Genstar Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Genstar Capital has acquired 22 companies.

Genstar Capital’s most common sectors for investment are financial services (11%) and software (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (47%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (31%). In total, Genstar Capital has invested in 21 US states and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Catalent for $3.3B.

In the last 3 years, Genstar Capital has exited 9 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (40%). Genstar Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold Accruent for $2.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity122
    • M&A Buy Activity81
    • M&A Sell Activity41
  • Total Sectors Invested 23
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 35
  • M&A Advisors 16

Genstar Capital

Four Embarcadero Center, Suite 1900,
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
(415) 834-2350
www.gencap.com
info@gencap.com

Genstar Capital is a private equity firm that seeks investments in life science, healthcare, medical products, industrial technology, software, financial services, packaging, building materials, manufacturing, and business services companies. Genstar looks to invest between $50 and $400 million of equity capital in businesses valued up to $1 billion. Target transaction situations include control-oriented leveraged buyouts of corporate divisions, privately held businesses or public companies, minority investments in privately held businesses or public companies, ownership restructurings/recapitalizations of privately held businesses, growth equity financings, partnerships with other strategic or financial buyers, and take privates. Genstar Capital was formed in 1988 and is based in San Francisco, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Construction, Consumer Products, Electrical Equipment, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Software, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 10 -
Investment Size 50 400
Enterprise Value 50 1,000
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (5.6/yr) # 53 7 8 7 6 - 81
vol $6.2B $720M $1.0B $7.9B
Sell (2.8/yr) # 27 5 2 2 2 3 41
vol $4.7B $632M $2.0B $7.4B
  122

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Innovative Aftermarket Systems LP 2020-05-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.iasdirect.com
ConnectiveRx 2020-03-10 - Recapitalization
Whippany, New Jersey · www.connectiverx.com
Pretium Packaging, Inc. 2020-01-15 - Secondary Buyout
Chesterfield, Missouri · www.pretiumpkg.com
ECM Industries LLC 2019-12-23 - Secondary Buyout
New Berlin, Wisconsin · www.ecmindustries.com
Truck-Lite Co. LLC 2019-12-17 - Secondary Buyout
Falconer, New York · www.truck-lite.com
Worldwide Facilities LLC 2019-08-07 - Secondary Buyout
Los Angeles, California · www.wwfi.com
OEConnection LLC 2019-08-02 - Secondary Buyout
Richfield, Ohio · www.oeconnection.com
Advarra, Inc. 2019-06-06 - Secondary Buyout
Columbia, Maryland · www.advarra.com
Prometheus Group 2019-05-30 1.0B USD Secondary Buyout
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.prometheusgroup.com
Ohio Transmission Corp. 2019-04-09 - Secondary Buyout
Columbus, Ohio · www.otpnet.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
insightsoftware 2018-06-14 Viareport 2020-09-10 9
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.insightsoftware.com Broadheath, United Kingdom · www.viareport.co.uk
Alera Group 2017-01-04 FNL Insurance Group 2020-08-20 82
Deerfield, Illinois · www.aleragroup.com Timonium, Maryland
Alera Group 2017-01-04 Banasky Insurance, Inc 2020-08-18 81
Deerfield, Illinois · www.aleragroup.com South Jordan, Utah · www.banasky.com
Alera Group 2017-01-04 J.D. Moschitto & Associates, Inc. 2020-08-13 80
Deerfield, Illinois · www.aleragroup.com White Plains, New York · www.jdmbenefits.com
Alera Group 2017-01-04 Alper Services LLC 2020-08-11 79
Deerfield, Illinois · www.aleragroup.com Chicago, Illinois · www.alperservices.com
Mercer Advisors, Inc. 2015-03-25 Summit Wealth Advisors, Inc. 2020-08-05 29
Santa Barbara, California · www.merceradvisors.com Frisco, Colorado · www.summitwealthinc.com
Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. 2017-09-07 Flowspring, Inc. 2020-08-04 3
Rockville, Maryland · www.issgovernance.com Englewood, Colorado · www.flowspring.com
Worldwide Facilities LLC 2019-08-07 Clearwater Underwriters, Inc. 2020-08-03 4
Los Angeles, California · www.wwfi.com Clearwater, Florida · www.cuifla.com
insightsoftware 2018-06-14 Event 1 Software, Inc. 2020-07-16 8
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.insightsoftware.com Vancouver, Washington · www.event1software.com
Professional Datasolutions, Inc. (PDI) 2016-05-24 ZipLine, Inc. 2020-06-18 15
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.pdisoftware.com Portland, Maine · www.zipline.biz

