Koch Industries Completa l’Acquisizione di Infor

Italia – 06 aprile 2020

Koch Industries, Inc. ha annunciato di aver completato l’acquisizione della rimanente parte di Infor da Golden Gate Capital. Infor, leader globale di soluzioni cloud specializzate per settore verticale, ha rappresentato un elemento chiave nella trasformazione tecnologica di Koch. Le aziende di 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. Oltre ad essere un investitore dal 2017, Koch è stata un cliente chiave, implementando le soluzioni Infor nelle sue aziende in aree quali enterprise resource planning, human resources, supply chain, asset management e finance.

L’acquisizione offre a Koch nuove funzionalità chiave per accelerare la digital transformation, e a Infor, allo stesso tempo, le risorse e le conoscenze del settore per continuare ad accrescere la propria expertise nel software mission-critical per settori quali manufacturing, retail e distribution. Inoltre, la Healthcare Operations Platform e le soluzioni di interoperabilità leader del settore di Infor estendono il coinvolgimento di Koch nel settore healthcare, dove le aziende di Koch sono già impegnate nella produzione di dispositivi connessi, nella purificazione di prodotti medici e nelle forniture ospedaliere

Infor è ora una consociata indipendente di Koch Industries e continua a essere gestita dall’attuale management team dall’headquarter a New York City. L’acquisizione posiziona Infor come una delle aziende meglio capitalizzate nel settore tecnologico. 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.

“Entrare a far parte di Koch Industries rappresenta un nuovo emozionante capitolo per la storia di Infor”, ha dichiarato Kevin Samuelson, CEO, Infor. “Ci consente di adottare un approccio a lungo termine, focalizzato sullo sviluppo di soluzioni industry-specific che aiutano i clienti a modernizzare e ottenere un impatto immediato e concreto”.

“È stato chiaro sin dal primo giorno che l’approccio unico di Infor e il team innovativo stanno veramente portando valore sul mercato”, ha dichiarato Jim Hannan, Executive Vice President e CEO of Enterprises di Koch Industries. “Vogliamo ringraziare Golden Gate Capital per una partnership così produttiva e dare il benvenuto ai 17.000 dipendenti di Infor nel mondo in Koch Industries”.

“Siamo fieri di aver fondato e portato Infor a diventare un leader del settore nel corso degli ultimi 18 anni”, ha dichiarato David Dominik, Co-Founder di Golden Gate Capital. “Abbiamo apprezzato la nostra collaborazione con il management e Koch Industries, e auguriamo il meglio al team Infor nella prossima fase di crescita dell’azienda”, ha aggiunto Rishi Chandna, Amministratore Delegato, Golden Gate Capital.

I termini dell’operazione non sono stati resi noti. Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Rothschild, Inc. e Citigroup Global Market, Inc. sono stati i consulenti finanziari di Koch, mentre Jones Day il legal advisor di Koch. Morgan Stanley, BofA Securities e Credit Suisse sono stati i consulenti finanziari di Golden Gate Capital, e Kirkland & Ellis LLP e Nob Hill Law Group, P.C. i legal advisors di Golden Gate Capital.

About Infor

Infor is a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry. With over 68,000 customers worldwide, 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 $120 billion in growth and improvements.
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 $15 billion of equity in principal investments.

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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