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ABOUT

Newbury Franklin Software is an entrepreneurial buyer and builder seeking small but profitable software businesses to acquire, lead, and grow over the long-term.

For entrepreneurs who have spent decades building their software businesses, we offer a graceful transition that includes both liquidity and a succession plan. We take our commitment seriously to honor and build on the legacy of business owners and their team.

 

We believe that the journey of an enduringly great company unfolds over decades, not years. With this as a guiding principle, Newbury Franklin Software – and its corresponding capital structure – drives focus toward sustainable value creation over multiple decades.

PEOPLE

Mark Anderegg, Co-Founder

Before succumbing to his entrepreneurial spirits, Mark began his career as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs, first in New York and later in Chicago, and subsequently worked as a private equity investor.

With the support of his private equity colleagues, Mark raised a small amount of capital with the intent to acquire and lead an education services company. This undertaking led to the 2012 acquisition of Little Sprouts, a Boston-based provider of childcare services. Mark served as CEO for 6 years and expanded the company to become the largest independent childcare company in New England, operating several different brands in 4 states.

 

Recognizing his aspiration to build a business with a much longer-term orientation, Mark stepped down as CEO to found Newbury Franklin with his friend and colleague, Kevin Brady. Mark remains Chairman of Little Sprouts and serves in an advisory capacity to the CEO.

 

Mark received his B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a Faculty Associate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Kellogg, where he frequently lectures on the subject of Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition. Mark lives with his wife and their three young children in Newburyport, MA.

Kevin Brady, Co-Founder

Kevin began his career in New York, first, as an investment banker with Bank of America, and subsequently, as an investment professional with The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., a middle market private equity firm.   At Wicks, Kevin supported the acquisition, financing, strategy development, and operational planning of the firm’s investments. 

 

While serving as a Vice President at Wicks, Kevin helped lead an investment in Little Sprouts, a Boston-based provider of childcare services, in late 2015.  After falling in love with Little Sprouts’ service-oriented culture and growth strategy, Kevin joined the Little Sprouts management team, where he served the organization as its Chief Financial Officer & Head of Business Development until early 2019.  Today, Kevin is a member of the Little Sprouts Board of Directors and helps the organization achieve its business development objectives in an advisory capacity.

Kevin founded Newbury Franklin with his friend and colleague, Mark Anderegg, with the goal of supporting quality businesses in their journey to reach their highest potential for an extended period of time. 

 

Kevin received his B.S. in Finance from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He lives with his wife and their two young children in Franklin Lakes, NJ.

PEOPLE

Mark Noble, CEO - Newbury Franklin Software

Mark began his career in Santa Monica, CA as the twelfth team member at Surf Air, the world’s first ‘all-you-can-fly’ membership airline, where he learned the fundamentals of leading and growing an entrepreneurial venture and took on increasing levels of responsibility in marketing for four years.

 

He then moved to Seattle, WA to join Amazon Business, Amazon’s new B2B marketplace, where he learned how to operate a business at scale and led digital customer acquisition that drove a significant portion of Amazon Business’ annual revenue growth from $1B in 2016 to $10B in 2019.

 

As CEO of Newbury Franklin Software, Mark is actively seeking small but profitable software businesses to acquire, lead, and build over the long-term.
 
Mark received his B.A. in Rhetoric and Leadership, magna cum laude, from Pepperdine University and is currently a second-year MBA student at The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He lives with his wife, Krysta, in West Lebanon, NH.

Mark Anderegg, Co-Founder - Newbury Franklin

Before succumbing to his entrepreneurial spirits, Mark began his career as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs, first in New York and later in Chicago, and subsequently worked as a private equity investor.

With the support of his private equity colleagues, Mark raised a small amount of capital with the intent to acquire and lead an education services company. This undertaking led to the 2012 acquisition of Little Sprouts, a Boston-based provider of childcare services. Mark served as CEO for 6 years and expanded the company to become the largest independent childcare company in New England, operating several different brands in 4 states.

 

Recognizing his aspiration to build a business with a much longer-term orientation, Mark stepped down as CEO to found Newbury Franklin with his friend and colleague, Kevin Brady. Mark remains Chairman of Little Sprouts and serves in an advisory capacity to the CEO.

 

Mark received his B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a Faculty Associate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Kellogg, where he frequently lectures on the subject of Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition. Mark lives with his wife and their three young children in Newburyport, MA.

Kevin Brady, Co-Founder - Newbury Franklin

Kevin began his career in New York, first, as an investment banker with Bank of America, and subsequently, as an investment professional with The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., a middle market private equity firm.   At Wicks, Kevin supported the acquisition, financing, strategy development, and operational planning of the firm’s investments. 

 

While serving as a Vice President at Wicks, Kevin helped lead an investment in Little Sprouts, a Boston-based provider of childcare services, in late 2015.  After falling in love with Little Sprouts’ service-oriented culture and growth strategy, Kevin joined the Little Sprouts management team, where he served the organization as its Chief Financial Officer & Head of Business Development until early 2019.  Today, Kevin is a member of the Little Sprouts Board of Directors and helps the organization achieve its business development objectives in an advisory capacity.

Kevin founded Newbury Franklin with his friend and colleague, Mark Anderegg, with the goal of supporting quality businesses in their journey to reach their highest potential for an extended period of time. 

 

Kevin received his B.S. in Finance from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He lives with his wife and their three young children in Franklin Lakes, NJ.

 

CONTACT

Mark Noble

CEO, Newbury Franklin Software

mark.noble@newburyfranklin.com

4 Inn Street

Newburyport, MA 01950