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Spectrum Equity is an American growth equity firm that invests in businesses related to the information economy. The company operates out of offices in Boston, MA and San Francisco, CA.[1] The company focuses on Software & Information Services; Internet & Digital Media; and Communications, Media & Entertainment, and typical equity investments range from $25 – $100 million.[citation needed]

Spectrum Equity
Private
IndustryPrivate Equity, Growth Equity
Founded1994
HeadquartersBoston, Massachusetts, U.S
San Francisco, California, U.S
ProductsGrowth capital, Recapitalizations
Total assets$7 billion
Websitewww.spectrumequity.com

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HistoryEdit

Founded in 1993 by Brion Applegate and William Collatos, Spectrum Equity raised its first fund in May 1994. Applegate had been a general partner of funds managed by Burr, Egan, Deleage, & Co.[2] Collatos began his private equity career at TA Associates where he was a general partner before leaving to become a founding general partner of its spin-off, Media Communications Partners.[3] Spectrum Equity has raised eight private equity funds since its founding, totaling $7 billion of capital.[citation needed]

InvestmentsEdit

Since its founding Spectrum Equity has invested in over 120 companies, including:

Software & Information Services:[4]

Internet & Digital Media:[4]

Communication, Media & Entertainment:[4]

ReferencesEdit

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