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Why Francisco Partners for Private Equity? / Overview of Francisco Partners

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Overview

Francisco Partners is a private equity firm founded in 1999 and headquartered in San Francisco, California. Francisco manages an AUM of $24B. The firm invests in technology and technology-enabled businesses across various sectors, including healthcare, fintech, cybersecurity, and software.

Francisco tends to target controlling stakes in private companies, having made over 300 investments throughout its lifetime.

Some of Francisco Partners' most notable investments include investments in healthcare companies such as Capsule Technologies, which provides medical device integration and data management solutions, and AdvancedMD, a provider of cloud-based practice management and electronic health record software.


Fransisco Partners Overview


Remember that in order to craft a great answer to the common question "Why this Firm?", it's your responsibility to read articles and speak with employees. If you are interviewing with Francisco Partners, you should make sure you know:


  • 1 deal that the investment team you are recruiting with has done

  • 1 person at the firm (ideally someone who would have influence over your recruiting process)

  • 1 business model-specific detail to mention


We explain how to answer qualitative questions and research private equity firms in our Private Equity Course. We also teach how to build LBO models and prepare for case study interviews.



Big 3 Qualitative Questions




Selected Transaction


Francisco Partners announced a growth investment into Canadian restaurant management platform, TouchBistro. The funds will be used by TouchBistro to expand product offerings, core services, and continue strategic acquisitions.

  • Transaction Date: Closed November 2022

  • Transaction Value: $150mm

  • Press Release



Fact Sheet




  • Company Name: Francisco Partners

  • Description: Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses

  • Firm Category: Private Equity / Upper Middle Market

  • Status: Francisco Partners is a privately held company

  • Founded: 1999

  • Assets Under Management: $24B

  • Flagship Fund Size: Francisco Partners VII, L.P. ($13.5B raised in 2022)

  • Chief Operating Officer: Dipanjan Deb

  • Headquarters: San Francisco, USA


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