Gauge Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Gauge Capital has acquired 8 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Gauge Capital’s most common sectors for investment arehealthcare services (23%) and business services (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include recapitalization (55%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (19%). In total, Gauge Capital has invested in 14 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Gauge Capital has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (63%). 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 Activity30
    • M&A Buy Activity22
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • 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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 10 2 4 1 2 3 22
Sell (1.2/yr) # 2 - - 1 5 - 8
vol $75M $75M
  30

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Apple Roofing LLC 2022-03-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lincoln, Nebraska · www.appleroofingllc.com
Exigo Office, Inc. 2022-03-21 - Recapitalization
Dallas, Texas · www.exigo.com
7 Mindsets 2022-01-11 - Recapitalization
Roswell, Georgia · www.7mindsets.com
IRTH Solutions, Inc. 2021-12-01 - Secondary Buyout
Columbus, Ohio · www.irthsolutions.com
Texas Teachers of Tomorrow LLC 2021-09-02 - Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · ww.teachersoftomorrow.org
CENTEGIX 2021-08-24 - Recapitalization
Atlanta, Georgia · www.centegix.com
Beauty Industry Group, Inc. 2021-08-11 - Secondary Buyout
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.beautyindustrygroup.com
NINJIO LLC 2021-07-20 - Growth Capital
Westlake Village, California · www.ninjio.com
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
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Schlesinger Group 2019-07-30 Methodify, Inc. 2021-11-11 3
Iselin, New Jersey · www.schlesingergroup.com Toronto, Ontario · www.methodify.it

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 3 (21%) - 5 (23%) -
Business Services 2 (14%) - 2 (9%) -
Consumer Products - - 2 (9%) -
Education 1 (7%) - 2 (9%) -
Software 1 (7%) - 2 (9%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (5%) -
Construction 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Food 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Franchising 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Information Services 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Information Technology 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Marketing 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Retail - - 1 (5%) -
Total 14 - 22 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 13 (93%) - 21 (95%) -
  Texas 3 (21%) - 4 (18%) -
  Georgia 2 (14%) - 2 (9%) -
  California 2 (14%) - 2 (9%) -
  Arizona 1 (7%) - 2 (9%) -
  Utah - - 2 (9%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  New Jersey 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  Nevada 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  Nebraska 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (5%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (5%) -
  Florida - - 1 (5%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (5%) -
Canada 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  British Columbia 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 14 - 22 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Recapitalization 8 (57%) - 12 (55%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (14%) - 4 (18%) -
Growth Capital 2 (14%) - 4 (18%) -
Consolidation 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 14 - 22 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 5 (63%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (13%) 75M (100%)
Recapitalization 1 (13%) -
Unknown 1 (13%) -
Total 8 $75M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Ropes & Gray LLP
3
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)
5%
1 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
75%
6 (75%)
Strategic(s)
13%
1 (13%)

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