New Mountain Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, New Mountain Capital has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

New Mountain Capital’s most common sectors for investment are information technology (20%) and software (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (40%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (18%). In total, New Mountain Capital has invested in 22 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2020 when it acquired Alight Solutions for $4.8B.

In the last 3 years, New Mountain Capital has exited 10 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (47%). New Mountain Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Equian for $3.2B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity93
    • M&A Buy Activity63
    • M&A Sell Activity30
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 42
  • M&A Advisors 18

New Mountain Capital

787 7th Avenue, 49th Floor,
New York, New York 10019
United States
(212) 720-0300
www.newmountaincapital.com

New Mountain Capital is a private investment firm focused on investment in public and private companies in a variety of industries. New Mountain generally invests $100 to $500 million per transaction and looks for businesses with strong market positions and high barriers to entry. New Mountain also prefers businesses that succeed in both good and bad economies. Sectors of interest include education, healthcare, business services, federal IT services, media, software, consumer products, logistics, financial services and technologies, and energy. New Mountain Capital was formed in 2000 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Defense, Distribution, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Life Science, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Oil/Gas Exploration, Software, Technology Hardware, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 100 500
Enterprise Value 100 1,000
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (5.6/yr) # 35 5 9 5 5 4 63
vol $7.0B $4.8B $11.8B
Sell (2.8/yr) # 16 4 - 6 3 1 30
vol $7.4B $380M $1.3B $3.2B $12.3B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Gelest, Inc. 2020-04-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Morrisville, Pennsylvania · www.gelest.com
Pearce Services, Inc. 2020-04-14 - Secondary Buyout
Paso Robles, California · www.pearce-services.com
Alight Solutions 2020-02-10 4.8B USD Divestiture
Lincolnshire, Illinois · www.alight.com
ILC Dover, Inc. 2020-02-03 - Secondary Buyout
Frederica, Delaware · www.ilcdover.com
Classic Collision, Inc. 2020-01-16 - Stake Purchase
Atlanta, Georgia · www.classiccollision.net
Horizon Services, Inc. 2019-11-13 - Secondary Buyout
Wilmington, Delaware · www.horizonservices.com
Emids 2019-09-26 - Secondary Buyout
Franklin, Tennessee · www.emids.com
Ontario Systems LLC 2019-08-22 - Secondary Buyout
Muncie, Indiana · www.ontariosystems.com
Remedy Partners, Inc. 2019-08-20 - Merger
Norwalk, Connecticut · www.remedypartners.com
Equian LLC 2019-06-21 3.2B USD Add-on Acquisition
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.equian.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Ontario Systems LLC 2019-08-22 SwervePay LLC 2020-05-19 1
Muncie, Indiana · www.ontariosystems.com Lake Villa, Illinois · www.swervepay.com
ACETO Corp. 2019-04-16 Syntor Fine Chemicals Ltd. 2020-04-17 1
Port Washington, New York · www.aceto.com Runcorn, United Kingdom · www.syntor.co.uk
W2O Group 2019-05-29 Symplur LLC 2020-04-14 4
San Francisco, California · www.w2ogroup.com Upland, California · www.symplur.com
MAG Aerospace Corp. 2018-06-07 AASKI Technology, Inc. 2020-03-16 5
Sterling, Virginia · www.magaero.com Tinton Falls, New Jersey · www.aaski.com
OneDigital Health and Benefits 2017-05-08 Resources Investment Advisors LLC 2020-02-04 31
Atlanta, Georgia · www.onedigital.com Overland Park, Kansas · www.riaadvisor.com
OneDigital Health and Benefits 2017-05-08 Levy Organization (Levy Benefits Advisors LLC) 2019-12-17 30
Atlanta, Georgia · www.onedigital.com Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.leonlevy.com
OneDigital Health and Benefits 2017-05-08 Managed Benefit Systems, Inc. 2019-12-10 29
Atlanta, Georgia · www.onedigital.com Centennial, Colorado · www.managedbenefits.net
TRC Companies, Inc. 2017-03-31 Environmental Partners, Inc. 2019-11-25 5
Windsor, Connecticut · www.trcsolutions.com Issaquah, Washington · www.epi-wa.com
OneDigital Health and Benefits 2017-05-08 Ohio Benefits & Insurance Group 2019-11-21 28
Atlanta, Georgia · www.onedigital.com Akron, Ohio · www.ohiobig.com
OneDigital Health and Benefits 2017-05-08 Health Insurance Team 2019-11-13 27
Atlanta, Georgia · www.onedigital.com Seattle, Washington

