Aug 2017

Audax Private Equity Completes the Sale of Data Intensity

BOSTON, MA – August 9th, 2017 – Audax Private Equity (“Audax”), has completed the sale of Data Intensity, LLC (“Data Intensity” or the “Company”) to EQT Mid Market US (“EQT”).

Founded in 2001, Data Intensity helps its customers increase the value of their enterprise software and improve the efficiency of critical business processes. The Company cost-effectively supports the full scope of a customer’s enterprise data, making their most critical applications and data manageable and actionable. The Company manages more than 3,000 application instances and 10,000 databases across multiple IT environments including on premise, private cloud, public cloud, and hybrid cloud. Data Intensity is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts with over 650 employees and operations in the U.S., U.K., Europe, Australia, and India.

Geoffrey S. Rehnert, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Audax Group, said “The Data Intensity team transformed the company from an entrepreneurial run business into a global provider of application and database managed services through organic growth and acquisition of strategic assets with new capabilities and international reach. We wish Kirk and her team continued success with their new partner.”

Kirk Arnold, Chief Executive Officer, Data Intensity, said “Audax has been instrumental in helping us to grow Data Intensity over the last five years. Together we have successfully diversified our service offering, invested in our customer support infrastructure, and expanded to international markets. The business is well positioned to capitalize on the shift to hybrid cloud and we look forward to the next phase of Data Intensity’s growth.”

Ropes & Gray LLP served as legal advisor to Data Intensity and Audax Private Equity. Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor to EQT. Jefferies LLC and DH Capital LLC served as financial advisors to Data Intensity. Golub Capital provided financing for the transaction.



Data Intensity is a leading independent managed services provider for enterprise databases, applications, business intelligence solutions, and analytics. Our expertise in applications, infrastructure, and cloud platforms helps organizations optimize their software investments and business processes, achieving higher availability, performance, velocity, and scalability. Our solutions combine best-in-category technology, world-class services, a flexible business model, and deep expertise gained from partnering with our customers. Our goal is to cost-effectively support the full scope of a customer’s enterprise data lifecycle, making their most critical applications and data manageable and actionable. For further information, please visit