GI Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, GI Partners has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

GI Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (22%) and real estate (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (36%) and secondary buyout (36%). In total, GI Partners has invested in 19 US states and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Ladder Capital for $1.0B.

In the last 3 years, GI Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (44%). GI Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold Wave Broadband for $2.4B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity58
    • M&A Buy Activity42
    • M&A Sell Activity16
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 17

GI Partners

188 The Embarcadero, Suite 700,
San Francisco, California 94025
United States
(415) 688.4800
www.gipartners.com
info@gipartners.com

GI Partners (Global Innovation Partners) is a private equity firm focused on control oriented investments in asset-backed businesses and properties located throughout North America and Western Europe. GI looks to invest up to $500 million in companies generating predictable, recurring cash flows; underperforming businesses with intrinsic value; and direct asset investments with operational complexity. Sectors of interest include energy, education, healthcare services, leisure, retail, logistics, media, entertainment, financial services, technology, and telecommunications. GI Partners was formed in 2001 and has offices in San Francisco, Greenwich, and Chicago.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Business Services, Communications, Distribution, Education, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Leisure, Media, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - 500
Enterprise Value - 1,000
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 29 3 - 6 2 2 42
vol $1.8B $1.8B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 12 1 2 - 1 - 16
vol $1.2B $2.4B $3.6B
  58

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Blue Stream Fiber 2020-06-02 - Secondary Buyout
Port St. Lucie, Florida · www.bluestreamfiber.com
DR Fortress LLC 2020-01-16 - Growth Capital
Honolulu, Hawaii · www.drfortress.com
Kellermeyer Bergensons Services LLC 2019-10-22 - Secondary Buyout
Maumee, Ohio · www.kbs-clean.com
Insurity, Inc. 2019-06-21 - Recapitalization
Hartford, Connecticut · www.insurity.com
Single Digits, Inc. 2019-01-03 - Secondary Buyout
Bedford, New Hampshire · www.singledigits.com
California Cryobank LLC 2018-06-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Los Angeles, California · www.californiacryobank.com
Advanced Discovery Services LLC 2018-03-21 - Secondary Buyout
Los Angeles, California · www.advanceddiscovery.com
Consilio 2018-03-21 - Secondary Buyout
Washington, District of Columbia · www.consilio.com
Togetherwork 2018-03-13 - Secondary Buyout
Columbus, Georgia · www.togetherwork.com
Doxim, Inc. 2018-03-01 - Recapitalization
Markham, Ontario · www.doxim.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Insurity, Inc. 2019-06-21 Epic-Premier Insurance Solutions, Inc. 2020-06-25 2
Hartford, Connecticut · www.insurity.com Lakeland, Florida · www.epic-premier.com
Access Information Management Shared Services LLC 2014-10-21 ImageFreeway, Inc. - Records Storage Business 2020-06-03 40
Livermore, California · www.accesscorp.com , Georgia
Access Information Management Shared Services LLC 2014-10-21 Off-Site Records Management, Inc. 2020-06-03 39
Livermore, California · www.accesscorp.com Lexington, Kentucky · www.osrmgmt.com
Access Information Management Shared Services LLC 2014-10-21 International Data Depository 2020-06-03 38
Livermore, California · www.accesscorp.com Miami, Florida · www.intdd.com
Single Digits, Inc. 2019-01-03 Inviacom 2020-05-14 4
Bedford, New Hampshire · www.singledigits.com Indian Trail, North Carolina · www.inviacom.com
Access Information Management Shared Services LLC 2014-10-21 Information Governance Solutions LLC (IGS) 2020-02-11 37
Livermore, California · www.accesscorp.com Irvine, California · www.infogovsolutions.com
DAXKO LLC 2016-09-06 UpLaunch 2020-02-06 7
Birmingham, Alabama · www.daxko.com Alexandria, Virginia · www.uplaunch.com
Single Digits, Inc. 2019-01-03 BSG Wireless 2020-02-04 3
Bedford, New Hampshire · www.singledigits.com San Antonio, Texas · www.bsgwireless.com
Access Information Management Shared Services LLC 2014-10-21 Apex Information Security, Inc. 2020-01-29 36
Livermore, California · www.accesscorp.com Lowell, Massachusetts · www.apexinfosecurity.com
Access Information Management Shared Services LLC 2014-10-21 Business Data Record Services, Inc. 2020-01-29 35
Livermore, California · www.accesscorp.com New Brighton, Minnesota · www.bdrs.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 5 (19%) - 9 (21%) -
Real Estate 4 (15%) 127M (15%) 6 (14%) 127M (7%)
Healthcare Services 2 (8%) 43M (5%) 5 (12%) 43M (2%)
Internet Software and Services 4 (15%) - 5 (12%) -
Software 3 (12%) - 4 (10%) -
Financial Services 1 (4%) - 3 (7%) 1.0B (54%)
Beverages 1 (4%) - 2 (5%) -
Leisure 1 (4%) 677M (80%) 1 (2%) 677M (37%)
Business Services 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Communications - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Life Science 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Media 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Restaurants 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 26 $848M 42 $1.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 16 (62%) - 31 (74%) 1.0B (54%)
  California 5 (19%) - 9 (21%) -
  Washington 1 (4%) - 2 (5%) -
  New York - - 2 (5%) 1.0B (54%)
  Ohio - - 2 (5%) -
  Colorado - - 2 (5%) -
  Virginia 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  North Carolina 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Hampshire 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Hawaii 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Florida 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  District of Columbia 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Texas - - 1 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) -
  Delaware - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom 5 (19%) 848M (100%) 6 (14%) 848M (46%)
Canada 3 (12%) - 3 (7%) -
  Quebec 2 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
  Ontario 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Germany 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Netherlands 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 16 (62%) - 31 (74%) 1.0B (54%)
Cross-border 10 (38%) 848M (100%) 11 (26%) 848M (46%)
Total 26 $848M 42 $1.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (31%) 127M (15%) 15 (36%) 1.1B (61%)
Secondary Buyout 11 (42%) 720M (85%) 15 (36%) 720M (39%)
Recapitalization 4 (15%) - 5 (12%) -
Growth Capital 1 (4%) - 2 (5%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (4%) - 2 (5%) -
Divestiture 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
PIPE - - 1 (2%) -
Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 26 $848M 42 $1.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (50%) -
IPO 4 (25%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (19%) 1.2B (34%)
Trade Sale 1 (6%) 2.4B (66%)
Total 16 $3.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
UBS Investment Bank
2
Houlihan Lokey
1
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Paul Hastings LLP
7
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
6
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
$100M to $1B 2 $805M
< $100M 1 $43M
TOTAL $1.8B
Largest Ladder Capital Corp.
$1.0B (2008-11-12)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $3.6B
TOTAL $3.6B
Largest Wave Broadband LLC
$2.4B (2017-05-22)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
95%
21 95%
Strategic(s)
5%
1 5%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
75%
12 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
4 25%

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