Easton Capital Investment Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Easton Capital Investment Group’s most common sectors for investment are life science (48%) and healthcare services (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (84%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (12%). In total, Easton Capital Investment Group has invested in 10 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Achronix Semiconductor for $25M.

In the last 3 years, Easton Capital Investment Group has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (48%). Easton Capital Investment Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2006 when it sold Conor Medsystems for $1.4B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity44
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 23

Easton Capital Investment Group

767 Third Avenue, 7th Floor,
New York, New York 10017
United States
(212) 702-0950
www.eastoncapital.com
info@eastoncapital.com

Easton Capital Investment Group is a private investment firm that targets early stage venture capital to later stage growth capital investments. Easton will consider opportunities across a range of industries, but generally invests in the healthcare industry, including biopharmaceuticals, drug delivery, medical devices and healthcare services. Easton looks to commit $0.50 to $7.5 million per transaction. Easton Capital was formed in 2000 and has offices in New York City and Coral Gables, Florida.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Environmental, Food, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Renewable Energy, Semiconductors, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital, Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 1 8
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) # 25 - - - - - 25
vol $54M $54M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 18 - - - 1 - 19
vol $2.2B $1.4B $3.6B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Promedior, Inc. 2019-11-15 1.4B USD Merger
Lexington, Massachusetts · www.promedior.com
Biolex Therapeutics, Inc. 2014-01-01 - Bankruptcy
Pittsboro, North Carolina · www.biolex.com
Insmed, Inc. 2013-07-22 - IPO
Bridgewate, New Jersey · www.insmed.com
bluebird bio, Inc. 2013-06-19 - IPO
Cambridge, Massachusetts · www.bluebirdbio.com
ElectroCore LLC 2013-04-09 - Venture
Morris Plains, New Jersey · www.electrocoremedical.com
Within3, Inc. 2012-12-20 - Venture
Cleveland, Ohio · www.within3.com
TigerText, Inc. 2012-02-03 - Venture
Santa Monica, California · www.tigertext.com
Resolve Therapeutics LLC 2011-05-17 - Venture
Kirkland, Washington · www.resolvebio.com
TransMolecular, Inc. 2011-04-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Cambridge, Massachusetts · www.transmolecular.com
PlaySpan, Inc. 2011-02-09 190M USD Add-on Acquisition
Santa Clara, California · www.playspan.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Life Science 2 (18%) 10M (21%) 12 (48%) 10M (18%)
Healthcare Services 3 (27%) - 3 (12%) -
Medical Products 1 (9%) - 2 (8%) -
Semiconductors 1 (9%) 25M (54%) 1 (4%) 25M (47%)
Marketing 1 (9%) 12M (25%) 1 (4%) 12M (22%)
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (4%) 7M (13%)
Beverages 1 (9%) - 1 (4%) -
Communications 1 (9%) - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (9%) - 1 (4%) -
Utilities - - 1 (4%) -
Total 11 $47M 25 $54M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 11 (100%) 47M (100%) 25 (100%) 54M (100%)
  California 5 (45%) 25M (54%) 8 (32%) 25M (47%)
  New York 2 (18%) 12M (25%) 3 (12%) 12M (22%)
  Massachusetts - - 3 (12%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (9%) 10M (21%) 2 (8%) 10M (18%)
  New Jersey 1 (9%) - 2 (8%) 7M (13%)
  Ohio 1 (9%) - 2 (8%) -
  North Carolina - - 2 (8%) -
  Connecticut 1 (9%) - 1 (4%) -
  Washington - - 1 (4%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (4%) -
Total 11 $47M 25 $54M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 9 (82%) 47M (100%) 21 (84%) 54M (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (9%) - 3 (12%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (9%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 11 $47M 25 $54M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (37%) 3.4B (95%)
IPO 6 (32%) -
Trade Sale 4 (21%) 160M (5%)
Bankruptcy 1 (5%) -
Stake Sale 1 (5%) -
Total 19 $3.6B

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 4 $54M
TOTAL $54M
Largest Achronix Semiconductor Corp.
$25M (2007-08-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $2.8B
$100M to $1B 3 $750M
< $100M 1 $13M
TOTAL $3.6B
Largest Conor Medsystems, Inc.
$1.4B (2006-11-16)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
10 100%

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