Court Square Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

Court Square Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (14%) and software (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (47%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (25%). 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 (55%). 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 Activity86
    • M&A Buy Activity45
    • M&A Sell Activity41
  • Total Sectors Invested 24
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 39
  • M&A Advisors 9

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 34 3 1 2 4 1 45
vol $2.8B $2.8B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 33 2 2 2 2 - 41
vol $19.2B $570M $2.0B $21.8B
  86

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Offen Petroleum, Inc. 2019-06-27 - Secondary Buyout
Commerce City, Colorado · www.offenpetro.com
Virtium LLC 2019-05-13 - Secondary Buyout
Rancho Santa Margarita, California · www.virtium.com
Data Blue LLC 2019-04-12 - Secondary Buyout
Atlanta, Georgia · ww.data-blue.com
AFS Technologies, Inc. 2018-10-17 - Secondary Buyout
Phoenix, Arizona · www.afsi.com
Rocket Software, Inc. 2018-10-08 2.0B USD Secondary Buyout
Waltham, Massachusetts · www.rocketsoftware.com
Integrated Prescription Management 2018-08-20 - Growth Capital
Fresno, California · www.rxipm.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Offen Petroleum, Inc. 2019-06-27 Bosselman Energy, Inc. 2020-03-11 1
Commerce City, Colorado · www.offenpetro.com Grand Island, Nevada · www.bosselmanenergy.com
AHEAD LLC 2015-11-03 Data Blue LLC 2019-10-11 2
Chicago, Illinois · www.thinkahead.com Atlanta, Georgia · ww.data-blue.com
AHEAD LLC 2015-11-03 Sovereign Systems 2019-10-11 1
Chicago, Illinois · www.thinkahead.com Norcross, Georgia · www.sovsystems.com
MsPark 2010-10-29 AdVenture Magazine 2018-11-30 3
Helena, Alabama · www.mspark.com St. Joseph, Missouri · www.stjoeads.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
Conterra Ultra Broadband LLC 2014-03-20 Network Communications Telecom 2018-08-21 3
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.conterra.com Longview, Texas · www.networkcommunications.com
Research Now Group, Inc. 2015-03-18 DMA Institute 2018-08-15 1
Plano, Texas · www.researchnow.com Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.dma-institute.com
Vestcom International, Inc. 2012-12-13 Integrated Retail Ltd. 2018-07-11 1
Little Rock, Arkansas · www.vestcom.com Singapore, Singapore · www.integratedretail.com
MsPark 2010-10-29 National Mail-It, Inc. 2018-04-23 2
Helena, Alabama · www.mspark.com Shreveport, Louisiana · www.nationalmailit.com
Conterra Ultra Broadband LLC 2014-03-20 Network USA LLC 2018-01-29 2
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.conterra.com Carencro, Louisiana · www.networkusa.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 1 (6%) - 6 (13%) 628M (22%)
Software 1 (6%) - 4 (9%) -
Communications 2 (11%) - 3 (7%) 500M (18%)
Business Services 1 (6%) - 3 (7%) 410M (14%)
Distribution 1 (6%) - 3 (7%) -
Aerospace - - 2 (4%) -
Consumer Services 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Diversified 2 (11%) - 2 (4%) -
Healthcare Services - - 2 (4%) -
Marketing 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Media 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Semiconductors - - 2 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (2%) 1.3B (46%)
Automotive - - 1 (2%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (2%) -
Construction 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Information Services 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Life Science 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (2%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 18 - 45 $2.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 18 (100%) - 42 (93%) 2.8B (100%)
  California 4 (22%) - 7 (16%) -
  Texas 2 (11%) - 5 (11%) 628M (22%)
  North Carolina 2 (11%) - 2 (4%) -
  Alabama 2 (11%) - 2 (4%) -
  Colorado 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) 1.3B (46%)
  New York 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) 500M (18%)
  Tennessee 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
  New Jersey 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
  Michigan - - 2 (4%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (4%) -
  Nebraska 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Illinois 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Arkansas 1 (6%) - 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%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (2%) -
France - - 1 (2%) -
Italy - - 1 (2%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 18 (100%) - 42 (93%) 2.8B (100%)
Cross-border - - 3 (7%) -
Total 18 - 45 $2.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 9 (50%) - 21 (47%) 1.1B (40%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (6%) - 11 (24%) -
Growth Capital 3 (17%) - 5 (11%) -
Divestiture 2 (11%) - 3 (7%) 410M (14%)
Going Private 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) 1.3B (46%)
Recapitalization 2 (11%) - 2 (4%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (2%) -
Total 18 - 45 $2.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 13 (31%) 10.1B (55%)
Trade Sale 12 (29%) 4.2B (23%)
Secondary Sale 9 (21%) 3.9B (21%)
Bankruptcy 4 (10%) -
IPO 3 (7%) -
Stake Sale 1 (2%) -
Total 42 $18.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Dechert LLP
9
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 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
PE Firm(s)
86%
25 86%
Strategic(s)
14%
4 14%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
27%
9 27%
Strategic(s)
73%
24 73%

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