Private Equity Profile
In the last 3 years, Spectrum Equity has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 16 others.
Spectrum Equity’s most common sectors for investment are internet software and services (31%) and software (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (49%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (19%). In total, Spectrum Equity has invested in 24 US states and 9 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired Ancestry.com for $1.6B.
In the last 3 years, Spectrum Equity has exited 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (62%). Spectrum Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold BATS Global Markets for $3.4B.
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M&A Total Activity136
- M&A Buy Activity82
- M&A Sell Activity54
- Total Sectors Invested 14
- Total Countries Invested 9
- M&A Buy/Sell Connections 78
- M&A Advisors 6