Investment Activity

$3.1B invested in 50+ companies across growth sectors
70+ acquisitions completed by portfolio companies

Realization Activty

12 strategic sales and public offerings

The investments and realizations listed herein reflect activity publicly announced in 2020.

Stories from the Climb

At Summit, it’s the stories that inspire us – the problems being solved and the different paths each team takes to grow a business. Stories from the Climb is a series dedicated to celebrating and sharing the challenges of building a growth company. Here are a few of the many stories that motivated us in 2020.

Summit Perspectives

Sector insights and practical frameworks for growth company leaders. For more, please visit Summit’s Growth Companies Resources portal

Summit News

New funds, new team members and industry recognition

Summit Partners Closes Latest Europe and Venture Capital Funds

Summit Partners Europe Growth Equity Fund III closed at its hard cap with €1.1 billion in total commitments and Summit Partners Venture Capital Fund V closed at its hard cap with $1.0 billion in total commitments, bringing total capital raised to more than $7 billion since 2019. Both funds were significantly oversubscribed.

Melanie Whelan Named New Managing Director

Melanie Whelan has joined the firm as a Managing Director focused on investment opportunities in high-growth consumer and technology-enabled services. Prior to Summit Partners, Ms. Whelan served as CEO of SoulCycle.

Andrew Collins and Matt Hamilton Named to GrowthCap’s 40 Under 40 Growth Investors of 2020 List

Summit Managing Directors Andrew Collins and Matthew Hamilton were named to GrowthCap’s “Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors of 2020” list. GrowthCap evaluated breadth of experience as well as feedback from CEOs and other executives in determining the 40 individuals named to this year’s list.

Ross Stern Named Rising Star by Mergers & Acquisitions

Ross Stern, a Principal in Summit’s Boston office, was named to Mergers & Acquisitions ’ 2020 Rising Stars of Private Equity list. Ross was recognized for his role in sourcing and structuring nine investments in healthcare companies since joining Summit in 2009, representing nearly $1.3 billion in invested capital.

Antony Clavel Named a Rising Star of European Private Equity

Antony Clavel, a Principal in Summit’s London office, was named one of the “2020 Rising Stars of European Private Equity” by Financial News and Private Equity News.

Summit Hosts 2020 Women in Growth Equity Day

Summit Partners welcomed nearly 250 students to its virtual Women In Growth Equity: Reach Your Summit program.

Melanie Whelan Summit Partners
Andy Collins and Matt Hamilton
Ross Stern Summit Partners
Summit Partners Antony Clavel
Summit Partners Women in Growth Equity
With gratitude for your support in 2020, we wish you a healthy, prosperous and productive year ahead. As we look forward, we remain focused on providing proactive support and partnership in this complex and constantly changing landscape. Here’s to expecting the unexpected and rising to the challenge together in 2021.


For more than 36 years, Summit Partners has been committed to partnering with exceptional entrepreneurs to help them accelerate their growth and achieve dramatic results. Today, Summit manages more than $23 billion in capital and targets growth equity and fixed income investments of $10 million – $500 million per company. Since inception, Summit has invested in more than 500 companies across technology, healthcare, consumer, financial technology and services, and other growth sectors.


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