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Madison Dearborn Partners

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Gary Little James Perry John A. Canning Paul Finnegan Sam Mencoff

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Total investments 57
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$56M
Portfolio companies 50
Rounds per year 1.84
Lead investments 10
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.12
Exits 29
Key employees 13
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Enterprise Software
  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Web Hosting
Summary

Madison Dearborn Partners appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1992. The company was established in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Chicago.

The average startup value when the investment from Madison Dearborn Partners is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2000. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2005. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 28 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. This Madison Dearborn Partners works on 27 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight PayPal, Metro by T-Mobile, QuickPlay Media. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 3 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Infrastructure, Internet. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The current fund was established by Gary Little, James Perry. The overall number of key employees were 13.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Madison Dearborn Partners, startups are often financed by Relay Ventures, General Catalyst, Ventures West. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Battery Ventures, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Goldman Sachs. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Yasuda Enterprise Development, Technology Partners, Sprout Group.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

SpiderOak

Blockchain
Cyber Security
Enterprise Software
Open Source
$16M12 Jan 2023 Kansas City, Missouri, United States

The Ardonagh Group

Insurance
$1B15 Dec 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Ankura Consulting Group

Advice
Consulting
Management Consulting
Service Industry
18 Nov 2021 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

American Broadband

Finance
Telecommunications
Wireless
21 Dec 2020 -

IPL Plastics

Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing
Renewable Energy
Waste Management
01 Oct 2020 Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Carnegie Learning

E-Learning
Education
Publishing
01 Sep 2020 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Software
25 Jun 2020 Chicago, Illinois, United States

APM

Health Care
Rehabilitation
01 Jun 2020 Perth, Western Australia, Australia

EVO Payments International

Finance
Financial Services
$150M29 Mar 2020 Virginia, United States

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