GI Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, GI Partners has acquired 15 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

GI Partners’ most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (26%) and internet software and services (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (40%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (32%). In total, GI Partners has invested in 23 US states and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2021 when it acquired ORBCOMM for $1.1B.

In the last 3 years, GI Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%). 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 Activity68
    • M&A Buy Activity50
    • M&A Sell Activity18
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18
  • M&A Advisors 21

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (3.2/yr) # 34 - 6 2 5 3 50
vol $1.8B $1.1B $2.9B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 13 2 - 1 1 1 18
vol $1.2B $2.4B $3.6B
  68

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
LightEdge Solutions, Inc. 2021-09-14 - Divestiture
Des Moines, Iowa · www.lightedge.com
Consilio LLC 2021-04-20 - Secondary Buyout
Washington, District of Columbia · www.consilio.com
Aras Corp. 2021-04-19 - Growth Capital
Andover, Massachusetts · www.aras.com
ORBCOMM, Inc. 2021-04-08 1.1B USD Going Private
Rochelle Park, New Jersey · www.orbcomm.com
Logibec, Inc. 2020-12-02 - Secondary Buyout
Montreal, Quebec · www.logibec.com
Valet Living LLC 2020-11-23 - Secondary Buyout
Tampa, Florida · www.valetliving.com
Sectigo Ltd. 2020-09-16 - Secondary Buyout
Roseland, New Jersey · www.sectigo.com
Clinical Ink, Inc. 2020-08-04 - Secondary Buyout
Horsham, Pennsylvania · www.clinicalink.com
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
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Consilio LLC 2021-04-20 Adecco Group - Legal Consulting & eDiscovery Business (D4 & EQ) 2021-09-14 1
Washington, District of Columbia · www.consilio.com Zurich, Switzerland
Netsmart Technologies, Inc. 2016-03-23 SimpleLTC, Inc. 2021-06-30 8
Overland Park, Kansas · www.ntst.com Richardson, Texas · www.simpleltc.com
Generate Life Sciences 2018-06-15 Cell Care 2021-06-02 1
Los Angeles, California · www.generatelifesciences.com Moorabbin, Australia · www.cellcare.com.au
Sectigo Ltd. 2020-09-16 SiteLock LLC 2021-05-04 3
Roseland, New Jersey · www.sectigo.com Scottsdale, Arizona · www.sitelock.com
Doxim, Inc. 2018-03-01 Pinnacle Data Systems LLC 2020-10-14 5
Markham, Ontario · www.doxim.com Suwanee, Georgia · www.pinnacledatasystems.com
Daxko LLC 2016-09-06 Motionsoft, Inc. 2020-08-24 8
Birmingham, Alabama · www.daxko.com Rockville, Maryland · www.motionsoft.net
Access Information Management Shared Services LLC 2014-10-21 ImageFreeway, Inc. - Records Storage Business 2020-06-03 44
Livermore, California · www.accesscorp.com , Georgia
Access Information Management Shared Services LLC 2014-10-21 EDM Americas 2020-01-29 43
Livermore, California · www.accesscorp.com Moosic, Pennsylvania
Access Information Management Shared Services LLC 2014-10-21 The Rover Group - Record Storage Division 2019-05-23 42
Livermore, California · www.accesscorp.com Washington, District of Columbia
Access Information Management Shared Services LLC 2014-10-21 TAB Products Co. LLC - Records Storage Division 2019-05-23 41
Livermore, California · www.accesscorp.com Mayville, Wisconsin

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 7 (27%) - 13 (25%) -
Real Estate 2 (8%) - 6 (12%) 127M (4%)
Internet Software and Services 4 (15%) - 6 (12%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (4%) 43M (2%) 5 (10%) 43M (1%)
Software 3 (12%) - 5 (10%) -
Communications 3 (12%) 1.1B (60%) 4 (8%) 1.1B (37%)
Financial Services - - 3 (6%) 1.0B (34%)
Beverages 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Business Services 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Consumer Services 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Leisure 1 (4%) 677M (37%) 1 (2%) 677M (23%)
Environmental 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Life Science 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 26 $1.8B 51 $2.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 22 (85%) 1.1B (60%) 40 (78%) 2.1B (71%)
  California 5 (19%) - 10 (20%) -
  New Jersey 2 (8%) 1.1B (60%) 2 (4%) 1.1B (37%)
  Florida 2 (8%) - 2 (4%) -
  District of Columbia 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  New York - - 2 (4%) 1.0B (34%)
  Colorado - - 2 (4%) -
  Ohio - - 2 (4%) -
  Kansas 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Iowa 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Hawaii 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Tennessee 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  South Dakota 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  North Carolina 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Hampshire 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Delaware - - 1 (2%) -
  Washington - - 1 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (2%) -
  Texas - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom 3 (12%) 720M (40%) 6 (12%) 848M (29%)
Canada 1 (4%) - 3 (6%) -
  Quebec - - 2 (4%) -
  Ontario 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Germany - - 1 (2%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 22 (85%) 1.1B (60%) 40 (78%) 2.1B (71%)
Cross-border 4 (15%) 720M (40%) 11 (22%) 848M (29%)
Total 26 $1.8B 51 $2.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 14 (54%) 720M (40%) 20 (39%) 720M (24%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (15%) - 16 (31%) 1.1B (38%)
Recapitalization 3 (12%) - 4 (8%) -
Divestiture 2 (8%) - 3 (6%) -
Growth Capital 2 (8%) - 3 (6%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (4%) -
Going Private 1 (4%) 1.1B (60%) 1 (2%) 1.1B (37%)
PIPE - - 1 (2%) -
Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 26 $1.8B 51 $2.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 10 (56%) -
IPO 4 (22%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (17%) 1.2B (34%)
Trade Sale 1 (6%) 2.4B (66%)
Total 18 $3.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Evercore Group LLC
3
Jefferies LLC
3
UBS Investment Bank
2
Legal Deals
Paul Hastings LLP
8
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
8
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $2.1B
$100M to $1B 2 $805M
< $100M 1 $43M
TOTAL $2.9B
Largest ORBCOMM, Inc.
$1.1B (2021-04-08)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $3.6B
TOTAL $3.6B
Largest Wave Broadband LLC
$2.4B (2017-05-22)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
45%
23 (45%)
Strategic(s)
8%
4 (8%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
50%
9 (50%)
Strategic(s)
22%
4 (22%)

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