Spectrum Equity Investors

Industry: Private Equity

Annual Revenue Estimate: $100m+

AUM: $3bn-$5bn

Email Convention: [email protected]


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Company Details

Founded in 1994, we have raised six investment funds representing $4.7 billion of private equity capital. We seek opportunities in businesses with common economic characteristics: recurring revenue, significant operating leverage, healthy operating margins, strong free cash flow, and franchise customer loyalty. Our investment activity is focused on business services, entertainment, communications, information services, media, and related growth sectors.

The companies in which we invest are leaders in their industries, have well-established business models, are run by experienced management teams, and have significant opportunities for future growth either organically, through acquisition, or both. Our investment activity includes private companies, public companies, and divisions of larger companies. We invest, either as a minority or majority investor, providing equity capital in a wide variety of transactions including:

Leveraged buyouts
Recapitalizations and dividends
Acquisition financings
Secondary share purchases

We typically invest between $25 million - $100 million per investment and are capable of underwriting much larger equity amounts in conjunction with our limited partners. Our business model and industry focus allows us to respond quickly to opportunities, invest comfortably in a wide variety of investment structures, and provide value to our companies and their management teams as an active member of the board of directors.

Our investment professionals operate from offices in Boston, Massachusetts and Menlo Park, California, and we invest across North America and Western Europe. If you are an owner of, manager of, or an advisor to a company that fits our investment strategy, we would like to discuss how we can be helpful to you.



Menlo Park

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333 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, United States


Boston Office

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One International Place, Boston, MA, 02110, United States


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