Escalate Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Escalate Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (25%) and internet software and services (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (42%) and growth capital (25%). In total, Escalate Capital Partners has invested in 12 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 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (56%). 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 Activity50
    • M&A Buy Activity24
    • M&A Sell Activity26
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 42

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 $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 (0.2/yr) # 23 - - - 1 - 24
vol $13M $13M
Sell (1.6/yr) # 18 1 6 - - 1 26
vol $876M $465M $565M $1.9B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
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
CallMiner, Inc. 2015-07-14 - Growth Capital
Waltham, Massachusetts · www.callminer.com
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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
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
Information Technology 2 (29%) - 6 (25%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (14%) - 4 (17%) -
Business Services 1 (14%) - 3 (13%) -
Software 2 (29%) - 3 (13%) -
Communications - - 2 (8%) -
Marketing - - 2 (8%) -
Financial Services 1 (14%) 13M (100%) 1 (4%) 13M (100%)
Digital Media - - 1 (4%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (4%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (4%) -
Total 7 $13M 24 $13M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 7 (100%) 13M (100%) 24 (100%) 13M (100%)
  Texas 1 (14%) 13M (100%) 6 (25%) 13M (100%)
  Massachusetts 3 (43%) - 4 (17%) -
  Colorado 1 (14%) - 3 (13%) -
  New York 1 (14%) - 2 (8%) -
  California - - 2 (8%) -
  Utah 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (4%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (4%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (4%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (4%) -
  Florida - - 1 (4%) -
Total 7 $13M 24 $13M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 3 (43%) 13M (100%) 10 (42%) 13M (100%)
Growth Capital 1 (14%) - 6 (25%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (29%) - 3 (13%) -
PIPE - - 2 (8%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (14%) - 2 (8%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (4%) -
Total 7 $13M 24 $13M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 9 (33%) 865M (45%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (22%) 1.0B (55%)
IPO 6 (22%) -
Secondary Sale 3 (11%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (4%) -
Stake Sale 1 (4%) -
Unknown 1 (4%) -
Total 27 $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)
75%
3 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
1 25%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
16%
3 16%
Strategic(s)
84%
16 84%

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