Investment Summary

TPG Global and Ticonderoga Private Equity Invests In MarketTools

On January 1, 2007, asset manager TPG Global and private equity firm Ticonderoga Private Equity invested in business services company MarketTools, Inc. for 60M USD

Investment Highlights
  • This is TPG Global’s 5th and Ticonderoga Private Equity’s 4th transaction in the Business Services sector.
  • This is TPG Global’s 94th and Ticonderoga Private Equity’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is TPG Global’s 64th and Ticonderoga Private Equity’s 15th transaction in the United States.
  • This is TPG Global’s 23rd and Ticonderoga Private Equity’s 6th transaction in California.
Investment Fate
  • MarketTools was sold to a strategic buyer in 2011.
  • MarketTools was sold to a strategic buyer in 2012.

Investment Summary

Date 2007-01-01
Target MarketTools, Inc.
Sector Business Services
Investor(s) TPG Global
Ticonderoga Private Equity
Deal Type Venture
Deal Value 60M USD

Target

MarketTools, Inc.

San Francisco, California, United States
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MarketTools, Inc. provides services and software for market research.

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Investor(S) 2

Investor

TPG Global

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Asset Manager
Founded 1992
PE ASSETS 96.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

TPG Capital is a global, mega-sized private investment firm that manages a family of funds focused on private equity, real estate, venture capital, public equity and debt investing. TPG invests in opportunities across a broad range of industries and geographies. TPG generally seeks to invest in established businesses that can benefit from the Firm's operational experience and connections. Industries of interest include consumer, retail, healthcare, industrials, digital media, natural resources, energy, real estate, technology, and software. TPG was formerly known as Texas Pacific Group and was originally established in 1992 by David Bonderman, James Coulter and William Price. The Firm is based in Forth Worth, Texas with additional offices in Europe, Asia, and Australia.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 89 of 384
Sector (Business Services) 5 of 14
Type (Venture) 23 of 92
State (California) 23 of 82
Country (United States) 64 of 255
Year (2007) 1 of 20
Size (of disclosed) 94 of 94
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-12-19 Aleris International, Inc.

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Aleris International is a producer of aluminum rolled products and extrusions, aluminum recycling and specification alloy production. Major customers include some of the world’s largest companies in the aerospace, building and construction, containers and packaging, metal distribution, and transportation industries. Aleris serves these customers with its low-cost, flexible, technically advanced and strategically located manufacturing operations supported by industry-leading research and development.

Buy $3.3B
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-01-02 Shriram City Union Finance Ltd.

Chennai, India

Shriram City is a Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) that was incorporated in 1986, and is a part of Shriram Group. Shriram City is providing specialized services in retail & Micro Small & Medium Enterprise (MSME) lending. Shriram City was formed in 1986 and is based in Chennai, India.

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Investor

Ticonderoga Private Equity

Braintree, Massachusetts, United States

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1997
PE ASSETS 200M USD
SizeSmall
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Ticonderoga Private Equity is a private equity firm focused on small buyout and growth equity investments in profitable healthcare and software companies. Ticonderoga will consider minority or control positions and targets companies with $4 to $40 million in revenue and at least $2 million of EBITDA. Specific areas of interest include healthcare services, healthcare IT, healthcare payment management systems, enterprise software, SaaS, and Internet B2B companies. Ticonderoga Private Equity was formed in 1997 and has offices in Braintree, Massachusetts and Boulder, Colorado.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 15 of 24
Sector (Business Services) 4 of 5
Type (Venture) 9 of 12
State (California) 6 of 8
Country (United States) 15 of 24
Year (2007) 1 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-11-30 EstudySite, Inc.

La Mesa, California, United States

EstudySite, Inc. is an outsourced pharmaceutical service conducting Phase II and Phase III clinical trials in acute care inpatient facilities and outpatient CNS facilities. EstudySite was founded in 1999 and is based in La Mesa, California.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-01-11 Affinity Express, Inc.

Elgin, Illinois, United States

Affinity Express is the provider of outsourced graphic services for the printing, embroidery and promotional products industries. Affinity formats graphics, photos and written copy to produce digital, production-ready files for printing, posting to web sites, embroidery, screen-printing or other output, covering the workflow between the concept and printing or production.

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