Baker Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Baker Capital’s most common sectors for investment are information technology (36%) and software (24%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (65%) and venture (24%). In total, Baker Capital has invested in 6 US states and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired Wine.com for $20M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (71%). Baker Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2001 when it sold Sequoia Software for $185M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity34
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity17
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14

Baker Capital

575 Madison Avenue - 8th Floor,
New York, New York 10022
United States,
(212)848-2000
www.bakercapital.com
rmanning@bakercapital.com

Baker Capital is a specialist private equity firm focused on the opportunity in the communications industry created by deregulation, new technology, and growth of the internet. Baker looks for investments in communications equipment, services, and applications providers. Baker prefers to exit investments within 5 years. Baker Capital was formed in 1995 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Financial Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Media, Retail, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Growth Capital, 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 - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 17 - - - - - 17
vol $38M $38M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 16 1 - - - - 17
vol $640M $640M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Medianet 2016-05-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.mndigital.com
ParStream GmbH 2015-11-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Cologne, Germany · www.parstream.com
ParStream GmbH 2012-08-14 - Venture
Cologne, Germany · www.parstream.com
CoreValue Advisor Software 2012-08-01 - Venture
Lebanon, New Hampshire · www.corevalueforadvisors.com
Adaptix, Inc. 2012-01-13 160M USD Add-on Acquisition
Carrollton, Texas · www.adaptix.com
Dotster, Inc. 2011-07-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Vancouver, Washington · www.dotster.com
InterXion Holding N.V. 2011-01-28 - IPO
Hoofddorp, Netherlands · www.interxion.com
EM4, Inc. 2011-01-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Bedford, Massachusetts · www.em4inc.com
IQNavigator 2008-06-08 - Secondary Buyout
Centennial, Colorado · www.iqnavigator.com
Digi TV Plus Oy 2008-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Helsinki, Finland · www.plustv.fi
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology - - 6 (35%) -
Software 1 (50%) - 4 (24%) 10M (26%)
Media - - 2 (12%) -
E-Commerce 1 (50%) 20M (100%) 1 (6%) 20M (53%)
Electronics - - 1 (6%) 8M (21%)
Business Services - - 1 (6%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (6%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (6%) -
Total 2 $20M 17 $38M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) 20M (100%) 11 (65%) 38M (100%)
  California 1 (50%) 20M (100%) 3 (18%) 20M (53%)
  Massachusetts - - 3 (18%) 8M (21%)
  Washington - - 2 (12%) -
  New Hampshire 1 (50%) - 1 (6%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (6%) 10M (26%)
  Colorado - - 1 (6%) -
France - - 2 (12%) -
Germany - - 1 (6%) -
Finland - - 1 (6%) -
Israel - - 1 (6%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (6%) -
Domestic 2 (100%) 20M (100%) 11 (65%) 38M (100%)
Cross-border - - 6 (35%) -
Total 2 $20M 17 $38M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (50%) 20M (100%) 11 (65%) 38M (100%)
Venture 1 (50%) - 4 (24%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (6%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (6%) -
Total 2 $20M 17 $38M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 7 (41%) 225M (35%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (35%) 415M (65%)
IPO 3 (18%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (6%) -
Total 17 $640M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 3 $38M
TOTAL $38M
Largest Wine.com, Inc.
$20M (2004-09-08)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $462M
< $100M 3 $178M
TOTAL $640M
Largest Sequoia Software Corp.
$185M (2001-03-21)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
14%
2 14%
Strategic(s)
86%
12 86%