Omegapoint acquires Qurit AB

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31 October, 2018

Omegapoint Group AB – a leading information security and secure-application development consultant company has acquired Qurit AB, a specialized IT-consultant company within e-Health, Pharmaceutical and Life Science sectors.

Omegapoint will, based on the acquisition, accelerate the development of the business area e-Health and Pharmaceutical, to address a rapidly growing need for expert competence related to secure application development and IT-security in the rapidly growing digitized Healthcare value chain.

 

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Finnvera issued a EUR 500 million bond

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31.10.2018

STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 31 October 2018 at 16:15

Finnvera issued on 31 October 2018 a EUR 500 million ten year bond.

The transaction maturing in August 2028 represents Finnvera’s third bond issue this year.

Lead managers for the issue were Citi, Deutsche Bank and HSBC. The greatest demand came from France and Germany.

The bond was issued under Finnvera’s EMTN (Euro Medium Term Note) programme. Bonds issued under the programme are guaranteed by the Republic of Finland and their rating corresponds to the rating assigned to the Republic of Finland for its long-term liabilities. The rating given by Moody’s to Finnvera is Aa1 and that given by Standard & Poor’s is AA+.

Additional information:

Ulla Hagman, CFO, tel. +358 29 460 2458

Jari Kautto, Finance Manager, tel. +358 29 460 2697

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THE CARLYLE GROUP completes acquisition of a majority stake in CODORNÍU

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Barcelona, 31 October 2018 –Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG), today announced that it has completed the acquisition of c. 68% of the shares in Unideco S.A., the parent company of Codorníu. The transaction, which was announced by the company on 28 June, 2018, has completed after receiving the required regulatory approvals. Equity for this investment came from Carlyle Europe Partners IV, a mid-large capital buyout fund.

Codorníu, the oldest family-owned cava producer in Spain, is a symbol of continuity and loyalty to its origins. The company has five centuries of history and experience that combine tradition and modernity, resulting in a winery that is able to innovate and respond to increasing demand for exceptional quality cavas and wines. With 10 wineries in Spain, Argentina and California and over 3,000 hectares of vineyards, Codorníu is a world leader in viticulture and oenological knowledge.

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THE CODORNIU RAVENTÓS GROUP ENTERS INTO EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE CARLYLE GROUP TO SELL A MAJORITY STAKE IN THE COMPANY

Barcelona, 28 June 2018 – The Codorníu Raventós Group has signed an exclusivity agreement for the sale of a majority stake in the company to funds managed by The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG). The transaction values the company at 390 million euros and is expected to close at the end of the year subject to confirmatory due diligence and regulatory approvals. Equity for this investment will come from Carlyle Europe Partners, a mid-large capital buyout fund..

Ms. Mar Raventós, current Chairwoman of Codorníu, is pleased with the agreement through which Carlyle will acquire a majority holding in the Catalan company and said: “This agreement will help boost the company overseas and consolidate and give continuity to our strategy centered on building valuable and prestigious brands.” Raventós added: “after analyzing various options we have reached consensus, agreeing on a solution which has a lot of potential and takes a long-term view on leadership for the company”.

With Carlyle’s future partnership there is clearly an opportunity for the Codorníu Raventós Group to continue to improve its performance and results. This year the company expects to close its fiscal year with an EBITDA of 26 million euros, a significant improvement on the previous year’s results and fully in line with the company’s long term strategic plan.

Carlyle has a long tradition of successful partnerships with family businesses, supporting their growth and expansion. Alex Wagenberg, Managing Director, Carlyle Europe Partners, said; “Codorníu Raventós is an exceptional company, poised for global leadership in the cava and wine industry. The company has a number of first class brands, which are well positioned in the market. We hope to build on this successful trajectory by supporting the company with growing its global footprint, both organically and through acquisitions, and to further enhance its position in quality wines. We are proud to support a business with such a strong history and heritage.”

