W Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, W Capital Partners has acquired 2 companies.

W Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are internet software and services (22%) and information technology (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (32%) and recapitalization (16%). In total, W Capital Partners has invested in 13 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired First Data for $29.0B.

In the last 3 years, W Capital Partners has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (39%). W Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Corelle Brands for $566M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity32
    • M&A Buy Activity19
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22

W Capital Partners

400 Park Avenue,
New York, New York 10022
United States
(212) 561-5240
www.wcapgroup.com

W Capital Partners is a private investment group focused on direct secondary investments. W Capital Partners has a particular interest in growth equity secondary investments as well as buyout minority secondary investments, where existing shareholders are looking for liquidity. W Capital Partners is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Consumer Products, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Restaurants, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Secondary Buyout

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

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 (0.4/yr) # 17 - - 1 1 - 19
vol $30.1B $280M $30.4B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 6 3 3 1 - - 13
vol $566M $51M $617M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Workfront, Inc. 2019-03-13 280M USD Secondary Buyout
Lehi, Utah · www.workfront.com
SS8, Inc. 2018-11-06 - Secondary Buyout
Milpitas, California · www.ss8.com
Factor Systems, Inc. 2018-05-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hamilton, New Jersey · www.billtrust.com
Kony, Inc. 2017-09-28 - Secondary Buyout
Orlando, Florida · www.kony.com
New Moosejaw LLC 2017-02-15 51M USD Add-on Acquisition
Madison Heights, Michigan · www.moosejaw.com
TechProcess Solutions Ltd. 2017-01-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Mumbai, India · www.techprocess.co.in
Standard Bancshares, Inc. 2016-06-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Hickory Hills, Illinois · www.standardbanks.com
Ping Identity Corp. 2016-06-01 - Secondary Buyout
Denver, Colorado · www.pingidentity.com
Corelle Brands LLC 2016-04-19 566M USD Secondary Buyout
Rosemont, Illinois · www.corellebrands.com
First Data Corp. 2015-10-15 - IPO
Atlanta, Georgia · www.firstdata.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Workfront, Inc. 2019-03-13 Atiim, Inc. 2019-10-15 1
Lehi, Utah · www.workfront.com Boston, Massachusetts · www.atiim.com
MModal, Inc. 2012-07-02 MModal, Inc. - Technology Business 2018-12-19 1
Franklin, Tennessee · www.mmodal.com Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ravn Air Group 2015-08-03 Peninsula Airways, Inc. 2018-10-05 1
Anchorage, Alaska · www.flyravn.com Anchorage, Arkansas · www.penair.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 3 (50%) 280M (20%) 4 (21%) 280M (1%)
Information Technology 1 (17%) 1.1B (80%) 3 (16%) 1.1B (4%)
Software - - 3 (16%) -
Financial Services - - 2 (11%) 29.0B (95%)
Consumer Products - - 1 (5%) -
Information Services - - 1 (5%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (5%) -
Restaurants 1 (17%) - 1 (5%) -
Retail - - 1 (5%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (5%) -
Transportation 1 (17%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 6 $1.4B 19 $30.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 6 (100%) 1.4B (100%) 19 (100%) 30.4B (100%)
  California - - 3 (16%) -
  Utah 1 (17%) 280M (20%) 2 (11%) 280M (1%)
  New York 1 (17%) - 2 (11%) -
  Colorado 1 (17%) - 2 (11%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (11%) -
  Tennessee 1 (17%) 1.1B (80%) 1 (5%) 1.1B (4%)
  New Jersey 1 (17%) - 1 (5%) -
  Alaska 1 (17%) - 1 (5%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (5%) 29.0B (95%)
  North Carolina - - 1 (5%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (5%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (5%) -
  Florida - - 1 (5%) -
Total 6 $1.4B 19 $30.4B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture - - 6 (32%) -
Recapitalization 1 (17%) - 3 (16%) -
Going Private 1 (17%) 1.1B (80%) 2 (11%) 30.1B (99%)
Growth Capital 1 (17%) - 2 (11%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (17%) - 2 (11%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (17%) 280M (20%) 1 (5%) 280M (1%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (17%) - 1 (5%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (5%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (5%) -
Total 6 $1.4B 19 $30.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 5 (38%) 566M (92%)
IPO 4 (31%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (23%) 51M (8%)
Trade Sale 1 (8%) -
Total 13 $617M

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $30.1B
$100M to $1B 1 $280M
TOTAL $30.4B
Largest First Data Corp.
$29.0B (2007-09-24)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $566M
< $100M 1 $51M
TOTAL $617M
Largest Corelle Brands LLC
$566M (2016-04-19)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
75%
3 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
1 25%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
56%
5 56%
Strategic(s)
44%
4 44%

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