Ballast Point Ventures Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Ballast Point Ventures’ most common sectors for investment are life science (20%) and communications (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (70%) and venture (24%). In total, Ballast Point Ventures has invested in 9 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2000 when it acquired Knology for $559M.

In the last 3 years, Ballast Point Ventures has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (37%). Ballast Point Ventures’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 1997 when it sold Arbor Health Care for $432M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity56
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity30
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22

Ballast Point Ventures

401 East Jackson Street, Suite 2300,
Tampa, Florida 33602
United States,
(727)567-1500
www.ballastpointventures.com
info@ballastpointventures.com

Ballast Point Ventures is a private investment firm that targets growth businesses located in the South US. Ballast Point looks to commit $1 to $5 million of equity capital per transaction and looks for businesses in markets with annual revenues of at least $100 million. Sectors of interest include healthcare, information technology (IT), financial services, communications, business services, and consumer products/services. Ballast Point Ventures was formed in 2001 and is based in St. Petersburg, Florida.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electronics, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Leisure, Life Science, Media, Medical Products, Real Estate, Restaurants, Software

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital, Recapitalization

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 12
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 26 - - - - - 26
vol $580M $580M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 29 - - - 1 - 30
vol $967M $967M
  56

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
HotSchedules, Inc. 2019-07-10 - Secondary Buyout
Austin, Texas · www.hotschedules.com
Innocutis Medical LLC 2015-04-13 46M USD Add-on Acquisition
Charleston, South Carolina · www.innocutis.com
KBI Biopharma, Inc. 2015-03-31 - Secondary Buyout
Durham, North Carolina · www.kbibiopharma.com
Florida Bank Group, Inc. 2015-03-02 90M USD Add-on Acquisition
Tampa, Florida · www.flbank.com
PowerDMS, Inc. 2014-05-08 - Growth Capital
Orlando, Florida · www.powerdms.com
Y-Prime, Inc. 2013-08-28 - Growth Capital
Malvern, Pennsylvania · www.y-prime.com
Tissuetech, Inc. 2013-08-22 - Growth Capital
Miami, Florida · www.tissuetech.com
HotSchedules, Inc. 2013-06-03 - Growth Capital
Austin, Texas · www.hotschedules.com
KeyView Labs, Inc. 2013-01-11 - Growth Capital
Sarasota, Florida
Iconixx Software Corp. 2013-01-10 - Growth Capital
Austin, Texas · www.iconixxsoftware.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Life Science 3 (33%) - 5 (19%) -
Communications - - 4 (15%) 559M (96%)
Healthcare Services 1 (11%) - 4 (15%) -
Medical Products 1 (11%) - 3 (12%) -
Software 1 (11%) - 3 (12%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (22%) 13M (100%) 2 (8%) 13M (2%)
Manufacturing - - 1 (4%) 8M (1%)
Consumer Services - - 1 (4%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (4%) -
Retail 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 $13M 26 $580M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 9 (100%) 13M (100%) 26 (100%) 580M (100%)
  Florida 4 (44%) - 11 (42%) -
  Texas 2 (22%) 13M (100%) 4 (15%) 13M (2%)
  Georgia 1 (11%) - 4 (15%) 559M (96%)
  North Carolina - - 2 (8%) 8M (1%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
  Oregon 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (4%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (4%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 $13M 26 $580M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 9 (100%) 13M (100%) 18 (69%) 13M (2%)
Venture - - 6 (23%) 8M (1%)
Stake Purchase - - 1 (4%) 559M (96%)
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 $13M 26 $580M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 10 (33%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (30%) 967M (100%)
Trade Sale 7 (23%) -
Secondary Sale 3 (10%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) -
Total 30 $967M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $559M
< $100M 2 $21M
TOTAL $580M
Largest Knology, Inc.
$559M (2000-02-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $832M
< $100M 2 $136M
TOTAL $967M
Largest Arbor Health Care Co.
$432M (1997-09-30)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
31%
5 31%
Strategic(s)
69%
11 69%

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