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 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (48%). 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 Activity137
    • M&A Buy Activity74
    • M&A Sell Activity63
  • Total Sectors Invested 24
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 72
  • M&A Advisors 8

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, Scandinavia

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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 74 - - - - - 74
vol $1.4B $1.4B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 56 2 1 2 1 1 63
vol $2.6B $2.6B
  137

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
GatesAir, Inc. 2022-04-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Mason, Ohio · www.gatesair.com
VITAC Corp. 2021-05-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania · www.vitac.com
Hovis Ltd. 2020-11-06 - Secondary Buyout
Wycombe, United Kingdom · www.hovis.co.uk
Meridian Medical Management 2020-06-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Windsor, Connecticut · www.m3meridian.com
Data Blue LLC 2019-04-12 - Secondary Buyout
Atlanta, Georgia · ww.data-blue.com
Elo Touch Solutions, Inc. 2018-10-17 - Secondary Buyout
Milpitas, California · www.elotouch.com
Astadia, Inc. 2018-07-31 - Secondary Buyout
Boston, Massachusetts · www.astadia.com
The Clark Group, Inc. 2017-11-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Trenton, New Jersey · www.clarkdistribution.net
Peoplenet Corp. 2017-11-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.peoplenet.com
AMI Entertainment Network, Inc. 2017-07-27 - Secondary Buyout
Bristol, Pennsylvania · www.amientertainment.com
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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 (20%) - 4 (5%) 380M (27%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 4 (5%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 3 (4%) 100M (7%)
Automotive 1 (20%) - 3 (4%) -
Distribution - - 2 (3%) -
Electronics 1 (20%) - 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 (20%) - 1 (1%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (1%) -
Engineering - - 1 (1%) -
Food - - 1 (1%) -
Forest Products 1 (20%) - 1 (1%) -
Media - - 1 (1%) -
Retail - - 1 (1%) -
Total 5 - 74 $1.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 5 (100%) - 61 (82%) 1.4B (100%)
  California - - 7 (9%) 380M (27%)
  Texas 1 (20%) - 6 (8%) 250M (18%)
  Florida - - 6 (8%) 350M (25%)
  Massachusetts - - 4 (5%) 386M (27%)
  Georgia - - 4 (5%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (20%) - 3 (4%) -
  Michigan 1 (20%) - 3 (4%) -
  Alabama - - 3 (4%) 48M (3%)
  Ohio - - 3 (4%) -
  Arizona 1 (20%) - 2 (3%) -
  Virginia - - 2 (3%) -
  New York - - 2 (3%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (3%) -
  Idaho - - 2 (3%) -
  Washington 1 (20%) - 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 5 (100%) - 61 (82%) 1.4B (100%)
Cross-border - - 13 (18%) -
Total 5 - 74 $1.4B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Divestiture 3 (60%) - 36 (49%) 528M (37%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 17 (23%) -
Growth Capital 1 (20%) - 6 (8%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (20%) - 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 5 - 74 $1.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 21 (33%) 93M (4%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 12 (19%) 2.5B (95%)
Secondary Sale 12 (19%) -
Sold to Management 6 (10%) -
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 63 $2.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Houlihan Lokey
1
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
1
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
3

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)
19%
12 (19%)
Strategic(s)
51%
32 (51%)

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