SSM Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, SSM Partners has invested in 3 companies.

SSM Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (28%) and internet software and services (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (52%) and growth capital (28%). In total, SSM Partners has invested in 9 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired RemitDATA for $5M.

In the last 3 years, SSM Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (48%). SSM Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2008 when it sold Passport Health Communications for $232M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity50
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity25
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 34
  • M&A Advisors 2

SSM Partners

6070 Poplar Avenue, Suite 560,
Memphis, Tennessee 38119
United States
(901) 767-1131
www.ssmventures.com
wilson@ssmventures.com

SSM Partners is a private equity firm that targets investments in smaller, rapidly growing, private companies based in the Southeast US. Areas of interest include business/outsourcing services, healthcare and consumer services. SSM focuses on transactions requiring $5 to $20 million of equity. Prospective transactions include growth financings, acquisitions, management led buyouts, and recapitalizations. SSM will also consider early-stage opportunities. SSM Partners is based in Memphis, Tennessee.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Marketing, Media, Publishing, Retail, Software, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 50
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 8 30
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 21 1 - 2 1 - 25
vol $5M $5M
Sell (1.2/yr) # 19 1 2 1 2 - 25
vol $344M $344M
  50

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
SmashFly Technologies, Inc. 2019-11-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Concord, Massachusetts · www.smashfly.com
Bulldog Solutions, Inc. 2019-07-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.bulldogsolutions.com
Kukui Corp. 2019-06-04 - Venture
Roseville, California · www.kukui.com
ProviderTrust, Inc. 2018-09-25 - Stake Purchase
Nashville, Tennessee · www.providertrust.com
FrontStream Holdings LLC 2018-05-30 - Secondary Buyout
Cambridge, Massachusetts · www.frontstream.com
SmashFly Technologies, Inc. 2018-03-01 - Growth Capital
Concord, Massachusetts · www.smashfly.com
RemitDATA, Inc. 2017-08-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Memphis, Tennessee · www.remitdata.com
EnableComp LLC 2017-08-04 - Recapitalization
Franklin, Tennessee · www.enablecomp.com
OpinionLab, Inc. 2016-11-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.opinionlab.com
Apixio, Inc. 2016-05-24 - Venture
San Mateo, California · www.apixio.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 3 (43%) - 7 (28%) 5M (100%)
Internet Software and Services 3 (43%) - 5 (20%) -
Business Services - - 3 (12%) -
Software - - 3 (12%) -
Healthcare Services - - 2 (8%) -
Insurance - - 1 (4%) -
Marketing - - 1 (4%) -
Media - - 1 (4%) -
Medical Products 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
Retail - - 1 (4%) -
Total 7 - 25 $5M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 7 (100%) - 25 (100%) 5M (100%)
  Texas - - 8 (32%) -
  Tennessee 2 (29%) - 6 (24%) 5M (100%)
  Massachusetts - - 3 (12%) -
  California 2 (29%) - 2 (8%) -
  Illinois 1 (14%) - 2 (8%) -
  New Jersey 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
  Minnesota 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (4%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (4%) -
Total 7 - 25 $5M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 5 (71%) - 13 (52%) -
Growth Capital 1 (14%) - 7 (28%) 5M (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 3 (12%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (4%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 7 - 25 $5M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 7 (28%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (28%) -
Secondary Sale 6 (24%) 344M (100%)
IPO 3 (12%) -
Merger 1 (4%) -
Recapitalization 1 (4%) -
Total 25 $344M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
UBS Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Greenberg Traurig LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $5M
TOTAL $5M
Largest RemitDATA, Inc.
$5M (2008-01-23)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $344M
TOTAL $344M
Largest Passport Health Communications, Inc.
$232M (2008-07-31)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
42%
11 42%
Strategic(s)
58%
15 58%

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