TA Associates Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, TA Associates has acquired 26 companies. It has also invested in 34 others.

TA Associates’ most common sectors for investment aresoftware (22%) and financial services (13%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (37%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (21%). In total, TA Associates has invested in 37 US states and 25 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2022 when it acquired Veracode for $2.5B.

In the last 3 years, TA Associates has exited 34 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (52%). 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 Activity587
    • M&A Buy Activity338
    • M&A Sell Activity249
  • Total Sectors Invested 36
  • Total Countries Invested 25
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 219
  • M&A Advisors 64

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, Joint Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Africa, Asia/Pacific, Australia/New Zealand, 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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (13.8/yr) # 269 9 13 15 21 11 338
vol $5.8B $1.6B $2.0B $2.5B $11.9B
Sell (8.2/yr) # 208 7 6 7 16 5 249
vol $37.6B $152M $110M $2.9B $4.1B $44.8B
  587

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Technosylva, Inc. 2022-08-15 - Growth Capital
La Jolla, California · www.technosylva.com
Green Street Advisors, Inc. 2022-07-19 - Secondary Buyout
Newport Beach, California · www.greenstreetadvisors.com
Advantive 2022-06-28 - Consolidation
Tampa, Florida · www.advantive.com
Faria Education Group Ltd. 2022-06-27 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.faria.org
LeadsOnline LLC 2022-05-17 - Growth Capital
Plano, Texas · www.leadsonline.com
Prudent Corporate Advisory Services Ltd. 2022-05-10 - IPO
Ahmedabad, India · www.prudentcorporate.com
Zifo RnD Solutions 2022-05-09 - Growth Capital
Chennai, India · www.zifornd.com
Kofax, Inc. 2022-04-26 - Secondary Buyout
Irvine, California · www.kofax.com
TouchTunes Music Corp. 2022-03-30 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.touchtunes.com
Veracode, Inc. 2022-03-15 2.5B USD Secondary Buyout
Burlington, Massachusetts · www.veracode.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Aptean, Inc. 2012-08-07 Groupe Mistral 2022-12-01 40
Atlanta, Georgia · www.aptean.com Clermont-Ferrand, France · www.mistral.fr
iCIMS, Inc. 2018-08-15 SkillSurvey, Inc. 2022-10-26 4
Holmdel, New Jersey · www.icims.com Berwyn, Pennsylvania · www.skillsurvey.com
Aptean, Inc. 2012-08-07 Merlin Business Software Ltd. 2022-10-24 39
Atlanta, Georgia · www.aptean.com Chesterfield, United Kingdom · www.merlinbusinesssoftware.com
Riskonnect, Inc. 2017-06-07 Castellan Solutions, Inc. 2022-07-08 6
Kennesaw, Georgia · www.riskonnect.com Audubon, Pennsylvania · www.castellanbc.com
Advantive 2022-06-28 Kiwiplan, Inc. 2022-07-05 3
Tampa, Florida · www.advantive.com Cincinnati, Ohio · www.kiwiplan.com
Unit4 N.V. 2021-03-22 Scanmarket A/S 2022-06-01 2
Sliedrecht, Netherlands · www.unit4.com Solbjerg, Denmark · www.scanmarket.com
HelpSystems LLC 2018-04-04 Alert Logic, Inc. 2022-03-09 16
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.helpsystems.com Houston, Texas · www.alertlogic.com
RLDatix Ltd. 2013-07-01 365 Response Ltd. 2022-02-09 11
London, United Kingdom · www.rldatix.com Wakefield, United Kingdom · www.365response.org
HelpSystems LLC 2018-04-04 Tripwire, Inc. 2022-02-09 15
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.helpsystems.com Portland, Oregon · www.tripwire.com
DigiCert, Inc. 2019-10-16 Mocana Corp. 2022-01-13 2
Lehi, Utah · www.digicert.com San Francisco, California · www.mocana.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 29 (29%) 3.6B (49%) 74 (22%) 3.8B (33%)
Financial Services 10 (10%) 1.2B (16%) 44 (13%) 1.9B (16%)
Information Technology 17 (17%) 2.5B (34%) 40 (12%) 2.9B (24%)
Healthcare Services 5 (5%) - 25 (7%) 320M (3%)
Internet Software and Services 9 (9%) 140M (2%) 24 (7%) 140M (1%)
Communications 1 (1%) - 15 (4%) 1.1B (10%)
Business Services 3 (3%) - 12 (4%) 35M (< 1%)
Medical Products 3 (3%) - 10 (3%) 470M (4%)
Life Science 2 (2%) - 10 (3%) -
Insurance 5 (5%) - 9 (3%) -
Consumer Products 3 (3%) - 8 (2%) 350M (3%)
Education 2 (2%) - 7 (2%) -
Retail - - 6 (2%) 216M (2%)
Marketing - - 6 (2%) 68M (1%)
Technology Hardware - - 6 (2%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 5 (1%) -
Food 2 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
Information Services 2 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
Manufacturing 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Digital Media - - 3 (1%) 350M (3%)
Distribution - - 2 (1%) 103M (1%)
Beverages 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Consumer Services 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
