Elevation Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Venture Capital Firm Profile

Elevation Capital’s most common sectors for investment areinternet software and services (23%) and information technology (17%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (34%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (23%). In total, Elevation Capital has invested in 2 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2009 when it acquired TV18 Broadcast for $25M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is stake sale (40%). Elevation Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold CSS for $270M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity23
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9

Elevation Capital

1502, 15th Floor, One Horizon, Sector 43, DLF Phase V, Golf Course Road ,
Gurgaon, 122002
India
+91 124 4965500
www.elevationcapital.com

Elevation Capital is a private investment firm focused on growth capital investments in Indian companies. The Firm will consider opportunities at all growth-oriented stages. Sectors of interest include information technology, internet, mobile, consumer products, consumer services, healthcare, clean technolgy, education, agriculture, financial services, and manufacturing. Elevation Capital was formed in 2002 and is based in Gurgaon, India.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Education, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Manufacturing, Media, Restaurants

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital, Venture

Geographic Preferences: Central Asia/India

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 2 75
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 18 - - - - - 18
vol $53M $53M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 4 1 - - - - 5
vol $469M $469M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd. 2017-03-10 - Stake Sale
Mumbai, India · www.edelweissfin.com
National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. 2015-09-25 - Secondary Buyout
Mumbai, India · www.nseindia.com
CSS Corp. 2013-06-26 270M USD Secondary Buyout
Milpitas, California · www.csscorp.com
Havells India Ltd. 2013-05-31 - Stake Sale
Noida, India · www.havells.com
JustDial Ltd. 2013-05-20 - IPO
Mumbai, India · wwww.justdial.com
Persistent Systems Ltd. 2012-12-19 - Stake Purchase
Pune, India · www.persistentsys.com
Blue Star Ltd. 2012-07-13 - PIPE
Mumbai, India · www.bluestarindia.com
Elara Technologies Pte Ltd (dba PropTiger) 2012-04-20 - Venture
Singapore, Singapore · www.proptiger.com
Pennar Industries Ltd. 2011-12-15 - Venture
Hyderabad, India · www.pennarindia.com
Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd. 2011-11-01 - Stake Purchase
Mumbai, India · www.edelweissfin.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 3 (30%) 6M (18%) 4 (22%) 6M (10%)
Information Technology 1 (10%) - 3 (17%) 23M (42%)
Media 2 (20%) 25M (82%) 2 (11%) 25M (47%)
Engineering 1 (10%) - 2 (11%) -
Financial Services 1 (10%) - 2 (11%) -
Beverages 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
Communications 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
Education - - 1 (6%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (6%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (6%) -
Total 10 $31M 18 $53M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
India 9 (90%) 31M (100%) 15 (83%) 31M (58%)
United States - - 2 (11%) 23M (42%)
  California - - 1 (6%) 23M (42%)
  New Jersey - - 1 (6%) -
Singapore 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
Domestic 9 (90%) 31M (100%) 15 (83%) 31M (58%)
Cross-border 1 (10%) - 3 (17%) 23M (42%)
Total 10 $31M 18 $53M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 4 (40%) 25M (82%) 6 (33%) 25M (47%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (10%) 6M (18%) 4 (22%) 28M (53%)
Stake Purchase 2 (20%) - 4 (22%) -
PIPE 1 (10%) - 2 (11%) -
Growth Capital 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 10 $31M 18 $53M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Stake Sale 2 (40%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (20%) 270M (58%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (20%) 199M (42%)
IPO 1 (20%) -
Total 5 $469M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 3 $53M
TOTAL $53M
Largest TV18 Broadcast Ltd.
$25M (2009-06-03)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $469M
TOTAL $469M
Largest CSS Corp.
$270M (2013-06-26)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
6%
1 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
20%
1 (20%)
Strategic(s)
40%
2 (40%)

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