BIA Digital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Mezzanine Finance Firm Profile

BIA Digital Partners’ most common sectors for investment arecommunications (25%) and media (22%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (58%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (22%). In total, BIA Digital Partners has invested in 16 US states.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (44%). BIA Digital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold HealthWatch for $130M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity56
    • M&A Buy Activity33
    • M&A Sell Activity23
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • M&A Advisors 1

BIA Digital Partners

BIA Digital Partners LLC

14150 Parkeast Circle Suite 110,
Chantilly, Virginia 20151
United States
(703) 227-9600
www.biadigitalpartners.com
contactdp@bia.com

BIA Digital Partners is a private investment firm focused on making junior capital investments in businesses serving the media/entertainment, telecommunications, information services, and business services sectors. The Firm has a special interest in companies generating a significant level of recurring revenue. BIA typically invests in businesses valued from $20 to $100 million and revenues $15 to $100 million. Investment proceeds are generally used to pursue organic growth opportunities, make acquisitions, fund management or leveraged buyouts, recapitlizations, and debt refinancings. BIA is licensed as a SBIC and is based in Chantilly, Virginia.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Services, Education, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Leisure, Marine, Marketing, Media, Publishing, Retail, Safety/Security, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 15 100
Target EBITDA 2 -
Investment Size 5 15
Enterprise Value 20 100
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 33 - - - - - 33
Sell (0.0/yr) # 23 - - - - - 23
vol $240M $240M
  56

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
NetPlus, Inc. 2019-11-05 - Secondary Sale
Gaithersburg, Maryland · www.netplustms.com
FirstLight Fiber 2016-03-23 - Secondary Sale
Albany, New York · www.firstlight.net
Manifest Digital, Inc. 2015-08-07 - Trade Sale
Chicago, Illinois · www.manifestdigital.com
Cash Cycle Solutions, Inc. 2014-12-04 - Trade Sale
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.cashcyclesolutions.com
GTT Communications, Inc. 2014-12-04 - IPO
McLean, Virginia · www.gtt.net
NetPlus, Inc. 2014-10-21 - Divestiture
Gaithersburg, Maryland · www.netplustms.com
Ariston Global LLC 2014-08-01 - Shut Down
Pittsford, New York · www.aristonglobal.com
The Motley Fool 2014-04-01 - Unknown
Alexandria, Virginia · www.fool.com
Cadent LLC 2013-07-01 - Secondary Sale
New York, New York · www.cadent.tv
Cooking.com, Inc. 2013-03-14 - Trade Sale
Santa Monica, California · www.cooking.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications - - 8 (24%) -
Media - - 7 (21%) -
Marketing - - 5 (15%) -
Business Services - - 3 (9%) -
Publishing - - 2 (6%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (3%) -
Information Services - - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (3%) -
Leisure - - 1 (3%) -
Marine - - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) -
Software - - 1 (3%) -
Total - - 33 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 33 (100%) -
  Virginia - - 4 (12%) -
  New York - - 4 (12%) -
  Illinois - - 4 (12%) -
  Texas - - 3 (9%) -
  North Carolina - - 3 (9%) -
  California - - 3 (9%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (6%) -
  Alabama - - 2 (6%) -
  West Virginia - - 1 (3%) -
  Utah - - 1 (3%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (3%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (3%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (3%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (3%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (3%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (3%) -
Total - - 33 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital - - 19 (58%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 7 (21%) -
Venture - - 2 (6%) -
Acquisition Financing - - 1 (3%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (3%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (3%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (3%) -
Total - - 33 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 7 (30%) 130M (54%)
Secondary Sale 5 (22%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (17%) 110M (46%)
Recapitalization 3 (13%) -
Unknown 2 (9%) -
IPO 1 (4%) -
Shut Down 1 (4%) -
Total 23 $240M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Arlington Capital Advisors LLC
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $240M
TOTAL $240M
Largest HealthWatch, Inc.
$130M (2007-05-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Strategic(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
22%
5 (22%)
Strategic(s)
43%
10 (43%)

FAQ

When was BIA Digital Partners founded?

BIA Digital Partners was founded in 1983.

What type of investor is BIA Digital Partners?

BIA Digital Partners is a mezzanine finance firm.

Where is BIA Digital Partners headquartered?

BIA Digital Partners is headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia.

How much capital does BIA Digital Partners have under management?

BIA Digital Partners has 283M USD under management.

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