Atlanta, GA and Chicago, IL
Resurgens Technology Partners, a software-focused private equity firm, announced its platform investment in Wellspring, a leader in innovation and IP management software.
Wellspring is the leading SaaS provider of innovation and IP management solutions that drive best practices across the global R&D market. Providing critical systems for the entire innovation supply chain, the company’s suite of software products enables academic institutions, corporations and government agencies to research, develop and commercialize new technologies. Addressing a fast-growing global market estimated at $7B+, the company’s scalable, cloud-native technology serves a diverse blue-chip customer base of 500+ organizations across more than 70 countries.
The team at Resurgens will work alongside Wellspring’s management and existing investors — MK Capital and Plymouth Growth — to expand the company’s market-leading products and services, grow its go-to-market coverage and deepen existing customer relationships. In addition to bringing operational resources to bear, Resurgens will support Wellspring’s ongoing initiatives, continuing to build a world-class team and executing strategic M&A.
“As we looked for partnerships that aligned well with Wellspring’s mission, Resurgens’ differentiated approach to value creation made the decision an easy one,” said Wellspring CEO Robert Lowe. “I appreciate Resurgens’ holistic approach to delivering world-class software and offering high-value services for a broad range of client sizes and experience levels. I look forward to a successful partnership as we reach new heights together.”
“Global research and development investments are accelerating due to increasing international competition and digital transformation, with more than 100K global corporations, universities and government agencies investing more than $2.4T in R&D,” said Resurgens Managing Director Fred Sturgis. “As an early leader in the innovation software market, Wellspring has an incredible growth opportunity ahead of it. We are excited to partner with the Wellspring team for this next phase of growth.”
Lightning Partners served as financial advisor and Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal advisors to Wellspring. King and Spalding served as legal advisors to Resurgens.