Golden Gate Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Golden Gate Capital has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Golden Gate Capital’s most common sectors for investment areretail (11%) and software (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (23%) and secondary buyout (20%). In total, Golden Gate Capital has invested in 24 US states and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired FreeScale Semiconductor for $17.6B.

In the last 3 years, Golden Gate Capital has exited 13 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (47%). Golden Gate Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2020 when it sold Infor Global Solutions for $13.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity177
    • M&A Buy Activity99
    • M&A Sell Activity78
  • Total Sectors Invested 30
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 89
  • M&A Advisors 29

Golden Gate Capital

One Embarcadero Center, 39th Floor,
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
(415) 983-2700
www.goldengatecap.com
info@goldengatecap.com

Golden Gate Capital is a large private equity firm focused on buyout and growth equity investments across a wide variety of industries. The Firm partners with management teams to make equity investments in situations where there is a demonstrable opportunity to significantly enhance a company's value. Sectors of interest include software and IT services, semiconductors, electronics, consumer products and retail, financial services, business services, and media. Prospective transaction types include public-to-privates, corporate extractions, bankruptcy auctions, and recapitalizations. Golden Gate Capital was formed in 2000 and is based in San Francisco, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Metals/Mining, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment

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

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 ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 94 1 1 2 1 - 99
vol $39.5B $39.5B
Sell (3.6/yr) # 60 5 6 6 1 - 78
vol $7.1B $1.2B $16.3B $3.1B $479M $28.2B
  177

