GCP Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, GCP Capital Partners has invested in 2 companies.

GCP Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are oil/gas exploration (29%) and financial services (26%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (57%) and growth capital (24%). In total, GCP Capital Partners has invested in 20 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Paris Re Holdings for $1.6B.

In the last 3 years, GCP Capital Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (46%). GCP Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Global Signal for $5.8B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity61
    • M&A Buy Activity39
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 48
  • M&A Advisors 1

GCP Capital Partners

600 Lexington Avenue, 31st Floor,
New York, New York 10022
United States
(212) 894-0600
www.gcpcapital.com
gcpinfo@gcpcapital.com

GCP Capital Partners consists of GCP US, GCP Europe, and GCP Venture. GCP US targets North American acquisitions. The unit looks to invest $5 to $40 million in businesses valued up to $500 million. GCP Europe targets businesses in the UK and Europe. The European team looks to invest up to £40 million in companies valued up to £100 million. Sectors of interest include business services, education, energy, financial services, insurance and telecommunications.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Marketing, Oil/Gas Exploration, Real Estate, Software, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, PIPE, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 5 -
Investment Size 5 40
Enterprise Value 25 250
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 36 1 - 1 1 - 39
vol $3.2B $3.2B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 18 1 2 - - 1 22
vol $8.3B $185M $8.5B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Radius Bancorp, Inc. 2020-02-18 185M USD Add-on Acquisition
Boston, Massachusetts · www.radiusbank.com
Geoforce 2019-12-17 - Growth Capital
Plano, Texas · www.geoforce.com
Tresata 2018-10-10 - Growth Capital
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.tresata.com
Eastern Virginia Bankshares, Inc. 2017-07-23 - Merger
Tappahannock, Virginia · www.evb.org
Transfast 2017-01-17 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.transfast.com
Stroz Friedberg, Inc. 2016-10-11 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.strozfriedberg.com
Complete Merchant Solutions LLC 2016-04-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Orem, Utah · www.cmsonline.com
Radius Bancorp, Inc. 2015-10-07 63M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Boston, Massachusetts · www.radiusbank.com
Bridgewater Bancshares, Inc. 2015-09-08 - Growth Capital
Bloomington, Minnesota · www.bridgewaterbankmn.com
Continental Bank Holdings, Inc. 2015-01-02 125M USD Add-on Acquisition
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania · www.thecontinentalbank.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Oil/Gas Exploration 3 (21%) 105M (65%) 11 (28%) 160M (5%)
Financial Services 4 (29%) - 10 (26%) 682M (21%)
Insurance 1 (7%) - 5 (13%) 1.6B (49%)
Business Services - - 2 (5%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (5%) -
Information Technology 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (3%) 740M (23%)
Safety/Security 1 (7%) 56M (35%) 1 (3%) 56M (2%)
Education 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Marketing 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Software 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Utilities - - 1 (3%) -
Total 14 $161M 39 $3.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 14 (100%) 161M (100%) 37 (95%) 1.6B (51%)
  Texas 3 (21%) 105M (65%) 8 (21%) 160M (5%)
  Pennsylvania 2 (14%) 56M (35%) 4 (10%) 675M (21%)
  New York 1 (7%) - 4 (10%) -
  Florida 2 (14%) - 3 (8%) 740M (23%)
  Montana - - 2 (5%) -
  Utah 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  North Carolina 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Minnesota 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Maryland 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Colorado 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (3%) 63M (2%)
  West Virginia - - 1 (3%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (3%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (3%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (3%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (3%) -
  California - - 1 (3%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (3%) 1.6B (49%)
Bermuda - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 14 (100%) 161M (100%) 37 (95%) 1.6B (51%)
Cross-border - - 2 (5%) 1.6B (49%)
Total 14 $161M 39 $3.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (43%) 105M (65%) 22 (56%) 2.5B (77%)
Growth Capital 5 (36%) - 9 (23%) -
Recapitalization 2 (14%) 56M (35%) 2 (5%) 56M (2%)
Stake Purchase - - 2 (5%) 55M (2%)
PIPE - - 2 (5%) -
Going Private - - 1 (3%) 619M (19%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 14 $161M 39 $3.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (41%) 8.5B (100%)
IPO 6 (27%) -
Secondary Sale 3 (14%) -
Merger 2 (9%) -
Trade Sale 1 (5%) -
Unknown 1 (5%) -
Total 22 $8.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
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Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.6B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.5B
< $100M 3 $174M
TOTAL $3.2B
Largest Paris Re Holdings Ltd.
$1.6B (2006-12-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $7.8B
$100M to $1B 3 $721M
TOTAL $8.5B
Largest Global Signal, Inc.
$5.8B (2007-01-12)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
3 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
20%
3 20%
Strategic(s)
80%
12 80%

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