Trident Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Trident Capital has invested in 1 company.

Trident Capital’s most common sectors for investment are software (23%) and information technology (23%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (74%) and growth capital (13%). In total, Trident Capital has invested in 23 US states and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Sabre for $5.0B.

In the last 3 years, Trident Capital has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (74%). Trident Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2000 when it sold American Cellular corp. for $2.4B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity168
    • M&A Buy Activity86
    • M&A Sell Activity82
  • Total Sectors Invested 22
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 111
  • M&A Advisors 4

Trident Capital, Inc.

400 S El Camino Real, Suite 300,
San Mateo, California 94402
United States
(650) 289-4400
www.tridentcap.com
info@tridentcap.com

Trident Capital was a venture capital firm focused on investments at all company stages, from early and expansion stage investments to buyouts and recapitalizations. Trident focused on investments in tech-enabled sectors, including enterprise software/services, outsourcing and payments, healthcare software/services, internet/consumer, and energy/clean tech. In 2015, Trident ceased investing and the Firm's employees split to form Sunstone Partners, a growth equity firm, and Trident Capital Cybersecurity, a venture firm focused on the cyber security sector.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Marine, Marketing, Media, Oil/Gas Exploration, Renewable Energy, Safety/Security, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 85 - 1 - - - 86
vol $5.1B $5.1B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 74 1 4 2 1 - 82
vol $7.6B $310M $7.9B
  168

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Jobvite, Inc. 2019-02-11 - Secondary Buyout
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.jobvite.com
Planful Inc. 2018-12-13 - Secondary Buyout
Redwood City, California · www.planful.com
AlienVaut LLC 2018-07-10 - Add-on Acquisition
San Mateo, California · www.alienvault.com
Attivo Networks, Inc. 2017-10-11 - Venture
Fremont, California · www.attivonetworks.com
Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corp. 2017-08-30 - Secondary Buyout
Danbury, Connecticut · www.odysseylogistics.com
2Checkout, Inc. 2017-04-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Columbus, Ohio · www.2checkout.com
BlueCat Networks, Inc. 2017-02-23 - Secondary Buyout
Toronto, Ontario · www.bluecatnetworks.com
Turn, Inc. 2017-02-22 310M USD Add-on Acquisition
Redwood City, California · www.turn.com
HealthMEDX 2016-10-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Ozark, Missouri · www.healthmedx.com
Acclaris, Inc. 2015-05-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Tampa, Florida · www.acclaris.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
OutMatch, Inc. 2015-01-01 LaunchPad Recruits ltd. 2020-09-22 1
Dallas, Texas · www.outmatch.com London, United Kingdom · www.launchpadrecruits.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 5 (19%) 4M (8%) 19 (22%) 5.0B (99%)
Information Technology 3 (11%) - 19 (22%) -
Business Services 2 (7%) - 9 (10%) 6M (< 1%)
Internet Software and Services 2 (7%) 10M (19%) 7 (8%) 10M (< 1%)
Marketing 2 (7%) 7M (13%) 5 (6%) 7M (< 1%)
Healthcare Services 2 (7%) - 5 (6%) -
Technology Hardware 2 (7%) - 4 (5%) -
Financial Services 1 (4%) 13M (24%) 2 (2%) 13M (< 1%)
Communications - - 2 (2%) -
Media 2 (7%) - 2 (2%) -
Consumer Services 1 (4%) 12M (23%) 1 (1%) 12M (< 1%)
Engineering 1 (4%) 7M (13%) 1 (1%) 7M (< 1%)
Electrical Equipment 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Insurance - - 1 (1%) -
Leisure - - 1 (1%) -
Marine - - 1 (1%) -
Medical Products 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) -
Staffing - - 1 (1%) -
Transportation - - 1 (1%) -
Total 27 $53M 86 $5.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 24 (89%) 46M (87%) 78 (91%) 5.1B (100%)
  California 13 (48%) 20M (37%) 30 (35%) 20M (< 1%)
  Texas 2 (7%) - 8 (9%) 5.0B (99%)
  New York 1 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
  Massachusetts - - 4 (5%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (4%) 12M (23%) 3 (3%) 12M (< 1%)
  Illinois - - 3 (3%) 6M (< 1%)
  Virginia - - 3 (3%) -
  Washington 2 (7%) 4M (8%) 2 (2%) 4M (< 1%)
  Minnesota 1 (4%) 10M (19%) 2 (2%) 10M (< 1%)
  Ohio 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
  Missouri 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
  Maryland - - 2 (2%) -
  Florida - - 2 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 2 (2%) -
  New Jersey 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Nebraska 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Vermont - - 1 (1%) -
  Utah - - 1 (1%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (1%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (1%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (1%) -
India 2 (7%) 7M (13%) 3 (3%) 7M (< 1%)
China 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Canada - - 1 (1%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (1%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (1%) -
Finland - - 1 (1%) -
Ireland - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 24 (89%) 46M (87%) 78 (91%) 5.1B (100%)
Cross-border 3 (11%) 7M (13%) 8 (9%) 7M (< 1%)
Total 27 $53M 86 $5.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 20 (74%) 23M (44%) 63 (73%) 23M (< 1%)
Growth Capital 5 (19%) 30M (56%) 11 (13%) 36M (1%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (4%) - 8 (9%) -
Going Private - - 2 (2%) 5.0B (99%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Total 27 $53M 86 $5.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 37 (45%) 6.6B (86%)
Trade Sale 25 (30%) 310M (4%)
IPO 10 (12%) -
Secondary Sale 7 (9%) 570M (7%)
Merger 3 (4%) 200M (3%)
Total 82 $7.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
1
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
1
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $5.0B
< $100M 7 $59M
TOTAL $5.1B
Largest Sabre Corp.
$5.0B (2006-12-12)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $3.7B
$100M to $1B 9 $3.6B
< $100M 10 $560M
TOTAL $7.9B
Largest American Cellular corp.
$2.4B (2000-02-26)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
14%
11 14%
Strategic(s)
86%
65 86%

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