This article directly stems from the research process for our global private equity investors database. Based on this list and our advanced keyword crawler technology, we created a list of private equity investors that mention software-related keywords on their website. The list – offered as an Excel file – is perfectly suited to get in touch with the most relevant investors in the field.
1. Permira I.P Limited (London)
Permira is a global investment firm based in London. The company has its focus on buyout, growth equity, and credit funds which have total committed capital of 77 billion €. The success of Permira relies on its expertise in specific sectors like technology, consumer, healthcare, and services for more than 35 years. Regarding the software sector, Permira supports for example the leading group of enterprise resource planning software providers DL Software since 2016.
2. Apax Partners (London)
Apax Partners is considered one of the oldest and largest international operating private equity companies. While concentrating on the sectors: Tech, Business Services, Healthcare, and Internet/Consumer the firm still maintains the importance of sustainability as they have collected over 130 ESG KPIs. Furthermore, Apax sees software proliferation as an important factor in the transforming economy. As a consequence, the firm concentrates on building sub-sector champions in software and continues to partner up with various software companies such as Bonterra, Duck Creek Technologies, and others.
3. BC Partners (London)
The London-based company BC Partners counts as one of the largest European private equity firms. As a result of 128 investments in 18 different countries BC Partners has reached a total enterprise value of more than 161 billion €. With BC Partners X, the private equity company raised one of the largest buyout funds in 2018. In October 2019 BC partners acquired Advanced Computer Software Group Ltd with a transaction value of 2 billion £. Advanced is considered the third largest software provider in the UK.
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