Summit Partners invests €31m in Signavio
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Berlin and San Francisco, 17 December 2015 - GP Bullhound, the technology investment bank, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Signavio on a growth equity investment of €31m from Summit Partners

Signavio is the category leading provider of cloud-native, next generation software solutions for business process modelling, decision management, and workflow management. Over 750 corporations, businesses, and organizations around the world utilise Signavio’s comprehensive software suite to understand, analyse, redesign and monitor business processes.

With the completion of a €31 million minority investment from global growth equity investor Summit Partners, Signavio will accelerate its international expansion and continue its high growth trajectory, focusing on Europe, North America and Asia.

“This is a significant milestone for Signavio and we are excited to have found such a strong partner to support our international expansion path”, commented Gero Decker, Founder and CEO. “GP Bullhound has been a trusted partner of Signavio for several years now. Julian Riedlbauer together with Alec Dafferner and their teams at GP Bullhound have done a fantastic job helping us navigate through this transaction and achieve a great result for everyone involved.”

Julian Riedlbauer, Partner at GP Bullhound and Head of its Berlin office, stated: “It has been a pleasure to advise Signavio and its shareholders on this marquee transaction in the European software space. We are glad to have achieved an excellent result in finding the right partner to take the business to the next level. “

Alec Dafferner, Partner and Head of GP Bullhound’s San Francisco office, further added: “Our expertise in SaaS and our strong global network of leading software investors proved to be of tremendous value for our client in helping find the ideal partner and right deal structure.“

This represents the completion of GP Bullhound’s 26th transaction in 2015 and further highlights the firm’s strong position in advising leading SaaS category leaders.

For inquiries please contact: Julian Riedlbauer at [email protected], or Alec Dafferner at [email protected]

About GP Bullhound
As dealmakers in technology, GP Bullhound provides independent strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions and private placements to entrepreneurs, companies and investors. By combining a true passion for innovation with great access to global buyers and capital across Europe, US and Asia, GP Bullhound has completed transactions with many category leaders including Avito, Delivery Hero, Fjord,, Pingdom, Pozitron and Spotify. The firm was founded in London in 1999 and today also has offices in San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin and Manchester. For more information, please visit or follow on Twitter @GPBullhound

About Signavio

Signavio offers a web-based solution for modeling, analyzing, and optimizing business processes and decisions. As a leading vendor for SaaS software for company-wide process and decision management, Signavio combines the richness of a professional business process management (BPM) and business decision management (BDM) solution with the advantages of collaboration in the cloud. Being the solution of choice to globally leading blue-chip customers underlines the strong positioning in its target sector. Signavio is headquartered in Berlin and has offices in Sunnyvale, CA and Singapore. For more information please visit

About Summit Partners
Founded in 1984, Summit Partners is a global growth equity firm that is currently investing more than $6.5 billion into equity and fixed income opportunities and has invested in more than 400 companies in technology, healthcare and other growth sectors. Signaivo is Summit’s third European software investment in 2015, following partnerships with DarkTrace and RELEX. Other notable technology companies financed by Summit Partners include Avast, Belkin, Clearwater Analytics, Flow Traders, McAfee, Uber and WebEx. Summit Partners maintains offices in North America and Europe and invests in companies around the world. For more information please visit