STG Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, STG has acquired 16 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

STG’s most common sectors for investment aresoftware (42%) and information technology (34%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include divestiture (34%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (23%). In total, STG has invested in 18 US states and 8 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2021 when it acquired McAfee - Enterprise Business for $4.0B.

In the last 3 years, STG has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (49%). STG’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold MSC Software for $834M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity92
    • M&A Buy Activity63
    • M&A Sell Activity29
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 41
  • M&A Advisors 11

STG

STG Partners LLC

1300 EI Camino Real, Suite 300,
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
(650) 935-9500
www.stg.com
info@stg.com

STG is a private equity firm focused on making investments in software and services companies. STG looks to leverage operational expertise in helping its portfolio companies 'increase customer value' and grow. In addition to its focus within the software/services sectors, STG also has interest in healthcare, pharmaceuticals manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, retail, financial services, and communications. STG was formed in 2002 and is based in Menlo Park, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Marketing, Media, Software

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Nordic

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (4.8/yr) # 39 6 7 5 5 1 63
vol $1.1B $2.1B $5.2B $2.9B $80M $11.4B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 22 1 5 1 - - 29
vol $1.9B $800M $2.7B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
MediaValet, Inc. 2024-01-24 80M USD Going Private
Vancouver, British Columbia · www.mediavalet.com
Avid Technology, Inc. 2023-08-09 1.4B USD Going Private
Burlington, Massachusetts · www.avid.com
Wrike, Inc. 2023-07-07 - Divestiture
San Jose, California · www.wrike.com
Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. 2023-03-22 - Growth Capital
West End, North Carolina · www.atlab.com
SurveyMonkey, Inc. 2023-03-13 1.5B USD Going Private
San Mateo, California · www.surveymonkey.com
Asset Control Systems, Inc. 2023-01-18 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.alveotech.com
SAI Global Compliance, Inc. 2022-12-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Chicago, Illinois · www.sai360.com
Quor Group 2022-07-21 - Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.quorgroup.com
Skyhigh Security 2022-03-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Jose, California · www.skyhighsecurity.com
McAfee - Enterprise Business 2022-01-19 - Merger
Santa Clara, California
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Quor Group 2022-07-21 Eka Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 2024-04-08 1
London, United Kingdom · www.quorgroup.com Bengaluru, India · www.ekaplus.com
RSA Security LLC 2020-02-18 Archer Technologies LLC 2023-04-13 2
Bedford, Massachusetts · www.rsa.com Overland Park, Kansas · www.archerirm.com
Escalent, Inc. 2018-06-26 Hall & Partners Ltd. 2023-04-12 6
Livonia, Michigan · www.escalent.co London, United Kingdom · www.hallandpartners.com
Escalent, Inc. 2018-06-26 Communispace Corp. 2023-04-12 5
Livonia, Michigan · www.escalent.co Boston, Massachusetts · www'cspace.com
EPS US LLC 2022-01-05 Tharstern Ltd. 2023-03-27 1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.eproductivitysoftware.com Lancashire, United Kingdom · www.tharstern.com
RSA Security LLC 2020-02-18 RSA Conference Parent, Inc. 2022-03-15 1
Bedford, Massachusetts · www.rsa.com Bedford, Massachusetts · www.rsaconference.com
Musarubra US LLC 2021-06-02 McAfee - Enterprise Business 2022-01-19 1
Plano, Texas · www.trellix.com Santa Clara, California
Escalent, Inc. 2018-06-26 Grail Insights, Inc. 2021-06-01 4
Livonia, Michigan · www.escalent.co Oakland, California · www.grailinsights.com
Escalent, Inc. 2018-06-26 Javelin Strategy & Research, Inc. 2020-01-07 3
Livonia, Michigan · www.escalent.co Livonia, Michigan · www.javelinstrategy.com
Symphony Talent LLC 2016-06-28 SmashFly Technologies, Inc. 2019-11-04 1
New York, New York · www.symphonytalent.com Concord, Massachusetts · www.smashfly.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 13 (43%) 1.7B (26%) 26 (41%) 2.3B (21%)
Information Technology 6 (20%) 3.3B (50%) 21 (33%) 7.3B (64%)
Internet Software and Services 9 (30%) 1.6B (24%) 10 (16%) 1.6B (14%)
Business Services 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) -
Marketing - - 1 (2%) 165M (1%)
Financial Services 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Information Services - - 1 (2%) -
Total 30 $6.6B 63 $11.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 25 (83%) 6.5B (99%) 47 (75%) 11.3B (99%)
  California 8 (27%) 1.5B (23%) 14 (22%) 6.0B (53%)
  Massachusetts 5 (17%) 3.5B (53%) 6 (10%) 3.5B (31%)
  New York 2 (7%) - 4 (6%) -
  Texas 1 (3%) 1.2B (18%) 2 (3%) 1.2B (11%)
  New Jersey 1 (3%) 320M (5%) 2 (3%) 320M (3%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  North Carolina 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Maryland 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Illinois 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (3%) -
  Arizona - - 2 (3%) -
  Virginia 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Utah 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Rhode Island 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Michigan 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  District of Columbia - - 1 (2%) 265M (2%)
  Washington - - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom 1 (3%) - 6 (10%) -
Sweden 1 (3%) - 4 (6%) -
France 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Canada 1 (3%) 80M (1%) 1 (2%) 80M (1%)
  British Columbia 1 (3%) 80M (1%) 1 (2%) 80M (1%)
Italy 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Finland - - 1 (2%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 25 (83%) 6.5B (99%) 47 (75%) 11.3B (99%)
Cross-border 5 (17%) 80M (1%) 16 (25%) 80M (1%)
Total 30 $6.6B 63 $11.4B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Divestiture 10 (33%) 3.6B (55%) 21 (33%) 8.0B (71%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (17%) - 14 (22%) 360M (3%)
Secondary Buyout 5 (17%) - 11 (17%) -
Consolidation 2 (7%) - 4 (6%) -
Growth Capital 4 (13%) - 4 (6%) -
Going Private 3 (10%) 3.0B (45%) 3 (5%) 3.0B (26%)
Stake Purchase - - 3 (5%) -
Venture 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Joint Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 30 $6.6B 63 $11.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (31%) 2.7B (100%)
Secondary Sale 7 (24%) -
Merger 5 (17%) -
Trade Sale 5 (17%) -
Divestiture 3 (10%) -
Total 29 $2.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
UBS Investment Bank
3
Jefferies
3
PhiDelphi Corporate Finance B.V
1
Legal Deals
Paul Hastings
10
Davis Polk & Wardwell
1
Stikeman Elliott LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 5 $10.2B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.1B
< $100M 1 $80M
TOTAL $11.4B
Largest McAfee - Enterprise Business
$4.0B (2021-03-08)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $2.7B
TOTAL $2.7B
Largest MSC Software Corp.
$834M (2017-02-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
19%
12 (19%)
Strategic(s)
33%
21 (33%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
28%
8 (28%)
Strategic(s)
72%
21 (72%)

FAQ

When was STG founded?

STG was founded in 2002.

What type of investor is STG?

STG is a private equity firm.

Where is STG headquartered?

STG is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

How much capital does STG have under management?

STG has 10.0B USD under management.

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