Luminate Capital Partners’ Investment in AutoQuotes

Kirkland & Ellis represented Luminate Capital Partners on the deal

AutoQuotes, the leading technology company for the foodservice equipment and supplies (FES) industry, has received a strategic growth investment from Luminate Capital Partners, a private equity firm investing in software and software-enabled services businesses in the middle-market, to support continued growth and market leadership for AutoQuotes and CaterQuotes, its U.K.-based subsidiary.

AutoQuotes’ (AQ) and CaterQuotes’ (CQ) software platforms connect foodservice equipment manufacturers and suppliers and their customers to market, configure and quote equipment and supplies efficiently. AQ and CQ enable its publishers to position their products to more than 21,000 dealers, reps and consultants in North America and Europe and provide value-added services in the design of commercial kitchens and order tracking. The AutoQuotes and CaterQuotes’ platforms publish over 800 manufacturers and suppliers, generating over $70 billion in quotes annually.

AutoQuotes has become the CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote) standard for the FES market through 28 years of working closely with customers to meet their evolving needs.

Kirkland transactional partners Adam Phillips (Picture) and Rodin Hai-Jew, tax partners Karen Lee and Devin Heckman, debt finance partners Christopher Kirkham and Jane Wu and technology and IP transactions partner Vladimir Khodosh advised on the matters.

Involved fees earner: Rodin Hai-Jew – Kirkland & Ellis; Devin Heckman – Kirkland & Ellis; Vladimir Khodosh – Kirkland & Ellis; Christopher Kirkham – Kirkland & Ellis; Karen Lee – Kirkland & Ellis; Adam Phillips – Kirkland & Ellis; Jane Wu – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: Luminate Capital Partners;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti