Technology

ADVENT INTERNATIONAL HAS BEEN INVESTING IN THE TECHNOLOGY SECTOR FOR 31 YEARS AND HAS COMPLETED OVER 85 INVESTMENTS IN 24 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE.

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INVESTMENT STRATEGY

We seek to invest in market-leading companies with sustainable competitive positions and strong growth potential. Growth is often driven by investment in product innovation, go-to-market and channel expansion, and strategic M&A. Our main deal-sourcing themes are based on the increasing penetration and adoption of software, data, and technology-enabled solutions and services across various devices, platforms, and end markets.

OUR TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS

Examples of subsectors we target:

  • APPLICATION SOFTWARE

  • Applications that function as key operating systems of the business, with high retention and barriers to entry
  • Companies with platform potential that have a right to further extend into adjacent workflows
  • Strong position in their market to capitalize on virtuous cycle of growing share of wallet, delivering differentiated products and expanding TAM
  • Representative focus areas: vertical-specific enterprise applications, integrated software and payments, horizontal applications
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  • DATA

  • Proprietary data embedded into mission-critical, industry specific workflows and provided as a service with a recurring revenue model
  • Products with high data accuracy, ease of use, and linkages of disparate data points from multiple sources
  • Data businesses that become the currency within their respective markets, creating highly attractive market positions and barriers to entry
  • Representative focus areas: Data-as-a-Service vendors across vertical and horizontal markets
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  • CYBER

  • Software with proven underlying technology addressing key focus areas of CISO office
  • Ability to provide real-time, continuous monitoring with automated response and data analytics in single pane-of-glass
  • Leveraging of data and automated learning to create new products and increase efficacy of core solutions
  • Representative focus areas: AppSec, endpoint security, consumer digital protection
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  • INFRASTRUCTURE SOFTWARE

  • Infra software that enables enterprises to grow, innovate, increase productivity, or improve customer satisfaction
  • Technology that enables a more structured and effective way to manage an organization’s IT assets and operations
  • Software enabling enterprises to manage and convert data into valuable, actionable insights
  • Representative focus areas: DevOps, cloud/data infrastructure, IT management software, AI-powered applications
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  • OTHER TECH

  • Technology has enabled a proliferation of traditional and user-generated content and reduced the cost and barriers of distribution – thereby creating high-growth business models
  • Substitution of traditional activities for high-impact digital activities is creating opportunities in advertising, commerce and media
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Experienced team

Advent has one of the world's largest and most experienced private equity teams, with more than 170 investment professionals across four continents.

On average, our managing partners and managing directors have over 18 years of international investment experience.

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