M&A Deal Summary

Golden Gate Capital and Jefferies Capital Partners Acquire NeuStar

On December 14, 2016, private equity firms Golden Gate Capital and Jefferies Capital Partners acquired information services company NeuStar for 2.9B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Golden Gate Capital’s 2nd and Jefferies Capital Partners’ 1st transaction in the Information Services sector.
  • This is Golden Gate Capital’s 3rd and Jefferies Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Golden Gate Capital’s 75th and Jefferies Capital Partners’ 23rd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Golden Gate Capital’s 2nd and Jefferies Capital Partners’ 1st transaction in Virginia.
Investment Fate
  • NeuStar was sold to a publicly-traded strategic buyer in 2021 for 3.1B USD.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2016-12-14
Target NeuStar
Sector Information Services
Buyer(s) Golden Gate Capital
Jefferies Capital Partners
Deal Type Going Private
Deal Value 2.9B USD
Advisor(s) J.P. Morgan Securities LLC (Financial)
Goodwin Procter LLP
Wiley Rein LLP (Legal)

Target

NeuStar

Reston, Virginia, United States
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NeuStar is a global information services provider driving the connected world forward with trusted, holistic identity resolution. The company serves many of the world’s brands to grow and guard their businesses with the most complete understanding of how to connect people, places, and things. The combination of Neustar’s unique, accurate and real-time identity system and its cloud-based workflow solutions empower businesses to make actionable, precise, and valuable decisions across marketing, risk, IT/security, network & operations departments. As the current sole provider to the U.S. Number Portability Administration Center, Neustar also facilitates the routing of all telephone call and text messages in the U.S. NeuStar was formed in 1996 and is based in Sterling, Virginia.

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Buyer(S) 2

Buyer

Golden Gate Capital

San Francisco, California, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2000
PE ASSETS 15.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Golden Gate Capital is a large private equity firm focused on 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. 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.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 84 of 100
Sector (Information Services) 2 of 2
Type (Going Private) 11 of 11
State (Virginia) 2 of 2
Country (United States) 75 of 90
Year (2016) 4 of 4
Size (of disclosed) 3 of 23
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-09-12 Tronair

Toledo, Ohio, United States

Tronair, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells of ground support equipment for business, commercial and military aircraft. Tronair's broad and innovative product line of GSE, comprised of over 1,500 products, is used by over 350 unique aircraft platforms. Tronair is the market leader in its core products and market segments, serving leading aircraft OEMs (e.g., Bombardier, Gulfstream, Embraer, Boeing and Airbus), fixed based operators, maintenance and repair providers, corporate hangars, commercial airlines, defense contractors and military airbases around the world.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-01-24 Bob Evans Restaurants

New Albany, Ohio, United States

Bob Evans Restaurants is a chain of family style restaurants operating approximately 500 family restaurants in 18 states, primarily in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the United States. Bob Evans Restaurants is focused on providing quality food and hospitality to every guest at every meal, each and every day. Headquartered in Columbus, OH, the Bob Evans Restaurants team comprises over 26,000 employees.

Buy $565M
Buyer

Jefferies Capital Partners

New York, New York, United States

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1994
PE ASSETS 850M USD
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Jefferies Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm that seeks to invest in later-stage growth companies, management buyouts, and support of corporate expansion and industry consolidation. The firm makes equity and equity-linked investments between $20 million and $100 million per transaction. Jefferies does not invest in start-ups, early-stage ventures or real estate. The firm seeks companies with revenue between $10 million to $500 million per annum. Jefferies targets companies involved in the following industries: consumer, energy, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and distribution, media, telecommunications and transportation. Jefferies Capital Partners is based in New York, New York.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 24 of 29
Sector (Information Services) 1 of 1
Type (Going Private) 1 of 1
State (Virginia) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 23 of 27
Year (2016) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 6
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-07-31 Custom Windows & Doors

Ocala, Florida, United States

Custom Window Systems, Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of windows, doors, and porch enclosure products in the southeastern United States. CWS offers a full range of aluminum impact-resistant windows and doors, aluminum and vinyl non-impact windows and doors, and porch enclosure products. Custom Window Systems, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Ocala, Florida.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-01-04 SESAC

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

SESAC is a Music Rights Organization that administers public performance, mechanical, synchronization and other rights. SESAC offers singular licenses for the works of its affiliated writers and publishers that aggregate both performance and mechanical rights in order to drive greater efficiency in licensing for music users, as well as enhanced value for music creators and publishers. SESAC was founded in 1930 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

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