M&A Deal Summary

Thoma Bravo Acquires Bottomline

On December 17, 2021, private equity firm Thoma Bravo acquired internet software and services company Bottomline for 2.6B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Thoma Bravo’s 17th transaction in the Internet Software and Services sector.
  • This is Thoma Bravo’s 14th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Thoma Bravo’s 103rd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Thoma Bravo’s 1st transaction in New Hampshire.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2021-12-17
Target Bottomline
Sector Internet Software and Services
Buyer(s) Thoma Bravo
Deal Type Going Private
Deal Value 2.6B USD
Advisor(s) Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking (Financial)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (Legal)

Target

Bottomline

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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Bottomline makes complex business payments simple, smart, and secure. Corporations and banks rely on Bottomline for domestic and international payments, efficient cash management, automated workflows for payment processing and bill review, and fraud detection, behavioral analytics, and regulatory compliance solutions. Bottomline was formed in 1989 and is based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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Buyer

Thoma Bravo

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1980
PE ASSETS 91.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Thoma Bravo is a private equity firm that primarily invests in or acquires US-based middle-market businesses. While Thoma Bravo will consider a variety of transaction situations, including take-privates, buyouts, carve-outs, recapitalizations, and growth equity financings, the Firm has a special interest in tech consolidation opportunities. Target companies generally have a history of profitability with EBITDA of at least $20 million. The Firm's equity commitment size range is $100 to $750 million. Sectors of interest include enterprise and infrastructure software, education, distribution, financial services and consumer goods and services. The Firm will not invest in new inventions or technologies, developmental products or services, start-ups, biotech, motion pictures, distressed businesses, oil/gas, or real estate. Thoma Bravo was formerly known as Thoma Cressey Bravo and before that Golder Thoma & Co. The Firm was originally formed in 1980 and has offices in San Francisco and Chicago.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 113 of 123
Sector (Internet Software and Services) 17 of 21
Type (Going Private) 27 of 32
State (New Hampshire) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 103 of 111
Year (2021) 17 of 19
Size (of disclosed) 14 of 39
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DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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