Riverwood Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Riverwood Capital has invested in 1 company.

Riverwood Capital’s most common sectors for investment are information technology (22%) and software (22%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (32%) and growth capital (32%). In total, Riverwood Capital has invested in 4 US states and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired BrightSource Energy for $200M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (43%). Riverwood Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Aptina Imaging for $400M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity19
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10

Riverwood Capital

70 Willow Road, Suite 100,
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
(650) 618-7300
www.riverwoodcapital.com
info@rwcm.com

Riverwood Capital is a tech-focused on private equity firm. Riverwood will consider investment opportunities across North and South America and looks for situations where the firm can commit $25 to $125 per transaction. Prospective transaction situations include growth capital financings, carve-outs, consolidations, and buyouts. Specific areas of interest include IT, communications, technology hardware, electronics, software, and digital media. Riverwood Capital was formed in 2008 and is based in Menlo Park, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Food, Gaming, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Safety/Security, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 100 500
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 25 125
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 17 1 - 1 - - 19
vol $252M $252M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 5 2 - - - - 7
vol $400M $400M
  26

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Greenhouse Software, Inc. 2018-07-13 - Venture
New York, New York · www.greenhouse.io
Liquid Robotics, Inc. 2016-12-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Sunnyvale, California · www.liquidr.com
SintecMedia Ltd. 2016-04-27 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.sintecmedia.com
Nubox S.A. 2016-02-01 - Growth Capital
Santiago, Chile · www.nubox.com
Conductor Tecnologia SA 2014-11-24 - Secondary Buyout
Sao Paulo, Brazil · www.conductor.com.br
Globant S.A. 2014-07-18 - IPO
Luxembourg, Luxembourg · www.globant.com
GoPro, Inc. 2014-06-26 - IPO
San Mateo, California · www.gopro.com
Aptina Imaging Corp. 2014-06-09 400M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Jose, California · www.aptina.com
CloudBlue Technologies, Inc. 2013-09-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Norcross, Georgia · www.cloudblue.com
Liquid Robotics, Inc. 2013-03-19 - Growth Capital
Sunnyvale, California · www.liquidr.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
BrightSource Energy, Inc. 2011-03-31 Palen Solar Project 2012-07-11 1
Oakland, California · www.brightsourceenergy.com , United States

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 2 (17%) 52M (21%) 4 (21%) 52M (21%)
Information Technology 3 (25%) - 4 (21%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (8%) - 2 (11%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (8%) 200M (79%) 1 (5%) 200M (79%)
Business Services 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (5%) -
Electronics - - 1 (5%) -
Food 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Real Estate 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Safety/Security 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (5%) -
Total 12 $252M 19 $252M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 5 (42%) 200M (79%) 11 (58%) 200M (79%)
  California 3 (25%) 200M (79%) 7 (37%) 200M (79%)
  New York 1 (8%) - 2 (11%) -
  Florida 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
  Rhode Island - - 1 (5%) -
Brazil 3 (25%) - 3 (16%) -
Argentina 2 (17%) - 2 (11%) -
Italy 1 (8%) 52M (21%) 1 (5%) 52M (21%)
Chile 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (5%) -
Domestic 5 (42%) 200M (79%) 11 (58%) 200M (79%)
Cross-border 7 (58%) 52M (21%) 8 (42%) 52M (21%)
Total 12 $252M 19 $252M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (42%) 200M (79%) 6 (32%) 200M (79%)
Growth Capital 2 (17%) - 6 (32%) -
Divestiture 1 (8%) 52M (21%) 2 (11%) 52M (21%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (17%) - 2 (11%) -
Venture 2 (17%) - 2 (11%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (5%) -
Total 12 $252M 19 $252M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (43%) 400M (100%)
IPO 3 (43%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (14%) -
Total 7 $400M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $200M
< $100M 1 $52M
TOTAL $252M
Largest BrightSource Energy, Inc.
$200M (2011-03-31)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $400M
TOTAL $400M
Largest Aptina Imaging Corp.
$400M (2014-06-09)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
2 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
2 50%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
25%
1 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
3 75%

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