Cornerstone Equity Investors Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Cornerstone Equity Investors’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (28%) and communications (19%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (37%) and stake purchase (28%). In total, Cornerstone Equity Investors has invested in 10 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2000 when it acquired Arraycomm for $34M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (43%). Cornerstone Equity Investors’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold Team Health Holdings for $1.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21

Cornerstone Equity Investors LLC

281 Tresser Boulevard, 12th Floor ,
Stamford, Connecticut 06901
United States
(212) 753-0901
www.cornerstone-equity.com
mrossi@cornerstone-equity.com

Cornerstone Equity Investors is private equity firm focused on investing in and acquiring middle-market leveraged buyouts of corporate divisions, closely held private companies and small capitalization public companies. The Firm targets businesses with at least $5 million of EBITDA and valued between $50 and $350 million. Cornerstone can invest up to $100 million per transaction. Broad industries of interest include business services, healthcare, and specialty manufacturing. Cornerstone originated as Prudential Equity Investors in 1984 and became independent in 1996. Cornerstone Equity is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Electronics, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Packaging, Semiconductors, Software, Staffing, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 25 -
Target EBITDA 5 -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 15 250
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 11 - - - - - 11
vol $34M $34M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 14 - - - - - 14
vol $1.7B $1.7B
  25

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Health Management Associates, Inc. 2013-07-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Lansing,, Michigan · www.healthmanagement.com
Neptco, Inc. 2012-06-27 67M USD Add-on Acquisition
Pawtucket, Rhode Island · www.neptco.com
Equitrac Corp. 2011-06-15 161M USD Add-on Acquisition
Plantation, Florida · www.equitrac.com
Vestcom International, Inc. 2007-04-19 - Secondary Buyout
Little Rock, Arkansas · www.vestcom.com
Caring Brands International, Inc. 2006-05-19 - Secondary Buyout
Sunrise, Florida · www.caringbrandsintl.com
Arraycomm LLC 2005-12-06 - Trade Sale
Buffalo Grove, Illinois · www.arraycomm.com
Team Health Holdings, Inc. 2005-10-12 1.0B USD Secondary Buyout
Knoxville, Tennessee · www.teamhealth.com
Inflow, Inc. 2004-11-17 189M USD Add-on Acquisition
Thornton, Colorado · www.inflow.com
Centurion Wireless Technologies, Inc. 2004-08-23 - Trade Sale
Lincoln, Nevada
VIPS, Inc. 2004-08-11 160M USD Add-on Acquisition
Baltimore, Maryland · www.vips.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology - - 3 (27%) -
Communications - - 2 (18%) 34M (100%)
Business Services - - 1 (9%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (9%) -
Packaging - - 1 (9%) -
Software 1 (100%) - 1 (9%) -
Staffing - - 1 (9%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (9%) -
Total 1 - 11 $34M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (100%) - 11 (100%) 34M (100%)
  Florida - - 2 (18%) -
  Texas 1 (100%) - 1 (9%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (9%) 34M (100%)
  Tennessee - - 1 (9%) -
  Rhode Island - - 1 (9%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (9%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (9%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (9%) -
  California - - 1 (9%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (9%) -
Total 1 - 11 $34M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 4 (36%) -
Venture - - 3 (27%) 34M (100%)
Stake Purchase 1 (100%) - 3 (27%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (9%) -
Total 1 - 11 $34M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (36%) 433M (26%)
Secondary Sale 4 (29%) 1.0B (63%)
Trade Sale 3 (21%) 189M (11%)
IPO 2 (14%) -
Total 14 $1.7B

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $34M
TOTAL $34M
Largest Arraycomm LLC
$34M (2000-09-06)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
$100M to $1B 3 $510M
< $100M 2 $112M
TOTAL $1.7B
Largest Team Health Holdings, Inc.
$1.0B (2005-10-12)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
40%
4 40%
Strategic(s)
60%
6 60%

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