WEBINAR | Selling or Funding – Go to market strategies for your Tech business | 30 September 2021

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Silverpeak together with international law firm Pinsent Mason, are delighted to have held a webinar on Thursday 30 September 2021.

This briefing provided practical guidelines and best practice for those seeking to sell or raise finance in the current environment. You heard a CEO’s recent experience together with a perspective from Private Equity.

Programme (UK Times)

08.30 Introduction
08.35 M&A trends and financing trends and valuation metrics
08.45 Legal issues in the current climate
09.00 Neil Norman – A founder CEO’s experience of his sale of MSite
09.15 Practical points for an optimal transaction Panel discussion
09.30 Panel discussion
10.45 Q&A to Panel
10.00 Close

Silverpeak advises Login VSI on significant growth investment from Wavecrest Growth Partners

Silverpeak acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Login VSI, the Amsterdam and Boston-based enterprise infrastructure software company dedicated to maximizing the end-user experience, on a significant growth investment by Boston-based Wavecrest Growth Partners. The funding will be used to expand all aspects of the business, specifically, sales, marketing, and product innovation.

Today’s modern enterprises need a continuous understanding of the application experience delivered to their corporate users, a need that has grown given the increase in remote work caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Business-critical applications are being deployed in enterprise data centres (on-premises) and the cloud, further increasing performance variability and driving the need for multi-environment digital workspace testing. Login VSI’s flagship product, Login Enterprise, is an automated testing platform that assures business continuity and application performance while reducing risk. It tests the desktop and business applications from pre-production to production, thereby eliminating poor performance and downtime, increasing user productivity, and directly saving enterprises money.

The shareholders of Login VSI engaged Silverpeak to explore their options due to its deep expertise in enterprise software. As part of the process, Silverpeak approached an international audience of PE growth investors in the US, Europe and Asia, running a competitive selection process from which Wavecrest Growth Partners was chosen as management’s preferred partner with a strong understanding of enterprise infrastructure software.

The Silverpeak team played a critical role in negotiating a transaction structure, involving both primary and secondary, that ensured all shareholder objectives were met. As a result, the majority investment will provide full liquidity to existing investors, partial de-risking for management, as well as primary capital to enable the business to accelerate growth.

Eric-Jan van Leeuwen, Login VSI CEO, said, “Silverpeak engaged with us in a process that was highly collaborative. They helped us find the right investment partner for Login VSI at this stage of our growth. Their team and process were transparent and insightful.”

Paddy MccGwire, Silverpeak Managing Partner leading the transaction said, “It has been a pleasure to work with Eric-Jan, Gerhard and the Login team, helping them bring in the right partner for the next chapter of their journey. The majority of new business is already in the US, and this investment will enable them to fully exploit the opportunity.”

For more information please contact
Paddy MccGwire: pm@silverpeakib.com
Kieran Hall: kh@silverpeakib.com