Long Ridge Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Long Ridge Equity Partners has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 6 others.

Long Ridge Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are financial services (27%) and internet software and services (27%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (60%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (27%). In total, Long Ridge Equity Partners has invested in 9 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired Stonegate Mortgage for $25M.

In the last 3 years, Long Ridge Equity Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Long Ridge Equity Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Portware for $265M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity21
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 4

Long Ridge Equity Partners

1120 Avenue of the Americas, 17th Floor,
New York, New York 10036
United States
(212) 951-8651
www.longridgecap.com
info@longridgecap.com

Long Ridge Equity Partners is a private investment firm focused on the financial services sector. The Firm seeks growth capital and special situation investments. Specific areas of interest include financial technology, specialty finance, securities and trading, asset management, payments, and exchanges. Long Ridge was formed in 2007 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Financial Services, Information Technology, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - 5
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 60
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 6 2 1 3 1 2 15
vol $25M $25M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 1 - 2 - 2 1 6
vol $265M $211M $476M
  21

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Broadway Technology LLC 2020-02-14 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.broadwaytechnology.com
National Credit Care 2020-01-29 - Growth Capital
Westminster, Colorado · www.nationalcreditcare.com
NinjaTrader Group LLC 2020-01-06 - Growth Capital
Denver, Colorado · www.ninjatrader.com
Neighborhoods.com LLC 2019-07-19 - Growth Capital
Chicago, Illinois · www.neighborhoods.com
BlueTarp Financial, Inc. 2019-06-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Portland, Maine · www.bluetarp.com
BROWZ LLC 2019-02-14 - Merger
Draper, Utah · www.browz.com
ProcessUnity, Inc. 2018-09-18 - Growth Capital
Boston, Massachusetts · www.processunity.com
Avetta LLC 2018-03-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Irvine, California · www.avetta.com
SALI Fund Services LLC 2018-02-28 - Growth Capital
Austin, Texas · www.sali.com
FXCM, Inc. 2017-12-11 - Bankruptcy
New York, New York · www.fxcm.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Avetta LLC 2018-03-21 BROWZ LLC 2019-02-14 1
Irvine, California · www.avetta.com Draper, Utah · www.browz.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services 1 (9%) - 4 (27%) 25M (100%)
Internet Software and Services 4 (36%) - 4 (27%) -
Information Technology 2 (18%) - 3 (20%) -
Business Services 2 (18%) - 2 (13%) -
Information Services 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
Software 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 11 - 15 $25M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (91%) - 14 (93%) 25M (100%)
  New York - - 3 (20%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (18%) - 2 (13%) -
  Colorado 2 (18%) - 2 (13%) -
  California 2 (18%) - 2 (13%) -
  Texas 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
  Nebraska 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
  Illinois 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
  Connecticut 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (7%) 25M (100%)
Israel 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
Domestic 10 (91%) - 14 (93%) 25M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 11 - 15 $25M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 8 (73%) - 9 (60%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (27%) - 4 (27%) 25M (100%)
PIPE - - 1 (7%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (7%) -
Total 11 - 15 $25M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (33%) 265M (56%)
Secondary Sale 1 (17%) 211M (44%)
Bankruptcy 1 (17%) -
Merger 1 (17%) -
Trade Sale 1 (17%) -
Total 6 $476M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Budd Larner P.C.
2
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
1
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $25M
TOTAL $25M
Largest Stonegate Mortgage Corp.
$25M (2012-03-13)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $476M
TOTAL $476M
Largest Portware LLC
$265M (2015-09-22)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
5 100%

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