What is a Bolt-On Company?

SDE Definition (1)

Bolt-On Company...AKA Tuck-In or Add-On

Dictionary Definition

A bolt-on acquisition refers to a company that is added by a private equity (PE) firm to one of its platform companies, usually in the same line of business, that presents a strategic value.  

Plain English

This is a smaller investment for a PEG and could be of any revenue or EBITDA size, as long as it presents a synergistic value to the platform company.


Why it Matters to You

For a smaller company, we would target PEGs that have an existing platform in the industry and perform research to show the potential synergies between the two companies.


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