Five Elms Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Five Elms Capital has invested in 1 company.

Five Elms Capital’s most common sectors for investment are business services (19%) and insurance (19%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (46%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (28%). In total, Five Elms Capital has invested in 7 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired SPi Global Holdings for $90M.

In the last 3 years, Five Elms Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). Five Elms Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2006 when it sold SPi Global Holdings for $159M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity16
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8

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 $3 to $30 million in bootstrapped business services companies with $2 to $20 million revenue. The Firm will consider providing growth capital or to support shareholder liquidity needs. Five Elms Capital was formed in 2007 and is based in Kansas City, Missouri.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, 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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 2 20
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 3 30
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 9 - 1 1 - - 11
vol $110M $110M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 4 - - - 1 - 5
vol $228M $228M
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
SiteHawk, Inc. 2019-05-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Smyrna, Tennessee · www.sitehawk.com
Passageways, Inc. 2018-09-17 - Growth Capital
Lafayette, Indiana · www.passageways.com
Trackforce Valiant 2017-01-10 - Growth Capital
San Diego, California · www.trackforce.com
OrderUp LLC 2015-08-19 69M USD Add-on Acquisition
Baltimore, Maryland · www.orderup.com
Catapult International LLC 2015-06-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Lenexa, Kansas · www.gocatapult.com
Quest Inspar LLC 2013-12-03 - Growth Capital
Houston, Texas · www.questinspar.com
Field Agent LLC 2012-05-02 - Venture
Fayetteville, Arkansas · www.fieldagent.net
Symphony Services Corp. 2012-02-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Palo Alto, California · www.symphonysv.com
Spring Venture Group LLC 2011-07-27 - Venture
Kansas City, Missouri · www.springventuregroup.com
Smart Warehousing LLC 2011-05-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lenexa, Kansas · www.smartwarehousing.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 1 (13%) - 2 (18%) 20M (18%)
Insurance 2 (25%) - 2 (18%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (13%) - 2 (18%) -
Software 2 (25%) - 2 (18%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (9%) 90M (82%)
Consumer Services 1 (13%) - 1 (9%) -
Financial Services 1 (13%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 8 - 11 $110M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (100%) - 10 (91%) 20M (18%)
  California 2 (25%) - 3 (27%) 20M (18%)
  Kansas 1 (13%) - 2 (18%) -
  Texas 1 (13%) - 1 (9%) -
  Missouri 1 (13%) - 1 (9%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (13%) - 1 (9%) -
  Indiana 1 (13%) - 1 (9%) -
  Arkansas 1 (13%) - 1 (9%) -
Philippines - - 1 (9%) 90M (82%)
Domestic 8 (100%) - 10 (91%) 20M (18%)
Cross-border - - 1 (9%) 90M (82%)
Total 8 - 11 $110M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 3 (38%) - 5 (45%) 20M (18%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (25%) - 3 (27%) 90M (82%)
Venture 3 (38%) - 3 (27%) -
Total 8 - 11 $110M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 4 (80%) 69M (30%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (20%) 159M (70%)
Total 5 $228M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $110M
TOTAL $110M
Largest SPi Global Holdings, Inc.
$90M (2004-06-10)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $159M
< $100M 1 $69M
TOTAL $228M
Largest SPi Global Holdings, Inc.
$159M (2006-01-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
5 100%

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