Insight Venture Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Insight Venture Partners has acquired 12 companies. It has also invested in 17 others.

Insight Venture Partners’ most common sectors for investment are software (41%) and internet software and services (27%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (32%) and secondary buyout (24%). In total, Insight Venture Partners has invested in 17 US states and 10 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2018 when it acquired EPiServer Group AB for $1.2B.

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 Activity87
    • M&A Buy Activity64
    • M&A Sell Activity23
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 32
  • M&A Advisors 7

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (7.0/yr) # 29 6 11 11 5 2 64
vol $1.2B $685M $1.2B $780M $1.1B $4.9B
Sell (3.8/yr) # 4 - 2 9 5 3 23
vol $130M $43M $1.8B $1.2B $3.1B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Prevalent, Inc. 2019-07-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Phoenix, Arizona · www.prevalent.net
Recorded Future, Inc. 2019-05-30 780M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Somerville, Massachusetts · www.recordedfuture.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Veeam Software 2013-07-30 Kasten, Inc. 2020-10-05 2
Baar, Switzerland · www.veeam.com Los Altos, California · www.kasten.io
EPiServer Group AB 2018-09-06 Optimizely, Inc. 2020-09-03 3
Stockholm, Sweden · www.episerver.com San Francisco, California · www.optimizely.com
Seated Technologies, Inc. 2020-08-18 InstEvent, Inc. 2020-08-18 1
New York, New York · www.seatedapp.io New York, New York · www.venuebook.com
Professional Datasolutions, Inc. 2016-05-24 ZipLine, Inc. 2020-06-18 15
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.pdisoftware.com Portland, Maine · www.zipline.biz
Professional Datasolutions, Inc. 2016-05-24 SwiftIQ 2020-01-30 14
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.pdisoftware.com Chicago, Illinois · www.swiftiq.com
AMCS Group 2018-04-30 TRUX Route Management Systems, Inc. 2020-01-29 3
Limerick, Ireland · www.amcsgroup.com Cambridge, Ontario · www.trux.com
Bullhorn, Inc. 2017-10-23 Herefish 2020-01-08 6
Boston, Massachusetts · www.bullhorn.com St. Louis, Missouri · www.herefish.com
EPiServer Group AB 2018-09-06 Insite Software Solutions, Inc. 2019-12-16 2
Stockholm, Sweden · www.episerver.com Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.insitesoft.com
EPiServer Group AB 2018-09-06 Idio Ltd. 2019-11-18 1
Stockholm, Sweden · www.episerver.com London, United Kingdom · www.idio.ai
Bullhorn, Inc. 2017-10-23 Erecruit Holdings LLC 2019-10-01 5
Boston, Massachusetts · www.bullhorn.com Boston, Massachusetts · www.erecruit.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 15 (36%) 273M (7%) 26 (41%) 273M (6%)
Internet Software and Services 11 (26%) - 17 (27%) 752M (15%)
Information Technology 11 (26%) 3.7B (92%) 15 (23%) 3.7B (75%)
E-Commerce 2 (5%) 61M (2%) 2 (3%) 61M (1%)
Information Services - - 1 (2%) 165M (3%)
Gaming 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Life Science 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Retail 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 42 $4.0B 64 $4.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 28 (67%) 2.8B (69%) 49 (77%) 3.7B (75%)
  California 10 (24%) 1.4B (34%) 16 (25%) 2.1B (43%)
  Florida 3 (7%) - 5 (8%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (5%) 780M (20%) 5 (8%) 780M (16%)
  New York 4 (10%) 624M (16%) 4 (6%) 624M (13%)
  Texas 1 (2%) - 3 (5%) 165M (3%)
  District of Columbia 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
  Georgia 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
  Colorado 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
  New Jersey - - 2 (3%) -
  Tennessee 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Ohio 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Michigan 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Washington - - 1 (2%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (2%) -
Ireland 2 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Sweden 2 (5%) 1.2B (29%) 2 (3%) 1.2B (24%)
United Kingdom 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Germany 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Switzerland 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Canada 1 (2%) 61M (2%) 1 (2%) 61M (1%)
  Ontario 1 (2%) 61M (2%) 1 (2%) 61M (1%)
Denmark 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Hong Kong 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Slovenia 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 42 $4.0B 64 $4.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 13 (31%) - 20 (31%) -
Secondary Buyout 6 (14%) 1.2B (29%) 15 (23%) 2.1B (42%)
Growth Capital 9 (21%) 61M (2%) 13 (20%) 61M (1%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (12%) 1.9B (47%) 5 (8%) 1.9B (38%)
Divestiture 2 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Going Private 2 (5%) 897M (22%) 2 (3%) 897M (18%)
Consolidation 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Recapitalization 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 42 $4.0B 64 $4.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 10 (43%) 1.2B (37%)
Trade Sale 6 (26%) 1.8B (58%)
IPO 3 (13%) -
Merger 2 (9%) -
Divestiture 1 (4%) 130M (4%)
Recapitalization 1 (4%) -
Total 23 $3.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Evercore Group LLC
2
William Blair & Co. LLC
1
Morgan Stanley
1
Legal Deals
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
5
Goodwin Procter LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $2.3B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.6B
< $100M 1 $61M
TOTAL $4.9B
Largest EPiServer Group AB
$1.2B (2018-09-06)
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
PE Firm(s)
82%
18 82%
Strategic(s)
18%
4 18%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
55%
11 55%
Strategic(s)
45%
9 45%

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