The Codorníu Raventós group, the oldest family-owned cava-producer in Spain, is a symbol of continuity and loyalty to its origins and innovation. The company has five centuries of history and experience that combine tradition and modernity, resulting in a winery that is able to innovate and respond to increasing demands for exceptional quality cavas and wines. With 10 wineries in Spain, Argentina and California and over 3,000 hectares of vineyards, Codorníu is a world leader in viticulture and oenological knowledge.

About The Carlyle Group

The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $212 billion of assets under management across 339 investment vehicles as of September 30, 2018. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,625 people in 31 offices across six continents.

Web: www.carlyle.com
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About Carlyle Europe Partners

Carlyle Europe Partners (CEP) seeks to invest in mid-large sized companies in Europe across a wide range of sectors and industries, to accelerate their growth and to support their efforts to expand internationally. The current fund is now the fourth in the CEP franchise. A team of 39 investment professionals manages the fund across five offices. Recent family partnerships by the fund include Saverglass (France), Logoplaste (Portugal), Cupa Group (Spain).

For more information:

The Carlyle Group Press Office Spain – Kreab
Oscar Torres
Mobile. +34 685 929 026 – T. +34 91 702 71 70
Email: otorres@kreab.com

The Carlyle Group
Katarina Sallerfors
Tel: +44 (0)20 7894 3554
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Catherine Armstrong
Tel: +44 (0)20 7894 1632
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PropertyGuru Doubles Down on Southeast Asia with S$200M Funding Round

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Group bolsters its regional leadership with the new funding and full consolidation of Vietnam’s
No. 1 property portal, Batdongsan.com.vn

SINGAPORE, 31 October, 2018 – PropertyGuru Group (‘PropertyGuru’ or ‘the Group’), Asia’s leading property technology Group, today announced that it has secured S$200 million (approx.) [USD 145 million] in a Series D round of funding by leading global investment firm KKR. As one of the most active private equity investors in Southeast Asia (SEA), KKR boasts a long track record of successful partnerships with leading technology companies across Asia and now joins PropertyGuru’s coveted board of investors alongside TPG, Emtek and Square Peg Capital.

This investment round bolsters PropertyGuru’s leadership in SEA with the full consolidation of Vietnam’s No. 1 property portal Batdongsan.com.vn into the Group, also announced today. The consolidation underscores the Group’s commitment to Vietnam and collaboration with Batdongsan.com.vn that started in 2016. Vietnam’s economic growth is robust with GDP projected to expand by 6.8% in 2018[1]. PropertyGuru is the property technology leader across five markets in the region with its portals: PropertyGuru in Singapore and MalaysiaDDproperty.com in Thailand, Rumah.com in Indonesia and Batdongsan.com.vn in Vietnam. In SEA, the Group has 55% market share, reflecting the strong preference of property seekers for PropertyGuru’s portals. The Group also runs Asia’s most prestigious property awards brand, ‘Asia Property Awards’ in 11 key markets across Asia.

The funding round provides significant impetus to PropertyGuru’s leading position as a high-growth technology company in the region. The Group will continue to fuel investments in technology and bring solutions that benefit home seekers, real estate agents and property developers. Earlier this year, the Group unveiled a successful Brand Refresh with revamped websites and mobile apps that are powered by Artificial Intelligence – an industry first in SEA.

Hari V. Krishnan, Chief Executive Officer, PropertyGuru Group, said, “This new investment is a great validation of the technology-driven growth that PropertyGuru has delivered. Backed by a decade of market leadership in Southeast Asia and delivering a record year for business performance – today the Group is profitable, cash flow positive and has revenues growing more than 25 percent year-on-year. We are pleased to have KKR, a blue chip tech investor, join our board, as we have ambitious plans for innovation and growth in the decade ahead.”

Hari continued, “We first invested in Batdongsan in 2016 and have been impressed with their very strong market leadership fuelled by delivering great value to the Vietnamese property sector. Today, we reinforce our commitment to Vietnam with the consolidation of Batdongsan. We look forward to making our regional expertise fully available to Vietnamese property seekers as well as to help the country’s real estate industry benefit from ASEAN integration.”

