Golden Gate Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Golden Gate Capital has acquired 4 companies.

Golden Gate Capital’s most common sectors for investment are retail (11%) and software (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (26%) and secondary buyout (19%). In total, Golden Gate Capital has invested in 25 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 14 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (49%). 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 Activity156
    • M&A Buy Activity94
    • M&A Sell Activity62
  • Total Sectors Invested 30
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 82
  • M&A Advisors 23

Golden Gate Capital

1 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 that makes 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. Industry 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 80 4 5 4 1 - 94
vol $35.8B $2.9B $565M $39.3B
Sell (3.2/yr) # 46 1 1 8 5 1 62
vol $6.5B $1.4B $1.2B $13.0B $22.1B
  156

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Infor Global Solutions, Inc. 2020-02-04 13.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.infor.com
Clover Imaging Group 2019-12-16 - Secondary Buyout
Hoffman Estates, Illinois · www.cloverimaging.com
Cole-Parmer Instrument Company, Inc. 2019-09-26 - Recapitalization
Vernon Hills, Illinois · www.coleparmer.com
Hillstone Environmental Partners LLC 2019-09-26 600M USD Secondary Buyout
Denver, Colorado · www.hillstone-environmental.com
Invo Holdings LLC 2019-09-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Jamison, Pennsylvania · www.invocompanies.com
Green Street Advisors, Inc. 2019-06-03 - Secondary Buyout
Newport Beach, California · www.greenstreetadvisors.com
ArrMaz Custom Chemicals, Inc. 2019-05-16 570M USD Secondary Buyout
Mulberry, Florida · www.am-cc.com
Active Minerals International LLC 2018-11-19 - Secondary Buyout
Sparks, Maryland · www.activeminerals.com
Vector-Solutions.com, Inc. (Vector Solutions) 2018-11-05 - Secondary Buyout
Tampa, Florida · www.vectorsolutions.com
Sierra Systems Group, Inc. 2018-10-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Vancouver, British Columbia · www.sierrasystems.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
NeuStar, Inc. 2016-12-14 NeuStar, Inc. - Registry business 2020-04-06 1
Sterling, Virginia · www.neustar.biz Sterling, Virginia
PetroChoice Holdings, Inc. 2015-12-01 Commercial Distributing, Inc. 2020-01-15 7
Riddlesburg, Pennsylvania · www.petrochoice.com Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Nassau Reinsurance Group 2015-05-13 Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Co. (FLIAC) 2019-10-17 3
New York, New York · www.nsre.com Edison, New Jersey
PetroChoice Holdings, Inc. 2015-12-01 Superior Petroleum 2019-05-08 6
Riddlesburg, Pennsylvania · www.petrochoice.com Crown Point, Indiana · www.superiorpetroleum.com
NeuStar, Inc. 2016-12-14 TRUSTID, Inc. 2018-11-29 2
Sterling, Virginia · www.neustar.biz Lake Oswego, Oregon · www.trustid.com
NeuStar, Inc. 2016-12-14 VeriSign, Inc. - Security Services Customer Contracts 2018-10-25 1
Sterling, Virginia · www.neustar.biz Reston, Virginia
PetroChoice Holdings, Inc. 2015-12-01 Prolube, Inc. 2018-04-06 5
Riddlesburg, Pennsylvania · www.petrochoice.com Wilmington, North Carolina · www.prolubeinc.com
Tronair, Inc. 2016-09-12 Malabar International, Inc. 2017-12-04 1
Toledo, Ohio · www.tronair.com Swanton, Ohio · www.malabar.com
PetroChoice Holdings, Inc. 2015-12-01 Miller Industrial Fluids LLC 2017-01-30 4
Riddlesburg, Pennsylvania · www.petrochoice.com Indianapolis, Indiana · www.millerif.com
PetroChoice Holdings, Inc. 2015-12-01 Rex Oil Co. - Lubricant Division 2016-09-01 3
Riddlesburg, Pennsylvania · www.petrochoice.com Denver, Colorado

