M&A Deal Summary

Tailwind Acquires ISSA

On March 1, 2021, private equity firm Tailwind acquired internet software and services company ISSA

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Tailwind’s 1st transaction in the Internet Software and Services sector.
  • This is Tailwind’s 45th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Tailwind’s 2nd transaction in Arizona.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2021-03-01
Target ISSA
Sector Internet Software and Services
Buyer(s) Tailwind
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Advisor(s) Harris Williams & Co. (Financial)
Spencer Fane (Legal)

Target

ISSA

Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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ISSA is an eLearning platform for the fitness and wellness industry. ISSA has been committed to providing the highest quality certification program by merging its training experience with practical applied sciences to help people achieve their goals and generate meaningful work. ISSA was founded in 1988 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Buyer

Tailwind

New York, New York, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2003
PE ASSETS 3.7B USD
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Tailwind is an independent private equity firm focused on making control investments in companies operating in the healthcare, media/communications, and business services sectors. Tailwind looks to invest $25 to $200 million in profitable businesses valued above $500 million. The Firm seeks companies with proven business models and strong opportunities for growth, either organically or through acquisition. Tailwind Capital was formed in 2003 and is based in New York, New York.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 45 of 50
Sector (Internet Software and Services) 1 of 2
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 13 of 13
State (Arizona) 2 of 3
Country (United States) 45 of 50
Year (2021) 1 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2020-12-16 Arrowstream

Chicago, Illinois, United States

ArrowStream is an operator, developer of supply chain solutions that address both inbound logistics and supply chain management, optimizing powerful data to provide unprecedented levels of transparency, control, and actionable insight. Arrowstream was founded in 2000 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-03-16 Cumberland

Franklin, Tennessee, United States

Cumberland is a consulting firm that provides services to healthcare providers, payors, and life sciences clients. The company's service offerings include strategic information systems planning, software vendor evaluation and selection, workflow management, software implementation, and project management services focused on electronic medical records, revenue cycle management, and clinical systems. The company also provides contract lifecycle management, commercial contracting, government contracting, and spend management services to pharmaceutical manufacturers and other life sciences clients. Cumberland was founded in 2004 and is based in Franklin, Tennessee.

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