LLR Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, LLR Partners has acquired 11 companies. It has also invested in 15 others.

LLR Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (25%) and software (21%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (54%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (17%). In total, LLR Partners has invested in 27 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Peachtree Settlement Funding for $619M.

In the last 3 years, LLR Partners has exited 14 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (62%). LLR Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold Message Systems for $600M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity161
    • M&A Buy Activity104
    • M&A Sell Activity57
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 63
  • M&A Advisors 6

LLR Partners

Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
United States
(215) 717-2900
www.llrpartners.com
info@llrpartners.com

LLR is a private equity firm that makes growth capital, buyout, and recapitalization investments in mid-sized growth companies with sustainable competitive advantages. LLR looks to invest $15 to $100 million per transaction and will consider both control and minority situations. Target companies generally have at least $10 million in annual sales and are valued up to $250 million. Broad industry sectors of interest include general business services, financial services, healthcare services, education, manufacturing, consumer/retail and information technology/software. LLR will consider investments throughout the US with an emphasis on opportunities located in the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the US. LLR Partners was formed in 1999 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Retail, Safety/Security, Software, Staffing, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Merger

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 15 100
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (6.2/yr) # 73 5 8 9 3 6 104
vol $635M $635M
Sell (4.0/yr) # 37 6 5 4 2 3 57
vol $1.3B $100M $778M $260M $600M $3.0B
  161

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
WizeHive, Inc. 2021-06-28 - Growth Capital
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania · www.wizehive.com
Vehicle Tracking Solutions 2021-06-22 - Growth Capital
Commack, New York · www.vtscorporate.com
Archer 2021-06-08 - Secondary Buyout
Berwyn, Pennsylvania · www.archerims.com
Message Systems, Inc. 2021-04-28 600M USD Add-on Acquisition
Columbia, Maryland · www.sparkpost.com
CompoSecure LLC 2021-04-19 - IPO
Somerset, New Jersey · www.composecure.com
Acre LLC 2021-03-11 - Secondary Buyout
Las Vegas, Nevada · www.acre-co.com
Azalea Health Innovations, Inc. 2021-03-02 - Secondary Buyout
Atlanta, Georgia · www.azaleahealth.com
Salute, Inc. 2021-02-23 - Growth Capital
Clinton Township, Michigan · www.salutemissioncritical.com
Dizzion, Inc. 2021-01-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Denver, Colorado · www.dizzion.com
eOriginal, Inc. 2020-12-10 260M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Baltimore, Maryland · www.eoriginal.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
DaySmart Software, Inc. 2019-10-16 StormSource Software LLC 2020-12-22 3
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.daysmart.com Scottsdale, Arizona · www.appointment-plus.com
Agility Recovery Solutions, Inc. 2001-01-01 Preparis, Inc. 2019-02-27 4
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.agilityrecovery.com Atlanta, Georgia · www.preparis.com
Agility Recovery Solutions, Inc. 2001-01-01 Rentsys Recovery Services, Inc. - Workspace Recovery Business Unit 2018-12-11 3
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.agilityrecovery.com College Station, Texas

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 13 (31%) - 25 (24%) 16M (3%)
Software 7 (17%) - 21 (20%) -
Internet Software and Services 10 (24%) - 13 (13%) -
Healthcare Services 4 (10%) - 8 (8%) -
Financial Services 1 (2%) - 7 (7%) 619M (97%)
Business Services 5 (12%) - 7 (7%) -
Education - - 6 (6%) -
Medical Products - - 3 (3%) -
Safety/Security 2 (5%) - 3 (3%) -
Communications - - 2 (2%) -
Consumer Services - - 2 (2%) -
Retail - - 2 (2%) -
Automotive - - 1 (1%) -
Distribution - - 1 (1%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Life Science - - 1 (1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (1%) -
Total 42 - 104 $635M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 42 (100%) - 103 (99%) 635M (100%)
  Pennsylvania 8 (19%) - 26 (25%) 619M (97%)
  New Jersey 2 (5%) - 10 (10%) 16M (3%)
  Maryland 1 (2%) - 9 (9%) -
  New York 3 (7%) - 8 (8%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (5%) - 5 (5%) -
  Florida 2 (5%) - 5 (5%) -
  Virginia 1 (2%) - 5 (5%) -
  Illinois 4 (10%) - 4 (4%) -
  Tennessee 2 (5%) - 4 (4%) -
  Georgia 2 (5%) - 4 (4%) -
  Texas 2 (5%) - 3 (3%) -
  North Carolina 2 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
  Michigan 2 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
  California 2 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
  South Carolina 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Colorado 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Washington 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Utah 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (1%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (1%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (1%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (1%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (1%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (1%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 42 (100%) - 103 (99%) 635M (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (1%) -
Total 42 - 104 $635M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 24 (57%) - 56 (54%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (10%) - 17 (16%) -
Recapitalization 3 (7%) - 10 (10%) -
Secondary Buyout 7 (17%) - 10 (10%) -
Divestiture - - 3 (3%) 16M (3%)
Consolidation 2 (5%) - 3 (3%) -
Venture 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Going Private - - 1 (1%) 619M (97%)
Acquisition Financing - - 1 (1%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 42 - 104 $635M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 24 (42%) 2.3B (78%)
Trade Sale 11 (19%) 600M (20%)
Secondary Sale 11 (19%) -
IPO 5 (9%) -
Merger 4 (7%) -
Divestiture 1 (2%) 74M (2%)
Sold to Management 1 (2%) -
Total 57 $3.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Daiwa Corporate Advisory Ltd. (DC Advisory)
1
Lincoln International
1
Houlihan Lokey
1
Legal Deals
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
2
DLA Piper
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $619M
< $100M 1 $16M
TOTAL $635M
Largest Peachtree Settlement Funding, LLC
$619M (2006-11-21)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 8 $2.7B
< $100M 4 $293M
TOTAL $3.0B
Largest Message Systems, Inc.
$600M (2021-04-28)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
12%
12 (12%)
Strategic(s)
3%
3 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
19%
11 (19%)
Strategic(s)
70%
40 (70%)

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