Eight Roads Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Eight Roads has invested in 2 companies.

Eight Roads’ most common sectors for investment are software (20%) and electrical equipment (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (43%) and growth capital (39%). In total, Eight Roads has invested in 4 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Picsolve International for $51M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity21
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 19 - 1 - 1 - 21
vol $51M $51M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Fireblocks, Inc. 2019-06-11 - Venture
New York, New York · www.fireblocks.com
Rimilia 2017-07-24 - Venture
Worcs, United Kingdom · www.rimilia.com
Greenlight Planet, Inc. 2015-02-06 - Growth Capital
Riverside, Illinois · www.greenlightplanet.com
Cygnus Medicare Pvt. Ltd. 2014-10-17 - Growth Capital
Pitampura, India · www.cygnusmedicare.com
Milk Mantra Dairy Pvt. Ltd. 2014-06-28 - Venture
Bhubaneswar, India · www.milkmantra.com
CloudByte, Inc. 2013-06-18 - Venture
San Mateo, California · www.cloudbyteinc.com
Coastal Projects Ltd. 2013-05-13 - Growth Capital
Hyderabad, India · www.coastalprojects.co
Richcore Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd. 2013-01-11 - Growth Capital
Bangalore, India · www.richcoreindia.com
Trivitron Healthcare Private Ltd. 2012-10-31 - Venture
Chennai, India · www.trivitron.com
AbsolutData Technologies, Inc. 2012-08-23 - Growth Capital
Alameda, California · www.absolutdata.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Picsolve International Ltd. 2008-07-21 Freeze Frame LLC 2017-09-25 1
Derby, United Kingdom · www.picsolve.biz Orlando, Florida · www.freezeframe.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 4 (20%) - 4 (19%) -
Electrical Equipment 3 (15%) - 3 (14%) -
Business Services 2 (10%) 51M (100%) 2 (10%) 51M (100%)
Life Science 2 (10%) - 2 (10%) -
Medical Products 2 (10%) - 2 (10%) -
Education 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Engineering 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Food 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Infrastructure 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (5%) -
Media 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Retail 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 20 $51M 21 $51M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
India 13 (65%) - 14 (67%) -
United States 5 (25%) - 5 (24%) -
  California 2 (10%) - 2 (10%) -
  New York 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
  Illinois 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
United Kingdom 2 (10%) 51M (100%) 2 (10%) 51M (100%)
Total 20 $51M 21 $51M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 8 (40%) - 9 (43%) -
Growth Capital 8 (40%) - 8 (38%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (15%) - 3 (14%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (5%) 51M (100%) 1 (5%) 51M (100%)
Total 20 $51M 21 $51M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $51M
TOTAL $51M
Largest Picsolve International Ltd.
$51M (2008-07-21)

M&A Connections

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

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