TA Associates Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, TA Associates has acquired 21 companies. It has also invested in 22 others.

TA Associates’ most common sectors for investment are software (21%) and information technology (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (39%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (23%). In total, TA Associates has invested in 36 US states and 25 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2021 when it acquired Unit4 N.V. for $2.0B.

In the last 3 years, TA Associates has exited 25 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (53%). TA Associates’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold First Eagle Investment Management for $4.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity533
    • M&A Buy Activity302
    • M&A Sell Activity231
  • Total Sectors Invested 37
  • Total Countries Invested 25
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 198
  • M&A Advisors 57

TA Associates

200 Clarendon Street 56th Floor,
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
United States
(617) 574-6700
www.ta.com

TA Associates Management LP is a private equity firm that targets investments in middle-market and large companies around the world. TA will consider control or minority investments in profitable companies and looks to commit between $50 and $500 million per transaction. TA currently manages approximately $24 billion of capital and proactively reaches out to companies directly in sourcing potential investment opportunities. Prospective businesses are generally valued between $150 million and $3 billion. Areas of interest include technology, software, communications, financial services, healthcare, business services, semiconductors/electronics, and consumer products/services. In addition to investing equity capital, TA also makes subordinated debt investments up to $75 million. TA's geographic preference is North America and Europe. TA Associates was formed in 1968 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Retail, Safety/Security, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Acquisition Financing, Stake Purchase, Add-on Acquisition

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific, Central Asia/India

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 70 500
Enterprise Value 100 3,000
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (12.2/yr) # 241 18 7 10 15 11 302
vol $5.5B $1.6B $2.0B $9.1B
Sell (7.0/yr) # 196 10 6 7 6 6 231
vol $30.1B $7.8B $152M $110M $2.9B $3.4B $44.4B
  533

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Confluence Technologies, Inc. 2021-06-17 - Secondary Buyout
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.confluence.com
Paula's Choice LLC 2021-06-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Kent, Washington · www.paulaschoice.com
Mitratech Holdings, Inc. 2021-05-18 1.6B USD Secondary Buyout
Austin, Texas · www.mitratech.com
Radiant Logic, Inc. 2021-05-10 - Growth Capital
Novato, California · www.radiantlogic.com
In.Corp Global Pte Ltd. 2021-05-07 - Secondary Buyout
Singapore, Singapore · www.incorp.asia
Exeter Property Group LLC 2021-04-01 1.9B USD Secondary Buyout
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania · www.exeterpg.com
Unit4 N.V. 2021-03-22 2.0B USD Secondary Buyout
Sliedrecht, Netherlands · www.unit4.com
StorageCraft Technology Corp. 2021-03-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Draper, Utah · www.storagecraft.com
BetaShares ETFs 2021-03-08 - Growth Capital
Sydney, Australia · www.betashares.com.au
BetaShares Capital Ltd. 2021-03-07 - Growth Capital
Sydney, Australia · www.betashares.com.au
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Metropress Ltd. 2020-02-14 LiveAuctioneers LLC 2021-06-21 2
London, United Kingdom · www.auctiontechnologygroup.com New York, New York · www.liveauctioneers.com
Precisely Ltd. 2021-03-03 Winshuttle LLC 2021-06-14 2
Pearl River, New York · www.precisely.com Bothell, Washington · www.winshuttle.com
Precisely Ltd. 2021-03-03 Infogix, Inc. 2021-05-05 1
Pearl River, New York · www.precisely.com Naperville, Illinois · www.infogix.com
Professional Datasolutions, Inc. 2016-05-24 GasBuddy LLC 2021-04-27 18
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.pdisoftware.com Boston, Massachusetts · www.gasbuddy.com
Ivanti, Inc. 2017-01-23 Cherwell Software LLC 2021-01-26 7
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.ivanti.com Colorado Springs, Colorado · www.cherwell.com
Planview, Inc. 2020-11-10 Clarizen, Inc. 2021-01-12 2
Austin, Texas · www.planview.com San Mateo, California · www.clarizen.com
Planview, Inc. 2020-11-10 Changepoint Corp. 2021-01-12 1
Austin, Texas · www.planview.com Richmond Hill, Ontario · www.changepoint.com
insightsoftware 2018-06-14 Certent, Inc. 2021-01-07 11
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.insightsoftware.com Pleasanton, California · www.certent.com
Professional Datasolutions, Inc. 2016-05-24 Cybera, Inc. 2020-12-08 17
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.pdisoftware.com Franklin, Tennessee · www.cybera.com
Professional Datasolutions, Inc. 2016-05-24 ControlScan, Inc. - Managed Security Services 2020-12-08 16
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.pdisoftware.com Alpharetta, Georgia

