Pivotal Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Pivotal Group’s most common sectors for investment are leisure (43%) and communications (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (58%) and special situations/distressed (29%). In total, Pivotal Group has invested in 5 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 1999 when it acquired Pivotal Century Plaza Hotel for $260M.

In the last 3 years, Pivotal Group has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). Pivotal Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold Global Capacity for $100M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

Pivotal Group, Inc.

3200 East Camelback Road, Suite 295,
Phoenix, Arizona 85018
United States
www.pivotalgroup.com
privateequity@pivotalgroup.com

Pivotal Group is a private investment firm focused on acquiring real estate assets as well as select private equity investments. Within real estate, areas of interest include niche residential projects, commercial development, master planned communities, luxury hotel and spa properties, commercial office buildings. Within private equity, Pivotal looks for companies operating in the media, leisure, entertainment and technology infrastructure sectors. Pivotal prefers opportunities in the Western half of the US. Pivotal was founded in 2002 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Communications, Consumer Products, Education, Financial Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Media, Real Estate, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 100 2,000
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 25 250
Enterprise Value 50 -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
vol $260M $260M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 - 1 - - - 3
vol $100M $100M
  10

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Global Capacity 2017-06-26 100M USD Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.globalcapacity.com
Pan Am Education LLC 2012-10-23 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Chandler, Arizona · www.panameducation.com
NXSystems LLC 2011-09-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Torrance, California · www.nxtv.com
Global Capacity 2011-01-19 - Special Situations/Distressed
Chicago, Illinois · www.globalcapacity.com
Promontory Club 2009-04-17 - Special Situations/Distressed
Park City, Utah · www.promontoryclub.com
Network Solutions LLC 2007-02-06 - Secondary Buyout
Herndon, Virginia · www.networksolutions.com
Wellements LLC 2004-12-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Scottsdale, Arizona · www.wellements.com
Network Solutions LLC 2003-10-16 - Divestiture
Herndon, Virginia · www.networksolutions.com
Pivotal Century Plaza Hotel LLC 1999-02-26 260M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Los Angeles, California
Red Mountain Resort & Spa 1998-08-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Ivins, Utah · www.redmountainresort.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Leisure 1 (50%) - 3 (43%) 260M (100%)
Communications - - 1 (14%) -
Consumer Products 1 (50%) - 1 (14%) -
Education - - 1 (14%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (14%) -
Total 2 - 7 $260M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) - 7 (100%) 260M (100%)
  Utah 1 (50%) - 2 (29%) -
  Arizona 1 (50%) - 2 (29%) -
  California - - 1 (14%) 260M (100%)
  Illinois - - 1 (14%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (14%) -
Total 2 - 7 $260M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (50%) - 4 (57%) 260M (100%)
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (50%) - 2 (29%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (14%) -
Total 2 - 7 $260M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (33%) 100M (100%)
Secondary Sale 1 (33%) -
Trade Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 $100M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $260M
TOTAL $260M
Largest Pivotal Century Plaza Hotel LLC
$260M (1999-02-26)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $100M
Largest Global Capacity
$100M (2017-06-26)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%

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