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GAINSystems Announces Majority Investment from Francisco Partners

Press Releases — Jan 25, 2022



Deal Facts

North America

Partnering with Founders

CHICAGO & SAN FRANCISCO – January 25, 2022 – GAINSystems, a leading provider of innovative cloud-based supply chain planning solutions, today announced a majority investment from Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses. The investment follows an initial strategic growth investment from Francisco Partners in July 2020. With the investment, Francisco Partners will become the majority shareholder of GAINSystems.

As a leader in supply chain planning solutions, GAINSystems’ supply chain performance optimization platform helps business decision-makers move forward faster with greater agility, resilience and confidence. The company has continued to retain and grow its list of impressive clients by delivering a consistently compelling ROI to its users.

“We are thrilled to be expanding our existing partnership with Francisco Partners. As one of the most active investors in the technology industry, the depth of expertise they bring in the supply chain planning software market combined with their experience scaling strong growing businesses like ours makes them the perfect partner for the next chapter in our business’ evolution,” said GAINSystems CEO Bill Benton. “With this investment, we have a unique opportunity to further expand our relationships with both new and existing clients as we continue to increase the value provided by our GAINS Performance Optimization Platform .”

Deep Shah, Co-President at Francisco Partners, said, “As a leader in the market, GAINSystems has established an unmatched platform backed by an innovative suite of world-class products. Since our initial investment in 2020, the company has demonstrated phenomenal growth potential, and we are excited to be deepening our relationship. We look forward to working closely with the management team to best position the company to serve its impressive customer base as it moves forward.”

Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor to Francisco Partners.

About Francisco Partners

Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Since its launch over 20 years ago, Francisco Partners has invested in more than 400 technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. With more than $30 billion in assets under management, the firm invests in opportunities where its deep sectoral knowledge and operational expertise can help companies realize their full potential. For more information on Francisco Partners, please visit

About GAINSystems

The GAINS Supply Chain Performance Optimization Platform helps business decision-makers “Move Forward Faster”SM with greater agility, resilience and profitability. The GAINS AI/ML-driven cloud platform delivers continuous cost and profit optimization via proven algorithms and actionable analytics for global manufacturing, distribution, retail and aftermarket/maintenance operations. Innovative design combined with the GAINS Proven-Path-to-Performance (P3) SM methodology enables rapid onboarding and tangible results including increased sales, inventory turns, and service levels at reduced operating costs in as little as 8 weeks. GAINSystems provides our digital Supply Chain Performance Optimization Platform to industry leaders like Graybar, Honda Motors, Menard’s, Rockwell Automation, and Textron Aviation while pre-packaging these best-in-class solutions for rapid time-to-value at smaller & mid-size enterprises. With GAINS, you can “Move Forward Faster” SM . For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.