STG Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, STG Partners has acquired 12 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

STG Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (40%) and software (37%). The Firm’s most common investment types include divestiture (37%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (24%). In total, STG Partners has invested in 17 US states and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2021 when it acquired McAfee - Enterprise Business for $4.0B.

In the last 3 years, STG Partners has exited 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (48%). 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 Activity71
    • M&A Buy Activity46
    • M&A Sell Activity25
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 34
  • 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 - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (3.0/yr) # 31 2 4 1 3 5 46
vol $1.1B $2.1B $5.2B $8.4B
Sell (2.2/yr) # 14 3 2 3 - 3 25
vol $1.1B $834M $1.9B
  71

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Winshuttle LLC 2021-06-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Bothell, Washington · www.winshuttle.com
FireEye, Inc. - FireEye Products Business 2021-06-02 1.2B USD Divestiture
Milpitas, California
Sciforma Corp. 2021-03-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Diego, California · www.sciforma.com
Trace One SA 2021-03-24 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.traceone.com
CommPartners LLC 2021-03-23 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Columbia, Maryland · www.commpartners.com
McAfee - Enterprise Business 2021-03-08 4.0B USD Divestiture
Santa Clara, California
System C Healthcare plc 2021-02-15 - Secondary Buyout
Maidstone, United Kingdom · www.systemc.com
Industri-Matematik International AB 2021-01-14 - Divestiture
Wilmington, Delaware · www.industri-matematik.com
Warpwire, Inc. 2020-11-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Durham, North Carolina · www.warpwire.com
Nomis Solutions, Inc. 2020-05-12 - Divestiture
Brisbane, California · www.nomissolutions.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Escalent, Inc. 2018-06-26 Grail Insights, Inc. 2021-06-01 3
Livonia, Michigan · www.escalent.co Oakland, California · www.grailinsights.com
Escalent, Inc. 2018-06-26 Javelin Strategy & Research, Inc. 2020-01-07 2
Livonia, Michigan · www.escalent.co Livonia, Michigan · www.javelinstrategy.com
Connexity, Inc. 2011-04-29 Bizrate Insights 2016-09-06 1
Los Angeles, California · www.connexity.com Los Angeles, California · www.bizrateinsights.com
Connexity, Inc. 2011-04-29 Hitwise Pty. Ltd. 2015-12-14 5
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 Become, Inc. 2014-12-08 4
Los Angeles, California · www.connexity.com Sunnyvale, California · www.become.com
Sigma Cubed, Inc. 2011-09-19 FusionGeo, Inc. 2011-09-19 4
Houston, Texas · www.sigmacubed.com Woodlands, Texas · www.fusiongeo.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 6 (32%) 7.3B (94%) 18 (39%) 7.3B (87%)
Software 6 (32%) - 17 (37%) 625M (7%)
Internet Software and Services 4 (21%) 165M (2%) 5 (11%) 165M (2%)
Business Services 1 (5%) - 3 (7%) -
Information Services 1 (5%) 320M (4%) 2 (4%) 320M (4%)
Education 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 19 $7.8B 46 $8.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 16 (84%) 7.8B (100%) 33 (72%) 8.4B (100%)
  California 7 (37%) 5.4B (69%) 11 (24%) 5.7B (68%)
  New York 1 (5%) 320M (4%) 3 (7%) 320M (4%)
  Massachusetts 1 (5%) 2.1B (27%) 2 (4%) 2.1B (25%)
  Maryland 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Arizona 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (4%) -
  Virginia 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Texas 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  North Carolina 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Michigan 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  District of Columbia - - 1 (2%) 265M (3%)
  Washington - - 1 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (2%) -
  Delaware - - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom - - 5 (11%) -
Sweden 1 (5%) - 3 (7%) -
France 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Italy 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Finland - - 1 (2%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 16 (84%) 7.8B (100%) 33 (72%) 8.4B (100%)
Cross-border 3 (16%) - 13 (28%) -
Total 19 $7.8B 46 $8.4B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Divestiture 9 (47%) 7.8B (100%) 17 (37%) 8.0B (96%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (16%) - 11 (24%) 360M (4%)
Secondary Buyout 4 (21%) - 9 (20%) -
Stake Purchase - - 3 (7%) -
Consolidation 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Venture 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Growth Capital 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Joint Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 19 $7.8B 46 $8.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (28%) 1.9B (100%)
Secondary Sale 7 (28%) -
Trade Sale 5 (20%) -
Divestiture 3 (12%) -
Merger 3 (12%) -
Total 25 $1.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
UBS Investment Bank
3
Jefferies LLC
3
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Paul Hastings LLP
4
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
1
Advokatfirman Vinge KB
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $7.3B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.1B
TOTAL $8.4B
Largest McAfee - Enterprise Business
$4.0B (2021-03-08)
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
Investor(s)
22%
10 (22%)
Strategic(s)
37%
17 (37%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
32%
8 (32%)
Strategic(s)
68%
17 (68%)

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