Camden Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Camden Partners has invested in 2 companies.

Camden Partners’ most common sectors for investment areeducation (25%) and software (19%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (36%) and venture (28%). In total, Camden Partners has invested in 17 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired New Horizons Computer Learning Centers for $56M.

In the last 3 years, Camden Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (52%). Camden Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Paragon Bioservices for $1.2B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity62
    • M&A Buy Activity37
    • M&A Sell Activity25
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 43
  • M&A Advisors 3

Camden Partners

100 International Drive, Suite 21200,
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
United States
(410) 878-6800
www.camdenpartners.com
info@camdenpartners.com

Camden Partners is a private investment firm that specializes in direct company investments, investments in third-party funds, and investments in public small-cap companies. Camden's direct private equity practice targets equity investments up to $15 million in businesses operating in the business services, financial services, healthcare, and education sectors. Prospective companies generally have proven management, proprietary products or high barriers to entry, recurring revenue, and proven business models. Camden Partners was formed in 1995 and is based in Baltimore, Maryland.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Business Services, Consumer Services, Education, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Medical Products, Software, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 50
Target EBITDA - 10
Investment Size 5 15
Enterprise Value 10 150
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 35 - - 1 1 - 37
vol $66M $66M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 20 - 3 - 2 - 25
vol $776M $2.0B $2.7B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Meeting Play LLC 2021-06-17 - Growth Capital
Frederick, Maryland · www.meetingplay.com
medSR, Inc. 2021-06-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Brentwood, Tennessee · www.medsr.com
Implantable Provider Group, Inc. 2021-04-20 - Secondary Buyout
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.ipg.com
Roshal Imaging Services LLC 2020-10-01 - Growth Capital
Katy, Texas · www.roshalimaging.com
Calvert Education Services LLC 2019-07-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Hunt Valley, Maryland · www.calverteducation.com
Ranir LLC 2019-05-09 750M USD Add-on Acquisition
Grand Rapids, Michigan · www.ranir.com
Paragon Bioservices, Inc. 2019-04-15 1.2B USD Add-on Acquisition
Baltimore, Maryland · www.paragonbioservices.com
Volly 2017-06-28 - Growth Capital
Woburn, Massachusetts · www.myvolly.com
Pinnacle Automotive Hospitality Services, Inc. 2017-03-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Owings Mills, Maryland · www.pinnaclehire.com
Steelwedge Software, Inc. 2017-02-13 - Merger
Pleasanton, California · www.steelwedge.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Education 3 (25%) 56M (100%) 9 (24%) 56M (85%)
Software 4 (33%) - 7 (19%) -
Business Services - - 5 (14%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (17%) - 4 (11%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (8%) - 3 (8%) -
Information Technology 1 (8%) - 3 (8%) -
Consumer Services - - 2 (5%) 10M (15%)
Medical Products - - 2 (5%) -
Automotive 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Life Science - - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 $56M 37 $66M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (83%) 56M (100%) 35 (95%) 66M (100%)
  California - - 7 (19%) -
  Maryland 3 (25%) - 6 (16%) -
  Georgia 2 (17%) - 3 (8%) -
  Florida 1 (8%) 56M (100%) 2 (5%) 56M (85%)
  Texas 1 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
  Tennessee - - 2 (5%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (5%) -
  Nevada 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  Colorado 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (3%) 10M (15%)
  West Virginia - - 1 (3%) -
  South Dakota - - 1 (3%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
  New York - - 1 (3%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (3%) -
Canada 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  British Columbia 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Netherlands 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 10 (83%) 56M (100%) 35 (95%) 66M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (17%) - 2 (5%) -
Total 12 $56M 37 $66M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 8 (67%) - 13 (35%) -
Venture - - 10 (27%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (17%) - 8 (22%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (8%) - 2 (5%) 10M (15%)
Stake Purchase - - 2 (5%) -
Going Private 1 (8%) 56M (100%) 1 (3%) 56M (85%)
PIPE - - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 $56M 37 $66M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (36%) 2.6B (96%)
IPO 6 (24%) -
Secondary Sale 4 (16%) 115M (4%)
Trade Sale 4 (16%) -
Merger 2 (8%) -
Total 25 $2.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Avondale Partners LLC
1
Legal Deals
Shearman & Sterling LLP
1
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $66M
TOTAL $66M
Largest New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, Inc.
$56M (2012-08-13)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.2B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.5B
< $100M 1 $41M
TOTAL $2.7B
Largest Paragon Bioservices, Inc.
$1.2B (2019-04-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
5%
2 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
16%
4 (16%)
Strategic(s)
56%
14 (56%)

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