Ashish Shastry, Member & Head of Southeast Asia, KKR, said, “We are thrilled to be investing in PropertyGuru, one of the most exciting tech-enabled businesses in Southeast Asia. With rapid online migration well underway across many industries, the PropertyGuru team, led by Hari V. Krishnan, has clearly established itself as the Southeast Asian champion in the online property space. We look forward to partnering with them to help take them to the next level.”

KKR’s investment in PropertyGuru is being funded from KKR Asian Fund III. The investment is part of the firm’s strategy to invest in high-growth markets that the firm believes can benefit from a rapid increase in technology adoption. Other technology investments KKR has recently announced in Southeast Asia include Voyager Innovations (the leading technology company in the Philippines focused on digital payments, digital finance, and marketing technologies) and Go-Jek (Indonesia’s leading on-demand mobile platform for ride hailing, food delivery, and mobile payments).

Ganen Sarvananthan, Chairman of the PropertyGuru Group Board and Co-Managing Partner of TPG Capital Asia, said, “We are excited with the two significant developments of the company. We welcome KKR as an investor and representatives on the board and look forward to working with them to accelerate PropertyGuru’s growth across the region. Vietnam is an important market for us; integrating Batdongsan into the PG family will help to penetrate new verticals, and increase sales in the market.”

Lê Xuân Trường, Batdongsan Founder and Managing Director, said, “Batdongsan and PropertyGuru Group have had a long standing partnership and we are very pleased to cement that today as PropertyGuru invests further in the business. Batdongsan continues to be the market leader in Vietnam. We are proud of what we have achieved to date and are excited about the next phase of Batdongsan’s growth as it becomes part of Southeast Asia’s leading online property Group. PropertyGuru brings the region’s best real estate opportunities and technology expertise and with these we will better serve the needs of property seekers in one of the fastest growing property and digital markets of Southeast Asia.”

Batdongsan.com.vn has over 4 million monthly property seekers generating 70 million page views and over 1 million new property listings added every month. The market success of Batdongsan.com.vn is credited to its strong team of over 600 spread over 9 markets in Vietnam.

Expected to rise to 20th in global GDP rankings by 2050, Vietnam is primed to be the world’s fastest growing large economy from now to 2050[2]. The country’s real GDP expanded nearly 7.4 percent during the first quarter of this year and is expected to expand by 6.8 percent this year (up from 6.5 percent in World Bank’s previous forecast)[3]. Coupled with a burgeoning middle class and rapid urbanisation, the market presents tremendous upside opportunities for PropertyGuru. Vietnam is also one of the fastest growing internet markets in the world – with 67 percent internet penetration, over 70 million unique mobile users, and 55 million active social media users as of this year[4].

Redpeak Advisers acted as financial adviser to PropertyGuru, while Allen & Gledhill was its legal counsel.

 

PropertyGuru Group Key Facts & Market Data

Founded 2007
Headquarters Singapore
Monthly Visitors 25 million property seekers
Number of Listings Over 2 million homes
SEA Leadership 55% (consumer market share)
Employees 1000 +
SEA footprint:

Singapore

Malaysia

Thailand

Indonesia

Vietnam

https://www.propertyguru.com.sg/

https://www.propertyguru.com.my/

https://www.ddproperty.com/

https://www.rumah.com/https://rumahdijual.com/

https://batdongsan.com.vn/

Total funded amount to-date S$ 436.2 M
Funding Round details:

Series A – 2008 – S$1.2 M

Series B – 2012 – S$60 M

Series C – 2015 – S$175 M

Series D – 2018 – S$200 M

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For further queries or media interviews, please contact:

Text100 Singapore 
Jamie Tan / Parveen Kaur
+65 9488 0992 / 9327 8175
propertyguru@text100.com.sg
PropertyGuru Group 
Sheena Chopra
+65 9247 5651
Sheena@propertyguru.com.sg

KKR Asia
Cara Major
Cara.Major@kkr.com

About PropertyGuru Group

PropertyGuru Group is Asia’s leading property technology company and the preferred destination for over 25 million property seekers to find their dream home, every month. PropertyGuru and its group companies empower the property seekers with the widest option of more than 2 million homes, in-depth insights and solutions that enable them to make confident property decision across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.

