High Ridge Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

High Ridge Capital’s most common sectors for investment are insurance (75%) and software (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and secondary buyout (25%). In total, High Ridge Capital has invested in 3 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 1999 when it acquired RAM Reinsurance for $57M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). High Ridge Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Mitchell International for $500M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

High Ridge Capital

672 Oenoke Ridge Road,
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
United States
(203) 972-3982
www.highridgecapital.com
jlz@highridgecapital.com

High Ridge Capital is a private equity firm focused on the insurance sector. Specific areas of interest include insurance and reinsurance companies as well as insurance brokers, claims management companies, captive managers and other service providers. High Ridge will consider providing start-up capital, growth capital, acquisition financing, as well as funding recapitalizations. The Firm looks to commit up to $5 million per transaction. High Ridge was formed in 1995 and is based in New Canaan, Connecticut.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Financial Services, Insurance

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Acquisition Financing, Stake Purchase, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - 5
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
vol $57M $57M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $665M $665M
  7

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Mitchell International, Inc. 2007-03-28 500M USD Secondary Buyout
San Diego, California · www.mitchell.com
Front Royal, Inc. 2001-08-27 165M USD Add-on Acquisition
Morrisville, North Carolina
Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA Inc. 2001-03-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · wfis.wellsfargo.com
Old American Holdings, Inc. 1999-10-01 - Secondary Buyout
, Texas
Mitchell International, Inc. 1999-08-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Diego, California · www.mitchell.com
RAM Reinsurance Co. Ltd. 1999-07-08 57M USD Venture
Hamilton, Bermuda · www.ramre.bm
Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA Inc. 1997-08-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Chicago, Illinois · wfis.wellsfargo.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Insurance 2 (100%) 57M (100%) 3 (75%) 57M (100%)
Software - - 1 (25%) -
Total 2 $57M 4 $57M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (50%) - 3 (75%) -
  Texas 1 (50%) - 1 (25%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (25%) -
  California - - 1 (25%) -
Bermuda 1 (50%) 57M (100%) 1 (25%) 57M (100%)
Domestic 1 (50%) - 3 (75%) -
Cross-border 1 (50%) 57M (100%) 1 (25%) 57M (100%)
Total 2 $57M 4 $57M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 2 (50%) -
Venture 1 (50%) 57M (100%) 1 (25%) 57M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (50%) - 1 (25%) -
Total 2 $57M 4 $57M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (67%) 165M (25%)
Secondary Sale 1 (33%) 500M (75%)
Total 3 $665M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $57M
TOTAL $57M
Largest RAM Reinsurance Co. Ltd.
$57M (1999-07-08)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $665M
TOTAL $665M
Largest Mitchell International, Inc.
$500M (2007-03-28)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
2 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
2 50%

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