Quilvest Capital Partners is proud to announce its investment in RCA, alongside its founder and CEO Jérôme Clarysse and COO Emmanuel Ledoux


On July 19, 2023, Quilvest Capital Partners closed the acquisition of a minority interest in RCA, a French software editor dedicated to chartered accountants, alongside its founder and CEO Jérôme Clarysse and COO Emmanuel Ledoux.

Created in 1999 by Jérôme Clarysse, RCA offers to chartered accountants a BtoB advisory software suite, and a full SaaS BtoBtoB solution, “MEG”, targeted to their to their end-clients to deliver pre-accounting services. With more than 6,500 accounting firms equipped, RCA solutions are being used by c.65% of the French market players. In FY2023 (YE March), RCA generated sales close to €25m.

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VideoAmp Announces $150 Million Series G Investment Led by Vista Credit Partners

Vista Equity

VideoAmp will leverage the funding to further accelerate growth and adoption as an advanced media currency

LOS ANGELES & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VideoAmp, an adtech company providing measurement, data and software solutions for the advertising ecosystem to more efficiently and effectively allocate media spend, today announced $150 million in Series G funding led by Vista Credit Partners, a subsidiary of Vista Equity Partners and strategic financing partner focused on the enterprise software, data and technology markets. The funding will help accelerate VideoAmp’s growth and ability to empower content owners, advertisers and their media agencies with an advanced media currency solution that redefines the way media is valued, bought and sold across screens.

“VideoAmp is defining how advertisers measure and deliver value in the modern media landscape, and we look forward to supporting the company in its next phase of growth.”

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“VideoAmp has seen explosive growth and significant customer adoption of our best-in-class measurement, optimization and planning tools for the buy-side. We’ve also seen incredible momentum in both the buy- and sell-side adopting our advanced currency solution,” said Paul Ross, Chief Financial Officer of VideoAmp. “VideoAmp’s advanced currency is poised to increase advertiser ROI and provide a more accurate way to value a publisher’s content. This round of funding from Vista Credit Partners will support our strategy and commitment to both currency and further establishing our overall category leadership.”

Vista Credit Partners’ investment in VideoAmp underscores the confidence and shift to large scale datasets, in place of panel-only based solutions, for media measurement, planning, optimization and currency. With VideoAmp, advertisers can more effectively measure and optimize for fragmented, cross-screen audiences and provide more accurate attribution to business outcomes. VideoAmp’s data methodology joins various inputs like Set-Top Box data (STB) with Smart TV data from ACR providers, which undergo rigorous ingestion, cleansing, deduplicating and weighting processes to create a larger, more accurate dataset of nearly 40 million households and more than 60 million devices across the U.S. With VideoAmp’s currency-grade data and solutions, clients can tap into advanced audiences and real-time insights to plan, optimize and measure reach and frequency across screens with greater accuracy and representation.

VideoAmp has seen incredible adoption for its measurement and currency solutions with 13 major linear and streaming publishers on board, along with all major media holding companies and several independent agencies and 75+ advertisers. This has resulted in hundreds of campaigns transacted on VideoAmp currency and putting the company on track to deliver billions of advertising spend in currency guaranteed campaigns for the 2023/2024 broadcast year.

“Vista Credit Partners is committed to accelerating the growth and success of innovative enterprise software businesses with tailored capital solutions and operational support to fit their individual needs,” said David Flannery, President of Vista Credit Partners. “VideoAmp is defining how advertisers measure and deliver value in the modern media landscape, and we look forward to supporting the company in its next phase of growth.”

About VideoAmp

VideoAmp is an adtech company offering data and software solutions with a mission to increase the value of advertising by redefining how media is valued, bought and sold. By leveraging the power of currency-grade, big data, VideoAmp’s solutions allow clients to access advanced audiences and real-time insights to plan, optimize and measure media investments across platforms. With these solutions, media sellers can maximize the value of their inventory, while advertisers can benefit from increased return on investment. VideoAmp has seen incredible adoption for its measurement and currency solutions with 13 major linear and streaming publishers on board, along with all major media holding companies and several independent agencies and 75+ advertisers. This has resulted in hundreds of campaigns transacted on VideoAmp currency and putting the company on track to deliver billions of advertising spend in currency guaranteed campaigns for the 2023/2024 broadcast year. VideoAmp is headquartered in Los Angeles and New York with offices across the United States. To learn more, visit www.videoamp.com

