Spire Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Spire Capital Partners has invested in 4 companies.

Spire Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (19%) and internet software and services (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) and growth capital (22%). In total, Spire Capital Partners has invested in 17 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired Sonitrol for $126M.

In the last 3 years, Spire Capital Partners has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (71%). Spire Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2006 when it sold Vivax for $675M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity57
    • M&A Buy Activity33
    • M&A Sell Activity24
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 32
  • M&A Advisors 8

Spire Capital Partners

1500 Broadway, Suite 1811,
New York, New York 10036
United States
(212) 218-5454
www.spirecapital.com
info@spirecapital.com

Spire Capital Partners is a private equity firm that targets buyout investments in mid-sized information services, media, communications, and business service companies. The Firm looks for cash-flow positive, US-based businesses with high barriers to entry. Spire seeks to commit $10 to $60 million of equity per transaction and has an investment horizon of three to seven years. Spire Capital Partners was formed in 2000 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, E-Commerce, Education, Environmental, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Marketing, Media, Publishing, Retail, Safety/Security, Software

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 100
Target EBITDA 2 20
Investment Size 10 60
Enterprise Value - 150
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 27 2 - 2 1 1 33
vol $126M $126M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 19 1 1 1 2 - 24
vol $2.6B $2.6B
  57

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Advocate Networks LLC 2020-08-28 - Growth Capital
Norcross, Georgia · www.advocateinsiders.com
Surgent Professional Education 2019-11-19 - Secondary Buyout
Radnor, Pennsylvania · www.surgentcpe.com
Lighthouse 2019-05-01 - Secondary Buyout
Seattle, Washington · www.lighthouseglobal.com
ERI Solutions LLC 2019-01-24 - Growth Capital
Colwich, Kansas · www.erisolutions.com
O2B Kids Early Education 2018-10-04 - Growth Capital
Gainesville, Florida · www.o2bkids.com
Veraction LLC 2018-06-25 - Merger
Memphis, Tennessee · www.veraction.com
Dynamic Quest 2018-06-18 - Growth Capital
Greensboro, North Carolina · www.dynamicquest.com
Performance Assessment Network, Inc. 2017-01-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Carmel, Indiana · www.panpowered.com
Vector Media Group, Inc. 2016-11-30 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.vectormedia.com
Rainbow Child Care Center 2016-07-07 - Secondary Buyout
Troy, Michigan · www.rainbowccc.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Trax Group, Inc. 2015-02-26 Veraction LLC 2018-06-25 1
Austin, Texas · www.traxtech.com Memphis, Tennessee · www.veraction.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 2 (25%) - 6 (18%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (13%) - 5 (15%) -
Education 1 (13%) - 4 (12%) -
Software 1 (13%) - 4 (12%) -
Communications - - 3 (9%) -
Marketing 1 (13%) - 2 (6%) -
Publishing - - 2 (6%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) 126M (100%)
Business Services - - 1 (3%) -
E-Commerce 1 (13%) - 1 (3%) -
Environmental 1 (13%) - 1 (3%) -
Leisure - - 1 (3%) -
Media - - 1 (3%) -
Retail - - 1 (3%) -
Total 8 - 33 $126M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (100%) - 32 (97%) 126M (100%)
  Texas 2 (25%) - 6 (18%) 126M (100%)
  New York 1 (13%) - 3 (9%) -
  Florida 1 (13%) - 3 (9%) -
  Colorado - - 3 (9%) -
  North Carolina 1 (13%) - 2 (6%) -
  New Jersey 1 (13%) - 2 (6%) -
  Virginia - - 2 (6%) -
  Indiana - - 2 (6%) -
  Kansas 1 (13%) - 1 (3%) -
  Georgia 1 (13%) - 1 (3%) -
  Washington - - 1 (3%) -
  Utah - - 1 (3%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (3%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (3%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (3%) -
Brazil - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 8 (100%) - 32 (97%) 126M (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (3%) -
Total 8 - 33 $126M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 14 (42%) -
Growth Capital 6 (75%) - 7 (21%) -
Divestiture - - 4 (12%) 126M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (25%) - 4 (12%) -
Stake Purchase - - 3 (9%) -
Venture - - 1 (3%) -
Total 8 - 33 $126M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (38%) 2.2B (87%)
Trade Sale 8 (33%) 329M (13%)
Secondary Sale 4 (17%) -
Shut Down 2 (8%) -
Merger 1 (4%) -
Total 24 $2.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Rothschild Global Advisory
1
Macquarie Capital
1
Evercore Group LLC
1
Legal Deals
Dentons
7
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
2
SNR Denton LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $126M
TOTAL $126M
Largest Sonitrol Corp.
$126M (2004-03-29)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 7 $2.4B
< $100M 2 $140M
TOTAL $2.6B
Largest Vivax, Inc.
$675M (2006-12-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
4 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
4 50%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
22%
5 22%
Strategic(s)
78%
18 78%

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