Generation Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Generation Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (15%) and internet software and services (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (65%) and stake purchase (15%). In total, Generation Partners has invested in 10 US states.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (36%). Generation Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2000 when it sold American Cellular corp. for $2.4B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity28
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18

Generation Partners

2 Lafayette Court,
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
United States
(203) 422-8200
www.generation.com
info@generation.com

Generation Partners is a private equity firm focused on growth companies at various stages of development. Generation looks to commit $10 to $50 million of equity capital per investment. The Firm is a hands-on investor, helping managers take their companies to the next level. Areas of interest include business, information, and consumer services; media, communications and entertainment; and healthcare services and technology. Generation will consider both majority and minority positions. Generation Partners was formed in 1995 and has offices in Greenwich, Connecticut; Austin, Texas; and San Francisco, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Digital Media, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Marketing, Media, Publishing, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 50
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 14 - - - - - 14
Sell (0.0/yr) # 14 - - - - - 14
vol $2.9B $2.9B
  28

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Captivate Network, Inc. 2013-09-26 - Growth Capital
Chelmsford, Massachusetts · www.captivatenetwork.com
ShopWiki Corp. 2011-01-28 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.shopwiki.com
Leaf Group Ltd. 2011-01-15 - IPO
Santa Monica, California · www.leafgroup.com
Sterling Infosystems, Inc. (Sterling Talent Solutions) 2010-12-02 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.sterlingbackcheck.com
iCrossing, Inc. 2010-06-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Scottsdale, Arizona · www.icrossing.com
Fortis Institute 2009-12-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Grand Prairie, Texas · www.fortis.edu
High End Systems, Inc. 2008-06-10 55M USD Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.highend.com
Virtual Radiologic Corp. 2007-11-14 - IPO
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.virtualrad.net
The Johnny Rockets Group, Inc. 2007-03-01 - Secondary Buyout
Lake Forest, California · www.johnnyrockets.com
Leaf Group Ltd. 2006-09-28 - Venture
Santa Monica, California · www.leafgroup.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Agility Recovery Solutions, Inc. 2001-01-01 Recovery Solutions 2020-09-29 3
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.agilityrecovery.com Chicago, Illinois
Agility Recovery Solutions, Inc. 2001-01-01 Preparis, Inc. 2019-02-27 2
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.agilityrecovery.com Atlanta, Georgia · www.preparis.com
Agility Recovery Solutions, Inc. 2001-01-01 Rentsys Recovery Services, Inc. - Workspace Recovery Business Unit 2018-12-11 1
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.agilityrecovery.com College Station, Texas

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 1 (33%) - 2 (14%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (14%) -
Marketing 1 (33%) - 2 (14%) -
Communications - - 1 (7%) -
Diversified - - 1 (7%) -
Education 1 (33%) - 1 (7%) -
Environmental - - 1 (7%) -
Gaming - - 1 (7%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (7%) -
Media - - 1 (7%) -
Staffing - - 1 (7%) -
Total 3 - 14 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (100%) - 14 (100%) -
  New York - - 5 (36%) -
  North Carolina 1 (33%) - 1 (7%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (33%) - 1 (7%) -
  Connecticut 1 (33%) - 1 (7%) -
  Texas - - 1 (7%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (7%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (7%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (7%) -
  California - - 1 (7%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (7%) -
Total 3 - 14 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (67%) - 9 (64%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (14%) -
Venture - - 2 (14%) -
Growth Capital 1 (33%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 3 - 14 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (36%) 2.9B (100%)
Secondary Sale 4 (29%) -
Trade Sale 3 (21%) -
IPO 2 (14%) -
Total 14 $2.9B

Deal Values

sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.4B
$100M to $1B 1 $436M
< $100M 1 $55M
TOTAL $2.9B
Largest American Cellular corp.
$2.4B (2000-02-26)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
60%
9 60%
Strategic(s)
40%
6 40%

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