K1 Investment Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, K1 Investment Management has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 13 others.

K1 Investment Management’s most common sectors for investment are information technology (37%) and software (32%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (58%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (22%). In total, K1 Investment Management has invested in 11 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2017 when it acquired Certify for $125M.

In the last 3 years, K1 Investment Management has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (80%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity24
    • M&A Buy Activity19
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

K1 Investment Management LLC

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.8/yr) # - 3 5 2 6 3 19
vol $125M $125M
Sell (1.0/yr) # - - 1 2 1 1 5
  24

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Rethink First 2020-08-11 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.rethinkfirst.com
Faulkner Media Group LLC 2020-05-21 - Secondary Buyout
San Diego, California · www.fmgsuite.com
accessiBe Ltd. 2020-05-13 - Growth Capital
Bnei Brak, Israel · www.accessibe.com
Gravyty Technologies Inc. 2020-01-27 - Growth Capital
Medford, Massachusetts · www.gravyty.com
AppLearn Ltd. 2019-09-18 - Growth Capital
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.applearn.com
Litera Corp. 2019-05-07 - Secondary Buyout
Chicago, Illinois · www.litera.com
Jebbit, Inc. 2019-04-08 - Venture
Boston, Massachusetts · www.jebbit.com
Digital Pharmacist, Inc. 2019-03-11 - Growth Capital
Austin, Texas · www.digitalpharmacist.com
Jobvite, Inc. 2019-02-11 - Secondary Buyout
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.jobvite.com
Canvas Solutions, Inc. 2019-02-05 - Growth Capital
Reston, Virginia · www.gocanvas.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Smarsh, Inc. 2016-01-01 Entreda, Inc. 2020-05-21 4
Portland, Oregon · www.smarsh.com Santa Clara, California · www.entreda.com
Certify, Inc. 2017-06-20 Emburse LLC 2019-07-29 5
Portland, Maine · www.certify.com , United States · www.emburse.com
Certify, Inc. 2017-06-20 Chrome River Technologies, Inc. 2019-03-05 4
Portland, Maine · www.certify.com Los Angeles, California · www.chromeriver.com
Jobvite, Inc. 2019-02-11 Talemetry 2019-02-11 3
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.jobvite.com Richmond, British Columbia · www.talemetry.com
Jobvite, Inc. 2019-02-11 RolePoint 2019-02-11 2
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.jobvite.com San Francisco, California · www.rolepoint.com
Jobvite, Inc. 2019-02-11 Canvas Talent, Inc. 2019-02-11 1
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.jobvite.com Indianapolis, Indiana · www.gocanvas.io
Smarsh, Inc. 2016-01-01 Actiance, Inc. 2018-09-26 3
Portland, Oregon · www.smarsh.com Redwood City, California · www.actiance.com
Certify, Inc. 2017-06-20 Captio 2018-09-18 3
Portland, Maine · www.certify.com L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain · www.captio.com
Certify, Inc. 2017-06-20 Abacus International Pte Ltd. 2018-07-17 2
Portland, Maine · www.certify.com Singapore, Singapore · www.abacus.com.sg
Smarsh, Inc. 2016-01-01 Cognia 2017-08-17 2
Portland, Oregon · www.smarsh.com Basingstoke, United Kingdom · www.cognia.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 5 (29%) - 7 (37%) -
Software 6 (35%) - 6 (32%) -
Internet Software and Services 5 (29%) 125M (100%) 5 (26%) 125M (100%)
Marketing 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 17 $125M 19 $125M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 14 (82%) 125M (100%) 16 (84%) 125M (100%)
  California 2 (12%) - 3 (16%) -
  Texas 2 (12%) - 2 (11%) -
  Oregon 2 (12%) - 2 (11%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (12%) - 2 (11%) -
  Maine 1 (6%) 125M (100%) 1 (5%) 125M (100%)
  Virginia 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  Tennessee 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  New York 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  Indiana 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  Colorado 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (5%) -
Israel 2 (12%) - 2 (11%) -
United Kingdom 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 17 $125M 19 $125M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 11 (65%) - 11 (58%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (12%) 125M (100%) 4 (21%) 125M (100%)
Venture 3 (18%) - 3 (16%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 17 $125M 19 $125M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (80%) -
Merger 1 (20%) -
Total 5 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $125M
TOTAL $125M
Largest Certify, Inc.
$125M (2017-06-20)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
80%
4 80%
Strategic(s)
20%
1 20%

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