Spectrum Equity

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Spectrum Equity
Private
Industry Private Equity, Growth Equity
Founded 1994
Headquarters Boston, Massachusetts, U.S San Francisco, California, U.S
Products Growth capital, Recapitalizations
Total assets $5.7 billion
Website www.spectrumequity.com

Spectrum Equity is a growth equity firm, investing in businesses focused on the information economy. The firm’s partners have worked together for an average of 15 years,[1] leading a team operating out of offices in Boston, MA and San Francisco, CA. The firm’s sectors of focus include: Software & Information Services; Internet & Digital Media; and Communications, Media & Entertainment. Spectrum Equity seeks out companies which have defensible and sustainable business models with strong recurring revenue, significant operating leverage, strong cash flow margins, and franchise customer loyalty.[2] Typical equity investments range from $25 – $100 million,[1] and the firm is comfortable as either a minority or majority owner in companies. Spectrum Equity has invested in companies that are category leaders across North America, Western Europe, and Australia.

In addition to providing equity capital for growth and liquidity, Spectrum Equity plays a prominent role in helping its portfolio companies in the implementation of their business plans. As members of the board of directors for each of their portfolio companies, the Spectrum Equity team helps with strategic decisions, capital market transactions, recruitment of talent, the identification of acquisitions, and product initiatives.

History[edit]

Founded in 1993 by Brion Applegate and William Collatos, Spectrum Equity raised its first fund in May 1994. Applegate had been a general partner of funds managed by Burr, Egan, Deleage, & Co.[3] Collatos began his private equity career at TA Associates where he was a general partner before leaving to become a founding general partner of its spin-off, Media Communications Partners.[4] Spectrum Equity has raised seven private equity funds since its founding, totaling $5.7[1] billion of capital.

Investments[edit]

Since its founding Spectrum Equity has invested in over 100 companies, including:

Software & Information Services:[5]

Internet & Digital Media:[5]

Communication, Media & Entertainment:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.spectrumequity.com/about/
  2. ^ http://www.spectrumequity.com/investment-approach/
  3. ^ http://www.spectrumequity.com/team/investment-professionals-by-position/position?id=1092
  4. ^ http://www.spectrumequity.com/team/investment-professionals-by-position/position?id=1093
  5. ^ a b c http://www.spectrumequity.com/investments
  6. ^ http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2011/12/16/227829.htm
  7. ^ http://www.spectrumequity.com/news/press-releases/press-release/?Id=1363
  8. ^ http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120628005412/en/finalsite-Announces-Investment-Spectrum-Equity
  9. ^ http://www.billingworld.com/articles/2001/05/financial-watch-convergys-brings-geneva-into-the.aspx
  10. ^ http://www.healthmedx.com/company/news/11-12-14/Spectrum_Equity_Investors_and_Trident_Capital_Announce_Acquisition_of_HealthMEDX.aspx
  11. ^ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/verisign-completes-acquisition-of-ho-systems-75899432.html
  12. ^ http://news.cnet.com/VeriSign-to-buy-Illuminet-for-1.2-billion/2100-1033_3-273376.html
  13. ^ http://www.tradestation.com/about-us/press-and-news/current/2011-11-16
  14. ^ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases-test/jack-henry--associates-to-acquire-ipay-technologies-93060994.html
  15. ^ http://www.google.com/press/ita/
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  17. ^ http://www.networkworld.com/edge/news/2004/0209juniscreen.html
  18. ^ http://www.woundexpert.com/about/spectrum_net_health_press_release.asp
  19. ^ http://www.spectrumequity.com/news/press-releases/press-release/?Id=1376
  20. ^ http://www.rbj.net/print_article.asp?aID=187477
  21. ^ http://www.geekwire.com/2013/aerial-merger-pictometry-eagleview-combine-create-100m-company/
  22. ^ http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2011/september/qtc-acquisition.html
  23. ^ http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2010/03/01/msci-buys-riskmetrics-for-1-55-billion/
  24. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A50577-2004Jul14.html
  25. ^ http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2011/01/04/437088/210240/en/Trintech-Group-Plc-Announces-That-the-Acquisition-of-the-Company-by-Spectrum-Equity-Investors-is-Now-Effective.html
  26. ^ http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/16/idUS239556+16-May-2011+PRN20110516
  27. ^ http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/18/exactbidma-spectrum-equity-idUSL1N0U13KO20141218
  28. ^ http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203406404578071390645955994.html
  29. ^ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/animoto-completes-25-million-financing-led-by-spectrum-equity-investors-124701038.html
  30. ^ http://www.pehub.com/79256/demand-media-files-for-ipo/
  31. ^ http://www.iselect.com.au/about-iselect/media/media_release.jsp
  32. ^ http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Jagex-Limited-Receives-Growth-iw-741988616.html
  33. ^ http://allthingsd.com/20130115/lynda-com-raises-a-whopping-103m-in-first-outside-funding-for-video-lessons/
  34. ^ http://blog.leadcritic.com/company-news/bankrate-company-news/bankrate-inks-netquote-and-creditcard-com-purchase-for-350m
  35. ^ http://www.aramark.com/pressroom/pressreleases/aramark-spectrum-seamlessweb.aspx
  36. ^ http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/04/20/idUS151480+20-Apr-2009+BW20090420
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  38. ^ http://www.investor.amctheatres.com/releasedetail.cfm?releaseid=675080
  39. ^ http://www.wirelessnetworksonline.com/doc/SpectraSite-to-Acquire-Apex-Site-Management-0001
  40. ^ http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/588faad0-dd3c-11e0-b4f2-00144feabdc0.html
  41. ^ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/joint-announcement-by-cbd-media-llc-and-local-insight-media-llc-53789882.html
  42. ^ http://www.spectrumequity.com/news/press-releases/press-release/?Id=1415
  43. ^ http://www.bnamericas.com/news/telecommunications/Spectrum_Equity_Investors_acquires_Choice_Cable_TV
  44. ^ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases-test/spectrum-equity-investors-takes-majority-stake-in-classic-media-americas-largest-independent-family-entertainment-company-54208397.html
  45. ^ http://www.lawdragon.com/images/uploads/pdf/latham_spectrum_121506.pdf
  46. ^ http://www.spectrumequity.com/news/press-releases/press-release/?Id=1403
  47. ^ http://www.spectrumequity.com/news/press-releases/press-release/?Id=1406
  48. ^ http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-corporation-to-acquire-patriot-media
  49. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/stories/2002/08/26/daily10.html
  50. ^ http://www.lightower.com/news/press-releases/lightower-closes-merger-with-sidera-networks-to-form-one-of-the-largest-pure-play-fiber-providers-in-u-s-networking-market/

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