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 9 others.

Pamlico Capital’s most common sectors for investment are software (14%) and communications (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (30%) and growth capital (30%). 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 9 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 Activity126
    • M&A Buy Activity75
    • M&A Sell Activity51
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 63
  • M&A Advisors 17

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (3.8/yr) # 56 4 6 4 2 3 75
vol $29.9B $29.9B
Sell (2.6/yr) # 38 4 3 3 3 - 51
vol $23.6B $7.7B $31.3B
  126

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Canadian Orthodontic Partners 2021-04-14 - Secondary Buyout
Etobicoke, Ontario · www.canadianorthodonticpartners.com
Millennia 2021-03-17 - Growth Capital
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.millenniapay.com
Protera Technologies, Inc. 2021-01-14 - Growth Capital
Westchester, Illinois · www.protera.com
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
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
TRGRP, Inc. 2018-11-07 Jordan & Jordan - Market Data Reporting Business 2021-03-03 3
New York, New York · www.trgscreen.com New York, New York
Personify Corp. 2018-07-26 MemberClicks LLC 2020-12-23 1
Austin, Texas · www.personifycorp.com Atlanta, Georgia · www.memberclicks.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
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
Ntirety, Inc. 2009-06-03 Hosting.com (old) 2009-08-31 2
Austin, Texas · www.ntirety.com Denver, Colorado · www.hosting.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 6 (25%) - 10 (13%) -
Communications 2 (8%) - 9 (12%) 4.5B (15%)
Healthcare Services 3 (13%) - 8 (11%) -
Internet Software and Services 3 (13%) - 8 (11%) -
Information Technology 1 (4%) - 7 (9%) -
Media 1 (4%) - 5 (7%) 13.7B (46%)
Marketing 1 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
Medical Products - - 3 (4%) 11.4B (38%)
Business Services 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Safety/Security - - 2 (3%) 126M (< 1%)
Consumer Services 2 (8%) - 2 (3%) -
Digital Media 2 (8%) - 2 (3%) -
Education 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (3%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (4%) - 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 24 - 75 $29.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 22 (92%) - 71 (95%) 27.4B (92%)
  Texas 2 (8%) - 8 (11%) 126M (< 1%)
  North Carolina 3 (13%) - 7 (9%) -
  New York 2 (8%) - 7 (9%) 13.8B (46%)
  Pennsylvania 2 (8%) - 5 (7%) -
  Illinois 3 (13%) - 4 (5%) -
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
  California - - 4 (5%) -
  Iowa 2 (8%) - 3 (4%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) 2.0B (7%)
  Michigan 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
  Alabama - - 3 (4%) -
  Ohio 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  Indiana - - 2 (3%) 11.4B (38%)
  Virginia - - 2 (3%) -
  Tennessee - - 2 (3%) -
  Missouri - - 2 (3%) -
  Maryland 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Florida 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  South Dakota 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Louisiana - - 1 (1%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (1%) -
  Washington - - 1 (1%) -
  Utah - - 1 (1%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 2 (8%) - 3 (4%) -
  Ontario 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  Quebec 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Spain - - 1 (1%) 2.5B (8%)
Domestic 22 (92%) - 71 (95%) 27.4B (92%)
Cross-border 2 (8%) - 4 (5%) 2.5B (8%)
Total 24 - 75 $29.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (8%) - 22 (29%) 2.5B (8%)
Growth Capital 11 (46%) - 22 (29%) -
Secondary Buyout 7 (29%) - 16 (21%) 143M (< 1%)
Recapitalization 3 (13%) - 9 (12%) 2.0B (7%)
Going Private - - 2 (3%) 25.1B (84%)
Divestiture 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) 126M (< 1%)
Consolidation - - 1 (1%) -
Venture - - 1 (1%) -
Total 24 - 75 $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
23
King & Spalding LLP
3
McDermott Will & Emery 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
Investor(s)
24%
18 (24%)
Strategic(s)
3%
2 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
39%
20 (39%)
Strategic(s)
53%
27 (53%)

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