Gemini Investors Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Gemini Investors has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Gemini Investors’ most common sectors for investment are business services (11%) and software (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (42%) and growth capital (30%). In total, Gemini Investors has invested in 25 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired Endres Processing for $30M.

In the last 3 years, Gemini Investors has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (46%). Gemini Investors’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold Buffalo Wild Wings for $2.9B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity121
    • M&A Buy Activity84
    • M&A Sell Activity37
  • Total Sectors Invested 31
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 66

Gemini Investors

20 William Street, Suite 250,
Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481
United States
(781) 237-7001
www.gemini-investors.com
rmenn@gemini-investors.com

Gemini Investors is a middle-market private equity firm that targets investments in growing and established businesses. Areas of interest include technology, business services, consumer services, healthcare, education, manufacturing and distribution. Gemini looks for companies with $5 to $50 million in annual revenue and typically makes investments of $3 to $8 million in the form of preferred stock and/or subordinated debt. Prospective transaction types include growth capital, recapitalization and buyout situations. Gemini Investors was formed in 1993 and is based in Wellesley, Massachusetts.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Distribution, Education, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Food, Franchising, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Semiconductors, Software, Staffing, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Acquisition Financing, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase, Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 50
Target EBITDA 1 -
Investment Size 3 8
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 74 7 2 1 - - 84
vol $56M $56M
Sell (1.4/yr) # 30 3 1 - 2 1 37
vol $1.1B $2.9B $4.0B
  121

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Primestream Corp 2021-06-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Miami, Florida · www.primestream.com
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill 2020-12-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Centennial, Colorado · www.eatgarbanzo.com
Solmetex LLC 2020-12-17 - Secondary Buyout
Marlborough, Massachusetts · www.solmetex.com
New Era Technology, Inc. 2019-09-25 - Recapitalization
New York, New York · www.neweratech.com
TGaS Advisors 2018-09-06 - Add-on Acquisition
East Norriton, Pennsylvania · www.tgas.com
TotalCareRX, Inc. 2018-07-06 - Growth Capital
Oakland Gardens, New York · www.totalcarerx.com
Western Machine Works, Inc. 2018-04-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Portland, Oregon · www.westernmachine.com
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. 2017-11-28 2.9B USD Add-on Acquisition
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.buffalowildwings.com
Light Soda On Tap 2017-11-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Francisco, California
Corporate Caterers 2017-09-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Miami, Florida · www.corpcaterers.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
New Era Technology, Inc. 2019-09-25 FlexManage 2020-02-14 2
New York, New York · www.neweratech.com Chicago, Illinois · www.flexmanage.com
New Era Technology, Inc. 2019-09-25 Cameo Solutions 2019-10-29 1
New York, New York · www.neweratech.com Cincinnati, Ohio

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 3 (7%) - 9 (11%) 19M (33%)
Software 2 (4%) - 9 (11%) 8M (13%)
Business Services 6 (13%) - 9 (11%) -
Manufacturing 6 (13%) - 8 (9%) -
Food 3 (7%) - 4 (5%) 30M (53%)
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Franchising 2 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Information Technology 2 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Life Science 2 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Machinery 3 (7%) - 3 (4%) -
Automotive - - 2 (2%) -
Communications - - 2 (2%) -
Consumer Products 2 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Consumer Services 2 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Distribution 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Education - - 2 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Marketing 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Retail 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (1%) -
Construction 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Gaming - - 1 (1%) -
Media 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (1%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Plastics 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (1%) -
Semiconductors 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Transportation - - 1 (1%) -
Total 45 - 85 $56M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 45 (100%) - 85 (100%) 56M (100%)
  California 8 (18%) - 13 (15%) -
  Massachusetts 4 (9%) - 8 (9%) 8M (13%)
  New York 5 (11%) - 7 (8%) 19M (33%)
  Texas 4 (9%) - 6 (7%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (4%) - 6 (7%) -
  Florida 3 (7%) - 5 (6%) -
  Minnesota - - 5 (6%) 30M (53%)
  Arizona 2 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
  Colorado - - 4 (5%) -
  Illinois 2 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
  Tennessee 2 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
  New Jersey 2 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
  Georgia 1 (2%) - 3 (4%) -
  New Hampshire 1 (2%) - 3 (4%) -
  North Carolina - - 2 (2%) -
  Connecticut 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Washington 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Vermont 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Utah 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Oregon 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Maryland 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Maine 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (1%) -
Total 45 - 85 $56M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 15 (33%) - 35 (41%) -
Growth Capital 16 (36%) - 25 (29%) 19M (33%)
Recapitalization 14 (31%) - 19 (22%) 30M (53%)
Venture - - 2 (2%) 8M (13%)
Stake Purchase - - 2 (2%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (1%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (1%) -
Total 45 - 85 $56M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 13 (35%) -
Secondary Sale 12 (32%) 91M (2%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (16%) 3.9B (98%)
Recapitalization 4 (11%) -
IPO 1 (3%) -
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 37 $4.0B

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 3 $56M
TOTAL $56M
Largest Endres Processing LLC
$30M (2004-04-15)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $3.9B
< $100M 2 $125M
TOTAL $4.0B
Largest Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.
$2.9B (2017-11-28)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
6%
5 (6%)
Strategic(s)
1%
1 (1%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
43%
16 (43%)
Strategic(s)
46%
17 (46%)

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