Saif Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Saif Partners’ most common sectors for investment are internet software and services (23%) and information technology (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%) and venture (34%). In total, Saif Partners has invested in 1 US state and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2009 when it acquired TV18 Broadcast for $25M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Saif Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold CSS for $270M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity20
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8

Saif Partners

Unit 1002 B-C, 10th Floor, Time Tower, MG Road,
Gurgaon, 122002
India
+91 124 4965500
www.saifpartners.com

Saif Partners is a private investment firm focused on growth capital investments in Indian companies. The Firm will consider opportunities at all growth-oriented stages. Sectors of interest include information technology, internet, mobile, consumer products, consumer services, healthcare, clean technolgy, education, agriculture, financial services, and manufacturing. Saif Partners was formed in 2001 and is based in Gurgaon, India.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Education, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Manufacturing, Media, Restaurants

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital, Venture

Geographic Preferences: Central Asia/India

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 2 75
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) # 18 - - - - - 18
vol $54M $54M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $469M $469M
  20

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
CSS Corp. 2013-06-26 270M USD Secondary Buyout
Chennai, India · www.csscorp.com
Persistent Systems Ltd. 2012-12-19 - Stake Purchase
Pune, India · www.persistentsys.com
TMA Hospitality Services Pty Ltd. 2012-08-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bengaluru, India · www.ammisbiryani.com
Blue Star Ltd. 2012-07-13 - PIPE
Mumbai, India · www.bluestarindia.com
Elara Technologies Pte Ltd (dba PropTiger) 2012-04-20 - Venture
Singapore, Singapore · www.proptiger.com
Pennar Industries Ltd. 2011-12-15 527K INR Venture
Kondapur, Hyderabad, India · www.pennarindia.com
Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd. 2011-11-01 - Stake Purchase
Mumbai, India · www.edelweissfin.com
Manpasand Beverages Pvt Ltd. 2011-08-19 - Growth Capital
Vadodara, India · www.manpasand.co.in
Le Travenues Technology Pvt. Ltd. 2011-08-10 - Stake Purchase
Gurgaon, India · www.ixigo.com
Robemall Apparels Pvt Ltd. (ZOVI.com) 2011-07-05 6M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bangalore, India · www.zovi.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 4 (25%) 6M (18%) 4 (22%) 6M (10%)
Information Technology 1 (6%) - 3 (17%) 23M (42%)
Media 2 (13%) 25M (81%) 2 (11%) 25M (47%)
Engineering 2 (13%) 527K (2%) 2 (11%) 527K (1%)
Beverages 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Communications 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Consumer Products 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Consumer Services 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Education 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Financial Services 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Food 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 16 $31M 18 $54M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
India 15 (94%) 31M (100%) 16 (89%) 54M (100%)
Singapore 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
United States - - 1 (6%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (6%) -
Domestic 15 (94%) 31M (100%) 16 (89%) 54M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (6%) - 2 (11%) -
Total 16 $31M 18 $54M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (31%) 6M (18%) 6 (33%) 28M (52%)
Venture 6 (38%) 26M (82%) 6 (33%) 26M (48%)
Stake Purchase 3 (19%) - 3 (17%) -
PIPE 1 (6%) - 2 (11%) -
Growth Capital 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 16 $31M 18 $54M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 1 (50%) 270M (58%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (50%) 199M (42%)
Total 2 $469M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 4 $54M
TOTAL $54M
Largest TV18 Broadcast Ltd.
$25M (2009-06-03)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $469M
TOTAL $469M
Largest CSS Corp.
$270M (2013-06-26)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
75%
3 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
1 25%

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