StepStone Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, StepStone Private Equity has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 1 other.

StepStone Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment are business services (20%) and communications (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (40%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (20%). In total, StepStone Private Equity has invested in 3 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2014 when it acquired DivX for $75M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). StepStone Private Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold DivX for $63M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity5
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

StepStone Private Equity

4275 Executive Square, Suite 500,
La Jolla, California 92037
United States
(858) 558-9700
www.stepstoneglobal.com/PrivateEquity/Default.aspx

StepStone Private Equity is the private equity arm of StepStone Global, a global alternative investment and asset management firm. StepStone Private Equity manages and makes fund investments as well as co-invests in direct opportunities spanning buyout, venture, distressed, private debt, and energy. StepStone Private Equity is based in La Jolla, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Distribution, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Africa, Asia/Pacific, Australia/New Zealand, Central Asia/India

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 (0.4/yr) # 3 - - 1 - 1 5
vol $75M $75M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $63M $63M
  7

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Waterlogic International 2020-01-28 - Secondary Buyout
Dublin, Ireland · www.waterlogic.com
Strata Fund Solutions LLC 2018-09-06 - Growth Capital
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.stratafs.com
DivX, Inc. 2015-01-30 63M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Diego, California · www.divx.com
Ruby Receptionists, Inc. 2015-01-06 - Growth Capital
Portland, Oregon · www.callruby.com
DivX, Inc. 2014-03-31 75M USD Divestiture
San Diego, California · www.divx.com
IdenTrust, Inc. 2014-01-17 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.identrust.com
IdenTrust, Inc. 2013-09-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Francisco, California · www.identrust.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Waterlogic International 2020-01-28 Smart Water, Inc. 2020-07-31 2
Dublin, Ireland · www.waterlogic.com Kendall Park, New Jersey · www.smartwatercooler.com
Waterlogic International 2020-01-28 Elite Water & Coffee 2020-07-31 1
Dublin, Ireland · www.waterlogic.com Ridgeland, Mississippi · www.elitewaterandcoffee.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Digital Media - - 1 (20%) 75M (100%)
Business Services 1 (33%) - 1 (20%) -
Communications 1 (33%) - 1 (20%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (20%) -
Utilities 1 (33%) - 1 (20%) -
Total 3 - 5 $75M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (67%) - 4 (80%) 75M (100%)
  California - - 2 (40%) 75M (100%)
  Utah 1 (33%) - 1 (20%) -
  Oregon 1 (33%) - 1 (20%) -
Ireland 1 (33%) - 1 (20%) -
Total 3 - 5 $75M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 2 (67%) - 2 (40%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (20%) 75M (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (20%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (33%) - 1 (20%) -
Total 3 - 5 $75M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (50%) 63M (100%)
Trade Sale 1 (50%) -
Total 2 $63M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $75M
TOTAL $75M
Largest DivX, Inc.
$75M (2014-03-31)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $63M
TOTAL $63M
Largest DivX, Inc.
$63M (2015-01-30)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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