General Atlantic Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, General Atlantic has acquired 7 companies. It has also invested in 21 others.

General Atlantic’s most common sectors for investment are internet software and services (19%) and information technology (14%). 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 20 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (35%). 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 Activity290
    • M&A Buy Activity185
    • M&A Sell Activity105
  • Total Sectors Invested 30
  • Total Countries Invested 26
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 120
  • 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 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.


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, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific, Australia/New Zealand, Central Asia/India, Latin/South America

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (6.8/yr) # 151 7 15 3 4 5 185
vol $8.9B $8.9B
Sell (5.2/yr) # 80 6 5 7 4 4 106
vol $17.0B $10.7B $2.5B $161M $30.4B
  291

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Buff City Soap Supply LLC 2021-06-02 - Growth Capital
Dallas, Texas · www.buffcitysoap.com
Genesis MedTech Group 2021-05-24 - Venture
Singapore, Singapore · www.genesismedtech.com
Squarespace, Inc. 2021-05-19 - IPO
New York, New York · www.squarespace.com
Back Market 2021-05-18 - Growth Capital
Paris, France · www.backmarket.com
Alkami Technology, Inc. 2021-04-14 - IPO
Plano, Texas · www.alkami.com
CareMetx LLC 2021-04-06 - Recapitalization
Bethesda, Maryland · caremetx.com
Alignment Healthcare USA LLC 2021-03-25 - IPO
Orange, California · www.alignmenthealthcare.com
Greensill 2021-03-08 - Bankruptcy
London, United Kingdom · www.greensill.com
Equality Health 2021-01-26 - Secondary Buyout
Phoenix, Arizona · www.equalityhealth.com
dLocal 2020-09-15 - Growth Capital
Montevideo, Uruguay · www.dlocal.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Amherst Pierpont Securities LLC 2010-03-03 Amherst Holdings LLC 2014-07-01 2
New York, New York · www.apsec.com Austin, Texas · www.amherst.com
Amherst Pierpont Securities LLC 2010-03-03 Cortview Capital Securities LLC 2012-07-30 1
New York, New York · www.apsec.com Richmond, Virginia · www.cortcap.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 14 (19%) - 34 (18%) 15M (< 1%)
Information Technology 5 (7%) 319M (24%) 26 (14%) 584M (7%)
Financial Services 8 (11%) 220M (16%) 20 (11%) 1.6B (18%)
Business Services 1 (1%) - 18 (10%) 3.9B (44%)
Healthcare Services 6 (8%) - 11 (6%) -
Retail 8 (11%) - 10 (5%) -
Software 2 (3%) - 8 (4%) -
E-Commerce 2 (3%) - 7 (4%) 43M (< 1%)
Life Science 3 (4%) - 5 (3%) -
Engineering - - 4 (2%) 1.7B (19%)
Insurance 1 (1%) 385M (29%) 4 (2%) 385M (4%)
Consumer Products 3 (4%) - 4 (2%) -
Marketing 2 (3%) - 4 (2%) -
Restaurants 3 (4%) - 4 (2%) -
Information Services - - 3 (2%) 122M (1%)
Education 3 (4%) - 3 (2%) -
Medical Products 3 (4%) - 3 (2%) -
Staffing - - 2 (1%) 200M (2%)
Consumer Services 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Digital Media 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Publishing 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Transportation 2 (3%) - 2 (1%) -
Infrastructure 1 (1%) 425M (32%) 1 (1%) 425M (5%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Automotive - - 1 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Environmental 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Food 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Media - - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) -
Total 73 $1.3B 186 $8.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 25 (34%) 539M (40%) 87 (47%) 6.7B (76%)
  California 3 (4%) - 20 (11%) -
  New York 5 (7%) 220M (16%) 12 (6%) 1.7B (20%)
  Texas 2 (3%) - 7 (4%) -
  Massachusetts 3 (4%) - 6 (3%) -
  Connecticut 2 (3%) - 6 (3%) -
  Illinois 1 (1%) - 6 (3%) -
  South Carolina 2 (3%) - 4 (2%) -
  Tennessee 2 (3%) 319M (24%) 3 (2%) 319M (4%)
  Arizona 2 (3%) - 3 (2%) -
  Florida - - 3 (2%) -
  Washington 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Maryland 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Virginia - - 2 (1%) 1.7B (19%)
  Colorado - - 2 (1%) 200M (2%)
  New Jersey - - 2 (1%) -
  Vermont 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Nebraska - - 1 (1%) 2.8B (32%)
  West Virginia - - 1 (1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (1%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (1%) -
India 10 (14%) - 17 (9%) -
United Kingdom 4 (5%) 385M (29%) 13 (7%) 864M (10%)
China 5 (7%) - 12 (6%) -
Brazil 7 (10%) - 11 (6%) -
Germany 1 (1%) - 10 (5%) -
Canada 4 (5%) - 5 (3%) -
  Ontario 3 (4%) - 4 (2%) -
  Alberta 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Spain 1 (1%) - 4 (2%) 15M (< 1%)
Singapore 3 (4%) 425M (32%) 3 (2%) 425M (5%)
France 2 (3%) - 2 (1%) -
Mexico 2 (3%) - 2 (1%) -
Australia 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Denmark 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Sweden 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
United Arab Emirates 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Netherlands - - 2 (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 25 (34%) 539M (40%) 87 (47%) 6.7B (76%)
Cross-border 48 (66%) 810M (60%) 99 (53%) 2.2B (24%)
Total 73 $1.3B 186 $8.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 37 (51%) - 83 (45%) -
Stake Purchase 9 (12%) 744M (55%) 25 (13%) 744M (8%)
Venture 10 (14%) - 23 (12%) 58M (1%)
Secondary Buyout 7 (10%) 385M (29%) 19 (10%) 385M (4%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (4%) 220M (16%) 14 (8%) 595M (7%)
PIPE 5 (7%) - 11 (6%) 1.4B (15%)
Divestiture 1 (1%) - 5 (3%) 5.5B (62%)
Going Private - - 2 (1%) 265M (3%)
Acquisition Financing - - 1 (1%) -
Joint Venture - - 1 (1%) -
Merger - - 1 (1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 73 $1.3B 186 $8.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 30 (28%) 335M (1%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 27 (25%) 15.2B (61%)
Secondary Sale 23 (22%) 8.6B (34%)
Trade Sale 11 (10%) 881M (4%)
Stake Sale 8 (8%) -
Merger 2 (2%) -
Sold to Management 2 (2%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (1%) -
SPAC 1 (1%) -
Total 106 $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
17
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
5
AZB & Partners
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $5.8B
$100M to $1B 9 $2.9B
< $100M 3 $111M
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
Investor(s)
12%
22 (12%)
Strategic(s)
4%
8 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
25%
27 (25%)
Strategic(s)
39%
41 (39%)

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