Gemspring Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Gemspring Capital has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 5 others.

Gemspring Capital’s most common sectors for investment are media (25%) and marketing (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (50%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (25%). In total, Gemspring Capital has invested in 9 US states.

In the last 3 years, Gemspring Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity13
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 1

Gemspring Capital LLC

54 Wilton Road,
Westport, Connecticut 06880
United States
(203) 842-8886
www.gemspring.com
info@gemspring.com

Gemspring Capital is a private equity firm focused on making control equity investments and structured equity investments in lower middle market companies headquartered in the United States and Canada. For platform investments, Gemspring targets companies with $25 to $250 million with strong competitive positions within sustainable market niches. Sectors of interest include business services, distribution/logistics, industrial services, media, technology, software, and niche manufacturing. Gemspring Capital is based in Westport, Connecticut.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Media, Retail, Software, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout

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

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # - 1 1 4 4 2 12
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - - 1 1
  13

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Therma Holdings LLC 2020-11-09 - Secondary Buyout
San Jose, California · www.thermaholdings.com
Cforia Software LLC 2020-07-27 - Growth Capital
Westlake Village, California · www.cforia.com
Skyline Displays, Inc. 2020-01-15 - Secondary Buyout
St. Paul, Minnesota · www.skyline.com
Shrieve Chemical Co. 2019-12-03 - Growth Capital
The Woodlands, Texas · www.shrieve.com
Crafty Apes VFX 2019-11-07 - Growth Capital
El Segundo, California · www.craftyapes.com
Rapid Displays, Inc. 2019-07-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Chicago, Illinois · www.rapiddisplays.com
Valant Medical Solutions, Inc. 2019-04-09 - Growth Capital
Seattle, Washington · www.valant.com
Bobit Business Media 2018-11-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Torrance, California · www.bobitbusinessmedia.com
Fiesta Insurance Franchise Corp. 2018-10-24 - Growth Capital
Las Vegas, Nevada · www.fiestafranchise.com
A10 Capital LLC 2018-05-03 - Secondary Buyout
Boise, Idaho · www.a10capital.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Therma Corp. 2017-06-22 Gilbert Mechanical Contractors LLC 2020-06-08 4
San Jose, California · www.therma.com Edina, Minnesota · www.gilbertmech.com
TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications LLC 2018-04-23 Carve 2019-10-15 4
New York, New York · www.tmp.com London, United Kingdom · www.carve.social
TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications LLC 2018-04-23 Maximum Employment Marketing Group Ltd. 2019-10-03 3
New York, New York · www.tmp.com Hong Kong, Hong Kong · www.maximum.com
Therma Corp. 2017-06-22 VarcoMac Electrical Construction Co. 2019-09-03 3
San Jose, California · www.therma.com Odenton, Maryland · www.varcomac.com
TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications LLC 2018-04-23 Perengo, Inc. 2019-07-16 2
New York, New York · www.tmp.com San Francisco, California · www.perengo.com
Bobit Business Media 2018-11-19 Warranty Chain Management Conference 2019-06-17 1
Torrance, California · www.bobitbusinessmedia.com Redwood City, California · www.warrantyconference.com
Therma Corp. 2017-06-22 Integrated Mechanical Systems 2019-02-25 2
San Jose, California · www.therma.com Irwindale, California · www.integratedmechanical.com
TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications LLC 2018-04-23 CKR Interactive 2019-02-11 1
New York, New York · www.tmp.com Campbell, California · www.ckrinteractive.com
Therma Corp. 2017-06-22 Yearout Mechanical, Inc. (Yearout Companies) 2019-01-15 1
San Jose, California · www.therma.com Albuquerque, New Mexico · www.yearout.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Media 3 (25%) - 3 (25%) -
Marketing 2 (17%) - 2 (17%) -
Business Services 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
Chemicals 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
Financial Services 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
Information Technology 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
Insurance 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
Software 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 12 - 12 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 12 (100%) - 12 (100%) -
  California 4 (33%) - 4 (33%) -
  Washington 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
  Texas 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
  New York 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
  Nevada 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
  Minnesota 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
  Illinois 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
  Idaho 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
  Florida 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 12 - 12 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 6 (50%) - 6 (50%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (25%) - 3 (25%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (25%) - 3 (25%) -
Total 12 - 12 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
6 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%

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