Dowling Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Dowling Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are insurance (67%) and internet software and services (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%) and growth capital (34%). In total, Dowling Capital Partners has invested in 5 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Dowling Capital Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). Dowling Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Agencyport Software for $99M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity9
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

Dowling Capital Partners

190 Farmington Avenue,
Farmington, Connecticut 06032
United States,
(860)676-7300
www.dowlingcapitalpartners.com
info@dowlingcapitalpartners.com

Dowling Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on investing in insurance and related services and distribution companies. Dowling looks to invest $5 to $20 million in small and mid-sized businesses operating primarily within the US, Bermuda, UK or Western Europe. Dowling was formed in 2011 and is based in Farmington, Connecticut.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Distribution, Insurance

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 20
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) # 6 - - - - - 6
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 - - - 1 - 3
vol $99M $99M
  9

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Hodges-Mace Benefits Group, Inc. 2019-07-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.hodgesmace.com
Agencyport Software Ltd. 2014-07-04 99M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Boston, Massachusetts · www.agencyport.com
Risk Transfer, Inc. 2014-06-11 - Growth Capital
Orlando, Florida · www.risktransferinc.com
Hodges-Mace Benefits Group, Inc. 2013-12-01 - Stake Purchase
Atlanta, Georgia · www.hodgesmace.com
Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. 2013-08-15 - IPO
Pembroke, Bermuda · www.thirdpointre.bm
Protector Holdings LLC 2013-01-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Francisco, California · www.protectorholdings.com
American Eagle Insurance 2012-10-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Denham Springs, Louisiana · www.americaneaglela.com
Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. 2011-12-01 - Growth Capital
Pembroke, Bermuda · www.thirdpointre.bm
Agencyport Software Ltd. 2011-05-27 - Divestiture
Boston, Massachusetts · www.agencyport.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Protector Holdings LLC 2013-01-03 Big Savings Insurance Agency, Inc. 2016-12-01 5
San Francisco, California · www.protectorholdings.com Sacramento, California · www.bigsavingsinsurance.com
Protector Holdings LLC 2013-01-03 BetterWay Insurance Services LLC 2016-03-07 4
San Francisco, California · www.protectorholdings.com Fairfield, California · www.betterwayinsuranceservices.com
Protector Holdings LLC 2013-01-03 Oasis South Insurance Service, Inc. 2015-03-31 3
San Francisco, California · www.protectorholdings.com Escondido, California · www.oasissouth.com
Protector Holdings LLC 2013-01-03 Peartree Insurance Services, Inc. 2015-02-05 2
San Francisco, California · www.protectorholdings.com Brea, California · www.peartreeins.com
Protector Holdings LLC 2013-01-03 SavePro Insurance Solutions 2014-09-08 1
San Francisco, California · www.protectorholdings.com Yuba City, Georgia · www.saveproins.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Insurance 2 (100%) - 4 (67%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (17%) -
Software - - 1 (17%) -
Total 2 - 6 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) - 5 (83%) -
  Louisiana 1 (50%) - 1 (17%) -
  California 1 (50%) - 1 (17%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (17%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (17%) -
  Florida - - 1 (17%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (17%) -
Domestic 2 (100%) - 5 (83%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (17%) -
Total 2 - 6 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (100%) - 2 (33%) -
Growth Capital - - 2 (33%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (17%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (17%) -
Total 2 - 6 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (33%) 99M (100%)
IPO 1 (33%) -
Trade Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 $99M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $99M
TOTAL $99M
Largest Agencyport Software Ltd.
$99M (2014-07-04)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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