Gauge Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Gauge Capital has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Gauge Capital’s most common sectors for investment are healthcare services (30%) and consumer products (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include recapitalization (53%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (18%). In total, Gauge Capital has invested in 12 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Gauge Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (40%). Gauge Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Veridicus Holdings for $75M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 2

Gauge Capital

1256 Main Street, Suite 256,
Southlake, Texas 76092
United States
(682) 334-5800
www.gaugecapital.com
info@gaugecapital.com

Gauge Capital is a lower middle-market private equity firm focused on acquiring companies throughout the US and Canada. Gauge seeks businesses operating in the business services, healthcare services, consumer products, and food sectors. The Firm targets companies with $5 to $40 million of EBITDA. Prospective transaction situations include management buyouts, recapitalizations, divestitures, take privates, consolidations, and growth capital financings. Gauge Capital was formed in 2013 and is headquartered in Southlake, Texas.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Food, Franchising, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Restaurants, Retail, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 5 40
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 7 3 2 4 1 - 17
Sell (0.6/yr) # 2 - - - 1 2 5
vol $75M $75M
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
SEI Group, Inc. 2021-03-15 - Secondary Buyout
Huntsville, Alabama · www.seigroupinc.com
Wireless Vision LLC 2021-01-06 - Recapitalization
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan · www.wirelessvision.com
Miami Beach Medical Group 2020-11-18 - Secondary Buyout
Miami Beach, Florida · www.miamibeachmedicalgroup.com
Urology America 2020-10-01 - Consolidation
Austin, Texas · www.urologyaustin.com
Chaac Foods 2019-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Irving, Texas · www.chaacfoods.com
Schlesinger Group 2019-07-30 - Recapitalization
Iselin, New Jersey · www.schlesingergroup.com
IRTH Solutions, Inc. 2019-05-31 - Recapitalization
Columbus, Ohio · www.irthsolutions.com
TVC Enterprises 2019-01-22 - Stake Purchase
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma · www.prodriver.com
American Nuts 2018-04-24 - Recapitalization
Sylmar, California · www.americannuts.com
Comprehensive EyeCare Partners 2018-02-20 - Recapitalization
Henderson, Nevada
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 3 (25%) - 5 (29%) -
Consumer Products 1 (8%) - 2 (12%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (6%) -
Business Services 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Education 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Food 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Franchising 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Marketing 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Retail - - 1 (6%) -
Software 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Staffing 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 12 - 17 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 11 (92%) - 16 (94%) -
  Texas 3 (25%) - 3 (18%) -
  Utah 1 (8%) - 2 (12%) -
  Arizona 1 (8%) - 2 (12%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
  Ohio 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
  New Jersey 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
  Nevada 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
  California 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (6%) -
  Florida - - 1 (6%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (6%) -
Canada 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
  British Columbia 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 12 - 17 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Recapitalization 8 (67%) - 9 (53%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (8%) - 3 (18%) -
Growth Capital 1 (8%) - 3 (18%) -
Consolidation 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 12 - 17 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 2 (40%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (20%) 75M (100%)
Recapitalization 1 (20%) -
Unknown 1 (20%) -
Total 5 $75M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Ropes & Gray LLP
1
Winston & Strawn LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $75M
TOTAL $75M
Largest Veridicus Holdings LLC
$75M (2016-11-21)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
6%
1 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
60%
3 (60%)
Strategic(s)
20%
1 (20%)

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