General Atlantic Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Growth Capital Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, General Atlantic has acquired 10 companies. It has also invested in 86 others.

General Atlantic’s most common sectors for investment areinternet software and services (22%) and information technology (14%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (37%) and venture (32%). In total, General Atlantic has invested in 28 US states and 33 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2021 when it acquired Authentic Brands Group for $12.7B.

In the last 3 years, General Atlantic has exited 34 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is ipo (36%). 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 Activity460
    • M&A Buy Activity321
    • M&A Sell Activity139
  • Total Sectors Invested 35
  • Total Countries Invested 33
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 135
  • M&A Advisors 30

General Atlantic

Park Avenue Plaza 55 East, 32nd Street,
New York, New York 10055
United States
(212) 715-4000
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 USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (23.4/yr) # 204 22 24 49 22 - 321
vol $8.1B $12.7B $20.8B
Sell (8.6/yr) # 98 9 13 19 2 - 141
vol $29.5B $161M $600M $30.2B
  462

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Mobileye Global Inc. 2022-10-26 - PIPE
Jerusalem, Israel · www.mobileye.com
INCO Ltd. 2022-10-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Sao Paulo, Brazil · www.isaac.com.br
Third Harmonic Bio, Inc. 2022-09-19 - IPO
Cambridge, Massachusetts · www.thirdharmonicbio.com
Kahoot! AS 2022-09-16 - Stake Purchase
Oslo, Norway · www.kahoot.com
Klar. SA de CV 2022-06-09 - Venture
Mexico City, Mexico · www.klar.mx
Ultima Genomics, Inc. 2022-05-31 - Venture
Newark, California · www.ultimagenomics.com
Modulr Finance Ltd. 2022-05-18 - Venture
London, United Kingdom · www.modulrfinance.com
Locaweb Servicos de Internet S.A. 2022-05-18 - Stake Purchase
Sao Paulo, Brazil · www.locaweb.com
Talos, Inc. 2022-05-10 - Venture
New York, New York · www.talos.com
Pantherx Rare LLC 2022-05-05 - Divestiture
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.pantherxrare.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Visma Oy 2017-06-29 Visma - IT Consulting Business 2022-06-16 3
Oslo, Norway · www.visma.com Oslo, Norway
Howden Group Holdings Ltd. 2013-03-27 TigerRisk Partners LLC 2022-06-09 1
London, United Kingdom · www.howdengroupholdings.com Stamford, Connecticut · www.tigerrisk.com
Visma Oy 2017-06-29 Lyanthe BV 2022-03-10 41
Oslo, Norway · www.visma.com Echt, Netherlands · www.lyanthe.com
Visma Oy 2017-06-29 Onguard Holding 2020-02-20 40
Oslo, Norway · www.visma.com Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.onguard.com
Visma Oy 2017-06-29 VerzuimSignaal 2019-11-04 2
Oslo, Norway · www.visma.com Utrecht, Netherlands · www.verzuimsignaal.com
Visma Oy 2017-06-29 ProLøn A/S 2019-06-24 39
Oslo, Norway · www.visma.com Randers, Denmark · www.proloen.dk
Visma Oy 2017-06-29 Roxit BV 2019-02-11 38
Oslo, Norway · www.visma.com Zwolle, Netherlands · www.roxit.nl
Visma Oy 2017-06-29 Extenda Retail 2018-09-20 1
Oslo, Norway · www.visma.com Stockholm, Sweden · www.extendaretail.com
Visma Oy 2017-06-29 Raet BV 2018-07-06 37
Oslo, Norway · www.visma.com Amersfoort, Netherlands · www.vismaraet.nl
Visma Oy 2017-06-29 Admincontrol AG 2017-10-04 36
Oslo, Norway · www.visma.com Oslo, Norway · www.admincontrol.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 40 (23%) - 69 (21%) 15M (< 1%)
Information Technology 19 (11%) - 42 (13%) 265M (1%)
Financial Services 13 (8%) - 29 (9%) 1.6B (8%)
Software 17 (10%) - 24 (7%) -
Healthcare Services 13 (8%) - 21 (7%) -
Business Services 2 (1%) - 20 (6%) 1.1B (5%)
Life Science 12 (7%) - 19 (6%) -
E-Commerce 10 (6%) - 17 (5%) 43M (< 1%)
Retail 8 (5%) - 12 (4%) -
Education 5 (3%) - 6 (2%) -
Consumer Products 4 (2%) 12.7B (97%) 5 (2%) 12.7B (61%)
Insurance 2 (1%) 385M (3%) 5 (2%) 385M (2%)
Engineering - - 4 (1%) 1.7B (8%)
Information Services 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) 122M (1%)
Consumer Services 3 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
Digital Media 2 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Marketing 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Medical Products 3 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
Restaurants 2 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Real Estate 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) 2.8B (13%)
Apparel/Textiles 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Food 3 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Staffing - - 2 (1%) 200M (1%)
Environmental 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Publishing 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Transportation 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Aerospace 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Agriculture 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Automotive - - 1 (< 1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (< 1%) -
