Our Ethos

About Perseus Group

As an operating group of Constellation Software Inc. (TSX:CSU), our cumulative experience from acquiring and operating hundreds of software companies has informed our opinion that a long-term orientation is necessary to build an enduring software business. Our investment strategy embodies this philosophy — we buy software businesses that we want to own forever.
We are proud to be the home of dozens of industry-leading brands across multiple vertical markets. Drawing from over 30 years of experience building and scaling vertical market software businesses of all shapes and sizes, Perseus Group has become an international organization of passionate investors, founders, operational experts, and, most importantly, a network of collaborators.

Perseus Group and Constellation Software Inc.

Operations in
+ Vertical Markets
Family of
+ Companies
Backed by Permanent Capital
+ Billion Invested
Growing Workforce of
+ Employees

Meet Our Executive Team

Daniel Zinman
President and CEO, Perseus Group

Daniel joined Perseus Group in 2005 to accelerate organic growth for our first platform investment. He went on to build a portfolio comprised of over a dozen industry-leading software businesses before becoming CEO in 2023.    

Daniel loves to roll up his sleeves working closely with our leaders to build enduring businesses and cultivate talent. Outside of the office he is passionate about fitness, travel, and family.  He lives in Toronto with his wife and three daughters.

Bonnie Wilhelm
Chief Operating Officer, Perseus Group

Bonnie joined Perseus Group in 2009 via our acquisition of G.1440, where she had been the CFO. Post-acquisition, Bonnie remained at G.1440 until 2012, when she was appointed Perseus Group's Vice President and CFO and acted in this position until 2022 when she became COO. 

As COO, Bonnie focuses on managing our administrative functions (i.e., Finance, Legal, and HR), different aspects of our acquisitions (i.e., prospecting, due diligence, and integration), and the overall operations for various business units.

Joe Mingail
Chief Investment Officer, Perseus Group

Joe joined Constellation Software Inc. in 2015. He spent his first seven years building several portfolios of vertical software businesses through acquisition and leading various global investment teams at the Vela Group. In 2022, Joe moved to Perseus Group as our CIO, where he oversees all M&A and corporate development initiatives.

Vipin Khullar
Chief Financial Officer, Perseus Group

As CFO, Vipin is responsible for the company’s financial functions, including accounting, audit, financial planning and analysis, treasury, and taxation, and plays a crucial role in business acquisitions and working with business leaders to drive company performance.

Vipin holds a CPA designation, and he joined Perseus Group in 2018. Prior to joining our organization, Vipin worked in various finance leadership roles across the Technology and Media industries.

Dexter Salna
Chairman, Perseus Group

Dexter originally joined Perseus Group during its inception as President of the company in 1995 and remained in this position until 2022. At the time, he led various investment teams to make dozens of acquisitions in established portfolios and new, adjacent market verticals. 

As the current Chairman of Perseus Group, Dexter continues to oversee our Romulus portfolio, home to a wide range of Real Estate and Finance software businesses, and the Digital Marketing portfolio.

More Than Just an Acquirer, a Partner in Success

We don’t collect businesses. We nurture and help them grow. We prefer to treat our acquisitions like people, not property.
That’s why we do our best to ensure their growth and development.

Perseus Group,
Constellation Software Inc.
Our buy-and-hold philosophy means we are a permanent partner in the attainment of your company’s full potential.
An ecosystem of best-in-class companies paired with a culture of sharing best practices means leaders can continuously improve their business unit.
We are not private equity. Employees and customers will never go through another sale process — ensuring a long-term orientation and preserving the unique brand and culture.
Empowering business leaders and employees through a decentralized and autonomous operating structure — allowing companies to preserve its original mission and identity.
Niche software is all we do. Companies can avoid unpredictable and significant challenges that exists with other acquirers that are not a technology-first organization.
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Acquisition Criteria

B2B Software

Companies providing mission-critical solutions for niche markets and have loyal and diverse customer bases.

Recurring Revenue

Most earnings are generated through SaaS or maintenance revenue, which recurs annually or regularly.

Vertical Market

Niche markets are our specialty. We are industry agnostic in our pursuit of segment-defining brands.
Success Stories
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Start the Conversation

Whether exploring the sale of your company is a topic that has been years in the making or an idea in its infancy — it’s never too early to start the conversation.
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