Ampersand Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Growth Capital Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Ampersand Capital Partners has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 9 others.

Ampersand Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment arelife science (50%) and medical products (23%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (35%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (32%). In total, Ampersand Capital Partners has invested in 22 US states and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired BioClinica for $123M.

In the last 3 years, Ampersand Capital Partners has exited 11 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (75%). Ampersand Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2008 when it sold Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp for $3.1B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity118
    • M&A Buy Activity67
    • M&A Sell Activity51
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 56
  • M&A Advisors 1

Ampersand Capital Partners

55 William St., Ste. 240,
Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481
United States
(781) 239-0700
www.ampersandcapital.com
info@ampersandcapital.com

Ampersand Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity group that concentrates on growth equity investment opportunities in the healthcare sector. The Firm looks to invest $10 to $100 million in businesses with $10 to $100 million of revenue. Specific areas of interests within healthcare include lab products, specialty diagnostic equipment, pharmaceutical outsourcing, and specialty pharma. Ampersand generally prefers to be the first and sole institutional investor. Ampersand was formed in 1988 and is based in Wellesley, Massachusetts.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Healthcare Services, Life Science, Medical Products, Test/Measurement Equipment

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 100
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 100
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (4.0/yr) # 47 6 4 4 6 - 67
vol $141M $141M
Sell (2.4/yr) # 39 1 1 4 6 - 51
vol $4.5B $1.7B $531M $152M $6.9B
  118

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Alcami Corp., Inc. 2022-11-08 - Secondary Buyout
Wilmington, North Carolina · www.alcaminow.com
Genome Diagnostics B.V. 2022-10-03 152M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Utrecht, Netherlands · www.gendx.com
iuvo BioScience LLC 2022-09-28 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Rush, New York · www.iuvobioscience.com
AcuraBio Pty Ltd. 2022-09-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Darra, Australia · www.acurabio.com
Sterling Medical Devices 2022-06-23 - Growth Capital
Moonachie, New Jersey · www.sterlingmedicaldevices.com
Syft Technologies Ltd. 2022-04-18 - Growth Capital
Christchurch , New Zealand · www.syft.com
vivitide LLC 2022-03-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Gardner, Massachusetts · www.vivitide.com
BioEcho Life Sciences GmbH 2022-03-01 - Growth Capital
Köln, Germany · www.bioecho.de
Vibalogics 2022-02-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Boxborough, Massachusetts · www.vibalogics.com
Arranta Bio 2022-02-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Watertown, Massachusetts · www.arrantabio.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Tjoapack Netherlands B.V. 2020-04-21 Pharma Packaging Solutions 2021-10-21 1
Etten-Leur, Netherlands · www.tjoapack.com Clinton, Tennessee · www.pharmapackagingsolutions.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Life Science 11 (61%) - 33 (49%) 123M (87%)
Medical Products 3 (17%) - 15 (22%) 18M (13%)
Healthcare Services - - 3 (4%) -
Software - - 3 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (3%) -
Consumer Products - - 2 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (1%) -
Distribution 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (1%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (1%) -
Packaging 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 18 - 67 $141M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 11 (61%) - 58 (87%) 141M (100%)
  Massachusetts 1 (6%) - 13 (19%) -
  California 1 (6%) - 10 (15%) -
  New Jersey 2 (11%) - 7 (10%) 123M (87%)
  Missouri 1 (6%) - 4 (6%) 18M (13%)
  Arizona 1 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
  North Carolina - - 3 (4%) -
  Indiana 1 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
  Minnesota - - 2 (3%) -
  Virginia 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
  New York 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
  New Hampshire 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (1%) -
  Florida - - 1 (1%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (1%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (1%) -
  Washington - - 1 (1%) -
  Rhode Island - - 1 (1%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (1%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (1%) -
  Louisiana - - 1 (1%) -
Germany 2 (11%) - 2 (3%) -
New Zealand 2 (11%) - 2 (3%) -
Netherlands 1 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
United Kingdom 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
Australia 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
Canada - - 1 (1%) -
  Quebec - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 11 (61%) - 58 (87%) 141M (100%)
Cross-border 7 (39%) - 9 (13%) -
Total 18 - 67 $141M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 11 (61%) - 23 (34%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (22%) - 21 (31%) -
Venture - - 10 (15%) 18M (13%)
Divestiture - - 4 (6%) -
Recapitalization 2 (11%) - 4 (6%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (3%) -
Going Private - - 1 (1%) 123M (87%)
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (1%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 18 - 67 $141M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 20 (39%) 6.8B (98%)
Trade Sale 19 (37%) 127M (2%)
Secondary Sale 4 (8%) -
IPO 3 (6%) -
Merger 3 (6%) -
Recapitalization 1 (2%) -
Unknown 1 (2%) -
Total 51 $6.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $123M
< $100M 1 $18M
TOTAL $141M
Largest BioClinica, Inc.
$123M (2013-03-13)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $4.8B
$100M to $1B 9 $2.0B
< $100M 2 $76M
TOTAL $6.9B
Largest Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp
$3.1B (2008-08-12)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
3%
2 (3%)
Strategic(s)
6%
4 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
10%
5 (10%)
Strategic(s)
78%
40 (78%)

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