Halyard Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Halyard Capital has acquired 1 company.

Halyard Capital’s most common sectors for investment are marketing (24%) and information technology (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) and growth capital (24%). In total, Halyard Capital has invested in 15 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired NuLink Digital for $70M.

In the last 3 years, Halyard Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (55%). Halyard Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold Hanley Wood for $650M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity48
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 31
  • M&A Advisors 2

Halyard Capital

19 W. 44th Street, Suite 1401,
New York, New York 10036
United States
(212) 554-2121
www.halyard.com
info@halyard.com

Halyard Capital is a private equity firm that focuses exclusively within the media, communications and business services industries. Halyard looks to commit between $10 and $40 million of equity per transaction in companies valued up to $250 million. Investments are typically made to help support leveraged buyouts, growth equity and other structured investments. Halyard will consider both control and non-control investment situations and prefers North American based opportunities. Halyard Capital was formed in 2000 and is based in New York, New York.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Digital Media, Education, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Marketing, Media, Publishing, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Acquisition Financing, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, Western Europe, Eastern Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 2 20
Investment Size 10 40
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 22 2 1 1 - - 26
vol $130M $53M $183M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 18 1 1 1 1 - 22
vol $1.5B $1.5B
  48

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
StratEx Partners LLC 2019-07-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.stratex.com
Jun Group 2018-09-10 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.jungroup.com
Halyard MD Opco LLC 2018-07-30 53M USD Divestiture
New York, New York · www.tihealth.com
Practice Insight LLC 2017-09-14 - Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · www.practiceinsight.net
Focal Point Data Risk LLC 2017-01-17 - Consolidation
Tampa, Florida · www.focal-point.com
StratEx Partners LLC 2016-12-22 - Growth Capital
Chicago, Illinois · www.stratex.com
Strategy Execution Partners LLC 2016-12-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Chicago, Illinois · www.stratexpartners.com
NuLink Digital 2016-08-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Newnan, Georgia · www.nulink.com
EducationDynamics LLC 2015-12-09 - Secondary Buyout
Hoboken, New Jersey · www.educationdynamics.com
Datamyx LLC 2015-10-19 160M USD Add-on Acquisition
Boca Raton, Florida · www.datamyx.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Aberdeen Group, Inc. 2015-04-14 The Big Willow, Inc. 2018-12-06 2
Boston, Massachusetts · www.aberdeen.com Wilton, Connecticut · www.thebigwillow.com
Focal Point Data Risk LLC 2017-01-17 Cyber Risk Management LLC 2017-01-17 4
Tampa, Florida · www.focal-point.com Parsippany, New Jersey
Focal Point Data Risk LLC 2017-01-17 Sunera LLC 2017-01-17 3
Tampa, Florida · www.focal-point.com Tampa, Florida · www.sunera.com
Focal Point Data Risk LLC 2017-01-17 ANRC LLC 2017-01-17 2
Tampa, Florida · www.focal-point.com San Antonio, Texas · www.anrc-services.com
Focal Point Data Risk LLC 2017-01-17 APTEC LLC 2017-01-17 1
Tampa, Florida · www.focal-point.com Bethesda, Maine · www.aptecllc.com
Aberdeen Group, Inc. 2015-04-14 Harte-Hanks Market Intelligence, Inc. 2015-04-14 1
Boston, Massachusetts · www.aberdeen.com San Diego, California · www.betterdemandgen.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Marketing 2 (50%) 53M (100%) 6 (23%) 53M (29%)
Publishing - - 4 (15%) 60M (33%)
Information Technology 1 (25%) - 4 (15%) -
Communications - - 3 (12%) 70M (38%)
Internet Software and Services 1 (25%) - 3 (12%) -
Business Services - - 2 (8%) -
Media - - 2 (8%) -
Information Services - - 1 (4%) -
Software - - 1 (4%) -
Total 4 $53M 26 $183M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 4 (100%) 53M (100%) 26 (100%) 183M (100%)
  Massachusetts 1 (25%) - 4 (15%) 60M (33%)
  New York 1 (25%) 53M (100%) 3 (12%) 53M (29%)
  Texas 1 (25%) - 3 (12%) -
  Florida 1 (25%) - 2 (8%) -
  Ohio - - 2 (8%) -
  New Jersey - - 2 (8%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (8%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (4%) 70M (38%)
  Washington - - 1 (4%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (4%) -
  North Dakota - - 1 (4%) -
  District of Columbia - - 1 (4%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (4%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (4%) -
  California - - 1 (4%) -
Total 4 $53M 26 $183M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 11 (42%) 70M (38%)
Growth Capital 1 (25%) - 6 (23%) -
Divestiture 2 (50%) 53M (100%) 3 (12%) 53M (29%)
Stake Purchase - - 2 (8%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (4%) 60M (33%)
Consolidation 1 (25%) - 1 (4%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (4%) -
Venture - - 1 (4%) -
Total 4 $53M 26 $183M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 9 (41%) 419M (28%)
Secondary Sale 7 (32%) 835M (56%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (14%) 240M (16%)
Recapitalization 2 (9%) -
IPO 1 (5%) -
Total 22 $1.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Petsky Prunier LLC
1
Legal Deals
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 3 $183M
TOTAL $183M
Largest NuLink Digital
$70M (2008-04-22)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 5 $1.4B
< $100M 1 $80M
TOTAL $1.5B
Largest Hanley Wood LLC
$650M (2005-05-26)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
25%
1 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
3 75%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
54%
14 54%
Strategic(s)
46%
12 46%

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