PropertyGuru.com.sg was launched in 2007 and revolutionised the Singapore property market by taking it online and made property search transparent for the property seeker. Over the decade, the group has grown from a regional property media powerhouse to a high-growth technology company with a robust portfolio of No.1 property portals, award-winning mobile apps; best-in-class developer sales enablement platform, ePropertyTrack and a host of industry-leading property offerings such as awards, events and publications – across eleven countries in Asia.

For more information, please visit www.propertygurugroup.com ; LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/propertyguru Twitter: @SGPropertyGuru

About KKR

KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns for its fund investors by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation with KKR portfolio companies. KKR invests its own capital alongside the capital it manages for fund investors and provides financing solutions and investment opportunities through its capital markets business. References to KKR’s investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds.

For additional information about KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE:KKR), please visit KKR’s website at www.kkr.com and on Twitter @KKR_Co.

About Batdongsan.com.vn

Batdongsan.com.vn is VN’s No.1 real estate portal, used by over 4 million property seekers and has 70 million monthly pageviews. The business was founded by Lê Xuân Trường in August 2006 and the website was started to run officially on the internet from 2008.

Batdongsan.com.vn is now on the solid course to seize the firm position of a website which provides information on and around real-estate in the most effective manner, satisfying a wide variety of demands from visitors. It owns the big data of Vietnamese property market and consumers through 10 years from 2008. With an outstanding position on search engines such as Google, Vietnamese users/buyers/sellers/investors can find any property listings for any Vietnamese keyword related to property.

Over the last 10 years, the business has grown rapidly and Batdongsan.com.vn stands out from its competitors. It’s now the clear market leader.

– Has the most property listings and highest no. of agent clients in Vietnam.

– Has 10 million property listings in 2017, the highest number of agent clients in the market – over 161,000 in 2018 (until September).

This website also has been developed and operated by those professionals with extensive expertise and experience in real-estate sector, in-depth knowledge on movements of the property market. It has more than 600 employees across Vietnam and 10 offices in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Vung Tau, Binh Duong, Nha Trang, Hai Phong, Dong Nai and Can Tho.

Batdongsan.com.vn provides effective solutions not only for real estate developers and agents but also the acknowledgement of Feng Shui, architecture, finance, etc. for buying/finding a property for almost consumer. Vietnamese users can find anything that related to real estate market on this site. With big data, data mining and new hi-tech solutions, Batdongsan.com.vn becomes an essential tool for easier, faster buying/selling/rental property in Vietnam.

For more information, please visit https://batdongsan.com.vn/

[1]https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2018/06/14/vietnams-economic-prospect-improves-further-with-gdp-projected-to-expand-by-68-percent-in-2018
[2] https://www.pwchk.com/en/press-room/press-releases/pr-080217.html
[3] https://www.pwchk.com/en/press-room/press-releases/pr-080217.html
[4] https://www.slideshare.net/kiditer/vietnam-digital-landscape-2018

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Investor has increased its ownership in Electrolux, intends to convert A-shares to B-shares

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2018-10-30 17:41

Today, Investor AB has purchased additional B-shares in Electrolux AB. Following these purchases, Investor holds 7,420,771 A-shares and 41,779,039 B-shares in Electrolux.

Thereby, Investor has achieved an ownership exceeding 30 percent of the votes based on the registered number of shares in Electrolux.

Investor intends to, within four weeks, utilize the right to convert A-shares into B-shares, after which Investor’s share of the votes in Electrolux will once again be below 30 percent.

