Crestview Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Crestview Partners has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 5 others.

Crestview Partners’ most common sectors for investment arefinancial services (17%) and communications (11%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (28%) and secondary buyout (24%). In total, Crestview Partners has invested in 18 US states and 8 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 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (43%). 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 Activity80
    • M&A Buy Activity54
    • M&A Sell Activity26
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 34
  • M&A Advisors 20

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, Nordic

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 42 3 3 4 2 - 54
vol $14.3B $14.3B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 21 - 1 1 2 1 26
vol $13.5B $270M $13.8B
  80

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Hornblower Group, Inc. 2024-02-21 - Secondary Sale
San Francisco, California · www.hornblowercorp.com
TenCate Grass Holding B.V. 2023-12-22 - Secondary Sale
Nijverdal, Netherlands · www.tencategrass.com
Fidelis Insurance Holdings Ltd. 2023-06-29 - IPO
Pembroke, Bermuda · www.fidelisinsurance.com
The Gersh Agency, Inc. 2023-05-01 - Growth Capital
Beverly Hills, California · www.gersh.com
Modern Wealth Management 2023-04-05 - Consolidation
Lanexa, Kansas · www.modwm.com
Digicomm International, Inc. 2022-08-16 - Growth Capital
Englewood, Colorado · www.digicomm.com
U.S. Well Services, Inc. 2022-06-21 270M USD Merger
Houston, Texas · www.uswellservices.com
OneMagnify 2022-06-02 - Growth Capital
Detroit, Michigan · www.onemagnify.com
Classic Design 2022-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Troy, Michigan · www.classic-co.com
Emerald EMS 2022-01-04 - Secondary Buyout
Salem, New Hampshire · www.emeraldems.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 12
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
Midland, Texas · www.endurancelift.com Ploiesti, Romania
Endurance Lift Solutions LLC 2014-11-07 John Crane Production Solutions, Inc. 2016-09-23 1
Midland, Texas · www.endurancelift.com Sugar Land, Texas · www.productionsolutions.net

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services 4 (15%) - 9 (16%) 1.4B (10%)
Communications 1 (4%) - 6 (11%) 1.3B (9%)
Oil/Gas Exploration 3 (12%) - 4 (7%) 7.2B (50%)
Insurance 1 (4%) - 4 (7%) 3.1B (22%)
Media 2 (8%) - 4 (7%) -
Business Services 3 (12%) - 3 (5%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) -
Engineering 3 (12%) - 3 (5%) -
Manufacturing 2 (8%) - 3 (5%) -
Automotive 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) 650M (5%)
Healthcare Services - - 2 (4%) 637M (4%)
Information Technology 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Leisure 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) -
Beverages - - 1 (2%) -
Construction - - 1 (2%) -
Distribution 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Information Services - - 1 (2%) -
Machinery - - 1 (2%) -
Marketing 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 26 - 55 $14.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 23 (88%) - 44 (80%) 11.2B (78%)
  California 4 (15%) - 7 (13%) -
  Michigan 3 (12%) - 7 (13%) 952M (7%)
  Texas 3 (12%) - 6 (11%) 246M (2%)
  Colorado 3 (12%) - 4 (7%) -
  Oklahoma 2 (8%) - 3 (5%) 7.2B (50%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  Illinois 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (4%) 1.3B (9%)
  Virginia - - 2 (4%) -
  New Jersey 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Hampshire 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Indiana 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Florida 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (2%) 900M (6%)
  Tennessee - - 1 (2%) 637M (4%)
  New York - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) -
Canada 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  Ontario 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Bermuda - - 2 (4%) 1.5B (10%)
Malta 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (2%) 1.6B (11%)
Netherlands - - 1 (2%) -
Puerto Rico - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 23 (88%) - 44 (80%) 11.2B (78%)
Cross-border 3 (12%) - 11 (20%) 3.1B (22%)
Total 26 - 55 $14.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (15%) - 15 (27%) 12.5B (87%)
Secondary Buyout 5 (19%) - 13 (24%) 650M (5%)
Growth Capital 9 (35%) - 11 (20%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (12%) - 5 (9%) -
Divestiture 1 (4%) - 4 (7%) 548M (4%)
Going Private 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) 637M (4%)
Consolidation 2 (8%) - 2 (4%) -
PIPE - - 2 (4%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 26 - 55 $14.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 10 (38%) 12.7B (92%)
IPO 7 (27%) -
Merger 3 (12%) 1.1B (8%)
Secondary Sale 3 (12%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (4%) -
Sold to Management 1 (4%) -
Trade Sale 1 (4%) -
Total 26 $13.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
3
BofA Securities
3
Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., LLC
2
Legal Deals
Davis Polk & Wardwell
11
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
6
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
6

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 6 $4.0B
TOTAL $13.8B
Largest Insight Communications Co., Inc.
$3.0B (2012-02-29)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
24%
13 (24%)
Strategic(s)
7%
4 (7%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
8%
2 (8%)
Strategic(s)
54%
14 (54%)

FAQ

When was Crestview Partners founded?

Crestview Partners was founded in 2004.

What type of investor is Crestview Partners?

Crestview Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is Crestview Partners headquartered?

Crestview Partners is headquartered in New York, New York.

How much capital does Crestview Partners have under management?

Crestview Partners has 9.0B USD under management.

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