GCP Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Merchant Bank Profile

In the last 3 years, GCP Capital Partners has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

GCP Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment arefinancial services (27%) and oil/gas exploration (27%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (53%) and growth capital (22%). 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.

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 Activity64
    • M&A Buy Activity42
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 46
  • M&A Advisors 2

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 39 - 2 - 1 - 42
vol $3.2B $3.2B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 21 1 - - - - 22
vol $8.3B $185M $8.5B
  64

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC 2023-05-01 - Divestiture
El Segundo, California · www.kccllc.com
Alkeme Insurance Services LLC 2021-01-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Ladera Ranch, California · www.alkemeins.com
TransNetwork LLC 2021-01-01 - Stake Purchase
Houston, Texas · www.transnetwork.com
Radius Bancorp, Inc. 2020-02-18 185M USD Trade Sale
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 Sale
New York, New York · www.transfast.com
Stroz Friedberg, Inc. 2016-10-11 - Trade Sale
New York, New York · www.strozfriedberg.com
Complete Merchant Solutions LLC 2016-04-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Orem, Utah · www.cmsonline.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services 5 (36%) - 11 (26%) 682M (21%)
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (7%) - 11 (26%) 160M (5%)
Insurance 2 (14%) - 6 (14%) 1.6B (49%)
Business Services 1 (7%) - 3 (7%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (5%) -
Information Technology 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (2%) 740M (23%)
Safety/Security - - 1 (2%) 56M (2%)
Education 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Marketing 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Software 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Utilities - - 1 (2%) -
Total 14 - 42 $3.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 14 (100%) - 40 (95%) 1.6B (51%)
  Texas 3 (21%) - 9 (21%) 160M (5%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (7%) - 4 (10%) 675M (21%)
  New York 1 (7%) - 4 (10%) -
  Florida 2 (14%) - 3 (7%) 740M (23%)
  California 2 (14%) - 3 (7%) -
  Montana - - 2 (5%) -
  Maryland 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Utah 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  North Carolina 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Minnesota 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) 63M (2%)
  Georgia - - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) -
  West Virginia - - 1 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (2%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (2%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (2%) 1.6B (49%)
Bermuda - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 14 (100%) - 40 (95%) 1.6B (51%)
Cross-border - - 2 (5%) 1.6B (49%)
Total 14 - 42 $3.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (36%) - 22 (52%) 1.8B (55%)
Growth Capital 5 (36%) - 9 (21%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (7%) - 3 (7%) 55M (2%)
Recapitalization 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) 56M (2%)
PIPE - - 2 (5%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (2%) 740M (23%)
Going Private - - 1 (2%) 619M (19%)
Divestiture 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 14 - 42 $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
Covington & Burling
1
Kirkland & Ellis
1

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
Investor(s)
5%
2 (5%)
Strategic(s)
2%
1 (2%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
14%
3 (14%)
Strategic(s)
55%
12 (55%)

FAQ

When was GCP Capital Partners founded?

GCP Capital Partners was founded in 2000.

What type of investor is GCP Capital Partners?

GCP Capital Partners is a merchant bank.

Where is GCP Capital Partners headquartered?

GCP Capital Partners is headquartered in New York, New York.

How much capital does GCP Capital Partners have under management?

GCP Capital Partners has 1.2B USD under management.

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