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Gimv enters into exclusivity with Cerea Capital II to become majority shareholder of La Comtoise alongside the company’s Chairman and founder

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Gimv will acquire a majority interest in La Comtoise, alongside Michel Vanhove and the management team, to support the company in its growth and international expansion

Antwerp (BE) / Louhans and Paris (FR), 30 October 2018, 7:30am – Created in 1994 in Louhans (Saône-et-Loire) by Michel Vanhove, La Comtoise develops and supplies tailor-made cheese solutions to industrial food processing groups, which are integrated into prepared foods such as breaded escalopes (cordons bleus), grilled ham and cheese sandwiches (croque-monsieur), sandwiches and hamburgers. Backed by Cerea Capital II and Unigrains since 2015, La Comtoise has achieved impressive growth to reach a turnover of EUR 33 million with a headcount of 37 people.

La Comtoise is positioned in the buoyant and resilient snacking and processed food segments and has been on a steady growth path for a number of years. With top-quality R&D capabilities and efficient production facilities, it develops tailored products for existing and prospective customers capable of adapting to the most demanding requirements in terms of organoleptic properties, while meeting the highest standards of production processes.

Gimv’s investment comes at a time when the company is doubling its production capacities to 24,000 tonnes a year. La Comtoise is keen to step up its growth with the development of new solutions, notably in cheese sauces. It will thus address a new clientele, particularly out-of-home catering. Drawing on the French expertise in cheese production, which is recognised all over the world, La Comtoise intends to strengthen its international presence. It will benefit from the support of Gimv, which has an extensive business network across Benelux and DACH countries.

Michel VanhoveChairman of La Comtoise: “In an effort to bolster our development and strengthen our leading position, we are expanding our production capacity to meet strong demand and accelerate in new segments and export markets. Gimv appears to us as the right partner to achieve this, given the scale of its European network and its insight into the strategic challenges we face in our industry.”

Anne CaronGimv Partner and Guillaume BardyPrincipal: “We are very enthusiastic to work with Michel Vanhove and his teams in order to take La Comtoise to the next level. This deal fits perfectly into the investment philosophy of our Connected Consumer platform, which has a good knowledge of the agri-food sector, having invested in this area across France and Europe. Gimv will make all its resources available to actively support La Comtoise in its development in new market segments as well as internationally.”

Antoine Peyronnet, Managing Director of Céréa Capital: “We are very proud to have accompanied Michel Vanhove and his team since 2015. The company’s steady growth is fuelled by its capacity to innovate and expand internationally.  Now that it has taken on a new dimension, La Comtoise is in an ideal position to pursue its development with the support of Gimv.”

The deal is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

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EQT Credit completes financing to support Veritas Petroleum Services

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EQT Credit, through its Mid-Market Credit investment strategy, is pleased to confirm its support for Veritas Petroleum Services (“VPS” or the “Company”) with the commitment of a USD 95 million senior secured facility to refinance existing debt and a committed acquisition facility to back the Company’s future growth plans.

Carved out from DNV and owned by IK Investment Partners, VPS is the leading provider of marine fuel testing and bunker quantity surveys, with broad global coverage via five laboratories.

Andrew Cleland-Bogle, Director in EQT Partners’ Credit team and Investment Advisor to EQT Mid-Market Credit, commented: “VPS is the largest marine fuel testing provider globally. EQT Credit was particularly attracted by the Company’s exceptional quality offering and impressive track record of profitability that IK and the management team have achieved. We would like to thank EQT’s Industrial Advisors who, as former senior executives in the testing, inspection and certification sector, provided key support and insight to the EQT Credit deal team throughout the due diligence process.”

Paul Johnson, Partner in EQT Partners’ Credit team and Investment Advisor to EQT Mid-Market Credit, added: “VPS offers market-leading technical advice to the shipping industry and is a well-placed consolidator within its industries. EQT Credit looks forward to supporting VPS and its management team as the Company continues to execute on plans for acquisitions and expansion under IK’s ownership.”

Contacts
Paul Johnson, Partner at EQT Partners, Investment Advisor to EQT Mid-Market Credit, +44 203 372 9424
Andrew Cleland-Bogle, Director at EQT Partners, Investment Advisor to EQT Mid-Market Credit, +44 208 432 5420
EQT Press Office, +46 8 506 55 334, press@eqtpartners.com

About EQT
EQT is a leading investment firm with approximately EUR 50 billion in raised capital across 27 funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 110,000 employees. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership.