About Vista Credit Partners

Vista Credit Partners is the credit-investing arm of Vista Equity Partners and is a strategic investor and financing partner focused on the growing enterprise software, data and technology market. Vista Credit Partners employs a highly disciplined approach to credit investing while maintaining flexibility to pursue investments offering the best relative value and investing across the capital structure. As of March 31, 2023, Vista Credit Partners has grown to over $7.2 billion of assets under management. Since formation in 2013 and as of June 30, 2023, Vista Credit Partners has deployed over $10.7 billion. For more information, please visit www.vistacreditpartners.com.

Vista Credit Partners offers solutions tailored to strategic objectives with growth-friendly terms and long-term investment horizons across both the private and broadly syndicated markets, sourcing deals directly from founder-led companies, through sponsor relationships, and from its deep network of experts, advisors and other intermediaries to support growth and unlock value through creative capital solutions and operational partnership. Vista Credit Partners has completed more than 545 software and technology transactions since inception.


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Groupe Sinari announces Bridgepoint Development Capital as new majority shareholder


Groupe Sinari, a French publisher and leader in software solutions for the road haulage and logistics sector, is pursuing its ambitious development strategy. With 260 employees and offices in France and Belgium, Sinari supports its customers in the transport and logistics sectors, helping them meet the challenges of tomorrow.

With revenues amounting to almost €40 million and more than 6,000 customers, Sinari opted for a new LBO in which Bridgepoint Development Capital (BDC) acquired a majority stake, alongside its existing shareholders (New Alpha Verto and its management).

Groupe Sinari is positioned in a particularly buoyant software publishing market, mainly addressing the transport and logistics industries:

  • The breadth of Sinari’s offering enables them to address both small companies with flexible, easy-to-use solutions, and large international transport groups.
  • Sinari and its subsidiaries offer a complete range of Transport Management Systems (TMS), Fleet Management Systems (FMS), Onboard Computing and Social Management, Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), Route Optimisation, Garage Management and Career Management.
  • Demand is increasing in certain verticals, notably as a result of regulatory changes.
  • The digitisation of data exchanges between players in the supply chain eco-system (shippers, logistics providers and carriers) is accelerating and becoming a driving force behind market development.
  • In addition, the Covid-19 crisis and the rise of e-commerce have highlighted the importance for all companies to control their logistics flows.


The company, born of the merger of OMP and GPI in 2019, has thus enjoyed significant growth in recent years following successive acquisitions that have enabled the group to strengthen its core market (TMS, telematics and WMS) and expand into new geographies (Benelux). The company is the market leader in France, and very well positioned to continue consolidating the European market. To achieve this, Sinari has chosen to enter into a partnership with Bridgepoint – notably due to its extensive experience in this field, thanks to its investments in Memnon Networks (TMS) and more recently PTV (traffic management solution). BDC will support the group in accelerating its international development and developing in new vertical markets.

Sébastien Rufflé, CEO of Groupe Sinari, comments:

“My team and I are delighted to have Bridgepoint Development Capital join us. It is a partner who shares our vision of the market and supports the project we launched five years ago. We are convinced that the digitalization of supply chain operating methods is a driving force for simplifying exchanges and making them more responsible. We are already a major player in this transformation in France, thanks to the experts in the transport sector that have joined the Group over the years. We must continue to develop this knowhow, but also extend it to other geographies to support this transformation that transcends borders. That is what this new partnership is all about”.

Thomas Moussallieh, Bridgepoint Development Capital Director, comments:

We are delighted to have the opportunity to support the Sinari teams in their ambitious European development project, which is at the heart of BDC’s strategy, in particular to support a software leading player in its segment. In addition to the company’s market potential and its leading position in France, we were quickly won over by Sébastien and his team: his vision of tomorrow’s challenges and his determination to anticipate the changes taking place in the world of software for carriers convinced us to get on board this ambitious project. We are also particularly sensitive to the projects of companies supported by our investments, and Sinari’s project to reduce CO2 emissions, thanks to its telematics and route optimisation solutions, echoes the values we support”.

