Perforce is a developer of software used for application development, including version control software, web-based repository management, developer collaboration, application lifecycle management and Agile planning software. The software is sold under the Helix and Hansoft brand names.

Perforce Software helps companies build complex products more collaboratively and securely. Its highly scalable source code management (SCM) and collaboration platform, Perforce Helix, enables global teams to collaborate on any type or size of file, from code to CAD designs to environment configurations.

Perforce was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, with offices in California, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, and sales partners around the globe.


Perforce's customers are software developers at a wide variety of companies, including Netflix, SAP, Disney, Intuit and the NYSE. The company is considered a leader in the gaming space, with 18 of the top 20 games developers including Ubisoft and Electronic Arts using Perforce version control.


Perforce has made 5 acquisitions to date including Perfecto Mobile, Perfecto, and Hansoft.


Perforce Software was acquired by Clearlake Capital Group in Jan 10, 2018 for an undisclosed amount.



  • Year founded: 1995
  • Funding Info: Perforce Software has been acquired by Clearlake Capital Group in Jan 10, 2018
  • Yearly Revenue: $50M-$60M(2017)
  • Employee Size: 201-500
  • Business Valuation: Undisclosed
  • City/Town: Minneapolis
  • State: Minnesota
  • Country: United States
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