Quadrangle Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Quadrangle Group’s most common sectors for investment are communications (44%) and media (24%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (28%) and stake purchase (16%). In total, Quadrangle Group has invested in 13 US states and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for $3.6B.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%). Quadrangle Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Grupo Corporativo ONO S.A. for $8.1B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity45
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity20
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 41
  • M&A Advisors 3

Quadrangle Group

437 Madison Avenue 34th Floor,
New York, New York 10022
United States
(212) 418-1700
www.quadranglegroup.com
info@quadranglegroup.com

Quadrangle Group LLC is a specialist private equity firm focused on the information and communications technology services sectors. Quadrangle was formed in 2000 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Services, Energy Services and Equipment, Information Technology, Media, Publishing, Safety/Security, Staffing

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

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

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 25 - - - - - 25
vol $14.0B $14.0B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 20 - - - - - 20
vol $25.0B $25.0B
  45

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
PMC 2015-03-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Issy-les-Moulineaux,, France · www.pmc.com
Hargray Communications Group, Inc. 2015-01-01 - Secondary Buyout
Hilton Head, South Carolina · www.hargray.com
Get AS 2014-09-15 2.2B USD Add-on Acquisition
Oslo, Norway · www.get.no
Grupo Corporativo ONO S.A. 2014-03-17 8.1B EUR Add-on Acquisition
Madrid, Spain · www.ono.es
Intrado Corp. 2013-03-21 - IPO
Omaha, Nebraska · www.intrado.com
Cebridge Connections Holdings LLC (Suddenlink) 2012-07-19 6.6B USD Secondary Buyout
Saint Louis, Missouri · www.suddenlink.com
Bresnan Communications LLC (Optimum West) 2010-12-14 1.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
Purchase, New York · www.bresnan.com
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) 2010-11-03 - Bankruptcy
Los Angeles, California · www.mgm.com
Mobilicity (DAVE Holdings Inc.) 2010-05-14 200M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Vaughan, Ontario · www.mobilicity.ca
Protection One, Inc. 2010-04-26 828M USD Going Private
Lawrence, Kansas · www.protection1.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications 3 (100%) 200M (100%) 11 (44%) 3.5B (25%)
Media - - 6 (24%) 7.0B (50%)
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (8%) 3.0B (21%)
Publishing - - 2 (8%) 273M (2%)
Staffing - - 1 (4%) 200M (1%)
Safety/Security - - 1 (4%) 101M (1%)
Marketing - - 1 (4%) 27M (< 1%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Total 3 $200M 25 $14.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (33%) - 19 (76%) 10.6B (76%)
  New York - - 5 (20%) 1.7B (12%)
  Texas - - 2 (8%) 1.5B (11%)
  South Carolina - - 2 (8%) -
  Maryland 1 (33%) - 1 (4%) -
  California - - 1 (4%) 3.6B (26%)
  Nebraska - - 1 (4%) 3.0B (21%)
  Virginia - - 1 (4%) 750M (5%)
  Kansas - - 1 (4%) 101M (1%)
  Tennessee - - 1 (4%) 23M (< 1%)
  North Carolina - - 1 (4%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (4%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (4%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (4%) -
Canada 1 (33%) 200M (100%) 1 (4%) 200M (1%)
  Ontario 1 (33%) 200M (100%) 1 (4%) 200M (1%)
India 1 (33%) - 1 (4%) -
Spain - - 1 (4%) 2.5B (18%)
Norway - - 1 (4%) 701M (5%)
France - - 1 (4%) -
Germany - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 1 (33%) - 19 (76%) 10.6B (76%)
Cross-border 2 (67%) 200M (100%) 6 (24%) 3.4B (24%)
Total 3 $200M 25 $14.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (67%) 200M (100%) 7 (28%) 3.0B (22%)
Stake Purchase - - 4 (16%) 1.2B (9%)
Venture - - 4 (16%) 50M (< 1%)
Recapitalization - - 2 (8%) 4.5B (32%)
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (8%) 803M (6%)
Growth Capital 1 (33%) - 2 (8%) -
PIPE - - 2 (8%) -
Going Private - - 1 (4%) 3.6B (26%)
Divestiture - - 1 (4%) 750M (5%)
Total 3 $200M 25 $13.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 5 (25%) 11.4B (45%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (25%) 10.2B (41%)
IPO 4 (20%) -
Trade Sale 3 (15%) 2.2B (9%)
Merger 1 (5%) 1.3B (5%)
Bankruptcy 1 (5%) -
Sold to Existing Investors 1 (5%) -
Total 20 $25.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Legal Deals
Linklaters LLP
1
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 5 $11.8B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.2B
< $100M 2 $50M
TOTAL $14.0B
Largest Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
$3.6B (2004-09-23)
sell # Total
> $1B 6 $23.5B
$100M to $1B 2 $1.5B
< $100M 1 $30M
TOTAL $25.0B
Largest Grupo Corporativo ONO S.A.
$8.1B (2014-03-17)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
75%
3 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
1 25%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
55%
11 55%
Strategic(s)
45%
9 45%

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