Technology

ADVENT INTERNATIONAL HAS BEEN INVESTING IN THE TECHNOLOGY SECTOR FOR 29 YEARS AND HAS COMPLETED OVER 70 INVESTMENTS IN 23 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE.

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:

  • SOFTWARE

  • Scalable business models with recurring revenue and high gross margins 
  • Mission-critical system of record applications with high retention and barriers to entry
  • Platform companies that further extend into adjacent workflows and provide actionable insights through machine learning
  • Key focus areas include: vertical-specific enterprise applications, integrated software and payments, horizontal applications (front office, mid-office, back-office, and infrastructure) and cybersecurity
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  • DATA

  • Proprietary data embedded into industry specific workflows and provided as a service 
  • Data businesses that become the currency within their respective markets, creating highly attractive market positions and barriers to entry
  • Key focus areas include Data-as-a-Service vendors across vertical and horizontal markets
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  • TECH AND COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES

  • IT is moving from a cost-center to the core of an enterprise’s competitive advantage, creating demand for tools and services to manage IT assets and operations, particularly those that enable the continuing shift to hybrid and public cloud
  • The explosion in data usage is leading to opportunities in internet and telecom services and infrastructure
  • Mobility is creating opportunities for broadband and telecom operators and service providers
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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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