Periscope Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Periscope Equity has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Periscope Equity’s most common sectors for investment are information technology (25%) and software (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (42%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (17%). In total, Periscope Equity has invested in 9 US states.

In the last 3 years, Periscope Equity has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is merger (67%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 1

Periscope Equity

One North Wacker Drive Suite 4050,
Chicago, Illinois 60606
United States
(312) 258-9900
www.periscopeequity.com
info@periscopeequity.com

Periscope Equity is a private equity firm focused on acquiring lower middle-market tech-enabled business services companies. Periscope pursues companies valued up to $40 million with $10 to $50 million in revenue. Specific areas of interest include healthcare services, marketing services, business process outsourcing, SaaS, and security services. Periscope Equity was formed in 2007 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Marketing, Safety/Security, Software

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 50
Target EBITDA 2 5
Investment Size 5 15
Enterprise Value 15 40
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 4 - 2 2 1 3 12
Sell (0.6/yr) # - - 1 - - 2 3
  15

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
MAS Medical Staffing LLC 2021-06-08 - Recapitalization
Londonderry, New Hampshire · www.masmedicalstaffing.com
brightfin 2021-05-04 - Consolidation
Centennial, Colorado · www.brightfin.com
MobiChord, Inc. 2021-05-04 - Merger
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.mobichord.com
Mobile Solutions Services Holdings LLC 2021-05-04 - Merger
Centennial, Colorado · www.mobilesolutions.net
Welfare & Pension Administration Service, Inc. 2021-01-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mercer Island, Washington · www.wpas-inc.com
MobiChord, Inc. 2020-11-10 - Growth Capital
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.mobichord.com
Mobile Solutions Services Holdings LLC 2019-10-21 - Secondary Buyout
Centennial, Colorado · www.mobilesolutions.net
Power Digital Marketing, Inc. 2019-01-31 - Growth Capital
San Diego, California · www.powerdigitalmarketing.com
Allen Technologies, Inc. 2018-11-01 - Secondary Buyout
Austin, Texas · www.engagewithallen.com
Inflexxion, Inc. 2018-07-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Newton, Massachusetts
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
brightfin 2021-05-04 MobiChord, Inc. 2021-05-04 3
Centennial, Colorado · www.brightfin.com Salt Lake City, Utah · www.mobichord.com
brightfin 2021-05-04 Mobile Solutions Services Holdings LLC 2021-05-04 2
Centennial, Colorado · www.brightfin.com Centennial, Colorado · www.mobilesolutions.net
brightfin 2021-05-04 Visage Mobile, Inc. 2021-05-04 1
Centennial, Colorado · www.brightfin.com Madison, Tennessee · www.visagemobile.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 2 (25%) - 3 (25%) -
Software 1 (13%) - 2 (17%) -
Business Services 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Financial Services 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Information Services - - 1 (8%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (8%) -
Marketing 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Staffing 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 8 - 12 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (100%) - 12 (100%) -
  Texas 2 (25%) - 2 (17%) -
  California 2 (25%) - 2 (17%) -
  Colorado 1 (13%) - 2 (17%) -
  Washington 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
  North Carolina 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
  New Hampshire 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
  Utah - - 1 (8%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (8%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (8%) -
Total 8 - 12 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 4 (50%) - 5 (42%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (13%) - 2 (17%) -
Recapitalization 1 (13%) - 2 (17%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (13%) - 2 (17%) -
Consolidation 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 8 - 12 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Merger 2 (67%) -
Trade Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
1

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
17%
2 (17%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 (100%)

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