More info: www.eqtpartners.com

About EQT Credit
EQT Credit invests through four complementary strategies: Senior Debt, Mid-Market Credit (direct lending), Core Value and Credit Opportunities. Since inception, EQT Credit has invested in excess of EUR 5 billion in over 160 companies. EQT Credit’s direct lending strategy seeks to provide flexible, long- term debt capital solutions to medium-sized European businesses, across a wide range of sectors. These businesses may be privately-owned corporates seeking alternative funding to grow or be the subject of private equity-led acquisitions or refinancings.

More info: www.eqtpartners.com/Investment-Strategies/Credit

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Omada A/S to receive strategic investment from CVC Capital Partners’ Growth Fund and GRO Capital

CVC and GRO partner with management team to further accelerate product innovation, partner network expansion and marketing efforts.

Omada A/S (“Omada” or the “Company”), a global leader of identity governance and administration (“IGA”) software and services, today announced that CVC Capital Partners’ Growth Fund (“CVC Growth Partners” or “CVC”) and GRO Capital (“GRO”) have agreed to become new majority shareholders and provide further capital into the Company to accelerate growth.

CVC Growth Partners and GRO will partner with Omada’s management team to further accelerate Omada’s product innovation, grow its partner network in North America and Europe, enhance sales and marketing efforts, as well as continue expanding its strong position in Europe and building greater depth in the North American market.

Omada is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, with over 270 employees across offices in Europe and North America. The Company helps its customers globally to govern and control users’ access rights to enterprise systems and data, reduce risk of accidental or wrongful data access, and ensure compliance with regulation (such as GDPR) as well as industry-specific legislation.

Omada’s software platform, the Omada Identity Suite (“OIS”), is a best-in-class next generation IGA solution. OIS, together with the Company’s unique best practice process framework for identity management and access governance, enables enterprises to manage identities and govern their access on an ongoing basis across heterogeneous IT systems, including major IT vendor platforms delivered on-premises and in the cloud, and a number of legacy and modern applications. The demand for Omada’s offerings has been increasing globally along with customer awareness of potential solutions to their complex identity governance challenges, and the Company has grown revenues at a compounded annual growth rate of over 40% for the last 2 years.

“We are excited about the partnership with CVC and GRO and we look forward to working with them to fulfil our joint vision to serve the majority of enterprises of the world with our strong Identity & Access Governance solution”, said Morten Boel Sigurdsson, CEO and founder of Omada. “CVC and GRO represent a unique combination of competencies that will support our expansion in North America, Europe and other markets. The need for IGA solutions is rapidly increasing across markets as more and more organisations realise the need for a flexible IGA solution to protect them from hacking, insider threats, increased compliance requirements and the consequences of GDPR.”

“The increasingly complex IT world and more stringent compliance requirements globally will continue to drive strong demand for Omada’s next generation identity governance solution, as the Company has proven its ability to successfully solve complex problems for its customers”, said Sebastian Kuenne, who leads CVC Growth Partners in Europe. “Omada represents an exciting opportunity and is a perfect fit for our growth fund, which focuses on high-growth software and technology-enabled business services companies. We, together with GRO, are thrilled to partner with Morten and the entire executive team to expand Omada’s offering and global presence.”

“We have followed Omada for close to a decade and are very impressed with the product and their blue-chip customer base. This investment is perfectly aligned with GRO’s strategy of investing in outstanding technology companies and helping accelerate their growth”, said Morten Weicher, partner at GRO Capital. “Morten Sigurdsson has built a very strong team and assembled a deep bench of highly skilled and ambitious individuals operating in a unique culture of teamwork, delivery, and customer service.”

With the entrance of CVC and GRO, C5 Capital (“C5”) will no longer be shareholders in Omada. “We are pleased to have contributed to the growth of Omada since 2015”, said Andre Pienaar, managing partner and founder at C5 Capital.

