K1 Investment Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Growth Capital Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, K1 Investment Management has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 14 others.

K1 Investment Management’s most common sectors for investment aresoftware (49%) and information technology (26%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (68%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (13%). In total, K1 Investment Management has invested in 15 US states and 5 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 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (58%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity38
    • M&A Buy Activity31
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9

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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (4.0/yr) # 11 4 7 3 6 - 31
vol $125M $125M
Sell (1.2/yr) # 1 2 1 1 2 - 7
  38

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
HR Acuity LLC 2021-10-19 - Growth Capital
Florham Park, New Jersey · www.hracuity.com
XTRF Management Systems S.A. 2021-09-21 - Growth Capital
Kraków, Poland · www.xtrf.eu
TechnoMile 2021-08-03 - Growth Capital
McLean, Virginia · www.technomile.com
Eltropy, Inc. 2021-06-16 - Growth Capital
Milpitas, California · www.eltropy.com
Panopto, Inc. 2021-04-20 - Growth Capital
Seattle, Washington · www.panopto.com
XTM International Ltd. 2021-02-11 - Growth Capital
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom · www.xtm.cloud
Clarizen, Inc. 2021-01-12 - Add-on Acquisition
San Mateo, California · www.clarizen.com
Certent, Inc. 2021-01-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Pleasanton, California · www.certent.com
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
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Smarsh, Inc. 2016-01-01 Micro Focus International - Digital Safe business 2021-11-03 7
Portland, Oregon · www.smarsh.com Newbury, United Kingdom
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
Smarsh, Inc. 2016-01-01 Actiance, Inc. 2018-09-26 6
Portland, Oregon · www.smarsh.com Redwood City, California · www.actiance.com
Certify, Inc. 2017-06-20 Abacus International Pte Ltd. 2018-07-17 4
Portland, Maine · www.certify.com Singapore, Singapore · www.abacus.com.sg

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 14 (52%) - 15 (48%) -
Information Technology 6 (22%) - 8 (26%) -
Internet Software and Services 6 (22%) 125M (100%) 7 (23%) 125M (100%)
Marketing 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 27 $125M 31 $125M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 22 (81%) 125M (100%) 26 (84%) 125M (100%)
  California 4 (15%) - 7 (23%) -
  Virginia 2 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
  Texas 2 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
  Oregon 2 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
  New York 2 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
  Maine 1 (4%) 125M (100%) 1 (3%) 125M (100%)
  Indiana 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Colorado 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Washington 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Utah 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Tennessee 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  New Jersey 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (3%) -
United Kingdom 2 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
Australia 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Israel 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Poland 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 27 $125M 31 $125M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 19 (70%) - 21 (68%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (7%) 125M (100%) 4 (13%) 125M (100%)
Venture 4 (15%) - 4 (13%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
Total 27 $125M 31 $125M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (57%) -
Trade Sale 2 (29%) -
Merger 1 (14%) -
Total 7 -

Deal Values

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

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
6%
2 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
57%
4 (57%)
Strategic(s)
43%
3 (43%)

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