M&A Deal Summary

General Atlantic Acquires Aperture Group

On May 27, 2014, growth capital firm General Atlantic acquired internet software and services company Aperture Group

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is General Atlantic’s 22nd transaction in the Internet Software and Services sector.
  • This is General Atlantic’s 65th transaction in the United States.
  • This is General Atlantic’s 6th transaction in Illinois.
Investment Fate
  • Aperture Group was sold to a publicly-traded strategic buyer in 2016 for 725M USD.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2014-05-27
Target Aperture Group
Sector Internet Software and Services
Buyer(s) General Atlantic
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Advisor(s) Sidley Austin LLP (Legal)


Aperture Group

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Aperture Group LLC (OptionsHouse) is a provider of online brokerage services.

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Buyer(S) 1


General Atlantic is a large private equity firm that invests globally in growth-oriented public and private companies. Broad areas of interest include financial services, media and consumer, healthcare, enterprise solutions, communications and electronics, and energy. General Atlantic looks to invest $40 to $400 million in transactions that support growth, expansions, buy-outs, consolidations and build-ups. General Atlantic seeks to make 8 to 12 investments per year with an investment horizon of five to ten years. The Firm's geographic coverage spans North America; Europe; Asia/Pacific; and India. General Atlantic was formed in 1980 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Overall 132 of 323
Sector (Internet Software and Services) 22 of 69
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 13 of 16
State (Illinois) 6 of 10
Country (United States) 65 of 152
Year (2014) 11 of 17
2014-05-15 Meituan

Beijing, China

Meituan was founded as China's first groupbuy website and is China's largest provider for local services with over 130 million annual active purchasers. Meituan currently operates its businesses through three business units: Customers to Shop, Hotel Tourism and Home Delivery Service, and a subsidiary Maoyan Movie. Customers to Shop business includes supports local merchants to promote marketing and management ability. Meituan was founded in 2003 and is based in Beijing, China.

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2014-06-27 KIMS Hospitals

Secunderabad , India

KIMS Hospitals provides medical and health care services in India. The company offers range of specialties, including cardiac, dental, neuro, oncological, orthopedic, renal, reproductive, and robotic sciences, as well as gastroenterology and hepatology, heart and lung transplant, organ transplantation, mother and child care, and paediatrics services. It also focuses on accident, biochemistry, anesthesiology, bariatric surgery, andrology and infertility, arthroscopy, alzheimers, bone, and joint center specialties.. KIMS Hospitals was founded in 1973 and is based in Secunderabad, India.

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