PE/VC  Francisco Partners

     Office Locations:

One Letterman Drive
Building C, Suite 410
San Francisco, CA 94129
Phone: 415-418-2900
Fax: 415-418-2999

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  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Middle Market



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Semiconductor



    Francisco Partners is a global private equity firm focused on investments in technology and technology-enabled services. With more than $14 billion in capital raised and a team of 30 investment professionals worldwide, the firm pursues investments with transaction values ranging from $20 million to over $2 billion. Francisco Partners is active across a broad range of technology sectors, including semiconductors and capital equipment, electronics components, systems and manufacturing, IT services and business process outsourcing (BPO), communications, security and enterprise application, and infrastructure software. The firm has invested in over 90 portfolio companies.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Andrew Kowal Deal Partner
    Benjamin Ball Co-Founder and Partner
    Chris Adams Deal Partner
    David Golob Chief Investment Officer
    Deep Shah Co-President


    Portfolio companies include:

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      AdvancedMD Software
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      Allston Traders
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      Allston Trading
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      API Healthcare
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      Barracuda Networks
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      Blue Coat
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      BluJay Solutions
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      C-MAC MicroTechnology
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      Discovery Education
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      Ex Libris Group
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      Foundation 9 Entertainment
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      FX Solutions
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      LYNX Medical Systems
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      MetaSwitch Networks
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      Plex Systems
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      Prosper Marketplace
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      Specific Media
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