PSG Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Growth Capital Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, PSG has acquired 8 companies. It has also invested in 50 others.

PSG’s most common sectors for investment areinternet software and services (46%) and software (32%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (57%) and venture (17%). In total, PSG has invested in 22 US states and 10 different countries.

In the last 3 years, PSG has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (58%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity108
    • M&A Buy Activity101
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 19
  • M&A Advisors 3

PSG

PSG Equity L.L.C.

401 Park Drive, Suite 204,
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
United States
(617) 544-8800
www.psgequity.com
info@psgequity.com

PSG is a growth equity investment firm focused on the software sector. The Firm looks to partner with software and technology-enabled service companies to capitalize on opportunities and accelerate growth. PSG looks to leverage its network and best practice knowledge developed from its history of investing, to implement and execute strategies on guiding companies to the next level. PSG was established in 2014 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Software

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Middle East

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (14.2/yr) # 30 13 23 24 9 2 101
Sell (1.0/yr) # 2 - - 1 2 2 7
  108

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Nalanda Global SA 2024-04-04 - Trade Sale
Madrid, Spain · www.nalandaglobal.com
Packback 2024-03-21 - Growth Capital
Chicago, Illinois · www.packback.co
Visit Group International AB 2024-01-23 - Secondary Buyout
Göteborg, Sweden · www.visitgroup.com
Vertical Knowledge LLC 2024-01-22 - Trade Sale
Chagrin Falls, Ohio · www.vk.ai
One Click LCA Ltd. 2023-11-28 - Growth Capital
Helsinki, Finland · www.oneclicklca.com
AirWorks Solutions LLC 2023-10-24 - Growth Capital
Boston, Massachusetts · www.airworks.io
Versatile Credit, Inc. 2023-09-13 - Growth Capital
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania · www.versatilecredit.com
Loopback LLC 2023-06-08 - Growth Capital
Dallas, Texas · www.loopbackanalytics.com
4me, Inc. 2023-05-25 - Growth Capital
Palo Alto, California · www.4me.com
Sovereign Sportsman Solutions 2023-05-16 - Trade Sale
Nashville, Tennessee · www.s3gov.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Traliant LLC 2021-01-26 Kantola Training Solutions LLC 2023-12-20 2
Manhattan Beach, California · www.traliant.com Mill Valley, California · www.kantola.com
LogicMonitor, Inc. 2018-04-17 Airbrake.io 2021-02-23 2
Santa Barbara, California · www.logicmonitor.com San Francisco, California · www.airbrake.io
Tellent.com 2020-08-25 Sympa Oy 2020-08-25 4
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.tellent.com Vantaa, Finland · www.sympa.com
NEXTLANE France SAS 2019-05-01 I'Car Systems 2019-07-10 11
Paris, France · www.nextlane.com Indre-et-loire, France · www.icarsystems.fr
NEXTLANE France SAS 2019-05-01 Datafirst 2019-07-10 10
Paris, France · www.nextlane.com Lyon, France · www.datacar.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 43 (45%) - 46 (45%) -
Software 30 (32%) - 32 (31%) -
Information Technology 13 (14%) - 15 (15%) -
Education 2 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Financial Services 2 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Marketing 2 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Media 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Staffing 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Transportation 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 95 - 102 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 66 (69%) - 71 (70%) -
  California 13 (14%) - 14 (14%) -
  Massachusetts 9 (9%) - 9 (9%) -
  Texas 5 (5%) - 5 (5%) -
  New York 5 (5%) - 5 (5%) -
  Tennessee 4 (4%) - 5 (5%) -
  Florida 4 (4%) - 4 (4%) -
  Georgia 3 (3%) - 4 (4%) -
  North Carolina 3 (3%) - 3 (3%) -
  Arizona 2 (2%) - 3 (3%) -
  Colorado 2 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
  Wisconsin 2 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
  Virginia 2 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
  Utah 2 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
  Illinois 2 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
  Ohio 1 (1%) - 2 (2%) -
  Alabama 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Oregon 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Mississippi 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Indiana 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
France 7 (7%) - 7 (7%) -
Israel 5 (5%) - 5 (5%) -
Canada 4 (4%) - 4 (4%) -
  Ontario 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  New Brunswick 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  British Columbia 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Alberta 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Germany 4 (4%) - 4 (4%) -
Spain 3 (3%) - 4 (4%) -
Netherlands 3 (3%) - 3 (3%) -
Finland 1 (1%) - 2 (2%) -
Denmark 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Sweden 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 95 - 102 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 56 (59%) - 58 (57%) -
Venture 17 (18%) - 17 (17%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (9%) - 13 (13%) -
Secondary Buyout 7 (7%) - 7 (7%) -
Consolidation 4 (4%) - 4 (4%) -
Acquisition Financing - - 1 (1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 95 - 102 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (43%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (29%) -
Recapitalization 1 (14%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (14%) -
Total 7 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Houlihan Lokey
1
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges
7
Latham & Watkins
1

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
7%
7 (7%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
43%
3 (43%)
Strategic(s)
57%
4 (57%)

FAQ

When was PSG founded?

PSG was founded in 2014.

What type of investor is PSG?

PSG is a growth capital firm.

Where is PSG headquartered?

PSG is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

How much capital does PSG have under management?

PSG has 14.0B USD under management.

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