Amadeus Capital Partners and Northzone Ventures have, together with serial entrepreneur Peter Larsson, through Monterro Holdings, acquired a majority stake in EPiServer, a Stockholm-based web content management provider, in a USD 23.5 million transaction. Peter Larsson, who built and recently sold Protect Data to CheckPoint for over USD 600 million, joins the Company as CEO.
EPiServer has established clear market leadership in Scandinavia with its award winning web content management system, which provides developers with a technically outstanding and functionally simple development platform. EPiServer is today deployed by over 50,000 users in more than 1,800 companies, supported by some 200 partners and systems integrators.
The company is profitable and is significantly exceeding estimated industry growth of 13% per annum. With new equity finance as part of the buyout funding, EPiServer will accelerate growth by significantly scaling up its international operations and expanding its global partner network.
Keystone Advisers acted as advisor to the owners of EPiServer in the transaction.
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