The Gores Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

The Gores Group’s most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (22%) and communications (14%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include divestiture (49%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (23%). In total, The Gores Group has invested in 25 US states and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Enterasys Networks for $386M.

In the last 3 years, The Gores Group has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (47%). The Gores Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Therakos for $1.3B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity139
    • M&A Buy Activity74
    • M&A Sell Activity65
  • Total Sectors Invested 24
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 69
  • M&A Advisors 10

The Gores Group

9800 Wilshire Boulevard,
Beverly Hills, California 90212
United States
(310) 209-3010
www.gores.com
info@gores.com

The Gores Group is a private equity firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses. Gores considers investments across Europe and North America and typically seeks non-core assets of public corporations. While Gores is a generalist investor, the firm has a particular interest in technology, telecommunications, business services, and industrial companies. The Gores Group was formed in 1987 and has offices in Beverly Hills, California, and Boulder, Colorado.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Forest Products, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Retail, Safety/Security, Software, Staffing, Technology Hardware, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Nordic

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - 1,000
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 74 - - - - - 74
vol $1.4B $1.4B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 59 2 1 2 1 - 65
vol $2.6B $2.6B
  139

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
US Farathane Corp. 2023-04-25 - Secondary Sale
Auburn Hills, Michigan · www.usfarathane.com
AMI Entertainment Network, Inc. 2022-12-14 - Secondary Sale
Bristol, Pennsylvania · www.amientertainment.com
GatesAir, Inc. 2022-04-23 - Trade Sale
Mason, Ohio · www.gatesair.com
VITAC Corp. 2021-05-11 - Trade Sale
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania · www.vitac.com
Hovis Ltd. 2020-11-06 - Secondary Sale
Wycombe, United Kingdom · www.hovis.co.uk
Meridian Medical Management 2020-06-17 - Trade Sale
Windsor, Connecticut · www.m3meridian.com
Data Blue LLC 2019-04-12 - Secondary Sale
Atlanta, Georgia · ww.data-blue.com
Elo Touch Solutions, Inc. 2018-10-17 - Secondary Sale
Milpitas, California · www.elotouch.com
Astadia, Inc. 2018-07-31 - Secondary Sale
Jacksonville, Florida · www.astadia.com
The Clark Group, Inc. 2017-11-29 - Trade Sale
Trenton, New Jersey · www.clarkdistribution.net
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
TurbineAero, Inc. 2017-02-09 Triumph Group, Inc. - APU Piece Part Repair Business 2019-01-15 1
Chandler, Arizona · www.turbineaero.com Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Imagine Communications Corp. 2013-12-04 OpenTV - Advanced Advertising Business 2014-10-30 3
Plano, Texas · www.imaginecommunications.com , United States

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology - - 16 (22%) 386M (27%)
Communications - - 10 (14%) -
Software - - 6 (8%) 350M (25%)
Business Services - - 5 (7%) 150M (11%)
Technology Hardware 1 (33%) - 4 (5%) 380M (27%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 4 (5%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 3 (4%) 100M (7%)
Automotive - - 3 (4%) -
Distribution - - 2 (3%) -
Electronics - - 2 (3%) -
Information Services - - 2 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (3%) -
Machinery - - 2 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (3%) -
Transportation - - 2 (3%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (1%) 48M (3%)
Aerospace 1 (33%) - 1 (1%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (1%) -
Engineering - - 1 (1%) -
Food - - 1 (1%) -
Forest Products 1 (33%) - 1 (1%) -
Media - - 1 (1%) -
Retail - - 1 (1%) -
Total 3 - 74 $1.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (100%) - 61 (82%) 1.4B (100%)
  California - - 7 (9%) 380M (27%)
  Florida - - 7 (9%) 350M (25%)
  Texas 1 (33%) - 6 (8%) 250M (18%)
  Georgia - - 4 (5%) -
  Massachusetts - - 3 (4%) 386M (27%)
  Virginia - - 3 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 3 (4%) -
  Ohio - - 3 (4%) -
  Michigan - - 3 (4%) -
  Arizona 1 (33%) - 2 (3%) -
  Alabama - - 2 (3%) 48M (3%)
  New York - - 2 (3%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (3%) -
  Idaho - - 2 (3%) -
  Washington 1 (33%) - 1 (1%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (1%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Rhode Island - - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (1%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (1%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (1%) -
  Iowa - - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (1%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (1%) -
Germany - - 4 (5%) -
United Kingdom - - 3 (4%) -
France - - 3 (4%) -
Canada - - 1 (1%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (1%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (1%) -
Slovenia - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 3 (100%) - 61 (82%) 1.4B (100%)
Cross-border - - 13 (18%) -
Total 3 - 74 $1.4B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Divestiture 3 (100%) - 36 (49%) 528M (37%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 17 (23%) -
Growth Capital - - 6 (8%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 5 (7%) -
Going Private - - 3 (4%) 386M (27%)
Special Situations/Distressed - - 3 (4%) 150M (11%)
Joint Venture - - 2 (3%) 350M (25%)
Stake Purchase - - 2 (3%) -
Total 3 - 74 $1.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 21 (32%) 93M (4%)
Secondary Sale 14 (22%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 12 (18%) 2.5B (95%)
Sold to Management 6 (9%) -
IPO 4 (6%) -
Merger 3 (5%) -
Bankruptcy 2 (3%) -
Sold to Existing Investors 1 (2%) 30M (1%)
Shut Down 1 (2%) -
Stake Sale 1 (2%) -
Total 65 $2.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Solomon Partners
1
Morgan Stanley
1
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
3
Foley Hoag LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.3B
< $100M 2 $148M
TOTAL $1.4B
Largest Enterasys Networks, Inc.
$386M (2006-02-16)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.3B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.1B
< $100M 3 $183M
TOTAL $2.6B
Largest Therakos, Inc.
$1.3B (2015-08-10)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
7%
5 (7%)
Strategic(s)
45%
33 (45%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
22%
14 (22%)
Strategic(s)
49%
32 (49%)

FAQ

When was The Gores Group founded?

The Gores Group was founded in 1987.

What type of investor is The Gores Group?

The Gores Group is a private equity firm.

Where is The Gores Group headquartered?

The Gores Group is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California.

How much capital does The Gores Group have under management?

The Gores Group has 4.0B USD under management.

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