Unison Receives Majority Investment From Madison Dearborn Partners

Technology & Services

Unison, a portfolio company of Carlyle, majority investment from Madison Dearborn Partners


Unison (the “Company”), a portfolio company of Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG), has signed a definitive agreement to receive a strategic majority investment from funds affiliated with Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“MDP”). The transaction is anticipated to close in the third quarter of 2022 and financial terms were not disclosed.

Baird served as exclusive financial advisor to Unison on this transaction.


Unison is a leading provider of procurement, supply chain, and contract management software to U.S. federal government agencies and government contractors. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Unison offers its clients differentiated solutions to help them transact and manage contracts more efficiently and comply with complex federal contracting requirements. The Company currently serves all 15 U.S. cabinet-level agencies and has more than 200,000 product end users.

Carlyle is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across three business segments: Global Private Equity, Global Credit and Global Investment Solutions. With $325 billion of Assets Under Management as of March 31, 2022, Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest. Carlyle employs nearly 1,900 people in 26 offices across five continents.

MDP is a leading private equity investment firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Since MDP’s formation in 1992, the firm has raised aggregate capital of over $28 billion and has completed over 150 investments. MDP invests across five dedicated industry verticals, including basic industries; business and government software and services; financial and transaction services; health care; and telecom, media and technology services.
Technology & Services

Unison, a portfolio company of Carlyle, majority investment from Madison Dearborn Partners

July 2022
M&A - Sellside
Technology & Services
Defense & Government
Target Geography
North America
Acquiror Geography
North America