Five Elms Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Growth Capital Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Five Elms Capital has invested in 2 companies.

Five Elms Capital’s most common sectors for investment areinternet software and services (44%) and software (27%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (64%) and growth capital (34%). In total, Five Elms Capital has invested in 13 US states and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired Straive for $90M.

In the last 3 years, Five Elms Capital has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (77%). Five Elms Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2006 when it sold Straive for $159M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity47
    • M&A Buy Activity30
    • M&A Sell Activity17
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20

Five Elms Capital

4801 Main Street, Suite 700,
Kansas City, Missouri 64112
United States
(913) 953-8960
www.fiveelms.com
ws@fiveelms.com

Five Elms Capital is a private investment firm focused on investing $5 to $75 million in bootstrapped business services companies with $2 to $20 million in rev enue. The Firm will consider providing growth capital or to support shareholder liquidity needs. Five Elms Capital was formed in 2006 and is based in Kansas City, Missouri.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Services, Financial Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Media, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Stake Purchase, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Africa, Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 2 20
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 75
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 22 6 1 - 1 - 30
vol $110M $110M
Sell (2.0/yr) # 7 4 3 3 - - 17
vol $228M $228M
  47

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Green Patch, Inc. 2023-04-27 - Growth Capital
Toronto, Ontario · www.practicebetter.io
One on One Sherpa LLC 2022-10-27 - Secondary Sale
St. Louis, Missouri · www.sherpacrm.com
On Brand Investments Pty Ltd. 2022-09-01 - Trade Sale
Brisbane, Australia · www.outfit.io
Proxyclick 2022-01-18 - Trade Sale
Brussels, Belgium · www.proxyclick.com
LaborChart 2021-10-22 - Trade Sale
Overland Park, Kansas · www.laborchart.com
Hubb, Inc. 2021-08-13 - Trade Sale
Vancouver, Washington · www.hubb.me
UPG Solutions LLC 2021-08-03 - Trade Sale
Leawood, Kansas · www.rfp360.com
Karbon, Inc. 2021-03-02 - Venture
Sausalito, California · www.karbonhq.com
MemberClicks LLC 2020-12-23 - Trade Sale
Atlanta, Georgia · www.memberclicks.com
Panopta LLC 2020-12-08 - Trade Sale
Chicago, Illinois · www.panopta.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 8 (53%) - 13 (43%) -
Software 4 (27%) - 8 (27%) -
Information Technology 1 (7%) - 2 (7%) 90M (82%)
Business Services - - 2 (7%) 20M (18%)
Insurance 1 (7%) - 2 (7%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) -
Marketing - - 1 (3%) -
Real Estate 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 15 - 30 $110M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 12 (80%) - 24 (80%) 20M (18%)
  Kansas 1 (7%) - 5 (17%) -
  California 2 (13%) - 4 (13%) 20M (18%)
  Arkansas 2 (13%) - 2 (7%) -
  Georgia 1 (7%) - 2 (7%) -
  Washington 1 (7%) - 2 (7%) -
  Texas - - 2 (7%) -
  Colorado 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Utah 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Ohio 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Missouri 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Indiana 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (3%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (3%) -
United Kingdom 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Canada 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Ontario 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
South Africa 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Philippines - - 1 (3%) 90M (82%)
Australia - - 1 (3%) -
Belgium - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 12 (80%) - 24 (80%) 20M (18%)
Cross-border 3 (20%) - 6 (20%) 90M (82%)
Total 15 - 30 $110M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 10 (67%) - 19 (63%) -
Growth Capital 5 (33%) - 10 (33%) 20M (18%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (3%) 90M (82%)
Total 15 - 30 $110M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 9 (53%) 69M (30%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (24%) 159M (70%)
Secondary Sale 2 (12%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (6%) -
IPO 1 (6%) -
Total 17 $228M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $110M
TOTAL $110M
Largest Straive
$90M (2004-06-10)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $159M
< $100M 1 $69M
TOTAL $228M
Largest Straive
$159M (2006-01-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Exited to
Investor(s)
12%
2 (12%)
Strategic(s)
76%
13 (76%)

FAQ

When was Five Elms Capital founded?

Five Elms Capital was founded in 2006.

What type of investor is Five Elms Capital?

Five Elms Capital is a growth capital firm.

Where is Five Elms Capital headquartered?

Five Elms Capital is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

How much capital does Five Elms Capital have under management?

Five Elms Capital has 1.3B USD under management.

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