Formed in 2014, ParkerGale has made a name for itself in private equity by acquiring bootstrapped, founder-owned technology companies and carve-outs of divisions from large corporations. The Chicago-based firm draws from decades of experience in technology and finance and, as a buyout fund, always acquires a majority of the companies in which they invest. Over the last 10 years, the firm has acquired thirteen software companies and currently manages over $600 million.
“We’re buying smaller companies but selling to bigger private equity firms or big strategics. We’re like the Property Brothers when we sell a company, it has to be in enterprise-class shape.” Jim Milbery, Founding Partner, ParkerGale