Liquidity: The Q2 2018 MN Tech M&A Review



15 M&A transactions concerning Minnesota tech companies were counted from April 1 – June 30, 2018 (Q2). Below is a list of each of those specific deals, as well as some aggregate/meta analysis.

Thank you to local M&A pro’s Franklin Partners for underwriting this research.

The largest financially disclosed deal: Deluxe + LogoMix ($43m)

Minnesota buyer deals: 7

Minnesota seller deals: 8

Minnesota:Minnesota deals: 0

Minnesota Tech Startups acquired: 3 (RedBrick, FlipGrid, MyAlerts)

The Deals of Q2 (contact us for detailed data dating back to 2010)

Date Headline
4/3/2018 Emc School Expands Computer Literacy Offerings With Acquisition Of Zulama
4/13/18 Credly Buys Pearson’s Acclaim Badging Business
4/18/18 Mankato’s Neutral Path Communications Bought By Boulder-Based Zayo
4/11/18 Burnsville BI Firm DTN Buys New York-Based EMI
5/2/18 Perforce Continues With Its DevOps-Driven Acquisition Streak
5/9/2018 Deluxe Buys Boston-Based LogoMix for $43m
5/11/2018 Minneapolis’ Logic PD Has Been Sold To St. Louis-Based Compass Group
5/21/2018 [UPDATED] RedBrick Health Bought Up By Marlin, Merges With Virgin Pulse & Moves HQ To Rhode Island
5/14/2018 Bain & Company Buys Minneapolis Digital Agency FRWD
6/11/2018 TT Electronics Buys 160 Person Brooklyn Center Tech Firm Precision
6/13/2018 St. Cloud-Based Marco Buys Another Tech Company
6/18/2018 Microsoft Extends Education Push With Acquisition Of Flipgrid
6/20/2018 Faribault Firm KGPCo Buys Canadian Assets From Hutton
6/20/2018 Doug Berg’s VC-Backed MyAlerts Purchased By Austin Firm Think3
6/25/2018 St. Cloud-Based Netgain Buys iManaged Solutions In Huntington Beach, CA