Enterprise Software Equity Partners (ESEP)

Partnering To Build Outstanding Software Businesses

A minority or a majority investor partnering with owners and management teams to build outstanding software businesses.  


Enterprise Software Equity Partners (ESEP) is our private equity group focused on growth capital investments and buyout opportunities in Enterprise Software and B2B SaaS companies. ESEP’s team of dedicated investment professionals work closely with the in-house Reseller business unit and ESV’s portfolio companies to identify future growth capital investment opportunities, so ESEP may add on other synergistic acquisitions and then sell the company to another firm within a few years.

Our Investment Approach

Whether Enterprise Software Equity Partners (ESEP) is a minority or a majority investor, we partner with owners and management teams to build outstanding businesses.  

We focus on profitable businesses with strong management teams and proprietary software products.  

We take a long-term approach and provide flexible financial structures that are driven by your objectives.

Industry Focus

We invest in Enterprise Software and B2B SaaS companies.  

Growth Stage Focus

We partner with profitable, growing Enterprise Software and B2B SaaS companies with an identified opportunity to grow organically and/or through acquisitions.

Global Focus

Our firm's extensive international team invests in companies across North America, Europe and Asia, providing access to a broad global network of resources.

Uses of Our Capital

Our capital is commonly used to provide liquidity to shareholders, working capital for growth and/or financing for acquisitions.

Investment Size

Our investments range from $70 - $500 million in equity and $10 - $50 million in subordinated debt transactions that value businesses generally from $100 million - $3 billion.

Ownership Positions

We take minority or majority positions typically ranging from 15% - 90%. We are always an active, value-added investor, generally working with management on key objectives at the board level; whatever ownership position, we leave the day-to-day operations to you.

Investment Period

We are a long-term, patient growth investor looking to build value over time, with a holding period that has averaged more than 5 years.


We use leverage judiciously and, when needed, offer flexibility in capital structures through access to ESEP's captive subordinated debt.

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