M&A Deal Summary

Panton Equity Partners Acquires Commonground/MGS

On October 8, 2014, private equity firm Panton Equity Partners acquired marketing company Commonground/MGS for 55M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Panton Equity Partners’ 1st transaction in the Marketing sector.
  • This is Panton Equity Partners’ largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Panton Equity Partners’ 2nd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Panton Equity Partners’ 1st transaction in New York.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2014-10-08
Target Commonground/MGS
Sector Marketing
Buyer(s) Panton Equity Partners
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Deal Value 55M USD

Target

Commonground/MGS

New York, New York, United States
website
Commonground/MGS is an independent multicultural advertising and communications agency in the United States.

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Buyer(S) 1

DESCRIPTION

Panton Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on acquiring lower middle-market companies with up to $200 million of revenue. Panton looks to invest in service companies, including financial services, infrastructure services, and transportation/logistics with minimal capital expenditure requirements and highly scalable platforms. Panton Equity Partners was established in 2012 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 4
Sector (Marketing) 1 of 1
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 2 of 3
State (New York) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 2 of 4
Year (2014) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
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