Golden Gate Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Golden Gate Capital has acquired 8 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Golden Gate Capital’s most common sectors for investment areretail (12%) and software (11%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (24%) and secondary buyout (21%). 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 22 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (46%). 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 Activity172
    • M&A Buy Activity97
    • M&A Sell Activity75
  • Total Sectors Invested 29
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 92
  • M&A Advisors 27

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 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 84 5 5 1 1 1 97
vol $39.0B $565M $39.5B
Sell (4.8/yr) # 51 2 7 5 6 4 75
vol $5.7B $23M $1.4B $1.2B $16.3B $24.6B
  172

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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)
San Jose, California · www.securly.com
Mavis Tire Supply LLC 2021-03-05 - Secondary Buyout
Millwood, New York · www.mavistire.com
Covia Holdings LLC 2020-12-31 - Special Situations/Distressed
Independence, Ohio · www.coviacorp.com
Aperio Group LLC 2020-11-23 1.1B USD Add-on Acquisition
Sausalito, California · www.aperiogroup.com
ANGUS Chemical Co. 2020-10-13 2.3B USD Secondary Buyout
Buffalo Grove, Illinois · www.angus.com
Interstate National Corporation 2020-09-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.revolos.com
Red Lobster Hospitality LLC 2020-08-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Orlando, Florida · www.redlobster.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
NeuStar, Inc. 2016-12-14 Verisign’s Public DNS Service 2020-11-02 3
Sterling, Virginia · www.neustar.biz Reston, Virginia
NeuStar, Inc. 2016-12-14 NeuStar, Inc. - Registry business 2020-04-06 1
Sterling, Virginia · www.neustar.biz Sterling, Virginia
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
NeuStar, Inc. 2016-12-14 VeriSign, Inc. - Security Services Customer Contracts 2018-10-25 2
Sterling, Virginia · www.neustar.biz Reston, Virginia
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
PetroChoice Holdings, Inc. 2015-12-01 Rex Oil Co. - Lubricant Division 2016-09-01 7
Riddlesburg, Pennsylvania · www.petrochoice.com Denver, Colorado
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
PetroChoice Holdings, Inc. 2015-12-01 Universal Lubricants - New Oil Business 2016-05-02 6
Riddlesburg, Pennsylvania · www.petrochoice.com Wichita, Kansas
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 (26%) 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 (1%) 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%) -
Information Services 1 (5%) 2.9B (73%) 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%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (2%) -
Safety/Security - - 2 (2%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (2%) -
Distribution 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Life Science - - 1 (1%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (1%) -
Media - - 1 (1%) -
Total 21 $4.0B 98 $39.5B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 20 (95%) 3.9B (99%) 88 (90%) 37.8B (96%)
  California 5 (24%) 470M (12%) 22 (22%) 1.2B (3%)
  Texas - - 7 (7%) 24.6B (62%)
  Ohio 3 (14%) 565M (14%) 6 (6%) 1.1B (3%)
  Florida 1 (5%) - 5 (5%) 2.1B (5%)
  Massachusetts - - 5 (5%) 95M (< 1%)
  New York 2 (10%) - 4 (4%) 1.1B (3%)
  Pennsylvania 2 (10%) - 4 (4%) 137M (< 1%)
  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%)
  Virginia 1 (5%) 2.9B (73%) 2 (2%) 2.9B (7%)
  Connecticut 1 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
  Wisconsin - - 2 (2%) -
  Utah - - 2 (2%) -
  Alabama 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (1%) 2.0B (5%)
  Michigan - - 1 (1%) 250M (1%)
  Nevada - - 1 (1%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (1%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 1 (5%) 39M (1%) 3 (3%) 1.0B (3%)
  Newfoundland 1 (5%) 39M (1%) 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%) 3.9B (99%) 88 (90%) 37.8B (96%)
Cross-border 1 (5%) 39M (1%) 10 (10%) 1.7B (4%)
Total 21 $4.0B 98 $39.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (14%) - 23 (23%) 685M (2%)
Secondary Buyout 6 (29%) - 20 (20%) 2.0B (5%)
Divestiture 1 (5%) 565M (14%) 14 (14%) 5.7B (14%)
Going Private 3 (14%) 3.4B (86%) 11 (11%) 31.1B (79%)
Stake Purchase 1 (5%) - 9 (9%) -
Recapitalization 1 (5%) - 6 (6%) 20M (< 1%)
Growth Capital 4 (19%) - 5 (5%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 2 (10%) - 4 (4%) -
Consolidation - - 2 (2%) -
PIPE - - 2 (2%) -
Venture - - 2 (2%) -
Total 21 $4.0B 98 $39.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 21 (28%) 3.4B (15%)
Trade Sale 17 (23%) 14.9B (65%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 16 (21%) 4.8B (21%)
Bankruptcy 6 (8%) -
IPO 6 (8%) -
Merger 3 (4%) -
Sold to Management 3 (4%) -
Recapitalization 2 (3%) -
Unknown 1 (1%) -
Total 75 $23.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Jefferies LLC
3
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
3
Barclays Investment Bank
2
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
22
Nob Hill Law Group P.C.
12
Ropes & Gray LLP
4

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 6 $20.4B
$100M to $1B 8 $3.9B
< $100M 5 $338M
TOTAL $24.6B
Largest Infor Global Solutions, Inc.
$13.0B (2020-02-04)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
19%
19 (19%)
Strategic(s)
11%
11 (11%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
24%
18 (24%)
Strategic(s)
53%
40 (53%)

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