HighBar Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, HighBar Partners has acquired 1 company.

HighBar Partners’ most common sectors for investment aresoftware (50%) and information technology (25%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (25%) and growth capital (25%). In total, HighBar Partners has invested in 3 US states.

In the last 3 years, HighBar Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity5
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 1

HighBar Partners

HighBar Partners

405 EL CAMINO REAL SUITE 361,
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
(650) 900-4330
www.highbarpartners.com
info@highbarpartners.com

HighBar Partners is a private investment firm focused on strategic growth capital investments in enterprise and infrastructure software companies. The Firm was originally formed as the personal investment vehicle for three executives who were part of the founding teams at Sun Microsystems and Brocade Communications Systems. HighBar is now an institutional investor with operating executives who work closely with portfolio companies during the evaluation, planning and execution phases of development. HighBar Partners was established in 1995 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Internet Software and Services, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed

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 (0.2/yr) # 3 - 1 - - - 4
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - 1 - 1
  5

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Signpost, Inc. 2023-09-11 - Trade Sale
New York, New York · www.signpost.com
SilkRoad Technology, Inc. 2021-09-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Chicago, Illinois · www.silkroad.com
Signpost, Inc. 2019-07-09 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.signpost.com
SS8, Inc. 2018-11-06 - Secondary Buyout
Milpitas, California · www.ss8.com
HyperGrid 2018-09-12 - Venture
Los Altos, California · www.hypergrid.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
SilkRoad Technology, Inc. 2021-09-16 Entelo, Inc. 2022-08-10 1
Chicago, Illinois · www.silkroad.com San Francisco, California · www.entelo.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 2 (100%) - 2 (50%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (25%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (25%) -
Total 2 - 4 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) - 4 (100%) -
  California 1 (50%) - 2 (50%) -
  Illinois 1 (50%) - 1 (25%) -
  New York - - 1 (25%) -
Total 2 - 4 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (50%) - 1 (25%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (25%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (50%) - 1 (25%) -
Venture - - 1 (25%) -
Total 2 - 4 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Goodwin Procter
1

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

FAQ

When was HighBar Partners founded?

HighBar Partners was founded in 1995.

What type of investor is HighBar Partners?

HighBar Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is HighBar Partners headquartered?

HighBar Partners is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

How much capital does HighBar Partners have under management?

HighBar Partners has 200M USD under management.

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