Riverwood Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Riverwood Capital has invested in 16 companies.

Riverwood Capital’s most common sectors for investment are internet software and services (35%) and software (24%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (48%) and venture (29%). In total, Riverwood Capital has invested in 7 US states and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2010 when it acquired Synapsis Soluciones y Servicios IT for $52M.

In the last 3 years, Riverwood Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (45%). 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 Activity47
    • M&A Buy Activity38
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 1

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, Communications, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Gaming, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware, Utilities

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

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 (3.6/yr) # 20 2 4 3 7 2 38
vol $52M $52M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 6 2 - - - 1 9
vol $550M $550M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Insider Pte Ltd. 2020-07-31 - Venture
Singapore, Singapore · www.useinsider.com
Sensor Tower, Inc. 2020-05-04 - Venture
San Francisco, California · www.sensortower.com
Accellion USA LLC 2020-04-07 - Secondary Buyout
Palo Alto, California · www.accellion.com
Enjoy Technology, Inc. 2019-08-27 - Growth Capital
Menlo Park, California · www.enjoy.com
RD Gestão e Sistemas S.A. (RD Station) 2019-08-15 - Venture
Florianopolis, Brazil · www.rdstation.com
SecurityScorecard, Inc. 2019-06-13 - Venture
New York, New York · www.securityscorecard.com
Nextdoor 2019-05-14 - Growth Capital
San Francisco, California · www.nextdoor.com
Technisys 2019-04-30 - Venture
Miami, Florida · www.technisys.com
Omie 2019-04-24 - Growth Capital
Sao Paulo, Brazil · www.omie.com.br
Sauce Labs, Inc. 2019-03-27 - Venture
San Francisco, California · www.saucelabs.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 13 (45%) - 13 (34%) -
Software 6 (21%) - 9 (24%) 52M (100%)
Information Technology 5 (17%) - 6 (16%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Electronics - - 1 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Real Estate 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Retail 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (3%) -
Utilities 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 29 - 38 $52M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 18 (62%) - 25 (66%) -
  California 10 (34%) - 15 (39%) -
  New York 3 (10%) - 4 (11%) -
  Florida 2 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
  Oregon 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
  New Jersey 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
  Illinois 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
  Rhode Island - - 1 (3%) -
Brazil 7 (24%) - 7 (18%) -
Argentina 2 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
Chile 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Singapore 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Italy - - 1 (3%) 52M (100%)
Luxembourg - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 18 (62%) - 25 (66%) -
Cross-border 11 (38%) - 13 (34%) 52M (100%)
Total 29 - 38 $52M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 13 (45%) - 18 (47%) -
Venture 11 (38%) - 11 (29%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (7%) - 3 (8%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (5%) 52M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (3%) - 2 (5%) -
Total 29 - 38 $52M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (33%) 400M (73%)
IPO 3 (33%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (22%) -
Trade Sale 1 (11%) 150M (27%)
Total 9 $550M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Cooley LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $52M
TOTAL $52M
Largest Synapsis Soluciones y Servicios IT Ltda
$52M (2010-12-21)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $550M
TOTAL $550M
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)
33%
2 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
4 67%

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