The Sage Group Plc

The Sage Group Plc

The Sage Group Plc

Date Founded



North Park,Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North East NE13 9AA

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



IT Consulting & Services
Computer Software

Company Description

The Sage Group Plc engages in the provision of business management solutions. It offers accounting, enterprise resource planning and payroll software. It operates through the following business segments: Northern Europe, Central and Southern Europe, North America, and North America. The company was founded by David Goldman, Paul Muller, and Graham Wylie in 1981 and is headquartered in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the United Kingdom.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Architect & Technology Advisor

Chief Executive Officer, Europe

Chief Product Officer

Chief Strategy Officer

Chief People Officer

President, International

Board of Directors

Director at Allied Domecq Plc

Chief Executive Officer & Director at Eggplant Live Ltd.

Vice Chairman-Corporate & Institutional Banking, Europe at Standard Chartered PLC

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Dairy Crest Group Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer at The Sage Group Plc

Non-Executive Director at The Sage Group Plc

Senior Vice President of Product Management & Product Marketing at F5 Networks, Inc.

Chief People Officer at WANdisco Plc

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Owners & Shareholders
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Fundsmith is a fund management company established in 2010 by Terry Smith. The business is 100% owned and controlled by its partners, who have worked closely together over many years, and is headquartered in London with an office in Connecticut, USA. The investment process of the Fundsmith Equity Fund will be the only equity fund strategy that we employ and the Fundsmith Equity Fund is the main vehicle for Terry’s own investments.

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LT is an active, risk-averse, value-oriented manager which targets absolute returns. They specializes in the discretionary management of UK, Global and Japanese equity mandates offered both through segregated accounts and pooled funds. The firm believes that durable, cash generative franchises are rare and undervalued by most investors for most of the time. LT find the majority of our candidate investments in a select group of broad industry categories. These are Consumer Branded Goods, Internet/Media/Software, Pharmaceuticals and Financials. Once the firm commits to a company, they are extremely reluctant to sell it, except on a significant breach of our valuation target or when the firm realizes that the premise for the investment is no longer valid. LT construct portfolios with a high degree of concentration (20-35 holdings) and unusually low turnover.

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AIGSL is an active, research-oriented manager which invests in all major asset classes including equity, fixed-income, real estate and cash. They also have expertise in SRI and alternative investments. The firm manages equity funds and fixed-income funds, following long-only and hedged strategies. They specialize in UK-related markets and shares research globally throughout Aviva divisions. AIGSL employ a bottom-up investment process based on fundamental financial analysis and valuation, and informed by top-down macro-economic research. They select stock by focusing on favorable industry sectors and utilize a dividend discount model. Determinant criteria include return on assets, price-to-book ratio and a low historical price-to-earnings ratio.

Recent Transactions
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The Sage Group Plc raised money in a private placement transaction

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The Sage Group Plc purchases Ocrex Ltd. from Enterprise Ireland, ACT Venture Capital Ltd.

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Cegid Group SA, Silver Lake Management Co. LLC purchase Meta4 Spain SA from The Sage Group Plc

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onBobcat Acquisition Corp., The Sage Group Plc purchase Best Software, Inc.


Advised onBobcat Acquisition Corp., The Sage Group Plc purchase Best Software, Inc.

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Advised onThe Sage Group Plc purchases Intacct Corp. from Sutter Hill Ventures LLC, JK&B Management LLC, Hummer Winblad Operating Co. LLC, Split Rock Partners LLC, Sigma Partners, Battery Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, Emergence Capital Partners, Morgan Creek Capital Management (Private Equity), Costanoa Ventures, Jackson Square Ventures Management Co. LLC, American Express Ventures

Legal Advisor

Advised onSage Software, Inc., The Sage Group Plc purchase Emdeon Practice Services from Emdeon Corporation

Co-Head of Healthcare IT Investment Banking

Advised onVista Equity Partners Management LLC purchases Vitera Healthcare Solutions LLC from The Sage Group Plc

Investment Advisor

Advised onSage Software, Inc., The Sage Group Plc purchase PAI Group, Inc. from North Hill partners LLC, Great Hill Partners LP, Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc. /Venture Partners

Advisors & Consultants
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Former Of Counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


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