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 2 others.

Gauge Capital’s most common sectors for investment are healthcare services (34%) and building materials (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include recapitalization (67%) and growth capital (20%). In total, Gauge Capital has invested in 12 US states and 2 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (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 Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • 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 $20 to $250 million in revenue valued up to $400 million. 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 Services, Education, Food, Healthcare Services, Retail

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 20 250
Target EBITDA 10 50
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 75 400
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 4 3 3 3 2 - 15
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 1 - - - - 2
vol $75M $75M
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Schlesinger Group 2019-07-30 - Recapitalization
Iselin, New Jersey · www.schlesingergroup.com
IRTH Solutions, Inc. 2019-05-31 - Recapitalization
Columbus, Ohio · www.irthsolutions.com
American Nuts 2018-04-24 - Recapitalization
Sylmar, California · www.americannuts.com
New Eyes 2018-02-21 - Recapitalization
Las Vegas, Nevada · www.neweyeslasvegas.com
Comprehensive EyeCare Partners 2018-02-20 - Recapitalization
Henderson, Nevada
eDynamic Learning 2017-05-17 - Growth Capital
Kelowna, British Columbia · www.edynamiclearning.com
Pediatric Dental Providers 2017-04-25 - Recapitalization
, United States
Miami Beach Medical Group 2017-01-13 - Growth Capital
Miami Beach, Florida · www.miamibeachmedicalgroup.com
The Infosoft Group LLC 2016-12-09 - Recapitalization
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Veridicus Holdings LLC (Veridicus Health) 2016-11-21 75M USD Add-on Acquisition
Salt Lake, Utah · www.veridicushealth.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Schlesinger Group 2019-07-30 20|20 Research, Inc. 2020-04-21 2
Iselin, New Jersey · www.schlesingergroup.com Nashville, Tennessee · www.2020research.com
Schlesinger Group 2019-07-30 Focus Pointe Global 2019-11-01 1
Iselin, New Jersey · www.schlesingergroup.com Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.focuspointeglobal.com
Wireless Vision LLC 2015-08-03 Mobility Innovation, Inc. 2016-03-30 2
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan · www.wirelessvision.com Romeoville, Illinois
Wireless Vision LLC 2015-08-03 Ameritel International Wireless, Inc. 2016-03-08 1
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan · www.wirelessvision.com Royal Palm Beach, Florida

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 4 (31%) - 5 (33%) -
Building Materials 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (7%) -
Consumer Services 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Education 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Food 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Marketing 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Retail 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Software 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Staffing 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 13 - 15 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 12 (92%) - 14 (93%) -
  Nevada 2 (15%) - 2 (13%) -
  Utah 1 (8%) - 2 (13%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
  Texas 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
  Ohio 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
  New Jersey 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
  Michigan 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
  Florida 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
  California 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
  Alabama 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (7%) -
Canada 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
  British Columbia 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 13 - 15 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Recapitalization 10 (77%) - 10 (67%) -
Growth Capital 2 (15%) - 3 (20%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (8%) - 2 (13%) -
Total 13 - 15 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (50%) 75M (100%)
Unknown 1 (50%) -
Total 2 $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 (Veridicus Health)
$75M (2016-11-21)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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