Guidepost Growth Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Growth Capital Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Guidepost Growth Equity has invested in 5 companies.

Guidepost Growth Equity’s most common sectors for investment areinternet software and services (35%) and software (28%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (69%) and venture (21%). In total, Guidepost Growth Equity has invested in 16 US states and 5 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Guidepost Growth Equity has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (64%). Guidepost Growth Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold Jive Communications for $357M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity48
    • M&A Buy Activity29
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • M&A Advisors 2

Guidepost Growth Equity

The Prudential Tower 800 Boylston Street, Suite 1310,
Boston, Massachusetts 02199
United States
(617) 807-8800
www.guidepostgrowth.com
edb@guidepostgrowth.com

North Bridge is an investment firm focused on providing seed, venture, and growth capital to technology enabled companies. Specific areas of interest include communications and infrastructure, software, materials, and digital media. For later stage growth transactions, North Bridge generally looks to acquire majority (or minority) positions to help fund liquidity needs, growth initiatives, or acquisitions. North Bridge was formed in 1994 and has offices in Waltham, Massachusetts and Palo Alto, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 23 1 3 1 1 - 29
Sell (1.2/yr) # 13 2 2 1 - 1 19
vol $502M $502M
  48

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Mineral, Inc. 2024-01-09 - Trade Sale
Portland, Oregon · www.trustmineral.com
Intellum 2023-08-02 - Growth Capital
Atlanta, Georgia · www.intellum.com
Lucid Holdings LLC 2022-12-29 - Trade Sale
New Orleans, Louisiana · www.luc.id
Shibumi.com, Inc. 2022-10-25 - Growth Capital
Norwalk, Connecticut · www.shibumi.com
Network to Code LLC 2021-10-06 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.networktocode.com
Atheneum 2021-08-26 - Growth Capital
Berlin, Germany · www.atheneum.ai
Ingenious Med, Inc. 2021-06-29 - Trade Sale
Atlanta, Georgia · www.ingeniousmed.com
Spoonflower, Inc. 2021-06-14 - Trade Sale
Durham, North Carolina · www.spoonflower.com
Tractive GmbH 2021-05-26 - Venture
Pasching, Austria · www.tractive.com
BrightTALK Ltd. 2020-12-10 - Trade Sale
San Francisco, California · www.brighttalk.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 5 (42%) - 10 (34%) -
Software 2 (17%) - 8 (28%) -
Healthcare Services - - 2 (7%) -
Information Technology 2 (17%) - 2 (7%) -
Marketing - - 2 (7%) -
Business Services - - 1 (3%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (3%) -
Staffing 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Transportation 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 - 29 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 9 (75%) - 25 (86%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (17%) - 5 (17%) -
  Illinois 1 (8%) - 3 (10%) -
  Texas 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
  Georgia 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
  Connecticut 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
  New York 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  Florida 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  District of Columbia 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (3%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (3%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (3%) -
  Louisiana - - 1 (3%) -
  Iowa - - 1 (3%) -
  California - - 1 (3%) -
France 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Germany 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Austria 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 - 29 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 9 (75%) - 20 (69%) -
Venture 3 (25%) - 6 (21%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (3%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 - 29 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (32%) 502M (100%)
Trade Sale 6 (32%) -
Secondary Sale 5 (26%) -
IPO 1 (5%) -
Recapitalization 1 (5%) -
Total 19 $502M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Goodwin Procter
1
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $502M
TOTAL $502M
Largest Jive Communications, Inc.
$357M (2018-02-08)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
32%
6 (32%)
Strategic(s)
68%
13 (68%)

FAQ

When was Guidepost Growth Equity founded?

Guidepost Growth Equity was founded in 2007.

What type of investor is Guidepost Growth Equity?

Guidepost Growth Equity is a growth capital firm.

Where is Guidepost Growth Equity headquartered?

Guidepost Growth Equity is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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