Steelpoint Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Steelpoint Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are apparel/textiles (17%) and consumer products (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (42%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (25%). In total, Steelpoint Capital Partners has invested in 4 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2001 when it acquired PRN for $35M.

In the last 3 years, Steelpoint Capital Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (74%). Steelpoint Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2004 when it sold Experimental & Applied Sciences for $320M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity27
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21

Steelpoint Capital Partners

215 S. Highway 101 Suite 211,
Solana Beach, California 92075
United States
www.steelpointcp.com
info@steelpointcp.com

Steelpoint Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on investing in emerging consumer companies. Steelpoint is an active investor and pursues opportunities where it can provide guidance and expertise. Specific areas of interest include apparel, sporting goods, nutrition, and recreation. Steelpoint Capital Partners was formed in 2003 and is based in Carlsbad, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Retail, Software

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase, Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 12 - - - - - 12
vol $57M $57M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 13 - 1 1 - - 15
vol $795M $795M
  27

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Pro Performance Sports LLC 2018-08-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Carlsbad, California · www.sklz.com
GreatCall, Inc. 2017-06-07 - Secondary Buyout
San Diego, California · www.greatcall.com
MTN Satellite Communications, Inc. 2015-04-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Miramar, Florida · www.mtnsat.com
Kidrobot, Inc. 2014-11-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Boulder, Colorado · www.kidrobot.com
prAna Living LLC 2014-04-30 190M USD Add-on Acquisition
Carlsbad, California · www.prana.com
Stella Rising 2014-02-12 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.stellarising.com
Pro Performance Sports LLC 2013-10-11 - Growth Capital
Carlsbad, California · www.sklz.com
GreatCall, Inc. 2012-06-21 - Venture
San Diego, California · www.greatcall.com
Acorns Grow, Inc. 2012-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Irvine, California · www.acorns.com
Atempo, Inc. 2011-12-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Palo Alto, California · www.atempo.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Acorns Grow, Inc. 2012-01-01 Vault LLC 2017-11-07 1
Irvine, California · www.acorns.com Portland, Oregon · www.getvault.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Apparel/Textiles - - 2 (17%) -
Consumer Products 1 (50%) - 2 (17%) -
Media - - 1 (8%) 35M (61%)
Software - - 1 (8%) 22M (39%)
Communications - - 1 (8%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (8%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (50%) - 1 (8%) -
Marketing - - 1 (8%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (8%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (8%) -
Total 2 - 12 $57M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) - 11 (92%) 57M (100%)
  California 2 (100%) - 8 (67%) 57M (100%)
  Oregon - - 1 (8%) -
  New York - - 1 (8%) -
  Florida - - 1 (8%) -
Canada - - 1 (8%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (8%) -
Total 2 - 12 $57M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 1 (50%) - 5 (42%) 57M (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (50%) - 3 (25%) -
Growth Capital - - 3 (25%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (8%) -
Total 2 - 12 $57M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 6 (40%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (33%) 795M (100%)
Secondary Sale 2 (13%) -
IPO 1 (7%) -
Recapitalization 1 (7%) -
Total 15 $795M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $57M
TOTAL $57M
Largest PRN Corp.
$35M (2001-08-22)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $795M
TOTAL $795M
Largest Experimental & Applied Sciences, Inc. (EAS)
$320M (2004-10-11)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
21%
3 21%
Strategic(s)
79%
11 79%

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