Pamlico Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Pamlico Capital has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 7 others.

Pamlico Capital’s most common sectors for investment aresoftware (15%) and information technology (13%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (33%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (26%). 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 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (53%). 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 Activity143
    • M&A Buy Activity82
    • M&A Sell Activity61
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 59
  • M&A Advisors 21

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 70 2 7 1 1 1 82
vol $29.9B $29.9B
Sell (2.4/yr) # 49 4 3 1 3 1 61
vol $31.3B $315M $380M $32.0B
  143

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Fastpath Solutions LLC 2024-02-21 - Trade Sale
Des Moines, Iowa · www.gofastpath.com
ClarisHealth 2024-01-09 - Growth Capital
Brentwood, Tennessee · www.clarishealth.com
Your Part-Time Controller LLC 2023-11-15 - Growth Capital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.yptc.com
Sonnick Partners LLC 2023-10-12 - Trade Sale
New York, New York · www.silverlinecrm.com
TRGRP, Inc. 2023-10-03 - Secondary Sale
New York, New York · www.trgscreen.com
Winsight LLC 2023-05-18 380M USD Trade Sale
Chicago, Illinois · www.winsightmedia.com
InRule Technology, Inc. 2022-10-13 - Secondary Buyout
Chicago, Illinois · www.inrule.com
Cartegraph Systems LLC 2022-07-27 - Trade Sale
Dubuque, Iowa · www.cartegraph.com
Veterinary Practice Partners LLC 2021-12-06 - Secondary Sale
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.vetpartners.com
AVANT Communications 2021-10-22 - Growth Capital
Chicago, Illinois · www.ta.goavant.net
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Personify Corp. 2018-07-26 MemberClicks LLC 2020-12-23 2
Austin, Texas · www.personifycorp.com Atlanta, Georgia · www.memberclicks.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 5 (24%) - 12 (15%) -
Information Technology 3 (14%) - 10 (12%) -
Communications 1 (5%) - 9 (11%) 4.5B (15%)
Healthcare Services 2 (10%) - 8 (10%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (5%) - 7 (9%) -
Media - - 5 (6%) 13.7B (46%)
Business Services 3 (14%) - 5 (6%) -
Marketing 1 (5%) - 4 (5%) -
Medical Products - - 3 (4%) 11.4B (38%)
Safety/Security - - 2 (2%) 126M (< 1%)
Consumer Services 1 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
Digital Media 1 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
Education 1 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (2%) -
Financial Services 1 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (1%) 143M (< 1%)
Franchising - - 1 (1%) -
Life Science - - 1 (1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (1%) -
Staffing - - 1 (1%) -
Total 21 - 82 $29.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 18 (86%) - 77 (94%) 27.4B (92%)
  North Carolina 3 (14%) - 7 (9%) -
  Texas 1 (5%) - 7 (9%) 126M (< 1%)
  New York - - 7 (9%) 13.8B (46%)
  Illinois 4 (19%) - 6 (7%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (10%) - 6 (7%) -
  Georgia 2 (10%) - 5 (6%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (10%) - 4 (5%) 2.0B (7%)
  California - - 4 (5%) -
  Tennessee 1 (5%) - 3 (4%) -
  Alabama - - 3 (4%) -
  Michigan - - 3 (4%) -
  Iowa - - 3 (4%) -
  Indiana - - 2 (2%) 11.4B (38%)
  Colorado - - 2 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 2 (2%) -
  Ohio - - 2 (2%) -
  Missouri - - 2 (2%) -
  New Jersey 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
  Maryland 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
  Florida 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
  Washington - - 1 (1%) -
  Utah - - 1 (1%) -
  South Dakota - - 1 (1%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (1%) -
  Louisiana - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 3 (14%) - 4 (5%) -
  Quebec 2 (10%) - 2 (2%) -
  Ontario 1 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
Spain - - 1 (1%) 2.5B (8%)
Domestic 18 (86%) - 77 (94%) 27.4B (92%)
Cross-border 3 (14%) - 5 (6%) 2.5B (8%)
Total 21 - 82 $29.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 13 (62%) - 27 (33%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (5%) - 21 (26%) 2.5B (8%)
Secondary Buyout 6 (29%) - 17 (21%) 143M (< 1%)
Recapitalization 1 (5%) - 10 (12%) 2.0B (7%)
Going Private - - 2 (2%) 25.1B (84%)
Divestiture - - 2 (2%) 126M (< 1%)
Venture - - 2 (2%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (1%) -
Total 21 - 82 $29.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 21 (34%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 18 (30%) 31.7B (99%)
Trade Sale 14 (23%) 337M (1%)
IPO 4 (7%) -
Recapitalization 2 (3%) -
Merger 1 (2%) -
Unknown 1 (2%) -
Total 61 $32.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
William Blair
5
BofA Securities
2
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Alston & Bird LLP
28
King & Spalding LLP
3
Moore & Van Allen PLLC
2

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 9 $3.3B
< $100M 2 $110M
TOTAL $32.0B
Largest Biomet, Inc.
$13.4B (2014-04-24)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
24%
20 (24%)
Strategic(s)
2%
2 (2%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
38%
23 (38%)
Strategic(s)
56%
34 (56%)

FAQ

When was Pamlico Capital founded?

Pamlico Capital was founded in 1988.

What type of investor is Pamlico Capital?

Pamlico Capital is a private equity firm.

Where is Pamlico Capital headquartered?

Pamlico Capital is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

How much capital does Pamlico Capital have under management?

Pamlico Capital has 3.5B USD under management.

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