Scorpion Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Scorpion Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (17%) and communications (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (42%) and venture (42%). In total, Scorpion Capital Partners has invested in 8 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Cheniere Energy for $250M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (63%). Scorpion Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold Neterion for $10M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity20
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 1

Scorpion Capital Partners LP

11 East 26th Street, 15th Floor,
New York, New York 10010
United States
(212) 213-9190
www.scorpioncap.com
info@scorpioncap.com

Scorpion Capital Partners LP is a private equity firm that partners with management to invest in smaller middle-market companies. Scorpion looks to make equity or equity like investments of $5 to $10 million in businesses with $10 to $100 million of revenue and EBITDA of $4 to $25 million. The Firm will consider both control and minority investment to support growth capital needs, recapitlizations, divestitures, take privates, and family successions. Scorpion has no industry focus, however the Firm will not invest in real estate, gaming, tobacco, biotechnology, software development, as well as start-up and early stage ventures. Scorpion Capital Partners was originally established in 1995 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Leisure, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Products, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 100
Target EBITDA 4 25
Investment Size 5 10
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) # 12 - - - - - 12
vol $298M $298M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 8 - - - - - 8
vol $10M $10M
  20

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Wellpartner, Inc. 2015-06-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Portland, Oregon · www.wellpartner.com
Creative Group, Inc. 2015-04-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Appleton, Wisconsin · www2.creativegroupinc.com
3D Medical Manufacturing, Inc. 2014-08-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Riviera Beach, Florida · www.3dmedicalmfg.com
Cheniere Energy, Inc. 2013-12-13 - IPO
Houston, Texas · www.cheniere.com
Velocity Express Corp. 2013-02-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Stafford, Texas · www.velocityexp.com
Rivulet Communications, Inc. 2010-04-06 - Trade Sale
Herndon, Virginia · www.rivulet.com
Neterion, Inc. 2010-02-10 10M USD Add-on Acquisition
Cupertino,, California · www.neterion.com
Champion Broadband, LLC 2009-05-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Castle Rock, Colorado · www.championbroad.com
Cheniere Energy, Inc. 2008-08-01 250M USD Venture
Houston, Texas · www.cheniere.com
Neterion, Inc. 2008-06-30 18M USD Venture
Cupertino,, California · www.neterion.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services - - 2 (17%) 6M (2%)
Communications 1 (33%) - 2 (17%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (8%) 250M (84%)
Transportation - - 1 (8%) 21M (7%)
Technology Hardware - - 1 (8%) 18M (6%)
Software 1 (33%) 2M (100%) 1 (8%) 2M (1%)
Healthcare Services - - 1 (8%) -
Leisure - - 1 (8%) -
Manufacturing 1 (33%) - 1 (8%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (8%) -
Total 3 $2M 12 $298M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (100%) 2M (100%) 12 (100%) 298M (100%)
  Virginia 1 (33%) 2M (100%) 2 (17%) 2M (1%)
  Colorado 1 (33%) - 2 (17%) -
  Texas - - 2 (17%) 271M (91%)
  California - - 2 (17%) 18M (6%)
  Missouri 1 (33%) - 1 (8%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (8%) 6M (2%)
  Oregon - - 1 (8%) -
  Florida - - 1 (8%) -
Total 3 $2M 12 $298M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 1 (33%) 2M (100%) 5 (42%) 270M (91%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (67%) - 5 (42%) -
PIPE - - 1 (8%) 21M (7%)
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (8%) 6M (2%)
Total 3 $2M 12 $298M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 4 (50%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (25%) 10M (100%)
IPO 1 (13%) -
Merger 1 (13%) -
Total 8 $10M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Trudeau & Trudeau Associates, Inc.
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $250M
< $100M 4 $48M
TOTAL $298M
Largest Cheniere Energy, Inc.
$250M (2008-08-01)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $10M
TOTAL $10M
Largest Neterion, Inc.
$10M (2010-02-10)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
5 100%

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