Bluff Point Associates Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Bluff Point Associates has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 1 other.

Bluff Point Associates’ most common sectors for investment are software (36%) and financial services (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (43%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (22%). In total, Bluff Point Associates has invested in 11 US states.

In the last 3 years, Bluff Point Associates has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (75%). Bluff Point Associates’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold Matrix Financial Solutions for $201M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8

Bluff Point Associates

274 Riverside Avenue,
Westport, Connecticut 06880
United States
(203) 557-9450
www.bluffpt.com

Bluff Point Associates is a private equity firm that invests in middle-market information technology companies serving the financial services and healthcare industries. The Firm looks for control positions in growth-oriented companies with $3 to $30 million in revenue. Bluff Point Associates was formed in 2011 and is based in Westport, Connecticut.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Information Services, Information Technology

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 3 30
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 12 - 1 - 1 - 14
Sell (1.2/yr) # 6 1 - 2 2 1 12
vol $201M $120M $321M
  26

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Innovest Systems LLC 2020-04-30 120M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York City, New York · www.innovestsystems.com
Fi360, Inc. 2019-10-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.fi360.com
Swizznet 2019-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Seattle, Washington · www.swizznet.com
Critical Mix 2019-01-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Westport, Connecticut · www.criticalmix.com
Consolo Services Group LLC 2018-12-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Lexington, Kentucky · www.consoloservices.com
Connexin Software, Inc. 2018-02-02 - Secondary Buyout
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania · www.officepracticum.com
Netgain Technology, Inc. 2017-01-31 - Growth Capital
Saint Cloud, Minnesota · www.netgainhosting.com
DocuTAP 2016-05-04 - Secondary Buyout
Sioux Falls, South Dakota · www.docutap.com
Phoenix Energy Technologies, Inc. 2015-10-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Irvine, California · www.phoenixet.com
Consolo Services Group LLC 2015-07-20 - Growth Capital
Lexington, Kentucky · www.consoloservices.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 1 (25%) - 5 (36%) -
Financial Services 1 (25%) - 2 (14%) -
Information Technology 1 (25%) - 2 (14%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (14%) -
Business Services - - 1 (7%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (25%) - 1 (7%) -
Insurance - - 1 (7%) -
Total 4 - 14 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 4 (100%) - 14 (100%) -
  New York 1 (25%) - 2 (14%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (14%) -
  California - - 2 (14%) -
  Washington 1 (25%) - 1 (7%) -
  Virginia 1 (25%) - 1 (7%) -
  Minnesota 1 (25%) - 1 (7%) -
  South Dakota - - 1 (7%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (7%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (7%) -
  Florida - - 1 (7%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (7%) -
Total 4 - 14 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 1 (25%) - 6 (43%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (50%) - 3 (21%) -
Stake Purchase - - 3 (21%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (7%) -
Venture 1 (25%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 4 - 14 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (42%) 321M (100%)
Trade Sale 4 (33%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (17%) -
Merger 1 (8%) -
Total 12 $321M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $321M
TOTAL $321M
Largest Matrix Financial Solutions, Inc.
$201M (2010-11-23)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
18%
2 18%
Strategic(s)
82%
9 82%

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