30 Mar 2021
Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investment products, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Investis Digital (“the Company”) from ECI Partners and a group of minority investors. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Established in 2000, Investis Digital is a leading provider of digital corporate communications and marketing services to blue-chip institutions globally. It is headquartered in London with over 500 digital experts across nine global offices in the US, UK, EU and India. Through its proprietary Connected Content™ approach, Investis Digital combines compelling communications, intelligent digital experiences and performance marketing to help more than 1600 global companies build deeper connections with audiences, manage corporate reputation and drive business performance.
Investis Digital has been one of the pioneers and innovators in the growing digital communications market and has built strong relationships with some of the world’s leading brands such as Ascential, Anglo American, Fruit of the Loom, Rolls-Royce and Vodafone. The acquisition is indicative of the significant market opportunity associated with digital communications as corporates become increasingly aware of the importance of utilizing this medium in stakeholder communications.
Investis Digital’ management team will continue to remain fully involved, having also acquired a meaningful stake in the Company alongside Investcorp.
Jose Pfeifer, Managing Director of Investcorp’s European Private Equity group, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Investis Digital as the Company moves into its next growth phase. Leveraging on a unique blend of expertise and technology, Investis Digital has established itself as the partner of choice for corporates seeking to enhance their digital footprint. Fragmented regional markets, increasing demand from corporates for full-service digital communications providers, and the overall rise in awareness of the importance of digital channels makes Investis Digital well-positioned for growth through M&A, product diversification and a focus on cross-selling. We look forward to partnering with the exceptional management team to support the business in seeking to realize its growth ambitions”.
Don Scales, Global CEO of Investis Digital, added: “As we look to our longer-term vision for the future, we are excited and optimistic for the support and breadth of experience Investcorp will bring in the next phase of our evolution. Our business has gone from strength to strength over the past several years, and with Investcorp’s track record of supporting fast growing and innovative companies, we are confident we can continue to make inroads within our target markets, accumulating market share through a strong pipeline of opportunities and broadening the services we are able to offer clients”.
The acquisition of Investis Digital adds to Investcorp’s long-standing history of partnering with leading technology-enabled services companies, with selected recent European investments including: Vivaticket, a leading global provider of integrated ticketing software solutions to the leisure and entertainment, sport, culture and tradeshow industries; Cambio, the leading Nordic provider of Electronic Health Record software and services as well as eHealth solutions to the primary and social care sectors; ABAX, one of Europe’s largest telematics solutions providers; and Securelink, one of Europe’s largest dedicated cybersecurity infrastructure and managed services providers.