PE/VC  Great Hill Partners

     Office Locations:

One Liberty Square
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617-790-9400
Fax: 617-790-9401



  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Late
  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media



    Founded in 1993, Great Hill Partners manages more than $3 billion and invests in companies beyond the early stages. Great Hill targets investments of $25 to $2000 million into growth companies operating exclusively in service industries. Firms with $30 - $500 million revenue are preferred (smaller for consolidating acquisitions.) Great Hill will seek 10% to 85% ownership, usually over 30%, with a holding period of 3-7 years. The firm has arranged over $5 billion of expansion and acquisition financing, spanning over 100 portfolio companies and 250 consolidating acquisitions. Great Hill targets companies with service provider business models with recurring revenue within the communications, information technology, media and business services industries. Great Hill primarily invests in the U.S., as well as special situations in Europe and Latin America.



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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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    Christopher M. Busby Partner
    Christopher S. Gaffney Managing Partner and Co-Founder
    Craig K. Byrnes Principal
    John G. Hayes Senior Advisor
    John S. Dwyer CFO


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










      Series G


      Paytronix Systems



      Minority Growth


    Portfolio companies include:

      Accelerated Payment Technologies
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      All Web Leads
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      Anthem Education Group
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      Credibility Corp.
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      Evolve Media
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      Integration Appliance
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      Metro Fiber Brasil
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      Neumont Holdings
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      Passport Health Communications
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      Paytronix Systems
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      Prommis Solutions
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      Spark Networks
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      Veracity Payment Solutions
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      Ziff Davis
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