Software Equity Group’s Client, Dean Evans & Associates, Receives Growth Equity Investment From JMI Equity

DEA, Dean Evans and Associates, EMS, JMI, JMI Equity

SAN DIEGO, CA –April 15, 2014. Software Equity Group, LLC (SEG) announced today its client, Dean Evans & Associates, Inc. (dba Event Management Systems) the leading provider of facility scheduling and event management software, has received a strategic growth equity investment from JMI Equity, a leading growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software and technology-enabled services companies.

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Centennial Colorado, Dean Evans & Associates (DEA) provides a full suite of meeting and event scheduling, resource management, academic scheduling, shared workspace management (office “hoteling”), web calendaring and online registration/survey solutions.  More than 4,000 organizations in over 75 countries rely on DEA’s Event Management System (EMS) software, including many Fortune 100 companies and other leading corporations, higher education institutions, law firms, conference centers, religious organizations, hospitals, cultural venues and sports facilities.

“For over 25 years, our team has been focused on providing our customers with the best in facility management software, along with the highest levels of customer service,” said Dean Evans, CEO and founder of DEA.  ”EMS is a premier brand with a strong competitive advantage, offering the most comprehensive package of services on the market.  With JMI’s expertise in growing enterprise software companies, along with its experience in higher education, we feel better than ever about our ability to continue to innovate and grow our offering.”

“We share the DEA team’s vision for the future and look forward to supporting the company in achieving its growth objectives,” said Brian Hersman, General Partner at JMI Equity.  ”DEA’s opportunity fits well with JMI’s strategy of bringing expertise and resources to build on a foundation of strong market and product leadership.”

About Software Equity Group

Software Equity Group is an investment bank and M&A advisory serving the software and technology sectors. Founded in 1992, the firm has guided and advised companies on five continents, including privately-held software and technology companies in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. SEG has represented public companies listed on the NASDAQ, NYSE, American, Toronto, London and Euronext exchanges, and also advises several of the world’s leading private equity firms. Software Equity Group has been ranked among the top ten investment banks worldwide for application software mergers and acquisitions.

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