Infrastructure - - 1 (< 1%) -
Leisure - - 1 (< 1%) -
Media - - 1 (< 1%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 171 $13.1B 323 $20.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 74 (43%) 12.7B (97%) 152 (47%) 19.1B (92%)
  California 23 (13%) - 43 (13%) -
  New York 12 (7%) 12.7B (97%) 22 (7%) 14.4B (69%)
  Massachusetts 10 (6%) - 16 (5%) -
  Texas 5 (3%) - 11 (3%) -
  Illinois 3 (2%) - 10 (3%) -
  Connecticut - - 6 (2%) -
  Florida 3 (2%) - 5 (2%) -
  Colorado 2 (1%) - 4 (1%) 200M (1%)
  South Carolina 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
  Tennessee 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  North Carolina 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Michigan 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Maryland 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Kansas 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Georgia 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Arizona 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Washington 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Virginia - - 2 (1%) 1.7B (8%)
  New Jersey - - 2 (1%) -
  Utah 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Ohio 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Minnesota 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Alabama 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Vermont 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Nebraska - - 1 (< 1%) 2.8B (13%)
  Arkansas - - 1 (< 1%) -
  West Virginia - - 1 (< 1%) -
China 13 (8%) - 28 (9%) -
India 14 (8%) - 24 (7%) -
United Kingdom 8 (5%) 385M (3%) 18 (6%) 864M (4%)
Brazil 9 (5%) - 17 (5%) -
Germany 8 (5%) - 17 (5%) -
France 7 (4%) - 7 (2%) -
Mexico 7 (4%) - 7 (2%) -
Canada 3 (2%) - 5 (2%) -
  Ontario 2 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
  Alberta 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Netherlands 3 (2%) - 5 (2%) -
Israel 3 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
Spain 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) 15M (< 1%)
Indonesia 3 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Denmark 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Australia 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Singapore 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Norway 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Colombia 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Sweden 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Turkey 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
United Arab Emirates 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Uruguay 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Cayman Islands 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Czech Republic 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Kenya 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Nigeria 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Philippines 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Switzerland 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Vietnam 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (< 1%) 800M (4%)
South Africa - - 1 (< 1%) 53M (< 1%)
Russia - - 1 (< 1%) -
Slovenia - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 171 $13.1B 323 $20.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 55 (32%) - 117 (36%) -
Venture 76 (44%) - 101 (31%) 58M (< 1%)
Stake Purchase 18 (11%) - 37 (11%) -
Secondary Buyout 8 (5%) 13.1B (100%) 22 (7%) 13.1B (63%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (2%) - 16 (5%) 595M (3%)
PIPE 3 (2%) - 12 (4%) 1.4B (6%)
Divestiture 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) 5.5B (26%)
Add-on Acquisition 4 (2%) - 5 (2%) -
Going Private 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) 265M (1%)
Joint Venture 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Acquisition Financing - - 1 (< 1%) -
Merger - - 1 (< 1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 171 $13.1B 323 $20.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 50 (35%) 335M (1%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 30 (21%) 18.3B (64%)
Secondary Sale 23 (16%) 8.5B (30%)
Trade Sale 13 (9%) 1.5B (5%)
Stake Sale 11 (8%) -
Merger 6 (4%) -
Sold to Management 3 (2%) -
Bankruptcy 2 (1%) -
SPAC 2 (1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (1%) -
Total 141 $28.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Financo LLC
2
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
2
Jefferies LLC
1
Legal Deals
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
22
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
4
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $18.5B
$100M to $1B 7 $2.2B
< $100M 3 $111M
TOTAL $20.8B
Largest Authentic Brands Group LLC
$12.7B (2021-11-22)
sell # Total
> $1B 11 $23.1B
$100M to $1B 19 $7.1B
< $100M 2 $46M
TOTAL $30.2B
Largest AppDynamics, Inc.
$3.7B (2017-01-25)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
8%
27 (8%)
Strategic(s)
3%
9 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
21%
30 (21%)
Strategic(s)
35%
49 (35%)

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