Alta Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Alta Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are media (48%) and communications (23%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (68%) and venture (10%). In total, Alta Equity Partners has invested in 16 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2000 when it acquired Arrival Communications for $13M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (80%). Alta Equity Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2002 when it sold Telemundo Communications Group for $2.7B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity85
    • M&A Buy Activity40
    • M&A Sell Activity45
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 61

Alta Equity Partners

30 Monument Square, Suite 302,
Concord, Massachusetts 01742
United States
www.altaequitypartners.com
info@altaequitypartners.com

Alta Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on acquiring lower middle-market, US-based companies. The Firm is a generalist investor but targets companies exhibiting recurring revenue business models, low capital intensity, proven management, and opportunities for growth. Prospective transaction situations of interest include recapitalizations, management buyouts, divestitures, and special situations. Alta Equity Partners was formerly known as Alta Communications. Alta Communications was formed in 1989 and the Firm changed its name to Alta Equity Partners in 2010. Alta Equity Partners is based in Concord, Massachusetts.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Business Services, Communications, Digital Media, Distribution, Financial Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Marketing, Media, Packaging, Publishing, Real Estate

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Stake Purchase, Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 -
Target EBITDA 1 10
Investment Size 2 20
Enterprise Value 5 50
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 40 - - - - - 40
vol $14M $14M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 44 - 1 - - - 45
vol $6.2B $6.2B
  85

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Highwinds Network Group, Inc. 2017-02-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Winter Park, Florida · www.highwinds.com
Triple H Food Processors LLC 2015-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Riverside, California · www.triplehfoods.com
Una Vez Mas LP 2014-01-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Dallas, Texas · www.uvmtv.com
Galaxy Media Co. 2013-06-27 - Unknown
Syracuse, New York · www.galaxymediapartners.com
Yankee Group Research, Inc. 2013-01-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Boston, Massachusetts · www.yankeegroup.com
Mr. Youth LLC 2011-11-14 50M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.mryouth.com
Inner City Broadcasting Corp. (ICBC) 2011-08-22 - Bankruptcy
New York, New York
Inner City Broadcasting Corp. 2011-08-19 - Bankruptcy
New York, New York
Diveo Broadband Networks, Inc. 2010-12-29 192M BRL Add-on Acquisition
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida · www.diveo.com
Bluewater Broadcasting Co. LLC 2009-08-24 - Bankruptcy
Montgomery, Alabama · www.bluewaterbroadcasting.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
HMP Global 2007-08-20 Provascular GmbH 2019-10-09 6
Malvern, Pennsylvania · www.hmpglobal.com Heroldsbach, Germany · www.provascular.de
HMP Global 2007-08-20 The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference 2019-10-01 5
Malvern, Pennsylvania · www.hmpglobal.com Phoenix, Arizona · www.evolutionofpsychotherapy.com
HMP Global 2007-08-20 Imedex LLC 2017-08-29 4
Malvern, Pennsylvania · www.hmpglobal.com Alpharetta, Georgia · www.imedex.com
HMP Global 2007-08-20 Southcomm Business Media, Inc. (EMS World Expo) 2017-02-17 3
Malvern, Pennsylvania · www.hmpglobal.com Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin · www.emsworldexpo.com
HMP Global 2007-08-20 The Consultant Print Group 2011-04-18 2
Malvern, Pennsylvania · www.hmpglobal.com Miami, Florida · www.theprintersconsultant.com
HMP Global 2007-08-20 Princeton Media Associates LLC 2008-04-29 1
Malvern, Pennsylvania · www.hmpglobal.com Millstone Township, New Jersey · www.princetoncme.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Media 1 (33%) - 19 (48%) -
Communications - - 9 (23%) 13M (93%)
Publishing 1 (33%) - 4 (10%) -
Marketing - - 3 (8%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (3%) 1M (7%)
Business Services - - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (3%) -
Packaging 1 (33%) - 1 (3%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (3%) -
Total 3 - 40 $14M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (100%) - 36 (90%) 14M (100%)
  California 2 (67%) - 7 (18%) 13M (93%)
  New York - - 5 (13%) -
  Florida - - 4 (10%) -
  Massachusetts - - 3 (8%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (33%) - 2 (5%) -
  Texas - - 2 (5%) -
  Ohio - - 2 (5%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (5%) -
  Louisiana - - 1 (3%) 1M (7%)
  Virginia - - 1 (3%) -
  South Dakota - - 1 (3%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (3%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (3%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (3%) -
Canada - - 2 (5%) -
  Quebec - - 1 (3%) -
  New Brunswick - - 1 (3%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (3%) -
Panama - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 3 (100%) - 36 (90%) 14M (100%)
Cross-border - - 4 (10%) -
Total 3 - 40 $14M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (33%) - 27 (68%) -
Venture - - 4 (10%) 1M (7%)
Recapitalization - - 3 (8%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (67%) - 3 (8%) -
Growth Capital - - 2 (5%) 13M (93%)
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) -
Total 3 - 40 $14M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 22 (49%) 192M (3%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 15 (33%) 6.0B (97%)
Bankruptcy 3 (7%) -
IPO 2 (4%) -
Recapitalization 1 (2%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (2%) -
Unknown 1 (2%) -
Total 45 $6.2B

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $14M
TOTAL $14M
Largest Arrival Communications, Inc.
$13M (2000-06-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $3.8B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.3B
< $100M 2 $145M
TOTAL $6.2B
Largest Telemundo Communications Group, Inc.
$2.7B (2002-04-12)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
83%
5 83%
Strategic(s)
17%
1 17%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
3%
1 3%
Strategic(s)
97%
36 97%

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