Eight Roads Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Eight Roads has invested in 67 companies.

Eight Roads’ most common sectors for investment arelife science (24%) and software (18%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (89%) and growth capital (9%). In total, Eight Roads has invested in 14 US states and 16 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Picsolve International for $51M.

In the last 3 years, Eight Roads has exited 20 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is ipo (49%). Eight Roads’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold Paidy for $2.5B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity231
    • M&A Buy Activity195
    • M&A Sell Activity36
  • Total Sectors Invested 26
  • Total Countries Invested 16
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 52

Eight Roads

1 St. Martin’s Le Grand,
London, EC1A 4AS
United Kingdom
+44 20 7074 5400
www.eightroads.com
info@eightroads.com

Eight Roads is a private investment firm focused on a variety of investment opportunities across the US, Europe, and Asia. The Firm is divided into several investment strategies including venture, principal investing, and real estate. Within the principal investments group, Eight Roads backs established growth businesses with long-term capital. Eight Roads does not have any sector preferences, but has experience in fintech, business services, and healthcare. Eight Roads is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Beverages, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Life Science, Manufacturing, Media, Real Estate

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific, Central Asia/India

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (17.4/yr) # 108 20 13 12 23 19 195
vol $51M $51M
Sell (4.6/yr) # 14 3 2 6 11 1 37
vol $60M $250M $150M $5.1B $250M $5.8B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Qixiangyun (Beijing) Information Technology Co., Ltd. 2022-09-14 - Venture
Beijing, China · www.qixiangyun.com
Jade Bird Display 2022-08-10 - Venture
Shanghai, China · www.jb-display.com
Beijing Damaidi Information Technology Co., Ltd. 2022-07-21 - Venture
Beijing, China · www.processon.com
Kaiko 2022-06-28 - Venture
Paris, France · www.kaiko.com
Changing Biotech 2022-06-23 - Growth Capital
, China
BlissClub Fitness Private Limited 2022-05-18 - Venture
Bengaluru, India · www.blissclub.com
Invetx 2022-05-11 - Venture
Boston, Massachusetts · www.invetx.com
Sun King 2022-04-27 - Venture
Nairobi, Kenya · www.sunking.com
Checkmate Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2022-04-19 250M USD Add-on Acquisition
Cambridge, Massachusetts · www.checkmatepharma.com
Noogata 2022-04-12 - Venture
New York, New York · www.noogata.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Life Science 26 (16%) - 45 (23%) -
Software 31 (19%) - 34 (17%) -
Internet Software and Services 29 (18%) - 33 (17%) -
Information Technology 21 (13%) - 24 (12%) -
Medical Products 10 (6%) - 11 (6%) -
Healthcare Services 7 (4%) - 10 (5%) -
Education 7 (4%) - 7 (4%) -
E-Commerce 4 (3%) - 5 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment 4 (3%) - 4 (2%) -
Food 3 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Business Services 2 (1%) 51M (100%) 2 (1%) 51M (100%)
Financial Services 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Transportation 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Automotive - - 1 (1%) -
Beverages 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Products 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Electronics 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Engineering 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Furniture 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Infrastructure 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Insurance 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Marketing 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Retail 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Semiconductors 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 160 $51M 195 $51M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 51 (32%) - 71 (36%) -
  California 20 (13%) - 26 (13%) -
  Massachusetts 7 (4%) - 19 (10%) -
  New York 10 (6%) - 10 (5%) -
  New Jersey 3 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
  Illinois 3 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
  Washington 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Florida 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Delaware 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Texas 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Minnesota 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Utah - - 1 (1%) -
  Montana - - 1 (1%) -
China 36 (23%) - 43 (22%) -
India 28 (18%) - 30 (15%) -
United Kingdom 13 (8%) 51M (100%) 17 (9%) 51M (100%)
Japan 15 (9%) - 16 (8%) -
France 3 (2%) - 4 (2%) -
Canada 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Ontario 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Nova Scotia 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Germany 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Netherlands 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Singapore 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Spain 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Indonesia 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Ireland 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Kenya 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Lithuania 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Sweden 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 160 $51M 195 $51M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 142 (89%) - 173 (89%) -
Growth Capital 14 (9%) - 17 (9%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (1%) 51M (100%) 1 (1%) 51M (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (1%) -
Total 160 $51M 195 $51M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 18 (49%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (24%) 3.4B (59%)
Trade Sale 7 (19%) 2.4B (41%)
Secondary Sale 2 (5%) -
SPAC 1 (3%) -
Total 37 $5.8B

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $51M
TOTAL $51M
Largest Picsolve International Ltd.
$51M (2008-07-21)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $4.6B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.2B
< $100M 1 $60M
TOTAL $5.8B
Largest Paidy Co., Ltd.
$2.5B (2021-09-07)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
1%
1 (1%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
5%
2 (5%)
Strategic(s)
43%
16 (43%)

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