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services 6 (16%) 720M (42%) 9 (11%) 1.1B (14%)
Software 5 (13%) 1.0B (58%) 7 (9%) 1.0B (13%)
Information Technology 5 (13%) - 7 (9%) -
Insurance 4 (11%) - 7 (9%) -
Internet Software and Services 3 (8%) - 7 (9%) -
Life Science 2 (5%) - 6 (7%) 4.1B (52%)
Business Services 4 (11%) - 6 (7%) -
Building Materials - - 4 (5%) 693M (9%)
Electrical Equipment 2 (5%) - 4 (5%) -
Manufacturing - - 3 (4%) 557M (7%)
Healthcare Services 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Packaging 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (2%) 400M (5%)
Automotive 2 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
Construction 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Information Services 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 2 (2%) -
Communications - - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (1%) -
Distribution 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Furniture - - 1 (1%) -
Machinery - - 1 (1%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (1%) -
Total 38 $1.7B 82 $7.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 31 (82%) 1.7B (100%) 73 (89%) 7.8B (98%)
  California 7 (18%) - 12 (15%) 1.2B (15%)
  Texas 3 (8%) - 5 (6%) -
  Illinois 2 (5%) - 5 (6%) -
  New York 1 (3%) - 5 (6%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (3%) - 5 (6%) -
  Connecticut - - 5 (6%) 345M (4%)
  Pennsylvania 3 (8%) - 4 (5%) 400M (5%)
  New Jersey 2 (5%) - 4 (5%) 3.3B (42%)
  North Carolina 2 (5%) 1.0B (58%) 4 (5%) 1.8B (23%)
  Ohio 2 (5%) - 4 (5%) -
  Maryland 2 (5%) 720M (42%) 3 (4%) 720M (9%)
  Wisconsin 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Tennessee 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Colorado 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Arizona 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Alabama 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Minnesota - - 2 (2%) -
  Michigan - - 2 (2%) -
  Georgia 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 3 (8%) - 5 (6%) 120M (2%)
  Ontario 2 (5%) - 3 (4%) 120M (2%)
  Alberta 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Bermuda 2 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
United Kingdom 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Malta 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 31 (82%) 1.7B (100%) 73 (89%) 7.8B (98%)
Cross-border 7 (18%) - 9 (11%) 120M (2%)
Total 38 $1.7B 82 $7.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 23 (61%) 1.7B (100%) 38 (46%) 3.0B (38%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (16%) - 25 (30%) -
Divestiture 3 (8%) - 8 (10%) 3.9B (49%)
Growth Capital 2 (5%) - 3 (4%) -
Recapitalization 2 (5%) - 3 (4%) -
Going Private - - 2 (2%) 1.0B (13%)
Consolidation 2 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (1%) -
Total 38 $1.7B 82 $7.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 16 (39%) 3.2B (43%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 11 (27%) 4.2B (57%)
Bankruptcy 4 (10%) -
IPO 4 (10%) -
Trade Sale 3 (7%) -
Merger 1 (2%) -
Recapitalization 1 (2%) -
Sold to Management 1 (2%) -
Total 41 $7.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
UBS Investment Bank
3
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
2
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
2
Legal Deals
Ropes & Gray LLP
7
Latham & Watkins
6
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
6

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $4.3B
$100M to $1B 8 $3.6B
TOTAL $7.9B
Largest Catalent, Inc.
$3.3B (2007-01-25)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $3.3B
$100M to $1B 8 $4.1B
TOTAL $7.4B
Largest Accruent, Inc.
$2.0B (2018-07-31)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
87%
53 87%
Strategic(s)
13%
8 13%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
60%
21 60%
Strategic(s)
40%
14 40%

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