Otter Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Otter Capital’s most common sectors for investment are chemicals (15%) and e-commerce (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) and growth capital (15%). In total, Otter Capital has invested in 4 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2001 when it acquired Arch Capital Group for $763M.

In the last 3 years, Otter Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (20%). Otter Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold AgraQuest for $425M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

Otter Capital LLC

755 Page Mill Road, Suite A200,
Palo Alto, California 94304
United States
(650) 493-5263
www.ottercapital.com
marion@ottercapital.com

Otter Capital is an unsponsored private equity firm focused on investments in growth companies. Otter looks for businesses demonstrating high barriers to entry and other competitive advantages. The Firm typically partners with management when pursuing transactions. Otter Capital is based in Palo Alto, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Chemicals, Financial Services, Food, Information Technology, Insurance, Life Science, Manufacturing, Retail

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
vol $763M $763M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 4 - 1 - - - 5
vol $425M $425M
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Arena Solutions, Inc. 2017-08-22 - Secondary Buyout
Foster City, California · www.arenasolutions.com
AgraQuest, Inc. 2012-08-16 425M USD Add-on Acquisition
Davis, California · www.agraquest.com
Arch Capital Group Ltd. 2007-01-01 - Stake Sale
Pembroke, Bermuda · www.archcapgroup.com
WSA Global Holdings, LLC 2007-01-01 - Trade Sale
Encino, California · www.wsashow.com
BirdDog Solutions, Inc. 2006-09-01 - Recapitalization
Andover, Massachusetts · www.birddog.com
WSA Global Holdings, LLC 2006-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Encino, California · www.wsashow.com
AgraQuest, Inc. 2005-06-07 - Growth Capital
Davis, California · www.agraquest.com
Arena Solutions, Inc. 2003-10-20 - Venture
Foster City, California · www.arenasolutions.com
Overstock.com, Inc. 2002-06-01 - IPO
Midvale, Utah · www.overstock.com
Overstock.com, Inc. 2002-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Midvale, Utah · www.overstock.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Insurance - - 1 (14%) 763M (100%)
Chemicals - - 1 (14%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (14%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (14%) -
Life Science 1 (100%) - 1 (14%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (14%) -
Transportation - - 1 (14%) -
Total 1 - 7 $763M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (100%) - 6 (86%) -
  California - - 3 (43%) -
  Texas 1 (100%) - 1 (14%) -
  Utah - - 1 (14%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (14%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (14%) 763M (100%)
Domestic 1 (100%) - 6 (86%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (14%) 763M (100%)
Total 1 - 7 $763M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (100%) - 3 (43%) -
PIPE - - 1 (14%) 763M (100%)
Growth Capital - - 1 (14%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (14%) -
Venture - - 1 (14%) -
Total 1 - 7 $763M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (40%) 425M (100%)
IPO 1 (20%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (20%) -
Stake Sale 1 (20%) -
Total 5 $425M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $763M
TOTAL $763M
Largest Arch Capital Group Ltd.
$763M (2001-10-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $425M
TOTAL $425M
Largest AgraQuest, Inc.
$425M (2012-08-16)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%

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