Chicago Venture Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Chicago Venture Partners has invested in 1 company.

Chicago Venture Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (50%) and machinery (50%). The Firm’s most common investment types include pipe (50%) and stake purchase (50%). In total, Chicago Venture Partners has invested in 1 US state and 2 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Chicago Venture Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Superclick for $15M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity4
    • M&A Buy Activity2
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Chicago Venture Partners

303 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1200,
Chicago, Illinois 60601
United States,
(312)297-7000
www.chicagoventure.com

Chicago Venture Partners LP (CVP) is a private equity firm that invests in lower middle market companies located throughout the US. CVP focuses on companies led by experienced management, positive cash-flow, and revenues greater than $15 million. CVP looks to invests $2 - $3 million per investment. The Firm seeks companies operating in healthcare, information technology, and internet software/services. Targeted transaction types include buyouts, growth capital financings, PIPES, and corporate divestitures. Chicago Venture Partners LP was formed in 1998 and is based in Chicago.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Medical Products, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed, PIPE

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 15 -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 2 3
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 1 - - 1 - - 2
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $15M $15M
  4

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Growlife, Inc. 2018-02-16 - Stake Purchase
Kirkland, Washington · www.growlifeinc.com
Superclick, Inc. 2011-09-26 15M USD Divestiture
Montreal, Quebec · www.superclick.com
Pulse Systems LLC 2010-06-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Concord, California · www.pulsesystems.com
Superclick, Inc. 2005-08-03 - PIPE
Montreal, Quebec · www.superclick.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology - - 1 (50%) -
Machinery 1 (100%) - 1 (50%) -
Total 1 - 2 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (100%) - 1 (50%) -
  Washington 1 (100%) - 1 (50%) -
Canada - - 1 (50%) -
  Quebec - - 1 (50%) -
Domestic 1 (100%) - 1 (50%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (50%) -
Total 1 - 2 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
PIPE - - 1 (50%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (100%) - 1 (50%) -
Total 1 - 2 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Divestiture 1 (50%) 15M (100%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (50%) -
Total 2 $15M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $15M
TOTAL $15M
Largest Superclick, Inc.
$15M (2011-09-26)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%