Clearlake Capital Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Clearlake Capital Group has acquired 22 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Clearlake Capital Group’s most common sectors for investment are software (16%) and internet software and services (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (40%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (24%). In total, Clearlake Capital Group has invested in 24 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2020 when it acquired Endurance International Group for $3.0B.

In the last 3 years, Clearlake Capital Group has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (41%). Clearlake Capital Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold Sage Automotive Interiors for $1.1B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity86
    • M&A Buy Activity64
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 27
  • M&A Advisors 27

Clearlake Capital Group

233 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 800,
Santa Monica, California 90401
United States
(310) 400-8800
www.clearlakecapital.com
info@clearlakecapital.com

Clearlake Capital Group is a private equity firm focuses on corporate divestitures, recapitalizations, buyouts, restructurings, rescue financing, growth capital, turnarounds and other equity investments. Clearlake’s seeks to partner with strong management teams by providing long-term capital and operational expertise. Areas of interest include business services, communication, media, energy and power, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, consumer and technology services. Clearlake Capital Group was formed in 2006 and is based in Santa Monica, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Defense, Energy Services and Equipment, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Leisure, Manufacturing, Media, Retail, Safety/Security, Software

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

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 (5.8/yr) # 35 6 9 3 9 2 64
vol $2.9B $169M $3.0B $6.1B
Sell (2.6/yr) # 9 8 2 2 1 - 22
vol $482M $1.1B $1.5B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Precisely Ltd. 2021-03-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Pearl River, New York · www.precisely.com
InvestCloud, Inc. 2021-02-02 - Secondary Buyout
West Hollywood, California · www.investcloud.com
Dimora Brands, Inc. 2020-11-24 - Secondary Buyout
Somerville, New Jersey · www.dimorabrands.com
nThrive - Technology Division 2020-11-19 - Divestiture
Alpharetta, Georgia
The Wellness Pet Food Holdings Co., Inc. 2020-11-18 - Secondary Buyout
Tewksbury, Massachusetts · www.wellpet.com
Advisen Ltd. 2020-11-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New York, New York · www.advisenltd.com
Zywave, Inc. 2020-11-17 - Secondary Buyout
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.zywave.com
PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. 2020-11-13 - Secondary Buyout
Irving, Texas · www.primesourcebp.com
Endurance International Group, Inc. 2020-11-02 3.0B USD Going Private
Burlington, Massachusetts · www.endurance.com
Innovative XCessories & Services LLC 2020-02-04 - Secondary Buyout
Huntsville, Alabama · www.ixsllc.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Diligent Corp. 2016-02-14 STEELE Compliance Solutions, Inc. 2021-02-25 5
New York, New York · www.diligent.com San Francisco, California · www.steeleglobal.com
Ivanti 2017-01-23 Cherwell Software LLC 2021-01-26 7
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.ivanti.com Colorado Springs, Colorado · www.cherwell.com
Zywave, Inc. 2020-11-17 Insurance Technologies Corp. 2020-11-24 1
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.zywave.com Carrollton, Texas · www.getitc.com
symplr 2018-10-23 TractManager, Inc. 2020-10-23 6
Houston, Texas · www.symplr.com Dallas, Texas · www.tractmanager.com
Dude Solutions, Inc. 2019-05-03 Precisely Ltd. - Confirm 2020-10-14 1
Cary, North Carolina · www.schooldude.com Pearl River, New York
Ivanti 2017-01-23 Pulse Secure LLC 2020-09-28 6
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.ivanti.com San Jose, California · www.pulsesecure.net
symplr 2018-10-23 ComplyTrack 2020-09-08 5
Houston, Texas · www.symplr.com Alphen A D Rijn, Netherlands · www.complytrack.com
American Construction Source 2018-09-26 Homewood Holdings LLC 2020-02-26 8
Springfield, Missouri · www.acs-lbm.com Altadena, California · www.homewoodholdingsllc.com
symplr 2018-10-23 The Patient Safety Co. 2020-02-14 4
Houston, Texas · www.symplr.com Alkmaar, Netherlands · www.patientsafety.com
Gravity Oilfield Services 2017-09-27 On Point Oilfield Holdings LLC 2019-11-06 6
Midland, Texas · www.gravityoilfieldservices.com Austin, Texas · www.onpointoilfield.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 4 (10%) 169M (4%) 10 (16%) 169M (3%)
Internet Software and Services 8 (20%) 3.0B (74%) 9 (14%) 3.0B (50%)
Information Technology 5 (12%) 624M (15%) 8 (13%) 1.1B (19%)
Energy Services and Equipment 4 (10%) 244M (6%) 7 (11%) 379M (6%)
Automotive 2 (5%) - 4 (6%) -
Building Materials 3 (7%) - 3 (5%) -
Food 2 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Consumer Products 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) 1.3B (21%)
Communications - - 2 (3%) 125M (2%)
E-Commerce 1 (2%) 13M (< 1%) 2 (3%) 13M (< 1%)
Distribution 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Manufacturing 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Media 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Retail 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) -
Business Services - - 1 (2%) -
Information Services 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Packaging 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 41 $4.1B 64 $6.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 40 (98%) 4.1B (100%) 60 (94%) 5.6B (92%)
  Texas 8 (20%) - 11 (17%) 135M (2%)
  California 3 (7%) - 7 (11%) 1.4B (23%)
  New York 5 (12%) 637M (16%) 6 (9%) 637M (11%)
  New Jersey 2 (5%) - 6 (9%) -
  Minnesota 2 (5%) 169M (4%) 3 (5%) 169M (3%)
  Georgia 2 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (5%) 3.0B (74%) 2 (3%) 3.0B (50%)
  Utah 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
  Missouri 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
  Florida 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
  Washington 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
  Michigan 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Kentucky 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Tennessee 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Ohio 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  North Carolina 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (2%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (2%) -
  Nebraska - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom 1 (2%) - 3 (5%) 500M (8%)
Australia - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 40 (98%) 4.1B (100%) 60 (94%) 5.6B (92%)
Cross-border 1 (2%) - 4 (6%) 500M (8%)
Total 41 $4.1B 64 $6.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 18 (44%) - 25 (39%) 500M (8%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 10 (24%) 13M (< 1%) 15 (23%) 13M (< 1%)
Recapitalization 1 (2%) - 6 (9%) 135M (2%)
Going Private 2 (5%) 3.6B (89%) 4 (6%) 4.9B (80%)
Divestiture 4 (10%) 413M (10%) 4 (6%) 413M (7%)
Consolidation 3 (7%) - 3 (5%) -
Growth Capital 1 (2%) - 3 (5%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
PIPE - - 1 (2%) 125M (2%)
Stake Purchase 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 41 $4.1B 64 $6.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 9 (41%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (27%) 1.3B (84%)
Trade Sale 3 (14%) 250M (16%)
Merger 2 (9%) -
IPO 1 (5%) -
Stake Sale 1 (5%) -
Total 22 $1.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
UBS Investment Bank
5
Evercore Group LLC
5
Harris Williams & Co.
4
Legal Deals
Cooley LLP
4
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
3
Sidley Austin LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $4.3B
$100M to $1B 6 $1.8B
< $100M 1 $13M
TOTAL $6.1B
Largest Endurance International Group, Inc.
$3.0B (2020-11-02)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.1B
$100M to $1B 2 $482M
TOTAL $1.5B
Largest Sage Automotive Interiors, Inc.
$1.1B (2018-07-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
41%
26 (41%)
Strategic(s)
5%
3 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
45%
10 (45%)
Strategic(s)
45%
10 (45%)

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