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Tripleseat Announces Strategic Acquisition of Attendease for Unparalleled Event Management Solutions

Vista Equity

CONCORD, Mass., Aug. 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ —  Tripleseat, the leading innovator in cloud-based event management software for the hospitality industry, proudly announces today the strategic acquisition of Attendease, a world-class meeting and event software for enterprise and corporate event planners.

The acquisition is a natural fit. It combines two separate ecosystems, social and corporate event planners and event managers at restaurants and hotels. The sales and event management platform of Tripleseat and the Attendease event planner application come together for a frictionless planning process, further entrenching Tripleseat as the powerhouse in end-to-end event management solutions. The combined company will operate under the Tripleseat brand and will be managed by Jonathan Morse, Tripleseat co-founder and CEO.

“With this acquisition, we will expand our offerings with specialized and flexible event planning and management tools – for social and corporate event planners. Tripleseat will now be the one-stop shop for people to locate the perfect venue and manage and market their event,” Morse said in a statement. “Attendease provides functionality that empowers planners with dynamic features such as event registration, ticketing, VIP and speaker management, website building, and data-driven reporting  that will integrate with Tripleseat’s sales and event management platform.”

The Tripleseat acquisition of Attendease is a game-changer for restaurants and hotels. It provides a one-of-a-kind integration to event planners looking to book an event at their venue. In addition, event planners will now have a seamless and easy experience finding, booking, and planning their weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, or tradeshows.

Tripleseat will always continue providing award-winning customer support for existing and new customers. As the event industry continues to evolve, Tripleseat remains committed to delivering innovative solutions to empower event professionals with the tools to thrive.

About Tripleseat
Tripleseat is a sales and event management platform used by more than 15,000 venues globally, enabling event managers to streamline the planning process and increase sales. To date, the Tripleseat platform has helped venues book over 10 million events and capture $15 billion in event leads. To learn more about Tripleseat or to schedule a demo, please visit www.tripleseat.com.

Media Contact: 
Dana Yerid
Vice President of Marketing

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Thoma Bravo and Madison Dearborn Partners Sell Syntellis Performance Solutions to Roper Technologies

Thomas Bravo

CHICAGO & SAN FRANCISCOMadison Dearborn Partners (“MDP”) and Thoma Bravo today announced that they have completed the sale of Syntellis Performance Solutions (“Syntellis”), a leading provider of enterprise performance management (EPM) software, data and intelligence solutions, to Roper Technologies, Inc. (“Roper”) (Nasdaq: ROP) in an all-cash transaction for an enterprise value of $1.4 billion. Syntellis will be combined with Roper’s Strata Decision Technology business.

Syntellis became an independent company with the investment support of Thoma Bravo and MDP when it was separated from Kaufman Hall in August 2020. Over the past three years, MDP and Thoma Bravo have worked closely with Syntellis and its management team to enhance and innovate the company’s integrated EPM solutions to better serve Syntellis’s growing global client base. During this period, Syntellis made meaningful investments in product and platform enhancements, including to its Axiom365 SaaS offering, and enhanced its planning and performance product offering by acquiring Stratasan, an industry leader in advanced healthcare market intelligence and data analytics.

“Thoma Bravo and MDP’s support and collaboration have propelled our growth, helped advance our product roadmap and enabled us to better serve our valued clients,” said Flint Brenton, Chief Executive Officer of Syntellis. “Today’s announcement is a testament to the great work from the entire Syntellis team and marks an exciting new chapter for the company. As part of Roper, we will further our mission to empower our clients to optimize performance through our industry-specific, tailored solutions.”

“We are immensely proud of our partnership with the Syntellis and Thoma Bravo teams, the product and platform enhancements we have helped Syntellis deliver, and the success we have achieved together,” said MDP Managing Director and Co-Head of the Health Care team Jason Shideler and Managing Director Will Ritchie. “Syntellis has grown from a captive software division of a consulting firm into one of the leading EPM providers serving the health care, higher education and finance industries. We believe Syntellis will continue to thrive in combination with Strata at Roper.”

“It has been a pleasure working with MDP, Flint and the entire Syntellis team to create a truly best-in-class EPM leader,” said A.J. Rohde, a Senior Partner at Thoma Bravo. “Together, we drove growth and innovation by building on the company’s strong product offering and its commitment to providing customers with the operational, financial and strategic data they need to navigate their dynamic market environments and improve their business outcomes. We look forward to watching the company’s continued success as part of Roper.”

