Treacle Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Treacle Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment are software (60%) and agriculture (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include stake purchase (60%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (20%). In total, Treacle Private Equity has invested in 2 US states and 2 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity5
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

Treacle Private Equity

Suite 5 Gleneagles, Fairway Office Park, 52 Grosvenor Road, Bryanston,
Johannesburg,
South Africa
+27 11 463 7476
www.treacle.co.za

Treacle Private Equity is a South African private equity firm focused on equity investments in mid-market private and small cap listed companies in Southern Africa. Treacle generally looks to invest in businesses with revenues of R100 million to R1 billion. Prospective transaction situations include management buyouts, growth/acquisition financings, recapitalizations and restructurings of companies in distress, and development capital for emerging businesses. Companies of interest include export and manufacturing companies, as well as businesses that supply goods and services to key industries driving the South African economy. Treacle avoids investing in resource mining, real estate, and primary agriculture. Treacle Private Equity was formed in 2000 and is based in Johannesburg.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Business Services, Communications, Information Technology, Machinery, Marine, Retail, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Africa

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 50 1,000
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of ZAR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
  7

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Teraco Data Environments Pty Ltd 2014-12-04 - Secondary Buyout
Johannesburg, South Africa · www.teraco.co.za
SourceCode Technology Holdings, Inc. 2006-12-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Redmond, Washington · www.sourcecode.co.za
Senwes Ltd. 2005-12-01 - Stake Purchase
Klerksdorp, South Africa · www.senwes.co.za
ERP.com 2004-08-23 - Stake Purchase
, California · www.erp.com
Parsec 2002-02-01 - Stake Purchase
, South Africa
ERP.com 2001-10-01 - Stake Purchase
, California · www.erp.com
Datacentrix Holdings Ltd. 2001-05-01 - PIPE
Midrand, South Africa · www.datacentrix.co.za
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software - - 3 (60%) -
Agriculture 1 (100%) - 1 (20%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (20%) -
Total 1 - 5 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
South Africa 1 (100%) - 3 (60%) -
United States - - 2 (40%) -
  Washington - - 1 (20%) -
  California - - 1 (20%) -
Domestic 1 (100%) - 3 (60%) -
Cross-border - - 2 (40%) -
Total 1 - 5 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Stake Purchase 1 (100%) - 3 (60%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (20%) -
PIPE - - 1 (20%) -
Total 1 - 5 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 1 (50%) -
Stake Sale 1 (50%) -
Total 2 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%

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