Escalate Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Escalate Capital Partners has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Escalate Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are internet software and services (25%) and software (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (39%) and growth capital (34%). In total, Escalate Capital Partners has invested in 14 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2019 when it acquired Workfront for $280M.

In the last 3 years, Escalate Capital Partners has exited 8 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 Activity63
    • M&A Buy Activity36
    • M&A Sell Activity27
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 55

Escalate Capital Partners

6011 W. Courtyard Dr., Suite 405,
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 $20 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 5 20
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 31 1 - - 3 1 36
vol $280M $280M
Sell (1.8/yr) # 18 1 6 - - 2 27
vol $876M $465M $565M $1.9B
  63

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Revionics, Inc. 2020-09-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.revionics.com
Needle 2020-08-28 - Growth Capital
Lehi, Utah · www.needle.com
Accolade, Inc. 2020-07-01 - IPO
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania · www.accolade.com
Coalfire Systems, Inc. 2019-12-13 - Secondary Buyout
Westminster, Colorado · www.coalfire.com
Entelo, Inc. 2019-09-25 - Venture
San Francisco, California · www.entelo.com
Workfront, Inc. 2019-03-13 280M USD Secondary Buyout
Lehi, Utah · www.workfront.com
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
Oblong, Inc. 2017-06-30 - Unknown
Los Angeles, Colorado · www.oblong.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Arcadia Solutions LLC 2012-03-14 Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC) 2020-04-30 1
Burlington, Massachusetts · www.arcadia.io Waltham, Massachusetts · www.maehc.org
Workfront, Inc. 2019-03-13 Atiim, Inc. 2019-10-15 1
Lehi, Utah · www.workfront.com Boston, Massachusetts · www.atiim.com
The Predictive Index LLC 2014-11-05 Predictive Synergistic Systems 2018-07-03 3
Westwood, Massachusetts · www.predictiveindex.com Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania · www.predictivesynergisticsystems.com
The Predictive Index LLC 2014-11-05 P.I. Associates 2017-08-17 2
Westwood, Massachusetts · www.predictiveindex.com Boynton Beach, Florida
The Predictive Index LLC 2014-11-05 Waterhouse Group, Inc. (aka Predictive Results) 2017-02-23 1
Westwood, Massachusetts · www.predictiveindex.com Jacksonville, Florida
Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, Inc. 2012-11-14 Sage Technologies 2015-06-24 1
Burlington, Massachusetts · www.arcadiasolutions.com Rockford, Illinois · www.usesage.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 5 (29%) 280M (100%) 9 (25%) 280M (100%)
Software 8 (47%) - 9 (25%) -
Information Technology 3 (18%) - 7 (19%) -
Marketing 1 (6%) - 3 (8%) -
Business Services - - 2 (6%) -
Communications - - 2 (6%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (3%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (3%) -
Total 17 $280M 36 $280M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 17 (100%) 280M (100%) 36 (100%) 280M (100%)
  Texas 1 (6%) - 7 (19%) -
  Massachusetts 4 (24%) - 5 (14%) -
  California 2 (12%) - 4 (11%) -
  Utah 2 (12%) 280M (100%) 3 (8%) 280M (100%)
  New York 2 (12%) - 3 (8%) -
  Colorado 1 (6%) - 3 (8%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
  New Jersey 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
  Illinois 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
  Oregon 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Georgia 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (3%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (3%) -
  Florida - - 1 (3%) -
Total 17 $280M 36 $280M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 5 (29%) - 14 (39%) -
Growth Capital 7 (41%) - 12 (33%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (18%) - 4 (11%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (12%) 280M (100%) 3 (8%) 280M (100%)
PIPE - - 2 (6%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (3%) -
Total 17 $280M 36 $280M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 10 (36%) 865M (45%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (21%) 1.0B (55%)
IPO 6 (21%) -
Secondary Sale 3 (11%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (4%) -
Stake Sale 1 (4%) -
Unknown 1 (4%) -
Total 28 $1.9B

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $280M
TOTAL $280M
Largest Workfront, Inc.
$280M (2019-03-13)
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)
83%
5 83%
Strategic(s)
17%
1 17%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
15%
3 15%
Strategic(s)
85%
17 85%

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