Nordic Capital’s 70% Acquisition of Siteimprove

Plesner Advokatpartnerselskab advised Nordic Capital, while Bech-Bruun represented Siteimprove.

Nordic Capital has acquired 70% of the shares in the Danish software firm, Siteimprove, from the brothers Morten and Niels Ebbesen and the private equity fund Summit Partners.

Siteimprove, which is one of the leading businesses within digital optimisation of websites, was founded in 2013 by Morten Ebbesen. The sellers are the brothers Morten and Niels Ebbesen and the private equity fund Summit Partners, who invested in the company in 2015.

As an award-winning global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company, Siteimprove unites essential digital disciplines into a single, integrated solution. It empowers organisations with the tools to protect their reputation through consistent content quality standards, improve accessibility and compliance, and holistically optimise marketing efforts across organic and paid search. With nearly 20% of the world’s population living with a disability, website accessibility has become a major focus for organisations worldwide and Siteimprove is a global leader within this field.

Nordic Capital is a leading private equity investor with a resolute commitment to creating stronger, sustainable businesses through operational improvement and transformative growth. Nordic Capital focuses on selected regions and sectors where it has deep experience and a long history. Core sectors are Healthcare, Technology & Payments, Financial Services and Industrials & Business Services. Key regions are Northern Europe and globally for Healthcare. Since inception in 1989, Nordic Capital has invested more than EUR 15 billion in over 110 investments. The Nordic Capital vehicles are based in Jersey. They are advised by several non-discretionary sub-advisory entities based in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany, the UK and the US, any or all of which are referred to as Nordic Capital Advisors.

Plesner team included Hans Hedegaard (Picture), Tina Kang, Jakob Skafte-Pedersen and Søren Bauer.

Bech-Bruun included Steen Rode and Martin Allan Christensen.

Involved fees earner: Martin Allan Christensen – Bech-Bruun; Steen Rode – Bech-Bruun; Søren Bauer – Plesner; Hans Hedegaard – Plesner; Tina Kang – Plesner; Jakob Skafte-Pedersen – Plesner;

Law Firms: Bech-Bruun; Plesner;

Clients: Nordic Capital Limited; Siteimprove A/S;