Crestview Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Crestview Partners has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 6 others.

Crestview Partners’ most common sectors for investment are financial services (18%) and communications (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (31%) and secondary buyout (24%). In total, Crestview Partners has invested in 16 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 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (48%). 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 Activity67
    • M&A Buy Activity46
    • M&A Sell Activity21
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 37
  • M&A Advisors 18

Crestview Partners

590 Madison Avenue 42nd Floor,
New York, New York 10022
United States
(212) 906-0700
www.crestview.com
info@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, Business Services, Communications, Digital Media, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Oil/Gas Exploration, Software, Technology Hardware

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 32 2 5 3 3 1 46
vol $14.3B $14.3B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 16 2 2 1 - - 21
vol $9.9B $2.1B $1.4B $13.5B
  67

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Auto Lenders Liquidation Center, Inc. 2021-04-19 - Growth Capital
Voorhees, New Jersey · www.autolenders.com
Framestore Ltd. 2020-11-06 - Acquisition Financing
London, United Kingdom · www.framestore.com
Viad Corp. 2020-08-05 - Stake Purchase
Phoenix, Arizona · www.viad.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
WideOpenWest, Inc. 2019-08-06 - Stake Purchase
Englewood, Colorado · www.wowway.com
SyBridge Technologies, Inc. 2019-05-30 - Consolidation
Southfield, 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, Inc. 2018-10-17 - Secondary Buyout
Milpitas, California · www.elotouch.com
Protect My Car 2018-09-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
St. Petersburg, Florida · www.protectmycar.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Venerable Holdings, Inc. 2017-12-21 Corporate Solutions Life Reinsurance Co. 2021-06-01 1
West Chester, Pennsylvania · www.venerableannuity.com New York, New York
SyBridge Technologies, Inc. 2019-05-30 CaptureMore - Toolstats software & Rights for related intellectual properties 2021-05-25 3
Southfield, Michigan · www.sybridgetech.com Royal Oak, Michigan
Framestore Ltd. 2020-11-06 Company 3 LLC 2020-11-06 1
London, United Kingdom · www.framestore.com Santa Monica, California · www.company3.com
Accuride Corp. 2016-11-18 KIC LLC 2017-04-26 2
Evansville, Indiana · www.accuridecorp.com Vancouver, Washington · www.kic-group.com
Endurance Lift Solutions LLC 2014-11-07 CDI Oilfield Services SRL 2016-09-23 2
Gainesville, Texas · www.endurancelift.com Ploiesti, Romania
Endurance Lift Solutions LLC 2014-11-07 John Crane Production Solutions, Inc. 2016-09-23 1
Gainesville, Texas · www.endurancelift.com Sugar Land, Texas · www.productionsolutions.net

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services 3 (14%) - 8 (17%) 1.4B (10%)
Communications 1 (5%) - 6 (13%) 1.3B (9%)
Oil/Gas Exploration 3 (14%) - 4 (9%) 7.2B (50%)
Insurance 2 (9%) 1.5B (100%) 4 (9%) 3.1B (22%)
Media 3 (14%) - 4 (9%) -
Business Services 3 (14%) - 3 (7%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (9%) - 3 (7%) -
Automotive 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) 650M (5%)
Healthcare Services - - 2 (4%) 637M (4%)
Information Technology 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Manufacturing 2 (9%) - 2 (4%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) -
Beverages - - 1 (2%) -
Construction - - 1 (2%) -
Information Services - - 1 (2%) -
Machinery - - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 22 $1.5B 46 $14.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 19 (86%) - 37 (80%) 11.2B (78%)
  Texas 4 (18%) - 6 (13%) 246M (2%)
  California 4 (18%) - 5 (11%) -
  Michigan 1 (5%) - 5 (11%) 952M (7%)
  Oklahoma 2 (9%) - 3 (7%) 7.2B (50%)
  Colorado 2 (9%) - 3 (7%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Illinois 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (4%) 1.3B (9%)
  Virginia - - 2 (4%) -
  New Jersey 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Indiana 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Florida 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (2%) 900M (6%)
  Tennessee - - 1 (2%) 637M (4%)
  New York - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom 1 (5%) - 3 (7%) -
Bermuda 1 (5%) 1.5B (100%) 2 (4%) 1.5B (10%)
Malta 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (2%) 1.6B (11%)
Canada - - 1 (2%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (2%) -
Puerto Rico - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 19 (86%) - 37 (80%) 11.2B (78%)
Cross-border 3 (14%) 1.5B (100%) 9 (20%) 3.1B (22%)
Total 22 $1.5B 46 $14.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (23%) 1.5B (100%) 14 (30%) 12.5B (87%)
Secondary Buyout 4 (18%) - 11 (24%) 650M (5%)
Growth Capital 5 (23%) - 7 (15%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (14%) - 5 (11%) -
Divestiture 1 (5%) - 3 (7%) 548M (4%)
Going Private 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) 637M (4%)
PIPE 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Consolidation 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 22 $1.5B 46 $14.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 10 (48%) 12.7B (94%)
IPO 6 (29%) -
Merger 2 (10%) 792M (6%)
Bankruptcy 1 (5%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (5%) -
Sold to Management 1 (5%) -
Total 21 $13.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
2
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
2
Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., LLC
2
Legal Deals
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
7
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
4
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $11.6B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.7B
TOTAL $14.3B
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
Investor(s)
24%
11 (24%)
Strategic(s)
7%
3 (7%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
57%
12 (57%)

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