M&A Deal Summary

American Capital Acquires Aptara

On August 15, 2005, American Capital acquired business services company Aptara from TPE Boulder and Pleasant Bay Capital Partners for 45M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is American Capital’s 9th transaction in the Business Services sector.
  • This is American Capital’s 32nd largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is American Capital’s 163rd transaction in the United States.
  • This is American Capital’s 8th transaction in Virginia.
Investment Fate
  • Aptara was sold to a publicly-traded strategic buyer in 2012 for 144M USD.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2005-08-15
Target Aptara
Sector Business Services
Buyer(s) American Capital
Sellers(s) TPE Boulder
Pleasant Bay Capital Partners
Deal Type Secondary Buyout
Deal Value 45M USD

Target

Aptara

Falls Church, Virginia, United States
website
Aptara, Inc. is a content outsourcing firm. Aptara Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) significantly enhances the ability to increase revenues and improve costs for companies that produce, manage, and disseminate high volumes of product, service or other content.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

American Capital

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1997
PE ASSETS 22.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

American Capital was a publicly traded buyout and mezzanine investment firm. American Capital invested in buyouts, growth capital financings, acquistion financings, and recapitalizations. The Firm looked to finance businesses with at least $4 million in EBITDA and valued between $20 and $500 million. American Capital ws a generalist firm with broad interest in traditional industries such as manufacturing, distribution, and services. American Capital's European investment affiliate is European Capital. European Capital looked to invest $10 to $600 million of equity, mezzanine, and/or senior debt in similar opportunities across Europe. American Capital was formed in 1997 and in January 2017, merged with Ares Capital Management.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 168 of 268
Sector (Business Services) 9 of 20
Type (Secondary Buyout) 32 of 61
State (Virginia) 8 of 11
Country (United States) 163 of 256
Year (2005) 30 of 44
Size (of disclosed) 32 of 52
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-08-09 DNR Group

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

DNR Group, LLC is a full service direct mail company that mails over 1 billion pieces annually through serving the fundraising, financial, healthcare, publishing and consumer products markets. From mail piece innovation that supports the data you target, to powerful production capabilities, we help you execute your programs and understand your results.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-08-16 Financial Asset Management Systems

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

FAMS has a long track record of gold standard performance for clients in the Education, Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, and Telecommunications / Media markets. Our strategy is to do a few things very well, creating long term, performance-driven business relationships based on integrity, mutual respect, superior results and dedicated client service.

Buy -

Seller(S) 2

SELLER

TPE Boulder

Braintree, Massachusetts, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1997
PE ASSETS 200M USD
SizeSmall
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

TPE Boulder is a private equity firm focused on small buyout and growth equity investments in profitable healthcare and software companies. TPE will consider minority or control positions and targets companies with $4 to $40 million in revenue and at least $1.5 million of EBITDA. Specific areas of interest include healthcare services, healthcare IT, healthcare payment management systems, enterprise software, SaaS, and Internet B2B companies. TPE Boulder was formed in 1997 and has offices in Braintree, Massachusetts, and Boulder, Colorado.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 22
Sector (Business Services) 1 of 4
Type (Secondary Buyout) 1 of 5
State (Virginia) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 3 of 22
Year (2005) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 2 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-08-01 HealthDataInsights

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

HealthDataInsights, Inc., is a technology enabled healthcare services company whose mission is to ensure claims integrity, identifies and recoups improper payments for health plans and government payers.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-10-06 Affinity Express

Elgin, Illinois, United States

Affinity Express is the provider of outsourced graphic services for the printing, embroidery and promotional products industries. Affinity formats graphics, photos and written copy to produce digital, production-ready files for printing, posting to web sites, embroidery, screen-printing or other output, covering the workflow between the concept and printing or production.

Buy $3M
SELLER

Pleasant Bay Capital Partners

Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2012
SizeSmall
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Pleasant Bay Capital Partners is a merchant bank focused on investments in profitable, lower middle-market companies in the healthcare, technology, business services, consumer, and industrial products/services sectors. Prospective transaction situations include buyouts, growth capital financings, recapitalizations, shareholder liquidity needs, and buyouts. Pleasant Bay Capital Partners was established in 2012 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 8
Sector (Business Services) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 1 of 3
State (Virginia) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 8
Year (2005) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-06-13 Brainshark

Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

Brainshark provides web-based applications that enable users to communicate more quickly and effectively using voice-enriched on demand presentations that can be created and viewed at each person's own schedule and convenience. Brainshark was founded in 1997 and is based in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-10-13 VisualDx

Rochester, New York, United States

Logical Images is a medical informatics company that has developed VisualDx, a clinical decision support software system designed to be used by non-expert clinicians at the point of care to meet the need for fast, easy, and accurate visual identification. Logical Images was formed in 1999 and is based in Rochester, New York.

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