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 an American growth equity firm that invests in businesses related to the information economy. The company operates out of offices in Boston, MA and San Francisco, CA.[1] The company focuses on Software & Information Services; Internet & Digital Media; and Communications, Media & Entertainment, and typical equity investments range from $25 – $100 million.[citation needed]

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.[2] 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.[3] Spectrum Equity has raised seven private equity funds since its founding, totaling $5.7billion of capital.[citation needed]

Investments[edit]

Since its founding Spectrum Equity has invested in over 120 companies, including:

Software & Information Services:[4]

Internet & Digital Media:[4]

Communication, Media & Entertainment:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.spectrumequity.com/contact
  2. ^ http://www.spectrumequity.com/team/investment-professionals-by-position/position?id=1092
  3. ^ http://www.spectrumequity.com/team/investment-professionals-by-position/position?id=1093
  4. ^ a b c http://www.spectrumequity.com/investments
  5. ^ http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2011/12/16/227829.htm
  6. ^ http://www.spectrumequity.com/news/press-releases/press-release/?Id=1363
  7. ^ http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120628005412/en/finalsite-Announces-Investment-Spectrum-Equity
  8. ^ http://www.billingworld.com/articles/2001/05/financial-watch-convergys-brings-geneva-into-the.aspx
  9. ^ http://www.healthmedx.com/company/news/11-12-14/Spectrum_Equity_Investors_and_Trident_Capital_Announce_Acquisition_of_HealthMEDX.aspx
  10. ^ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/verisign-completes-acquisition-of-ho-systems-75899432.html
  11. ^ http://news.cnet.com/VeriSign-to-buy-Illuminet-for-1.2-billion/2100-1033_3-273376.html
  12. ^ http://www.tradestation.com/about-us/press-and-news/current/2011-11-16
  13. ^ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases-test/jack-henry--associates-to-acquire-ipay-technologies-93060994.html
  14. ^ http://www.google.com/press/ita/
  15. ^ http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/24/idUS243301+24-Mar-2011+MW20110324
  16. ^ http://www.networkworld.com/edge/news/2004/0209juniscreen.html
  17. ^ http://www.woundexpert.com/about/spectrum_net_health_press_release.asp
  18. ^ http://www.spectrumequity.com/news/press-releases/press-release/?Id=1376
  19. ^ http://www.rbj.net/print_article.asp?aID=187477
  20. ^ http://www.geekwire.com/2013/aerial-merger-pictometry-eagleview-combine-create-100m-company/
  21. ^ http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2011/september/qtc-acquisition.html
  22. ^ https://dealbook.nytimes.com/2010/03/01/msci-buys-riskmetrics-for-1-55-billion/
  23. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A50577-2004Jul14.html
  24. ^ 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
  25. ^ http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/16/idUS239556+16-May-2011+PRN20110516
  26. ^ http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/18/exactbidma-spectrum-equity-idUSL1N0U13KO20141218
  27. ^ https://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203406404578071390645955994.html
  28. ^ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/animoto-completes-25-million-financing-led-by-spectrum-equity-investors-124701038.html
  29. ^ http://www.pehub.com/79256/demand-media-files-for-ipo/
  30. ^ http://www.iselect.com.au/about-iselect/media/media_release.jsp
  31. ^ https://finance.yahoo.com/news/Jagex-Limited-Receives-Growth-iw-741988616.html
  32. ^ http://allthingsd.com/20130115/lynda-com-raises-a-whopping-103m-in-first-outside-funding-for-video-lessons/
  33. ^ http://blog.leadcritic.com/company-news/bankrate-company-news/bankrate-inks-netquote-and-creditcard-com-purchase-for-350m
  34. ^ http://www.aramark.com/pressroom/pressreleases/aramark-spectrum-seamlessweb.aspx
  35. ^ "Why this SurveyMonkey exec left the Bay Area for a fast-growing Seattle startup". geekwire.com. 2016-04-15. Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  36. ^ http://www.pehub.com/167211/spectrum-equity-invests-25-mln-weddingwire/
  37. ^ http://www.investor.amctheatres.com/releasedetail.cfm?releaseid=675080
  38. ^ http://www.wirelessnetworksonline.com/doc/SpectraSite-to-Acquire-Apex-Site-Management-0001
  39. ^ http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/588faad0-dd3c-11e0-b4f2-00144feabdc0.html
  40. ^ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/joint-announcement-by-cbd-media-llc-and-local-insight-media-llc-53789882.html
  41. ^ http://www.spectrumequity.com/news/press-releases/press-release/?Id=1415
  42. ^ http://www.bnamericas.com/news/telecommunications/Spectrum_Equity_Investors_acquires_Choice_Cable_TV
  43. ^ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases-test/spectrum-equity-investors-takes-majority-stake-in-classic-media-americas-largest-independent-family-entertainment-company-54208397.html
  44. ^ http://www.lawdragon.com/images/uploads/pdf/latham_spectrum_121506.pdf
  45. ^ http://www.spectrumequity.com/news/press-releases/press-release/?Id=1403
  46. ^ http://www.spectrumequity.com/news/press-releases/press-release/?Id=1406
  47. ^ http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-corporation-to-acquire-patriot-media
  48. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/stories/2002/08/26/daily10.html
  49. ^ 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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