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Mainsail Partners

Mainsail Partners is a private equity firm focused on management buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth equity investments in rapidly growing companies with the potential to be market leaders. Mainsail has extensive industry experience in technology-enabled services, software, for profit education, healthcare, franchising, and financial services. Mainsail invests exclusively in profitable, growing and bootstrapped companies in the United States and Canada. The firm is based in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2003 by Gavin Turner and C. Jason Payne. Both Managing Partners previously worked at Summit Partners, where Turner was a Vice President, responsible for West Coast media and communications technology investments, and Payne also served as an executive at one of Summit’s investments, American Dental Partners. Mainsail Partners has raised nearly $400M in committed capital from leading institutions, endowments, executives, and entrepreneurs. Investments Mainsail’s investments include: Zen Planner Netchemia The Bar Method Steelwedge MACOM PayLease Path Logic Novus Biologicals Togo’s IP Solutions Fusion Professional HealthCare eSecuritel Holdings Cash Management Solutions Mainsail sold Fusion, Professional HealthCare, and eSecuritel Holdings in 2011. Cash Management Solutions was sold in 2008.

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