Summit Partners is a growth equity firm that invests in rapidly growing companies. Founded in 1984, Summit has raised nearly $15 billion in capital and provides equity and credit for growth, recapitalizations and management buyouts. Summit has invested in more than 380 companies across a range of industries. These companies have completed more than 130 public offerings, and in excess of 135 have been acquired through strategic mergers and sales. Summit Partners has offices in Boston, Menlo Park and London.
We seek outstanding management teams that have built their rapidly growing companies to market leadership. Summit Partners will invest as little as $5 million to more than $500 million per company in equity and credit. Although we will invest in partnership with others, Summit Partners prefers to be the lead—and is often the sole—investor. We are equally comfortable investing for minority or majority positions.
Summit Partners provides growth capital to companies across many industry categories. The primary industries in which we have invested to date include: business services, communications technology and services, consumer, education, energy, financial technology and services, healthcare and life sciences, industrial, internet and new media, semiconductors and electronics, and software.
Notable companies financed by Summit Partners include E-TEK Dynamics, Fermentas International, FleetCor Technologies, Heald College, Hittite Microwave Corporation, Jamba!, Keystone RV Company, Lincare, MDVIP, NetWitness Corporation, optionsXpress, Pediatrix Medical Group, Physicians Formula, Tiny Prints, vente-privee.com and Web Reservations International. Our portfolio companies are based around the world.
Our team of more than 85 investment professionals helps entrepreneurs maximize the long-term value of their business through board participation and the recruitment of key managers and board members. We assist in strategic and operational planning, identifying and executing acquisitions, arranging equity and credit financings, and leveraging Summit’s’ global network of contacts to help companies achieve their goals. Our team also helps entrepreneurs structure compensation plans to attract, retain and motivate the best talent.
Our investors include advisors, corporate and public pension funds, entrepreneurs whom we have previously financed, family offices, financial institutions, foundations and universities, and funds of funds.
Summit Partners has raised a total of 17 equity and credit funds. Most recently, we raised a $2.7 billion growth equity fund, a $550 million venture capital fund and a $520 million credit fund.