C5 Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, C5 Capital has invested in 1 company.

C5 Capital’s most common sectors for investment are information technology (80%) and technology hardware (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (80%) and stake purchase (20%). In total, C5 Capital has invested in 1 US state and 4 different countries.

In the last 3 years, C5 Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). C5 Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Shape Security for $1.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity8
    • M&A Buy Activity5
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

C5 is a family capital-backed technology investment firm focused on investing in cyber security, data analytics, cloud computing, and assistive technologies. C5 Cyber looks for growth opportunities throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. C5 Capital was formed in 2014 and is headquartered in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Software

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital, Stake Purchase, Venture

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Africa, Middle East

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 2 25
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 4 - - - 1 - 5
Sell (0.6/yr) # - - - 2 1 - 3
vol $1.0B $1.0B
  8

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Shape Security 2019-12-19 1.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Santa Clara, California · www.shapesecurity.com
Satelles, Inc. 2019-10-09 - Venture
Redwood City, California · www.satellesinc.com
Omada A/S 2018-10-30 - Secondary Buyout
Copenhagen, Denmark · www.omada.dk
Balabit Corp. 2018-01-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Budapest, Hungary · www.balabit.com
Omada A/S 2015-05-11 - Stake Purchase
Copenhagen, Denmark · www.omada.dk
Balabit Corp. 2014-06-18 - Venture
Budapest, Hungary · www.balabit.com
Shape Security 2011-09-01 - Venture
Santa Clara, California · www.shapesecurity.com
Metrasens Ltd. 2010-03-04 - Venture
Malvern, United Kingdom · www.metrasens.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 1 (50%) - 4 (80%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (50%) - 1 (20%) -
Total 2 - 5 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (50%) - 2 (40%) -
  California 1 (50%) - 2 (40%) -
United Kingdom 1 (50%) - 1 (20%) -
Denmark - - 1 (20%) -
Hungary - - 1 (20%) -
Total 2 - 5 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 2 (100%) - 4 (80%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (20%) -
Total 2 - 5 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (33%) 1.0B (100%)
Secondary Sale 1 (33%) -
Trade Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 $1.0B

Deal Values

sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
TOTAL $1.0B
Largest Shape Security
$1.0B (2019-12-19)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
2 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
2 50%

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