Gauge Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Gauge Capital has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 5 others.

Gauge Capital’s most common sectors for investment arehealthcare services (23%) and software (15%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include recapitalization (45%) and growth capital (30%). In total, Gauge Capital has invested in 16 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Gauge Capital has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%). 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 Activity37
    • M&A Buy Activity27
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 4

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 16 1 2 3 5 - 27
Sell (1.6/yr) # 2 1 5 - 2 - 10
vol $75M $75M
  37

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
East Coast Institute for Research, Inc. 2023-11-27 - Growth Capital
Jacksonville, Florida · www.eastcoastresearch.net
TVC Pro-Driver 2023-10-05 - Stake Sale
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma · www.prodriver.com
FNBTech, Inc. 2023-07-26 - Growth Capital
Menlo Park, California · www.craftable.com
FlutterHabit 2023-06-29 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lenexa, Kansas · www.flutterhabit.com
Engine & Transmission Exchange 2023-05-31 - Growth Capital
Waukesha, Wisconsin · www.enginetrans.com
The Infosoft Group LLC 2023-04-11 - Trade Sale
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.circaworks.com
Streamline Healthcare Solutions 2023-03-10 - Growth Capital
Oak Brook, Illinois · www.streamlinehealthcare.com
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, Inc. 2022-01-11 - Recapitalization
Roswell, Georgia · www.7mindsets.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 4 (24%) - 6 (22%) -
Software 3 (18%) - 4 (15%) -
Consumer Products 1 (6%) - 3 (11%) -
Business Services - - 2 (7%) -
Education 1 (6%) - 2 (7%) -
Automotive 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) -
Construction 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Food 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Franchising 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Information Services 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Marketing 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Retail - - 1 (4%) -
Total 17 - 27 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 16 (94%) - 26 (96%) -
  Texas 3 (18%) - 4 (15%) -
  California 3 (18%) - 3 (11%) -
  Georgia 2 (12%) - 2 (7%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (6%) - 2 (7%) -
  Florida 1 (6%) - 2 (7%) -
  Arizona 1 (6%) - 2 (7%) -
  Utah - - 2 (7%) -
  New Jersey 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Nevada 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Nebraska 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Kansas 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Illinois 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (4%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (4%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (4%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (4%) -
Canada 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  British Columbia 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 17 - 27 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Recapitalization 7 (41%) - 12 (44%) -
Growth Capital 6 (35%) - 8 (30%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (18%) - 5 (19%) -
Consolidation 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (4%) -
Total 17 - 27 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 5 (50%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (10%) 75M (100%)
Recapitalization 1 (10%) -
Stake Sale 1 (10%) -
Trade Sale 1 (10%) -
Unknown 1 (10%) -
Total 10 $75M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Cantor Fitzgerald
1
Legal Deals
Ropes & Gray
3
McDermott Will & Emery
1
Winston & Strawn
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)
4%
1 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
60%
6 (60%)
Strategic(s)
30%
3 (30%)

FAQ

When was Gauge Capital founded?

Gauge Capital was founded in 2013.

What type of investor is Gauge Capital?

Gauge Capital is a private equity firm.

Where is Gauge Capital headquartered?

Gauge Capital is headquartered in Southlake, Texas.

How much capital does Gauge Capital have under management?

Gauge Capital has 500M USD under management.

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