Brighton Park Capital
Tech focused growth equity firm
Overall Rank: 22
Category: Emerging Growth
Category Rank: 8
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Founded in 2019, Brighton Park Capital (“BPC”) is a growth equity firm that invests globally in entrepreneur inspired companies in software, healthcare, and technology enabled services. BPC partners closely with experienced entrepreneurs, founders, and management teams to build market leading products and to execute the needed strategies to create important global companies with long-term value. The firm’s investor-centric approach helps these fast-growth companies in organizational development, product, go-to-market, business development, and corporate development.
In 2022, Brighton Park completed its second fund, which was oversubscribed, and now manages nearly $4 billion. The firm is an investor in many industry-leading companies including Paradox, OPSWAT, Indegene, XSOLIS, RocketReach, Coralogix, and HTEC.
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Mark F. Dzialga, Founder and Managing Partner
Mark is the Founder and Managing Partner of Brighton Park Capital and a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to starting BPC, Mark was a Managing Director at General Atlantic for more than 20 years, where he was a member of the Investment Committee from 2003-2018 and chaired the Investment Committee from 2007-2017. Mark has significant experience investing in and helping companies execute against their global ambitions. At GA, Mark led and played a key role in helping the firm invest in companies in a wide variety of end markets including software, internet, health care, financial services and consumer goods, as well as expand investment operations into new markets internationally. Mark has a degree in accounting from Canisius College and an MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
Mike Gregoire, Partner
Mike is a Partner at Brighton Park Capital. He is Chairman of the Portfolio Committee and is a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to joining BPC, Mike was the Chairman and CEO of CA Technologies. Previously, Mike was Chairman and CEO of Taleo Corporation, a leading cloud-based talent management software company that he oversaw going public before its successful sale to Oracle in 2012. With a career spanning more than 25 years in software and technology, Mike also served as Executive Vice President at People Soft and Executive Director at Electronic Data Systems EDS. Mike is widely recognized as a strategic thinker in the information technology industry. He has been the Chair of the World Economic Forum’s IT Governors Steering Committee, as well as a member of the Business Roundtable’s Information and Technology Committee.
Jeff Machlin, Partner
Jeff is a Partner at Brighton Park Capital and a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to joining Brighton Park Capital, Jeff was a Vice President with General Atlantic where he led and managed investments across technology and tech enabled services companies including HireRight, General Information Services, Automation Anywhere, and EN Engineering. Prior to General Atlantic, Jeff was an investor with TA Associates where he covered a number of sectors including business services, financial services, and financial technology. At TA Associates, Jeff was involved in multiple investments including ZoomInfo (NASDAQ: ZI) and Russell Investments. Jeff began his career in Citigroup’s Investment Banking division where he focused on mergers and acquisitions for asset managers and financial technology companies. Jeff received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Miami with a BBA in finance with honors.
Kevin Magan, Partner
Kevin is a Partner at Brighton Park Capital and a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to joining BPC in 2019, Kevin was a Vice President at Great Hill Partners where he was involved in multiple investments across software, internet, and business services, including Custom Ink, TodayTix, IntApp, and Bombas. Kevin began his career in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) group at Barclays. Kevin received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BS in finance.
Sam Kentor, Partner
Sam is a Partner at Brighton Park Capital and a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to joining BPC in 2019, Sam was a Principal with Elsewhere Partners. Sam was actively involved in Elsewhere’s investments in Itential, Relatient, and Statflo. Prior to Elsewhere, Sam was a Senior Associate with JMI Equity and was actively involved in the firm’s investments in automotiveMastermind, Benevity, Higher Logic, Schoology, and Yello. Sam started his career at Bain & Co where he spent three years in the Chicago Office. Sam has a degree in finance and economics & strategy from Washington University in St. Louis.
Calen Angert, Partner
Calen is a Partner, head of the Healthcare Group, and member of the Investment Committee at Brighton Park Capital. Prior to joining BPC, Calen was a Senior Vice President with TA Associates, where he executed and managed investments across the healthcare landscape, including Netsmart Technologies, Behavioral Health Works, RLDatix, MedRisk, Benecon, MPI Research, Navia Benefit Solutions, and SoftWriters. Calen began his career in the Healthcare Group of Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking division. Calen received a BSBA degree, magna cum laude, in finance from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and an MBA, including a certificate in public management and social innovation, from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Tim Drager, Partner
Tim is a Partner at Brighton Park Capital. Prior to joining BPC in 2019, Tim was an Associate at Berkshire Partners, focusing on private equity investments in technology, communications, business services and consumer retail. Prior to Berkshire, Tim was a Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company in the Chicago office. Tim graduated from the University of Oxford in 2014 with an MSc in financial economics, and he also holds an MA and BSoSc in economics from the University of Ottawa.
|BPC II||$1.7 Billion||October 2022|
|BPC I||$1.1 Billion||November 2020|
Paradox: Invested 2020
Paradox is a conversational AI and workflow automation software platform that serves human resources functions in companies. The company offers an AI-powered recruiting assistant, named Olivia, focused on capturing candidate data, answering general candidate questions, qualifying leads, and scheduling interviews.
OPSWAT: Invested 2021
Sector: Technology Enabled Services
OPSWAT is a global company that provides Critical Infrastructure Protection cybersecurity solutions that protect mission-critical organizations in energy, defense, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and technology sectors from malware and zero-day attacks.
Indegene: Invested 2021
Sector: Technology Enabled Services
Indegene provides software platforms and technology-enabled services to life sciences companies globally, including large pharma, emerging biotech, and medical device manufactures. The company helps medical affairs, sales and marketing, and regulatory teams do their jobs with higher levels of efficiency through digital transformation of otherwise manual processes.
HTEC: Invested 2021
Sector: Technology Enabled Services
HTEC is a leading software engineering and digital product development company that serves enterprises across industries. The Company leverages engineering capabilities across full-stack software development, IoT, data science, and artificial intelligence to deliver unique product solutions and accelerate digital transformation at enterprises globally.
Posit: Invested 2021
Sector: Open-Source Software
Posit is an ‘open-core’ data science platform company providing open-source tools and packages for data science in addition to commercial data science tools for enterprise customers.