Dolphin Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Dolphin Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are communications (29%) and software (22%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (86%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (8%). In total, Dolphin Equity Partners has invested in 7 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired BOLT Solutions for $12M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (37%). Dolphin Equity Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2009 when it sold Gomez for $295M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity11
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15

Dolphin Equity Partners

330 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor,
New York, New York 10017
United States,
(212)446-1600
www.dolphinequity.com
info@dolphinequity.com

Dolphin Equity Partners is a specialist private equity firm focused on investing in technology-enabled service based companies. Specific areas of interest include software as a service, on demand software, mobile-enabled technology, communication services, and new media/internet. Dolphin looks for investment candidates operating primarily in North America and the UK. Dolphin prefers to invest in companies in need of expansion capital but will also consider early-stage businesses, recapitalizations, and buyouts. Dolphin Equity Partners was formed in 1998 and is based in New York City.Dolphin Equity Partners discontinued operations in 2012.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Business Services, Communications, Education, Information Technology, Marketing, Media, Publishing, Retail, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, 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 3 5
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 14 - - - - - 14
vol $26M $26M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 11 - - - - - 11
vol $450M $450M
  25

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Artful Home LLC 2015-09-01 - Secondary Buyout
Madison, Wisconsin · www.artfulhome.com
MegaPath Networks, Inc. 2014-09-08 - Merger
Costa Mesa, California · www.megapath.com
Telwares, Inc. 2012-11-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Parsippany, New Jersey · www.telwares.com
Sensis Corp. 2011-06-29 155M USD Add-on Acquisition
Syracuse, New York · www.sensis.com
Overtone, Inc. 2011-04-05 - Trade Sale
San Francisco, California · www.overtone.com
Mobile Armor, Inc. 2011-02-07 - Trade Sale
St. Louis, Missouri · www.mobilearmor.com
Gomez, Inc. 2009-12-04 295M USD Add-on Acquisition
Lexington, Massachusetts · www.gomez.com
Voxitas, Inc. 2009-08-09 - Merger
St. Louis, Missouri · www.voxitas.com
TouchCommerce, Inc. 2009-04-08 - Venture
Agoura Hills, California · www.touchcommerce.com
Overtone, Inc. 2008-07-01 - Venture
San Francisco, California · www.overtone.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications - - 4 (29%) -
Software - - 3 (21%) 18M (69%)
Information Technology - - 2 (14%) -
Marketing - - 1 (7%) 8M (31%)
Aerospace - - 1 (7%) -
Business Services - - 1 (7%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (7%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (7%) -
Total - - 14 $26M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 13 (93%) 26M (100%)
  California - - 4 (29%) -
  New York - - 3 (21%) 12M (45%)
  Missouri - - 2 (14%) 6M (24%)
  Illinois - - 1 (7%) 8M (31%)
  Wisconsin - - 1 (7%) -
  Washington - - 1 (7%) -
  Texas - - 1 (7%) -
Canada - - 1 (7%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (7%) -
Domestic - - 13 (93%) 26M (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (7%) -
Total - - 14 $26M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture - - 12 (86%) 18M (69%)
Growth Capital - - 1 (7%) 8M (31%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (7%) -
Total - - 14 $26M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 4 (36%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (27%) 450M (100%)
Merger 2 (18%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (18%) -
Total 11 $450M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 3 $26M
TOTAL $26M
Largest BOLT Solutions, Inc.
$12M (2006-08-15)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $450M
TOTAL $450M
Largest Gomez, Inc.
$295M (2009-12-04)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
43%
3 43%
Strategic(s)
57%
4 57%

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