Software Equity Group is an investment bank and M&A advisory serving the software and technology sectors. Founded in 1992, our firm has guided and advised companies on five continents, including privately-held software and technology companies in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and Israel. We have represented public companies listed on the NASDAQ, NYSE, American, Toronto, London and Euronext exchanges. Software Equity Group also advises several of the world's leading private equity firms. We are ranked among the top ten investment banks worldwide for application software mergers and acquisitions.
Our value proposition is unique and compelling. We are skilled and accomplished investment bankers with extraordinary software, internet and technology domain expertise. Our industry knowledge and experience span virtually every software product category, technology, market and delivery model, including Software-as-a Service (Saas), software on-demand and perpetual license. We have profound understanding of software company finances, operations and valuation. We monitor and analyze every publicly disclosed software M&A transaction, as well as the market, economy and technology trends that impact these deals. We're formidable negotiators and savvy dealmakers who facilitate strategic combinations that enhance shareholder value.
Perhaps most important are the relationships we've built and the industry reputation we enjoy. Software Equity Group is known and respected by publicly traded and privately owned software and technology companies worldwide, and we speak with them often. Our Quarterly and Annual Software Industry Equity Reports are read and relied upon by more than eighteen thousand industry executives, entrepreneurs and equity investors in sixty-one countries, and we have been quoted widely in such leading publications as The Wall Street Journal, Barrons, Information Week, The Daily Deal, The Street.com, U.S. News & World Report, Reuters, Mergers & Acquisitions, USA Today, Arizona Republic, Detroit Free Press, Entrepreneur Magazine, Softletter, Software Success, Software CEO Online and Software Business Magazine. Software Equity Group’s senior bankers have keynoted and spoken at more than one hundred software industry conferences and seminars, including Software Business, SoftExpo, Culpepper, VAR Conference, ACETECH, and the Arizona, Colorado, Chicago, Southern California, Denver, San Diego, Washington State and Boulder Software Associations.