Elevation Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Elevation Partners’ most common sectors for investment are internet software and services (38%) and digital media (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (25%) and stake purchase (25%). In total, Elevation Partners has invested in 2 US states and 2 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). Elevation Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold Palm for $1.2B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12

Elevation Partners

3000 Sand Hill Road, Suite 4-140,
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
(650) 687-6700
www.elevation.com
info@elevation.com

Elevation Partners is a private equity firm that makes investments in media, entertainment, and consumer related companies. The Firm focuses on investing in intellectual property and content oriented businesses, as well as traditional media and entertainment assets. Elevation seeks to invest between $50 and $300 million in each transaction to help support growth and other initiatives. Elevation Partners was formed in 2005 and is based in Menlo Park, California with an additional office in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Marketing, Media, Publishing, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 50 300
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) # 8 - - - - - 8
Sell (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $1.7B $1.7B
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
MarketShare Partners LLC 2015-11-05 450M USD Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California · www.marketshare.com
Facebook, Inc. 2012-05-18 - IPO
Menlo Park, California · www.facebook.com
Yelp, Inc. 2012-03-02 - IPO
San Francisco, California · www.yelp.com
Palm, Inc. 2010-04-28 1.2B USD Add-on Acquisition
Sunnyvale, California · www.palm.com
Yelp, Inc. 2010-01-27 - Growth Capital
San Francisco, California · www.yelp.com
MarketShare Partners LLC 2008-12-01 - Venture
Los Angeles, California · www.marketshare.com
Facebook, Inc. 2007-10-24 - Stake Purchase
Menlo Park, California · www.facebook.com
BioWare Corp. 2007-10-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Edmonton, Alberta · www.bioware.com
Pandemic Studios 2007-10-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California · www.pandemicstudios.com
SDI Media 2007-07-11 - Secondary Buyout
Culver City, California · www.sdimedia.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services - - 3 (38%) -
Digital Media - - 2 (25%) -
Media 1 (50%) - 1 (13%) -
Publishing 1 (50%) - 1 (13%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (13%) -
Total 2 - 8 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) - 7 (88%) -
  California 1 (50%) - 6 (75%) -
  New York 1 (50%) - 1 (13%) -
Canada - - 1 (13%) -
  Alberta - - 1 (13%) -
Domestic 2 (100%) - 7 (88%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (13%) -
Total 2 - 8 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 2 (25%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (50%) - 2 (25%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (13%) -
PIPE - - 1 (13%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (50%) - 1 (13%) -
Venture - - 1 (13%) -
Total 2 - 8 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (67%) 1.7B (100%)
IPO 2 (33%) -
Total 6 $1.7B

Deal Values

sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.2B
$100M to $1B 1 $450M
TOTAL $1.7B
Largest Palm, Inc.
$1.2B (2010-04-28)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
4 100%

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