Spire Capital

Spire Capital, founded in 2000, is a private equity firm specializing in small market companies within the business services, information services, media, and communications sectors in North America. With approximately $600 million in assets under management across two funds, Spire Capital focuses on leading small market buyout investments leveraging its deep industry experience and network of relationships to help portfolio companies grow and succeed.

Andrew J. Armstrong Jr.

Partner

Andrew Jackson Armstrong

Co-Founder and Partner

Benjamin C. Benita

Senior Associate

Matthew S. Giedgowd

Director of Finance

Bruce M. Hernandez

Partner

Jordan T. Jay

Associate

Bradley W. Johnson

VP

Benjamin M. King

Associate

Piper Leonard

Director of Finance

David K. Schaible

Partner

Yash D. Singh

Associate

Donald E. Stewart

Partner, CFO and Cco

Rupali Varma

Principal

Crysti Y. Wang

Senior Associate

Sean C. White

Partner

Ivan N. Whittey

VP

Shelly Zhu

VP

40 past transactions

Encoda Systems

Private Equity Round in 2001
Encoda Systems Holdings, Inc., a leading global supplier of software and service solutions for the broadcast media industry, including television, radio, cable, satellite, and advertising agency customers around the world.

Professional Bull Riders

Private Equity Round in 2007
Headquartered in Colo., the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. was created in 1992 when a group of 20 visionary bull riders broke away from the traditional rodeo scene seeking mainstream attention for the sport of professional bull riding. They felt that, as the most popular event at a rodeo, bull riding deserved to be in the limelight and could easily stand alone. Each rider invested a hard-earned $1,000, a few of them borrowing from family and friends, to start the PBR.

Surgent Professional Education

Private Equity Round in 2013
End to End Professional Education platform for accounting and finance professionals from licensing to continuing education. The exam review can be found at <a href="https://www.surgentcpareview.com">Surgent CPA Review</a>

Lighthouse eDiscovery

Venture Round in 2015
Lighthouse is a leading full-service eDiscovery provider to Fortune 100 companies and Am Law 100 law firms nationally. For over 19 years, they have been providing unparalleled solutions that improve eDiscovery workflows and dramatically reduce their clients’ overall costs of discovery. Collaboration, innovation, scale, and overall cost reductions – only at Lighthouse eDiscovery.

NetFortris

Private Equity Round in 2014
NetFortris provides secure cloud-based UCaaS, managed network solutions, hosted productivity applications, security and specialized applications for enterprises of all sizes. The NetFortris Cloud Solutions Platform, a proprietary cloud services management and analytics platform, provides the foundation for all NetFortris services, and delivers security, analytics, and integrated management for simple, scalable and highly secure cloud communications operations.

Tarpon Towers

Private Equity Round in 2010
Tarpon Towers was founded at the beginning of 2008 as Florida Tower Partners, LLC, and together with its equity partner seeks to capitalize on the experience of its management team in the tower industry and network deployment to develop wireless communications sites that are immediately in demand by companies providing wireless communications services to consumers, businesses, and government. Tarpon Towers, LLC, through its operating subsidiary, Florida Tower Partners, LLC, develops sites through its own site acquisition and permitting programs as well as strategic agreements including funding of capital and other joint ventures. Tarpon also actively acquires select wireless communications tower assets throughout the continental United States.

Skymall Inc.

Acquisition in 2005
Skymall Inc. is an online shopping magazine that retails home and garden, health and beauty, electronic, clothing and accessories, travel, pet, and toy products. It offers products covering various areas such as furniture, art and decor, home security, food and wine, entertainment, organization, storage and cleaning, heating and cooling, holiday decor, bedroom, kitchen and dining, bathroom, office, fireplace, garage and tools, garden and patio, and pool products; and fitness products. Skymall Inc. is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Sonitrol

Private Equity Round in 2004
Sonitrol is an North American commercial security monitoring services, access control and fire detection systems.

