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Investments

61

Portfolio Exits

55

Funds

19

Partners & Customers

2

Service Providers

3

About Francisco Partners

Francisco Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. The company pursues structured investments in technology companies, targeting investments in private companies, public companies and divisions of public companies, with transaction values ranging from $25 million to over $1 billion.

Francisco Partners Headquarter Location

One Letterman Drive Building C - Suite 410

San Francisco, California, 94129,

United States

+1 (415) 418 2900

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Latest Francisco Partners News

Clearlake Capital Buys Quest Software for $5.4 Billion

Nov 30, 2021

November 30, 2021 - Advertisement - Clearlake Capital, a private-equity firm, is buying Quest Software from Francisco Partners, a technology-focused PE firm, The Quest was announced on Monday. - Advertisement - Financial terms were not announced, but Quest is valued at $5.4 billion, a person familiar with the matter said. Following the close of the deal, which is expected in the first quarter of 2022, Clearlake will become a majority stakeholder. - Advertisement - Francisco Partners, which is based in San Francisco, stands to make 6.5 times its money with the sale, the person said. The transaction represents Quest’s latest sale. Founded in 1987, Quest provides software that departments of information technology use to mitigate and control security threats. The company also provides database management. In a statement, CEO Patrick Nichols remains. - Advertisement - Nicolas said in the statement, “Quest has grown to become a market leader in identity-focused cyber security, data intelligence and IT operations management and I would like to thank Francisco Partners for helping Quest realize this vision. Am.” Dell Technologies (ticker: Dell) bought the quest in 2012 for $2.4 billion. In 2016, Francisco Partners, along with Elliot Management, Acquired Dell Software Group—Quest was part of the entity— for $2.4 billion. Dell sold the group as it was trying to raise funds for the $67 billion purchase of EMC, which was also a technology company. Francisco Partners, led by co-founder and CEO Dipanjan “DJ” Deb, Invests in technology and technology-enabled businesses in areas such as fintech, healthcare IT and software. Clearlake, which is based in Santa Monica, California, targets sectors including software and technology-enabled businesses, industrial and energy firms, and consumer companies. The firm is led by co-founders and managing partners Jose Feliciano and Behdad Eghbali. “With a rich history of product innovation, as well as a strong portfolio of market-leading software and SaaS solutions, we believe Quest will drive emerging growth in the identity-focused cyber security, data intelligence and IT operations management software markets. Well positioned to capitalize on the trends,” he said. Clearlake Partner Prashant Mehrotra and Principal Paul Huber said in a statement. Write to Louisa Beltran at [email protected] ,

Francisco Partners Investments

61 Investments

Francisco Partners has made 61 investments. Their latest investment was in Digital Currency Group as part of their Line of Credit on November 11, 2021.

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Francisco Partners Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

11/18/2021

Line of Credit

Digital Currency Group

$600M

Yes

1

10/14/2021

Private Equity

MATRIXX Software

$50M

Yes

2

10/13/2021

Private Equity

Paradigm

Yes

4

9/29/2021

Series F

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$99M

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10

9/28/2021

Private Equity

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$99M

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10

Date

11/18/2021

10/14/2021

10/13/2021

9/29/2021

9/28/2021

Round

Line of Credit

Private Equity

Private Equity

Series F

Private Equity

Company

Digital Currency Group

MATRIXX Software

Paradigm

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Amount

$600M

$50M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

2

4

10

10

Francisco Partners Portfolio Exits

55 Portfolio Exits

Francisco Partners has 55 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Quest Software on November 29, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

11/29/2021

Acq - Fin

$991

1

11/23/2021

Acquired

$991

1

7/19/2021

Acq - Fin - II

$991

2

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Date

11/29/2021

11/23/2021

7/19/2021

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00/00/0000

Exit

Acq - Fin

Acquired

Acq - Fin - II

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Valuation

$991

$991

$991

$991

$991

Acquirer

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Sources

1

1

2

10

10

Francisco Partners Acquisitions

86 Acquisitions

Francisco Partners acquired 86 companies. Their latest acquisition was Follett School Solutions on September 02, 2021.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

9/2/2021

Acquired Unit - Fin

1

9/1/2021

Acquired Unit - Fin

2

7/7/2021

Shareholder Liquidity

$400M

Shareholder Liquidity

1

7/7/2021

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$99M

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10

5/4/2021

Unattributed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

9/2/2021

9/1/2021

7/7/2021

7/7/2021

5/4/2021

Investment Stage

Shareholder Liquidity

Unattributed VC

Companies

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Total Funding

$400M

$99M

$99M

Note

Acquired Unit - Fin

Acquired Unit - Fin

Shareholder Liquidity

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Sources

1

2

1

10

10

Francisco Partners Fund History

19 Fund Histories

Francisco Partners has 19 funds, including FP Credit Partners II.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

10/13/2021

FP Credit Partners II

$2,200M

1

7/15/2020

Q-Street Capital

$150M

2

6/3/2020

Francisco Partners Agility II

$1,500M

2

6/3/2020

FP Credit Partners Aggregator

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$99M

10

6/3/2020

Francisco Partners VI

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$99M

10

Closing Date

10/13/2021

7/15/2020

6/3/2020

6/3/2020

6/3/2020

Fund

FP Credit Partners II

Q-Street Capital

Francisco Partners Agility II

FP Credit Partners Aggregator

Francisco Partners VI

Fund Type

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Status

Amount

$2,200M

$150M

$1,500M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

2

2

10

10

Francisco Partners Partners & Customers

2 Partners and customers

Francisco Partners has 2 strategic partners and customers. Francisco Partners recently partnered with Network Merchants on September 9, 2017.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

9/7/2017

Partner

Network Merchants

United States

NMI Announces New Investment From Francisco Partners

`` We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the NMI team and work with Francisco Partners to support the company 's growth plans , '' commented Matt Vettel , Partner at Great Hill Partners .

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10/25/2010

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10

Date

9/7/2017

10/25/2010

Type

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Network Merchants

Country

United States

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NMI Announces New Investment From Francisco Partners

`` We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the NMI team and work with Francisco Partners to support the company 's growth plans , '' commented Matt Vettel , Partner at Great Hill Partners .

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10

Francisco Partners Service Providers

13 Service Providers

Francisco Partners has 13 service provider relationships

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Kirkland & Ellis

Acq - Fin - II, and Acquired Unit - Fin

Counsel

General Counsel

Acq - Fin - II, and Acq - Fin

Investment Bank

Financial Advisor

Acq - Fin

Counsel

General Counsel

Service Provider

Kirkland & Ellis

Associated Rounds

Acq - Fin - II, and Acquired Unit - Fin

Acq - Fin - II, and Acq - Fin

Acq - Fin

Provider Type

Counsel

Investment Bank

Counsel

Service Type

General Counsel

Financial Advisor

General Counsel

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Francisco Partners Team

7 Team Members

Francisco Partners has 7 team members, including current President, Ezra Perlman.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Ezra Perlman

President

Current

Benjamin Ball

Managing Director

Current

Ann Savellano

Chief Financial Officer

Former

Avery Cannon

Weiss, Peck & Greer Ventu

Controller

Former

Biana Fridman

Controller

Former

Name

Ezra Perlman

Benjamin Ball

Ann Savellano

Avery Cannon

Biana Fridman

Work History

Weiss, Peck & Greer Ventu

Title

President

Managing Director

Chief Financial Officer

Controller

Controller

Status

Current

Current

Former

Former

Former

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