Viola Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Viola Partners has invested in 1 company.

Viola Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (12%) and internet software and services (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%) and venture (28%). In total, Viola Partners has invested in 4 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2010 when it acquired Degania Silicone for $27M.

In the last 3 years, Viola Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (70%). Viola Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold MediaMind Technologies for $414M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity28
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11

Viola Partners

12 Abba Eban Avenue Ackerstein Towers Bldg. D ,
Herzeliya, 4672530
Israel
+972 9 9720 400
www.viola-group.com/fund/violapartners/
contactvp@violapartners.com

Viola Partners is the private equity investment arm of Viola Group, a diversified investment firm focused on providing credit as well as investing in venture and private equity deals. Viola Partners specializes in technology buyouts and growth capital investments in middle-market companies. The Firm generally looks to invest in Israel and will consider both public and private companies. Viola seeks businesses operating in attractive markets with strong product differentiation and proven business models. The Firm typically invests up to $30 million equity per transaction. Viola Partners was formed in 2000 and is based in Hertzliya, Israel.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Communications, Defense, Environmental, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Media, Medical Products, Software

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

Geographic Preferences: Middle East

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - 30
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 15 2 1 - - - 18
vol $65M $65M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 8 - - 1 - 1 10
vol $716M $716M
  28

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
SimilarWeb Ltd. 2021-05-12 - IPO
Tel Aviv, Israel · www.similarweb.com
ClickTale Ltd. 2019-07-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Ramat-Gan, Israel · www.clicktale.com
Behalf, Inc. 2018-02-05 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.behalf.com
SimilarWeb Ltd. 2017-07-25 - Venture
Tel Aviv, Israel · www.similarweb.com
Negev Ceramics Ltd. 2017-07-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Rishon Lezion, Israel · www.negev-new.co.il
Degania Silicone Ltd. (Degania Medical) 2016-11-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Emek Hayarden, Israel · www.degania-medical.com
MX1 Ltd. 2016-02-26 242M USD Add-on Acquisition
Unterfoehring, Germany · www.mx1.com
Pyramid Analytics 2015-10-15 - Growth Capital
Bellevue, Washington · www.pyramidanalytics.com
Zend Technologies 2015-10-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Cupertino, California · www.zend.com
Itamar Medical Ltd. 2015-08-27 - PIPE
Caesarea, Israel · www.itamar-medical.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Aeronautics Ltd. 2009-08-05 Magal Security Systems - Projects Division 2021-02-08 1
Yavne, Israel · www.aeronautics-sys.com Yehud, Israel

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Medical Products 1 (11%) - 2 (11%) 27M (42%)
Information Technology 2 (22%) - 2 (11%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (11%) - 2 (11%) -
Software - - 2 (11%) -
Communications - - 1 (6%) 16M (24%)
Life Science - - 1 (6%) 13M (20%)
Environmental - - 1 (6%) 9M (14%)
Building Materials 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Defense 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (6%) -
E-Commerce 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Financial Services 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Information Services - - 1 (6%) -
Total 9 - 18 $65M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Israel 6 (67%) - 13 (72%) 49M (76%)
United States 2 (22%) - 4 (22%) 16M (24%)
  Washington 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
  New York 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (6%) 16M (24%)
  California - - 1 (6%) -
Austria 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Domestic 6 (67%) - 13 (72%) 49M (76%)
Cross-border 3 (33%) - 5 (28%) 16M (24%)
Total 9 - 18 $65M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (33%) - 6 (33%) 40M (62%)
Venture 2 (22%) - 5 (28%) 16M (24%)
Growth Capital 3 (33%) - 4 (22%) -
PIPE 1 (11%) - 3 (17%) 9M (14%)
Total 9 - 18 $65M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 4 (40%) 414M (58%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (30%) 302M (42%)
IPO 3 (30%) -
Total 10 $716M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 4 $65M
TOTAL $65M
Largest Degania Silicone Ltd. (Degania Medical)
$27M (2010-11-28)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $656M
< $100M 1 $60M
TOTAL $716M
Largest MediaMind Technologies, Inc.
$414M (2011-06-16)

M&A Connections

Deals
Exited to
Strategic(s)
70%
7 (70%)

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