Spotlight Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in software and technology-enabled services companies headquartered in the United States and Canada.

Spotlight partners with and complements portfolio company management teams by providing strategic leadership guided by pragmatic, tactical operating experience. We assume an active role in our portfolio companies, and we draw upon best practices we’ve developed through years of investing and operating experience to improve operations and accelerate value creation at each of our portfolio companies.

Spotlight’s operationally-active investment philosophy is reflected in our team, which includes professional investors and seasoned operators. Our team is experienced at executing acquisition transactions, and it possesses substantial operating experience both at an executive management and board level. We work closely with our portfolio company management teams to optimize key functional areas across the entire business. Consequently, we pursue new investment opportunities in which we can contribute both financial capital and operational expertise to help successful companies achieve their full potential.

Spotlight invests on behalf of limited partners that include family offices, high net worth individuals, and institutional investors located in the United States and abroad. This long-term capital base affords us the flexibility to focus on value creation over the long run. Through our limited partners, Spotlight has in excess of $250 million of investible capital to deploy into new investments. Since 2007, we have invested over $350 million of equity capital in majority control transactions with 14 companies having aggregate enterprise value of more than $1 billion.

Acquisition Criteria

We focus on majority control acquisitions of software and technology-enabled services companies in which we can deploy between $5-$50 million of equity capital per deal.

Deal Process

Our experienced and agile deal execution team provides sellers with a streamlined acquisition process that offers a high certainty of closing while honoring commitments.

After Closing

Our experienced professionals become actively involved with management teams on a day-to-day basis to optimize key functional areas across the entire business.