STG Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, STG Partners has acquired 8 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

STG Partners’ most common sectors for investment are software (43%) and information technology (35%). The Firm’s most common investment types include divestiture (38%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (23%). In total, STG Partners has invested in 16 US states and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2020 when it acquired RSA Security for $2.1B.

In the last 3 years, STG Partners has exited 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). STG Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold MSC Software for $834M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity62
    • M&A Buy Activity40
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 31
  • M&A Advisors 9

STG Partners LLC (Symphony Technology Group)

428 University Ave,
Palo Alto, California 94301
United States
(650) 935-9500
www.symphonytg.com
info@symphonytg.com

Symphony Technology Group is a private holding company focused on making investments in software and services companies. Symphony 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, Symphony also has interest in healthcare, pharmaceuticals manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, retail, financial services, and communications. Symphony Technology Group was formed in 2002 and is based in Palo Alto, 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, Scandinavia

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 30 1 2 4 1 2 40
vol $1.1B $2.1B $3.2B
Sell (2.0/yr) # 12 2 3 2 3 - 22
vol $1.1B $834M $1.9B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Nomis Solutions, Inc. 2020-05-12 - Divestiture
Brisbane, California · www.nomissolutions.com
RSA Security LLC 2020-02-18 2.1B USD Divestiture
Bedford, Massachusetts · www.rsa.com
Erecruit Holdings LLC 2019-10-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Boston, Massachusetts · www.erecruit.com
Ventiv Technology, Inc. 2019-09-09 - Secondary Buyout
Chicago, Illinois · www.ventivtech.com
RedSeal, Inc. 2019-04-10 - Growth Capital
San Jose, California · www.redseal.net
Simmons Research 2019-02-12 - Merger
New York, New York · www.simmonsresearch.com
AFS Technologies, Inc. 2018-10-17 - Secondary Buyout
Phoenix, Arizona · www.afsi.com
Extenda Retail 2018-09-20 - Divestiture
Stockholm, Sweden · www.extendaretail.com
Escalent, Inc. 2018-06-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Livonia, Michigan · www.marketstrategies.com
Maincare Solutions 2018-05-22 - Secondary Buyout
Cestas, France · www.maincare.fr
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Connexity, Inc. 2011-04-29 Skimlinks Ltd. 2020-05-28 5
Los Angeles, California · www.connexity.com London, United Kingdom · www.skimlinks.com
Escalent, Inc. 2018-06-26 Javelin Strategy & Research, Inc. 2020-01-07 2
Livonia, Michigan · www.marketstrategies.com Livonia, Michigan · www.javelinstrategy.com
Dodge Data & Analytics, Inc. 2014-09-22 Integrated Marketing Systems, Inc. 2018-10-17 2
New York, New York · www.construction.com San Diego, California · www.imsinfo.com
Escalent, Inc. 2018-06-26 Morpace, Inc. 2018-06-26 1
Livonia, Michigan · www.marketstrategies.com Farmington Hills, Michigan · www.morpace.com
Connexity, Inc. 2011-04-29 Bizrate Insights 2016-09-06 1
Los Angeles, California · www.connexity.com Los Angeles, California · www.bizrateinsights.com
Dodge Data & Analytics, Inc. 2014-09-22 Ingenium Technologies Corp. 2016-03-23 1
New York, New York · www.construction.com Rockford, Illinois · www.ingeniumtech.com
Connexity, Inc. 2011-04-29 Hitwise Pty. Ltd. 2015-12-14 4
Los Angeles, California · www.connexity.com Melbourne, Australia
Dodge Data & Analytics, Inc. 2014-09-22 Dodge Data & Analytics - Architectural Record, Engineering News-Record (ENR), and SNAP 2015-06-30 1
New York, New York · www.construction.com , United States
Connexity, Inc. 2011-04-29 PriceGrabber.com, Inc. 2015-06-16 3
Los Angeles, California · www.connexity.com Los Angeles, California · www.pricegrabber.com
Connexity, Inc. 2011-04-29 Become, Inc. 2014-12-08 2
Los Angeles, California · www.connexity.com Sunnyvale, California · www.become.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 8 (50%) - 17 (43%) 625M (20%)
Information Technology 3 (19%) 2.1B (81%) 14 (35%) 2.1B (65%)
Internet Software and Services 3 (19%) 165M (6%) 4 (10%) 165M (5%)
Business Services 1 (6%) - 3 (8%) -
Information Services 1 (6%) 320M (13%) 2 (5%) 320M (10%)
Total 16 $2.6B 40 $3.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 13 (81%) 2.6B (100%) 28 (70%) 3.2B (100%)
  California 4 (25%) 165M (6%) 8 (20%) 525M (16%)
  New York 1 (6%) 320M (13%) 3 (8%) 320M (10%)
  Massachusetts 1 (6%) 2.1B (81%) 2 (5%) 2.1B (65%)
  Arizona 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (5%) -
  Washington 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Virginia 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Texas 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  New Jersey 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Delaware 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  District of Columbia - - 1 (3%) 265M (8%)
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (3%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (3%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (3%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (3%) -
United Kingdom 1 (6%) - 5 (13%) -
Sweden 1 (6%) - 3 (8%) -
Italy 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
France - - 1 (3%) -
Finland - - 1 (3%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 13 (81%) 2.6B (100%) 28 (70%) 3.2B (100%)
Cross-border 3 (19%) - 12 (30%) -
Total 16 $2.6B 40 $3.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Divestiture 8 (50%) 2.6B (100%) 15 (38%) 2.8B (89%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (6%) - 9 (23%) 360M (11%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (19%) - 7 (18%) -
Stake Purchase - - 3 (8%) -
Consolidation 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Venture 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Growth Capital 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Joint Venture 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 $2.6B 40 $3.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (32%) 1.9B (100%)
Secondary Sale 6 (27%) -
Trade Sale 4 (18%) -
Merger 3 (14%) -
Divestiture 2 (9%) -
Total 22 $1.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
1
UBS Investment Bank
1
Petsky Prunier LLC
1
Legal Deals
Paul Hastings LLP
2
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
1
Advokatfirman Vinge KB
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.1B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.1B
TOTAL $3.2B
Largest RSA Security LLC
$2.1B (2020-02-18)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.9B
TOTAL $1.9B
Largest MSC Software Corp.
$834M (2017-02-02)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
38%
9 38%
Strategic(s)
63%
15 63%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
27%
6 27%
Strategic(s)
73%
16 73%

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