Cartesian Capital Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Cartesian Capital Group has invested in 4 companies.

Cartesian Capital Group’s most common sectors for investment are communications (19%) and financial services (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (37%) and stake purchase (28%). In total, Cartesian Capital Group has invested in 3 US states and 12 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Cartesian Capital Group has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (34%). Cartesian Capital Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services for $227M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity28
    • M&A Buy Activity22
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 12
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 3

Cartesian Capital Group LLC

505 Fifth Avenue, 15th floor,
New York, New York 10017
United States
(212)461-6363
www.cartesiangroup.com
contact@cartesiangroup.com

Cartesian Capital Group LLC is a private equity firm that invests in high growth businesses in emerging markets across the globe. Cartesian focuses on profitable companies with strong growth prospects and experienced management. The Firm looks to invest $25 - $125 million (generally minority positions). Specific areas of interest include financial and business services, telecommunications, specialized retail, transportation and logistics, and material products. Cartesian Capital Group LLC was formed in 2006 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Airlines, Automotive, Chemicals, Communications, Education, Electrical Equipment, Financial Services, Franchising, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Restaurants, Retail, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, PIPE, Stake Purchase, Joint Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Eastern Europe, Asia/Pacific, Latin/South America, Middle East

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 25 125
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 16 2 4 - - - 22
Sell (0.8/yr) # 2 1 1 2 - - 6
vol $227M $117M $344M
  28

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Waypoint Leasing Ltd. 2018-11-25 - Bankruptcy
Limerick, Ireland · www.waypointleasing.com
Neuberger Berman Insurance-Linked Strategies 2018-11-01 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.nb.com/pages/public/global/nb-ils.aspx
Belgravia Hartford Capital Inc. 2017-11-22 - IPO
Kelowna, British Columbia · www.belgraviahartford.com
Brilia 2017-10-25 - Growth Capital
Porto Alegre, Brazil · www.brilia.com
Aloo Telecom 2017-09-08 - Growth Capital
Maceio, Brazil · www.aloo.com.br
Flybondi Ltd. 2017-07-27 - Growth Capital
Buenos Aires, Argentina · www.flybondi.com
BTS Towers 2017-02-13 - Growth Capital
Fort Lauderdale, Florida · www.btstowers.com
Digital Unlimited Group Ltd. 2016-11-17 117M GBP Going Private
London, United Kingdom · www.unlimitedgroup.com
Aqua Comms 2016-05-05 - Growth Capital
Dublin, Ireland · www.quacomms.com
Westport Fuel Systems, Inc. 2016-01-11 - Stake Purchase
Vancouver, British Columbia · www.wfsinc.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Arlington Industries Group Ltd 2013-01-01 Gustav Wahler GmbH & Co. KG 2019-04-03 2
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.arlingtonindustriesgroup.com Esslingen, Germany · www.wahler.de
Arlington Industries Group Ltd 2013-01-01 Magal Engineering 2017-05-17 1
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.arlingtonindustriesgroup.com Reading, United Kingdom · www.magal.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications 3 (21%) - 4 (18%) -
Financial Services 2 (14%) - 2 (9%) -
Insurance - - 2 (9%) -
Restaurants 1 (7%) - 2 (9%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (5%) -
Airlines 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Automotive 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Business Services - - 1 (5%) -
Education 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Franchising 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Information Technology 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Life Science - - 1 (5%) -
Manufacturing 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Marketing - - 1 (5%) -
Retail 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 14 - 22 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Brazil 4 (29%) - 4 (18%) -
United States 1 (7%) - 3 (14%) -
  Florida 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (5%) -
  New York - - 1 (5%) -
Canada 1 (7%) - 3 (14%) -
  British Columbia 1 (7%) - 2 (9%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (5%) -
United Kingdom 1 (7%) - 2 (9%) -
Ireland 1 (7%) - 2 (9%) -
Mexico 1 (7%) - 2 (9%) -
China 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Argentina 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Russia 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Turkey 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
United Arab Emirates 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (5%) -
Domestic 1 (7%) - 3 (14%) -
Cross-border 13 (93%) - 19 (86%) -
Total 14 - 22 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 6 (43%) - 8 (36%) -
Stake Purchase 5 (36%) - 6 (27%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (7%) - 3 (14%) -
Joint Venture 1 (7%) - 2 (9%) -
PIPE 1 (7%) - 2 (9%) -
Venture - - 1 (5%) -
Total 14 - 22 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 2 (33%) 227M (66%)
Sold to Existing Investors 1 (17%) 117M (34%)
Bankruptcy 1 (17%) -
IPO 1 (17%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (17%) -
Total 6 $344M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Sandler O'Neill + Partners LP
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1
The Leman Law Firm
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $344M
TOTAL $344M
Largest ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
$227M (2010-12-28)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
75%
3 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
1 25%

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