TA Associates Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, TA Associates has acquired 24 companies. It has also invested in 24 others.

TA Associates’ most common sectors for investment aresoftware (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 24 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 29 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (53%). TA Associates’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold IndiaIdeas.com for $4.7B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity545
    • M&A Buy Activity309
    • M&A Sell Activity236
  • Total Sectors Invested 37
  • Total Countries Invested 24
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 201
  • M&A Advisors 58

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 (13.2/yr) # 243 18 7 10 15 16 309
vol $5.7B $1.6B $2.0B $9.3B
Sell (7.8/yr) # 197 10 6 7 6 10 236
vol $30.1B $7.8B $152M $110M $2.9B $9.3B $50.3B
  545

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Ideal Cures Pvt. Ltd. 2021-10-14 - Stake Purchase
Mumbai, India · www.idealcures.com
Caprock 2021-09-28 - Growth Capital
Newport Beach, California · www.caprock.com
IndiaIdeas.com Ltd. 2021-08-31 4.7B USD Add-on Acquisition
Mumbai, India · www.billdesk.com
PDQ.com Corp. 2021-08-24 - Growth Capital
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.pdq.com
Atria Convergence Technologies Pvt. Ltd. 2021-08-13 1.2B USD Secondary Buyout
Bengaluru, India · www.actcorp.in
Elos Medtech AB 2021-07-27 - Going Private
Gothenburg, Sweden · www.elosmedtech.com
Simplicity Marketing Ltd. 2021-07-12 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.flashtalking.com
AutoQuotes LLC 2021-06-29 - Secondary Buyout
Jacksonville, Florida · www.aqnet.com
Revalize, Inc. 2021-06-29 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Jacksonville, Florida · www.revalizesoftware.com
Confluence Technologies, Inc. 2021-06-17 - Secondary Buyout
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.confluence.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
HelpSystems LLC 2018-04-04 Digital Guardian, Inc. 2021-10-27 12
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.helpsystems.com Waltham, Massachusetts · www.digitalguardian.com
HelpSystems LLC 2018-04-04 PhishLabs, Inc. 2021-10-19 11
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.helpsystems.com Charleston, South Carolina · www.phishlabs.com
Revalize, Inc. 2021-06-29 Sofon B.V. 2021-10-05 5
Jacksonville, Florida · www.revalizesoftware.com Son, Netherlands · www.sofon.com
Access Group 2015-01-19 Servelec Ltd. 2021-09-01 11
London, United Kingdom · www.theaccessgroup.com Sheffield, United Kingdom · www.servelec.co.uk
Revalize, Inc. 2021-06-29 Attainia, Inc. 2021-08-31 4
Jacksonville, Florida · www.revalizesoftware.com Scottsdale, Arizona · www.attainia.com
Revalize, Inc. 2021-06-29 MicroD LLC 2021-08-31 3
Jacksonville, Florida · www.revalizesoftware.com Charlotte, North Carolina · www.microdinc.com
Ivanti, Inc. 2017-01-23 RiskSense, Inc. 2021-08-02 8
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.ivanti.com Sunnyvale, California · www.risksense.com
Netsmart Technologies, Inc. 2016-03-23 SimpleLTC, Inc. 2021-06-30 8
Overland Park, Kansas · www.ntst.com Richardson, Texas · www.simpleltc.com
RLDatix 2013-07-01 Allocate Software plc 2021-06-28 8
Toronto, Ontario · www.rldatix.com Richmond, United Kingdom · www.allocatesoftware.com
Metropress Ltd. 2020-02-14 LiveAuctioneers LLC 2021-06-21 2
London, United Kingdom · www.auctiontechnologygroup.com New York, New York · www.liveauctioneers.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 17 (20%) 3.6B (76%) 63 (20%) 3.8B (42%)
Information Technology 17 (20%) - 40 (13%) 360M (4%)
Financial Services 8 (9%) 1.2B (24%) 38 (12%) 1.9B (20%)
Internet Software and Services 10 (12%) - 23 (7%) -
Healthcare Services 4 (5%) 17M (< 1%) 22 (7%) 337M (4%)
Communications - - 15 (5%) 1.1B (12%)
Business Services 4 (5%) - 12 (4%) 35M (< 1%)
Insurance 5 (6%) - 10 (3%) -
Life Science 2 (2%) - 10 (3%) -
Medical Products 2 (2%) - 9 (3%) 470M (5%)
Education 4 (5%) - 7 (2%) -
Consumer Products 2 (2%) - 6 (2%) 350M (4%)
Retail 1 (1%) - 6 (2%) 216M (2%)
