Cequel III Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Cequel III’s most common sectors for investment are communications (38%) and internet software and services (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (38%) and add-on acquisition (25%). In total, Cequel III has invested in 6 US states.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (84%). 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 Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • 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, Financial Services, Information Technology, Media, Real Estate

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

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 8 - - - - - 8
Sell (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $9.0B $9.0B
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
StayLock Storage 2016-06-27 - Consolidation
St. Louis, Missouri · www.staylockstorage.com
TierPoint LLC 2014-06-10 - Divestiture
St. Louis, Missouri · www.tierpoint.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
Excell Communications, Inc. 2012-11-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Birmingham, Alabama · www.excellcommunications.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)
Birmingham, Alabama · www.excellcommunications.com
Broadwing Communications LLC 2007-01-03 1.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
Austin, United States
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
StayLock Storage 2016-06-27 Whirlwind Storage - Two Locations 2019-10-08 15
St. Louis, Missouri · www.staylockstorage.com Huntington, West Virginia
StayLock Storage 2016-06-27 Mini Storage Depot - Four Locations 2017-09-29 14
St. Louis, Missouri · www.staylockstorage.com Fort Wayne, Indiana
TierPoint LLC 2014-06-10 Cosentry, Inc. 2016-01-20 5
St. Louis, Missouri · www.tierpoint.com Omaha, Nebraska · www.cosentry.com
TierPoint LLC 2014-06-10 Windstream Holdings, Inc. - Windstream Data Center Business 2015-10-19 4
St. Louis, Missouri · www.tierpoint.com Little Rock, Arkansas
TierPoint LLC 2014-06-10 Xand Corp. 2014-12-03 3
St. Louis, Missouri · www.tierpoint.com Hawthorne, New York · www.xand.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications - - 3 (38%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (25%) -
Construction - - 1 (13%) -
Information Technology 1 (50%) - 1 (13%) -
Real Estate 1 (50%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 2 - 8 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) - 8 (100%) -
  Missouri 2 (100%) - 3 (38%) -
  Washington - - 1 (13%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (13%) -
  Florida - - 1 (13%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (13%) -
Total 2 - 8 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 3 (38%) -
Add-on Acquisition - - 2 (25%) -
Consolidation 1 (50%) - 1 (13%) -
Divestiture 1 (50%) - 1 (13%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (13%) -
Total 2 - 8 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (50%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (33%) 2.4B (27%)
Secondary Sale 1 (17%) 6.6B (73%)
Total 6 $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
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
13%
1 (13%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
17%
1 (17%)
Strategic(s)
83%
5 (83%)

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