Citron Capital LLC (extinct)

Citron Capital LLC (extinct)

Citron Capital LLC (extinct)

Date Founded



1 Market Street,35th floor,San Francisco, CA 94105-1101

Type of Company



Private Equity & Venture Capital
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

Citron Capital's investment activities include venture capital investments, acquisitions and growth capital financing.Approximately 40% of Citron's capital base is allocated to venture capital investments in early-, mid- and later-stage companies. Within that allocation, venture investments are evenly divided between technology and media/communications. About 45-50% of their venture investments are in information technology, primarily business applications, enterprise solutions (and related areas), infrastructure software, information technology services and business process/services outsourcing. Another 45-50% of Citron's venture investments are in the broad communications and media domain including data, voice, wireless and information technology, solutions, media production and distribution and communications systems, software and services. Citron maintains limited and opportunistic exposure in industrial, consumer and clean technology and energy-oriented companies that they find attractive on a special situations basis.Citron's Venture Buyout and Acquisitions group targets underperforming and non-core businesses, product lines and divisions from public and private companies in the software, services, devices and broad communications and media sectors. Around 40% of Citron's capital is allocated to venture buyout and acquisitions activities. The firm's target acquisition size is between $10 million and $100 million however, larger and smaller transactions are considered. The firm often directly acquires a company's out-of-favor, orphaned or underappreciated assets. Citron also acquires stand-alone businesses or divested subsidiaries whose value can be enhanced by restructuring their debt or operations, a combination with other Citron Capital portfolio companies, the development and execution of new strategic initiatives and/or a refocusing of attention and resources upon certain proven core competencies.Regarding Citron's growth capital activities, they seek to invest in companies that have reached or are fast approaching critical inflection Regarding Citron's growth capital activities, they seek mature or maturing businesses that have demonstrated clear market leadership or possess the characteristics of becoming market leaders. Those characteristics may include deep technology assets, robust product histories and/or defensible service offerings, a loyal customer base, extensive management expertise or strong distribution capabilities.

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