General Atlantic Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, General Atlantic has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 24 others.

General Atlantic’s most common sectors for investment are internet software and services (21%) and information technology (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (45%) and stake purchase (14%). In total, General Atlantic has invested in 22 US states and 26 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Gavilon for $2.8B.

In the last 3 years, General Atlantic has exited 16 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (39%). General Atlantic’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold AppDynamics for $3.7B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity272
    • M&A Buy Activity179
    • M&A Sell Activity93
  • Total Sectors Invested 31
  • Total Countries Invested 26
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 114
  • M&A Advisors 26

General Atlantic

600 Steamboat Road, Suite 105 ,
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
United States
(203) 629-8600
www.generalatlantic.com
info@generalatlantic.com

General Atlantic LLC 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 with additional offices in New York City, Palo Alto, London, Dusseldorf, Mumbai, and Hong Kong.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Distribution, E-Commerce, Education, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Life Science, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Oil/Gas Exploration, Publishing, Retail, Safety/Security, Semiconductors, Software, Staffing, Technology Hardware, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia/Pacific, Central Asia/India

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 40 400
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (7.4/yr) # 142 7 8 15 3 4 179
vol $8.9B $61M $8.9B
Sell (4.2/yr) # 72 5 5 4 5 2 93
vol $14.0B $2.9B $10.7B $2.5B $161M $30.4B
  272

