Catalyst Investors Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Catalyst Investors has invested in 2 companies.

Catalyst Investors’ most common sectors for investment are communications (30%) and internet software and services (30%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (46%) and venture (28%). In total, Catalyst Investors has invested in 22 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 1998 when it acquired Intermedia Partners Of Tennessee Lp for $932M.

In the last 3 years, Catalyst Investors has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (46%). Catalyst Investors’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold Western Wireless for $6.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity86
    • M&A Buy Activity51
    • M&A Sell Activity35
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 53

Catalyst Investors

711 Fifth Avenue, Suite 400,
New York, New York 10022
United States
(212) 863-4848
www.catalyst.com
businessplans@catalystinvestors.com

Catalyst Investors is a specialist private equity firm that targets investments in the media, communications and internet services industries. Specific areas of interest include, video and audio content and distribution, print and online publishing, out-of-home advertising, music publishing, wireless voice and data, wireless spectrum and other infrastructure, outsourced applications providers / software as a service (SAAS), subscription based services, and online advertising. Catalyst looks for the growth companies located in the US and Canada requiring $10 to $60 million in capital. Catalyst prefers businesses with 'high-margin economics', 'defensible market positions', and 'recurring revenues'. Catalyst was formed in 1999 and is based in New York.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Digital Media, Education, Electronics, Food, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Marketing, Media, Publishing, Safety/Security, Software, Technology Hardware

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 60
Enterprise Value - 250
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 48 1 2 - - - 51
vol $1.6B $1.6B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 28 - 1 3 1 2 35
vol $14.6B $114M $3.5B $18.2B
  86

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
InSite Wireless Group LLC 2020-11-05 3.5B USD Add-on Acquisition
Alexandria, Virginia · www.insitewireless.com
Xplornet Communications, Inc. 2020-02-27 - Secondary Buyout
Woodstock, New Brunswick · www.xplornet.com
Jobvite, Inc. 2019-02-11 - Secondary Buyout
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.jobvite.com
WeddingWire, Inc. 2018-05-22 - Secondary Buyout
Bethesda, Maryland · www.weddingwire.com
Videology, Inc. 2018-05-10 - Bankruptcy
Baltimore, Maryland · www.videologygroup.com
Conductor, Inc. 2018-03-06 114M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.conductor.com
ChowNow, Inc. 2017-10-24 - Venture
Playa Vista, California · www.chownow.com
Fusion Risk Management, Inc. 2017-06-13 - Venture
Rolling Meadows, Illinois · www.fusionrm.com
Ascentis Corp. 2017-03-21 - Secondary Buyout
Bellevue, Washington · www.ascentis.com
BrightFarms, Inc. 2016-09-21 - Venture
New York, New York · www.brightfarms.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
MediaMath, Inc. 2011-07-22 Rare Crowds, Inc. 2014-11-10 6
New York, New York · www.mediamath.com Bellevue, Washington · www.rarecrowds.com
MediaMath, Inc. 2011-07-22 Upcast Social Ltd. 2014-10-16 5
New York, New York · www.mediamath.com London, United Kingdom · www.upcastsocial.com
MediaMath, Inc. 2011-07-22 Tactads 2014-04-24 4
New York, New York · www.mediamath.com Nantes, France · www.tactads.com
MediaMath, Inc. 2011-07-22 Akamai Technologies, Inc. - Advertising Decision Solutions 2013-01-24 3
New York, New York · www.mediamath.com Cambridge, Massachusetts
MediaMath, Inc. 2011-07-22 TapMe, Inc. 2012-12-04 2
New York, New York · www.mediamath.com Chicago, Illinois · www.tap.me
MediaMath, Inc. 2011-07-22 Spree7 GmbH 2012-03-20 1
New York, New York · www.mediamath.com Berlin, Germany · www.spree7.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications - - 15 (29%) -
Internet Software and Services 4 (40%) - 15 (29%) -
Media - - 4 (8%) 932M (60%)
Business Services - - 3 (6%) -
Software - - 3 (6%) -
Publishing - - 2 (4%) 630M (40%)
Digital Media 1 (10%) - 2 (4%) -
Education 2 (20%) - 2 (4%) -
Information Technology 1 (10%) - 2 (4%) -
Electronics 1 (10%) - 1 (2%) -
Food 1 (10%) - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (2%) -
Total 10 - 51 $1.6B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (100%) - 49 (96%) 1.6B (100%)
  California 2 (20%) - 6 (12%) -
  New York 3 (30%) - 5 (10%) -
  Colorado 1 (10%) - 4 (8%) -
  Ohio 1 (10%) - 3 (6%) -
  Washington - - 3 (6%) -
  Virginia - - 3 (6%) -
  Rhode Island - - 3 (6%) -
  Florida - - 3 (6%) -
  Oregon 1 (10%) - 2 (4%) -
  Connecticut 1 (10%) - 2 (4%) -
  Tennessee - - 2 (4%) 932M (60%)
  Maryland - - 2 (4%) -
  Kansas - - 2 (4%) -
  Illinois 1 (10%) - 1 (2%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (2%) 630M (40%)
  New Jersey - - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (2%) -
  District of Columbia - - 1 (2%) -
  Delaware - - 1 (2%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Alaska - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (2%) -
Canada - - 1 (2%) -
  New Brunswick - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 10 (100%) - 49 (96%) 1.6B (100%)
Cross-border - - 2 (4%) -
Total 10 - 51 $1.6B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (20%) - 23 (45%) -
Venture 6 (60%) - 14 (27%) -
Growth Capital 2 (20%) - 8 (16%) -
Stake Purchase - - 4 (8%) 932M (60%)
Recapitalization - - 1 (2%) 630M (40%)
Divestiture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 10 - 51 $1.6B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (26%) 10.9B (60%)
Trade Sale 8 (23%) 7.4B (40%)
Secondary Sale 7 (20%) -
IPO 5 (14%) -
Unknown 4 (11%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) -
Total 35 $18.2B

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $1.6B
TOTAL $1.6B
Largest Intermedia Partners Of Tennessee Lp
$932M (1998-04-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 5 $15.8B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.4B
TOTAL $18.2B
Largest Western Wireless Corp.
$6.0B (2005-01-11)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
29%
7 29%
Strategic(s)
71%
17 71%

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