Our Approach

We believe that acquiring businesses is about more than just buying great companies. It’s about investing in the people, products, and services that have built that organisation.

A message from our CEO...

" If your goal for your business is to have it be a market leader in the vertical of which it serves and to have a great home for your customers and your employees, that you've built up over time, then I think we are the right place for it because that is our strategy..."

Barry Symons

How are we different? We like to keep things simple like A,B,C..

Autonomy

Autonomy
We have a decentralized structure and do not seek to take over the day-to-day operations of our companies.

Buy & Hold

Buy & Hold Forever
We have never sold a business. This is our software for life promise – selling to Jonas means you have found a permanent, caring home.

 
Best Practices

Culture of Sharing Best Practices
Leverage our vertical market software expertise. Jonas has completed 95+ acquisitions and our parent, Constellation Software, over 600.

Is your desire is to:

  • Continue to manage your business, but need peer support?
  • Step change your business to reach the next level?
  • Retire, or have aspirations to do something else?

Whichever direction you choose to follow we can accommodate. FACTOID: Many prior business owners still work within our unique structure continuing to enjoy the autonomy of our culture, in fact just over 60% of our business leaders globally were prior owners and we are delighted they elected to continue their journey with us and have thrived in our environment since selling to us.

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We Honour Each Business' Unique Legacy

Our ‘Buy and Hold Forever’ strategy leads us to invest in our businesses ensuring employees and customers are taken care of for Life. Unlike the typical Private Equity or Venture Capital firm, we will never sell your business and support decisions for the long-term benefit of the health of the business

We run a decentralized business model, with multiple brands within verticals. Our companies function autonomously, with decision-making left to each company’s management team who know their products, employees, and markets best.

We have a focus on continuity, maintaining your unique brand and existing management team and reputation for excellence in your vertical. We strive to make the integration process as smooth as possible so that your business can run as usual with minimal interruption. With day 1 under our ownership being business as usual with little to no disruption to your day to day operations.

We Know Vertical Market Software

We live and breathe vertical market software, with more than 20 years of experience and a proven track record of success. We leverage the learnings from Jonas’ 95+ software businesses and CSI’s 600+ software businesses.

You know your market and more often than not we know your market, with a strong presence in 25+ major industry verticals across Jonas.

We are global leaders in many of our verticals, with customers in 30+ countries worldwide.

We support and empower the entrepreneurial thinking necessary to win in an industry vertical, and look for owners who want to take on more responsibility within Jonas and grow with us.

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We Know Acquisitions

As a frequent and specialist acquirer of vertical market software companies, we offer certainty and reliability, backed by a track record of over 95+ acquisitions. We are confident that once we agree on the terms, we will complete the deal in an efficient and effective manner to minimize the impact on the seller’s business. We employ a customized approach to acquisition structure, depending on the life cycle of the company, its owners, and its market.

Having a dedicated M&A team with a streamlined approach to acquisitions allows us to manage the process efficiently and effectively, and gives us the ability to keep the information you share with us strictly confidential within the nominated deal team. We are transparent, fair, and have a high degree of integrity, and so does our acquisition process.

We have experience with succession planning and entrepreneurs planning a transition out of their business if so desired. We do not introduce debt into your business, allowing your business to grow unhindered from the burden of interest costs and covenants.

We Enable Each Business to Succeed

Our leadership team is intimately involved in the M&A process and own the success of the business post-closing. We allow businesses to continue to run as usual, but now with financial backing, expertise and best practices from our experience acquiring and running over 600 software companies across the globe.

No more working in a silo. We provide the ability to work with like-minded software executives, whom you can bounce ideas off, and leverage their experience tackling the key obstacles and challenges you face day-to-day. Chances are somewhere in our group we would have encountered and successfully overcome like situations. 

We promote corporate-wide sharing of best practices and have a playbook to help managers achieve accelerated growth and scalability inside their business. We host functional summits, quarterly strategy meetings, and annual academies to exchange experiences and proven practices with peers across other Jonas and CSI companies. We provide you with the ability to grow your business and your management scope through further M&A in your vertical.
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