C5 Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Growth Capital Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, C5 Capital has invested in 6 companies.

C5 Capital’s most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (77%) and internet software and services (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (71%) and growth capital (18%). In total, C5 Capital has invested in 5 US states and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2016 when it acquired ITC Global Security for $37M.

In the last 3 years, C5 Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). 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 Activity21
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 1

C5 Capital

7 Vigo Street, Savile Row House, 4th Floor,
London, W1S 3HF
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 3405 5300
www.c5capital.com
enquiries@c5capital.com

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: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Stake Purchase, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Nordic, 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 ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 7 4 4 2 - - 17
vol $37M $37M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 1 - 1 - - 4
vol $1.0B $1.0B
  21

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
IronNet, Inc. 2021-08-27 - IPO
McLean, Virginia · www.ironnet.com
Oomnitza 2021-08-26 - Growth Capital
San Francisco, California · www.oomnitza.com
Axiom Space, Inc. 2021-02-16 - Venture
Houston, Texas · www.axiomspace.com
Haven Cyber Technologies 2020-06-18 - Growth Capital
Luxembourg, Luxembourg · www.havencyber.com
RapidSOS 2020-06-10 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.rapidsos.com
Synack, Inc. 2020-05-28 - Venture
Redwood City, California · www.synack.com
Enveil, Inc. 2020-02-18 - Venture
Fulton, Maryland · www.enveil.com
Shape Security 2019-12-19 1.0B USD Trade Sale
Santa Clara, California · www.shapesecurity.com
Satelles, Inc. 2019-10-09 - Venture
Reston, Virginia · www.satellesinc.com
Hazelcast, Inc. 2019-06-19 - Venture
Palo Alto, California · www.hazelcast.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 9 (69%) - 13 (76%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (15%) 37M (100%) 2 (12%) 37M (100%)
Aerospace 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 13 $37M 17 $37M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (77%) - 12 (71%) -
  California 5 (38%) - 6 (35%) -
  New York 2 (15%) - 2 (12%) -
  Virginia 1 (8%) - 2 (12%) -
  Texas 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
  Maryland 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
United Kingdom 2 (15%) 37M (100%) 2 (12%) 37M (100%)
Luxembourg 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Denmark - - 1 (6%) -
Hungary - - 1 (6%) -
Total 13 $37M 17 $37M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 9 (69%) - 12 (71%) -
Growth Capital 3 (23%) - 3 (18%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (8%) 37M (100%) 1 (6%) 37M (100%)
Stake Purchase - - 1 (6%) -
Total 13 $37M 17 $37M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (25%) 1.0B (100%)
IPO 1 (25%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (25%) -
Trade Sale 1 (25%) -
Total 4 $1.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
DLA Piper
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $37M
TOTAL $37M
Largest ITC Global Security Ltd.
$37M (2016-11-07)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
TOTAL $1.0B
Largest Shape Security
$1.0B (2019-12-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Exited to
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Strategic(s)
50%
2 (50%)

FAQ

When was C5 Capital founded?

C5 Capital was founded in 2014.

What type of investor is C5 Capital?

C5 Capital is a growth capital firm.

Where is C5 Capital headquartered?

C5 Capital is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

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