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 15 (17%) 3.6B (76%) 61 (20%) 3.8B (42%)
Information Technology 17 (20%) - 39 (13%) 360M (4%)
Financial Services 8 (9%) 1.2B (24%) 38 (13%) 1.9B (21%)
Internet Software and Services 10 (11%) - 23 (8%) -
Healthcare Services 4 (5%) 17M (< 1%) 21 (7%) 222M (2%)
Communications 2 (2%) - 15 (5%) 1.1B (13%)
Business Services 3 (3%) - 11 (4%) 35M (< 1%)
Insurance 5 (6%) - 10 (3%) -
Life Science 3 (3%) - 10 (3%) -
Medical Products 1 (1%) - 8 (3%) 470M (5%)
Consumer Products 2 (2%) - 7 (2%) 350M (4%)
Education 6 (7%) - 7 (2%) -
Retail 1 (1%) - 6 (2%) 216M (2%)
Technology Hardware - - 6 (2%) -
Marketing 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) 68M (1%)
Apparel/Textiles 2 (2%) - 5 (2%) -
Digital Media - - 3 (1%) 350M (4%)
Consumer Services 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Manufacturing 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Distribution - - 2 (1%) 103M (1%)
Electronics - - 2 (1%) -
Information Services - - 2 (1%) -
Media - - 2 (1%) -
Automotive - - 1 (< 1%) -
Beverages 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (< 1%) -
Construction - - 1 (< 1%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (< 1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Food - - 1 (< 1%) -
Machinery - - 1 (< 1%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (< 1%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (< 1%) -
Staffing 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (< 1%) -
Transportation - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 87 $4.8B 303 $8.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 46 (53%) 2.8B (58%) 229 (76%) 5.1B (55%)
  California 4 (5%) - 30 (10%) 138M (2%)
  Texas 7 (8%) 1.6B (34%) 25 (8%) 2.0B (22%)
  New York 3 (3%) - 21 (7%) 188M (2%)
  Massachusetts 1 (1%) - 21 (7%) 175M (2%)
  Illinois 2 (2%) - 12 (4%) 145M (2%)
  Pennsylvania 2 (2%) - 12 (4%) -
  Florida 2 (2%) - 11 (4%) 200M (2%)
  Washington 3 (3%) 1.2B (24%) 10 (3%) 1.2B (13%)
  Colorado 2 (2%) - 9 (3%) -
  Virginia - - 8 (3%) -
  Connecticut - - 7 (2%) -
  Georgia 3 (3%) - 6 (2%) -
  Utah 3 (3%) - 5 (2%) -
  North Carolina 2 (2%) - 5 (2%) -
  New Jersey 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) 700M (8%)
  Maryland 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) -
  Nebraska 2 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
  Ohio 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
  Minnesota 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
  Tennessee - - 3 (1%) -
  Missouri 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
  Kansas 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Oregon 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Mississippi - - 2 (1%) -
  Michigan - - 2 (1%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (< 1%) 350M (4%)
  Iowa - - 1 (< 1%) -
  District of Columbia - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Alaska - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (< 1%) -
  South Dakota - - 1 (< 1%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (< 1%) -
  North Dakota - - 1 (< 1%) -
United Kingdom 5 (6%) - 14 (5%) 216M (2%)
India 8 (9%) 17M (< 1%) 9 (3%) 17M (< 1%)
France 5 (6%) - 8 (3%) -
Sweden 3 (3%) - 5 (2%) -
Germany 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) 418M (5%)
Canada 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) -
  Ontario 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
  Quebec - - 1 (< 1%) -
Australia 3 (3%) - 3 (1%) -
Italy 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) 1.1B (12%)
Israel 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) 150M (2%)
Czech Republic 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Netherlands 1 (1%) 2.0B (42%) 2 (1%) 2.0B (22%)
China 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Spain - - 2 (1%) 172M (2%)
Bermuda 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Hong Kong 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Hungary 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Nigeria 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Norway 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Singapore 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Taiwan 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Vietnam 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Austria - - 1 (< 1%) -
Belgium - - 1 (< 1%) -
Ireland - - 1 (< 1%) -
Domestic 46 (53%) 2.8B (58%) 229 (76%) 5.1B (55%)
Cross-border 41 (47%) 2.0B (42%) 74 (24%) 4.1B (45%)
Total 87 $4.8B 303 $9.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 33 (38%) - 116 (38%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (6%) - 69 (23%) 2.7B (30%)
Secondary Buyout 27 (31%) 3.6B (76%) 48 (16%) 4.6B (50%)
Stake Purchase 12 (14%) 17M (< 1%) 28 (9%) 367M (4%)
Recapitalization 2 (2%) - 16 (5%) 103M (1%)
Venture 2 (2%) - 10 (3%) -
Divestiture 3 (3%) 1.2B (24%) 5 (2%) 1.4B (15%)
Consolidation 2 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
PIPE - - 4 (1%) -
Going Private 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Merger - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 87 $4.8B 303 $9.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 78 (34%) 25.1B (56%)
Trade Sale 52 (23%) 5.0B (11%)
Secondary Sale 42 (18%) 13.1B (29%)
IPO 33 (14%) -
Merger 14 (6%) 975M (2%)
Stake Sale 5 (2%) 304M (1%)
Shut Down 2 (1%) -
Sold to Management 2 (1%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (< 1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (< 1%) -
Unknown 1 (< 1%) -
Total 231 $44.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
5
Alvarez & Marsal
4
Morgan Stanley
3
Legal Deals
Goodwin Procter LLP
89
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
11
Travers Smith LLP
8

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $5.9B
$100M to $1B 13 $3.2B
< $100M 3 $120M
TOTAL $9.1B
Largest Unit4 N.V.
$2.0B (2021-03-22)
sell # Total
> $1B 11 $26.7B
$100M to $1B 47 $17.4B
< $100M 7 $309M
TOTAL $44.4B
Largest First Eagle Investment Management LLC
$4.0B (2015-07-20)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
18%
56 (18%)
Strategic(s)
2%
6 (2%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
20%
46 (20%)
Strategic(s)
55%
127 (55%)

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