Lead Edge Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Growth Capital Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Lead Edge Capital has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 16 others.

Lead Edge Capital’s most common sectors for investment areinternet software and services (48%) and software (16%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (57%) and growth capital (22%). In total, Lead Edge Capital has invested in 15 US states and 8 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2019 when it acquired Bumble for $3.0B.

In the last 3 years, Lead Edge Capital has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is ipo (58%). Lead Edge Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold Clear Score Technology for $423M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity53
    • M&A Buy Activity46
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 3

Lead Edge Capital

Lead Edge Capital Management, LLC

32 Avenue of the Americas Floor 13, Suite E,
New York, New York 10013
United States
(212) 984-2421
www.leadedge.com

Lead Edge Capital is a growth capital firm focused on software, internet, consumer, and tech-enabled services companies. The Firm has no geographic preferences and will consider both private and public company investments. Leading Edge's investment size is $10 to $200 million. Lead Edge Capital was established in 2009 and is headquartered in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Consumer Products, 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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 200
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (5.4/yr) # 19 8 12 4 2 1 46
vol $4.8B $340M $5.1B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 2 - 3 1 1 - 7
vol $423M $423M
  53

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
IGM Technology Corp. 2024-06-25 - Stake Purchase
Toronto, Ontario · www.igm.technology
Immedis 2023-06-06 - Trade Sale
Dublin, Ireland · www.immedis.com
Hakkoda, Inc. 2023-05-24 - Growth Capital
New York City, New York · www.hakkoda.io
GrowthZone 2023-05-16 - Secondary Buyout
Nisswa, Minnesota · www.growthzone.com
Revenue Analytics, Inc. 2022-10-24 - Growth Capital
Atlanta, Georgia · www.revenueanalytics.com
Essential Accessibility, Inc. 2022-06-14 - Merger
Toronto, Ontario · www.essentialaccessibility.com
The Akuity, Inc. 2022-05-16 - Venture
Sunnyvale, California · www.akuity.io
Nucleus Security 2022-03-23 - Venture
Sarasota, Florida · www.nucleussec.com
ExaGrid Systems, Inc. 2022-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Marlborough, Massachusetts · www.exagrid.com
Workiz, Inc. 2021-11-17 - Venture
San Diego, California · www.workiz.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
UKG, Inc. 2007-03-23 Immedis 2023-06-06 22
Lowell, Massachusetts · www.ukg.com Dublin, Ireland · www.immedis.com
UKG, Inc. 2007-03-23 Ascentis Corp. 2022-03-09 21
Lowell, Massachusetts · www.ukg.com Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.ascentis.com
UKG, Inc. 2007-03-23 The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. 2020-02-20 20
Lowell, Massachusetts · www.ukg.com Weston, Florida · www.ultimatesoftware.com
UKG, Inc. 2007-03-23 Cadient LLC 2019-06-17 2
Lowell, Massachusetts · www.ukg.com Morrisville, North Carolina · www.cadienttalent.com
UKG, Inc. 2007-03-23 AD OPT Technologies, Inc. 2019-05-19 1
Lowell, Massachusetts · www.ukg.com Montreal, Quebec · www.ad-opt.com
UKG, Inc. 2007-03-23 Empower Software Solutions, Inc. 2016-01-14 19
Lowell, Massachusetts · www.ukg.com Orlando, Florida · www.empowersoftware.com
UKG, Inc. 2007-03-23 Kaba Workforce Solutions - AutoTime Business 2015-09-18 18
Lowell, Massachusetts · www.ukg.com , United States
UKG, Inc. 2007-03-23 Time In A Box 2009-10-14 17
Lowell, Massachusetts · www.ukg.com Federal Way, Washington · www.time-in-a-box.com
UKG, Inc. 2007-03-23 Stromberg LLC 2009-10-14 16
Lowell, Massachusetts · www.ukg.com Lake Mary, Florida · www.stromberg.com
UKG, Inc. 2007-03-23 Captor Group NV 2007-06-01 15
Lowell, Massachusetts · www.ukg.com Asse (Zellik), Belgium · www.captorgroup.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 19 (48%) 1.8B (84%) 22 (48%) 4.8B (93%)
Software 7 (18%) 340M (16%) 7 (15%) 340M (7%)
Information Technology 6 (15%) - 6 (13%) -
Staffing 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Communications - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (2%) -
Education 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (2%) -
Marketing 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Transportation 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 40 $2.1B 46 $5.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 35 (88%) 2.1B (100%) 37 (80%) 5.1B (100%)
  California 13 (33%) 340M (16%) 13 (28%) 340M (7%)
  Massachusetts 4 (10%) 1.8B (84%) 4 (9%) 1.8B (35%)
  Florida 4 (10%) - 4 (9%) -
  New York 3 (8%) - 3 (7%) -
  Texas 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) 3.0B (58%)
  Utah 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
  Iowa 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Virginia 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  South Carolina 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  North Carolina 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Minnesota 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Michigan 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Netherlands 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Canada 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
  Ontario 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
France 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Spain 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (2%) -
China - - 1 (2%) -
Ireland - - 1 (2%) -
Total 40 $2.1B 46 $5.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 24 (60%) - 26 (57%) -
Growth Capital 8 (20%) - 10 (22%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (10%) 340M (16%) 5 (11%) 3.3B (65%)
Stake Purchase 2 (5%) - 3 (7%) -
Going Private 1 (3%) 1.8B (84%) 1 (2%) 1.8B (35%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 40 $2.1B 46 $5.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 4 (57%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (14%) 423M (100%)
Merger 1 (14%) -
Trade Sale 1 (14%) -
Total 7 $423M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Shea & Company LLC
1
Raymond James - Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Goodwin Procter
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $4.8B
$100M to $1B 1 $340M
TOTAL $5.1B
Largest Bumble, Inc.
$3.0B (2019-11-08)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $423M
TOTAL $423M
Largest Clear Score Technology Ltd.
$423M (2018-03-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
2%
1 (2%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
43%
3 (43%)

FAQ

When was Lead Edge Capital founded?

Lead Edge Capital was founded in 2009.

What type of investor is Lead Edge Capital?

Lead Edge Capital is a growth capital firm.

Where is Lead Edge Capital headquartered?

Lead Edge Capital is headquartered in New York, New York.

How much capital does Lead Edge Capital have under management?

Lead Edge Capital has 5.0B USD under management.

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