Waterland’s acquisition of Swyx Solutions

Private equity investor Waterland has purchased Swyx Solutions, a provider of unified communications solutions to mid-sized companies throughout Europe.

Swyx is a leading unified communications software solutions provider and developer. The company offers leading edge communications and collaboration solutions to SMEs. Swyx integrates and connects all communication channels such as voice, instant messaging, video and email with company-relevant process applications. Solutions can be run directly via the client’s existing infrastructure on premises, via a partner cloud service or based on the cloud service provided by Swyx.

As one of the market leaders in Europe, Swyx has a two-tier goto market approach with more than 1,200 authorised specialist trading partners at local level. The Dortmund-based company with locations in the United Kingdom and France also sells complimentary equipment to accompany its software solutions.

Swyx was exclusively advised by Q Advisors, a global investment banking boutique located in Denver and San Francisco specialising in technology, media and telecommunication (TMT).

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP has advised the diversified asset manager Pemberton on a unitranche financing for the acquisition of Swyx Solutions with a team led by partner Mathias Eisen (picture), assisted by Thomas Ingenhoven, Katja Lehr, Gerrit Merkel (all Finance) and Jörg Neubauer (Corporate).

Involved fees earner: Mathias Eisen – Milbank; Thomas Ingenhoven – Milbank; Katja Lehr – Milbank; Gerrit Merkel – Milbank; Jörg Neubauer – Milbank;

Law Firms: Milbank;

Clients: Pemberton Asset Management;

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