K1 Investment Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Growth Capital Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, K1 Investment Management has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 17 others.

K1 Investment Management’s most common sectors for investment aresoftware (53%) and internet software and services (32%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (50%) and venture (25%). In total, K1 Investment Management has invested in 16 US states and 9 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2020 when it acquired Checkmarx for $1.2B.

In the last 3 years, K1 Investment Management has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity58
    • M&A Buy Activity48
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11

K1 Investment Management

875 Manhattan Beach Blvd,
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
United States
(800) 310-2870
www.k1capital.com

K1 Investment Management, LLC is a West Coast US-based private equity firm investing in high-growth private companies across North America. The Firm has a special interest in enterprise software companies and looks to provide meaningful strategic and operational guidance when working with portfolio companies. K1 Investment Management was established in 2011 and is headquartered in El Segundo, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Venture

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

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 (4.4/yr) # 26 4 9 8 1 - 48
vol $125M $1.2B $1.3B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 5 1 2 1 - 1 10
  58

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
AppLearn Ltd. 2024-01-30 - Trade Sale
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.applearn.com
ELMO Software Ltd. 2023-02-24 - Going Private
Sydney, Australia · www.elmosoftware.com.au
TeamDynamix Solutions LLC 2022-12-21 - Secondary Sale
Columbus, Ohio · www.teamdynamix.com
Ocelot, Inc. 2022-09-28 - Venture
Boulder, Colorado · www.ocelotbot.com
Empresa Brasileira de Benefícios e Pagamentos Ltda. 2022-08-31 - Venture
Sao Paulo, Brazil · www.caju.com.br
RentRedi, Inc. 2022-04-13 - Venture
Latham, New York · www.rentredi.com
TokenEx, Inc. 2022-03-23 - Venture
Tulsa, Oklahoma · www.tokenex.com
Grexit, Inc. 2022-03-04 - Venture
Bengaluru, India · www.hiverhq.com
‍Raffle APS 2022-02-02 - Growth Capital
Kobenhavn, Denmark · www.raffle.ai
Cyara, Inc. 2022-02-01 - Growth Capital
Redwood City, California · www.cyara.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Granicus, Inc. 2016-08-18 SmartGov 2024-02-01 10
Denver, Colorado · www.granicus.com Cary, North Carolina
Granicus, Inc. 2016-08-18 Rock Solid Technologies, Inc. 2022-10-12 9
Denver, Colorado · www.granicus.com San Juan, Puerto Rico · www.rocksolid.com
Employ, Inc. 2019-02-11 Lever 2022-08-05 4
Waltham, Massachusetts · www.employinc.com San Francisco, California · www.lever.co
Smarsh, Inc. 2016-01-01 Micro Focus International - Digital Safe business 2021-11-03 7
Portland, Oregon · www.smarsh.com Newbury, United Kingdom
Granicus, Inc. 2016-08-18 GovQA LLC 2021-08-26 8
Denver, Colorado · www.granicus.com Woodridge, Illinois · www.govqa.com
Granicus, Inc. 2016-08-18 CSDC Systems, Inc. 2020-10-30 7
Denver, Colorado · www.granicus.com Austin, Texas · www.calytera.com
Trackforce Valiant 2019-09-03 Valiant Solutions, Inc. 2019-09-05 3
San Diego, California · www.trackforce.com Woodbury, New York · www.valiant.com
Certify, Inc. 2017-06-20 Chrome River Technologies, Inc. 2019-03-05 5
Portland, Maine · www.certify.com Los Angeles, California · www.chromeriver.com
Employ, Inc. 2019-02-11 Jobvite, Inc. 2019-02-11 3
Waltham, Massachusetts · www.employinc.com Indianapolis, Indiana · www.jobvite.com
Smarsh, Inc. 2016-01-01 Actiance, Inc. 2018-09-26 6
Portland, Oregon · www.smarsh.com Redwood City, California · www.actiance.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 23 (55%) 1.2B (90%) 25 (52%) 1.2B (90%)
Internet Software and Services 14 (33%) 125M (10%) 15 (31%) 125M (10%)
Information Technology 5 (12%) - 8 (17%) -
Total 42 $1.3B 48 $1.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 30 (71%) 125M (10%) 34 (71%) 125M (10%)
  California 4 (10%) - 7 (15%) -
  Colorado 4 (10%) - 4 (8%) -
  Texas 3 (7%) - 3 (6%) -
  New York 3 (7%) - 3 (6%) -
  Massachusetts 3 (7%) - 3 (6%) -
  Virginia 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Oregon 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Illinois 1 (2%) - 2 (4%) -
  Maine 1 (2%) 125M (10%) 1 (2%) 125M (10%)
  Georgia 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Washington 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Utah 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Tennessee 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Israel 5 (12%) 1.2B (90%) 5 (10%) 1.2B (90%)
  California 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Australia 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
United Kingdom 1 (2%) - 2 (4%) -
Canada 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Ontario 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
India 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Brazil 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Denmark 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Poland - - 1 (2%) -
Total 42 $1.3B 48 $1.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 20 (48%) - 24 (50%) -
Venture 12 (29%) - 12 (25%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (10%) 125M (10%) 6 (13%) 125M (10%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (7%) 1.2B (90%) 3 (6%) 1.2B (90%)
Consolidation 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Going Private 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 42 $1.3B 48 $1.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 5 (50%) -
Trade Sale 3 (30%) -
Merger 2 (20%) -
Total 10 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.2B
$100M to $1B 1 $125M
TOTAL $1.3B
Largest Checkmarx Ltd.
$1.2B (2020-03-16)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
6%
3 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
50%
5 (50%)
Strategic(s)
50%
5 (50%)

FAQ

When was K1 Investment Management founded?

K1 Investment Management was founded in 2011.

What type of investor is K1 Investment Management?

K1 Investment Management is a growth capital firm.

Where is K1 Investment Management headquartered?

K1 Investment Management is headquartered in Manhattan Beach, California.

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