Focus

One fundamental reason Lightning Partners consistently drives outstanding transaction outcomes is our trademark combination of “People, Positioning and Process.”  The “process” function is the result of hundreds of iterations we have performed and perfected over two decades. The “people” and “positioning” functions come from our tech subsector focus.  We maintain regular dialogue with acquirers and investors in our focus sectors, so we understand their evolving interests and strategies, the subtleties of their markets and companies, and their ever-shifting views about growth opportunities. 


We maintain an active, current understanding of activity in our focus markets (not just “what” but “why”). This is critical to evaluate, perfect and communicate the value proposition of our clients to potential acquirers and investors to achieve optimal outcomes. Our domain expertise and sector focus go beyond the top names in our sectors to include less obvious players who are positioning to disrupt or redefine the market through unexpected market plays.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

HR Tech  

Cloud / Infrastructure

Security  

Sales & Marketing Tech  

Customer Experience 

Supply Chain / Logistics

ERP & Office of CFO 

Risk & Compliance 

Mobile & IoT

Collaboration 

Field Svc. / Workforce Mgmt.

eCommerce 

Customer Support 

AI / ML, Data & Analytics

software as a service (saas) Predictive Analytics  

AI / Machine Learning  

Information Services 

Data Insights & BI Platforms 

Marketplaces / Exchanges 

SaaS + Massive Data Capture


Vertical SaaS

Automotive

Education 

Energy / Utilities

Engineering & Construction

Financial Technology

Government

Healthcare IT

Hospitality & Leisure

Industrial Tech

Insurance 

Legal Tech

Manufacturing

Non-profit 

Real Estate

Retail / Restaurant

Transportation

Telecom