William Blair served as financial advisor and Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor to MDP and Thoma Bravo.

About Syntellis Performance Solutions

Syntellis Performance Solutions provides innovative enterprise performance management software, data and analytics solutions for healthcare, higher education, and financial institutions. Syntellis’ solutions include Axiom, Connected Analytics, and Stratasan software. These solutions help finance professionals elevate performance by acquiring insights, accelerating decisions, and advancing their business plans. With over 2,800 organizations and 450,000 users relying on our solutions, we have proven expertise in helping organizations transform their vision into reality. For more information, please visit www.syntellis.com

About Madison Dearborn Partners

Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“MDP”) is a leading private equity investment firm based in Chicago. Since MDP’s formation in 1992, the firm has raised aggregate capital of over $28 billion and has completed over 150 platform investments. MDP invests across five dedicated industry verticals, including basic industries; business and government software and services; financial and transaction services; health care; and telecom, media and technology services. For more information, please visit www.mdcp.com.

About Thoma Bravo

Thoma Bravo is one of the largest software investors in the world, with more than US$127 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2023. Through its private equity, growth equity and credit strategies, the firm invests in growth-oriented, innovative companies operating in the software and technology sectors. Leveraging Thoma Bravo’s deep sector expertise and strategic and operational capabilities, the firm collaborates with its portfolio companies to implement operating best practices and drive growth initiatives. Over the past 20 years, the firm has acquired or invested in more than 440 companies representing over US$250 billion in enterprise value*. The firm has offices in Chicago, London, Miami, New York and San Francisco.

*including control and non-control investments

About Roper Technologies

Roper Technologies is a constituent of the S&P 500 and Fortune 1000. Roper has a proven, long-term track record of compounding cash flow and shareholder value. The Company operates market leading businesses that design and develop vertical software and technology enabled products for a variety of defensible niche markets. Roper utilizes a disciplined, analytical, and process-driven approach to redeploy its excess capital toward high-quality acquisitions. Additional information about Roper is available on the Company’s website at www.ropertech.com.

About Strata Decision Technology

Strata Decision Technology provides an innovative cloud-based financial planning, analytics and performance platform that is used by healthcare providers for financial planning, decision support and continuous improvement. Founded in 1996, the Company’s client base includes over 2,000 hospitals representing over 450 healthcare delivery systems. The Company’s StrataJazz® application is a single integrated software-as-a-service platform that includes modules for financial planning, decision support and performance management. Strata’s headquarters are in Chicago, IL. For more information, please visit www.stratadecision.com/strata-and-syntellis.

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Nomadia secures investment from Hg

HG Capital

Paris, France. 20th July 2023. Nomadia, a leading European SaaS provider of smart mobility solutions, announced that it has secured a majority investment from Hg, a leading investor in European and transatlantic software and services businesses. As part of this transaction, the Nomadia management team and former majority owners will continue as investors in the business.

Headquartered in France, Nomadia’s mobile applications and SaaS solutions enable companies to plan and optimize their mobile workers’ travel and activity in real-time. Its solutions address the daily needs of mobile professionals such as technicians, sales representatives and delivery drivers. Nomadia delivers tangible ROI to its clients including material productivity gains and can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 30%. It serves over 2,200 clients and more than 188,000 users across 28 countries.

Fabien Breget, CEO of Nomadia, said: “This investment from Hg is both a testament of Nomadia’s leading position and a recognition of the great work from our team. We were impressed by Hg’s depth of expertise, agility in execution and partnership mindset. Hg brings a network of talent, significant financial capital and decades of experience in scaling premium software businesses. This partnership represents a formidable springboard to accelerate our development, product innovation and international ambition.”

Nomadia sits at the core of Hg’s experience in ERP & Payroll software, where it currently has over €7 billion capital at work. Over the past 12 months, Hg has raised over €20 billion additional capital for new investments and recently opened an office in Paris, France, to further accelerate its activity in the region.