Velocity Technology Solutions

Private Equity Round in 2010
Velocity Technology Solutions is a leader in enterprise and business application services, fully- managed and protected within a virtual private, public or hybrid cloud. It is dedicated to lowering operational costs, providing industry-leading service levels and improving software performance while reducing the burden on IT staff and enabling deployment flexibility. Velocity provides virtual cloud solutions for enterprise applications with high levels of performance. Expertise managing software 24/7, combined with proprietary technology that enhances availability, security, and control, make Velocity the trusted partner for rapidly and securely deploying application investments into a secure and resilient virtual cloud. Velocity is headquartered in Charlotte with facilities in Minneapolis, Nashville, Denver, Tampa, India, Singapore, London (Canada), and Glasgow. Velocity is a portfolio company of Silver Lake Sumeru, a global leader in private equity investments in growth-oriented technology and technology-enabled companies.

Highline Financial

Private Equity Round in 2003
Highline Financial is the preferred source for banking information for the financial sector. Focused solely on the banking sector, their data and analytics are relied upon by senior executives at over 1000 customers to manage risk and make profitable investment decisions daily. Highline Financial has over 35 years experience in gathering, normalizing and publishing market data banking information. Formerly part of Sheshunoff and later Thomson, Highline Financial established the industry's first performance indexes, benchmarks and diagnostic models and was the sole provider for banking business analytics during the late 1980s through the 1990s, among other industry firsts.

Patriot Media and Communications

Private Equity Round in 2003
Patriot Media and Communications, LLC engages in the ownership and operation of cable system in Central New Jersey.

On Campus Marketing (OCM)

Debt Financing in 2016
On Campus Marketing is a online retail of university-approved merchandise for campus living, gifting, and special campus occasions.

Nassau Broadcasting

Private Equity Round in 2003
Nassau broadcast media is a radio station operating company headquartered in New Jersey.

On Campus Marketing (OCM)

Acquisition in 2016
On Campus Marketing is a online retail of university-approved merchandise for campus living, gifting, and special campus occasions.

iNNERHOST, Inc.

Venture Round in 2000
iNNERHOST, Inc. was formed in 1998 to provide shared and complex web hosting services to small and medium-sized businesses. The company, which was based in Miami, FL, provided its services throughout the United States with a growing presence in Latin America. In 2000, iNNERHOST received a venture capital investment of $15 million by Spire Capital to hire key talent, expand its Latin American strategy, and build out its state-of-the-art data center. On August 31, 2002, iNNERHOST was acquired (for an undisclosed amount) by Interland, an Atlanta-based company, which was one of the largest providers of web-hosting services for small and medium-sized enterprises in the United States. Prior to the merger, iNNERHOST had nearly 150 employees and its customer base included approximately 13,000 shared hosting accounts and 1,500 dedicated hosting customers. At the time, it was one of six companies in the world to be a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. Products and services included shared, dedicated, clustered-hosting services, database services, domain name registration services, back-up storage, and other application hosting services.

Dynamic Quest

Private Equity Round in 2018
Dynamic Quest is an information technology company providing IT and cloud services

Vector Media LLC

Venture Round in 2016
Vector Media offers diverse Out-of-Home advertising opportunities, specializing in large format visual communications. They focus on providing our clients with the tools to create maximum impact and brand experiences. Their ever-growing media arsenal includes double decker transit spectaculars, airport shuttles, custom-route coach-style vehicles, solar kiosks and other street furniture, taxi media, digital advertising, bulletins, wallscapes and building wrap opportunities, printed publications, experiential marketing and more.

Tonchidot

Series B in 2010
Social Augmented Reality Mobile Location-based Service "Sekai Camera" (World Camera) Their client-side software and web service enable camera-equipped mobile devices (such as iPhones, Android "Google Phones", and other smart-phones) to access informational and entertainment services by creating a "Clickable World" via the use of Augmented Reality (AR) hyper-tags. These user-clickable tags, which they call "AirTags", are location-based and mapped in the real world. These AirTags can be seen and accessed through the camera view of mobile devices with Sekai Camera software. Sekai Camera is realized though a combination of technologies, including client-side software deployed on iPhone, Android and other OS platforms, and also highly scalable web computing systems. In addition, Sekai Camera integrates with services provided by mobile carriers, existing data/service providers, and location technology companies, which combined, enable this dynamic location-based information retrieval service.

