Francisco Partners to Sell ClickSoftware to Salesforce for $1.4 Billion

August 08, 2019

San Francisco – Francisco Partners, a leading global private equity firm that specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled businesses, has entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of portfolio company ClickSoftware Technologies, a team-management technology company to Salesforce for $1.4 billion enterprise value. Francisco Partners took ClickSoftware private in 2015.

“Since inception, Click has had a unique technology to optimize service. It has been our pleasure to partner with the Click team for these last four years as we worked with them to accelerate innovation and growth,” said Matt Spetzler, partner at Francisco Partners.

Paul Hastings advised Francisco Partners on the transaction, with a team led by partners Dana Kromm and Mike Kennedy. The deal team also included partners Behnam Dayanim, Jim Smulkowski, Jane Song and Dan Stellenberg and associate Kristy Wiehe.

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