Alexandre Flavier, Partner at Hg, said: “We are delighted to partner with Fabien and his talented team. We were impressed by the quality of their products, the strength of their clients’ feedback, and the impact of their mission: to enable mobile workforces to gain productivity while increasing safety standards and reducing CO2 emissions. We look forward to helping them build a European champion, accelerating their growth at scale and beyond borders.”

Going forward Hg’s investment and expertise will be used to support Nomadia’s investment in R&D and product innovation, including in AI, IoT and machine learning. The company will be able to leverage best practices from the Hg portfolio, notably in go-to-market, operational excellence, and tech platform roadmap, and capitalize on access to Hg’s deep network of talent. Hg will also support Nomadia’s international growth, both organically and via acquisitions, to reinforce the business’ leadership position in Europe.

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed.

For further information, please contact:

AxiCom France

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Existing Investors Double Down on o9 Solutions’ Growth With Incremental Investment at $3.7 Billion Valuation


Latest investment round of $116 Million led by General Atlantic’s BeyondNetZero

o9 announces 55% YOY increase in Annual Recurring Revenue as of Q2 2023;

Adds experienced operating executive Gary Reiner to its Board

DALLAS, July 19, 2023 –  o9 Solutions, a leading enterprise AI software platform provider for transforming planning and decision-making for global enterprises, today announced that its existing investors, led by General Atlantic’s BeyondNetZero the inaugural companion fund for the growth equity firm’s climate investing efforts, have invested an additional $116 million in the Company. Existing investors KKR and Generation Investment Management also participated in the round. The investment values o9 at $3.7 billion, up from $2.7 billion since the Company’s last investment round in January 2022.

The investment follows a period of continued outperformance by o9, including 55% year-over-year growth in Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) as of Q2’23. The Company also reported 67% year-over-year ARR growth as of Q1’23 and 65% growth in 2022.

In conjunction with the transaction, o9 also announced that General Atlantic Operating Partner and tenured business executive Gary Reiner has joined the Company’s Board of Directors, bringing deep expertise at the intersection of technology, strategy and operations. Mr. Reiner joined General Atlantic in 2010 and provides strategic support and counsel to the firm’s technology investment teams and portfolio companies. Prior to joining General Atlantic, Mr. Reiner served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at General Electric for nearly 20 years. Prior to that, he was a Partner with The Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Reiner also serves on the boards of several public companies, including Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Citigroup.

“We continue to be thrilled with o9’s terrific customer value proposition, offering truly material and measurable outcomes relative to traditional planning software vendors and thereby providing strong blue chip client satisfaction,” said Gary Reiner, Operating Partner at General Atlantic. “Since we first partnered with o9 in early 2022, the Company has helped deliver significant revenue growth, working capital improvements and expense reductions for many large global enterprises. Our deepened support of o9 reflects the enthusiasm we have for the business and its seasoned management team, particularly as their innovative model supports the transition to more sustainable supply chains across the enterprise. We look forward to our continued partnership.”

“The investment by our existing investors at a premium to our last funding round and against a backdrop of an overall pullback in market valuations is continued validation of our performance and execution against our long-term strategy. We will continue our strategy of client satisfaction and innovation as a driver of efficient growth across industry verticals and markets.”

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EcoOnline announces acquisition of Ecometrica, a Leader in Climate Metrics and ESG Software


EcoOnline, a leading EHS and ESG software provider, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ecometrica, a global ESG and Sustainability software leader. This strategic acquisition increases EcoOnline’s presence in the ESG market and further enhances the company’s existing platform capabilities, solidifying its position as an ESG software market leader across Europe, the UK, and North America. Together, EcoOnline and Ecometrica will deliver a broad ESG solution with strong capabilities in Carbon Accounting, ESG Framework reporting, Climate Risk, Environmental Compliance and more, enabling companies to systematically work to reduce their environmental footprint and comply with existing and future regulations.

Chris Joseph, Chairman of EcoOnline says, “The acquisition of Ecometrica provides a robust addition to our suite of solutions at EcoOnline. We know EHS data plays a critical role in ESG performance reporting, and many organisations currently struggle to bring a unified data strategy together. Our goal is to offer a holistic approach to ESG management, providing our clients with comprehensive solutions to manage, report, and deliver healthier, safer, and more responsible business.”

