Infrastructure Software plays a critical role in modern technology ecosystems, providing the necessary tools and frameworks to manage and optimize underlying resources that support organizations. The infrastructure tech stack has become increasingly complex in order to keep pace with the demand for improved performance, reliability and security that organizations face in a heterogeneous cloud, hybrid and on-premise compute environment.
Within IT infrastructure, software is experiencing significant growth as it aims to enhance scalability, performance and efficiency within organizations, leveraging emerging and established technologies like AI, automation and public clouds. This sector encompasses a diverse array of platforms and solutions that foster seamless integration within organizations and empower the delivery of high quality software solutions. Consolidation is expected as increasing complexity and expenses drive greater demand for an “all-in-one” solution. Subsectors within infrastructure are also seeing robust activity – DevOps driven by the rapid pace of software development and innovation; Security driven by evaporation of the “perimeter” and rapidly-expanding threat environment; IT Ops fostered by the need to re-deploy resources spent fighting fires to allow adoption of new technologies.
Over our history, Shea & Company has advised on over $15 billion in infrastructure software transactions, spanning ITOM, DevOps, IT Ops, Security, Data & Analytics and Cloud Infrastructure, among others. We have advised on landmark sell-side, buy-side and capital raising transactions; transactions we led were integral in the establishment or expansion of several industry-defining private equity platforms (Digital.ai, Perforce, SmartBear); we led pre IPO capital raise transactions for Mimecast and Ping Identity; and advised on the largest-ever tech capital raise in Australia (Octopus Deploy). In addition to our transaction experience, we are committed to remaining a thought leader with consistently evolving market landscapes and thought pieces around nascent verticals within the sector.