adams Street Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Asset Manager Profile

In the last 3 years, Adams Street Partners has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 12 others.

Adams Street Partners’ most common sectors for investment areinternet software and services (23%) and software (21%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (69%) and growth capital (11%). In total, Adams Street Partners has invested in 27 US states and 8 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Univision Communications for $13.7B.

In the last 3 years, Adams Street Partners has exited 11 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (54%). Adams Street Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Shred-it International for $2.3B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity240
    • M&A Buy Activity147
    • M&A Sell Activity93
  • Total Sectors Invested 26
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 124
  • M&A Advisors 4

Adams Street Partners

One North Wacker Drive, Suite 2700,
Chicago, Illinois 60606
United States
(312) 553-7890
www.adamsstreetpartners.com
info@adamsstreetpartners.com

Adams Street Partners is a diversified, global investment firm that targets direct, fund of funds, and secondary investments. Adams' direct investing group covers co-investments in buyout transactions, as well as growth equity and venture capital commitments. The direct buyout and growth equity team looks to commit $5 to $30 million per transaction. For venture related investments, commitments of $5 to $20 million are provided to companies in the technology, life sciences and technology enabled services sectors. Typically, target companies have received prior financing from early stage venture firms and are seeking additional capital to fund product development and commercialization. Adams Street Partners was formed in 1972 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Electronics, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Leisure, Life Science, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Nordic, Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 30
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (4.0/yr) # 127 6 12 2 - - 147
vol $21.8B $21.8B
Sell (3.4/yr) # 76 6 4 3 4 - 93
vol $7.9B $250M $8.2B
  240

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Snow Software 2023-11-28 - Trade Sale
Solna, Sweden · www.snowsoftware.com
Qpex Biopharma, Inc. 2023-06-26 - Trade Sale
San Diego, California · www.qpexbio.com
Mineralys Therapeutics, Inc. 2023-02-09 - IPO
Radnor, Pennsylvania · www.mineralystx.com
BoomTown ROI LLC 2023-01-20 - Trade Sale
Charleston, South Carolina · www.boomtownroi.com
Lever 2022-08-05 - Trade Sale
San Francisco, California · www.lever.co
Peerless Network, Inc. 2022-07-27 200M USD Trade Sale
Chicago, Illinois · www.peerlessnetwork.com
Mineralys Therapeutics, Inc. 2022-06-08 - Venture
Radnor, Pennsylvania · www.mineralystx.com
Vitalyst LLC 2022-02-01 50M USD Trade Sale
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania · www.vitalyst.com
Dremio 2022-01-25 - Venture
Santa Clara, California · www.dremio.com
Orca Security 2021-10-06 - Venture
Portland, Oregon · www.orca.security
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Inspira Financial Trust LLC 2019-01-04 Benefit Resources, Inc. 2023-07-13 4
Oak Brook, Illinois · www.inspirafinancial.com Rochester, New York · www.benefitresource.com
Kamps Pallets, Inc. 2020-01-14 Realm Companies LLC 2022-11-03 2
Grand Rapids, Michigan · www.kampspallets.com Newton, Iowa · www.realminc.net
Inspira Financial Trust LLC 2019-01-04 PayFlex Systems USA, Inc. 2022-04-05 3
Oak Brook, Illinois · www.inspirafinancial.com Omaha, Nebraska · www.payflex.com
Alula Holdings LLC 2018-03-14 ipDatatel LLC 2018-03-14 1
St. Paul, Minnesota · www.alula.net Sugar Land, Texas · www.ipdatatel.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 15 (33%) 400M (100%) 33 (22%) 530M (2%)
Software 8 (17%) - 30 (20%) 5.0B (23%)
Life Science 8 (17%) - 23 (16%) -
Medical Products 2 (4%) - 12 (8%) -
Information Technology 4 (9%) - 7 (5%) -
Business Services 1 (2%) - 5 (3%) 30M (< 1%)
Financial Services 1 (2%) - 4 (3%) -
Technology Hardware - - 4 (3%) -
Media - - 3 (2%) 16.1B (74%)
Communications - - 3 (2%) -
Semiconductors - - 3 (2%) -
Digital Media - - 2 (1%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (4%) - 2 (1%) -
Information Services - - 2 (1%) -
Marketing - - 2 (1%) -
Renewable Energy - - 2 (1%) -
Electronics - - 1 (1%) 165M (1%)
Agriculture - - 1 (1%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Construction 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (1%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (1%) -
Leisure 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Packaging 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Real Estate 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 46 $400M 147 $21.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 44 (96%) 400M (100%) 135 (92%) 19.4B (89%)
  California 19 (41%) - 59 (40%) 134M (1%)
  Texas 2 (4%) - 11 (7%) 5.0B (23%)
  New York 3 (7%) - 7 (5%) 13.7B (63%)
  Illinois 2 (4%) - 7 (5%) -
  Virginia 3 (7%) 400M (100%) 6 (4%) 400M (2%)
  Colorado - - 5 (3%) -
  North Carolina 2 (4%) - 3 (2%) -
  Minnesota 2 (4%) - 3 (2%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (4%) - 3 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
  Florida - - 3 (2%) 30M (< 1%)
  Washington - - 3 (2%) -
  Oregon 2 (4%) - 2 (1%) -
  Michigan 2 (4%) - 2 (1%) -
  Indiana 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) 165M (1%)
  New Jersey 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
  Arizona 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
  Nevada - - 2 (1%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (1%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Utah - - 1 (1%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (1%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (1%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (1%) -
  Delaware - - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 1 (2%) - 4 (3%) -
  British Columbia 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
  Ontario - - 2 (1%) -
Netherlands - - 2 (1%) 2.4B (11%)
Ireland - - 2 (1%) -
United Kingdom 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
China - - 1 (1%) -
France - - 1 (1%) -
Sweden - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 44 (96%) 400M (100%) 135 (92%) 19.4B (89%)
Cross-border 2 (4%) - 12 (8%) 2.4B (11%)
Total 46 $400M 147 $21.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 28 (61%) - 100 (68%) -
Growth Capital 8 (17%) - 15 (10%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (2%) - 12 (8%) 199M (1%)
Secondary Buyout 5 (11%) 400M (100%) 7 (5%) 2.8B (13%)
Recapitalization 1 (2%) - 4 (3%) 130M (1%)
Stake Purchase 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Going Private - - 2 (1%) 18.7B (86%)
Consolidation 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (1%) -
Merger 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
PIPE - - 1 (1%) -
Total 46 $400M 147 $21.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 32 (34%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 31 (33%) 6.1B (77%)
Trade Sale 22 (24%) 1.3B (16%)
Secondary Sale 4 (4%) 600M (7%)
Shut Down 2 (2%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (1%) -
Unknown 1 (1%) -
Total 93 $8.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.
1
BofA Securities
1
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $21.1B
$100M to $1B 3 $695M
< $100M 2 $34M
TOTAL $21.8B
Largest Univision Communications, Inc.
$13.7B (2007-03-27)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.3B
$100M to $1B 13 $5.6B
< $100M 6 $329M
TOTAL $8.2B
Largest Shred-it International, Inc.
$2.3B (2015-07-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
6%
9 (6%)
Strategic(s)
1%
1 (1%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
5%
5 (5%)
Strategic(s)
54%
50 (54%)

FAQ

When was Adams Street Partners founded?

Adams Street Partners was founded in 1972.

What type of investor is Adams Street Partners?

Adams Street Partners is an asset manager.

Where is Adams Street Partners headquartered?

Adams Street Partners is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

How much capital does Adams Street Partners have under management?

Adams Street Partners has 26.0B USD under management.

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