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
PetroChoice Holdings, Inc. 2022-05-23 479M USD Add-on Acquisition
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.petrochoice.com
Ensemble Health Partners 2022-03-28 - Growth Capital
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.ensemblehp.com
All My Sons Moving & Storage 2021-10-26 - Recapitalization
Carrollton, Texas · www.allmysons.com
Vantage Elevator Solutions 2021-10-13 - Secondary Buyout
Bronx, New York · www.vantageelevation.com
NeuStar, Inc. 2021-09-21 3.1B USD Add-on Acquisition
Reston, Virginia · www.home.neustar
20-20 Technologies, Inc. 2021-06-09 - Secondary Buyout
Laval, Quebec · www.2020technologies.com
Vector-Solutions.com, Inc. 2021-05-14 - Secondary Buyout
Tampa, Florida · www.vectorsolutions.com
Eddie Bauer LLC 2021-05-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Groveport, Ohio · www.eddiebauer.com
Securly, Inc. 2021-03-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.securly.com
Mavis Tire Supply LLC 2021-03-05 - Secondary Buyout
Millwood, New York · www.mavistire.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Nassau Reinsurance Group Holdings, Inc. 2015-05-13 Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Co. (FLIAC) 2019-10-17 3
Hartford, Connecticut · www.nsre.com Edison, New Jersey
Express Oil Change & Service Center LLC 2017-06-15 Mavis Tire Supply Corp. 2018-03-29 1
Birmingham, Alabama · www.expressoil.com Millwood, New York · www.mavistire.com
Nassau Reinsurance Group Holdings, Inc. 2015-05-13 Universal American Corp. - Traditional Insurance Business 2016-08-03 2
Hartford, Connecticut · www.nsre.com White Plains, New York
Sierra-Cedar, Inc. 2011-02-11 Analytic Vision, Inc. 2014-09-02 2
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.sierra-cedar.com Charlotte, North Carolina · www.analyticvision.com
Sierra-Cedar, Inc. 2011-02-11 io Consulting, Inc. 2014-09-02 1
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.sierra-cedar.com Saugus, California · www.io-consulting.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail - - 11 (11%) 2.6B (7%)
Software - - 10 (10%) 8.2B (21%)
Information Technology 1 (5%) - 7 (7%) 893M (2%)
Financial Services 1 (5%) - 6 (6%) -
Semiconductors - - 5 (5%) 17.9B (45%)
Restaurants 2 (10%) 1.0B (96%) 5 (5%) 3.3B (8%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (5%) - 5 (5%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (5%) - 4 (4%) 1.4B (3%)
Metals/Mining 3 (14%) 39M (4%) 4 (4%) 39M (< 1%)
Business Services 1 (5%) - 4 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 3 (3%) 1.2B (3%)
Consumer Products - - 3 (3%) 685M (2%)
Insurance 2 (10%) - 3 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (10%) - 3 (3%) -
Medical Products 1 (5%) - 3 (3%) -
Information Services - - 2 (2%) 2.9B (7%)
Building Materials - - 2 (2%) 337M (1%)
Communications - - 2 (2%) 137M (< 1%)
Consumer Services 1 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
Education 1 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
Machinery 2 (10%) - 2 (2%) -
Marketing - - 2 (2%) -
Safety/Security - - 2 (2%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (2%) -
Distribution - - 1 (1%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Life Science - - 1 (1%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (1%) -
Media - - 1 (1%) -
Transportation 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 21 $1.1B 100 $39.5B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 20 (95%) 1.0B (96%) 90 (90%) 37.8B (96%)
  California 4 (19%) 470M (44%) 21 (21%) 1.2B (3%)
  Texas 1 (5%) - 8 (8%) 24.6B (62%)
  Ohio 4 (19%) 565M (53%) 7 (7%) 1.1B (3%)
  Florida 1 (5%) - 5 (5%) 2.1B (5%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (5%) - 5 (5%) 137M (< 1%)
  Massachusetts - - 5 (5%) 95M (< 1%)
  New York 2 (10%) - 4 (4%) 1.1B (3%)
  Illinois 1 (5%) - 4 (4%) 1.2B (3%)
  Georgia 1 (5%) - 4 (4%) -
  Oregon 1 (5%) - 4 (4%) -
  Washington - - 4 (4%) -
  Maryland 1 (5%) - 3 (3%) 1.1B (3%)
  Connecticut 1 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
  North Carolina 1 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 2 (2%) 2.9B (7%)
  Utah - - 2 (2%) -
  Alabama 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (1%) 2.0B (5%)
  Michigan - - 1 (1%) 250M (1%)
  Wisconsin - - 1 (1%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (1%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (1%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 1 (5%) 39M (4%) 3 (3%) 1.0B (3%)
  Newfoundland 1 (5%) 39M (4%) 1 (1%) 39M (< 1%)
  Ontario - - 1 (1%) 1.0B (3%)
  Quebec - - 1 (1%) -
Germany - - 2 (2%) 282M (1%)
United Kingdom - - 2 (2%) 93M (< 1%)
  British Columbia - - 1 (1%) 93M (< 1%)
Israel - - 1 (1%) 300M (1%)
Bermuda - - 1 (1%) -
Ireland - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 20 (95%) 1.0B (96%) 90 (90%) 37.8B (96%)
Cross-border 1 (5%) 39M (4%) 10 (10%) 1.7B (4%)
Total 21 $1.1B 100 $39.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (14%) - 23 (23%) 685M (2%)
Secondary Buyout 5 (24%) - 20 (20%) 2.0B (5%)
Divestiture 1 (5%) 565M (53%) 14 (14%) 5.7B (14%)
Going Private 2 (10%) 509M (47%) 11 (11%) 31.1B (79%)
Stake Purchase 1 (5%) - 9 (9%) -
Recapitalization 2 (10%) - 7 (7%) 20M (< 1%)
Growth Capital 5 (24%) - 6 (6%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 2 (10%) - 4 (4%) -
Consolidation - - 2 (2%) -
PIPE - - 2 (2%) -
Venture - - 2 (2%) -
Total 21 $1.1B 100 $39.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 22 (28%) 3.4B (13%)
Trade Sale 18 (23%) 15.4B (58%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 17 (22%) 7.9B (30%)
Bankruptcy 6 (8%) -
IPO 6 (8%) -
Merger 3 (4%) -
Sold to Management 3 (4%) -
Recapitalization 2 (3%) -
Unknown 1 (1%) -
Total 78 $26.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
4
Jefferies LLC
3
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
3
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
23
Nob Hill Law Group P.C.
15
Ropes & Gray LLP
6

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 8 $34.8B
$100M to $1B 11 $4.5B
< $100M 4 $227M
TOTAL $39.5B
Largest FreeScale Semiconductor Ltd.
$17.6B (2006-09-14)
sell # Total
> $1B 7 $23.5B
$100M to $1B 9 $4.3B
< $100M 5 $338M
TOTAL $28.2B
Largest Infor Global Solutions, Inc.
$13.0B (2020-02-04)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
20%
20 (20%)
Strategic(s)
11%
11 (11%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
24%
19 (24%)
Strategic(s)
54%
42 (54%)

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