Crestview Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Crestview Partners has acquired 7 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Crestview Partners’ most common sectors for investment are financial services (18%) and communications (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (30%) and secondary buyout (28%). In total, Crestview Partners has invested in 17 US states and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired Samson Investment for $7.2B.

In the last 3 years, Crestview Partners has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Crestview Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Insight Communications for $3.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity60
    • M&A Buy Activity40
    • M&A Sell Activity20
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 36
  • M&A Advisors 17

Crestview Partners

590 Madison Avenue42nd Floor,
New York, New York 10022
United States
(212) 906-0700
www.crestview.com
information@crestview.com

Crestview Partners is a private equity firm focused on challenging investment situations. Crestview targets opportunities across a broad range of industries, with a special interest in asset management, media, healthcare and financial service companies. The Firm looks to commit $100 to $250 million of equity capital in transactions valued between $500 million and $3 billion. Crestview Partners was formed in 2004 and is based in New York, New York.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Building Materials, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Services, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Media, Oil/Gas Exploration, Real Estate, Safety/Security

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 100 250
Enterprise Value 500 3,000
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 29 2 2 3 2 2 40
vol $14.3B $150M $14.5B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 14 2 2 1 1 - 20
vol $9.0B $920M $2.1B $1.4B $13.5B
  60

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Framestore Ltd. 2020-11-06 - Acquisition Financing
London, United Kingdom · www.framestore.com
Upwell Water LLC 2020-07-30 - Growth Capital
San Francisco, California · www.water.llc
ICM Partners 2019-12-16 - Secondary Buyout
Los Angeles, California · www.icmtalent.com
SyBridge Technologies 2019-05-30 - Consolidation
Detroit, Michigan · www.sybridgetech.com
JR Automation Technologies LLC 2019-04-24 1.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
Holland, Michigan · www.jrauto.com
Elo Touch Solutions 2018-10-17 - Secondary Buyout
Menlo Park, California · www.elotouch.com
Protect My Car 2018-09-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Clearwater, Florida · www.protectmycar.com
Interoute Communications Ltd. 2018-02-26 2.1B EUR Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.interoute.com
ATC Drivetrain LLC 2018-02-06 - Secondary Buyout
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma · www.atcdrivetrain.com
Venerable Holdings, Inc. 2017-12-21 - Divestiture
New York, New York
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
SyBridge Technologies 2019-05-30 X-Cell Tool & Mold, Inc. 2020-11-18 2
Detroit, Michigan · www.sybridgetech.com Fairview, Pennsylvania · www.xctam.com
Framestore Ltd. 2020-11-06 Company 3 LLC 2020-11-06 1
London, United Kingdom · www.framestore.com Santa Monica, California · www.company3.com
Congruex 2017-05-09 True North Management Services LLC 2020-11-03 7
Boulder, Colorado · www.congruex.com Fenton, Missouri · www.tnmsllc.com
ICM Partners 2019-12-16 Stellar Group 2020-10-09 1
Los Angeles, California · www.icmtalent.com London, United Kingdom · www.stellargroup.co.uk
Congruex 2017-05-09 Southeast Utilities of Georgia, Inc. 2020-07-01 6
Boulder, Colorado · www.congruex.com Augusta, Georgia · www.southeastutilitiesofgeorgia.com
Congruex 2017-05-09 HHS Construction, Inc. 2019-08-01 5
Boulder, Colorado · www.congruex.com Ontario, California · www.hhsconstruction.net
NEP Group, Inc. 2012-12-27 HDR Sweden AB 2019-06-25 14
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.nepinc.com Stockholm, Sweden · www.hdresources.se
Congruex 2017-05-09 Terra Technologies LLC 2019-06-24 4
Boulder, Colorado · www.congruex.com McHenry, Illinois · www.terratechllc.net
SyBridge Technologies 2019-05-30 Concours Technologies, Inc. 2019-05-30 1
Detroit, Michigan · www.sybridgetech.com Windsor, Ontario · www.concourstechnologies.com
ATC Drivetrain LLC 2018-02-06 ATP Industries Group Ltd. 2019-05-09 1
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma · www.atcdrivetrain.com Cannock, United Kingdom · www.atp-group.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services 3 (14%) 246M (13%) 7 (18%) 1.4B (10%)
Communications 1 (5%) - 6 (15%) 1.3B (9%)
Insurance 2 (9%) 1.5B (79%) 4 (10%) 3.1B (21%)
Automotive 3 (14%) - 4 (10%) 650M (4%)
Media 3 (14%) - 3 (8%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (5%) 150M (8%) 2 (5%) 7.4B (51%)
Healthcare Services - - 2 (5%) 637M (4%)
Business Services 2 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Information Technology 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Beverages 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Construction 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Information Services 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Machinery - - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 22 $1.9B 40 $14.5B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 19 (86%) 396M (21%) 31 (78%) 11.4B (79%)
  Michigan 2 (9%) - 5 (13%) 952M (7%)
  California 4 (18%) - 4 (10%) -
  New York 3 (14%) - 3 (8%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) 7.2B (50%)
  Georgia 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) 1.3B (9%)
  Texas 1 (5%) 150M (8%) 2 (5%) 150M (1%)
  Colorado 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
  Virginia - - 2 (5%) -
  Ohio 1 (5%) 246M (13%) 1 (3%) 246M (2%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Indiana 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Florida 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Connecticut 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (3%) 900M (6%)
  Tennessee - - 1 (3%) 637M (4%)
  Illinois - - 1 (3%) -
United Kingdom 1 (5%) - 3 (8%) -
Bermuda 1 (5%) 1.5B (79%) 2 (5%) 1.5B (10%)
Germany 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (3%) 1.6B (11%)
Canada - - 1 (3%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (3%) -
Puerto Rico - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 19 (86%) 396M (21%) 31 (78%) 11.4B (79%)
Cross-border 3 (14%) 1.5B (79%) 9 (23%) 3.1B (21%)
Total 22 $1.9B 40 $14.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (18%) 1.5B (79%) 12 (30%) 12.5B (86%)
Secondary Buyout 7 (32%) - 11 (28%) 650M (4%)
Growth Capital 4 (18%) 150M (8%) 5 (13%) 150M (1%)
Divestiture 2 (9%) 246M (13%) 3 (8%) 548M (4%)
Stake Purchase 1 (5%) - 3 (8%) -
Going Private 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) 637M (4%)
Consolidation 2 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
PIPE - - 1 (3%) -
Total 22 $1.9B 40 $14.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 10 (50%) 12.7B (94%)
IPO 5 (25%) -
Merger 2 (10%) 792M (6%)
Bankruptcy 1 (5%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (5%) -
Sold to Management 1 (5%) -
Total 20 $13.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
2
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
2
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
7
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
3
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $11.6B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.9B
TOTAL $14.5B
Largest Samson Investment Co.
$7.2B (2011-11-23)
sell # Total
> $1B 5 $9.8B
$100M to $1B 5 $3.7B
TOTAL $13.5B
Largest Insight Communications Co., Inc.
$3.0B (2012-02-29)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
88%
14 88%
Strategic(s)
13%
2 13%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
12 100%

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