Paladin Capital Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Paladin Capital Group has invested in 4 companies.

Paladin Capital Group’s most common sectors for investment are software (29%) and information technology (22%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (94%) and joint venture (2%). In total, Paladin Capital Group has invested in 14 US states and 6 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Paladin Capital Group has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (72%). Paladin Capital Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold Cofense for $400M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity92
    • M&A Buy Activity60
    • M&A Sell Activity32
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 48

Paladin Capital Group

2020 K Street NW, Suite 620,
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
United States
(202) 293-5590
www.paladincapgroup.com
info@paladincapgroup.com

Paladin Capital Group is a private equity firm focused on businesses related to homeland security, defense, and business continuity. Specific areas of interest include identity management, antimicrobial solutions, mesh networks, IT services, data storage, business process software, network management software and detection, biometrics, and protective equipment. Paladin Capital Group was formed in 2001 and is headquartered in Washington DC. The Firm has additional offices in New York and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Defense, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Medical Products, Oil/Gas Exploration, Renewable Energy, Restaurants, Safety/Security, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
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M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 55 1 - 4 - - 60
Sell (1.4/yr) # 25 2 1 1 3 - 32
vol $535M $400M $234M $1.2B
  92

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Cloud Conformity 2019-10-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Pyrmont, Australia · www.cloudconformity.com
Endgame, Inc. 2019-06-05 234M USD Add-on Acquisition
Arlington, Virginia · www.endgame.com
ProtectWise, Inc. 2019-03-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Denver, Colorado · www.protectwise.com
RiskSense, Inc. 2018-08-07 - Venture
Albuquerque, New Mexico · www.risksense.com
Cloud Conformity 2018-08-01 - Venture
Pyrmont, Australia · www.cloudconformity.com
Ursa Space Systems 2018-07-19 - Venture
Ithaca, New York · www.ursaspace.com
DPOrganizer 2018-07-17 - Venture
Stockholm, Sweden · www.dporganizer.com
Cofense, Inc. 2018-02-27 400M USD Secondary Buyout
Leesburg, Virginia · www.cofense.com
CyberCore Technologies LLC 2017-09-27 - Secondary Buyout
Elkridge, Maryland · www.cybercoretech.com
Akana, Inc. 2016-11-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California · www.akana.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 9 (38%) - 17 (28%) -
Information Technology 4 (17%) - 13 (22%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (4%) - 6 (10%) -
Renewable Energy 3 (13%) - 4 (7%) -
Semiconductors 2 (8%) - 4 (7%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (4%) - 4 (7%) -
Life Science 2 (8%) - 3 (5%) -
Business Services 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Automotive - - 1 (2%) -
Communications - - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (2%) -
Total 24 - 60 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 22 (92%) - 54 (90%) -
  California 8 (33%) - 16 (27%) -
  New York 3 (13%) - 8 (13%) -
  Virginia 2 (8%) - 6 (10%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (8%) - 5 (8%) -
  Georgia - - 5 (8%) -
  Ohio 2 (8%) - 3 (5%) -
  Texas 2 (8%) - 2 (3%) -
  Maryland - - 2 (3%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (3%) -
  Washington 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Mexico 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) -
Canada - - 2 (3%) -
  Ontario - - 2 (3%) -
Brazil 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Sweden 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Italy - - 1 (2%) -
Australia - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 22 (92%) - 54 (90%) -
Cross-border 2 (8%) - 6 (10%) -
Total 24 - 60 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 23 (96%) - 56 (93%) -
Joint Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (2%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (2%) -
Total 24 - 60 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 12 (38%) 197M (17%)
Trade Sale 11 (34%) 234M (20%)
Secondary Sale 6 (19%) 738M (63%)
IPO 1 (3%) -
Merger 1 (3%) -
Shut Down 1 (3%) -
Total 32 $1.2B

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.1B
< $100M 2 $35M
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Cofense, Inc.
$400M (2018-02-27)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
23%
7 23%
Strategic(s)
77%
24 77%

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