Dr Richard Tipper MBE, Chairman and Co-Founder of Ecometrica says, “We were immediately struck by the complementary nature of the EcoOnline and Ecometrica product suites. The combined entity will have an unrivalled depth and breadth of service offerings on health, safety, and ESG to bring the best-in-class sustainability reporting to the EcoOnline product suite. This comes at an ideal time for regulations coming into place in North America and Europe.”

Ecometrica is a market-leading sustainability software company that has been offering best-in-class climate accounting and reporting solutions since 2008, enabling companies to comply with the latest legislation. The Ecometrica Platform was built from the ground up by subject-matter experts who have delivered thousands of assessments and contributed to making the practice of greenhouse gas accounting the robust mission-critical practice it is today. Its modules cover a range of metrics including GHG emissions, ESG, TCFD, deforestation and biodiversity. Ecometrica’s platform delivers robust, accurate and transparent climate accounting and is considered by many to be the gold-standard of reporting.

David Metcalfe, CEO of Verdantix says, “Demand for ESG reporting and workflows is surging on a global basis. Global spend on ESG reporting software is set to surge from $1.4 billion in 2023 to $4.3 billion in 2027. EcoOnline’s acquisition of ESG and climate software solution, Ecometrica, underscores EcoOnline’s commitment to these important trends and increasing buyer focus on the nexus of EHS and ESG.”

Integrating Ecometrica with EcoOnline’s EHS and ESG will provide organisations with an increased ability to manage and leverage the data spread broadly across sustainability, employee health and safety and environmental compliance programs. This acquisition is a key step in EcoOnline’s journey to build a leading global software vendor dedicated to the mission of protecting our people and the environment.


About EcoOnline:
EcoOnline is a leading Environmental, Health, Safety, and Quality (EHSQ) software solutions provider. For over two decades, EcoOnline has been dedicated to making workplaces safer by providing organisations of all sizes with user-friendly EHSQ software that creates engagement and operational excellence.
By developing user-friendly digital software that improves the flow of information and streamlines all documentation needed to reduce risks due to factors in the workplace, EcoOnline’s solutions solve real challenges with severe impact. Through a comprehensive platform that extracts and analyses intelligent business data, all organisations can drive efficiency while safeguarding their workforce, customers, the environment, and company reputation.
Today, EcoOnline helps 10,000 customers in over 80 industries to effectively spot risks and incidents, take corrective actions and protect employees, contractors, customers, the public, and the environment.
Supported by 900+ purpose-driven employees based in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, the UK, the US, Canada, and New Zealand, EcoOnline enables companies to create healthier, safer, and more sustainable workplaces.

About Ecometrica
Established in 2008, Ecometrica provides the most rigorous, audit ready, yet simple to use GHG (greenhouse gas) accounting and climate risk software, enabling companies to accurately monitor their global climate impact and comply with legislation. In addition, Ecometrica tracks the impact and resilience of supply chains to monitor natural resources around the world, and as such, are CDP’s only gold partner across climate, forests and water. With offices in the UK and North America, their software has been used by numerous globally renowned companies as well as governments.

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PayPal and KKR Announce Exclusive Multi-Year Relationship for European Pay Later Receivables


KKR to purchase up to €40 billion of eligible current and future PayPal Pay Later loans originated in Europe

PayPal expects to allocate approximately $1 billion to incremental share repurchases this year; updated outlook from approximately $4 billion to approximately $5 billion in total share repurchases in 2023

SAN JOSE, Calif. and NEW YORK, June 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) and KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the signing of an exclusive multi-year agreement for a €3 billion replenishing loan commitment under which private credit funds and accounts managed by KKR will purchase up to €40 billion of buy now, pay later (BNPL) loan receivables originated by PayPal in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Under the terms of the agreement, KKR’s private credit funds and accounts will acquire substantially all the European BNPL loan portfolio held on PayPal’s balance sheet at the close of the transaction and will also acquire future originations of eligible BNPL loans. PayPal will remain responsible for all customer-facing activities, including underwriting and servicing, associated with its European BNPL products.

While the concept of split installment payments for consumer purchases has been around for decades and online consumer financing has been a strategic offering of PayPal since 2008, BNPL has dramatically increased in popularity over the past several years. Since launching its first BNPL offering in 2020, PayPal has become an industry leader with its PayPal Pay Later products, issuing more than 200 million loans to over 30 million customers in eight markets around the world. In 2022, PayPal processed more than $20 billion of BNPL payment volume globally, up approximately 160% from 2021.

