“I have been approached over the years by numerous M&A advisors. From the initial introduction, to the closing, SEG was clearly more knowledgeable about the M&A process, the market that I serve and the value of my company. SEG quickly and efficiently took my company to market finding a buyer that exceeded my expectations. SEG’s experience and confidence was apparent throughout the entire process.”
Dean Evans, Founder & Former CEO

Dean Evans & Associates has received a strategic growth equity investment from JMI Equity

SAN DIEGO, CA –April 15, 2014. Software Equity Group, LLC (SEG) announced today its client, Dean Evans & Associates, Inc. (dba Event Management Systems) the leading provider of facility scheduling and event management software, has received a strategic growth equity investment from JMI Equity, a leading growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software and technology-enabled services companies.

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Centennial Colorado, Dean Evans & Associates (DEA) provides a full suite of meeting and event scheduling, resource management, academic scheduling, shared workspace management (office “hoteling”), web calendaring and online registration/survey solutions. More than 4,000 organizations in over 75 countries rely on DEA’s Event Management System (EMS) software, including many Fortune 100 companies and other leading corporations, higher education institutions, law firms, conference centers, religious organizations, hospitals, cultural venues and sports facilities.

“For over 25 years, our team has been focused on providing our customers with the best in facility management software, along with the highest levels of customer service,” said Dean Evans, CEO and founder of DEA. ”EMS is a premier brand with a strong competitive advantage, offering the most comprehensive package of services on the market. With JMI’s expertise in growing enterprise software companies, along with its experience in higher education, we feel better than ever about our ability to continue to innovate and grow our offering.”

“We share the DEA team’s vision for the future and look forward to supporting the company in achieving its growth objectives,” said Brian Hersman, General Partner at JMI Equity. ”DEA’s opportunity fits well with JMI’s strategy of bringing expertise and resources to build on a foundation of strong market and product leadership.”

About Software Equity Group

Software Equity Group (SEG) provides unparalleled M&A advisory services for emerging and established software companies. For more than twenty years, SEG has worked alongside its software industry clients to drive extraordinary outcomes for the client’s shareholders, employees and customers. Over this time period, SEG has managed hundreds of sell-side M&A transactions, representing billions of dollars of aggregate transaction value. SEG’s unwavering commitment to the software industry equates to unmatched expertise across software industry product categories, delivery models, technology and end market verticals; and unrivaled access to key decision makers among strategic and private equity buyers.