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Creating a Unified Powerhouse for Digital Onboarding and e-Signature Solutions in Europe

Paris, 1 March 2024 - GP Bullhound is delighted to have acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Vialink on its acquisition by PSG-backed Signaturit, in a strategic move that marks a significant step forward in digital transactions.

Signaturit, represented in France under the brand Universign, a major player in electronic signature, and Vialink, join forces to create the European champion of digital transactions, from onboarding to electronic signature, offering the widest combined offering in Europe.

Thanks to this merger, Signaturit would become a major group in Europe, with more than 400 employees, enabling thousands of companies to secure and speed up over 100 million online transactions each year.

With the operational and financial support of PSG Equity, a leading growth equity firm, this strengthened group, which already generates double-digit profitable growth every year, intends to further improve its performance and continue its mission: to accelerate the digital transformation of private and public organisations, ensuring the security, legality, and traceability of all their critical transactions on the European market.

Pierre Feligioni, CEO of Signaturit Group, commented: “The acquisition of Vialink will allow us to continue our growth and development by offering the most comprehensive offer in Europe in terms of digital transaction management and trust services. With this operation, Vialink’s clients benefit from increased innovation capacity while Signaturit Group will gain access to an integrated set of solutions ranging from identity verification and authentication to automated KYC analysis, through to an electronic signature solution that allows for the dematerialisation of the most complex signatures.”

Philippe Sanchis, CEO of Vialink, said: “GP Bullhound has played an instrumental role throughout the process to help us secure the best possible transaction for the long-term success of the combined business. We look forward to writing the next chapter of our story with Pierre and the rest of the Signaturit & PSG teams. Joining the Signaturit group is a unique opportunity for us to accelerate our development in a context where companies’ needs for digital transformation are constantly growing and they are looking for partners capable of supporting them on a European scale.”

Joy Sioufi, Partner at GP Bullhound, commented: “We are delighted to have advised Vialink and its shareholders on finding the right partner for the next phase of growth. The new combined entity is poised to create a European champion in digital trust and identity.”

This successful transaction further cements GP Bullhound’s expertise in software globally, including One Click LCA’s growth equity investment round from PSG and Infravia, Doctrine’s majority buyout from Summit Partners, Expensya’s acquisition by Medius (backed by Marlin Equity Partners), among others.

For enquiries, please contact:
Joy Sioufi, Partner, at
Joffrey Ezerzer, Director, at

About GP Bullhound

GP Bullhound is a leading technology advisory and investment firm, providing transaction advice and capital to the world’s best entrepreneurs and founders. Founded in 1999 in London and Menlo Park, the firm today has 14 offices spanning Europe, the US and Asia.

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