Parallax Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Parallax Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are software (69%) and internet software and services (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (57%) and divestiture (19%). In total, Parallax Capital Partners has invested in 7 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2014 when it acquired DivX for $75M.

In the last 3 years, Parallax Capital Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (80%). Parallax Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2020 when it sold Infor Global Solutions for $13.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17

Parallax Capital Partners

23332 Mill Creek Drive, Suite 155,
Laguna Hills, California 92653
United States
(949) 296-4800
www.parallaxcap.com
info@parallaxcap.com

Parallax Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on acquiring middle-market software and related technology companies. Prospective transactions include corporate divestitures, take privates, management buyouts, private company acquisitions, and recapitalizations. Target companies typically have $5 to $100 million in revenue and offer mission-critical products or services. Parallax will consider opportunities in North and South America, Europe, or Asia. Parallax Capital Partners was formed in 1999 and is based in Laguna Hills, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Communications, Digital Media, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia/Pacific, Latin/South America

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 100
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 14 1 1 - - - 16
vol $75M $75M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 7 - 1 1 - 1 10
vol $79M $13.0B $13.1B
  26

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Infor Global Solutions, Inc. 2020-02-04 13.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.infor.com
Bunchball, Inc. 2018-04-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Redwood City, California · www.bunchball.com
Fox Technologies, Inc. 2017-12-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Grand Rapids, Michigan · www.foxt.com
Quark Software, Inc. 2017-07-12 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.quark.com
erwin, Inc. 2016-04-05 - Divestiture
Melville, New York · www.erwin.com
Computron Software LLC 2015-12-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Lyndhurst, New Jersey · www.computronsoftware.com
Centercode 2015-11-04 - Growth Capital
Laguna Hills, California · www.centercode.com
DivX, Inc. 2015-01-30 63M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Diego, California · www.divx.com
Bunchball, Inc. 2014-11-25 - Growth Capital
Redwood City, California · www.bunchball.com
Daptiv Solutions LLC 2014-08-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.daptiv.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
erwin, Inc. 2016-04-05 Casewise Ltd. 2016-12-08 2
Melville, New York · www.erwin.com Watford, United Kingdom · www.casewise.com
erwin, Inc. 2016-04-05 Corso Ltd. 2016-09-12 1
Melville, New York · www.erwin.com Birmingham, United Kingdom · www.corso3.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 4 (100%) - 11 (69%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (13%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (6%) 75M (100%)
Communications - - 1 (6%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (6%) -
Total 4 - 16 $75M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 4 (100%) - 15 (94%) 75M (100%)
  California 1 (25%) - 6 (38%) 75M (100%)
  New York 2 (50%) - 3 (19%) -
  Texas - - 2 (13%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (25%) - 1 (6%) -
  Washington - - 1 (6%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (6%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (6%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (6%) -
Domestic 4 (100%) - 15 (94%) 75M (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (6%) -
Total 4 - 16 $75M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (25%) - 9 (56%) -
Divestiture 1 (25%) - 3 (19%) 75M (100%)
Growth Capital 1 (25%) - 2 (13%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (25%) - 2 (13%) -
Total 4 - 16 $75M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 6 (60%) 13.0B (99%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (20%) 79M (1%)
IPO 1 (10%) -
Merger 1 (10%) -
Total 10 $13.1B

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $75M
TOTAL $75M
Largest DivX, Inc.
$75M (2014-03-31)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $13.0B
< $100M 2 $79M
TOTAL $13.1B
Largest Infor Global Solutions, Inc.
$13.0B (2020-02-04)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
40%
2 40%
Strategic(s)
60%
3 60%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
9 100%

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