ERI Solutions

Private Placement in 2019
ERI Solutions provides non-destructive testing, safety, industrial hygiene, environmental, and insurance services. The company’s services, the majority of which are federally mandated, allowing its more than 200 customers to mitigate business risks and maintain compliance with regulations. ERI’s customers are active in the biofuels, agribusiness, manufacturing, milling, petrochemical, construction, and distribution sectors. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered near Wichita in Colwich, Kansas.

On Campus Marketing LLC

Merger/Acquisition in 2016
On Campus Marketing LLC operates an online store that offers university-approved merchandise for campus living, gifting, and special campus occasions, including move-in, graduation, and more. It offers bedding and bath products, including bedding sets, girls bedding, guys bedding, sheets, comforters, mattress pads and toppers, pillows, college blankets, pillowcases, shower accessories, towel sets, personal care products, shower caddies, bath robes and sandals, trash cans, bath rugs and mats, shower curtains, and bath accessories. The company also provides dorm room organization products, including trunks, laundry and hampers, closet storage products, storage bins, under the bed products, and trash cans; appliances and housewares, such as kitchen appliances and sets, coffee makers, kitchen basics, tableware, dorm fridges, microwaves, fans and lamps, clocks, and cleaning supplies; and dorm furniture, which comprise seating products, and storage drawers and carts. In addition, it offers accents, rugs, and wall arts; gifts and care packages; diploma and photo frames; and phone and technology accessories. Further, the company provides college apparel and gear for students, which include outerwear, shirts, sweatshirts, caps and tee combos, throws, and tailgates; and custom Greek apparel. Furthermore, it offers Campus Backup, a backup software for students. The company serves campuses, college students, and families in the United States. On Campus Marketing LLC was formerly known as OCM Enterprises Inc. The company was founded in 1981 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Highline Media

Private Equity Round in 2003
Highline Media is a publishing company focusing on information for the financial, insurance and real estate sector.

Rainbow Child Care Center

Private Equity Round in 2010
Rainbow Child Care Center provides early education services to more than 10,500 students, with 121 schools and before/after school programs in 12 states in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast U.S.

Inflow

Series C in 2000
Inflow provides facility-based information technology outsourcing solutions for companies with critical business and network applications.

Trax Technologies, Inc.

Private Equity Round in 2014
Trax Technologies, Inc. provides a logistics data refinery that serves both buyers and sellers of logistics services. The company adds value by refining logistics data that comes from multiple sources. Before Trax refines logistics data, it is often inaccurate, incomplete, or inconsistent. Trax estimates that such bad logistics data costs the $4.2 trillion transportation industry hundreds of billions of dollars a year. The cost arises from inefficiency, uncontrolled financial risk, distorted financial reporting and sub-optimal decision making. Through an open SaaS technology platform, Trax cleans, completes and reconciles bad logistics data. Companies can then use the purified logistics data to reduce the high cost of industry inefficiency. They can also reduce uncontrolled risk, improve financial reporting and make better decisions through improved data analytics. Trax operates offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. For more information, visit www.traxtech.com. Twitter: @TraxTech LinkedIn: Trax Technologies

Emoov Limited

Series B in 2017
Classic estate agents charge very high fees to sellers for very little support and value addition and suffer from a very poor reputation. eMoov is an industry first solution, which is genuinely helping the seller sell better with the help of technology tools and great people. This creates customer empowerment, transparency and reduced cost of servicing allowing a fee saving to be passed to the customer. Emoov charges nominal fixed fees, a fraction compared to percentage based transactions charged by old fashioned estate agents. eMoov was founded by Russell Quirk, who is an impressive entrepreneur and previously ran a five branch classic estate agent business. He is a rarity in that he is a well versed property professional incumbent disrupting an industry that is sorely in need of it. He has built an industry leading team, a fantastic technology platform and is obsessed with customer service. His PR skills are frankly awesome.

