Summit Partners makes credit investments in profitable companies with proven business models, a record of stable growth, and the leadership capable of sustaining that growth. Often, these companies are looking for a partner that can provide the capital necessary to complete an acquisition, buy out a partner, or finance an objective specific to achieving the goals of the company.
We invest in companies spanning a number of industries and niche sectors. Our primary areas of focus include, but are not limited to, financial and business services, media and technology, consumer products, health care and life sciences, gaming and leisure, and manufacturing and distribution. Regardless of industry, however, we will consider any company that demonstrates our core three investment criteria: profitability, stable growth and strong management.
Tailored Capital Solutions
At Summit Partners, we strive to create tailored capital solutions that fit the unique needs of each company in which we invest. In our experience, business owners frequently have their own objectives and constraints, which often require a capital solution that is not ‘one size fits all’. Summit’s credit investment team brings deep knowledge and broad expertise in a variety of financings, and can structure the right capital solution for companies of all sizes and situations--even in situations where other firms may have been unable to see beyond the high-level view.
Every company deserves the right to receive timely and constructive feedback on the viability of a proposed transaction. Time is your greatest resource and we don’t believe in ‘spinning wheels’ if a situation does not have the requisite attributes. At Summit Partners, our decision-makers take an active, hands-on approach to every opportunity, enabling our team to be more responsive and provide more useful feedback. We utilize a disciplined investment process based on fundamental research and thorough due diligence, and can complete transactions quickly and reliably.
A Partnership Approach
Our credit professionals remain involved with an investment from beginning to end, regardless of the time horizon. From structuring the initial transaction to working with the company over the course of the investment, the same professionals will maintain the relationship and provide strategic guidance. This continuity and cohesiveness creates additional value to the company over the long-term. As a result, our companies frequently view us as more of a partner than a lender.
- Our list of Portfolio Companies shows the breadth of companies that have chosen to work with Summit Partners.
- Read more about the value we can bring to your business in Why Summit.
- Learn more about selling a minority stake in your business while still staying in charge in Shareholder Liquidity.