Cequel III Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Cequel III’s most common sectors for investment are communications (43%) and internet software and services (29%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) and add-on acquisition (29%). In total, Cequel III has invested in 7 US states.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (80%). Cequel III’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Cebridge Connections Holdings for $6.6B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 1

Cequel III

12444 Powerscourt Drive, Suite 450,
St. Louis, Missouri 63131
United States
(314) 965-2020
www.cequel3.com
info@cequel3.com

Cequel III LLC is a specialist investment and management firm focused on the development of cable and telecommunications companies. Cequel was formed in 2002 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Communications, Information Technology, Media

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 6 1 - - - - 7
Sell (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
vol $9.0B $9.0B
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
StayLock Storage 2016-06-27 - Consolidation
Demotte, Indiana · www.staylockstorage.com
Adhost Internet Advertising LLC 2013-07-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.adhost.com
Perimeter Technology Center, Inc. 2013-07-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma · www.perimetercenter.com
Adhost Internet Advertising LLC 2012-12-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.adhost.com
Cebridge Connections Holdings LLC (Suddenlink) 2012-07-19 6.6B USD Secondary Buyout
Saint Louis, Missouri · www.suddenlink.com
Perimeter Technology Center, Inc. 2011-11-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma · www.perimetercenter.com
Excell Communications, Inc. 2008-08-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Trussville, Alabama · www.excellcommunications.com
Broadwing Communications LLC 2007-01-03 1.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
Austin, United States
Cebridge Connections Holdings LLC (Suddenlink) 2006-07-07 - Stake Purchase
Saint Louis, Missouri · www.suddenlink.com
AAT Communications LLC 2006-04-01 1.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Boca Raton, Florida · www.aatcommunications.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
StayLock Storage 2016-06-27 Southside Mini Storage 2019-11-19 15
Demotte, Indiana · www.staylockstorage.com Charles, Louisiana · www.southsideministorage.org
StayLock Storage 2016-06-27 Assured Storage 2019-10-15 14
Demotte, Indiana · www.staylockstorage.com Simpsonville, South Carolina
StayLock Storage 2016-06-27 Whirlwind Storage - Two Locations 2019-10-08 13
Demotte, Indiana · www.staylockstorage.com Huntington, West Virginia
StayLock Storage 2016-06-27 Battle Creek Self Storage 2019-06-14 12
Demotte, Indiana · www.staylockstorage.com Battle Creek, Michigan
StayLock Storage 2016-06-27 Cassat 2019-02-28 11
Demotte, Indiana · www.staylockstorage.com Cassat, South Carolina
StayLock Storage 2016-06-27 Kilgore Avenue Storage 2019-02-27 10
Demotte, Indiana · www.staylockstorage.com Muncie, Indiana · www.kilgoreavenuestorage.com
StayLock Storage 2016-06-27 BinTris Moving and Storage 2018-12-04 9
Demotte, Indiana · www.staylockstorage.com Stevensville, Michigan · www.bintris.com
StayLock Storage 2016-06-27 Mini Storage Depot - Four Locations 2017-09-29 8
Demotte, Indiana · www.staylockstorage.com Fort Wayne, Indiana
StayLock Storage 2016-06-27 Iron Gate Self Storage 2017-06-09 7
Demotte, Indiana · www.staylockstorage.com Beaverton, Oregon · www.irongatestorage.com
StayLock Storage 2016-06-27 Amicks Ferry and Chapin Self Storage 2017-03-31 6
Demotte, Indiana · www.staylockstorage.com Chapin, South Carolina

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications - - 3 (43%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (29%) -
Construction 1 (50%) - 1 (14%) -
Real Estate 1 (50%) - 1 (14%) -
Total 2 - 7 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) - 7 (100%) -
  Indiana 1 (50%) - 1 (14%) -
  Alabama 1 (50%) - 1 (14%) -
  Washington - - 1 (14%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (14%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (14%) -
  Florida - - 1 (14%) -
Total 2 - 7 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (50%) - 3 (43%) -
Add-on Acquisition - - 2 (29%) -
Consolidation 1 (50%) - 1 (14%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (14%) -
Total 2 - 7 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (40%) 2.4B (27%)
Trade Sale 2 (40%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (20%) 6.6B (73%)
Total 5 $9.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
> $1B 3 $9.0B
TOTAL $9.0B
Largest Cebridge Connections Holdings LLC (Suddenlink)
$6.6B (2012-07-19)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
2 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
4 67%

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