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Kicking Off 2024 with Momentum: Bloom Equity Reflects on a Year of Growth

2023 was a banner year of growth for Bloom Equity marked by strategic investments and team expansion. We are thrilled to share our successes as we continue building on our commitment to delivering superior returns for our investors and enabling impactful growth and partnerships across our portfolio. 


A Landmark Acquisition: 

In Q3 2023, we completed our latest Fund I investment, acquiring RightCrowd, a leading publicly traded enterprise software company in the Physical Identity and Access Management (PIAM) sector serving the Forbes Global 2000.  


In the first few quarters of ownership, we have been laser focused on unlocking value and driving scale across the business with our experienced Operating Team supporting RightCrowd’s world-class and growing management team.   


This complex carve-out transaction from a publicly traded entity showcased our strong capabilities in navigating intricate deals and unlocking value - key elements to our investment strategy.  


Building a World-Class Team: 

Given the significant growth of our investor base, we were delighted to significantly expand the Bloom Equity team in 2023. We welcomed twelve professionals across our investment and operating groups, assembling a wealth of diverse expertise and overlapping experiences investing together at leading firms including Vista Equity, Diversis Capital, and K1 Investments. This infusion of talent allows us to approach opportunities with even greater depth and agility. 


Welcomed the following members to Bloom's Investment Team:  

  • Abe Borden (Principal, formerly Diversis Capital and K1 Investments) 

  • Shane Penner (Senior Associate, formerly K1 Investments) 

  • Jonathan Rosenblum (Associate, formerly K1 Investments) 


Welcomed the following members to Bloom’s Operating Team:  

  • Oded Noy (Senior Operating Partner, formerly Diversis Capital) 

  • Amanda Greenberg (Operating Partner, formerly Vista Equity) 

  • Tom Buiocchi (Operating Advisor, formerly CEO of ServicePower) 

  • Ken Berryman (Operating Advisor, formerly Head of North America Software at McKinsey) 

  • Sham Telang (Operating Advisor, formerly CPTO of LegalZoom) 

  • Sam Chandler (Operating Advisor, formerly CEO of NitroPDF) 

  • Ketan Patel (Value Creation Specialist, formerly COO of BigMachines) 

  • Lily Oliver-Torres (Value Creation Specialist, formerly VP of Business Operations at Shutterstock) 

  • Rob Turano (Value Creation Specialist, formerly VP at Siris Capital)  

Looking Forward to 2024: 

As we accelerate into 2024, we look forward to the new opportunities and partnerships that lie ahead. We are grateful for the continued support of our growing base of investors and partners, and we anticipate another year of growth, collaboration and success. 

 

About Bloom Equity Partners 

Bloom Equity Partners is a leading technology-focused private equity firm headquartered in New York City, currently deploying capital from Bloom Equity Partners Fund I. Bloom is leveraging decades of investing and operating experience to rapidly unlock transformational growth and deliver superior returns to its investment partners and management teams. Investing exclusively in lower-middle market software and tech-enabled business services companies, Bloom drives enduring market value by partnering closely with founders and management teams, injecting capital to unlock growth and providing operational resources and expertise to enable meaningful step-change to the business. 

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