Cequel III Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Cequel III has acquired 1 company.

Cequel III’s most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (34%) and communications (34%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (45%) and add-on acquisition (23%). In total, Cequel III has invested in 7 US states.

In the last 3 years, Cequel III has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (72%). 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 Activity16
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 2

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 8 - - - - 1 9
Sell (0.2/yr) # 6 - 1 - - - 7
vol $9.0B $9.0B
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
DDC Cabinet Technology 2024-01-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Diego, California · www.ddc-cabtech.com
StayLock Storage LLC 2021-08-05 - Secondary Sale
St. Louis, Missouri · www.staylockstorage.com
StayLock Storage LLC 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 - Trade Sale
Seattle, Washington · www.adhost.com
Perimeter Technology Center, Inc. 2013-07-11 - Trade Sale
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 - Trade Sale
Birmingham, Alabama · www.excellcommunications.com
Cebridge Connections Holdings LLC 2012-07-19 6.6B USD Secondary Sale
St. Louis, Missouri · www.suddenlink.com
Perimeter Technology Center, Inc. 2011-11-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma · www.perimetercenter.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
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 (33%) -
Information Technology 1 (50%) - 3 (33%) -
Construction - - 1 (11%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (11%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (50%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 2 - 9 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) - 9 (100%) -
  Missouri 1 (50%) - 3 (33%) -
  California 1 (50%) - 1 (11%) -
  Washington - - 1 (11%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (11%) -
  Florida - - 1 (11%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (11%) -
Total 2 - 9 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (50%) - 4 (44%) -
Add-on Acquisition - - 2 (22%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (11%) -
Divestiture 1 (50%) - 1 (11%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (11%) -
Total 2 - 9 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (43%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (29%) 6.6B (73%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (29%) 2.4B (27%)
Total 7 $9.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Hogan Lovells
1
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
1

Deal Values

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

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
11%
1 (11%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
29%
2 (29%)
Strategic(s)
71%
5 (71%)

FAQ

When was Cequel III founded?

Cequel III was founded in 2002.

What type of investor is Cequel III?

Cequel III is a private equity firm.

Where is Cequel III headquartered?

Cequel III is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

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