Candor and transparency
— every step of the way

Our straightforward acquisition process focuses on building trust and mutual alignment. We are able to close quickly to minimize the impact on you and your team.

Quick decisions

We respect the value of your time and will work hard to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours and can make acquisition decisions quickly.

Flexible terms

Our terms are flexible and we will work in partnership with you on a structure and post-acquisition role that is right for you.

Fair valuations

We acquire healthy businesses and have a strong sense of market valuations. While fit is important, we know that the valuation is too.

Continued legacy

We plan to hold our businesses forever and will provide the capital to invest in building the company’s products and teams for decades.

Employee focus

We appreciate the strong relationships a privately owned business has with their employees and are committed to building the best workplaces in the world.

Experts in software

Our focus on enterprise software businesses ensures we are well prepared to evaluate your business quickly and execute on growth after the transaction.

What we look for in our businesses

If you own a successful enterprise software business and are thinking about selling, Banyan could be the place for you. Our businesses generally meet these criteria:

  1. History of profitability with annual revenues greater than $2M
  2. High contribution of recurring revenue
  3. Market leadership with a strong, defensible position in a niche area
  4. Great customer relationships characterized by high retention and satisfaction rates
  5. Highly engaged team with happy, committed employees and low turnover

Select Banyan businesses

We operate in a diverse set of vertical markets, including education, government, financial services, media and entertainment, healthcare, and transportation.

Why Banyan

Discover the resources and support you'll have access to, after the sale.

Frequently asked questions

All of our businesses are leaders in niche markets and led by independent management teams. Our role is to support them in growing their business and preserving their individual culture. Our team includes business specialists who have significant experience working across industries, including education, government, financial services, media and communications, healthcare, and transportation.

You can expect a responsive, transparent, and confidential sale process from start to finish. We only engage in processes where we are highly confident that there is a strong fit, that we can close in a clean and seamless way. It typically takes between 10 and 14 weeks, but from the beginning we take care to set a pace and timeline that you’re comfortable with. Read more about our sale process.

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. Close to two-thirds of the time, owners are seeking to retire or move on, either at closing or within a year or two post-acquisition. In these situations, we work together to recruit great talent, ensuring we find leaders who are the right fit.

You know your business and customers best. That’s why we follow a decentralized model that lets you or your management team continue running day-to-day operations. And, being part of a larger family of software companies comes with numerous benefits. You’ll have access to our CEO community where you can connect and share experiences, best practices and shared services that can enhance your operations, an Operating Partner that will provide guidance and support to help you thrive, and much more.

We work with entrepreneurs who care deeply about their customers. By providing a permanent home, we ensure your customers have confidence and stability long into the future. We’re committed to sustaining, building, and strengthening relationships for decades to come.

Our goal is to be the best permanent home for successful software businesses. Unlike traditional investment firms, we have no desire to resell your company down the road. We look to hold onto and grow our businesses for life.

All Banyan employees have access to growth opportunities across our portfolio of businesses. We believe that great software companies are only possible because of great people. Not only do we strive to minimize impact to your team post-acquisition, we also nurture a culture of professional and personal growth that helps strengthen your talent pool, improve employee satisfaction, and drive innovation.

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