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 5 (17%) 4.8B (87%) 12 (19%) 5.0B (43%)
Software 5 (17%) - 7 (11%) 200M (2%)
Insurance 1 (3%) - 5 (8%) 2.9B (25%)
Chemicals 2 (7%) 692M (13%) 5 (8%) 1.4B (12%)
Business Services 1 (3%) - 4 (6%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (7%) - 3 (5%) -
Life Science - - 2 (3%) 1.6B (14%)
Environmental - - 2 (3%) 655M (6%)
Distribution 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
Engineering 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
Information Services - - 2 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
Marketing 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Medical Products 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Aerospace 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Automotive 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Defense - - 1 (2%) -
Education - - 1 (2%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Staffing - - 1 (2%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) -
Total 30 $5.5B 63 $11.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 30 (100%) 5.5B (100%) 59 (94%) 10.2B (86%)
  Florida 2 (7%) - 6 (10%) -
  California 4 (13%) - 5 (8%) 735M (6%)
  Georgia 4 (13%) 692M (13%) 5 (8%) 692M (6%)
  New York 3 (10%) - 5 (8%) -
  Virginia 1 (3%) - 5 (8%) 200M (2%)
  Illinois 3 (10%) 4.8B (87%) 4 (6%) 4.8B (41%)
  New Jersey 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) 1.6B (14%)
  Connecticut 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) 655M (6%)
  Delaware 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
  Texas 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
  Indiana 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) 225M (2%)
  Tennessee 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Maryland 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 2 (3%) 1.3B (11%)
  Alabama - - 2 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (3%) -
  Arizona 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Ohio 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Louisiana - - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (2%) -
Bermuda - - 2 (3%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (2%) 1.6B (14%)
United Kingdom - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 30 (100%) 5.5B (100%) 59 (94%) 10.2B (86%)
Cross-border - - 4 (6%) 1.6B (14%)
Total 30 $5.5B 63 $11.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 16 (53%) - 25 (40%) 1.6B (16%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (3%) - 11 (17%) 1.6B (16%)
Growth Capital 5 (17%) - 9 (14%) -
Recapitalization 2 (7%) - 5 (8%) 1.3B (13%)
Stake Purchase 1 (3%) - 5 (8%) 200M (2%)
PIPE - - 3 (5%) -
Divestiture 2 (7%) 4.8B (87%) 2 (3%) 4.8B (47%)
Going Private 2 (7%) 692M (13%) 2 (3%) 692M (7%)
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 30 $5.5B 63 $10.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 12 (40%) 11.0B (90%)
Secondary Sale 6 (20%) 1.3B (10%)
Merger 5 (17%) -
IPO 4 (13%) -
Trade Sale 2 (7%) -
Stake Sale 1 (3%) -
Total 30 $12.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Jefferies LLC
3
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
3
Triple Tree LLC
2
Legal Deals
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
6
Ropes & Gray LLP
5
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $9.3B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.5B
TOTAL $11.8B
Largest Alight Solutions
$4.8B (2020-02-10)
sell # Total
> $1B 5 $11.0B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.2B
< $100M 1 $53M
TOTAL $12.3B
Largest Equian LLC
$3.2B (2019-06-21)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
97%
33 97%
Strategic(s)
3%
1 3%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
37%
11 37%
Strategic(s)
63%
19 63%

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