Insight Venture Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Insight Venture Partners has acquired 8 companies. It has also invested in 12 others.

Insight Venture Partners’ most common sectors for investment are software (41%) and internet software and services (26%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (30%) and secondary buyout (23%). In total, Insight Venture Partners has invested in 17 US states and 10 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2021 when it acquired CoreLogic for $6.0B.

In the last 3 years, Insight Venture Partners has exited 19 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (40%). Insight Venture Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Turnitin for $1.8B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity91
    • M&A Buy Activity67
    • M&A Sell Activity24
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 37
  • M&A Advisors 9

Insight Venture Partners

1114 Avenue of the Americas, 36th Floor,
New York, New York 10036
United States
(212) 230-9200
www.insightpartners.com
growth@insightpartners.com

Insight Venture Partners is a venture capital and private equity firm focused on investing in and acquiring growth-stage software, internet, and data services companies. Insight Venture Partners was formed in 1995 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Information Services, Internet Software and Services, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (6.2/yr) # 36 11 12 5 2 1 67
vol $1.8B $2.3B $780M $1.1B $6.0B $12.0B
Sell (4.2/yr) # 4 2 9 5 3 2 25
vol $130M $43M $1.8B $1.2B $3.1B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Thycotic Software LLC 2021-03-02 - Secondary Buyout
Washington, District of Columbia · www.thycotic.com
CoreLogic, Inc. 2021-02-04 6.0B USD Going Private
Irvine, California · www.corelogic.com
Gainsight, Inc. 2020-11-30 - Secondary Buyout
San Francisco, California · www.gainsight.com
Seated Technologies, Inc. 2020-08-18 - Acquisition Financing
New York, New York · www.seatedapp.io
ETrawler Unlimited Co. 2020-05-19 - Secondary Buyout
Dublin, Ireland · www.cartrawler.com
Checkmarx 2020-03-16 1.2B USD Secondary Buyout
Greenwood Village, Colorado · www.checkmarx.com
Armis, Inc. 2020-01-06 1.1B USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Palo Alto, California · www.armis.com
5nine Software, Inc. 2019-12-10 - Add-on Acquisition
West Palm Beach, New Jersey · www.5nine.com
hundred 2019-11-07 - Venture
Berlin, Germany · www.joinhundred.com
commercetools GmbH 2019-10-21 - Divestiture
Munich, Germany · www.commercetools.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Diligent Corp. 2016-02-14 STEELE Compliance Solutions, Inc. 2021-02-25 5
New York, New York · www.diligent.com San Francisco, California · www.steeleglobal.com
Professional Datasolutions, Inc. 2016-05-24 Cybera, Inc. 2020-12-08 17
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.pdisoftware.com Franklin, Tennessee · www.cybera.com
Professional Datasolutions, Inc. 2016-05-24 ControlScan, Inc. - Managed Security Services 2020-12-08 16
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.pdisoftware.com Alpharetta, Georgia
EPiServer Group AB 2018-09-06 Idio Ltd. 2019-11-18 3
Stockholm, Sweden · www.episerver.com London, United Kingdom · www.idio.ai
Bullhorn, Inc. 2017-10-23 Erecruit Holdings LLC 2019-10-01 6
Boston, Massachusetts · www.bullhorn.com Boston, Massachusetts · www.erecruit.com
Resolve Systems LLC 2017-05-24 FixStream Networks, Inc. 2019-08-20 1
Irvine, California · www.resolvesystems.com San Jose, California · www.fixstream.com
Illuminate Education, Inc. 2018-07-03 Key Data Systems 2018-07-03 5
Irvine, California · www.illuminateed.com Lake Elsinore, California · www.keydatasys.com
Illuminate Education, Inc. 2018-07-03 IO Education LLC 2018-07-03 4
Irvine, California · www.illuminateed.com Atlanta, Georgia · www.ioeducation.com
Veeam Software 2013-07-30 N2W Software, Inc. 2018-01-16 2
Baar, Switzerland · www.veeam.com West Palm Beach, Florida · www.n2ws.com
Bullhorn, Inc. 2017-10-23 Peoplenet Corp. 2017-11-29 5
Boston, Massachusetts · www.bullhorn.com Atlanta, Georgia · www.peoplenet.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 14 (33%) 1.1B (10%) 27 (40%) 1.4B (11%)
Internet Software and Services 10 (24%) - 17 (25%) 752M (6%)
Information Technology 11 (26%) 3.7B (34%) 15 (22%) 3.7B (31%)
Information Services 1 (2%) 6.0B (56%) 2 (3%) 6.2B (52%)
E-Commerce 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Gaming 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Life Science 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Retail 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 42 $10.8B 67 $12.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 29 (69%) 9.6B (89%) 52 (78%) 10.8B (90%)
  California 10 (24%) 7.1B (66%) 17 (25%) 8.1B (68%)
  Florida 4 (10%) - 6 (9%) -
  New York 5 (12%) 1.7B (16%) 5 (7%) 1.7B (14%)
  Massachusetts 2 (5%) 780M (7%) 5 (7%) 780M (7%)
  Texas 1 (2%) - 3 (4%) 165M (1%)
  Georgia 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
  District of Columbia 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
  Colorado 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
  New Jersey - - 2 (3%) -
  Michigan 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Tennessee 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Ohio 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (1%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (1%) -
  Washington - - 1 (1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
Ireland 1 (2%) - 3 (4%) -
Sweden 2 (5%) 1.2B (11%) 2 (3%) 1.2B (10%)
United Kingdom 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Germany 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Switzerland 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Canada 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Ontario 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Denmark 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Hong Kong 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Slovenia 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 42 $10.8B 67 $12.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 13 (31%) - 20 (30%) -
Secondary Buyout 6 (14%) 1.2B (11%) 15 (22%) 2.1B (17%)
Growth Capital 8 (19%) - 14 (21%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (12%) 1.9B (17%) 5 (7%) 1.9B (16%)
Going Private 3 (7%) 7.7B (72%) 4 (6%) 8.0B (67%)
Divestiture 2 (5%) - 3 (4%) -
Consolidation 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Recapitalization 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 42 $10.8B 67 $12.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 11 (44%) 1.2B (37%)
Trade Sale 6 (24%) 1.8B (58%)
IPO 3 (12%) -
Merger 2 (8%) -
Divestiture 1 (4%) 130M (4%)
Recapitalization 1 (4%) -
SPAC 1 (4%) -
Total 25 $3.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Evercore Group LLC
3
William Blair & Co. LLC
1
Morgan Stanley
1
Legal Deals
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
7
Goodwin Procter LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $9.4B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.6B
TOTAL $12.0B
Largest CoreLogic, Inc.
$6.0B (2021-02-04)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $2.9B
$100M to $1B 1 $130M
< $100M 1 $43M
TOTAL $3.1B
Largest Turnitin LLC
$1.8B (2019-03-06)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
22%
15 (22%)
Strategic(s)
6%
4 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
48%
12 (48%)
Strategic(s)
36%
9 (36%)

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