Spectrum Equity

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Spectrum Equity
Private
IndustryPrivate Equity, Growth Equity
Founded1994
HeadquartersBoston, Massachusetts, U.S
San Francisco, California, U.S
ProductsGrowth capital, Recapitalizations
Total assets$7 billion
Websitewww.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 eight private equity funds since its founding, totaling $7 billion 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]

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  2. ^ "Team - Spectrum Equity". www.spectrumequity.com.
  3. ^ "Team - Spectrum Equity". www.spectrumequity.com.
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  5. ^ "Arrowhead in San Diego to be Acquired by Brown & Brown". 16 December 2011.
  6. ^ Ha, Anthony (Jul 12, 2017). "Bitly sells a majority stake to Spectrum Equity for $63M". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  7. ^ "News - Spectrum Equity". www.spectrumequity.com.
  8. ^ "finalsite Announces Investment from Spectrum Equity".
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  21. ^ "Aerial merger: Pictometry, EagleView combine to create $100M company". 8 January 2013.
  22. ^ "Releases".
  23. ^ Dealbook. "MSCI Buys RiskMetrics for $1.55 Billion".
  24. ^ "LexisNexis To Buy Seisint For $775 Million (TechNews.com)". www.washingtonpost.com.
  25. ^ Plc, Trintech Group. "Trintech Group Plc Announces That the Acquisition of the Company by Spectrum Equity Investors is Now Effective".
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  27. ^ Baker, Liana B. "Spectrum Equity to buy real estate software company ExactBid-sources".
  28. ^ Dezember, Ryan. "Ancestry.com Sets $1.6 Billion Deal". WSJ.
  29. ^ "Animoto Completes $25 Million Financing Led by Spectrum Equity Investors". www.prnewswire.com.
  30. ^ "Demand Media Files for IPO - PE Hub". 8 August 2010.
  31. ^ "Media Releases – iSelect". www.iselect.com.au.
  32. ^ "Jagex Limited Receives Growth Investment from New Investors, Spectrum Equity Investors and the Raine Group, and Returning Investor, Insight Venture Partners".
  33. ^ "Lynda.com Raises a Whopping $103M in First Outside Funding for Video Lessons".
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  35. ^ "404 - Aramark". www.aramark.com.
  36. ^ "Why this SurveyMonkey exec left the Bay Area for a fast-growing Seattle startup". geekwire.com. 2016-04-15. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  37. ^ "Spectrum Equity Invests $25 Mln in WeddingWire - PE Hub". 25 September 2012.
  38. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-21. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  39. ^ "SpectraSite to Acquire Apex Site Management". www.wirelessnetworksonline.com.
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  42. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  43. ^ "Spectrum Equity Investors acquires Choice Cable TV - BNamericas". 2 January 2008.
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  46. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
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  48. ^ "Comcast Corporation To Acquire Patriot Media". corporate.comcast.com.
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