Harris Williams Advises Iptor Supply Chain Systems on its Sale to Bregal Unternehmerkapital

January 31, 2020

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it advised Iptor Supply Chain Systems (Iptor), a portfolio company of Marlin Equity Partners (Marlin), on its sale to Bregal Unternehmerkapital (Bregal). Iptor is a premier provider of supply chain management, planning and logistics software and services. The transaction was led by Thierry Monjauze, Andy Leed, Sylvain Noblet and Mathew Tsui of the Harris Williams Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group.

“We are delighted to have advised Marlin and the Iptor management team on this transaction, representing another successful supply chain and logistics software transaction for Harris Williams,” said Thierry Monjauze, a managing director at Harris Williams. “Iptor has chosen an experienced investor in Bregal, who we believe will be a great partner for the company’s next phase of growth.”

“Jayne Archbold, Iptor’s CEO, has transformed the company over the last few years and has built a leading pan-European platform as a result,” said Sylvain Noblet, a director at Harris Williams. “We look forward to following the company’s next chapter.”

Iptor is a global leader in supply chain management, planning and logistics software and services. The company helps distribution-focused organizations solve their most complex order management and fulfillment challenges within fast-moving, multi-channel and global supply chains.

Serving 1,250 customers with 4,000 installations in more than 40 countries, Iptor provides fully-integrated enterprise solutions, with highly-adaptable and robust software backed by world-class support from supply chain experts. Available on-premise or as a fully-managed cloud service, Iptor offers compelling value to clients across distribution, third-party logistics and publishing sectors.

Marlin is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. Marlin invests in businesses across multiple industries where its capital base, industry relationships and extensive network of operational resources significantly strengthen a company’s outlook and enhance value. Since its inception, Marlin, through its group of funds and related companies, has successfully completed over 150 acquisitions. The firm is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with an additional office in London.

Bregal Unternehmerkapital, part of Bregal Investments, is a German private equity fund which currently manages around €2.5 billion in overall assets. Bregal specializes in majority and minority holdings, especially in mid-sized companies based in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Harris Williams, an investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, advocates for sellers and buyers of companies worldwide through critical milestones and provides thoughtful advice during the lives of their businesses. By collaborating as one firm across Industry Groups and geographies, the firm helps its clients achieve outcomes that support their objectives and strategically create value. Harris Williams is committed to execution excellence and to building enduring, valued relationships that are based on mutual trust. Harris Williams is a subsidiary of the PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC).

The Harris Williams TMT Group advises leading private and public companies, entrepreneurs, private equity firms and venture capital firms on mergers and acquisitions and capital-raising transactions worldwide. The TMT Group has deep domain expertise in the IT Services, Software/SaaS and Internet & Digital Media segments, with particular emphasis on specific verticals including education technology, data analytics, energy technology, fintech, public sector, and supply chain/logistics—with a dedicated healthcare technology (HCIT) practice. Across verticals, the firm also advises technology services and networking solutions businesses. For more information on the TMT Group and its recent transactions, visit the TMT Group’s section of the Harris Williams website.

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