Court Square Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Court Square Capital Partners has acquired 10 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Court Square Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (16%) and marketing (11%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (50%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (20%). In total, Court Square Capital Partners has invested in 26 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 12 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (46%). 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 Activity109
    • M&A Buy Activity57
    • M&A Sell Activity52
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 43
  • M&A Advisors 14

Court Square Capital Partners

299 Park Avenue, 35th 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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (3.0/yr) # 42 3 5 3 1 3 57
vol $2.8B $2.8B
Sell (2.8/yr) # 38 2 2 3 3 4 52
vol $19.8B $2.0B $1.2B $23.0B
  109

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Celerion, Inc. 2022-11-03 - Secondary Buyout
Lincoln, Nebraska · www.celerion.com
DISA Global Solutions, Inc. 2022-09-12 - Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · www.disa.com
West Coast Dental 2022-07-11 - Growth Capital
Rialto, California · www.westcoastdental.com
Terra Millennium Corp. 2022-05-26 - Secondary Buyout
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.tmcorp.us
Power Digital Marketing, Inc. 2022-03-16 - Secondary Buyout
San Diego, California · www.powerdigitalmarketing.com
GoEngineer, Inc. 2022-01-13 - Recapitalization
Cottonwood Heights, Utah · www.goengineer.com
Medical Knowledge Group LLC 2022-01-03 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.mkgny.com
Consumer Club, Inc. 2021-11-12 1.2B USD Add-on Acquisition
Dallas, Texas · www.getaroom.com
Connatix Holdings, Inc. 2021-07-19 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.connatix.com
NDC, Inc. 2021-03-08 - Secondary Buyout
Nashville, Tennessee · www.ndc-inc.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
GoEngineer, Inc. 2022-01-13 Computer Aided Technology, Inc. 2022-08-25 1
Cottonwood Heights, Utah · www.goengineer.com Buffalo Grove, Illinois · www.cati.com
Dynata 2015-03-18 Reimagine Holdings Group 2019-01-22 7
Plano, Texas · www.dynata.com Westport, Connecticut · www.reimagine.com
Dynata 2015-03-18 Critical Mix 2019-01-22 6
Plano, Texas · www.dynata.com Westport, Connecticut · www.criticalmix.com
Dynata 2015-03-18 MarketSight LLC 2019-01-22 5
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 (10%) - 9 (16%) 628M (22%)
Marketing 3 (14%) - 6 (11%) -
Software 2 (10%) - 5 (9%) -
Distribution 1 (5%) - 4 (7%) -
Chemicals 2 (10%) - 3 (5%) 1.3B (46%)
Communications 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) 500M (18%)
Business Services 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Aerospace - - 2 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Media 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Semiconductors - - 2 (4%) -
Packaging - - 1 (2%) 410M (14%)
Automotive - - 1 (2%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (2%) -
Construction - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Engineering 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Information Services 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Life Science - - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Transportation 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 21 - 57 $2.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 21 (100%) - 54 (95%) 2.8B (100%)
  California 7 (33%) - 10 (18%) -
  Texas 2 (10%) - 5 (9%) -
  Colorado 2 (10%) - 3 (5%) 1.3B (46%)
  New Jersey 2 (10%) - 3 (5%) -
  New York 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) 500M (18%)
  Tennessee 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
  Alabama 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Utah 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  North Carolina - - 2 (4%) -
  Michigan - - 2 (4%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (4%) -
  Maryland 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Maine 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (2%) 628M (22%)
  Kentucky - - 1 (2%) 410M (14%)
  Arkansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (2%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (2%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (2%) -
  Nebraska - - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (2%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (2%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (2%) -
  Idaho - - 1 (2%) -
France - - 1 (2%) -
Italy - - 1 (2%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 21 (100%) - 54 (95%) 2.8B (100%)
Cross-border - - 3 (5%) -
Total 21 - 57 $2.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 12 (57%) - 28 (49%) 1.1B (40%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 11 (19%) -
Growth Capital 4 (19%) - 7 (12%) -
Divestiture 2 (10%) - 4 (7%) 410M (14%)
Recapitalization 2 (10%) - 3 (5%) -
Going Private - - 2 (4%) 1.3B (46%)
Stake Purchase 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Total 21 - 57 $2.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 17 (32%) 3.9B (20%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 14 (26%) 11.3B (58%)
Trade Sale 12 (23%) 4.2B (22%)
Bankruptcy 3 (6%) -
IPO 3 (6%) -
Stake Sale 2 (4%) -
Recapitalization 1 (2%) -
Unknown 1 (2%) -
Total 53 $19.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Evercore Group LLC
2
William Blair & Co. LLC
2
TD Securities
2
Legal Deals
Dechert LLP
13
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
1
Jones Day
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 10 $18.0B
$100M to $1B 10 $5.0B
< $100M 2 $102M
TOTAL $23.0B
Largest IXnet, Inc.
$3.8B (2000-02-22)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
47%
27 (47%)
Strategic(s)
7%
4 (7%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
34%
18 (34%)
Strategic(s)
47%
25 (47%)

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