Searchlight Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Searchlight Capital Partners has acquired 12 companies. It has also invested in 7 others.

Searchlight Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment arecommunications (29%) and information technology (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (29%) and secondary buyout (20%). In total, Searchlight Capital Partners has invested in 12 US states and 11 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2018 when it acquired Mitel Networks for $2.0B.

In the last 3 years, Searchlight Capital Partners has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%). Searchlight Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold EOLO for $1.4B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity45
    • M&A Buy Activity35
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 11
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18
  • M&A Advisors 17

Searchlight Capital Partners

745 Fifth Avenue, 32nd Floor,
New York, New York 10151
United States
(212) 293-3730
www.searchlightcap.com
ir@searchlightcap.com

Searchlight Capital Partners is a private investment firm founded in 2010. The Firm will invest across the capital structure, including equity and debt and will consider a variety of transaction situations, from simple to complex. Areas of focus include communications, media, information, IT services, business services, financial services, consumer services, consumer products, education, and industrial goods/services. The Firm will consider opportunities across North America and Europe. Searchlight Capital has offices in New York, London, and Toronto.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Education, Financial Services, Information Technology, Leisure, Machinery, Marketing, Media

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Going Private, Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (4.4/yr) # 13 3 4 4 8 3 35
vol $57M $2.0B $1.4B $1.0B $4.4B
Sell (1.8/yr) # 1 2 - 1 2 4 10
vol $1.4B $580M $1.9B
  45

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Synergy Marine Group 2022-10-07 - Stake Purchase
Singapore, Singapore · www.synergymarinegroup.com
Global Payments, Inc. - Netspend Consumer Business 2022-08-01 1.0B USD Divestiture
Atlanta, Georgia
Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. 2022-05-09 - Going Private
Coral Gables, Florida · www.hemispheretv.com
Ocean Outdoor UK Ltd. 2022-05-03 580M USD Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.oceanoutdoor.com
TouchTunes Music Corp. 2022-03-30 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.touchtunes.com
Global Risk Partners Ltd. 2022-03-07 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.grpgroup.co.uk
M&M Meat Shops Ltd. 2022-01-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Mississauga, Ontario · www.mmfoodmarket.com
Celestyal Cruises 2021-11-29 - Growth Capital
Piraeus, Greece · www.celestyal.com
Euclid Transactional LLC 2021-10-25 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.euclidtransactional.com
Integrated Power Services LLC 2021-10-19 - Secondary Buyout
Greenville, South Carolina · www.ips.us
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Latecoere S.A. 2019-12-23 Shimtech de México S. de R.L. de CV. 2021-09-16 5
Toulouse, France · www.latecoere.aero Sonora, Mexico
Latecoere S.A. 2019-12-23 Technical Airborne Components Industries Sprl 2021-08-31 4
Toulouse, France · www.latecoere.aero Milmort, Belgium · www.tecairco.be
Mitel Networks Corp. 2018-04-24 Telepo AB 2021-06-21 1
Ottawa, Ontario · www.mitel.com Stockholm, Sweden
Univision Communications, Inc. 2020-02-25 TelevisaUnivision 2021-04-13 2
New York, New York · www.univision.com , Spain · televisaunivision.com
Univision Communications, Inc. 2020-02-25 VIX, Inc. 2021-02-01 1
New York, New York · www.univision.com Coral Gables, Florida · www.vix.com
Latecoere S.A. 2019-12-23 Bombardier, Inc. - Electrical Wiring Interconnection System Business 2019-12-31 3
Toulouse, France · www.latecoere.aero Queretaro, Mexico
MediaMath, Inc. 2011-07-22 Akamai Technologies, Inc. - Advertising Decision Solutions 2013-01-24 6
New York, New York · www.mediamath.com Cambridge, Massachusetts

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications 6 (26%) 3.4B (77%) 10 (29%) 3.4B (76%)
Information Technology 3 (13%) 1.0B (23%) 4 (11%) 1.0B (23%)
Marketing 1 (4%) - 3 (9%) -
Aerospace 1 (4%) - 2 (6%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (4%) - 2 (6%) -
Business Services 2 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
Insurance 1 (4%) - 2 (6%) -
Media 2 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (3%) 57M (1%)
Automotive 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Digital Media 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Food - - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Leisure 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Marine 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Software 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 23 $4.4B 35 $4.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 14 (61%) 2.4B (54%) 19 (54%) 2.4B (55%)
  New York 3 (13%) - 4 (11%) 57M (1%)
  Washington 1 (4%) 1.4B (31%) 3 (9%) 1.4B (31%)
  Virginia 2 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (6%) -
  Georgia 1 (4%) 1.0B (23%) 1 (3%) 1.0B (23%)
  Illinois 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Florida 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  California 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  South Carolina 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Ohio 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Nevada 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
United Kingdom 2 (9%) - 4 (11%) -
Canada 1 (4%) 2.0B (46%) 3 (9%) 2.0B (45%)
  Ontario 1 (4%) 2.0B (46%) 3 (9%) 2.0B (45%)
France 2 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
Greece 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Israel 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Singapore 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Sweden 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Italy - - 1 (3%) -
Belgium - - 1 (3%) -
Puerto Rico - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 2 (9%) - 4 (11%) -
Cross-border 21 (91%) 4.4B (100%) 31 (89%) 4.4B (100%)
Total 23 $4.4B 35 $4.4B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 6 (26%) - 10 (29%) -
Secondary Buyout 4 (17%) - 7 (20%) 57M (1%)
Going Private 5 (22%) 2.0B (46%) 5 (14%) 2.0B (45%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (9%) - 4 (11%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (13%) - 4 (11%) -
Divestiture 2 (9%) 2.4B (54%) 3 (9%) 2.4B (53%)
Add-on Acquisition - - 1 (3%) -
Consolidation 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 23 $4.4B 35 $4.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 3 (30%) 1.9B (100%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (30%) -
IPO 2 (20%) -
Divestiture 1 (10%) -
Trade Sale 1 (10%) -
Total 10 $1.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
2
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
2
Moelis & Co.
1
Legal Deals
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
4
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
3
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $4.4B
< $100M 1 $57M
TOTAL $4.4B
Largest Mitel Networks Corp.
$2.0B (2018-04-24)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.4B
$100M to $1B 1 $580M
TOTAL $1.9B
Largest EOLO SpA
$1.4B (2021-07-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
23%
8 (23%)
Strategic(s)
9%
3 (9%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
30%
3 (30%)
Strategic(s)
50%
5 (50%)

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