General Atlantic LLC is a large private equity firm that invests globally in growth-oriented public and private companies. Broad areas of interest include financial services, media and consumer, healthcare, enterprise solutions, communications and electronics, and energy. General Atlantic looks to invest €40 to €400 million in transactions that support growth, expansions, buy-outs, consolidations and build-ups. General Atlantic seeks to make 8 to 12 investments per year with an investment horizon of five to ten years. The Firm's geographic coverage spans North America; Europe; Asia/Pacific; and India. General Atlantic was formed in 1980 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut with additional offices in New York City, Palo Alto, London, Dusseldorf, Mumbai, and Hong Kong.
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In the last 3 years, General Atlantic has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 23 others.
General Atlantic’s most common sectors for investment are internet software and services (18%) and business services (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (45%) and stake purchase (12%). In total, General Atlantic has invested in 20 US states and 25 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Gavilon for $2.8B.
In the last 3 years, General Atlantic has exited 14 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (42%). General Atlantic’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold AppDynamics for $3.7B.
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