LONDON, UK – May 2, 2024 – Blackstone (NYSE:BX), the world’s largest alternative asset manager, announced today that private equity funds managed by affiliates of Blackstone (“Blackstone”) have completed its acquisition of Civica, a global leader in public sector software solutions, from Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm, acting on behalf of its clients. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The transaction was previously announced on November 22, 2023, and has fulfilled all regulatory approvals. Civica was founded in 2001 and has since grown into one of the UK’s largest software companies and a global leader in software for the public sector, providing mission-critical automating and streamlining technology services to over 6,000 customers around the world.

Jonathan Murphy, Senior Managing Director, and Miguel García Gómez, Principal at Blackstone, said: “Civica has established itself as a leader in the ‘GovTech’ space, helping public bodies globally embrace technology and improve their services. We’re thrilled to partner with Lee and the management team and support Civica’s continued growth and global expansion.”

Lee Perkins, Chief Executive Officer at Civica, said: “With digitalization transforming the expectation of public services around the world, Civica creates the software that helps public servants deliver for citizens every day. Blackstone has a long track record of investing in technology and in the UK, and we look forward to partnering with them as we build on two decades of growth and innovation.”

Blackstone was advised by Barclays as lead financial advisor, Shea & Company and DC Advisory as secondary financial advisors, and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Kirkland & Ellis as legal advisors. Partners Group was advised by Clifford Chance and Arma Partners. Arma Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Civica and Management was advised by Travers Smith and Wyvern Partners.

About Blackstone  
Blackstone is the world’s largest alternative asset manager. We seek to deliver compelling returns for institutional and individual investors by strengthening the companies in which we invest. Our more than $1 trillion in assets under management include global investment strategies focused on real estate, private equity, infrastructure, life sciences, growth equity, credit, real assets, secondaries and hedge funds. Further information is available at Follow @blackstone on LinkedIn, X (Twitter), and Instagram

About Civica Group 
We’re Civica and we make software that helps deliver critical services for citizens all around the world. From local government to central government, to education, to health and care, over 5,000 public bodies across the globe use our software to help provide critical services to over 100 million citizens. Our aspiration is to be a GovTech champion everywhere we work around the globe, supporting the needs of citizens and those that serve them every day.

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