Comvest Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Comvest Partners has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Comvest Partners’ most common sectors for investment arehealthcare services (13%) and information technology (6%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (28%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (21%). In total, Comvest Partners has invested in 20 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired Tekelec Global for $780M.

In the last 3 years, Comvest Partners has exited 9 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (54%). Comvest Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold AirTran Airways for $1.4B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity92
    • M&A Buy Activity53
    • M&A Sell Activity39
  • Total Sectors Invested 30
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 51
  • M&A Advisors 9

Comvest Partners

525 Okeechobee Boulevard, Suite 1050,
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
United States
(561) 727-2000
www.comvest.com

Comvest Partners is a private investment firm that provides equity and debt capital to middle-market companies across North America. Comvest funds a variety of investment situations, including buyouts, divestitures, recapitalizations, consolidations, take privates, and turnarounds. Sectors of interest include business services, information services, education, financial services, healthcare services, software, IT, and transportation. For equity investments, Comvest prefers control and looks to invest $50 to $150 million per transaction. For debt needs, Comvest seeks to provide $25 to $250 million per transaction. Comvest Partners was formed in 2000 and is based in West Palm Beach, Florida.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Airlines, Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Semiconductors, Software, Transportation, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Acquisition Financing, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 50 1,000
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 50 150
Enterprise Value 75 400
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 40 4 1 1 4 3 53
vol $801M $801M
Sell (2.6/yr) # 26 4 4 1 2 2 39
vol $1.8B $318M $2.1B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Bradford Health Services LLC 2022-10-28 - Secondary Buyout
Birmingham, Alabama · www.bradfordhealth.com
GAI Consultants, Inc. 2022-10-13 - Growth Capital
Homestead, Pennsylvania · www.gaiconsultants.com
Saatva, Inc. 2022-04-27 - Recapitalization
New York, New York · www.saatva.com
Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. 2022-04-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Lawrenceville, Georgia · www.encompass.com
Robbins Brothers Jewelry, Inc. 2022-01-13 - Secondary Buyout
Azusa, California · www.robbinsbrothers.com
Renovation Brands LLC 2021-11-22 - Secondary Buyout
Florence, Alabama · www.renovationbrands.com
Gen3 Marketing LLC 2021-09-21 - Secondary Buyout
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania · www.gen3marketing.com
RugsUSA LLC 2021-09-10 - Secondary Buyout
Cranbury, New York · www.rugsusa.com
Atomic Transport LLC 2021-07-01 - Growth Capital
Chattanooga, Tennessee · www.atomictransport.com
Leixir Dental Group 2021-04-08 - Growth Capital
Gurugram, United States · www.leixir.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 1 (7%) - 7 (13%) -
Business Services 1 (7%) - 3 (6%) -
Consumer Products 2 (14%) - 3 (6%) -
Distribution 1 (7%) - 3 (6%) -
E-Commerce 1 (7%) - 3 (6%) -
Information Technology - - 3 (6%) -
Retail 1 (7%) - 3 (6%) -
Software - - 2 (4%) 780M (97%)
Airlines - - 2 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (4%) -
Marketing 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Semiconductors - - 2 (4%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) 21M (3%)
Beverages - - 1 (2%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (2%) -
Chemicals 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Communications - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (2%) -
Education - - 1 (2%) -
Engineering 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Environmental 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (2%) -
Life Science - - 1 (2%) -
Machinery - - 1 (2%) -
Manufacturing 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Media - - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (2%) -
Restaurants 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (2%) -
Total 14 - 53 $801M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 13 (93%) - 53 (98%) 801M (100%)
  Florida - - 8 (15%) -
  New York 2 (14%) - 6 (11%) -
  California 1 (7%) - 6 (11%) -
  Texas - - 4 (7%) 21M (3%)
  Pennsylvania 3 (21%) - 3 (6%) -
  Tennessee 2 (14%) - 3 (6%) -
  Alabama 2 (14%) - 3 (6%) -
  Massachusetts - - 3 (6%) -
  Colorado - - 3 (6%) -
  North Carolina 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) 780M (97%)
  Nevada - - 2 (4%) -
  Minnesota - - 2 (4%) -
  Michigan 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Washington - - 1 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (2%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Ontario 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 13 (93%) - 53 (98%) 801M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 14 - 54 $801M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 3 (21%) - 15 (28%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (29%) - 11 (20%) -
Secondary Buyout 6 (43%) - 9 (17%) -
PIPE - - 4 (7%) 21M (3%)
Divestiture - - 4 (7%) -
Recapitalization 1 (7%) - 4 (7%) -
Venture - - 3 (6%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 2 (4%) -
Going Private - - 1 (2%) 780M (97%)
Acquisition Financing - - 1 (2%) -
Total 14 - 54 $801M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 13 (33%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (21%) 2.0B (97%)
Bankruptcy 5 (13%) -
Secondary Sale 5 (13%) -
Recapitalization 3 (8%) -
Merger 2 (5%) 25M (1%)
Divestiture 1 (3%) 40M (2%)
IPO 1 (3%) -
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 39 $2.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
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1
Lazard Ltd.
1
Raymond James - Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
9
Akerman Senterfitt LLP
4
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $780M
< $100M 1 $21M
TOTAL $801M
Largest Tekelec Global, Inc.
$780M (2012-01-27)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.4B
$100M to $1B 3 $616M
< $100M 2 $65M
TOTAL $2.1B
Largest AirTran Airways, Inc.
$1.4B (2010-09-27)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
17%
9 (17%)
Strategic(s)
7%
4 (7%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
18%
7 (18%)
Strategic(s)
62%
24 (62%)

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