Escalate Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Escalate Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (22%) and internet software and services (22%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (53%) and growth capital (22%). In total, Escalate Capital Partners has invested in 11 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired Achieve Financial Services for $13M.

In the last 3 years, Escalate Capital Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (58%). Escalate Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold Black Duck Software for $565M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity44
    • M&A Buy Activity19
    • M&A Sell Activity25
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 36

Escalate Capital Partners

300 West Sixth Street, Suite 2230,
Austin, Texas 78701
United States,
(512) 651-2100
www.escalatecapital.com
info@escalatecapital.com

Escalate Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on providing capital to expansion and late-stage companies. The Firm focuses its investment activity within the technology, life sciences, and service-based industries. Prospective financing solutions include senior, subordinated and mezzanine debt. Escalate's target investment size is $5 to $15 million. Escalate Capital Partners has offices in Menlo Park, California and Austin, Texas.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Consumer Services, Healthcare Services, Life Science, Medical Products, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Acquisition Financing, PIPE

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - 10
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 3 15
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) # 19 - - - - - 19
vol $13M $13M
Sell (1.4/yr) # 18 1 6 - - - 25
vol $876M $465M $565M $1.9B
  44

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Black Duck Software, Inc. 2017-11-02 565M USD Add-on Acquisition
Waltham, Massachusetts · www.blackducksoftware.com
Allconnect, Inc. 2017-09-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.allconnect.com
Market Force Information, Inc. 2017-08-01 - Secondary Buyout
Louisville, Colorado · www.marketforceinfo.com
Glowpoint, Inc. 2017-06-30 - Unknown
Denver, Colorado · www.glowpoint.com
Fishbowl, Inc. 2017-01-27 - Secondary Buyout
Alexandria, Virginia · www.fishbowl.com
Healthx, Inc. 2017-01-05 - Secondary Buyout
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.healthx.com
Everyday Health, Inc. 2016-10-21 465M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.everydayhealth.com
Troux Technologies, Inc. 2015-05-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.troux.com
Acclaris, Inc. 2015-05-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Tampa, Florida · www.acclaris.com
LDR Holding Corp. 2015-04-07 - Stake Sale
Austin, Texas · www.ldr.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology - - 4 (21%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (25%) - 4 (21%) -
Business Services 2 (50%) - 2 (11%) -
Communications - - 2 (11%) -
Marketing - - 2 (11%) -
Financial Services 1 (25%) 13M (100%) 1 (5%) 13M (100%)
Digital Media - - 1 (5%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (5%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (5%) -
Software - - 1 (5%) -
Total 4 $13M 19 $13M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 4 (100%) 13M (100%) 19 (100%) 13M (100%)
  Texas 2 (50%) 13M (100%) 6 (32%) 13M (100%)
  New York 1 (25%) - 2 (11%) -
  Colorado - - 2 (11%) -
  California - - 2 (11%) -
  Utah 1 (25%) - 1 (5%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (5%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (5%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (5%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (5%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (5%) -
  Florida - - 1 (5%) -
Total 4 $13M 19 $13M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 3 (75%) 13M (100%) 10 (53%) 13M (100%)
Growth Capital 1 (25%) - 4 (21%) -
PIPE - - 2 (11%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (5%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (5%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (5%) -
Total 4 $13M 19 $13M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 9 (35%) 865M (45%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (23%) 1.0B (55%)
IPO 5 (19%) -
Secondary Sale 3 (12%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (4%) -
Stake Sale 1 (4%) -
Unknown 1 (4%) -
Total 26 $1.9B

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $13M
TOTAL $13M
Largest Achieve Financial Services LLC
$13M (2012-03-20)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 5 $1.9B
TOTAL $1.9B
Largest Black Duck Software, Inc.
$565M (2017-11-02)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
16%
3 16%
Strategic(s)
84%
16 84%