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K1 is a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies globally. K1 seeks to help dynamic businesses achieve successful outcomes by identifying and executing organic and acquisition-based growth opportunities that position its companies as industry leaders. K1 typically invests alongside strong management teams that continue to guide their organizations on a day-to-day basis. K1’s investments vary in the level of ownership in order to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and managers.

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simPRO, a Leading Global Provider of Field Service Management Software, Secures Growth Investment of Over $350 Million USD

Acquisitions accelerate global expansion and product development efforts   BRISBANE, Australia, Nov. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- simPRO, the global leader in field service management software, announced today that it has secured an investment of over $350 million from K1 Investment Management, with participation from existing investor Level Equity. Additionally, simPRO announced the acquisitions of ClockShark, a US-based time-sheeting and scheduling platform, as well as AroFlo, an 

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ComplySci Acquires illumis, Premier Technology Provider To Financial Services Firms And Aggregator Of Political Contribution Data

illumis Provides Comprehensive Real Time Data Coverage of Federal, State and Local Donations, Along with Solutions for Mitigating Potential Regulatory Risk Deal Marks ComplySci's Second Strategic Acquisition Since $120 Million Investment from K1 Investment Management in June NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2021 -- ComplySci (the "Company"), the leading provider of regulatory technology and compliance solutions for the financial services sector, announced today that it has acquired illumis Inc., a premie

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ControlUp, a Global Leader in Digital Employee Experience Management, Raises $100 Million, Co-Led by K1 and JVP

ControlUp gives employees the freedom and flexibility to access any line-of-business application from anywhere SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 10, 2021 -- ControlUp, the industry leader in Digital Employee Experience management, announced today that it has completed a $100 million funding round, co-led by K1 Investment Management and JVP. This new investment will help drive innovation and partnerships, to give people the flexibility and freedom to work anywhere. ControlUp helps deliver remote work

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SecureAuth Acquires Acceptto to Redefine AI-driven MFA and Continuous Passwordless Authentication for the Workplace

Acquisition of Contextual Behavior Threat Intelligence Technology Transitions SecureAuth into a Leader in High-Assurance Low-Friction Authentication  Irvine, CA – Nov 3, 2021 – Today, SecureAuth, a leader in next generation identity and access management for the Global 2000, has acquired Acceptto, an emerging leader in passwordless authentication and behavioral modeling to infer whether a user is a threat before authentication, during authentication, and post-authorization. 

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Smarsh Acquires Digital Safe Product Line from Micro Focus

Global RegTech Leader Expands Offerings in Electronic Communications Archiving, Compliance and E-Discovery for Largest Multi-National Enterprises  Smarsh Well-Positioned to Help Regulated Organizations Meet the Communications Data Strategy, Retention & Oversight Challenges Exacerbated by Worldwide Shift to Hybrid Work PORTLAND, Ore. & SANTA CLARA, Calif. – November 3, 2021 – Smarsh®, enabling organizations to manage the risk and uncover the value within their electronic communi

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Entreda Acquires Privva, an Innovative Provider of Cloud-Based Supply Chain Risk Management Software for Regulated Industries

Combined Company to Deliver a Unified Cybersecurity Compliance Platform to Monitor Users, Devices, Networks and Third-Party Vendors as Financial Firms Deal with Increased Regulatory Cybersecurity and Privacy Oversight Acquisition Reinforces Entreda's Position as the Cybersecurity Provider of Choice for the Wealth Management Industry REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and BALTIMORE, Nov. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Entreda, the industry leader in comprehensive cybersecurity software, systems and cyber secur

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Our Value Add

K1 typically invests alongside strong management teams that continue to guide their organizations on a day-to-day basis. As partners, we seek to provide meaningful strategic and financial support to help our companies reach their full potential. Our investments vary in the level of ownership in order to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and managers. Through our affiliate K1 Operations, LLC, the firm provides a broad range of transformative, consultative services to our portfolio companies.

Organizational Health

We partner with our companies to develop high performing leadership teams focused on achieving results. We believe cultures that promote trust, healthy conflict, commitment to common goals, and mutual accountability throughout the organization are critical to factors for success.

Corporate Development

We assist our leadership teams to pursue strategic acquisitions that broaden product suites and accelerate roadmaps, open up new territories globally, and consolidate markets transforming the competitive landscape. These activities enable our portfolio companies to further enhance their scale and profitability. We manage the entire process including sourcing, negotiation, diligence, and financing.

Executive Development

We believe that great leadership inspires potential and drives sustainable results. We assist in recruiting top talent as well as retaining people through employee engagement initiatives. We strive to create an environment that embraces learning and professional development. These strategies range from the design and implementation of onboarding boot camps all the way to year-long executive leadership development programs.

Revenue Acceleration

We help develop corporate strategy that transforms competitive positioning and allows our portfolio companies to achieve accelerating revenue growth. We assist leadership teams with go-to-market strategy, launching new products, and expanding into new verticals and geographies with a focus on achieving product-market fit.

Performance Improvement

We focus on repeatable processes and scalable technologies that produce predictable results. We identify common opportunities and solutions to drive financial performance. We partner with leadership teams to identify opportunities to improve results across all functional areas and provide access to our Intelligent Operations (IOPs) expertise and tools for execution.

Thought Leadership

Our executives interact across the portfolio through round tables and quarterly summits sharing lessons learned and benchmarking data. Our in-house subject matter experts leverage the collective knowledge and experiences within the broader portfolio to assist our leadership teams by sharing best practices, case studies as well provide hands-on support during execution.