Investment Criteria and Target Sectors

Investment Criteria


Catalyst makes equity investments in companies in which our industry knowledge, network of relationships, operating experience and active board participation will add value. We focus on companies with the following characteristics:

  • Investment Size

    Investment Size

    $10 million – $60 million, larger with co-investment

  • Target Size

    Target Size

    Typically <$250 million enterprise value

  • Transaction Types

    Transaction Types

    • Expansion capital
    • Growth recap
    • Roll-ups

B2B Software and Business Services Focus

Since 1999, we have targeted investments within the venture capital ecosystem, continually seeking to expand our knowledge, experience, and network of experts to best serve our portfolio companies and their management teams. Through our proactive research program, we identify various sectors of the tech-enabled economy that we believe are poised to experience above-market growth. We take a flexible approach to selecting our sectors of interest, continually researching new sectors and refreshing analyses of existing coverage areas as industry dynamics change.  We strive to be a thought leader in our industries and develop an informed point of view across both horizontal and vertical tech-enabled solutions, as outlined below:

Horizontal Solutions

  • These offerings are industry agnostic products and services targeting a diverse customer base
  • Often enhance productivity or provide outsourced support
  • Examples: Marketing, Sales, IT, Human Resources, & Finance

Vertical Solutions

  • These offerings are focused on niche markets / specific industries
  • Often are tailored solutions / deeply entrenched within customers’ workflow
  • Examples: Healthcare, Food, Real Estate, Legal, & Education