“Buy now, pay later has become a major asset to PayPal’s checkout experience, driving engagement, payment volume growth, and repeat use while delivering high-value customers to our merchants,” said Gabrielle Rabinovitch, senior vice president, acting chief financial officer of PayPal. “Our collaboration with KKR will allow us to accelerate our PayPal Pay Later originations alongside market demand in Europe while preserving free cash flow for other strategic initiatives. This transaction is yet another example of our disciplined approach to capital allocation.”

KKR is funding the transaction through its private credit funds and accounts.

“Having the ability to work exclusively with a scaled and high-quality strategic partner like PayPal is a testament to the strength and maturity of our Asset-Based Finance business,” said Dan Pietrzak, global head of private credit at KKR. “We look forward to growing our relationship further and serving the financing needs of consumers across Europe through this transaction.”

“We are thrilled to deepen our footprint in consumer finance through this transaction and to work with one of the leading players in this space,” said Vaibhav Piplapure, a managing director at KKR. “We believe that PayPal Pay Later offers a differentiated experience that positions PayPal to capture additional share in this growing market.”

Subject to certain conditions, this transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2023. Upon closing, PayPal expects this transaction to initially generate approximately $1.8 billion of proceeds to be used for a combination of increased capital return to shareholders and general corporate purposes. The transaction is already contemplated in PayPal’s full year 2023 guidance for GAAP and non-GAAP earnings per share, and non-GAAP operating margin announced on May 8, 2023. Following closing, PayPal expects to allocate approximately $1 billion to incremental share repurchases in 2023, contributing to an updated outlook of approximately $5 billion in total share repurchases this year.

KKR Capital Markets structured and arranged the debt for the transaction. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC acted as the financial and structuring advisor to PayPal. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Pérez-Llorca, and Allen & Overy Luxembourg acted as legal advisors to PayPal. Latham & Watkins LLP served as legal counsel to KKR.

About PayPal
PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering hundreds of millions of consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit https://www.paypal.com.

Forward Looking Statements About PayPal
This announcement contains “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements and information relate to future events and future performance and reflect, among other things PayPal’s expectations regarding the anticipated benefits of this transaction, the timing of the closing of the transaction, and anticipated incremental share repurchases. Forward looking statements may be identified by words such as “may,” “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “intend,” “continue,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “project,” “forecast,” and other similar expressions.

Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made, and, accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the failure to satisfy the conditions to the completion of the transaction and the acquisition of future originations, the possibility that the transaction may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, the reaction of competitors to the transaction, economic and political conditions, including in the relevant markets, the future growth of PayPal’s BNPL business, and the possibility that operationalizing the transaction post-closing may be more difficult than expected.

More information about these and other factors that could adversely affect PayPal’s results of operations, financial condition and prospects or that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in forward-looking statements can be found in PayPal Holdings, Inc.’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), and its future filings with the SEC.

The forward-looking statements contained in this announcement speak only as of the date hereof.  PayPal expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

About KKR
KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management as well as capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people and supporting growth in its portfolio companies and communities. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR’s insurance subsidiaries offer retirement, life and reinsurance products under the management of Global Atlantic Financial Group. References to KKR’s investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds and insurance subsidiaries. For additional information about KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKR’s website at www.kkr.com and on Twitter @KKR_Co.



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Baird Capital Invests in Parallax

Baird Capital

Baird Capital’s Venture Capital team today announced it led a Series B funding round in Parallax, a leading provider of predictive forecasting and capacity planning software for digital services and organizations. Parallax plans to utilize the new capital to fuel its product innovation initiatives, expand its market presence, and further scale its operations to meet the growing demand for solutions.

“Through our own investments in professional services businesses across the Baird Capital portfolio, we’ve witnessed firsthand the importance of effective resource management and its impact on workforce utilization and profitability,” said Jim Pavlik, Partner with Baird Capital’s Venture team and newly appointed Board member at Parallax. “We’ve been extremely impressed with Parallax’s cloud-based platform and its ability to optimize resource planning and forecasting for its clients and are very excited to partner with the Parallax team and support their continued investments in growing the business.”

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