Eight Roads Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Eight Roads has invested in 10 companies.

Eight Roads’ most common sectors for investment aresoftware (19%) and internet software and services (13%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (54%) and growth capital (32%). In total, Eight Roads has invested in 4 US states and 6 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 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (58%). Eight Roads’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold MineralTree for $500M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity38
    • M&A Buy Activity32
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 21 1 1 1 1 7 32
vol $51M $51M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 2 - - - 3 2 7
vol $150M $500M $650M
  39

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
MineralTree, Inc. 2021-09-08 500M USD Add-on Acquisition
Waltham, Massachusetts · www.mineraltree.com
GYENNO Technologies Co., Ltd. 2021-09-06 - Venture
Shenzhen, China · www.gyenno.com
Jiluo Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. 2021-08-03 - Growth Capital
Shanghai, China · www.inceptio.ai
Ciwit B.V. 2021-07-14 - Venture
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.castoredc.com
Slerp Ltd. 2021-05-24 - Venture
London, United Kingdom · www.slerp.com
Ruiyun Cold Chain 2021-05-19 - Venture
Beijing, China · www.rycc.net
smol Ltd. 2021-05-10 - Venture
Crawley, United Kingdom · www.smolproducts.com
Metcela, Inc. 2021-04-06 - Growth Capital
Kawasaki-shi, Japan · www.metcela.com
AbsolutData Technologies, Inc. 2020-12-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Alameda, California · www.absolutdata.com
Optegra 2020-11-24 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.optegra.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 4 (16%) - 6 (19%) -
Internet Software and Services 3 (12%) - 4 (13%) -
Electrical Equipment 3 (12%) - 3 (9%) -
Life Science 2 (8%) - 3 (9%) -
Medical Products 3 (12%) - 3 (9%) -
Education 2 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (4%) - 2 (6%) -
Business Services 1 (4%) 51M (100%) 1 (3%) 51M (100%)
Automotive - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Engineering 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Food 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (3%) -
Infrastructure 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Retail 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Transportation 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 25 $51M 32 $51M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
India 12 (48%) - 14 (44%) -
United Kingdom 4 (16%) 51M (100%) 7 (22%) 51M (100%)
United States 4 (16%) - 6 (19%) -
  California 2 (8%) - 3 (9%) -
  New York 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Illinois 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (3%) -
China 3 (12%) - 3 (9%) -
Japan 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Netherlands 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 25 $51M 32 $51M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 13 (52%) - 17 (53%) -
Growth Capital 8 (32%) - 10 (31%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (12%) - 3 (9%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (4%) 51M (100%) 1 (3%) 51M (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (3%) -
Total 25 $51M 32 $51M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (29%) 650M (100%)
Trade Sale 2 (29%) -
IPO 1 (14%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (14%) -
SPAC 1 (14%) -
Total 7 $650M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $51M
TOTAL $51M
Largest Picsolve International Ltd.
$51M (2008-07-21)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $650M
TOTAL $650M
Largest MineralTree, Inc.
$500M (2021-09-08)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
14%
1 (14%)
Strategic(s)
57%
4 (57%)

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