Court Square Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Court Square Capital Partners has acquired 8 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Court Square Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (15%) and business services (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (52%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (23%). In total, Court Square Capital Partners has invested in 24 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired MacDermid for $1.3B.

In the last 3 years, Court Square Capital Partners has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (52%). Court Square Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2000 when it sold IXnet for $3.8B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity93
    • M&A Buy Activity49
    • M&A Sell Activity44
  • Total Sectors Invested 24
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 40
  • M&A Advisors 11

Court Square Capital Partners

Park Avenue Plaza, 55 East 52nd Street, 34th Floor,
New York, New York 10055
United States
(212) 752-6110
www.courtsquare.com
ir@courtsquare.com

Court Square Capital Partners (CSCP) is a generalist private equity firm that seeks middle market company investments across the US. CSCP looks to partner with management teams to accelerate revenue growth and improve operating efficiency. Sectors of interest include business services, building products, chemicals, consumer products, food products/services, healthcare, aerospace/defense, manufacturing, media, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. Court Square Capital Partners was formerly known as Citigroup Venture Capital Equity Partners. The Group spun out of Citigroup and became independent in 2006. CSCP is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Publishing, Real Estate, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 75 350
Enterprise Value 150 1,500
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 37 2 2 5 3 - 49
vol $2.8B $2.8B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 36 2 2 2 2 - 44
vol $19.8B $2.0B $21.8B
  93

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Pike Corp. 2020-12-21 - Stake Purchase
Mount Airy, North Carolina · www.pike.com
Veregy 2020-11-03 - Secondary Buyout
San Francisco, California · www.veregyconsulting.com
RailPros, Inc. 2020-08-04 - Secondary Buyout
Irvine, California · www.railpros.com
Conterra Ultra Broadband LLC 2020-06-30 - Secondary Buyout
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.conterra.com
Medical Knowledge Group LLC 2020-01-08 - Recapitalization
New York City, New York · www.mkgny.com
Data Blue LLC 2019-10-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · ww.data-blue.com
National Seating & Mobility, Inc. 2019-10-04 - Secondary Buyout
Franklin, Tennessee · www.nsm-seating.com
J. Knipper and Co. Inc. 2019-10-02 - Recapitalization
Lakewood, New Jersey · www.knipper.com
Drew Marine, Inc. 2019-06-30 - Secondary Buyout
Whippany, New Jersey · www.drew-marine.com
Offen Petroleum, Inc. 2019-06-27 - Secondary Buyout
Commerce City, Colorado · www.offenpetro.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
AHEAD LLC 2015-11-03 Data Blue LLC 2019-10-11 4
Chicago, Illinois · www.thinkahead.com Atlanta, Georgia · ww.data-blue.com
Dynata 2015-03-18 Reimagine Holdings Group 2019-01-22 6
Plano, Texas · www.dynata.com Westport, Connecticut · www.reimagine.com
Dynata 2015-03-18 Critical Mix 2019-01-22 5
Plano, Texas · www.dynata.com Westport, Connecticut · www.criticalmix.com
Dynata 2015-03-18 MarketSight LLC 2019-01-22 4
Plano, Texas · www.dynata.com Newton, Massachusetts · www.marketsight.com
Encompass Digital Media, Inc. 2011-12-13 Babcock Media Services 2018-08-29 1
Los Angeles, California · www.encompass-m.com London, United Kingdom · www.babcock.media

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 2 (11%) - 7 (14%) 628M (22%)
Communications 1 (5%) - 4 (8%) 500M (18%)
Business Services 2 (11%) - 4 (8%) 410M (14%)
Software 1 (5%) - 4 (8%) -
Distribution 1 (5%) - 3 (6%) -
Chemicals 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) 1.3B (46%)
Aerospace - - 2 (4%) -
Consumer Services 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Diversified 2 (11%) - 2 (4%) -
Healthcare Services - - 2 (4%) -
Marketing 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Media 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Semiconductors - - 2 (4%) -
Automotive - - 1 (2%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (2%) -
Construction - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Engineering 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Life Science 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (2%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 19 - 49 $2.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 19 (100%) - 46 (94%) 2.8B (100%)
  California 6 (32%) - 9 (18%) -
  Texas 2 (11%) - 5 (10%) 628M (22%)
  Tennessee 2 (11%) - 3 (6%) -
  New Jersey 2 (11%) - 3 (6%) -
  Alabama 2 (11%) - 2 (4%) -
  Colorado 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) 1.3B (46%)
  New York 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) 500M (18%)
  North Carolina - - 2 (4%) -
  Michigan - - 2 (4%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (4%) -
  Nebraska 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Illinois 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (2%) 410M (14%)
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (2%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (2%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (2%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) -
  Maine - - 1 (2%) -
  Idaho - - 1 (2%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (2%) -
France - - 1 (2%) -
Italy - - 1 (2%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 19 (100%) - 46 (94%) 2.8B (100%)
Cross-border - - 3 (6%) -
Total 19 - 49 $2.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 12 (63%) - 25 (51%) 1.1B (40%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (5%) - 11 (22%) -
Growth Capital 3 (16%) - 5 (10%) -
Divestiture 1 (5%) - 3 (6%) 410M (14%)
Going Private - - 2 (4%) 1.3B (46%)
Recapitalization 2 (11%) - 2 (4%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (2%) -
Total 19 - 49 $2.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 13 (29%) 10.1B (55%)
Trade Sale 12 (27%) 4.2B (23%)
Secondary Sale 11 (24%) 3.9B (21%)
Bankruptcy 3 (7%) -
IPO 3 (7%) -
Stake Sale 2 (4%) -
Unknown 1 (2%) -
Total 45 $18.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Evercore Group LLC
2
TD Securities
2
Houlihan Lokey
1
Legal Deals
Dechert LLP
11
Jones Day
1
Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.3B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.5B
TOTAL $2.8B
Largest MacDermid, Inc.
$1.3B (2006-12-15)
sell # Total
> $1B 9 $16.8B
$100M to $1B 10 $5.0B
< $100M 2 $102M
TOTAL $21.8B
Largest IXnet, Inc.
$3.8B (2000-02-22)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
49%
24 (49%)
Strategic(s)
6%
3 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
27%
12 (27%)
Strategic(s)
53%
24 (53%)

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