Pamlico Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Pamlico Capital has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 10 others.

Pamlico Capital’s most common sectors for investment are software (14%) and communications (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (31%) and growth capital (28%). In total, Pamlico Capital has invested in 26 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Univision Communications for $13.7B.

In the last 3 years, Pamlico Capital has exited 13 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Pamlico Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Biomet for $13.4B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity123
    • M&A Buy Activity72
    • M&A Sell Activity51
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 63
  • M&A Advisors 16

Pamlico Capital

150 North College Street, Suite 2400,
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
United States
(704) 414-7150
www.pamlicocapital.com
contactus@pamlicocapital.com

Pamlico Capital is a private equity group focused on mid-sized transactions. Pamlico looks to invest $25 to $125 million per transaction. Sectors of interest include business and technology services, consumer products/services, industrial, energy, financial services, healthcare, media, and communications. Pamlico will consider both minority and majority positions. Prospective transactions include management or leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, growth financings, mezzanine, and special situations. Pamlico was formerly known as Wachovia Capital Partners. The Firm was originally formed in 1988 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Franchising, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Oil/Gas Exploration, Plastics, Publishing, Safety/Security, Software, Staffing, Technology Hardware, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 150
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 25 125
Enterprise Value 50 750
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (4.0/yr) # 52 4 4 6 4 2 72
vol $29.9B $29.9B
Sell (3.6/yr) # 33 5 4 3 3 3 51
vol $23.6B $7.7B $31.3B
  123

