Observer Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

Observer Capital’s most common sectors for investment arepublishing (50%) and real estate (50%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (50%) and venture (50%). In total, Observer Capital has invested in 1 US state.

In the last 3 years, Observer Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is bankruptcy (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity3
    • M&A Buy Activity2
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 1

Observer Capital is a private investment firm focused on private equity and special situation opportunities across the media, financial services, and business services sectors. Observer Capital was formed in 2013 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Financial Services, Media, Real Estate

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Special Situations/Distressed, Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
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M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 1 1 - - - - 2
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - - 1 1
  3

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Knotel, Inc. 2021-01-31 - Bankruptcy
New York, New York · www.knotel.com
Knotel, Inc. 2017-02-21 - Venture
New York, New York · www.knotel.com
SourceMedia LLC 2014-08-07 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.arizent.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
SourceMedia LLC 2014-08-07 Mergers & Acquisitions 2020-07-21 2
New York, New York · www.arizent.com Wilton, Connecticut · www.themiddlemarket.com
SourceMedia LLC 2014-08-07 Traders Magazine 2016-07-05 1
New York, New York · www.arizent.com New York, New York · www.tradersmagazine.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Publishing 1 (100%) - 1 (50%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (50%) -
Total 1 - 2 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (100%) - 2 (100%) -
  New York 1 (100%) - 2 (100%) -
Total 1 - 2 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 1 (100%) - 1 (50%) -
Venture - - 1 (50%) -
Total 1 - 2 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Bankruptcy 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

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