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.
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In the last 3 years, Golden Gate Capital has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.
Golden Gate Capital’s most common sectors for investment are software (11%) and retail (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (25%) and secondary buyout (20%). In total, Golden Gate Capital has invested in 26 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 9 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (53%). Golden Gate Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Aeroflex Holding for $1.5B.
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