Morten Weicher, Sebastian Kuenne, Lars Dybkjær (Managing Partner of GRO Capital), and John Clark (Managing Partner of CVC Growth Partners) will join Omada’s board of directors.

Closing of the transaction is anticipated to take place in December 2018, and is subject only to mandatory competition approvals.

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Altas Partners to Acquire Tecta America

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OCTOBER 29, 2018

Altas Partners to Acquire Tecta America from ONCAP

Toronto, ON and Rosemont, IL – October 29, 2018 – Altas Partners (“Altas”), a long-term oriented investment firm, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tecta America Corporation (“Tecta America” or the “Company”) from ONCAP, the mid-market private equity platform of Onex (TSX:ONEX). Tecta America is a national leader in commercial roofing services in the U.S. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Tecta America is the nation’s premier commercial roofing contractor, employing more than 3,000 roofing professionals and operating across more than 60 locations from coast to coast. The Company provides a comprehensive set of commercial roofing services to national and local customers across a spectrum of industries and end markets. Tecta America’s full suite of value-added roofing services includes installation, replacement, repairs and maintenance, new construction, disaster response and advanced sustainability options.

“We are thrilled to partner with Altas as we continue to execute on our growth opportunities – both organically and through selective acquisitions. Furthermore, we’re excited to leverage the firm’s support and expertise as we continue to focus on delivering best-in-class service to our customers and being the employer of choice in the roofing industry,” said Mark Santacrose, President and CEO of Tecta America. “We greatly value the support and commitment ONCAP provided throughout its ownership, as well as its confidence in our people and our future.”

“Tecta America’s strength as a national company with deep local relationships has enabled its evolution into the largest commercial roofing contractor in the U.S.,” said David Brent, a Partner at Altas. “This opportunity is an excellent fit with our long-term investment strategy and approach of partnering with outstanding management teams. We look forward to supporting the team at Tecta America as it continues to provide its customers with exceptional service and capitalize on the significant growth opportunities that lie ahead.”

“We’re proud of everything we accomplished together with Tecta America. During our ownership period, we worked closely with Tecta management to enhance the Company’s acquisition capabilities and strengthen the business’ operating performance. We wish the Tecta America team all the best as they continue to execute on their proven growth strategy,” said Edmund Kim, a Principal at ONCAP.

The transaction is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2018, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

About Altas Partners

Altas Partners is an investment firm with a long-term orientation focused on acquiring significant interests in high-quality, market-leading businesses in partnership with outstanding management teams. Key elements of the firm’s approach include prudent capital structures, active ownership through strategic and operational support and an emphasis on sustainable value creation. Altas invests on behalf of endowments, foundations, public pension funds and other institutional investors.

For more information: http://www.altaspartners.com.

About Tecta America Corporation

Tecta America is the nation’s premier commercial roofing contractor with more than 60 locations from coast to coast. Tecta America’s unyielding commitment to quality, expertise, and professionalism have helped it become the industry leader in commercial roofing. Providing installation of all types, replacement, repairs and maintenance, new construction, disaster response, sustainability options and more, Tecta America offers the responsiveness of a local roofing contractor backed by the resources and stability of a national provider.

For more information: http://www.tectaamerica.com.

About ONCAP

ONCAP is the mid-market private equity platform of Onex. In partnership with operating company management teams, ONCAP invests in and builds value in North American headquartered medium-sized businesses that are market leaders and possess meaningful growth potential.

Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. Through its Onex Partners and ONCAP private equity funds, Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. At Onex Credit, Onex manages and invests in leveraged loans, collateralized loan obligations and other credit securities. Onex has more than $33 billion of assets under management, including $6.8 billion of Onex proprietary capital, in private equity and credit securities. With offices in Toronto, New York, New Jersey and London, Onex and the team are collectively the largest investors across Onex’ platforms. Onex shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the stock symbol ONEX.

For more information: https://www.oncap.com or https://www.onex.com.

