Alpine Investors Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Alpine Investors has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 6 others.

Alpine Investors’ most common sectors for investment aresoftware (21%) and business services (18%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (47%) and growth capital (34%). In total, Alpine Investors has invested in 19 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2018 when it acquired Riverside Assessments for $140M.

In the last 3 years, Alpine Investors has exited 9 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (56%). Alpine Investors’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold Vionic Group for $360M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity57
    • M&A Buy Activity39
    • M&A Sell Activity18
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22
  • M&A Advisors 4

Alpine Investors

One California Street, Suite 290,
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
(415) 392-9100
www.alpine-investors.com
peble@alpineinvestors.com

Alpine Investors is a private investment firm that targets small to mid-sized company investments based in the US. Alpine looks for companies with cash-flow of $5 to $15 million and will consider both control and non-control positions. Alpine prefers businesses with recurring revenues, identifiable growth opportunities, sustainable margins, and significant barriers to entry. Areas of interest include software, business services, publishing, and digital media. Alpine Investors was established in 2001 and is based in San Francisco, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Marketing, Publishing, Semiconductors, Software

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 1 30
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 10 300
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 25 2 6 2 - 4 39
vol $140M $140M
Sell (1.8/yr) # 9 - 1 6 - 2 18
vol $185M $360M $545M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Antelope 2021-11-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Francisco, California · www.antelopepets.com
CLEO Communications, Inc. 2021-06-09 - Secondary Buyout
Rockford, Illinois · www.cleo.com
RA Outdoors LLC 2021-04-23 - Secondary Buyout
Dallas, Texas · www.aspiraconnect.com
Comniscient Technologies LLC 2021-04-06 - Secondary Buyout
Boston, Massachusetts · www.comlinkdata.com
Interskill Learning (USA), LLC 2021-04-05 - Growth Capital
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.interskill.com
Innovative Systems, LLC 2021-01-12 - Growth Capital
Mitchell, South Dakota · www.innovsys.com
Great Bay Software, Inc. 2019-11-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Bloomington, Minnesota · www.greatbaysoftware.com
Beneco 2019-08-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Scottsdale, Arizona · www.beneco.com
Apex Service Partners 2019-07-29 - Consolidation
, United States · www.apexservicepartners.com
Perennial EdTech LLC 2019-07-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Roseville, California · www.perennialedtech.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 4 (19%) - 8 (21%) -
Business Services 4 (19%) - 7 (18%) -
Internet Software and Services 3 (14%) - 5 (13%) -
Retail 2 (10%) - 5 (13%) -
Education 3 (14%) 140M (100%) 3 (8%) 140M (100%)
Healthcare Services 3 (14%) - 3 (8%) -
Consumer Products 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Financial Services 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (3%) -
Marketing - - 1 (3%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (3%) -
Total 21 $140M 39 $140M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 21 (100%) 140M (100%) 39 (100%) 140M (100%)
  California 8 (38%) - 10 (26%) -
  Texas 2 (10%) - 4 (10%) -
  Ohio 2 (10%) - 2 (5%) -
  Illinois 1 (5%) 140M (100%) 2 (5%) 140M (100%)
  Virginia 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
  Minnesota 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
  Georgia 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
  Florida 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
  Oregon - - 2 (5%) -
  New York - - 2 (5%) -
  South Dakota 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Indiana 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Alabama 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (3%) -
  Nebraska - - 1 (3%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (3%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (3%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (3%) -
Total 21 $140M 39 $140M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (38%) - 18 (46%) -
Growth Capital 9 (43%) - 13 (33%) -
Recapitalization - - 3 (8%) -
Divestiture 2 (10%) 140M (100%) 2 (5%) 140M (100%)
Consolidation 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (3%) -
Total 21 $140M 39 $140M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 7 (39%) 40M (7%)
Secondary Sale 7 (39%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (17%) 505M (93%)
Sold to Management 1 (6%) -
Total 18 $545M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Imperial Capital LLC
1
XLCS Partners, Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
1
Weiss Brown PLLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $140M
TOTAL $140M
Largest Riverside Assessments LLC
$140M (2018-09-12)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $505M
< $100M 1 $40M
TOTAL $545M
Largest Vionic Group LLC
$360M (2018-10-18)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Strategic(s)
5%
2 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
39%
7 (39%)
Strategic(s)
56%
10 (56%)

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