In 2012, Warburg Pincus invested in Liaison International, the leading provider of SaaS-based application software and related technology solutions for admissions offices in higher education. Liaison’s core offering is the Centralized Application Service (CAS), which allows groups of affiliated schools to offer a unified application experience through a centralized portal, streamlining the application process for both prospective students as well as admissions officers. Liaison’s accompanying product suite – including CRM, marketing technology and tools, admissions workflow software, and data & analytics – helps schools and professional associations efficiently manage the admissions process and gain valuable data insights. Warburg Pincus partnered with Liaison to help expand the Company’s presence into new disciplines within the graduate education and undergraduate markets, and also worked closely with the management team to broaden Liaison’s suite of software tools and services to complement the core CAS offering through new product investments and completing two strategic acquisitions. This investment was in Partnership with the CEO and Founder, and Warburg helped the founder add to the key management team over the course of a seven year partnership. Warburg Pincus exited Liaison in 2019.
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