Spire Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Spire Capital Partners has invested in 2 companies.

Spire Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (20%) and internet software and services (15%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (40%) and growth capital (26%). In total, Spire Capital Partners has invested in 18 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 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (74%). 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 Activity61
    • M&A Buy Activity35
    • M&A Sell Activity26
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 35
  • M&A Advisors 9

Spire Capital Partners

Spire Capital Partners LLC

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 $15 to $125 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 -
Target EBITDA 3 -
Investment Size 15 125
Enterprise Value - 150
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 32 1 1 1 - - 35
vol $126M $126M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 24 - - 2 - - 26
vol $2.6B $80M $2.6B
  61

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Advocate Networks LLC 2022-06-06 - Trade Sale
Norcross, Georgia · www.advocateinsiders.com
Penlink 2022-04-05 - Growth Capital
Lincoln, Nebraska · www.penlink.com
NetFortris, Inc. 2022-03-29 80M USD Trade Sale
Plano, Texas · www.netfortris.com
Inception Co. LLC 2021-01-06 - Growth Capital
Fairfield, New Jersey · www.inceptioncompany.com
Advocate Networks LLC 2020-08-28 - Growth Capital
Norcross, Georgia · www.advocateinsiders.com
Surgent Professional Education 2019-11-19 - Secondary Sale
Radnor, Pennsylvania · www.surgentcpe.com
Lighthouse Document Technologies Inc. 2019-05-01 - Secondary Sale
Seattle, Washington · www.lighthouseglobal.com
PROtect 2019-01-24 - Growth Capital
Wichita, Kansas · www.protect.llc
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
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

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

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 2 (29%) - 7 (20%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 5 (14%) -
Software 2 (29%) - 5 (14%) -
Education 1 (14%) - 4 (11%) -
Communications - - 3 (9%) -
Marketing 1 (14%) - 2 (6%) -
Media - - 2 (6%) -
Publishing - - 2 (6%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) 126M (100%)
Business Services - - 1 (3%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (3%) -
Environmental 1 (14%) - 1 (3%) -
Retail - - 1 (3%) -
Total 7 - 35 $126M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 7 (100%) - 34 (97%) 126M (100%)
  Texas 1 (14%) - 6 (17%) 126M (100%)
  New York 1 (14%) - 3 (9%) -
  New Jersey 1 (14%) - 3 (9%) -
  Florida 1 (14%) - 3 (9%) -
  Colorado - - 3 (9%) -
  North Carolina 1 (14%) - 2 (6%) -
  Virginia - - 2 (6%) -
  Indiana - - 2 (6%) -
  Nebraska 1 (14%) - 1 (3%) -
  Kansas 1 (14%) - 1 (3%) -
  Washington - - 1 (3%) -
  Utah - - 1 (3%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (3%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (3%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (3%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (3%) -
Brazil - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 7 (100%) - 34 (97%) 126M (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (3%) -
Total 7 - 35 $126M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 14 (40%) -
Growth Capital 6 (86%) - 9 (26%) -
Divestiture - - 4 (11%) 126M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (14%) - 4 (11%) -
Stake Purchase - - 3 (9%) -
Venture - - 1 (3%) -
Total 7 - 35 $126M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 11 (42%) 2.3B (88%)
Trade Sale 8 (31%) 329M (12%)
Secondary Sale 4 (15%) -
Shut Down 2 (8%) -
Merger 1 (4%) -
Total 26 $2.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Rothschild Global Advisory
1
Signal Hill Capital Group LLC
1
DH Capital
1
Legal Deals
Dentons
9
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
2
Eisner 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 3 $220M
TOTAL $2.6B
Largest Vivax, Inc.
$675M (2006-12-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
11%
4 (11%)
Strategic(s)
11%
4 (11%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
15%
4 (15%)
Strategic(s)
77%
20 (77%)

FAQ

When was Spire Capital Partners founded?

Spire Capital Partners was founded in 2000.

What type of investor is Spire Capital Partners?

Spire Capital Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is Spire Capital Partners headquartered?

Spire Capital Partners is headquartered in New York, New York.

How much capital does Spire Capital Partners have under management?

Spire Capital Partners has 900M USD under management.

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