Private Equity Profile
In the last 3 years, Lightyear Capital has acquired 8 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.
Lightyear Capital’s most common sectors for investment are financial services (43%) and insurance (18%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (35%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (29%). In total, Lightyear Capital has invested in 15 US states and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings S.A. for $715M.
In the last 3 years, Lightyear Capital has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%). Lightyear Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Yadkin Financial for $1.4B.
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M&A Total Activity60
- M&A Buy Activity35
- M&A Sell Activity25
- Total Sectors Invested 12
- Total Countries Invested 6
- M&A Buy/Sell Connections 28
- M&A Advisors 6