Peppertree Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Peppertree Capital has acquired 1 company.

Peppertree Capital’s most common sectors for investment are communications (32%) and technology hardware (32%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (58%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (32%). In total, Peppertree Capital has invested in 13 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired Lightower Fiber Networks for $2.0B.

In the last 3 years, Peppertree Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (60%). Peppertree Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold Lightower Fiber Networks for $7.1B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity29
    • M&A Buy Activity19
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25

Peppertree Capital

86 West Street,
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022
United States
(440) 528-0333
www.peppertreecapital.com

Peppertree Capital Management, Inc. (PCM) is a private equity firm that targets middle market wireless telecommunication infrastructure companies. PCM focuses on growing companies with recurring, predictable cash-flows, and led by management with proven track records. Areas of interest include telecommunications, media and recurring services. Target transaction types include buyouts, recapitalizations and growth capital financings. Peppertree Capital Management, Inc. was formed in 2003 and is based in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. The Firm has an additional office in Dallas, Texas.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Financial Services, Media, Software, Staffing, Technology Hardware

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 18 - - 1 - - 19
vol $2.0B $2.0B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 9 - 1 - - - 10
vol $5.2B $7.1B $12.3B
  29

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
TowerCo. LLC 2018-12-14 - Secondary Buyout
Cary, North Carolina · www.towerco.com
Lightower Fiber Networks LLC 2017-07-18 7.1B USD Add-on Acquisition
Boxborough, Massachusetts · www.lightower.com
AC Lordi Corp. 2013-07-10 - Sold to Management
Malvern, Pennsylvania · www.aclordi.com
Lightower Fiber Networks LLC 2013-04-11 2.0B USD Recapitalization
Boxborough, Massachusetts · www.lightower.com
Pegasus Tower Development Co. LLC 2012-12-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Tazewell, Virginia · www.pegasustower.com
TMW Systems, Inc. 2012-08-27 335M USD Add-on Acquisition
Mayfield Heights, Ohio · www.tmwsystems.com
Branch Towers LLC 2012-02-09 - Growth Capital
Tulsa, Ohio · www.branchcomm.net
RG Towers LLC 2012-01-09 - Growth Capital
Jupiter, Florida · www.rgtowers.com
1 Source Wireless LLC 2011-12-13 - Growth Capital
Tampa, Florida · www.1swllc.com
AW Towers LLC 2011-10-31 - Growth Capital
Longwood, Florida · www.awtowers.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications 1 (13%) - 6 (32%) 2.0B (99%)
Technology Hardware 6 (75%) - 6 (32%) -
Business Services - - 2 (11%) -
Staffing - - 1 (5%) 26M (1%)
Financial Services - - 1 (5%) -
Infrastructure 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Media - - 1 (5%) -
Software - - 1 (5%) -
Total 8 - 19 $2.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (100%) - 19 (100%) 2.0B (100%)
  Florida 4 (50%) - 4 (21%) -
  Ohio 1 (13%) - 3 (16%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (11%) 26M (1%)
  North Carolina 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
  New York 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
  Indiana 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (5%) 2.0B (98%)
  Virginia - - 1 (5%) 20M (1%)
  Texas - - 1 (5%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (5%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (5%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (5%) -
  California - - 1 (5%) -
Total 8 - 19 $2.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 7 (88%) - 11 (58%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 6 (32%) 46M (2%)
Recapitalization - - 1 (5%) 2.0B (98%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 8 - 19 $2.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (50%) 12.3B (100%)
IPO 2 (20%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (10%) -
Sold to Management 1 (10%) -
Trade Sale 1 (10%) -
Total 10 $12.3B

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.0B
< $100M 2 $46M
TOTAL $2.0B
Largest Lightower Fiber Networks LLC
$2.0B (2013-04-11)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $11.4B
$100M to $1B 2 $945M
TOTAL $12.3B
Largest Lightower Fiber Networks LLC
$7.1B (2017-07-18)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
3 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
25%
2 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
6 75%

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