Symmetric Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Symmetric Capital’s most common sectors for investment are life science (16%) and medical products (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (70%) and growth capital (31%). In total, Symmetric Capital has invested in 10 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Symmetric Capital has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (79%). Symmetric Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold BioRx for $210M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity27
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 2

Symmetric Capital

890 Winter Street, Suite 205,
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451
United States
(781) 419-1100
www.symmetriccapital.com
info@symmetriccapital.com

Symmetric Capital is a private equity firm that invests in profitable growth companies in the US and Canada. Symmetric seeks to invest $5 to $25 million to help fund shareholder liquidity needs, growth, acquisitions, or debt reduction. Symmetric will consider majority or minority positions and typically looks for market-leading companies owned by their founders, a family, or small partnership. Sectors of interest include business services, healthcare and life sciences, software, IT services, applied technology, industrial products, education, logistics and distribution, and consumer products. Symmetric was formed in 2007 and is based in Waltham, Massachusetts.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Distribution, Education, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Software, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Acquisition Financing, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 -
Target EBITDA 2 -
Investment Size 5 25
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 13 - - - - - 13
Sell (0.6/yr) # 11 1 1 - 1 - 14
vol $483M $483M
  27

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Gryphon Networks Corp. 2019-11-12 - Secondary Buyout
Boston, Massachusetts · www.gryphonnetworks.com
School Improvement Network 2017-07-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Midvale, Utah · www.schoolimprovement.com
Biomedical Structures LLC 2016-08-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Warwick, Rhode Island · www.bmsri.com
BioRx LLC 2015-04-01 210M USD Add-on Acquisition
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.biorx.net
Chantest Corp. 2014-10-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Cleveland, Ohio · www.chantest.com
Complete Innovations, Inc. 2014-09-02 - Secondary Buyout
Markham, Ontario · www.fleetcomplete.com
Air Serv Corp. 2012-10-08 158M USD Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.airservcorp.com
TekLinks, Inc. 2012-08-01 - Secondary Buyout
Birmingham, Alabama · www.teklinks.com
School Improvement Network 2011-04-29 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Midvale, Utah · www.schoolimprovement.com
BioRx LLC 2010-11-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.biorx.net
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Life Science - - 2 (15%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (15%) -
Software - - 2 (15%) -
Business Services - - 1 (8%) -
Distribution - - 1 (8%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (8%) -
Insurance - - 1 (8%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (8%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (8%) -
Transportation - - 1 (8%) -
Total - - 13 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 12 (92%) -
  Ohio - - 2 (15%) -
  Massachusetts - - 2 (15%) -
  Utah - - 1 (8%) -
  Texas - - 1 (8%) -
  Rhode Island - - 1 (8%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (8%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (8%) -
  Louisiana - - 1 (8%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (8%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (8%) -
Canada - - 1 (8%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (8%) -
Domestic - - 12 (92%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (8%) -
Total - - 13 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 9 (69%) -
Growth Capital - - 4 (31%) -
Total - - 13 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (43%) 368M (76%)
Trade Sale 5 (36%) 115M (24%)
Secondary Sale 3 (21%) -
Total 14 $483M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Signal Hill Capital Group LLC
1
Legal Deals
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $483M
TOTAL $483M
Largest BioRx LLC
$210M (2015-04-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
21%
3 21%
Strategic(s)
79%
11 79%

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