TH Lee Putnam Ventures Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

TH Lee Putnam Ventures’ most common sectors for investment are financial services (40%) and business services (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (30%) and venture (30%). In total, TH Lee Putnam Ventures has invested in 5 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired SPi Global Holdings for $90M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). TH Lee Putnam Ventures’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Currenex for $564M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity19
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11

TH Lee Putnam Ventures

1120 Avenue of the Americas Suite 1807 ,
New York, New York 10036
United States
(212) 951-8600
www.thlpv.com

TH Lee Putnam Ventures (THLPV) is a technology-focused private equity firm affiliated with Thomas H. Lee Partners and Putnam Investments. THLPV's primary focus is on later-stage venture investments, but the firm will also consider public entities, middle market buyouts, recapitalizations and spinouts of corporate divisions. A typical investment is between $20 and $50 million. TH Lee Putnam Ventures was formed in 1999 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Business Services, Consumer Products, Financial Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Marketing, Retail, Software, Technology Hardware, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Western Europe, Eastern Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 20 50
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) # 10 - - - - - 10
vol $131M $131M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 9 - - - - - 9
vol $1.0B $1.0B
  19

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Parago, Inc. 2014-09-25 290M USD Add-on Acquisition
Lewisville, Texas · www.parago.com
Velocity Express Corp. 2013-02-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Stafford, Texas · www.velocityexp.com
Symphony Services Corp. 2012-02-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Palo Alto, California · www.symphonysv.com
Click Tactics, Inc. 2008-04-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Duluth, Georgia · www.clicktactics.com
Currenex, Inc. 2007-03-02 564M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York City, New York · www.currenex.com
ResMAE Fiancial Corp. 2007-02-13 - Bankruptcy
Pasadena, California · www.resmae.com
Asurion LLC 2006-08-08 - Recapitalization
Nashville, Tennessee · www.asurion.com
SPi Global Holdings, Inc. 2006-01-01 159M USD Add-on Acquisition
Makati City, Philippines · www.spi-global.com
Liquidnet Holdings, Inc. 2005-02-25 - Secondary Buyout
New York City, New York · www.liquidnet.com
The Retirement Plan Company LLC 2005-01-05 - Acquisition Financing
Brentwood, Tennessee · www.trpcweb.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services - - 4 (40%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (10%) 90M (69%)
Transportation - - 1 (10%) 21M (16%)
Business Services - - 1 (10%) 20M (15%)
Consumer Services - - 1 (10%) -
Marketing - - 1 (10%) -
Software - - 1 (10%) -
Total - - 10 $131M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 9 (90%) 41M (31%)
  Texas - - 2 (20%) 21M (16%)
  California - - 2 (20%) 20M (15%)
  Tennessee - - 2 (20%) -
  New York - - 2 (20%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (10%) -
Philippines - - 1 (10%) 90M (69%)
Domestic - - 9 (90%) 41M (31%)
Cross-border - - 1 (10%) 90M (69%)
Total - - 10 $131M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 3 (30%) 90M (69%)
Venture - - 3 (30%) -
Growth Capital - - 2 (20%) 20M (15%)
PIPE - - 1 (10%) 21M (16%)
Acquisition Financing - - 1 (10%) -
Total - - 10 $131M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (44%) 1.0B (100%)
Trade Sale 2 (22%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (11%) -
Recapitalization 1 (11%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (11%) -
Total 9 $1.0B

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 3 $131M
TOTAL $131M
Largest SPi Global Holdings, Inc.
$90M (2004-06-10)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.0B
TOTAL $1.0B
Largest Currenex, Inc.
$564M (2007-03-02)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
6 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
6 50%

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