Francisco Partners is an American private equity firm focused exclusively on investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. Francisco Partners Management LLC was founded in August 1999 and is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an additional office in London, United Kingdom. Since inception, the firm has raised approximately $10 billion in committed capital across four funds and has built an investment portfolio including over 70 companies.
Type
Private
HQ
San Francisco, US
Founded
1999
Size (employees)
122 (est)+3%
Francisco Partners was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US
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Francisco Partners Office Locations

Francisco Partners has offices in San Francisco and London
San Francisco, US (HQ)
410 Building A 1 Letterman Dr
London, GB
207 Sloane St
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Francisco Partners Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1999

Francisco Partners Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Verifone Systems April 10, 2018$3.40 b
Bomgar April 04, 2018
Discovery Education February 26, 2018$120 m
Dynamo Software October 02, 2017
Sandvine July 17, 2017$562 m
SmartBear Software (282)March 03, 2017
myON February 21, 2017
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Francisco Partners News and Updates

Seahawk Holdings snags $2 bln debt refinancing from Francisco Partners

Francisco Partners has provided $2 billion in debt refinancing to Seahawk Holdings, the parent company that holds both SonicWALL and Quest. SonicWALL is a provider of real-time breach detection and prevention solutions to small and medium-sized businesses while Quest "helps customers solve complex t…

Francisco Partners wraps up fifth fund at $3.9 bln

Francisco Partners, a technology-focused private equity firm, has closed its fifth fund at $3.975 billion.

Francisco Partners invests in Pet Circle

Pet Circle said Nov. 14 that Francisco Partners has made a growth equity investment in the company. Existing investor AirTree Ventures also participated. Financial terms weren’t announced. Pet Circle, of Sydney, provides home delivery of pet food and accessories to consumer.

Francisco Partners to buy majority of Comodo CA

Francisco Partners said Oct. 31 that it acquired a majority stake in Comodo’s certificate authority business, Comodo CA Ltd. Financial terms weren’t announced. Comoda CA provides SSL certificates. Bill Holtz, the former COO of Entrust, is joining the company as CEO. Melih Abdulhayoglu, who is also a…

Francisco Partners takes majority stake in Dynamo Software

Francisco Partners has acquired a majority stake in Dynamo Software, a provider of configurable, cloud-based investment management software for the alternative asset investment industry. No financial terms were disclosed. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP advised Francisco Partners while Quayle Munro a…

Francisco Partners targets $3.55 bln for fifth fund

Francisco Partners is seeking to raise $3.55 billion for its fifth fund, according to an SEC filing. In February 2015, the tech-focused buyout firm closed its fourth fund at $2.88 billion.
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