CIP Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, CIP Capital has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

CIP Capital’s most common sectors for investment are education (17%) and information technology (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (34%) and secondary buyout (28%). In total, CIP Capital has invested in 13 US states.

In the last 3 years, CIP Capital has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is merger (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity24
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 2

CIP Capital

400 Madison Avenue, Suite 3A,
New York, New York 10017
United States
(212) 257-5000
www.cip-capital.com
info@cip-capital.com

CIP Capital is a private equity firm focused on control investments in middle-market, North American business information and outsourced service companies. Specific areas of interest include B2B information management, business process outsourcing, marketing services and knowledge services. CIP looks to invest $25 to $125 million in transactions valued up to $200 million. Funds are typically used to fund buyouts or growth initiatives. CIP Capital was formed in 2010 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Education, Information Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Marketing, Software, Staffing

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 100
Target EBITDA 5 25
Investment Size 25 125
Enterprise Value 50 200
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 6 2 2 4 2 2 18
Sell (0.6/yr) # 3 1 - 2 - - 6
  24

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
3Pillar Global, Inc. 2020-03-10 - Growth Capital
Fairfax, Virginia · www.3pillarglobal.com
Sales Benchmark Index (SBI) 2020-01-09 - Divestiture
Dallas, Texas · www.salesbenchmarkindex.com
Benefit Resources, Inc. 2019-08-19 - Growth Capital
Rochester, New York · www.benefitresource.com
People 2.0 2019-04-24 - Growth Capital
Exton, Pennsylvania · www.people20.com
GlynnDevins, Inc. 2018-12-03 - Secondary Buyout
Kansas City, Missouri · www.glynndevins.com
Adstra 2018-11-16 - Growth Capital
Princeton, New Jersey · www.adstradata.com
OnCourse Learning Corp. 2018-09-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Waukesha, Wisconsin · www.oncourselearning.com
Carnegie Learning, Inc. 2018-09-06 - Divestiture
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.carnegielearning.com
New Mountain Learning LLC 2018-09-06 - Merger
Saint Paul, Minnesota · www.newmountainlearning.com
New Mountain Learning LLC 2018-04-02 - Secondary Buyout
Saint Paul, Minnesota · www.newmountainlearning.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Carnegie Learning, Inc. 2018-09-06 Scientific Learning Corp. 2020-09-14 2
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.carnegielearning.com Oakland, California · www.scilearn.com
Compliance Solutions Strategies 2017-01-31 AMFINE Services & Software 2020-09-10 5
New York, New York · www.compliancesolutionsstrategies.com Paris, France · www.amfinesoft.com
Affinitiv, Inc. 2016-09-08 Loop LLC (AutoLoop) 2019-09-04 7
Chicago, Illinois · www.affinitiv.com Clearwater, Florida
Compliance Solutions Strategies 2017-01-31 TradeChannel AB 2018-10-16 4
New York, New York · www.compliancesolutionsstrategies.com Stockholm, Sweden · www.tradechannel.se
Affinitiv, Inc. 2016-09-08 Caldwell & Kerr Enterprises 2018-09-18 6
Chicago, Illinois · www.affinitiv.com Cape Coral, Florida · www.caldwellandkerr.com
Carnegie Learning, Inc. 2018-09-06 New Mountain Learning LLC 2018-09-06 1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.carnegielearning.com Saint Paul, Minnesota · www.newmountainlearning.com
Affinitiv, Inc. 2016-09-08 WSA Solutions LLC 2017-07-24 5
Chicago, Illinois · www.affinitiv.com Glendora, California · www.wsaauto.com
Compliance Solutions Strategies 2017-01-31 Advise Technologies 2017-01-31 3
New York, New York · www.compliancesolutionsstrategies.com New York, New York · www.advisetechnologies.com
Compliance Solutions Strategies 2017-01-31 Ascendant Compliance Management, Inc. 2017-01-31 2
New York, New York · www.compliancesolutionsstrategies.com Salisbury, Connecticut · www.ascendantcompliance.com
Compliance Solutions Strategies 2017-01-31 The MoneyMate Group 2017-01-31 1
New York, New York · www.compliancesolutionsstrategies.com Dublin 2, Ireland · www.moneymate.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Education 1 (8%) - 3 (17%) -
Information Technology 2 (15%) - 3 (17%) -
Marketing 3 (23%) - 3 (17%) -
Staffing 2 (15%) - 3 (17%) -
Business Services 2 (15%) - 2 (11%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (8%) - 2 (11%) -
Software 2 (15%) - 2 (11%) -
Total 13 - 18 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 13 (100%) - 18 (100%) -
  New York 3 (23%) - 3 (17%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (15%) - 2 (11%) -
  New Jersey 2 (15%) - 2 (11%) -
  Florida 1 (8%) - 2 (11%) -
  Virginia 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
  Texas 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
  Missouri 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
  Illinois 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
  Colorado 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (6%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (6%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (6%) -
  California - - 1 (6%) -
Total 13 - 18 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 6 (46%) - 6 (33%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (15%) - 5 (28%) -
Consolidation 3 (23%) - 3 (17%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 2 (11%) -
Divestiture 2 (15%) - 2 (11%) -
Total 13 - 18 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Merger 3 (50%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (33%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (17%) -
Total 6 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
3
Sidley Austin LLP
3

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
75%
6 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
2 25%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
2 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
4 67%

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