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Summit Partners Closes Latest Europe and Venture Capital Funds

New funds bring total capital raised to $7B+ since 2019

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. Both funds were significantly oversubscribed. READ MORE→




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Team Updates

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.

Summit Partners Announces Five New Hires

Hanyin Cheng and Mark Shankar have joined the firm’s Boston office, and Luna Dai, Kevin Jeon and Cathy Tanimura have joined the firm’s Menlo Park office.

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 Partners Announces New Global Team Members

Scott Ferguson and Sergio Mur were promoted to Principal; and Chris Bon, Olivia Ley and Jono Pagden were promoted to Vice President.

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.

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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 $21 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 510 companies across technology, healthcare, consumer, financial technology and services, and other growth sectors.