Rizvi Traverse Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Rizvi Traverse Management’s most common sectors for investment are media (38%) and internet software and services (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (38%) and going private (25%). In total, Rizvi Traverse Management has invested in 3 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired SESAC Holdings for $600M.

In the last 3 years, Rizvi Traverse Management has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is ipo (50%). Rizvi Traverse Management’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Summit Entertainment for $413M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 2

Rizvi Traverse Management

260 East Brown Street, Suite 380,
Birmingham, Michigan 48009
United States
(248) 594-4751
www.rizvitraverse.com

Rizvi Traverse Management is an investment group that provides a variety of financing solutions. The Firm's Private Equity practice seeks opportunities across all industries and targets growth capital situations, turnarounds, bankruptcies, privatizations, PIPEs, and acquisition financings. Rizvi is based in Birmingham, Michigan.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Financial Services, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Publishing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Acquisition Financing, PIPE

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 25 1,000
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 8 - - - - - 8
vol $1.2B $1.2B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 4 - 1 - 1 - 6
vol $413M $413M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
ICM Partners 2019-12-16 - Secondary Buyout
Los Angeles, California · www.icmtalent.com
SESAC Holdings, Inc. 2017-01-04 - Secondary Buyout
Nashville, Tennessee · www.sesac.com
Square, Inc. 2015-11-19 - IPO
San Francisco, California · www.squareup.com
RealD, Inc. 2015-11-09 551M USD Going Private
Beverly Hills, California · www.reald.com
Twitter, Inc. 2013-11-07 - IPO
San Francisco, California · www.twitter.com
SESAC Holdings, Inc. 2013-01-02 600M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nashville, Tennessee · www.sesac.com
Square, Inc. 2012-09-17 - Growth Capital
San Francisco, California · www.squareup.com
Facebook, Inc. 2012-05-18 - IPO
Menlo Park, California · www.facebook.com
Summit Entertainment LLC 2012-01-12 413M USD Trade Sale - Public Company
Santa Monica, California · www.summit-ent.com
Playboy Enterprises, Inc. 2011-01-10 - Going Private
Beverly Hills, California · www.playboyenterprises.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
RealD, Inc. 2015-11-09 MasterImage 3D, Inc. 2017-02-23 1
Beverly Hills, California · www.reald.com Sherman Oaks, California · www.masterimage3d.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Media 1 (33%) - 3 (38%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (25%) -
Business Services - - 1 (13%) 600M (52%)
Technology Hardware 1 (33%) 551M (100%) 1 (13%) 551M (48%)
Financial Services 1 (33%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 3 $551M 8 $1.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (100%) 551M (100%) 8 (100%) 1.2B (100%)
  California 2 (67%) 551M (100%) 6 (75%) 551M (48%)
  Illinois 1 (33%) - 1 (13%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (13%) 600M (52%)
Total 3 $551M 8 $1.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (33%) - 3 (38%) 600M (52%)
Going Private 2 (67%) 551M (100%) 2 (25%) 551M (48%)
Growth Capital - - 1 (13%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (13%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (13%) -
Total 3 $551M 8 $1.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 3 (50%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (33%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (17%) 413M (100%)
Total 6 $413M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Legal Deals
Latham & Watkins
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $1.2B
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest SESAC Holdings, Inc.
$600M (2013-01-02)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $413M
TOTAL $413M
Largest Summit Entertainment LLC
$413M (2012-01-12)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
100%
3 100%

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