Sverica Capital Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Sverica Capital Management has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 5 others.

Sverica Capital Management’s most common sectors for investment are information technology (25%) and healthcare services (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (46%) and growth capital (28%). In total, Sverica Capital Management has invested in 16 US states and 3 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Sverica Capital Management has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (55%). Sverica Capital Management’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Pivot Data Centres for $118M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity53
    • M&A Buy Activity33
    • M&A Sell Activity20
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18
  • M&A Advisors 3

Sverica Capital Management

One Boston Place, Suite 3910,
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
United States
(617) 695-0221
www.sverica.com
dave@sverica.com

Sverica Capital Management is a private equity firm that invests in stable or growing, smaller companies with valued less than $150 million. Sverica looks to commit $15 to $50 million per transaction and primarily targets buyout or divestiture situations and avoids businesses in need of restructuring. Broad areas of interest include IT, business services, healthcare, light manufacturing, and industrials. The Firm generally seeks majority control investments, but will also selectively consider minority situations. Sverica Capital Management was formed in 2001 and has offices in Boston and San Francisco.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Services, Distribution, E-Commerce, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Publishing, Real Estate, Retail, Safety/Security, Software, Staffing, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 15 50
Enterprise Value - 150
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 23 1 2 2 3 2 33
Sell (1.6/yr) # 12 2 3 2 1 - 20
vol $163M $163M
  53

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
DeFY Security 2020-11-17 - Growth Capital
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania · www.defysecurity.com
Cytracom LLC 2020-02-27 - Growth Capital
Allen, Texas · www.cytracom.com
Gryphon Networks Corp. 2019-11-12 - Secondary Buyout
Boston, Massachusetts · www.gryphonnetworks.com
In Vitro Sciences LLC (IVS) 2019-10-22 - Growth Capital
Avon, Connecticut · www.invitrosciences.com
Dexmet Corp. 2019-07-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Wallingford, Connecticut · www.dexmet.com
Stream Companies 2019-04-17 - Growth Capital
Malvern, Pennsylvania · www.streamcompanies.com
DocuLynx, Inc. 2018-12-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Omaha, Nebraska · www.doculynxinc.com
Gorilla Logic LLC 2018-10-25 - Growth Capital
Boulder, Colorado · www.gorillalogic.com
Gener8 LLC 2018-08-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sunnyvale, California · www.gener8.net
Resonetics LLC 2018-02-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Nashua, New Hampshire · www.resonetics.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Gener8 LLC 2018-08-21 Symbient Product Development LLC 2020-02-26 1
Sunnyvale, California · www.gener8.net Carlsbad, California · www.symbientpd.com
Synoptek, Inc. 2015-10-30 Dynamics Resources, Inc. 2019-05-02 3
Irvine, California · www.synoptek.com Vernon Hills, Illinois · www.dynamics-resources.com
Synoptek, Inc. 2015-10-30 Indusa 2018-07-23 2
Irvine, California · www.synoptek.com Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois · www.indusa.com
Synoptek, Inc. 2015-10-30 EarthLink - IT Services Business 2016-02-01 1
Irvine, California · www.synoptek.com Atlanta, Georgia
Quest Education Corp. 2009-12-07 Career Quest Learning Centers, Inc. 2009-12-07 1
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.questeducation.com Jackson, Michigan · www.careerquest.edu
Prospect Education LLC 2003-01-01 Clarita Career College 2003-06-01 1
Reno, Nevada · www.prospecteducation.com Canyon Country, California · www.claritacareercollege.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 5 (31%) - 8 (24%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (13%) - 4 (12%) -
Business Services - - 3 (9%) -
Software 2 (13%) - 3 (9%) -
Education 2 (13%) - 2 (6%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (13%) - 2 (6%) -
Manufacturing 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Staffing - - 2 (6%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Information Services - - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (3%) -
Packaging - - 1 (3%) -
Retail - - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 - 33 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 15 (94%) - 29 (88%) -
  California 2 (13%) - 6 (18%) -
  Pennsylvania 4 (25%) - 4 (12%) -
  Connecticut 2 (13%) - 3 (9%) -
  Colorado 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
  Ohio - - 2 (6%) -
  Michigan - - 2 (6%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Texas 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  North Carolina 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Nevada 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Minnesota 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  New York - - 1 (3%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (3%) -
  Nebraska - - 1 (3%) -
  Florida - - 1 (3%) -
Canada 1 (6%) - 3 (9%) -
  Prince Edward Island 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  British Columbia - - 1 (3%) -
  Alberta - - 1 (3%) -
Ireland - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 15 (94%) - 29 (88%) -
Cross-border 1 (6%) - 4 (12%) -
Total 16 - 33 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (31%) - 15 (45%) -
Growth Capital 6 (38%) - 9 (27%) -
Recapitalization 1 (6%) - 3 (9%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (6%) - 3 (9%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Consolidation 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 - 33 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 9 (45%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (25%) 163M (100%)
Secondary Sale 5 (25%) -
Recapitalization 1 (5%) -
Total 20 $163M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
BMO Capital Markets
1
TM Capital Corp.
1
Signal Hill Capital Group LLC
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $118M
< $100M 1 $45M
TOTAL $163M
Largest Pivot Data Centres, Inc.
$118M (2013-09-23)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
83%
5 83%
Strategic(s)
17%
1 17%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
45%
9 45%
Strategic(s)
55%
11 55%

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