Media Contacts:

Altas Partners
Sard Verbinnen & Co.
Andrew Cole / Julie Rudnick
(212) 687 8080

Tecta America Corporation
Robin Hollerich
rhollerich@tectaamerica.com
(248) 220 1467

Onex
Emilie Blouin
Director, Investor Relations
(416) 362 7711

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ONCAP to Sell Tecta America to Altas Partners

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Toronto, Ontario and Rosemont, Illinois October 29, 2018 – Altas Partners (“Altas”), a long-term oriented investment firm, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tecta America Corporation (“Tecta America” or the “Company”) from ONCAP, the mid-market private equity platform of Onex (TSX: ONEX). Tecta America is a national leader in commercial roofing services in the U.S. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Tecta America is the nation’s premier commercial roofing contractor, employing more than 3,000 roofing professionals and operating across more than 60 locations from coast to coast. The Company provides a comprehensive set of commercial roofing services to national and local customers across a spectrum of industries and end markets. Tecta America’s full suite of value-added roofing services includes installation, replacement, repairs and maintenance, new construction, disaster response and advanced sustainability options.
“We are thrilled to partner with Altas as we continue to execute on our growth opportunities – both organically and through selective acquisitions. Furthermore, we’re excited to leverage the firm’s support and expertise as we continue to focus on delivering best-in-class service to our customers and being the employer of choice in the roofing industry,” said Mark Santacrose, President and CEO of Tecta America. “We greatly value the support and commitment ONCAP provided throughout its ownership, as well as its confidence in our people and our future.”

“Tecta America’s strength as a national company with deep local relationships has enabled its evolution into the largest commercial roofing contractor in the U.S.,” said David Brent, a Partner at Altas. “This opportunity is an excellent fit with our long-term investment strategy and approach of partnering with outstanding management teams. We look forward to supporting the team at Tecta America as it continues to provide its customers with exceptional service and capitalize on the significant growth opportunities that lie ahead.”
“We’re proud of everything we accomplished together with Tecta America. During our ownership period, we worked closely with Tecta management to enhance the Company’s acquisition capabilities and strengthen the business’ operating performance. We wish the Tecta America team all the best as they continue to execute on their proven growth strategy,” said Edmund Kim, a Principal at ONCAP.
The transaction is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2018, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

About Altas Partners
Altas Partners is an investment firm with a long-term orientation focused on acquiring significant interests in high-quality, market-leading businesses in partnership with outstanding management teams. Key elements of the firm’s approach include prudent capital structures, active ownership through strategic and operational support and an emphasis on sustainable value creation. Altas invests on behalf of endowments, foundations, public pension funds and other institutional investors.
For more information: http://www.altaspartners.com.

About Tecta America Corporation
Tecta America is the nation’s premier commercial roofing contractor with more than 60 locations from coast to coast. Tecta America’s unyielding commitment to quality, expertise, and professionalism have helped it become the industry leader in commercial roofing. Providing installation of all types, replacement, repairs and maintenance, new construction, disaster response, sustainability options and more, Tecta America offers the responsiveness of a local roofing contractor backed by the resources and stability of a national provider.
For more information: http://www.tectaamerica.com.

About ONCAP
ONCAP is the mid-market private equity platform of Onex. In partnership with operating company management teams, ONCAP invests in and builds value in North American headquartered medium-sized businesses that are market leaders and possess meaningful growth potential.
Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. Through its Onex Partners and ONCAP private equity funds, Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. At Onex Credit, Onex manages and invests in leveraged loans, collateralized loan obligations and other credit securities. Onex has more than $33 billion of assets under management, including $6.8 billion of Onex proprietary capital, in private equity and credit securities. With offices in Toronto, New York, New Jersey and London, Onex and the team are collectively the largest investors across Onex’ platforms. Onex shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the stock symbol ONEX.

For more information: https://www.oncap.com or https://www.onex.com.
For further information:
Altas Partners
Sard Verbinnen & Co.
Andrew Cole / Julie Rudnick
+1.212.687.8080
Tecta America Corporation
Robin Hollerich
rhollerich@tectaamerica.com
+1.248.220.1467
Onex
Emilie Blouin
Director, Investor Relations
+1.416.362.7711

 

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