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 1 (3%) - 10 (11%) 8.2B (21%)
Retail 1 (3%) - 10 (11%) 2.6B (7%)
Information Technology 2 (6%) - 7 (7%) 893M (2%)
Apparel/Textiles 2 (6%) - 6 (6%) -
Semiconductors - - 5 (5%) 17.9B (46%)
Restaurants 3 (9%) 3.1B (42%) 5 (5%) 3.3B (8%)
Business Services 4 (12%) - 5 (5%) -
Financial Services 2 (6%) - 5 (5%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 2 (6%) - 4 (4%) 1.1B (3%)
Chemicals 1 (3%) 1.2B (16%) 3 (3%) 1.2B (3%)
Building Materials - - 3 (3%) 337M (1%)
Metals/Mining 2 (6%) 39M (1%) 3 (3%) 39M (< 1%)
Education 2 (6%) - 3 (3%) -
Marketing 1 (3%) - 3 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (6%) 2.9B (39%) 2 (2%) 2.9B (7%)
Consumer Products - - 2 (2%) 685M (2%)
Communications 1 (3%) 137M (2%) 2 (2%) 137M (< 1%)
Insurance 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (2%) -
Safety/Security - - 2 (2%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (2%) -
Aerospace 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Services 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Distribution 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Life Science - - 1 (1%) -
Machinery 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (1%) -
Media 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (1%) -
Total 33 $7.4B 95 $39.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 31 (94%) 7.4B (99%) 85 (89%) 37.6B (96%)
  California 6 (18%) 470M (6%) 20 (21%) 1.2B (3%)
  Texas - - 8 (8%) 24.6B (63%)
  Florida 3 (9%) 2.1B (28%) 5 (5%) 2.1B (5%)
  New York 3 (9%) - 5 (5%) 1.1B (3%)
  Washington - - 5 (5%) -
  Ohio 3 (9%) 565M (8%) 4 (4%) 1.1B (3%)
  Pennsylvania 3 (9%) 137M (2%) 4 (4%) 137M (< 1%)
  Illinois 2 (6%) 1.2B (16%) 4 (4%) 1.2B (3%)
  Georgia 2 (6%) - 4 (4%) -
  Massachusetts - - 4 (4%) 20M (< 1%)
  Maryland 1 (3%) - 3 (3%) 1.1B (3%)
  Oregon 1 (3%) - 3 (3%) -
  Virginia 2 (6%) 2.9B (39%) 2 (2%) 2.9B (7%)
  Wisconsin - - 2 (2%) -
  Utah - - 2 (2%) -
  Michigan 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Alabama 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Tennessee 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  North Carolina 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (1%) 2.0B (5%)
  New Hampshire - - 1 (1%) 75M (< 1%)
  Nevada - - 1 (1%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 2 (6%) 39M (1%) 3 (3%) 1.0B (3%)
  Newfoundland 1 (3%) 39M (1%) 1 (1%) 39M (< 1%)
  Quebec 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (1%) 1.0B (3%)
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 31 (94%) 7.4B (99%) 85 (89%) 37.6B (96%)
Cross-border 2 (6%) 39M (1%) 10 (11%) 1.7B (4%)
Total 33 $7.4B 95 $39.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (21%) - 24 (25%) 685M (2%)
Secondary Buyout 7 (21%) - 18 (19%) 1.7B (4%)
Divestiture 3 (9%) 3.9B (52%) 14 (15%) 5.7B (15%)
Going Private 5 (15%) 3.5B (48%) 11 (12%) 31.1B (79%)
Stake Purchase 4 (12%) - 9 (9%) -
Recapitalization 2 (6%) - 6 (6%) 20M (< 1%)
Growth Capital 3 (9%) - 4 (4%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (3%) - 3 (3%) -
Consolidation - - 2 (2%) -
PIPE 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Venture - - 2 (2%) -
Total 33 $7.4B 95 $39.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 17 (27%) 1.2B (6%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 15 (24%) 4.6B (22%)
Trade Sale 14 (23%) 14.9B (72%)
IPO 5 (8%) -
Bankruptcy 4 (6%) -
Sold to Management 3 (5%) -
Recapitalization 2 (3%) -
Merger 1 (2%) -
Unknown 1 (2%) -
Total 62 $20.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
3
Jefferies LLC
3
Barclays Investment Bank
2
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
20
Nob Hill Law Group P.C.
7
Ropes & Gray LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 8 $34.8B
$100M to $1B 10 $4.3B
< $100M 4 $227M
TOTAL $39.3B
Largest FreeScale Semiconductor Ltd.
$17.6B (2006-09-14)
sell # Total
> $1B 4 $17.1B
$100M to $1B 9 $4.7B
< $100M 4 $315M
TOTAL $22.1B
Largest Infor Global Solutions, Inc.
$13.0B (2020-02-04)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
22 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
11 33%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
35%
18 35%
Strategic(s)
65%
33 65%

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