Summit Partners LLP is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in later stage, mezzanine debt, growth capital, middle market, recapitalizations, possession financing, shareholder liquidity, management buyouts, bridge loans, acquisition financing, spin-off transactions, distressed situations/debtor-in-possession financing, and divestitures in fintech sector. It invests across all industry categories with a focus on education, technology enabled oilfield product and services, software, communications technology and services, semiconductors and electronics, gaming, leisure, Internet and information services, e-commerce, energy, media and entertainment, business services, financial technology and services, healthcare and life sciences, mobile, telecommunications, industrial products, consumer products, and other growth industries. The firm also invests in healthcare information technology, healthcare services, aerospace/defense, healthcare providers, healthcare services and healthcare technology, digital media, optical storage system, development tools, infrastructure services, and website infrastructure software. The firm prefers to invest in private companies around the world, focusing on Africa, North America with a focus on the United States; South America, Europe, Brazil, Asia focusing on South-East Asia, Australia and India. The firm seeks to invest between $2 million and $800 million in total in its portfolio companies. It seeks to make private equity investments between $30 million and $500 million; venture capital investments between $5 million and $30 million; and mezzanine debt financing of up to $125 million in conjunction with equity investment. In India, it seeks to invest $10 million to $100 million per company. The firm typically invests between $5 million and in excess of $500 million per company in combination of equity, subordinated debt, and senior debt financing. It prefers to be a lead or sole investor and can take a minority ownership position or controlling majority stake in its investee companies. The firm seeks to take a board seat and prefers to be a first institutional investor in its portfolio companies. Summit Partners was founded in 1984 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts with additional offices in Menlo Park, California; Palo Alto, California; Mumbai, India; and London, United Kingdom.