Koch Industries Acquisisce il 100% di Infor

Italia – 04 febbraio 2020

Infor, leader globale di soluzioni cloud specializzate per settore verticale, ha annunciato oggi che una consociata di Koch Equity Development LLC, la controllata di investimento e acquisizione di Koch Industries, Inc., ha stipulato un accordo definitivo in base al quale acquisirà la restante quota di partecipazione azionaria in Infor detenuta da Golden Gate Capital. A operazione conclusa, Infor diventerà una consociata indipendente di Koch Industries e continuerà a essere gestita dall’attuale management team dall’headquarter a New York City.

Oltre a rappresentare un’azienda cliente chiave, Koch è stato un investitore in Infor dal 2017. Forte del proprio bilancio e di un rating di credito aziendale AA, Koch intende posizionare rapidamente Infor come una delle aziende meglio capitalizzate nel settore tecnologico. Le aziende Koch hanno investito oltre 26 miliardi di dollari in tecnologia negli ultimi sei anni, trasformando un portafoglio globale di aziende che operano in diversi settori.

“La decisione di Koch di acquisire Infor rappresenta un forte sostegno alla nostra strategia di prodotto e al nostro obiettivo di creare soluzioni innovative per i nostri clienti”, ha dichiarato Kevin Samuelson, CEO, Infor. “In qualità di associata di un’azienda con un fatturato superiore a 100 miliardi di dollari che reinveste il 90% dei profitti nelle proprie attività, ci troviamo in una posizione privilegiata per guidare la digital transformation nei mercati in cui operiamo. Stiamo estendendo velocemente le nostre CloudSuite specifiche per il settore e offriamo customer experience e risultati che sono ben oltre lo standard nel software enterprise”.

“Il software non rappresenta più un settore verticale; è un layer dirompente che sta trasformando ogni aspetto della società”, ha affermato Jim Hannan, Executive Vice President e CEO of Enterprises, Koch Industries. “Come azienda globale che copre più settori in 60 Paesi, Koch possiede le risorse, le conoscenze e le relazioni per aiutare Infor a continuare a estendere le proprie capacità di trasformazione”.

Infor ha investito circa 4 miliardi di dollari nel design e nello sviluppo dei prodotti per offrire CloudSuite industry-specific in grado di risolvere le principali sfide operative di oltre 68.000 clienti in tutto il mondo. Le CloudSuite di Infor sono cloud-native, specifiche per il settore e studiate per aiutare le aziende a modernizzare e ottenere un vantaggio immediato e concreto. I settori chiave di Infor includono manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, public sector, retail e hospitality.

“Golden Gate Capital ha fondato e iniziato a costruire Infor 18 anni fa”, ha dichiarato David Dominik, Co-founder, Golden Gate Capital. “Stiamo vendendo il nostro pacchetto azionario a Koch Industries, nostro partner in Infor negli ultimi tre anni, per l’importante valore strategico tra Infor e Koch.” Rishi Chandna, Managing Director, Golden Gate Capital, ha aggiunto: “Gli ultimi anni in cui abbiamo lavorato con Koch Industries e il management team hanno reso evidente che esiste un’ottima partnership con Koch che porterà l’azienda verso un livello di successo superiore. Siamo molto orgogliosi di aver lavorato con la dirigenza nel trasformare Infor nel corso degli anni rispondendo così all’evoluzione del mercato.”

Si prevede che la transazione, soggetta alle consuete condizioni e alle approvazioni normative, si concluda nella prima metà del 2020. I termini finanziari dell’operazione non sono stati resi noti.

About Infor

Infor is a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry. With 17,000 employees and over 68,000 customers in more than 170 countries, Infor is transforming the way businesses operate through best-in-class technology, expertise, and customer-centricity. To learn more, please visit www.infor.com.

Infor customers include:

  • The top 20 aerospace companies
  • 9 of the top 10 high tech companies
  • 14 of the 25 largest U.S. healthcare delivery networks
  • 19 of the 20 largest U.S. cities
  • 18 of the top 20 automotive suppliers
  • 14 of the top 20 industrial distributors
  • 13 of the top 20 global retailers
  • 4 of the top 5 brewers
  • 17 of the top 20 global banks
  • 9 of the 10 largest global hotel brands
  • 7 of the top 10 global luxury brands

About Koch Industries, Inc.

Based in Wichita, Kansas, Koch Industries, Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America, with estimated annual revenues as high as $110 billion, according to Forbes. It owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining, chemicals, and biofuels; forest and consumer products; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; process and pollution control systems; electronics, software and data analytics; minerals; glass; automotive components; ranching; commodity trading; and investments. Since 2003, Koch companies have invested nearly $105 billion in growth and improvements. With a presence in 60 countries, Koch companies employ nearly 130,000 people worldwide, with about 67,000 of those in the United States. From January 2009 to present, Koch companies have earned more than 1,300 awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation, and customer service
. For more news and information, visit www.KOCHind.com.

About Koch Equity Development LLC (KED)

With offices in Wichita and London, KED focuses its efforts on strategic acquisitions and industry agnostic principal investments. Significant principal investments completed include Getty Images, Global Medical Response, Meredith/Time Inc., Solera Holdings Inc., The ADT Corporation, and Transaction Network Services. Since 2012, KED has invested more than $10 billion of equity in principal investments.

Since 2003, Koch companies have invested nearly $105 billion in acquisitions and other capital expenditures. With a presence in 60 countries, Koch companies employ nearly 130,000 people worldwide, with about 67,000 of those in the United States. From January 2009 to present, Koch companies have earned more than 1,300 awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation, and customer service.

About Golden Gate Capital

Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm with over $15 billion of committed capital. The principals of Golden Gate Capital have a long and successful history of investing across a wide range of industries and transaction types, including going-privates, corporate divestitures, and recapitalizations, as well as debt and public equity investments. Other notable software investments sponsored by Golden Gate Capital include BMC Software, Vector Solutions, Neustar, Ensemble Health Partners, and 2020 Technologies. For more information, visit www.goldengatecap.com.

Contact Information
Sharon Sulc
Infor
614.537.6634
sharon.sulc@infor.com

Rob Carlton
Koch Communications and Marketing
316.828.4070
Rob.Carlton@kochcm.com

Jenny Gore | David Isaacs
Golden Gate Capital | Sard Verbinnen & Co.
312.895.4700 | 415.618.8750
JGore@SARDVERB.com | DIsaacs@SARDVERB.com

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