The transaction, in which Episerver worked with advisors Goldman Sachs and Lazard, Houlihan Lokey acted as special advisor to Accel-KKR, and Insight Venture Partners was advised by Evercore and Willkie is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018, subject to the waiting period under the HSR Act and customary closing conditions.
Episerver has reached a definitive agreement to be acquired by Insight Venture Partners, a New York based global private equity firm focused on high-growth investments in the technology sector, in a transaction valuing Episerver at USD $1.16 billion.
On the heels of what the company coined its “Year of Hyper Growth,” Episerver expects this transaction to propel its global growth strategy and market presence, and dramatically expand adoption for its Digital Experience Cloud™ platform.
Episerver Inc. provides a platform to smartly manage digital content, commerce, and marketing in the cloud. It offers Episerver Digital Experience Cloud that combines content, commerce, multi-channel marketing, and predictive analytics in a single platform to connect digital commerce and digital marketing to help organizations create digital experiences for their customers.
Willkie advised Insight Venture Partners with a team including Gordon Caplan (Picture), Matthew Guercio, Robert Rizzo, Michael Katz, Viktor Okasmaa and Hillel Jacobson.
Involved fees earner: Gordon Caplan – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Matthew Guercio – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Robert Rizzo – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Michael Katz – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Viktor Okasmaa – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Hillel Jacobson – Willkie Farr & Gallagher;
Law Firms: Willkie Farr & Gallagher;
Clients: Insight Venture Partners;