Perseus Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Perseus’ most common sectors for investment are automotive (15%) and electrical equipment (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (40%) and venture (29%). In total, Perseus has invested in 11 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Mobility Ventures for $160M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (75%). Perseus’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2004 when it sold ILEX Oncology for $1.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity55
    • M&A Buy Activity28
    • M&A Sell Activity27
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 27

Perseus LLC

2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 9th Floor,
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
United States
www.perseusllc.com
info@perseusllc.com

Perseus is a private equity firm focused on middle-market buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth equity investments. Perseus looks businesses operating with proven management, strong brands, and 'powerful intellectual property'. Sectors of interest include biotechnology, medical devices, branded consumer products, business services, information technology, communications, and energy/environmental service companies. Perseus was formed in 1995 and maintains offices in Washington DC, New York City, and Munich.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Life Science, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Oil/Gas Exploration, Publishing, Renewable Energy, Software, Technology Hardware

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, Western Europe, Eastern Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
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M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 28 - - - - - 28
vol $283M $283M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 27 - - - - - 27
vol $2.4B $2.4B
  55

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Mobility Ventures LLC 2013-09-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Miami, Florida · www.vpgautos.com
WorkflowOne LLC 2013-08-01 218M USD Add-on Acquisition
Dayton, Ohio · www.workflowone.com
Raleigh Cycle Limited 2012-04-26 100M USD Add-on Acquisition
Kent, Washington · www.raleighbikes.com
Twintec AG 2012-03-26 - Stake Purchase
Konigswinter, Germany · www.twintec.de
SoftSwitching Technologies Corp. 2012-03-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Middleton, Wisconsin · www.softswitch.com
Evergreen Solar, Inc. 2011-08-15 - Bankruptcy
Marlboro, Massachusetts · www.evergreensolar.com
Cardiac Science Corp. 2010-12-03 55M USD Add-on Acquisition
Waukesha, Wisconsin · www.cardiacscience.com
Cymbet Corp. 2010-01-25 - Venture
Elk River, Minnesota · www.cymbet.com
Lumexis Corp. 2009-11-30 - Growth Capital
Irvine, California · www.lumexis.com
Baumot AG 2009-09-30 - Stake Purchase
Opfikon, Switzerland · www.baumot.ch
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Automotive 2 (20%) - 4 (14%) 160M (57%)
Electrical Equipment - - 4 (14%) 13M (4%)
Information Technology - - 3 (11%) -
Life Science 2 (20%) - 3 (11%) -
Communications 1 (10%) - 2 (7%) 110M (39%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (10%) - 2 (7%) -
Business Services 1 (10%) - 2 (7%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (10%) - 2 (7%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (4%) -
Electronics 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (4%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (4%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (4%) -
Utilities 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 10 - 28 $283M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 7 (70%) - 23 (82%) 283M (100%)
  Texas 2 (20%) - 5 (18%) -
  California 2 (20%) - 4 (14%) -
  Massachusetts - - 3 (11%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (10%) - 2 (7%) -
  Florida - - 2 (7%) 270M (96%)
  Wisconsin - - 2 (7%) -
  Minnesota 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
  Michigan 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (4%) 13M (4%)
  Washington - - 1 (4%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (4%) -
Germany 2 (20%) - 2 (7%) -
Canada - - 2 (7%) -
  British Columbia - - 2 (7%) -
Switzerland 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 7 (70%) - 23 (82%) 283M (100%)
Cross-border 3 (30%) - 5 (18%) -
Total 10 - 28 $283M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (20%) - 11 (39%) 160M (57%)
Venture 4 (40%) - 8 (29%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (20%) - 4 (14%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (4%) 110M (39%)
Going Private - - 1 (4%) 13M (4%)
Divestiture - - 1 (4%) -
Growth Capital 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Recapitalization 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 10 - 28 $283M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 11 (41%) 2.3B (100%)
Trade Sale 9 (33%) -
IPO 4 (15%) -
Bankruptcy 2 (7%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (4%) -
Total 27 $2.3B

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $270M
< $100M 1 $13M
TOTAL $283M
Largest Mobility Ventures LLC
$160M (2008-08-11)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.1B
< $100M 4 $212M
TOTAL $2.4B
Largest ILEX Oncology, Inc.
$1.0B (2004-12-21)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
9%
2 9%
Strategic(s)
91%
20 91%

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