NewSpring Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, NewSpring Capital has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 19 others.

NewSpring Capital’s most common sectors for investment are information technology (13%) and software (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (51%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (21%). In total, NewSpring Capital has invested in 25 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired Internet Pipeline for $71M.

In the last 3 years, NewSpring Capital has exited 22 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (56%). NewSpring Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Paragon Bioservices for $1.2B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity193
    • M&A Buy Activity132
    • M&A Sell Activity61
  • Total Sectors Invested 38
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 100
  • M&A Advisors 3

NewSpring Capital

555 E. Lancaster Ave 3rd Floor,
Radnor, Pennsylvania 19087
United States
(610) 567-2380
www.newspringcapital.com
info@newspringventures.com

NewSpring Capital is a private investment firm focused on growth companies in the Mid-Atlantic US. The Firm can provide both growth equity and junior capital to prospective companies. NewSpring's target investment size for both mezzanine and equity financing is $2 to $5 million, although for new ventures, the Firm can commit up to $10 million. Sectors of interest include specialty manufacturing, technology, business services, information technology, life science, healthcare services, and medical devices. NewSpring Capital was formed in 1999 and is based in Radnor, Pennsylvania with an additional office in Short Hills, New Jersey.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Financial Services, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Life Science, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Retail, Safety/Security, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 100
Target EBITDA 2 -
Investment Size - -
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) # 101 8 8 2 9 4 132
vol $177M $177M
Sell (5.0/yr) # 36 3 6 7 4 5 61
vol $1.5B $530M $1.4B $600M $4.0B
  193

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Archer 2021-06-08 - Secondary Buyout
Berwyn, Pennsylvania · www.archerims.com
Exegy, Inc. 2021-05-20 - Secondary Buyout
St. Louis, Missouri · www.exegy.com
South Moon Under 2021-05-04 - Secondary Buyout
Annapolis, Maryland · www.southmoonunder.com
Message Systems, Inc. 2021-04-28 600M USD Add-on Acquisition
Columbia, Maryland · www.sparkpost.com
Spirit Pharmaceuticals LLC 2021-04-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Ronkonkoma, New York · www.spiritpharma.com
Duck Donuts Franchising Co. 2021-04-14 - Growth Capital
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania · www.duckdonuts.com
Blo Blow Dry Bar, Inc. 2021-03-18 - Growth Capital
Toronto, Ontario · www.blomedry.com
Deposco, Inc. 2021-03-01 - Growth Capital
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.deposco.com
North Atlantic Ship Repair, Inc. 2021-02-12 - Unknown
Boston, Massachusetts · www.northeastship.com
Incorp Holdings LLC 2020-11-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Evansville, Illinois · www.incorpinc.net
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Magna5 2016-11-10 X5 Solutions, Inc. 2016-11-10 5
2828 N. Harwood St., Suite 1700, Texas · www.magna5global.com Seattle, Washington · www.x5solutions.com
Magna5 2016-11-10 NovaTel Ltd. 2016-11-10 4
2828 N. Harwood St., Suite 1700, Texas · www.magna5global.com San Antonio, Texas · www.novatelnetworks.com
Magna5 2016-11-10 CornerStone Telephone Co. 2016-11-10 3
2828 N. Harwood St., Suite 1700, Texas · www.magna5global.com Troy, New York · www.cornerstonetelephone.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 8 (13%) - 17 (13%) -
Healthcare Services 7 (11%) 14M (23%) 11 (8%) 14M (8%)
Software 6 (10%) - 11 (8%) -
Life Science 4 (6%) 35M (57%) 10 (8%) 46M (26%)
Business Services 3 (5%) - 10 (8%) -
Medical Products 3 (5%) - 9 (7%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (3%) - 7 (5%) 81M (46%)
Communications 1 (2%) - 7 (5%) -
Manufacturing 2 (3%) - 6 (5%) 13M (8%)
Marketing 4 (6%) 13M (20%) 4 (3%) 13M (7%)
Aerospace 1 (2%) - 4 (3%) -
Consumer Products 3 (5%) - 3 (2%) -
Information Services 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Building Materials 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Construction 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Franchising 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Leisure - - 1 (1%) 9M (5%)
Consumer Services - - 1 (1%) -
Distribution - - 1 (1%) -
Diversified - - 1 (1%) -
E-Commerce 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Education 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Engineering 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) -
Financial Services 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Furniture 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Machinery 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Marine - - 1 (1%) -
Media - - 1 (1%) -
Packaging 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Restaurants 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Retail - - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) -
Transportation 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 62 $62M 132 $177M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 60 (97%) 62M (100%) 129 (98%) 177M (100%)
  Pennsylvania 13 (21%) - 33 (25%) 85M (48%)
  New Jersey 7 (11%) 35M (57%) 14 (11%) 35M (20%)
  Massachusetts 5 (8%) 14M (23%) 13 (10%) 24M (14%)
  New York 8 (13%) 13M (20%) 11 (8%) 13M (7%)
  Maryland 3 (5%) - 8 (6%) -
  California 3 (5%) - 6 (5%) 9M (5%)
  Texas 3 (5%) - 6 (5%) -
  Ohio 1 (2%) - 4 (3%) -
  Illinois 1 (2%) - 4 (3%) -
  Florida 1 (2%) - 4 (3%) -
  Washington 1 (2%) - 4 (3%) -
  Virginia 3 (5%) - 3 (2%) -
  North Carolina 2 (3%) - 3 (2%) -
  Georgia 2 (3%) - 3 (2%) -
  Minnesota 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) 11M (6%)
  Alabama 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Louisiana 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Colorado 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Arizona 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Oregon 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (1%) -
  Maine - - 1 (1%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Ontario 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 60 (97%) 62M (100%) 129 (98%) 177M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (3%) - 3 (2%) -
Total 62 $62M 132 $177M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 37 (60%) 13M (20%) 67 (51%) 13M (7%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (15%) 14M (23%) 27 (20%) 48M (27%)
Venture 7 (11%) 35M (57%) 18 (14%) 35M (20%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (5%) - 7 (5%) -
Recapitalization 2 (3%) - 4 (3%) -
Going Private 2 (3%) - 3 (2%) 10M (6%)
Consolidation 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (1%) 71M (40%)
Acquisition Financing 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (1%) -
PIPE - - 1 (1%) -
Total 62 $62M 132 $177M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 22 (36%) 2.8B (78%)
Secondary Sale 17 (28%) -
Trade Sale 15 (25%) 784M (22%)
Sold to Management 2 (3%) -
Unknown 2 (3%) -
Merger 1 (2%) -
Recapitalization 1 (2%) -
Stake Sale 1 (2%) -
Total 61 $3.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Greene Holcomb & Fisher LLC
1
Legal Deals
Blank Rome LLP
2
Clifford Chance LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 8 $177M
TOTAL $177M
Largest Internet Pipeline, Inc.
$71M (2012-02-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.2B
$100M to $1B 11 $2.8B
< $100M 2 $62M
TOTAL $4.0B
Largest Paragon Bioservices, Inc.
$1.2B (2019-04-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
7%
9 (7%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
26%
16 (26%)
Strategic(s)
56%
34 (56%)

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