Golden Gate Capital

Firm Overview

Golden Gate Capital Partners is a private equity firm focusing on growth equity investments and buyouts in a broad spectrum of industries, including Software, Media, Financial Services, Electronics, Semiconductors, Software and IT Services, and Retail, Restaurants, and Consumer Products.

Founded in the year 2000, the firm has over $9 billion of assets under management, and employs around 25 investment professionals. Golden Gate investment strategies include leveraged buyouts, build-ups/consolidations, and growth equity, and the firm targets investments in the range of $100 million or less that show the possibility of rapid gains in equity.

The Golden Gate approach to building value in portfolio companies focuses on collaboration with senior management to refine and improve financial structuring, acquisition activity, corporate strategy, and fiscal discipline, but generally does not involve alteration of day-to-day operational details. Golden Gate transactions are generally public-to-private, corporate extractions, bankruptcy acquisitions, and re-capitalizations.

Prominent portfolio companies of Golden Gate Capital Partners include DataDirect Technologies, transaction solutions provider Hansen, Aspect Software, business-to-business software and managed services vendor Inovis, and IT consulting services provider Sierra Systems.

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