ESW Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, ESW Capital has acquired 1 company.

ESW Capital’s most common sectors for investment aresoftware (67%) and internet software and services (17%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (84%) and consolidation (9%). In total, ESW Capital has invested in 3 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, ESW Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

ESW Capital

1675 S State St Ste B Dover,
Dover, Delaware 19901
United States
www.eswcapital.com
info@eswcapital.com

ESW Capital is a private investment group focused on acquiring software companies. ESW looks to acquire a variety of niche, established, companies across the US and Europe generating annual revenue of $5 to $100 million. Specific areas of interest include SaaS, enterprise software, tech-enabled managed services, and enterprise IT consulting. ESW Capital was established in 1988 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Special Situations/Distressed

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 100
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 5 6 1 - - - 12
Sell (0.6/yr) # - - - - 3 - 3
  15

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Avolin 2021-10-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.avolin.com
ZephyrTel Telecommunications, Inc. 2021-07-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.zephyrtel.com
Aclate, Inc. 2021-02-17 - Merger
Austin, Texas · www.aclate.com
NetPlus, Inc. 2019-11-05 - Secondary Buyout
Gaithersburg, Maryland · www.netplustms.com
Avolin 2018-10-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Austin, Texas · www.avolin.com
Aclate, Inc. 2018-08-28 - Consolidation
Austin, Texas · www.aclate.com
ResponseTek Networks Corp. 2018-05-23 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Austin, Texas · www.responsetek.com
Kayako Ltd. 2018-03-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.kayako.com
Knowledge Marketing LLC 2018-01-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Austin, Texas · www.knowledgemarketing.com
ZephyrTel Telecommunications, Inc. 2018-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Austin, Texas · www.zephyrtel.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Ignite Enterprise Software Solutions, Inc. 2016-05-06 BryterCX 2022-01-27 3
Austin, Texas · www.ignitetech.com Greenwood Village, Colorado · www.brytercx.com
Ignite Enterprise Software Solutions, Inc. 2016-05-06 Avolin 2021-10-14 2
Austin, Texas · www.ignitetech.com Austin, Texas · www.avolin.com
ResponseTek Networks Corp. 2018-05-23 ResponseTek Networks Corp. - Telco Business 2019-01-29 1
Austin, Texas · www.responsetek.com Austin, Texas

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 4 (50%) - 8 (67%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (25%) - 2 (17%) -
Communications 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Information Technology 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 8 - 12 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 7 (88%) - 11 (92%) -
  Texas 5 (63%) - 8 (67%) -
  California 1 (13%) - 2 (17%) -
  Maryland 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
United Kingdom 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 8 - 12 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (88%) - 10 (83%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (8%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 8 - 12 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (67%) -
Merger 1 (33%) -
Total 3 -

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 (100%)

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