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
ISAAC Instruments, Inc. 2020-09-16 - Growth Capital
Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec · www.isaac.ca
Fastpath Solutions LLC 2020-09-10 - Growth Capital
Des Moines, Iowa · www.gofastpath.com
10th Magnitude, Inc. 2020-09-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.10thmagnitude.com
Digitech Computer LLC 2020-07-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Chappaqua, New York · www.digitechcomputer.com
Univision Communications, Inc. 2020-02-25 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.univision.com
HelioCampus, Inc. 2019-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bethesda, Maryland · www.heliocampus.com
Service Express, Inc. 2019-11-22 - Secondary Buyout
Grand Rapids, Michigan · www.seiservice.com
MetaMetrics, Inc. 2019-07-30 - Secondary Buyout
Durham, North Carolina · www.metametricsinc.com
US Eye LLC 2019-07-16 - Growth Capital
Sarasota, Florida · www.useye.com
Digitech Computer LLC 2019-06-21 - Growth Capital
Chappaqua, New York · www.digitechcomputer.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
HelioCampus, Inc. 2019-12-01 Academic Benchmarking Consortium 2020-09-15 1
Bethesda, Maryland · www.heliocampus.com Chapel Hill, North Carolina · www.abc-insights.com
TRGRP, Inc. 2018-11-07 Market Data Insights LLC 2020-02-06 2
New York, New York · www.trgscreen.com New York, New York · www.marketdatainsights.com
TRGRP, Inc. 2018-11-07 Axon Financial Systems 2019-06-20 1
New York, New York · www.trgscreen.com Belfast, Ireland · www.axonfs.com
Vast Broadband 2014-10-07 NTS Communications, Inc. 2019-01-09 1
Sioux Falls, South Dakota · www.vastbroadband.com Lubbock, Texas · www.ntscom.com
Ntirety, Inc. 2009-06-03 Hostway Corp. 2019-01-08 3
Austin, Texas · www.ntirety.com Chicago, Illinois · www.hostway.com
Ntirety, Inc. 2009-06-03 Stelligent Systems LLC 2018-11-08 1
Austin, Texas · www.ntirety.com Reston, Virginia · www.stelligent.com
Winsight LLC 2017-02-02 Grocery Headquarters LLC 2017-06-01 1
Chicago, Illinois · www.winsightmedia.com Chicago, Illinois · www.groceryheadquarters.com
Ntirety, Inc. 2009-06-03 NeoSpire, Inc. 2011-10-19 2
Austin, Texas · www.ntirety.com Dallas, Texas · www.neospire.net
Ntirety, Inc. 2009-06-03 Hosting.com (old) 2009-08-31 1
Austin, Texas · www.ntirety.com Denver, Colorado · www.hosting.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 6 (29%) - 10 (14%) -
Communications 2 (10%) - 9 (13%) 4.5B (15%)
Healthcare Services 2 (10%) - 7 (10%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (10%) - 7 (10%) -
Information Technology - - 6 (8%) -
Media 1 (5%) - 5 (7%) 13.7B (46%)
Marketing 1 (5%) - 4 (6%) -
Medical Products - - 3 (4%) 11.4B (38%)
Business Services 1 (5%) - 3 (4%) -
Safety/Security - - 2 (3%) 126M (< 1%)
Consumer Services 2 (10%) - 2 (3%) -
Digital Media 2 (10%) - 2 (3%) -
Education 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (3%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (1%) 143M (< 1%)
Financial Services - - 1 (1%) -
Franchising - - 1 (1%) -
Life Science - - 1 (1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (1%) -
Staffing - - 1 (1%) -
Total 21 - 72 $29.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 20 (95%) - 69 (96%) 27.4B (92%)
  Texas 2 (10%) - 8 (11%) 126M (< 1%)
  New York 2 (10%) - 7 (10%) 13.8B (46%)
  North Carolina 2 (10%) - 6 (8%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (10%) - 5 (7%) -
  Georgia 1 (5%) - 4 (6%) -
  California - - 4 (6%) -
  Iowa 2 (10%) - 3 (4%) -
  Illinois 2 (10%) - 3 (4%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (5%) - 3 (4%) 2.0B (7%)
  Michigan 1 (5%) - 3 (4%) -
  Alabama - - 3 (4%) -
  Ohio 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
  Indiana - - 2 (3%) 11.4B (38%)
  Virginia - - 2 (3%) -
  Tennessee - - 2 (3%) -
  Missouri - - 2 (3%) -
  South Dakota 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
  Maryland 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
  Florida 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
  Washington - - 1 (1%) -
  Utah - - 1 (1%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (1%) -
  Louisiana - - 1 (1%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
  Quebec 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (1%) -
Spain - - 1 (1%) 2.5B (8%)
Domestic 20 (95%) - 69 (96%) 27.4B (92%)
Cross-border 1 (5%) - 3 (4%) 2.5B (8%)
Total 21 - 72 $29.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (10%) - 22 (31%) 2.5B (8%)
Growth Capital 9 (43%) - 20 (28%) -
Secondary Buyout 6 (29%) - 15 (21%) 143M (< 1%)
Recapitalization 3 (14%) - 9 (13%) 2.0B (7%)
Going Private - - 2 (3%) 25.1B (84%)
Divestiture 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) 126M (< 1%)
Consolidation - - 1 (1%) -
Venture - - 1 (1%) -
Total 21 - 72 $29.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 18 (35%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 15 (29%) 31.0B (99%)
Trade Sale 10 (20%) 337M (1%)
IPO 4 (8%) -
Recapitalization 2 (4%) -
Merger 1 (2%) -
Unknown 1 (2%) -
Total 51 $31.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
William Blair & Co. LLC
3
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
2
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Alston & Bird LLP
22
King & Spalding LLP
3
McGuireWoods LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $29.6B
$100M to $1B 2 $269M
TOTAL $29.9B
Largest Univision Communications, Inc.
$13.7B (2007-03-27)
sell # Total
> $1B 3 $28.6B
$100M to $1B 7 $2.6B
< $100M 2 $110M
TOTAL $31.3B
Largest Biomet, Inc.
$13.4B (2014-04-24)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
90%
18 90%
Strategic(s)
10%
2 10%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
54%
32 54%
Strategic(s)
46%
27 46%

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