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
dLocal 2020-09-15 - Growth Capital
Montevideo, Uruguay · www.dlocal.com
Gymshark Ltd. 2020-08-14 - Growth Capital
Solihull, United Kingdom · www.gymshark.com
Jio Platforms Ltd. 2020-04-21 - Stake Purchase
Navi Mumbai, India
ControlExpert GmbH 2020-03-09 - Secondary Buyout
Langenfeld, Germany · www.controlexpert.com
Comprehensive Educational Services Inc. 2020-01-15 - Growth Capital
San Diego, California · www.acesaba.com
European Wax Center, Inc. 2020-01-01 - Secondary Buyout
Aventura, Florida · www.waxcenter.com
Marathon Health LLC 2019-10-08 - Secondary Buyout
Winooski, Vermont · www1.marathon-health.com
Motif FoodWorks, Inc. 2019-08-15 - Venture
Boston, Massachusetts · www.www.madewithmotif.com
EN Engineering LLC 2019-07-18 - Secondary Buyout
Warrenville, Illinois · www.enengineering.com
Insurity, Inc. 2019-06-21 - Recapitalization
Hartford, Connecticut · www.insurity.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Think & Learn Pvt. Ltd. 2017-07-25 Whitehat Education Technology Pvt. Ltd. 2020-08-05 3
Bengaluru, India · www.byjus.com Mumbai, India · www.whitehatjr.com
Argus Media Ltd. 2016-05-23 Agritel 2020-07-06 3
London, United Kingdom · www.argusmedia.com Paris, France · www.agritel.fr
Argus Media Ltd. 2016-05-23 OMR OIL MARKET REPORT GmbH 2019-05-02 2
London, United Kingdom · www.argusmedia.com Kellinghusen, Germany · www.omr.de
Think & Learn Pvt. Ltd. 2017-07-25 Tangible Play, Inc. 2019-01-16 2
Bengaluru, India · www.byjus.com Palo Alto, California · www.playosmo.com
Argus Media Ltd. 2016-05-23 Integer Research Ltd. 2018-10-18 1
London, United Kingdom · www.argusmedia.com London, United Kingdom · www.integer-research.com
Think & Learn Pvt. Ltd. 2017-07-25 Math Adventures Education LLP 2018-07-24 1
Bengaluru, India · www.byjus.com Bengaluru, India · www.mathadventures.in
Pierpont Securities LLC 2010-03-03 Cortview Capital Securities LLC 2012-07-30 1
Stamford, Connecticut · www.pierpontsecurities.com Richmond, Virginia · www.cortcap.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 20 (24%) - 36 (20%) 15M (< 1%)
Information Technology 6 (7%) 319M (23%) 23 (13%) 584M (7%)
Financial Services 12 (14%) 220M (16%) 20 (11%) 1.6B (18%)
Business Services 1 (1%) - 18 (10%) 3.9B (43%)
Healthcare Services 7 (8%) - 11 (6%) -
Retail 8 (10%) - 10 (6%) -
Software 2 (2%) - 8 (4%) -
E-Commerce 1 (1%) 61M (4%) 5 (3%) 104M (1%)
Life Science 3 (4%) - 5 (3%) -
Engineering 1 (1%) - 4 (2%) 1.7B (18%)
Marketing 2 (2%) - 4 (2%) -
Restaurants 4 (5%) - 4 (2%) -
Insurance 1 (1%) 385M (27%) 3 (2%) 385M (4%)
Information Services 1 (1%) - 3 (2%) 122M (1%)
Consumer Products 2 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Staffing - - 2 (1%) 200M (2%)
Consumer Services 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Digital Media 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Education 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Publishing 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Transportation 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Infrastructure 1 (1%) 425M (30%) 1 (1%) 425M (5%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Automotive - - 1 (1%) -
Electronics - - 1 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Environmental 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Food 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Media - - 1 (1%) -
Medical Products 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) -
Total 84 $1.4B 179 $8.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 30 (36%) 539M (38%) 84 (47%) 6.7B (75%)
  California 6 (7%) - 20 (11%) -
  New York 6 (7%) - 12 (7%) 1.7B (19%)
  Connecticut 3 (4%) 220M (16%) 7 (4%) 220M (2%)
  Texas 3 (4%) - 6 (3%) -
  Massachusetts 3 (4%) - 6 (3%) -
  Illinois 1 (1%) - 5 (3%) -
  South Carolina 2 (2%) - 4 (2%) -
  Tennessee 2 (2%) 319M (23%) 3 (2%) 319M (4%)
  New Jersey 1 (1%) - 3 (2%) -
  Florida - - 3 (2%) -
  Washington 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Arizona 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Virginia - - 2 (1%) 1.7B (18%)
  Vermont 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Nebraska - - 1 (1%) 2.8B (31%)
  West Virginia - - 1 (1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (1%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (1%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (1%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (1%) -
India 10 (12%) - 15 (8%) -
United Kingdom 7 (8%) 385M (27%) 13 (7%) 864M (10%)
China 7 (8%) - 12 (7%) -
Brazil 8 (10%) - 11 (6%) -
Germany 1 (1%) - 10 (6%) -
Canada 5 (6%) 61M (4%) 5 (3%) 61M (1%)
  Ontario 4 (5%) 61M (4%) 4 (2%) 61M (1%)
  Alberta 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Spain 1 (1%) - 4 (2%) 15M (< 1%)
Singapore 2 (2%) 425M (30%) 2 (1%) 425M (5%)
Mexico 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Sweden 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Australia 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Denmark 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
United Arab Emirates 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Netherlands - - 2 (1%) -
France 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Cayman Islands 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Czech Republic 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Indonesia 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Slovenia 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Uruguay 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (1%) 800M (9%)
South Africa - - 1 (1%) 53M (1%)
Argentina - - 1 (1%) -
Russia - - 1 (1%) -
Turkey - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 30 (36%) 539M (38%) 84 (47%) 6.7B (75%)
Cross-border 54 (64%) 871M (62%) 95 (53%) 2.2B (25%)
Total 84 $1.4B 179 $8.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 43 (51%) 61M (4%) 80 (45%) 61M (1%)
Stake Purchase 10 (12%) 744M (53%) 24 (13%) 744M (8%)
Venture 11 (13%) - 21 (12%) 58M (1%)
Secondary Buyout 6 (7%) 385M (27%) 17 (9%) 385M (4%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (6%) 220M (16%) 15 (8%) 595M (7%)
PIPE 7 (8%) - 11 (6%) 1.4B (15%)
Divestiture 1 (1%) - 5 (3%) 5.5B (61%)
Going Private - - 2 (1%) 265M (3%)
Acquisition Financing - - 1 (1%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Joint Venture - - 1 (1%) -
Merger - - 1 (1%) -
Total 84 $1.4B 179 $8.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 27 (29%) 15.2B (61%)
IPO 24 (26%) 335M (1%)
Secondary Sale 21 (23%) 8.6B (34%)
Trade Sale 10 (11%) 881M (4%)
Stake Sale 6 (6%) -
Merger 2 (2%) -
Sold to Management 2 (2%) -
Recapitalization 1 (1%) -
Total 93 $25.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Financo LLC
2
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Morgan Stanley
1
Legal Deals
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
16
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
5
AZB & Partners
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $5.8B
$100M to $1B 9 $2.9B
< $100M 4 $172M
TOTAL $8.9B
Largest Gavilon LLC
$2.8B (2008-06-23)
sell # Total
> $1B 11 $24.0B
$100M to $1B 18 $6.3B
< $100M 2 $46M
TOTAL $30.4B
Largest AppDynamics, Inc.
$3.7B (2017-01-25)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
74%
23 74%
Strategic(s)
26%
8 26%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
43%
29 43%
Strategic(s)
57%
39 57%

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