Pamlico Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Pamlico Capital has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 9 others.

Pamlico Capital’s most common sectors for investment are software (15%) and communications (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (33%) and growth capital (28%). In total, Pamlico Capital has invested in 23 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 12 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (48%). 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 Activity118
    • M&A Buy Activity68
    • M&A Sell Activity50
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 61
  • 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 $75 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, 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

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 15 200
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 20 100
Enterprise Value 50 750
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.4/yr) # 51 3 4 5 3 2 68
vol $29.9B $29.9B
Sell (3.4/yr) # 33 5 4 3 2 3 50
vol $23.6B $7.7B $31.3B
  118

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
Digitech Computer LLC 2019-06-21 - Growth Capital
Chappaqua, New York · www.digitechcomputer.com
Business Network International (BNI) 2019-05-02 - Secondary Buyout
Upland, California · www.bni.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
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
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois · www.winsightmedia.com Chicago, Illinois · www.groceryheadquarters.com
Securadyne Systems LLC 2012-09-05 Intelligent Access Systems Of North Carolina LLC 2014-01-07 3
Dallas, Texas · www.securadyne.com Garner, North Carolina · www.iasnc.com
Securadyne Systems LLC 2012-09-05 Advanced Control Concepts, Inc. 2013-09-04 2
Dallas, Texas · www.securadyne.com Pensacola, Florida · www.acc.us.com
Securadyne Systems LLC 2012-09-05 Surveillance Specialties Ltd. 2012-09-20 1
Dallas, Texas · www.securadyne.com Wilmington, Massachusetts
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 (32%) - 10 (15%) -
Communications 1 (5%) - 8 (12%) 4.5B (15%)
Information Technology 1 (5%) - 7 (10%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (11%) - 7 (10%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (5%) - 6 (9%) -
Media - - 4 (6%) 13.7B (46%)
Marketing 1 (5%) - 4 (6%) -
Medical Products - - 3 (4%) 11.4B (38%)
Business Services 1 (5%) - 3 (4%) -
Safety/Security 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) 126M (< 1%)
Digital Media 2 (11%) - 2 (3%) -
Education 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (5%) - 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 19 - 68 $29.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 18 (95%) - 65 (96%) 27.4B (92%)
  Texas 3 (16%) - 8 (12%) 126M (< 1%)
  New York 2 (11%) - 7 (10%) 13.8B (46%)
  North Carolina 1 (5%) - 5 (7%) -
  California 1 (5%) - 5 (7%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (5%) - 4 (6%) -
  Georgia 1 (5%) - 4 (6%) -
  Iowa 2 (11%) - 3 (4%) -
  Illinois 2 (11%) - 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%) -
  Maryland 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
  Louisiana 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
  Washington - - 1 (1%) -
  Utah - - 1 (1%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Minnesota - - 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 18 (95%) - 65 (96%) 27.4B (92%)
Cross-border 1 (5%) - 3 (4%) 2.5B (8%)
Total 19 - 68 $29.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (16%) - 22 (32%) 2.5B (8%)
Growth Capital 8 (42%) - 19 (28%) -
Secondary Buyout 4 (21%) - 13 (19%) 143M (< 1%)
Recapitalization 2 (11%) - 8 (12%) 2.0B (7%)
Going Private - - 2 (3%) 25.1B (84%)
Divestiture 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) 126M (< 1%)
Consolidation 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Venture - - 1 (1%) -
Total 19 - 68 $29.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 18 (36%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 15 (30%) 31.0B (99%)
Trade Sale 9 (18%) 337M (1%)
IPO 4 (8%) -
Recapitalization 2 (4%) -
Merger 1 (2%) -
Unknown 1 (2%) -
Total 50 $31.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
William Blair & Co. LLC
3
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
2
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Alston & Bird LLP
19
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)
94%
17 94%
Strategic(s)
6%
1 6%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
55%
32 55%
Strategic(s)
45%
26 45%

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