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Francisco Partners Recognized by HEC Paris-DowJones as a Top Performer in 2022*

Press Releases — Feb 28, 2023

Francisco Partners (FP) is excited to announce that HEC Paris Business School and DowJones has ranked FP as a top performer in the 2022 HEC Paris-DowJones Private Equity Performance Ranking.

This year, FP was recognized as the #3 top performer on the HEC’s Worldwide Ranking with a performance score 2.28 standard deviations above the average. Francisco Partners is the only firm to have been ranked in the Top 3 for the last three years, and remains proud of its continued market-leading performance.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by HEC-DowJones as one of the top-performing private equity firms for the third consecutive year. We are very grateful to our limited partners for their continued trust and support, and to our colleagues and portfolio companies who have directly contributed to the strong performance we have achieved,” said Dipanjan “DJ” Deb, Co-Founder and CEO of Francisco Partners. “We remain focused and disciplined on delivering strong returns for our investors in the future.”

The HEC Paris-DowJones Private Equity Performance Ranking is an annual quantitative performance ranking created by HEC Paris Business School and DowJones and is authored by HEC Paris strategy professor Oliver Gottschalg. Performance data is gathered from Preqin or from data directly provided to HEC Paris for the purpose of the rankings. The list is gathered from performance data, as of December 2022, from 563 PE firms and the 2021 funds they raised between 2009 and 2018. The final list recognizes the top 20 global firms.

*For further detail on the ranking, including the study’s methodology, please see the complete performance rankings: This ranking analyzed aggregate performance based on buyout funds raised between 2009 and 2018 (2022 study), 2008 and 2017 (2021 study) & 2007 and 2016 (2020 study) by managers who had raised at least $3 billion in aggregate, had 10 observation years (sum of the age of all funds), and had at least two funds raised 2009-2018 (2022 study), 2008-2017 (2021 study) & 2007-2016 (2020 study) with full performance available. The criteria were applied to 563 (2022 study), 517 (2021 study), and 529 (2020 study) private equity firms which reported performance to HEC or for which Preqin data was available, resulting in a ranking of 75 firms (2022 study), 64 firms (2021 study) & 102 firms (2020 study). Such ranking is not representative of any client experience because it reflects an average. Past performance and such ranking are not indicative or a guarantee of future results. FP did not provide cash or non-cash compensation directly or indirectly in connection with obtaining or using its ranking.