Garnett & Helfrich Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Garnett & Helfrich Capital’s most common sectors for investment are technology hardware (40%) and information technology (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (60%) and consolidation (20%). In total, Garnett & Helfrich Capital has invested in 1 US state and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Garnett & Helfrich Capital has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (80%). Garnett & Helfrich Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Wyse Technology for $1.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity5
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 3

Garnett & Helfrich Capital

1200 Park Place, Suite 200,
San Mateo, California 94403
United States
www.garnetthelfrich.com
admin@garnetthelfrich.com

Garnett & Helfrich Capital is a private equity firm that invests in mid-sized technology spinouts. The firm specializes in spinning out businesses from large global technology companies and growing them as specialized standalone businesses. Garnett & Helfrich Capital seeks to invest in the sectors of enterprise software, communications and networking, semiconductors, data processing, and internet content/infrastructure segments in the technology industry. The firm looks for acquisition opportunities in which the business has ongoing annual revenues between $40 million to $200 million. Potential businesses may or may not be profitable or cash flow positive. Moreover, businesses may be in need of new technology and products to expand the existing offering, and may be broken and orphaned within the parent organization. Garnett and Helfrich Capital was formed in 2004, and has offices in San Mateo, California and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 40 200
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
Sell (0.4/yr) # 3 - 1 1 - - 5
vol $1.0B $1.0B
  10

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Actian Corp. 2018-04-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Palo Alto, California · www.actian.com
MTI Technology Ltd. 2017-01-09 - Secondary Buyout
Godalming, United Kingdom · www.mti.com
Wyse Technology, Inc. 2012-04-02 1.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
San Jose, California · www.wyse.com
BLADE Network Technologies, Inc. 2010-09-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Clara, California · www.bladenetwork.net
Azingo, Inc. 2010-05-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Sunnyvale, California · www.azingo.com
MTI Technology Ltd. 2007-12-21 - Secondary Buyout
Godalming, United Kingdom · www.mti.com
Azingo, Inc. 2006-10-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sunnyvale, California · www.azingo.com
BLADE Network Technologies, Inc. 2006-02-13 - Consolidation
Santa Clara, California · www.bladenetwork.net
Actian Corp. 2005-11-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Palo Alto, California · www.actian.com
Wyse Technology, Inc. 2005-04-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Jose, California · www.wyse.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Technology Hardware - - 2 (40%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (20%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (20%) -
Software - - 1 (20%) -
Total - - 5 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 4 (80%) -
  California - - 4 (80%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (20%) -
Domestic - - 4 (80%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (20%) -
Total - - 5 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 3 (60%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (20%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (20%) -
Total - - 5 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (80%) 1.0B (100%)
Secondary Sale 1 (20%) -
Total 5 $1.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Spectrum Corporate Finance (CF)
1
Legal Deals
Cooley LLP
1
DAC Beachcroft LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
TOTAL $1.0B
Largest Wyse Technology, Inc.
$1.0B (2012-04-02)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
2 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
4 67%

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