Banyan is run by entrepreneurs and works with entrepreneurs who are looking to sell their software businesses. We work with both sellers who are looking to stay on in a management role but seek liquidity and those looking to exit completely. In either case, we know that building a business takes years of hard work and our goal is to continue growing the business for the long-term.
Unlike typical investment firms or other acquirers, our plan isn’t to resell your business down the road. We aim to provide a permanent home for your business and want to continue the legacy of the company’s culture, product and teams that have been built over many years.
We will focus on the long-term growth and success of the business. We plan to hold our businesses forever and will provide the capital to invest in building the company’s products and teams for decades.
Banyan appreciates the strong relationships a privately owned business nurtures with their employees. We are committed to building the best workplaces in the world where employees are treated as long-term partners.
All we focus on is enterprise software businesses. This focus ensures we are well prepared to evaluate your business quickly and execute on growth after the transaction.
Your time is valuable and we will respect it. We work hard to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours and can make acquisition decisions very quickly.
Our structure allows us to be quite flexible. We will work in partnership with you on a structure and post-acquisition role that suits your desires.
We understand the concerns of privately held and family-owned business owners. We are committed to keeping every aspect of our discussions with sellers completely confidential.
Banyan works with owners who have built outstanding software companies that serve distinct vertical markets.
Banyan companies generally fit the following criteria:
Most importantly, we recognize that every software company is unique. Feel free to reach out to us for a quick and confidential discussion regarding whether we might be the right partner for you.
We understand – selling your business is big a decision. Even if it’s not the right time just yet, we would love to speak with you and open the conversation. We live and breathe software and would be happy to share our expertise on how an exit may look, things to consider before selling, and market valuations. Email or call us and we will respond within 24 hours.
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Owners turn to Banyan because they want their business to continue thriving for long into the future and care deeply about who they partner with in a transition. Banyan’s capital comes from a small group of world-class entrepreneurs, executives and investors. With a family office-like structure, we have the unique ability to provide a “permanent home” for your company while bringing the wisdom and dedication of the group to its continued success. Our team includes:
David is an entrepreneur with experience in operations, M&A, strategy, sales and marketing. His passion for technology and working with small business owners led him to start Banyan Software. After working as a private equity and public markets investor, David led Shift Technologies’ expansion into new geographies across the US following a $50M round of financing. David is also the founder of Operation Groundswell a social-enterprise in 12 countries with 50 employees. He holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BA from the University of Toronto.
Kevin Taweel is CEO of Asurion. Since co-founding Asurion in 1994, the company has grown from a small 40 person operation to become the leading global provider of technology protection products with over 10,000 employees worldwide. Kevin received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2001 and is a faculty member at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he teaches entrepreneurship courses and has served on its management board.
Founder and Managing Director of Housatonic Partners, a private equity fund with over $1 billion in capital under management. Author of best-selling business book, The Outsiders (#1 on Warren Buffett’s recommended reading list, 2012).
CEO of CLEO Communication, a hyper-growth enterprise software company in the managed file transfer space. 15 years of experience as a senior software executive in sales and marketing, business strategy, SaaS, and acquisition integration.
CEO of Lytx (formerly DriveCam) the largest supplier of video telematics safety systems for the trucking industry protecting over 650,000 drivers today. Lytx was acquired in 2016 for $500 million by Chicago-based GTCR. Formerly SVP at ViaSat and CEO of Enerdyne Technologies.
Co-founder and CEO of Blue Ant Media, a media company with operations in Canada, USA, New Zealand and the UK. Co-founded Atlantis Films in 1978 (later Alliance Atlantis) and was Chairman and CEO for almost 30 years.
President and CEO of Integra Partners, a specialty benefits manager providing outsourced claims management software, recently acquired by Tufts Health Plan. The company serves more than 15 million patients nationwide.
Rick Gustafson brings over 20 years of financial management and leadership experience guiding emerging growth technology companies through key growth and transition stages. Most recently he was on the leadership team of ServiceMax, serving as CFO from the initial start-up phase through to a $915 million acquisition by GE Digital.
Co-Founders of Oval Partners. Previously were Managing Directors at Golden Gate Capital, a top performing technology-focused private equity firm with $15 billion in assets under management.
CEO of Progressive Home Care, a Northern California-based home health care agency. Previously, Mr. Weaver held executive positions in marketing and product management for KnowledgeLINK, a venture-backed technology services company.
Drop us a line and we will work hard to respond within 24 hours. All of our conversations with sellers remain strictly confidential.