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Symphony Technology Group

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Symphony Technology Group
Company typePrivate company
HeadquartersMenlo Park, California, U.S.[1]

Symphony Technology Group (STG) is an American private equity firm based in Menlo Park, California.[1] Its Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer is William Chisholm who co-founded the firm with Bryan Taylor and Dr. Romesh Wadhwani in 2002.


The company has investments in the following companies:[2]

  • Connexity (formerly Shopzilla)
  • eProductivity Software (Split from EFI)
  • Erecruit (formerly Bond International Software / TempBuddy / Erecruit)[3]
  • Evidera
  • Symphony Talent
  • Jobrapido
  • AFS Technologies
  • First Advantage
  • Iptor (formerly International Business Systems)
  • ImpactRX
  • IRI (formerly SymphonyIRI)
  • Trellix (formed by merging McAfee Enterprise and FireEye Products)
  • MSC Software
  • Dodge Data & Analytics
  • Poplicus
  • Source Healthcare Analytics
  • SUMMIT Software Inc.
  • Symphony RetailAI, containing the business units Symphony EYC and Symphony GOLD (from the acquisition of Aldata and EYC)
  • Symphony Advanced Media
  • Winshuttle
  • RSA Security
  • Avid Technology


STG acquired McGraw-Hill Construction from McGraw-Hill Financial for US$320 million on September 22, 2014.[4] The acquisition includes Engineering News-Record, Architectural Record, Dodge and Sweet's.[5] McGraw-Hill Construction has been renamed Dodge Data & Analytics.[6]

On February 17, 2020, Dell Technologies sold its RSA Security business to a group led by STG in an all-cash transaction for $2.075 billion.[7]

In March 2021, STG acquired McAfee Enterprise for $4 billion.[8] On June 2, 2021, FireEye announced the sale of key software technologies to Symphony for $1.2 billion, while retaining the services business under the Mandiant name. FireEye bought Mandiant for around the same price.[9] On January 18, 2022, Symphony announced the launch of Trellix, an extended detection and response company, which is a combination of FireEye and the McAfee enterprise business.[10] In January 2022, STG announced the McAfee Enterprise security service edge (SSE) business would operate as a separate company to be known as Skyhigh Security. The cloud security company is headquartered in San Jose, California, and led by CEO Gee Rittenhouse.[11]

On January 5, 2022, EFI split off its software business, creating eProductivity Software, which was sold to STG.[12] In March 2023, a private equity consortium led by STG agreed to acquire Momentive Global Inc. in an all-cash deal valued at $1.5 billion.[13]

In June 2023, STG acquired SurveyMonkey, an experience management company, based in San Mateo, California, in an $1.5 billion all-cash transaction.[14][15]

On July 7, 2023, Wrike announced it was being acquired by STG for an undisclosed amount.

On August 10, 2023, STG announced it was acquiring Avid (a Burlington, Mass.-based company that makes Sibelius, Pro Tools, Media Composer, and other products for the audio, video, and media industries) in a $1.4 billion deal.



  1. ^ a b "Company website". Retrieved 2022-04-11.
  2. ^ "Portfolio". Symphony Technology Group. Retrieved 2021-06-03.
  3. ^ "Erecruit™, Bond International Software and TempBuddy Combine Under the Erecruit Name Bringing Together the Industry's Most Complete Global Staffing Solutions". Cision PR Newswire. 2018-01-16.
  4. ^ Staley, Eddie (September 22, 2014). "McGraw Hill Financial To Sell McGraw Hill Construction To Symphony Technology Group For $320M In Cash". Benzinga. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  5. ^ McGraw Hill Sells ENR and Construction Group to Equity Investor
  6. ^ Maidenberg, Micah (December 14, 2014). "Best year since 2008 for construction industry". Crain's Chicago Business. Dodge Data & Analytics, a data provider formerly known as McGraw-Hill Construction
  7. ^ "Dell Sells RSA to Consortium Led by Symphony Technology Group". techcrunch.com. 18 February 2020. Retrieved February 15, 2022.
  8. ^ "McAfee Enterprise and FireEye are now called Trellix". zdnet.com. Retrieved February 15, 2022.
  9. ^ "FireEye Announces Sale of FireEye Products Business to Symphony Technology Group for $1.2 Billion". FireEye. 2021-06-02.
  10. ^ "McAfee Enterprise and FireEye combo is now Trellix". itworldcanada.com. 27 January 2022. Retrieved February 15, 2022.
  11. ^ "McAfee Enterprise cloud security biz relaunches as Skyhigh". venturebeat.com. 22 March 2022. Retrieved July 12, 2022.
  12. ^ https://www.prnewswire.com/in/news-releases/eproductivity-software-becomes-an-independent-company-after-being-acquired-by-symphony-technology-group-stg-from-electronics-for-imaging-efi--818728536.html, Archived 2022-01-05 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Mathews, Eva (13 March 2023). "SurveyMonkey owner Momentive Global to be taken private in $1.5 bln deal". Reuters.
  14. ^ Dorbian, Iris (2023-06-01). "STG-led investor group completes take-private $1.5bn acquisition of Momentive". PE Hub. Retrieved 2024-06-06.
  15. ^ "Paul Hastings Has a Strong Summer on Market Leading Transactions | Paul Hastings LLP". www.paulhastings.com. Retrieved 2024-06-06.
  16. ^ "Harman acquires Romesh Wadhwani group's Symphony Teleca for $780mn". Business Standard. January 24, 2015.