Based in Austin, Texas, the ESW Capital group specifically focuses on buying, strengthening, then growing mature business software companies. By taking advantage of its unique operating platform, ESW revitalizes its acquisitions for sustainable success while making customer satisfaction a top priority. ESW and its affiliated companies have been in the enterprise software space since 1988, and the group includes notable brands such as Aurea, Ignite Technologies, CrossoverTrilogy, Skyvera and Versata.


  • Immersed in enterprise software since 1988
  • Our Model: Buy, strengthen, and grow business software companies
  • 75 portfolio acquisitions, including 20 TTM
  • We don’t sell assets we run companies for the long-term


  • 100% acquisitions, target EVs $10-$250m+
  • Seller friendly: cash at close, no earn-outs or post-close contingencies
  • Fast: IOI’s with valuation within a week, LOI and closing within 45 days
  • Certain: 98% close rate on our LOIs
  • Broad: Technology independent, and will bid on turnaround situations