Who we are

Banyan was founded on one simple but powerful mission — to help successful software businesses continue thriving long into the future.

We help owners confidently take the next step knowing their legacy will be protected.

With no need or desire to sell our businesses down the road, as well as support from a family of great software businesses from around the globe, Banyan is well equipped to preserve the foundation you’ve built and fuel your continued success.

Our philosophy

We buy and hold successful enterprise software businesses and grow them for life.

Our approach

Our experienced team works closely with you to find the right solution, whether you want to stay at the helm or make a graceful exit.

Our promise

We’re committed to building trusting, long-term relationships to ensure your legacy and success continue.

“Banyan was founded with a belief that we could be the best possible permanent home in the world for successful software companies—and that we could build on what founders had worked so hard to create. Today, we proudly span the globe with a strong and consistently growing presence across North America, the UK, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand. Our companies benefit from being part of a wider family of software businesses while retaining the culture and autonomy that has allowed them to serve their customers so well.”

David Berkal, CEO, Banyan Software

Founder David Berkal has a background as both an entrepreneur and as a traditional investor. But his time as an investor left him disheartened by the short-term mentality of many of these firms. Owners were often choosing between two bad options: selling to a competitor who was looking to drive profit by cutting costs, or to a traditional investment firm, who would resell the business a few years down the road. Banyan’s idea was to offer a third option.

David raised capital from a world-class group of entrepreneurs aligned on a vision of a permanent holding company for great software businesses. As a private company, Banyan can look beyond quarterly earnings and focus on doing the right things over the long-term.

“I am proud of what Intelligenz has achieved, and I’m confident that Banyan Software is the right partner to further unlock the company’s potential. The expertise and resources Banyan brings to the table will be instrumental as we move forward.”

Anne Battersby,
CEO and founder, Intelligenz

“Banyan shares the same discipline and focus that I have prided myself on, and their core values mirror those of H&W. The integrity and desire to make it a better place were evident from the beginning, and with their resources and expertise, H&W can continue to excel for years to come. I can start this next chapter of my life knowing I have left my team and customers in the best hands possible!”

Matt Link, Owner and CEO,
H&W Computer Systems

“We are excited to partner with Banyan to continue building our legacy and supporting our customers. As we look towards the future, we know that Banyan shares our vision of continuing to grow the product within the UK and beyond, creating fulfilling career paths for our people in the process.”

Nick James,
Founder, Atamis

“From the outset, it was critical for us to find a trusted partner who not only understood our vision but also believed in the potential of our solutions. Banyan’s buy-and-hold for life model truly resonated with us, as it aligns perfectly with our commitment to long-term growth, customer success, and continued investment into our fantastic employee base.”

Volker Riedel,
Co-Founder of Immo-office

“The transition following our acquisition by Banyan Software has been an exceptionally smooth and rewarding experience. The support and leadership from Banyan’s operating partners have provided us with invaluable resources, enabling us to scale our business more efficiently and effectively than I could’ve done on my own.”

Matthew Talia,
Former owner and CEO of Linxio

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Operating Team

Collaborative partnerships with CEOs and teams

Our Operating Partners works directly with the CEOs and management teams across our business to drive growth and support long-term strategic planning.


We’re on a mission to acquire, build, and grow great software businesses all over the world. And the foundations of great businesses are the people.

› We invest in people and talent, and keep existing teams in place

› We allow our businesses to continue to operate independently

› We support our businesses, and CEO’s in particular, with shared services and expertise where helpful

› We don’t resell your business down the road

› We value trust and follow through on what we say we are going to do

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