Insight Venture Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Venture Capital Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Insight Venture Partners has acquired 10 companies. It has also invested in 14 others.

Insight Venture Partners’ most common sectors for investment aresoftware (39%) and information technology (27%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (28%) and secondary buyout (24%). In total, Insight Venture Partners has invested in 19 US states and 11 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2021 when it acquired Inovalon Holdings for $7.3B.

In the last 3 years, Insight Venture Partners has exited 22 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (47%). 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 Activity100
    • M&A Buy Activity73
    • M&A Sell Activity27
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 11
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 45
  • M&A Advisors 12

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 (7.0/yr) # 38 11 13 6 2 3 73
vol $8.7B $2.3B $780M $1.1B $13.3B $26.2B
Sell (4.8/yr) # 4 2 10 5 3 4 28
vol $130M $43M $1.8B $1.2B $3.1B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Inovalon Holdings, Inc. 2021-08-19 7.3B USD Going Private
Bowie, Maryland · www.inovalon.com
EveryAction, Inc. 2021-08-04 - Secondary Buyout
Washington, District of Columbia · www.everyaction.com
Fenergo Ltd. 2021-05-18 - Secondary Buyout
Dublin, Ireland · www.fenergo.com
CivicPlus, Inc. 2021-05-13 - Secondary Buyout
Manhattan, Kansas · www.civicplus.com
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 Ltd. 2020-03-16 1.2B USD Secondary Buyout
Ramat Gan, Israel · www.checkmarx.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
CoreLogic, Inc. 2021-02-04 Next Gear Solutions LLC 2021-09-15 2
Irvine, California · www.corelogic.com Oxford, Mississippi · www.nextgearsolutions.com
CoreLogic, Inc. 2021-02-04 Teletrack LLC 2021-07-27 1
Irvine, California · www.corelogic.com San Diego, California · tto.teletrack.com
Professional Datasolutions, Inc. 2016-05-24 GasBuddy LLC 2021-04-27 19
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.pdisoftware.com Boston, Massachusetts · www.gasbuddy.com
Diligent Corp. 2016-02-14 STEELE Compliance Solutions, Inc. 2021-02-25 6
New York, New York · www.diligent.com San Francisco, California · www.steeleglobal.com
Professional Datasolutions, Inc. 2016-05-24 Cybera, Inc. 2020-12-08 18
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.pdisoftware.com Franklin, Tennessee · www.cybera.com
Professional Datasolutions, Inc. 2016-05-24 ControlScan, Inc. - Managed Security Services 2020-12-08 17
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 7
Boston, Massachusetts · www.bullhorn.com Boston, Massachusetts · www.erecruit.com
Resolve Systems LLC 2017-05-24 FixStream Networks, Inc. 2019-08-20 2
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

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 13 (28%) 1.1B (6%) 28 (38%) 8.3B (32%)
Information Technology 15 (33%) 11.0B (61%) 19 (26%) 11.0B (42%)
Internet Software and Services 11 (24%) - 18 (25%) 752M (3%)
Information Services 1 (2%) 6.0B (33%) 2 (3%) 6.2B (24%)
E-Commerce 2 (4%) - 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 46 $18.1B 73 $26.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 33 (72%) 16.9B (94%) 57 (78%) 25.0B (96%)
  California 10 (22%) 7.1B (39%) 17 (23%) 8.1B (31%)
  Florida 5 (11%) - 7 (10%) -
  New York 6 (13%) 1.7B (10%) 6 (8%) 1.7B (7%)
  Massachusetts 2 (4%) 780M (4%) 5 (7%) 780M (3%)
  Texas 1 (2%) - 4 (5%) 7.1B (27%)
  Kansas 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  Georgia 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
  New Jersey - - 2 (3%) -
  District of Columbia - - 2 (3%) -
  Maryland 1 (2%) 7.3B (40%) 1 (1%) 7.3B (28%)
  Colorado 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Tennessee 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Ohio 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Illinois 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (1%) -
  Washington - - 1 (1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (1%) -
Ireland 1 (2%) - 3 (4%) -
Sweden 2 (4%) 1.2B (6%) 2 (3%) 1.2B (4%)
United Kingdom 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Germany 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Switzerland 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Canada 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Ontario 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
China 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Denmark 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Slovenia 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Israel - - 1 (1%) -
Total 46 $18.1B 73 $26.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 13 (28%) - 20 (27%) -
Secondary Buyout 8 (17%) 1.2B (6%) 17 (23%) 2.1B (8%)
Growth Capital 9 (20%) - 16 (22%) -
Going Private 4 (9%) 15.0B (83%) 6 (8%) 22.2B (85%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (11%) 1.9B (10%) 5 (7%) 1.9B (7%)
Divestiture 2 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Consolidation 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Recapitalization 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 46 $18.1B 73 $26.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 14 (50%) 1.2B (37%)
Trade Sale 6 (21%) 1.8B (58%)
IPO 3 (11%) -
Merger 2 (7%) -
Divestiture 1 (4%) 130M (4%)
Recapitalization 1 (4%) -
SPAC 1 (4%) -
Total 28 $3.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Evercore Group LLC
3
William Blair & Co. LLC
2
UBS Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
9
Goodwin Procter LLP
2
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 6 $23.6B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.6B
TOTAL $26.2B
Largest Inovalon Holdings, Inc.
$7.3B (2021-08-19)
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)
23%
17 (23%)
Strategic(s)
5%
4 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
54%
15 (54%)
Strategic(s)
32%
9 (32%)

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