Peterson Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Asset Manager Profile

In the last 3 years, Peterson Partners has invested in 3 companies.

Peterson Partners’ most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (15%) and software (13%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (45%) and growth capital (25%). In total, Peterson Partners has invested in 20 US states and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Ladder Capital for $1.0B.

In the last 3 years, Peterson Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (36%). Peterson Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Vivint for $2.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity87
    • M&A Buy Activity56
    • M&A Sell Activity31
  • Total Sectors Invested 30
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 37
  • M&A Advisors 2

Peterson Partners

2755 East Cottonwood Parkway, Suite 400,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121
United States
(801) 417-0748
www.petersonpartners.com
contact@petersonpartners.com

Peterson Partners is a private equity firm that targets investments in lower middle-market growth companies located in the Western US. Peterson looks to commit between $5 and $25 million of equity in companies generating sales of at least $5 million. Sectors of interest include consumer products and services, business services, and manufacturing. Peterson Partners was formed in 1995 and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Agriculture, Airlines, Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Infrastructure, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Packaging, Renewable Energy, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: Midwest US, West US, Latin/South America

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 100
Target EBITDA 2 20
Investment Size 5 25
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 53 - 1 1 1 - 56
vol $1.2B $1.2B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 26 - 3 - 1 1 31
vol $2.1B $165M $2.3B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Gravity Media Group Ltd. 2024-01-11 - Merger
Watford, United Kingdom · www.gravitymedia.com
Dura Software, Inc. 2023-04-01 - Growth Capital
San Antonio, Texas · www.dura.software
Elevated Billing Solutions 2023-02-14 - Trade Sale
South Jordan, Utah · www.elevatedbilling.com
Black Mountain Software LLC 2022-07-05 - Growth Capital
Polson, Montana · www.blackmountainsoftware.com
Wash U Car Wash 2021-12-02 - Growth Capital
Burbank, Illinois · www.washucarwash.com
Blue Raven Solar 2021-10-05 165M USD Trade Sale
Orem, Utah · www.blueravensolar.com
Avea Solutions 2021-09-29 - Trade Sale
Portland, Oregon · www.aveasolutions.com
CLEO Communications, Inc. 2021-06-09 - Secondary Sale
Rockford, Illinois · www.cleo.com
InMoment, Inc. 2019-05-15 - Secondary Sale
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.inmoment.com
Rails 2018-10-31 - Stake Purchase
Vernon, California · www.railsclothing.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services - - 8 (14%) -
Software 3 (25%) - 7 (13%) -
Consumer Products - - 4 (7%) 32M (3%)
Safety/Security - - 3 (5%) -
Furniture - - 2 (4%) 72M (6%)
Airlines - - 2 (4%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (8%) - 2 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (4%) -
Consumer Services 2 (17%) - 2 (4%) -
Environmental - - 2 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (4%) -
Machinery - - 2 (4%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (2%) 1.0B (85%)
Aerospace - - 1 (2%) 40M (3%)
Insurance - - 1 (2%) 39M (3%)
Agriculture - - 1 (2%) -
Automotive 1 (8%) - 1 (2%) -
Communications 1 (8%) - 1 (2%) -
Distribution - - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Food - - 1 (2%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (8%) - 1 (2%) -
Information Services - - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (2%) -
Marketing - - 1 (2%) -
Media - - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products 1 (8%) - 1 (2%) -
Packaging 1 (8%) - 1 (2%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (2%) -
Restaurants 1 (8%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 12 - 56 $1.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (83%) - 49 (88%) 1.2B (100%)
  Utah 2 (17%) - 21 (38%) 104M (9%)
  California 1 (8%) - 4 (7%) -
  New York - - 4 (7%) 1.0B (85%)
  Texas 1 (8%) - 2 (4%) -
  Illinois 1 (8%) - 2 (4%) -
  New Jersey - - 2 (4%) 39M (3%)
  Tennessee 1 (8%) - 1 (2%) -
  Nevada 1 (8%) - 1 (2%) -
  Montana 1 (8%) - 1 (2%) -
  District of Columbia 1 (8%) - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado 1 (8%) - 1 (2%) -
  Florida - - 1 (2%) 40M (3%)
  Wisconsin - - 1 (2%) -
  Washington - - 1 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (2%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (2%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (2%) -
Brazil 1 (8%) - 2 (4%) -
Puerto Rico 1 (8%) - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (2%) -
Canada - - 1 (2%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (2%) -
India - - 1 (2%) -
Ireland - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 10 (83%) - 49 (88%) 1.2B (100%)
Cross-border 2 (17%) - 7 (13%) -
Total 12 - 56 $1.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (33%) - 25 (45%) 1.0B (88%)
Growth Capital 6 (50%) - 14 (25%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (17%) - 8 (14%) -
Recapitalization - - 4 (7%) -
Going Private - - 2 (4%) 72M (6%)
Divestiture - - 2 (4%) 71M (6%)
Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 12 - 56 $1.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 13 (42%) 2.0B (88%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (19%) 267M (12%)
Trade Sale 6 (19%) -
IPO 3 (10%) -
Merger 2 (6%) -
Sold to Management 1 (3%) -
Total 31 $2.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Headwaters MB
1
Legal Deals
Jones Day
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
< $100M 4 $183M
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Ladder Capital Corp.
$1.0B (2008-11-12)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.0B
$100M to $1B 1 $165M
< $100M 2 $102M
TOTAL $2.3B
Largest Vivint, Inc.
$2.0B (2012-12-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
2%
1 (2%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
39%
12 (39%)
Strategic(s)
39%
12 (39%)

FAQ

When was Peterson Partners founded?

Peterson Partners was founded in 1995.

What type of investor is Peterson Partners?

Peterson Partners is an asset manager.

Where is Peterson Partners headquartered?

Peterson Partners is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

How much capital does Peterson Partners have under management?

Peterson Partners has 350M USD under management.

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