Penn Venture Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Penn Venture Partners’ most common sectors for investment are life science (34%) and business services (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include stake purchase (34%) and venture (34%). In total, Penn Venture Partners has invested in 1 US state. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Thermacore for $13M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (34%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity9
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Penn Venture Partners LP

132 State Street, Suite 200,
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101
United States
(717) 236-2300
www.pennventures.com
dmkline@pennventures.com

Penn Venture Partners is a private investment firm that seeks growth capital investments in small companies located in central Pennsylvania. Penn looks to invest between $500,000 and $2 million in established companies that are at or near profitability and that have a net worth no greater than $6 million. The Firm's investment horizon is two to five years. Penn Venture will consider investments in a broad range of industries ranging from manufacturing to technology. Penn Venture Partners is based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Distribution, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Leisure, Life Science, Manufacturing, Marketing, Oil/Gas Exploration, Publishing, Renewable Energy, Retail, Safety/Security

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital, Stake Purchase, Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 1 25
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 1 2
Enterprise Value - 2
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $13M $13M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
  9

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Thermacore, Inc. 2014-12-16 - Secondary Buyout
Lancaster, Pennsylvania · www.thermacore.com
eTravCo, Inc. 2010-08-29 - Bankruptcy
State College, Pennsylvania · www.e-travco.com
Benten BioServices, Inc. 2009-12-22 - Stake Purchase
Malvern, Pennsylvania · www.bentenbio.com
Benten BioServices, Inc. 2009-12-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Malvern, Pennsylvania · www.bentenbio.com
eTravCo, Inc. 2009-08-03 - Recapitalization
State College, Pennsylvania · www.e-travco.com
Probity Medical Transcription, Inc. 2009-04-15 - Venture
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania · www.probitymt.com
Thermacore, Inc. 2008-07-09 13M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania · www.thermacore.com
F Group Nano LLC 2008-06-09 - Venture
F Group Nano, Pennsylvania · www.nanohorizons.com
CyberPatrol LLC 2008-04-03 - Stake Purchase
Enola, Pennsylvania · www.cyberpatrol.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Life Science 1 (33%) - 2 (33%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (17%) 13M (100%)
Business Services 1 (33%) - 1 (17%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (17%) -
Safety/Security 1 (33%) - 1 (17%) -
Total 3 - 6 $13M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (100%) - 6 (100%) 13M (100%)
  Pennsylvania 3 (100%) - 6 (100%) 13M (100%)
Total 3 - 6 $13M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Stake Purchase 1 (33%) - 2 (33%) -
Venture 2 (67%) - 2 (33%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (17%) 13M (100%)
Recapitalization - - 1 (17%) -
Total 3 - 6 $13M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Bankruptcy 1 (33%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (33%) -
Trade Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $13M
TOTAL $13M
Largest Thermacore, Inc.
$13M (2008-07-09)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%

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