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Endurance International Group - Acquisition Valuations

    A few weeks ago, the Endurance International Group released an S-1 filing for a planned IPO of its Common Stock.  The S-1 has a lot of great information on Endurance, its operations and the many acquisitions it has completed.  I'd like to highlight two of their acquisitions here.

        The first was the purchase of Endurance itself on December 22, 2011 (referred to in the S1 as the Sponsor Acquisition.)  An investor group purchased Endurance by paying approximately $683 million in cash, securities and other consideration, and assuming liabilites of approximately $459 million resulting in a total value of approximately $1.14 billion.  Based on calendar 2011 results, this works out to roughly 6.0x revenue and 12.2x EBITDA.   (One note of caution: Using trailing twelve-month revenues/EBITDA may produce higher multiples than the actual multiples the transaction was completed at as Endurance is a rapidly growing company and the purchasers would have based the valuation on the revenues and EBITDA of the company at the time of the purchase.)

        The second transaction was Endurance's purchase of Hostgator on July 13, 2012. Endurance paid approximately $300 million in cash and assumed liabilites of approximately $21.8 million resulting in a total value of approximately $321.6 million.  Annualizing Hostgators results for the first 6.5 months of 2012, results in multiples of roughly 2.4x revenue and 7.5x EBITDA. 

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Cheval Capital, Inc.

Disclaimer: This post is for general information purposes and is not meant to be taken as financial advice, a recommendation to buy or sell the stocks mentioned above, a comprehensive discussion of valuation or how to do the calculations discussed. Please be sure to consult your financial advisors when valuing your company, considering the sale of your business or making other financial decisions.