LONDON—Summit Partners, a global growth equity firm, has been named Venture Capital/Growth Firm of the Year by Dow Jones Financial News in the publication’s Awards for Excellence in Institutional Private Equity Europe 2013.
The prestigious awards program considers factors such as firm growth and ability to seize market opportunities. Summit Partners was recognized by Financial News as a veteran in the European venture capital market with a consistently successful growth equity and credit model. Particularly noted was Summit’s sale of Belgium payments provider Ogone to Ingenico in March 2013.
Since Summit began investing in Europe in 2000, the firm has invested in more than 25 companies across the continent in numerous industry sectors including software, communications technology, financial services, energy, healthcare, consumer products, internet, mobile, security and ecommerce. These companies include 360T Group, Acturis, AVAST Software, Fermentas International, Jamba!, Ogone, SafeBoot Holdings, Telerik, vente-privee.com, Web Reservations International, Welltec International and Westwing Group. Summit Partners established its London office in 2001 and began investing from a €1.0 billion dedicated European private equity fund in 2010.
“Summit has had the opportunity to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs and innovative companies in Europe, helping them to expand locally and around the world,” said Scott Collins, a Managing Director with Summit Partners who heads the firm’s London office. “We are delighted to be recognized by Financial News for our work in the European growth community.”
About Summit Partners
Founded in 1984, Summit Partners has raised nearly $15 billion in capital, and provides equity and credit for growth, recapitalizations, and management buyouts. Summit has invested in more than 365 companies globally in technology, healthcare and other growth industries. These companies have completed 130 public offerings, and more than 135 have been acquired through strategic mergers and sales. Summit maintains offices in North America, Europe and Asia and has invested in companies around the world. For additional information, visit www.summitpartners.com.
In the United States of America, Summit Partners operates as an SEC-registered investment advisor. In the United Kingdom, this document is issued by Summit Partners Limited, a firm authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Summit Partners Limited is a limited company registered in England and Wales with company number 4141197, and its registered office is at 20–22 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4JS, UK. This document is intended solely to provide information regarding Summit Partners’ potential financing capabilities for prospective portfolio companies.