DAG Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

DAG Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment are communications (24%) and media (24%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (89%) and growth capital (6%). In total, DAG Private Equity has invested in 9 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 1995 when it acquired FrontierVision Partners for $123M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (59%). DAG Private Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 1999 when it sold FrontierVision Partners for $2.1B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity29
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15

DAG Private Equity

251 Lytton Avenue, Suite 200,
San Francisco, California 94301
United States,
(415)788-2755
www.dagllc.com/DAG/home_dllc.html
dag@dagllc.com

DAG Private Equity (“DAG PE”) is an private equity arm of Duff Ackerman & Goodrich LLC (DAG). DAG Private Equity invests its equity capital with strong management teams focused on building companies in well-defined, growing market niches in select industry segments – specialty manufacturing, communications, media, and information technology. DAG Private Equity was formed in 1991 and is based in San Francisco, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Services, Electronics, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Media, Publishing, Retail, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 17 - - - - - 17
vol $123M $123M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 12 - - - - - 12
vol $4.4B $4.4B
  29

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Peak Broadcasting LLC 2012-01-10 - Bankruptcy
Boise, Idaho · www.peakbroadcasting.com
Trapeze Networks, Inc. 2008-07-16 133M USD Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.trapezenetworks.com
Entrisphere, Inc. 2007-02-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Clara, California · www.entrisphere.com
Motorsport Aftermarket Group, Inc. 2006-11-01 - Secondary Buyout
Coppell, Texas · www.maggroup.com
Peak Broadcasting LLC 2006-11-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Boise, Idaho · www.peakbroadcasting.com
CallVision, Inc. 2006-01-11 30M USD Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.callvision.com
Topspin Communications, Inc. 2005-05-17 250M USD Add-on Acquisition
Mountain View, California · www.topspin.com
MAD Maps, Inc. 2005-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Francisco, California · www.madmaps.com
Horizon Tower LLC 2004-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Danville, California · www.horizontower.com
ProBusiness Services, Inc. 2003-01-06 500M USD Trade Sale - Public Company
Pleasanton, California · www.probusiness.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications 1 (25%) - 4 (24%) 123M (100%)
Media 2 (50%) - 4 (24%) -
Business Services - - 2 (12%) -
Automotive - - 1 (6%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (6%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (6%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (6%) -
Publishing 1 (25%) - 1 (6%) -
Software - - 1 (6%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (6%) -
Total 4 - 17 $123M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 4 (100%) - 16 (94%) 123M (100%)
  California 2 (50%) - 6 (35%) -
  Georgia 1 (25%) - 2 (12%) -
  Texas - - 2 (12%) -
  Alabama 1 (25%) - 1 (6%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (6%) 123M (100%)
  Washington - - 1 (6%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (6%) -
  Idaho - - 1 (6%) -
  Florida - - 1 (6%) -
Canada - - 1 (6%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (6%) -
Domestic 4 (100%) - 16 (94%) 123M (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (6%) -
Total 4 - 17 $123M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (100%) - 15 (88%) 123M (100%)
Growth Capital - - 1 (6%) -
Venture - - 1 (6%) -
Total 4 - 17 $123M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (67%) 1.0B (24%)
Trade Sale 2 (17%) 3.3B (76%)
Bankruptcy 1 (8%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (8%) -
Total 12 $4.4B

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $123M
TOTAL $123M
Largest FrontierVision Partners, L.P.
$123M (1995-01-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $3.3B
$100M to $1B 4 $988M
< $100M 2 $48M
TOTAL $4.4B
Largest FrontierVision Partners, L.P.
$2.1B (1999-02-23)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
30%
3 30%
Strategic(s)
70%
7 70%

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