Valuation establishes Ivalua as the next unicorn founded in France
Investors in this round include Tiger Global Management, a new investor in Ivalua, and Ardian Growth, one of Ivalua’s early investors who increased its overall investment level. Tiger Global Management joins Ivalua’s founders, KKR and Ardian Growth as shareholders. Ivalua’s management retains a majority stake in the company to ensure stable, long term planning and a continued focus on customers.
Spend Management software has emerged as an increasingly strategic tool for businesses, boosting profitability by streamlining procurement processes, improving collaboration with suppliers and optimising cash flow. The Spend Management market is sized at more than $20 billion and continues to develop rapidly as one of the most dynamic segments of the broader software-as-a-service (SaaS) market.
Ivalua has continued to increase its market share due to the unique advantages of its platform. The depth and breadth of its fully unified suite, combined with the unique combination of rapid delivery and unmatched flexibility, allow it to support customers at every stage of their digital transformations. The flexibility allows it to rapidly and uniquely develop and launch industry-specific solutions while maintaining a single code base. Customers realise more and faster value and never outgrow the platform, which allows Ivalua to consistently boast the industry’s highest retention rate, at over 98%, while also rapidly acquiring new customers.
Ivalua has grown while maintaining profitability. The additional funding will support future investments in organic product innovation, global expansion and possibly strategic acquisitions. David Khuat-Duy, CEO and Founder of Ivalua, said, “This investment by one of the world’s leading investment funds is a further testament to Ivalua’s long term strategy and business model. This additional capital will allow us to deliver ever more value to our customers and secure future growth.”
Laurent Foata, Head of Ardian Growth added, “We have been supporting Ivalua since 2011, at the start of their global expansion. We see Ivalua as the future leader in the large and fast growing Spend Management market. I am extremely grateful to Ivalua’s founders for their long term trust, and congratulate the team for this tremendous journey in which they remain the majority shareholder.”
About Tiger Global Management
Through its commitment to shared outcomes for all stakeholders, Ardian’s activities fuel individual, corporate and economic growth around the world.
Holding close its core values of excellence, loyalty and entrepreneurship, Ardian maintains a truly global network, with more than 600 employees working from fifteen offices across Europe (Frankfurt, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Zurich), the Americas (New York, San Francisco and Santiago) and Asia (Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul). It manages funds on behalf of around 880 clients through five pillars of investment expertise: Funds of Funds, Direct Funds, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Private Debt.