M&A Deal Summary

SFW Capital Partners and Cohesive Capital Partners Acquire GLG

On December 21, 2015, private equity firms SFW Capital Partners and Cohesive Capital Partners acquired information services company GLG from Silver Lake for 212M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is SFW Capital Partners’ 4th and Cohesive Capital Partners’ 2nd transaction in the Information Services sector.
  • This is SFW Capital Partners’ and Cohesive Capital Partners’ 3rd largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is SFW Capital Partners’ 9th and Cohesive Capital Partners’ 7th transaction in the United States.
  • This is SFW Capital Partners’ 1st and Cohesive Capital Partners’ 2nd transaction in New York.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2015-12-21
Target GLG
Sector Information Services
Buyer(s) SFW Capital Partners
Cohesive Capital Partners
Sellers(s) Silver Lake
Deal Type Secondary Buyout
Deal Value 212M USD

Target

GLG

New York, New York, United States
website
GLG is a global information platform that provides insights for leading knowledge professionals. Business leaders, investors, consultants, social entrepreneurs, and other top professionals rely on GLG to learn in short- and long-term engagements from more than 425,000 members and other experts. GLG was founded in 1998 and is based in New York City.

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Buyer(S) 2

Buyer

SFW Capital Partners

Rye, New York, United States

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2007
PE ASSETS 800M USD
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

SFW Capital Partners is a private equity firm that seeks investments in US based, lower middle market companies that provide analytical tools or related outsourced analytical services. Specific areas of interest include test, measurement, and control instruments, as well as analytical software and information services. SFW primarily seeks control positions where the firm can commit $25 to $200 million per transaction. SFW Capital Partners was formed in 2007 and is based in Rye, New York.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 9 of 20
Sector (Information Services) 4 of 4
Type (Secondary Buyout) 2 of 4
State (New York) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 9 of 19
Year (2015) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-08-04 MD Buyline

Dallas, Texas, United States

MD Buyline, Inc. is a provider of critical information and insight on all forms of medical technology, including medical capital equipment, consumables, and information technology.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-09-28 DaySmart Software

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

DaySmart Software is a provider of business management software to consumer-facing small and medium sized enterprises. DaySmart offers software and supporting services that provide owners and managers of small, consumer-focused service establishments the information and workflow capabilities required to operate their businesses effectively. DaySmart Software was founded in 1999 and is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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DESCRIPTION

Cohesive Capital Partners is private equity co-investment firm. The Firm looks to invest and work alongside deal sponsors in small to mid-sized companies and will consider businesses operating in any sector. Prospective deal situations include buyouts, growth equity financings, and other opportunistic situations. Cohesive Capital Partners was formed in 2010 and is based in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 8 of 32
Sector (Information Services) 2 of 3
Type (Secondary Buyout) 2 of 5
State (New York) 2 of 6
Country (United States) 7 of 30
Year (2015) 4 of 4
Size (of disclosed) 3 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-09-09 The Black Tux

Santa Monica, California, United States

The Black Tux is a vertically integrated e-commerce provider of men’s formalwear. The Company designs and manufactures modern suits and tuxedos for rent or keeps. The Black Tux was formed in 2013 and is based in Santa Monica, California.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-10-05 Forman Mills

Pennsauken, New Jersey, United States

Forman Mills is a provider of apparel and footwear for men, women, and children as well as home goods. Forman Mills owns and operates 36 stores in nine states. Forman Mills was founded in 1985 and is based in Pennsauken, New Jersey.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Silver Lake

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1999
PE ASSETS 102.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Silver Lake is a mega-sized private equity firm focused on a broad range of growth investments in and acquisitions of technology companies. Silver Lake is subdivided into several investing groups including Silver Lake Partners, Silver Lake Sumeru, Silver Lake Waterman, Silver Lake Alpine, and Silver Lake Kraftwerk. Silver Lake Partners pursues large-scale private investments in companies within the technology, tech-enabled and related growth industries. Silver Lake Sumeru invests in middle market technology companies with established business models and attractive growth prospects where there is an opportunity to create value through operational transformation. Silver Lake Waterman provides growth capital to later-stage companies in the technology and technology-enabled industries, offering flexible solutions to finance expansion and acquisitions. Silver Lake Alpine is Silver Lake's debt and credit investing arm. Silver Lake Kraftwerk provides growth capital to technology and tech-enabled businesses driving efficiency across the operations, energy, and resources industries. Silver Lake Partners was formed in 1999 is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 32 of 58
Sector (Information Services) 2 of 3
Type (Secondary Buyout) 5 of 9
State (New York) 4 of 4
Country (United States) 23 of 45
Year (2015) 6 of 6
Size (of disclosed) 16 of 17
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-12-07 TeamSystem

Pesaro, Italy

TeamSystem is a provider of accounting, payroll, and business management software for accountants and small and medium-sized enterprises in Italy. TeamSystem offers a broad range of mission-critical, on-premise and cloud solutions to a diversified base of its customers. TeamSystem was founded in 1979 and is based in Pesaro, Italy.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-02-04 NortonLifeLock

Tempe, Arizona, United States

NortonLifeLock is a Cyber Safety company that is dedicated to helping secure the devices, identities, online privacy, and home and family needs of approximately 50 million consumers, providing them with a trusted ally in a complex digital world. NortonLifeLock was founded in 1982 and is based in Tempe, Arizona.

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