Brian McPeake is a partner in Goodwin's Private Equity group, Hiring Partner for the San Francisco office and member of the firm's Executive Committee and Pro Bono Committee. He focuses his practice on advising private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies. Mr. McPeake advises clients on a range of domestic and cross-border transactional matters, including leveraged buyouts, acquisitions and divestitures, growth equity investments, joint ventures, recapitalizations and general corporate and securities law matters. He also has experience advising private equity funds on structuring and completing investments and managing portfolio companies across a range of industries, including technology and software, financial services and fintech, healthcare and business services.





Mr. McPeake has recently represented leading investment firms including:

  • Goldman Sachs and its affiliated investment funds in connection with investments in:
    • Tracelink, a provider of pharmaceutical serialization, drug track and trace compliance, and supply network performance solutions
    • Mavenlink, a leading vertical market software-as-a-service company that provides software and services for advanced project management, task collaboration, resource allocation, work management and professional services automation
    •, a technology-enabled marketing and printing company
    • Moogsoft, a leading provider of artificial intelligence for IT operations 
    • Persado Holdings Ltd., a company involved in marketing language engineering, providing marketing software through a SaaS-based platform
    • Sprout Social, Inc., a platform for businesses to manage social media engagement, publishing and analytics
    • Vitals, a company that compiles physician reviews, healthcare cost data, and other information to help patients weigh their local options and make medical decisions based on both quality and cost
    • eVariant, Inc., an end-to-end healthcare CRM platform that helps health systems attract profitable patient volume and connect patients with providers around their care in new value-based healthcare delivery models
    • nanoPay Holdings Inc., a Canadian company based in Toronto that provides a mobile payments and digital currency platform
    • Credible Behavior Wireless, a provider of electronic health record and practice management SaaS to the behavioral health market
    • AvePoint, a provider of enterprise-class big data management, governance and compliance software for next generation social collaboration platforms
    • Applied Predictive Technologies, a cloud-based predictive analytics software company
    • MetricStream, a market leader in enterprise-wide governance, risk, compliance (GRC) Solutions
    • AnchorFree, a software company that provides virtual private networks (VPN) for secure web browsing
    • Infusionsoft, a provider of sales and marketing automation software for small businesses combining CRM, email marketing, lead capture and e-commerce
  • TA Associates and its affiliated investment funds in connection with:
    • Strategic investment in DiscoverOrg Holdings, LLC by The Carlyle Group
    • The acquisition of RainKing Software, a deliverer of technology sales intelligence, from Spectrum Equity
    • An investment in MRI Software, a leading provider of innovative real estate software applications and hosted solutions
    • Sale of a majority investment in Mitratech, a market-leading provider of legal, compliance, and operational risk solutions, to HgCapital
    • Investment in Radixx International, Inc., an industry-leading provider of travel distribution and passenger service system software for airline reservations, distribution and merchandising 
    • A majority investment in Miratech Holdings, Inc., a provider of enterprise legal management solutions
    • A majority investment in Fertility Lab Sciences and Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine, an international network of in vitro fertilization clinics
    • The acquisition of Procare Software, a leading provider of child care management software for more than 25,000 child-centered businesses
    • The acquisition of a significant stake in Insurity, Inc., a provider of insurance processing and data solutions
    • An investment in DiscoverOrg, LLC, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions to sales and marketing departments of software, hardware and IT services organizations
    • A majority investment in Accruent, LLC, the largest independent provider of real estate and facilities software
    • A majority investment in Dutch, LLC, the parent company of fashion brands JOIE, Equipment and Current/Elliott
    • The acquisition of Speedcast Limited, a global network and satellite communications service provider, from Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co.
    • Sale of Accruent Holdings, LLC to investment funds affiliated with Genstar Capital
    • An investment in Conservice, LLC, one of the largest utility management and billing companies in the United States
    • An investment in Maintenance Connection, Inc., a company that provides web-based software solutions for asset maintenance management
  • JMI Equity and its affiliated investment funds in connection with:
    • An investment in HealthX, a leader in cloud-based digital engagement solutions for healthcare payers and other stakeholders
    • An investment in HackerRank, a platform that helps companies evaluate technical talent based on skills
    • An investment in Yello, a leading talent acquisition software company 
    • An investment in Adaptive Insights, Inc., a provider of budgeting, reporting and business intelligence software for customers
    • An investment in Code 42 Software, Inc., a cloud-based SaaS provider of endpoint data protection
    • The acquisition of Intelex Technologies Inc., a global leader in EHS, quality and business performance management software
    • An investment in Benevity Inc., a leading global supplier of workplace giving and volunteer management software solutions
    • A business combination of its portfolio company Catapult Learning, LLC, a leading technology-enabled, K-12 services provider, with Specialized Education Services, Inc., a special education program provider
    • An investment in Seismic Software, Inc., a leading provider of sales enablement solutions
    • An investment in, Inc., a leading provider of online benefits administration solutions
    • An investment in Avecto Limited, a UK based software company
  • Sunstone Partners and their affiliated investment funds in connection with:
    • An investment in Userzoom Technologies, an all-in-one user experience research and testing platform
    • An investment in Onica, a cloud consulting and managed services company
    • An investment in NetSPI, the leading security testing and vulnerability correlation company
    • An investment in Progeny Health, the only national company focused exclusively on neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) utilization and case management
Professional Activities

Mr. McPeake is a member of the San Francisco Bar Association.


Mr. McPeake has been recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for his work on technology transactions and buyouts, and named to both the Daily Journal’s 40 Under 40 and pfm’s 30 under 40 lists for his work on private equity transactions and private investment funds.

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J.D., 2004
Boston College Law School

(cum laude)

M.S., 2004
Boston College
B.A., 2001
Boston College

(cum laude)



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