Francisco Partners is a private equity firm focused exclusively on investments in technology and technology-enabled services. Specific areas of interest include semiconductors, capital equipment, electronics components, systems and manufacturing, IT services and business process outsourcing, communications, security and enterprise applications, and infrastructure software. Prospective investment situations include divisional buyouts, growth equity financings, acquisitions of private companies, sponsored mergers and acquisitions, and take-privates. Francisco Partners looks for opportunities with enterprise values ranging from $20 million to $2 billion. Francisco Partners was formed in 1999 and has offices in San Francisco, California and London.
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In the last 3 years, Francisco Partners has acquired 10 companies. It has also invested in 7 others.
Francisco Partners’ most common sectors for investment are software (38%) and information technology (22%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (23%) and growth capital (23%). In total, Francisco Partners has invested in 22 US states and 9 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2018 when it acquired VeriFone Systems for $3.4B.
In the last 3 years, Francisco Partners has exited 14 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (62%). Francisco Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold CoverMyMeds for $1.4B.
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