GI Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, GI Partners has acquired 12 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

GI Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (25%) and real estate (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (38%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%). In total, GI Partners has invested in 21 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 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (48%). 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 Activity62
    • M&A Buy Activity45
    • M&A Sell Activity17
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 18

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 (3.2/yr) # 29 3 - 6 2 5 45
vol $1.8B $1.8B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 12 1 2 - 1 1 17
vol $1.2B $2.4B $3.6B
  62

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
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
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Sectigo Ltd. 2020-09-16 Xolphin B.V. 2020-12-03 2
Roseland, New Jersey · www.sectigo.com Alkmaar, Netherlands · www.xolphin.com
Sectigo Ltd. 2020-09-16 SSL247, Inc. 2020-12-03 1
Roseland, New Jersey · www.sectigo.com London, United Kingdom · www.ssl247.com
Access Information Management Shared Services LLC 2014-10-21 Professional Records and Information Management Co. 2020-11-18 44
Livermore, California · www.accesscorp.com Beaumont, Texas · www.primco.us
Access Information Management Shared Services LLC 2014-10-21 Insight Storage Solutions 2020-11-18 43
Livermore, California · www.accesscorp.com St Paul, Minnesota
Access Information Management Shared Services LLC 2014-10-21 SafeGuard Destruction 2020-11-18 42
Livermore, California · www.accesscorp.com Boston, Massachusetts
Access Information Management Shared Services LLC 2014-10-21 Hansen Records Management 2020-11-18 41
Livermore, California · www.accesscorp.com Brown Deer, Wisconsin · www.hansenrecordsmanagement.com
Insurity, Inc. 2019-06-21 CodeObjects, Inc. 2020-11-12 5
Hartford, Connecticut · www.insurity.com Milpitas, California · www.codeobjects.com
Insurity, Inc. 2019-06-21 Billing Management Services LLC 2020-10-22 4
Hartford, Connecticut · www.insurity.com Westbrook, Connecticut · www.billitnow.com
Netsmart Technologies, Inc. 2016-03-23 Tellus LLC 2020-10-20 6
Overland Park, Kansas · www.ntst.com Deerfield Beach, Florida · www.4tellus.com
Doxim, Inc. 2018-03-01 Pinnacle Data Systems LLC 2020-10-14 3
Markham, Ontario · www.doxim.com Suwanee, Georgia · www.pinnacledatasystems.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 6 (21%) - 11 (24%) -
Real Estate 4 (14%) 127M (15%) 6 (13%) 127M (7%)
Healthcare Services 2 (7%) 43M (5%) 5 (11%) 43M (2%)
Internet Software and Services 4 (14%) - 5 (11%) -
Software 3 (11%) - 4 (9%) -
Financial Services 1 (4%) - 3 (7%) 1.0B (54%)
Beverages 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Communications 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Leisure 1 (4%) 677M (80%) 1 (2%) 677M (37%)
Business Services 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Environmental 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Life Science 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Restaurants 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 28 $848M 45 $1.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 19 (68%) - 34 (76%) 1.0B (54%)
  California 5 (18%) - 9 (20%) -
  Florida 2 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  New York - - 2 (4%) 1.0B (54%)
  Ohio - - 2 (4%) -
  Colorado - - 2 (4%) -
  Virginia 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  South Dakota 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  North Carolina 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey 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%) -
  District of Columbia 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Washington - - 1 (2%) -
  Texas - - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) -
  Delaware - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom 5 (18%) 848M (100%) 6 (13%) 848M (46%)
Canada 2 (7%) - 3 (7%) -
  Quebec 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  Ontario 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Germany 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Netherlands 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 19 (68%) - 34 (76%) 1.0B (54%)
Cross-border 9 (32%) 848M (100%) 11 (24%) 848M (46%)
Total 28 $848M 45 $1.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 12 (43%) 720M (85%) 17 (38%) 720M (39%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (29%) 127M (15%) 15 (33%) 1.1B (61%)
Recapitalization 4 (14%) - 5 (11%) -
Divestiture 2 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Growth Capital 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
PIPE - - 1 (2%) -
Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 28 $848M 45 $1.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 9 (53%) -
IPO 4 (24%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (18%) 1.2B (34%)
Trade Sale 1 (6%) 2.4B (66%)
Total 17 $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
1

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)
89%
24 89%
Strategic(s)
11%
3 11%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
76%
13 76%
Strategic(s)
24%
4 24%

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