JMI Equity backs Dean Evans & Associates

Dean Evans & Associates has secured growth funding from JMI Equity. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Denver, Dean Evans & Associates is a provider of facility scheduling and event management solutions.

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DENVER, April 15, 2014 Dean Evans & Associates Inc., a leading provider of facility scheduling and event management software, today announced that it has received a strategic growth investment from JMI Equity, a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software and technology-enabled services companies.
Founded in 1986, 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 Dean Evans & Associates
Founded in 1986 and based in Denver, Dean Evans & Associates is a leader in the development of sophisticated software systems for a wide variety of tasks including: meeting and event scheduling, resource management, academic scheduling, shared workspace management (office “hoteling”), web calendaring and online registration and surveys.
More than 4,000 organizations including many Fortune 100 companies and other leading corporations and law firms, over 1,000 higher education campuses, thousands of conference centers, religious organizations, hospitals, cultural venues and sports facilities rely on EMS software. The company’s products are used in over 75 countries and are backed by an award-winning Customer Support team. For more information visit www.dea.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About JMI Equity
JMI Equity is a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software and technology-enabled services companies. Founded in 1992, JMI has invested in more than 110 businesses in its target markets and has over $2.1 billion of committed capital under management. JMI provides capital for growth, recapitalizations, acquisitions and buyouts. Representative investments include DoubleClick, Ellucian, Eloqua, Halogen, PointClickCare, PowerPlan, ServiceNow and Unica. For more information on JMI Equity, visit www.jmi.com.

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