Geolo Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Geolo Capital’s most common sectors for investment are leisure (50%) and digital media (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%) and secondary buyout (34%). In total, Geolo Capital has invested in 4 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Local TV for $1.1B.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). Geolo Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Local TV for $2.7B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

Geolo Capital

Pier 5, The Embarcadero, Suite 102,
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
(415) 694-5800
www.geolo.com
info@geolo.com

Geolo Capital is the private equity investment arm of The John A. Pritzker family. Geolo specializes in growth capital and buyout investments in middle market companies throughout the US. Areas of interests include hospitality, entertainment, health/wellness, and consumer products/services. Geolo Capital is based in San Francisco.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Education, Food, Healthcare Services, Leisure, Marketing, Media

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $1.1B $1.1B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $2.7B $2.7B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. 2013-09-20 - IPO
Dallas, Texas · www.clubcorp.com
Commune Hotels and Resorts LLC 2013-08-06 - Stake Purchase
San Francisco, New York · www.communehotels.com
Local TV LLC 2013-07-01 2.7B USD Add-on Acquisition
Ft. Wright, Kentucky · www.localtvllc.com
Aidells Sausage Co., Inc. 2011-05-27 - Add-on Acquisition
San Leandro, California · www.aidells.com
Joie de Vivre Hospitality, Inc. 2010-06-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Francisco, California · www.jdvhotels.com
Carmel Valley Ranch 2009-07-02 20M USD Secondary Buyout
Carmel-By-The-Sea, California · www.carmelvalleyranch.com
Brand Connections LLC 2008-06-30 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.brandconnections.com
Local TV LLC 2007-12-22 1.1B USD Stake Purchase
Ft. Wright, Kentucky · www.localtvllc.com
ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. 2007-12-07 - Secondary Buyout
Dallas, Texas · www.clubcorp.com
Brand Connections LLC 2006-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New York, New York · www.brandconnections.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Leisure 2 (67%) 20M (100%) 3 (50%) 20M (2%)
Media - - 1 (17%) 1.1B (98%)
Digital Media - - 1 (17%) -
Restaurants 1 (33%) - 1 (17%) -
Total 3 $20M 6 $1.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (100%) 20M (100%) 6 (100%) 1.1B (100%)
  California 2 (67%) 20M (100%) 2 (33%) 20M (2%)
  New York 1 (33%) - 2 (33%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (17%) 1.1B (98%)
  Texas - - 1 (17%) -
Total 3 $20M 6 $1.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Stake Purchase 1 (33%) - 2 (33%) 1.1B (98%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (33%) 20M (100%) 2 (33%) 20M (2%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (33%) - 2 (33%) -
Total 3 $20M 6 $1.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (50%) -
Trade Sale 1 (17%) 2.7B (100%)
IPO 1 (17%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (17%) -
Total 6 $2.7B

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.1B
< $100M 1 $20M
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest Local TV LLC
$1.1B (2007-12-22)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.7B
TOTAL $2.7B
Largest Local TV LLC
$2.7B (2013-07-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
20%
1 20%
Strategic(s)
80%
4 80%

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