Atlantic Bridge Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Atlantic Bridge has invested in 9 companies.

Atlantic Bridge’s most common sectors for investment are information technology (27%) and internet software and services (18%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (74%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (12%). In total, Atlantic Bridge has invested in 2 US states and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Nero AG for $54M.

In the last 3 years, Atlantic Bridge has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (94%). Atlantic Bridge’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Acision for $135M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity49
    • M&A Buy Activity34
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • M&A Advisors 1

Atlantic Bridge

22 Fitzwilliam Square South,
Dublin, D02 FH68
Ireland
+353 (0)1 603 4450
www.abven.com
info@abven.com

Atlantic Bridge is a growth capital firm focused on mid-market technology businesses across Europe, the US, Middle East, and China. Specific areas of interest include machine learning, robotics, computer visioning, cloud, IoT and big data. Atlantic Bridge generally prefers 'domain-specific companies' as well as businesses that can benefit from transatlantic opportunities. Atlantic Bridge was formed in 20016 and is based in Dublin.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Communications, Electronics, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Media, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital, Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
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M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 22 3 2 2 4 1 34
vol $54M $54M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 12 1 - - 1 1 15
vol $237M $237M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Panda Security S.L. 2020-03-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Bilbao, Spain · www.pandasecurity.com
SambaNova Systems 2020-02-25 - Venture
Palo Alto, California · www.sambanova.ai
Siren 2019-11-14 - Venture
Galway, Ireland · www.siren.io
Bigfinite, Inc. 2019-11-04 - Venture
San Francisco, California · www.bigfinite.com
Accuris Networks Ltd. 2019-10-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Dublin, Ireland · www.accuris-networks.com
PROWLER.io 2019-05-20 - Venture
Cambridge, United Kingdom · www.prowler.io
Atlantic Therapeutics 2019-01-07 - Venture
Galway, Ireland · www.atlantictherapeutics.com
HyperGrid 2018-09-12 - Venture
Los Altos, California · www.hypergrid.com
Vectra AI, Inc. 2018-02-21 - Venture
San Jose, California · www.vectra.ai
AtScale, Inc. 2017-10-04 - Venture
San Mateo, California · www.atscale.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 6 (38%) - 9 (26%) -
Software 3 (19%) - 6 (18%) 54M (100%)
Internet Software and Services 4 (25%) - 6 (18%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (6%) - 6 (18%) -
Communications - - 3 (9%) -
Semiconductors 1 (6%) - 3 (9%) -
Medical Products 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 - 34 $54M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 11 (69%) - 19 (56%) -
  California 10 (63%) - 18 (53%) -
  Texas 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Ireland 2 (13%) - 7 (21%) -
United Kingdom 2 (13%) - 4 (12%) -
Germany 1 (6%) - 3 (9%) 54M (100%)
Spain - - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 - 34 $54M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 15 (94%) - 25 (74%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 4 (12%) 54M (100%)
Growth Capital 1 (6%) - 4 (12%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 - 34 $54M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 10 (67%) 237M (100%)
Trade Sale 4 (27%) -
IPO 1 (7%) -
Total 15 $237M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Heymann & Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $54M
TOTAL $54M
Largest Nero AG
$54M (2006-01-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $135M
< $100M 2 $102M
TOTAL $237M
Largest Acision Ltd.
$135M (2015-06-15)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
14 100%

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