Columbia Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Columbia Capital has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 9 others.

Columbia Capital’s most common sectors for investment are communications (50%) and information technology (32%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (38%) and growth capital (32%). In total, Columbia Capital has invested in 6 US states and 4 different countries.

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

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity18
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 1

Columbia Capital LLC

204 South Union Street,
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
United States
(703) 519-2000
www.colcap.com
info@colcap.com

Columbia Capital is a growth capital firm focused on the IT sector. The Firm looks to commit $15 to $40 million to growth stage North American and Western European companies operating in the enterprise IT, internet infrastructure, and mobile communications sectors. Columbia Capital was established in 1989 and is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Communications, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Software

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 15 40
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 2 3 1 5 2 3 16
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - - 2 - - 2
  18

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
NearForm Ltd. 2021-02-16 - Growth Capital
Waterford, Ireland · www.nearform.com
Omnispace LLC 2021-02-02 - Venture
Tysons, Virginia · www.omnispace.com
Nisos 2021-01-06 - Venture
Alexandria, Virginia · www.nisos.com
Telarus 2020-12-01 - Growth Capital
Sandy, Utah · www.telarus.com
NextNav LLC 2020-01-16 - Venture
Sunnyvale, California · www.nextnav.com
BillingPlatform 2019-12-18 - Venture
Denver, Colorado · www.billingplatform.com
2nd Watch 2019-10-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.2ndwatch.com
Altamira Technologies Corp. 2019-07-24 - Secondary Buyout
McLean, Virginia · www.altamiracorp.com
Teraco Data Environments Pty Ltd 2019-01-25 - Secondary Buyout
Johannesburg, South Africa · www.teraco.co.za
SummitIG LLC 2019-01-11 - Recapitalization
Dulles, Virginia · www.summitig.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
euNetworks Group Ltd. 2017-11-06 The Loop Manchester Ltd. 2020-12-31 2
London, United Kingdom · www.eunetworks.com Manchester, United Kingdom · www.theloopmanchester.co.uk
Cologix, Inc. 2017-02-02 vXchnge Operating LLC - Minneapolis Data Center 2020-08-20 3
Denver, Colorado · www.cologix.com Minneapolis, Minnesota

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications 8 (53%) - 8 (50%) -
Information Technology 4 (27%) - 5 (31%) -
Software 3 (20%) - 3 (19%) -
Total 15 - 16 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 12 (80%) - 13 (81%) -
  Virginia 5 (33%) - 5 (31%) -
  California 3 (20%) - 3 (19%) -
  Colorado 2 (13%) - 2 (13%) -
  Utah 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
  Nebraska 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (6%) -
United Kingdom 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
Ireland 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
South Africa 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 15 - 16 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 5 (33%) - 6 (38%) -
Growth Capital 5 (33%) - 5 (31%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (20%) - 3 (19%) -
Recapitalization 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 15 - 16 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 1 (50%) -
Trade Sale 1 (50%) -
Total 2 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lutz Advisors, Inc.
1

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
6%
1 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
50%
1 (50%)
Strategic(s)
50%
1 (50%)

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