E-Commerce 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Electronics - - 2 (1%) -
Media - - 2 (1%) -
Real Estate 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Automotive - - 1 (< 1%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (< 1%) -
Construction - - 1 (< 1%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (< 1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (< 1%) -
Machinery - - 1 (< 1%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (< 1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (< 1%) -
Transportation - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 99 $7.4B 339 $11.7B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 57 (58%) 5.4B (73%) 252 (74%) 7.8B (66%)
  California 7 (7%) - 34 (10%) 138M (1%)
  Texas 6 (6%) 1.6B (22%) 26 (8%) 2.0B (17%)
  Massachusetts 3 (3%) 2.5B (34%) 24 (7%) 2.7B (23%)
  New York 5 (5%) - 23 (7%) 188M (2%)
  Florida 4 (4%) - 15 (4%) 315M (3%)
  Illinois 2 (2%) - 12 (4%) 145M (1%)
  Pennsylvania 2 (2%) - 12 (4%) -
  Washington 4 (4%) 1.2B (16%) 11 (3%) 1.2B (10%)
  Colorado - - 9 (3%) -
  Connecticut 1 (1%) - 8 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 8 (2%) -
  Georgia 3 (3%) - 7 (2%) -
  New Jersey 2 (2%) - 7 (2%) 700M (6%)
  Utah 4 (4%) - 6 (2%) -
  North Carolina 3 (3%) - 6 (2%) -
  Maryland 1 (1%) - 5 (1%) -
  Minnesota 3 (3%) - 4 (1%) -
  Tennessee 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
  Ohio - - 4 (1%) -
  Oregon 2 (2%) 140M (2%) 3 (1%) 140M (1%)
  Nebraska 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
  Missouri 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Kansas 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Mississippi - - 2 (1%) -
  Michigan - - 2 (1%) -
  Maine 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (< 1%) 350M (3%)
  Iowa - - 1 (< 1%) -
  District of Columbia - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Alaska - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (< 1%) -
  South Dakota - - 1 (< 1%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (< 1%) -
  North Dakota - - 1 (< 1%) -
United Kingdom 5 (5%) - 15 (4%) 216M (2%)
India 7 (7%) - 14 (4%) -
France 6 (6%) - 10 (3%) -
Germany 2 (2%) - 7 (2%) 418M (4%)
Canada 2 (2%) - 7 (2%) -
  Quebec 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
  Ontario - - 3 (1%) -
  British Columbia 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Sweden 4 (4%) - 6 (2%) -
Italy 2 (2%) - 4 (1%) 1.1B (9%)
Australia 3 (3%) - 3 (1%) -
Israel 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) 150M (1%)
Netherlands 1 (1%) 2.0B (27%) 2 (1%) 2.0B (17%)
China 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Spain - - 2 (1%) 172M (1%)
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%) -
Switzerland 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Taiwan 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Vietnam 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Austria - - 1 (< 1%) -
Belgium - - 1 (< 1%) -
Czech Republic - - 1 (< 1%) -
Ireland - - 1 (< 1%) -
Domestic 57 (58%) 5.4B (73%) 252 (74%) 7.8B (66%)
Cross-border 42 (42%) 2.0B (27%) 87 (26%) 4.1B (34%)
Total 99 $7.4B 339 $11.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 30 (30%) - 125 (37%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (5%) - 69 (20%) 2.7B (23%)
Secondary Buyout 35 (35%) 6.1B (83%) 60 (18%) 7.2B (61%)
Stake Purchase 12 (12%) - 34 (10%) 350M (3%)
Recapitalization 2 (2%) - 17 (5%) 103M (1%)
Venture 2 (2%) - 10 (3%) -
Divestiture 6 (6%) 1.2B (16%) 9 (3%) 1.4B (11%)
Consolidation 3 (3%) - 5 (1%) -
Going Private 3 (3%) 140M (2%) 4 (1%) 140M (1%)
PIPE - - 4 (1%) -
Joint Venture 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Merger - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 99 $7.4B 339 $11.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 78 (31%) 25.8B (57%)
Trade Sale 57 (23%) 5.0B (11%)
IPO 43 (17%) -
Secondary Sale 42 (17%) 13.1B (29%)
Merger 15 (6%) 975M (2%)
Stake Sale 5 (2%) -
Unknown 3 (1%) -
Shut Down 2 (1%) -
Sold to Management 2 (1%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (< 1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (< 1%) -
Total 249 $44.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
5
Deloitte
4
Alvarez & Marsal
4
Legal Deals
Goodwin Procter LLP
93
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
15
Latham & Watkins
9

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 5 $8.4B
$100M to $1B 15 $3.4B
< $100M 2 $103M
TOTAL $11.9B
Largest Veracode, Inc.
$2.5B (2022-03-15)
sell # Total
> $1B 11 $26.7B
$100M to $1B 47 $17.8B
< $100M 7 $309M
TOTAL $44.8B
Largest First Eagle Investment Management LLC
$4.0B (2015-07-20)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
21%
71 (21%)
Strategic(s)
3%
9 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
18%
46 (18%)
Strategic(s)
54%
135 (54%)

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