Bridge Investments Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Bridge Investments’ most common sectors for investment are apparel/textiles (40%) and information technology (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (40%) and add-on acquisition (20%). In total, Bridge Investments has invested in 5 US states.

In the last 3 years, Bridge Investments has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (75%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity9
    • M&A Buy Activity5
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

Bridge Investments

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www.bridgeinvestments.com

Bridge Investments is a private investment firm focused on growth companies. The Firm has the flexibility to invest at any stage of a business’s growth cycle, from seed or Series A investments to majority investments in mature growth companies seeking liquidity and support in advancing to the next level. Areas of focus include tech, tech-enabled services, SaaS, consumer, and health/wellness. Bridge Investments was established in 1998 and is headquartered in Highland Park, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, E-Commerce, Healthcare Services, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Restaurants, Software

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - 5
Investment Size 1 10
Enterprise Value - 35
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 - - 1 1 - 4
  9

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
QDiscovery LLC 2019-07-02 - Add-on Acquisition
New London, Connecticut · www.qdiscovery.com
Eventup, Inc. 2018-06-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Monica, California · www.eventup.com
QDiscovery LLC 2015-06-29 - Growth Capital
New London, Connecticut · www.qdiscovery.com
Mack Weldon, Inc. 2015-02-24 - Venture
New York, New York · www.mackweldon.com
BucketFeet, Inc. 2014-06-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.bucketfeet.com
FreightWatch International Ltd. 2012-06-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.freightwatchintl.com
FreightWatch International Ltd. 2010-06-01 - Growth Capital
Austin, Texas · www.freightwatchintl.com
AdOn Network, Inc. 2008-01-22 - Merger
Tempe, Arizona · www.adonnetwork.com
AdOn Network, Inc. 2007-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Tempe, Arizona · www.adonnetwork.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Apparel/Textiles 2 (100%) - 2 (40%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (20%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (20%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (20%) -
Total 2 - 5 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) - 5 (100%) -
  New York 1 (50%) - 1 (20%) -
  Illinois 1 (50%) - 1 (20%) -
  Texas - - 1 (20%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (20%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (20%) -
Total 2 - 5 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital - - 2 (40%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (50%) - 1 (20%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (20%) -
Venture 1 (50%) - 1 (20%) -
Total 2 - 5 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (75%) -
Merger 1 (25%) -
Total 4 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
4 100%