Baker Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

Baker Capital’s most common sectors for investment areinformation 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 15

Baker Capital

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, Nordic

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 17 - - - - - 17
vol $38M $38M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 17 - - - - - 17
vol $640M $640M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Medianet 2016-05-12 - Trade Sale
Seattle, Washington · www.mndigital.com
ParStream GmbH 2015-11-03 - Trade Sale
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 Trade Sale
Carrollton, Texas · www.adaptix.com
Dotster, Inc. 2011-07-01 - Trade Sale
Vancouver, Washington · www.dotster.com
InterXion Holding N.V. 2011-01-28 - IPO
Hoofddorp, Netherlands · www.interxion.com
EM4, Inc. 2011-01-24 - Trade Sale
Bedford, Massachusetts · www.em4inc.com
IQNavigator 2008-06-08 - Secondary Sale
Centennial, Colorado · www.iqnavigator.com
Digi TV Plus Oy 2008-01-01 - Trade Sale
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
Investor(s)
12%
2 (12%)
Strategic(s)
71%
12 (71%)

FAQ

When was Baker Capital founded?

Baker Capital was founded in 1995.

What type of investor is Baker Capital?

Baker Capital is a private equity firm.

Where is Baker Capital headquartered?

Baker Capital is headquartered in New York, New York.

How much capital does Baker Capital have under management?

Baker Capital has 1.5B USD under management.

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