Technology Hardware - - 6 (2%) -
Marketing - - 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%) -
Food - - 2 (1%) -
Information Services - - 2 (1%) -
Media - - 2 (1%) -
Real Estate 1 (1%) - 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%) -
Machinery - - 1 (< 1%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (< 1%) -
Staffing 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (< 1%) -
Transportation - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 85 $4.8B 310 $9.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 48 (56%) 2.8B (58%) 235 (76%) 5.2B (56%)
  California 5 (6%) - 31 (10%) 138M (1%)
  Texas 6 (7%) 1.6B (34%) 26 (8%) 2.0B (22%)
  New York 3 (4%) - 21 (7%) 188M (2%)
  Massachusetts 1 (1%) - 21 (7%) 175M (2%)
  Florida 4 (5%) - 14 (5%) 315M (3%)
  Illinois 2 (2%) - 12 (4%) 145M (2%)
  Pennsylvania 2 (2%) - 12 (4%) -
  Washington 3 (4%) 1.2B (24%) 10 (3%) 1.2B (12%)
  Colorado 2 (2%) - 9 (3%) -
  Virginia - - 8 (3%) -
  Connecticut - - 7 (2%) -
  Utah 4 (5%) - 6 (2%) -
  Georgia 3 (4%) - 6 (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%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Oregon 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Missouri 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Kansas 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Mississippi - - 2 (1%) -
  Michigan - - 2 (1%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (< 1%) 350M (4%)
  Arkansas - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Alaska - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (< 1%) -
  South Dakota - - 1 (< 1%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (< 1%) -
  North Dakota - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Iowa - - 1 (< 1%) -
  District of Columbia - - 1 (< 1%) -
United Kingdom 4 (5%) - 14 (5%) 216M (2%)
France 6 (7%) - 9 (3%) -
India 5 (6%) 17M (< 1%) 9 (3%) 17M (< 1%)
Sweden 3 (4%) - 6 (2%) -
Germany 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) 418M (5%)
Canada 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) -
  Ontario 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
  Quebec - - 1 (< 1%) -
Australia 3 (4%) - 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%) -
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 48 (56%) 2.8B (58%) 235 (76%) 5.2B (56%)
Cross-border 37 (44%) 2.0B (42%) 75 (24%) 4.1B (44%)
Total 85 $4.8B 310 $9.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 32 (38%) - 118 (38%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (7%) - 70 (23%) 2.7B (30%)
Secondary Buyout 28 (33%) 3.6B (76%) 52 (17%) 4.7B (51%)
Stake Purchase 10 (12%) 17M (< 1%) 27 (9%) 367M (4%)
Recapitalization 1 (1%) - 16 (5%) 103M (1%)
Venture 2 (2%) - 10 (3%) -
Divestiture 2 (2%) 1.2B (24%) 5 (2%) 1.4B (15%)
Consolidation 2 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
PIPE - - 4 (1%) -
Going Private 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Merger - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 85 $4.8B 310 $9.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 79 (33%) 29.8B (59%)
Trade Sale 52 (22%) 5.0B (10%)
Secondary Sale 43 (18%) 14.3B (28%)
IPO 33 (14%) -
Merger 15 (6%) 975M (2%)
Stake Sale 6 (3%) 304M (1%)
Shut Down 2 (1%) -
Sold to Management 2 (1%) -
Unknown 2 (1%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (< 1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (< 1%) -
Total 236 $50.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
5
Alvarez & Marsal
4
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
3
Legal Deals
Goodwin Procter LLP
91
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
12
Travers Smith LLP
8

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $5.9B
$100M to $1B 14 $3.3B
< $100M 3 $120M
TOTAL $9.3B
Largest Unit4 N.V.
$2.0B (2021-03-22)
sell # Total
> $1B 13 $32.6B
$100M to $1B 47 $17.4B
< $100M 7 $309M
TOTAL $50.3B
Largest IndiaIdeas.com Ltd.
$4.7B (2021-08-31)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
19%
60 (19%)
Strategic(s)
2%
6 (2%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
20%
47 (20%)
Strategic(s)
55%
130 (55%)

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