Certiport

Private Equity Round in 2007
Certiport® prepares individuals with current and relevant digital skills and credentials for the competitive global workforce. These solutions are delivered by more than 12,000 Certiport Centers worldwide and include the official Microsoft Office certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the CompTIA Strata™ IT Fundamentals, the Autodesk® Certified User certification program, the Intuit® QuickBooks Certified User certification program and the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³® ).

ERI Solutions

Private Equity Round in 2018
ERI Solutions provides non-destructive testing, safety, industrial hygiene, environmental, and insurance services. The company’s services, the majority of which are federally mandated, allowing its more than 200 customers to mitigate business risks and maintain compliance with regulations. ERI’s customers are active in the biofuels, agribusiness, manufacturing, milling, petrochemical, construction, and distribution sectors. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered near Wichita in Colwich, Kansas.

Advocate Networks, LLC

Private Placement in 2020
Advocate Networks, LLC, doing business as Advocate, provides information technology (IT) consulting services to help companies optimize their technology infrastructure. The company offers cloud services, including technology business management, cloud spend optimization, cloud insight, IT diagnostic, IT strategy, cloud strategy sourcing, and cloud managed services. It also provides connectivity services, including network health review, network transformation, network transformation workshops, network demand planning, network and mobile connectivity assessment, strategic sourcing, and connectivity brokerage services. The company serves technology, industrial, healthcare, financial services, retail, software, and other industries. Advocate Networks, LLC was founded in 2001 and is based in Norcross, Georgia.
PAN was founded in 2000 by two clinical psychologists that saw a need to compile the best online assessments onto one platform. Today, PAN is the leading provider of talent measurement solutions to help organizations of all sizes hire, develop, and retain the right talent. PAN’s suite of industry-leading assessment tools, innovative technology, and support services offers clients a single source for streamlined people measurement. More information is available at www.panpowered.com.

Vivax

Series B in 2001
Vivax is provides the most advanced comprehensive broadband services in Brazil.

O2BKids

Venture Round in 2018
O2B Kids is a Everything. It's a smile. It's a laugh. It's family togetherness. It's a child's discovery. It's a place for kids to sing,dance, run, and play. It's ever-changing and it's always FUN.
Advocate the Premier TBM Services Company provides technology business management ("TBM") and technology expense management ("TEM") services to enterprise organizations looking to optimize their technology strategy and infrastructure.

Inflow

Venture Round in 2002
Inflow provides facility-based information technology outsourcing solutions for companies with critical business and network applications.

Dbi, Inc.

Private Equity Round in 2020
Dbi, Inc. is a provider of non-destructive testing, mechanical integrity inspections, pipeline integrity inspections, and heat treat services.

Telekenex

Private Equity Round in 2014
Telekenex is a business-grade IP service provider with a robust private international IP network and innovative solutions, including managed ethernet, SIP trunking, private MPLS and Internet, managed data center, and a full suite of IP Telephony solutions. Telekenex was founded in 1994 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Dynamic Quest

Private Placement in 2018
Dynamic Quest is an information technology company providing IT and cloud services

Inflow

Venture Round in 2001
Inflow provides facility-based information technology outsourcing solutions for companies with critical business and network applications.

The Inception Company, LLC

Private Equity Round in 2021
The Inception Company, LLC builds and supports virtual engagement platforms and services primarily for the pharmaceutical industry. The company offers Pando, a virtual meeting platform; production and broadcasting solutions, such as studio productions, on-location productions, and venue networks; creative video production solutions, including branded content, corporate videos, and commercials; and nationwide meeting support solutions, which comprise planning and logistics, and audio visual services. It also serves other industries. The company was incorporated in 2004 and is based in Fairfield, New Jersey.