Battery Ventures Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Battery Ventures has acquired 16 companies. It has also invested in 7 others.

Battery Ventures’ most common sectors for investment are software (36%) and information technology (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (31%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (26%). In total, Battery Ventures has invested in 21 US states and 8 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired FreeScale Semiconductor for $17.6B.

In the last 3 years, Battery Ventures has exited 11 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (52%). Battery Ventures’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Brightree for $800M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity132
    • M&A Buy Activity85
    • M&A Sell Activity47
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 75
  • M&A Advisors 5

Battery Ventures

2882 Sand Hill Road Suite 280,
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
(650) 372-3939
www.battery.com

Battery Ventures is a private investment firm focused on opportunities in the technology and related-sectors. Battery will invest at all company stages, from seed and early-stage capital situations to leveraged buyouts, PIPEs, spin outs, rollups and take-privates of established companies. Battery's private equity group focuses on investments in companies with revenue of $20 to $200 million and EBITDA up to $25 million. Battery can commit up to $100 million in equity per transaction. Specific areas of interest include software; IT services and outsourcing; communications components, systems, and services; and financial services and tech-enabled businesses. Battery will consider investments throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Battery Ventures was formed in 1983 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Retail, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 200
Target EBITDA - 25
Investment Size - 100
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (5.0/yr) # 60 2 6 8 5 4 85
vol $18.1B $35M $18.1B
Sell (2.4/yr) # 35 1 - 5 3 3 47
vol $3.6B $800M $527M $400M $5.3B
  132

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Gainsight, Inc. 2020-11-30 - Secondary Buyout
San Francisco, California · www.gainsight.com
StoneEagle F&I 2020-11-09 - Growth Capital
Richardson, Texas · www.se-fi.com
Cimatron Ltd. 2020-11-03 - Divestiture
Givat Shmuel, Israel · www.cimatron.com
Blue Jeans Network 2020-04-16 400M USD Add-on Acquisition
Mountain View, California · www.bluejeans.com
Sander + Partner GmbH 2020-03-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Goch, Germany · www.winworker.de
Tech Soft 3D 2020-02-20 - Growth Capital
Bend, Oregon · www.techsoft3d.com
Enviance, Inc. 2020-01-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Carlsbad, California · www.enviance.com
WebPT, Inc. 2019-08-27 - Secondary Buyout
Phoenix, Arizona · www.webpt.com
Forest2Market, Inc. 2019-08-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.forest2market.com
Fisher International, Inc. 2019-08-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
South Norwalk, Connecticut · www.fisheri.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
1WorldSync Holdings, Inc. 2019-07-10 CNET Content Solutions 2020-11-23 1
Lawrenceville, New Jersey · www.1worldsync.com San Francisco, California · www.cnetcontent.com
VertiGIS Ltd. 2019-05-01 Mapcom Systems LLC 2020-06-09 3
London, United Kingdom · www.vertigis.com Richmond, Virginia · www.mapcom.com
LightBox, Inc. 2018-01-01 ClientLook Ltd. 2020-01-14 4
New York, New York · www.lightboxre.com Laguna Niguel, California · www.clientlook.com
Newforma, Inc. 2017-08-01 EleVia Software LLC 2019-11-26 1
Manchester, New Hampshire · www.newforma.com Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.eleviasoftware.com
Plixer LLC 2018-03-08 Great Bay Software, Inc. 2019-11-14 1
Kennebunk, Michigan · www.plixer.com Bloomington, Minnesota · www.greatbaysoftware.com
Process Sensing Technologies Ltd. 2017-01-01 SST Sensing Ltd. 2019-09-30 7
Ely, United Kingdom · www.processsensing.com Coatbridge, United Kingdom · www.sstsensing.com
SPT Labtech Ltd. 2018-09-27 Quantifoil Micro Tools GmbH 2019-08-02 1
Royston, United Kingdom · www.sptlabtech.com Großlöbichau, Germany · www.quantifoil.com
VertiGIS Ltd. 2019-05-01 SynerGIS GIS & FM Solutions GmbH 2019-07-08 2
London, United Kingdom · www.vertigis.com Wien, Germany · www.mysynergis.com
Forterro 2012-01-01 Abas Software AG 2019-06-25 5
Austin, Texas · www.forterro.com Sterling, Virginia · www.abas-erp.com
Alogent 2016-04-19 FinanceGenius 2019-06-04 2
Peachtree Corners, Georgia · www.alogent.com Austin, Texas

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 13 (34%) 35M (26%) 30 (35%) 284M (2%)
Information Technology 8 (21%) 100M (74%) 14 (16%) 100M (1%)
Internet Software and Services 5 (13%) - 13 (15%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 8 (21%) - 11 (13%) -
Information Services 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) 165M (1%)
Communications - - 2 (2%) -
E-Commerce - - 2 (2%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (1%) 17.6B (97%)
Consumer Services - - 1 (1%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (1%) -
Electronics - - 1 (1%) -
Furniture 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (1%) -
Insurance - - 1 (1%) -
Life Science 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Retail - - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 38 $135M 85 $18.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 26 (68%) 35M (26%) 66 (78%) 18.0B (99%)
  California 4 (11%) - 14 (16%) -
  Texas 2 (5%) - 10 (12%) 17.9B (99%)
  Massachusetts 2 (5%) - 6 (7%) 27M (< 1%)
  Georgia 4 (11%) 35M (26%) 5 (6%) 35M (< 1%)
  Utah 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
  Illinois - - 3 (4%) -
  Oregon 2 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
  Ohio 2 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
  New York 2 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
  New Jersey 2 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
  Connecticut 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Florida 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Minnesota - - 2 (2%) 85M (< 1%)
  Colorado - - 2 (2%) -
  Washington - - 2 (2%) -
  Indiana - - 2 (2%) -
  North Carolina 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  New Hampshire 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (1%) -
  Vermont - - 1 (1%) -
United Kingdom 6 (16%) 100M (74%) 9 (11%) 100M (1%)
Israel 2 (5%) - 3 (4%) -
Germany 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Australia 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Belgium 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Ireland 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Sweden - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 26 (68%) 35M (26%) 66 (78%) 18.0B (99%)
Cross-border 12 (32%) 100M (74%) 19 (22%) 100M (1%)
Total 38 $135M 85 $18.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 9 (24%) - 26 (31%) 27M (< 1%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 12 (32%) - 22 (26%) -
Venture 3 (8%) - 12 (14%) -
Divestiture 5 (13%) 135M (100%) 6 (7%) 220M (1%)
Secondary Buyout 4 (11%) - 6 (7%) 165M (1%)
Consolidation 4 (11%) - 5 (6%) -
Going Private - - 4 (5%) 17.7B (98%)
PIPE 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (2%) -
Total 38 $135M 85 $18.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 14 (30%) 3.9B (74%)
IPO 14 (30%) -
Trade Sale 11 (23%) 755M (14%)
Secondary Sale 4 (9%) -
Merger 3 (6%) -
Stake Sale 1 (2%) 640M (12%)
Total 47 $5.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Croft & Bender LP
1
Legal Deals
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $17.6B
$100M to $1B 2 $302M
< $100M 4 $247M
TOTAL $18.1B
Largest FreeScale Semiconductor Ltd.
$17.6B (2006-09-14)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 13 $5.1B
< $100M 3 $170M
TOTAL $5.3B
Largest Brightree LLC
$800M (2016-02-22)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
6 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
6 50%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
21%
7 21%
Strategic(s)
79%
27 79%

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