SightLine Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

SightLine Partners’ most common sector for investment is medical products (100%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (100%). In total, SightLine Partners has invested in 3 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired Verax Biomedical for $15M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (80%). SightLine Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Atritech for $375M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity20
    • M&A Buy Activity5
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13

SightLine Partners LLC

8500 Normandale Lake Boulevard, Suite 1070,
Bloomington, Minnesota 55437
United States
(952) 641-0300
www.sightlinepartners.com
buzz@sightlinepartners.com

SightLine Partners is a private investment firm that targets early to late stage investments in growing healthcare and medical technology companies. Depending on the maturity of the company, Sightline will invest between $2 and $8 million per transaction. SightLine prefers US based opportunities. SightLine Partners LLC was formed in 2004 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Healthcare Services, Medical Products

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Stake Purchase, Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 2 8
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) # 5 - - - - - 5
vol $25M $25M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 15 - - - - - 15
vol $1.3B $1.3B
  20

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Atritech, Inc. 2011-03-03 375M USD Add-on Acquisition
Plymouth, Minnesota · www.atritech.net
Acorn Cardiovascular, Inc. 2010-12-01 - Trade Sale
St. Paul, Minnesota · www.acorncv.com
Asthmatx, Inc. 2010-09-20 194M USD Add-on Acquisition
Sunnyvale, California · www.asthmatx.com
InSound Medical, Inc. 2010-01-06 75M USD Add-on Acquisition
Newark, California · www.insoundmedical.com
Anulex Technologies, Inc. 2009-06-12 10M USD Venture
Minnetonka, Minnesota · www.anulex.com
Alsius Corp. 2009-02-20 12M USD Add-on Acquisition
Chelmsford, Massachusetts · www.alsius.com
Altiva Corp. 2008-01-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.altivacorp.com
CVRx, Inc. 2007-05-09 - Venture
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.cvrx.com
Spine Wave, Inc. 2007-04-10 - Venture
Shelton, Connecticut · www.spinewave.com
Suros Surgical Systems, Inc. 2006-07-27 240M USD Add-on Acquisition
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.surossurgical.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Medical Products 3 (100%) 25M (100%) 5 (100%) 25M (100%)
Total 3 $25M 5 $25M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (100%) 25M (100%) 5 (100%) 25M (100%)
  Minnesota 2 (67%) 10M (40%) 2 (40%) 10M (40%)
  Massachusetts 1 (33%) 15M (60%) 2 (40%) 15M (60%)
  Connecticut - - 1 (20%) -
Total 3 $25M 5 $25M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 3 (100%) 25M (100%) 5 (100%) 25M (100%)
Total 3 $25M 5 $25M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 10 (67%) 1.3B (100%)
Trade Sale 4 (27%) -
IPO 1 (7%) -
Total 15 $1.3B

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $25M
TOTAL $25M
Largest Verax Biomedical, Inc.
$15M (2005-10-14)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 5 $1.3B
< $100M 2 $87M
TOTAL $1.3B
Largest Atritech, Inc.
$375M (2011-03-03)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
12 100%

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