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Rant & Rave

sold to

Upland Software

October 2018


About the Client

Rant & Rave is disrupting the Customer Engagement space, letting more customers share their views, in their own words, how and when they want to. Driving industry leading response rates with insights representative of the entire customer base, so enterprises can take real-time inspired action.

About the deal

GP Bullhound acted as exclusive financial advisor to Rant & Rave on its sale to Upland Software, a leader in the work management cloud software space. This is GP Bullhound’s 18th transaction in 2018, and further testament to GP Bullhound’s expertise in advising category leaders in the Software sector, further to transactions recently completed for clients including Grupo Detector (sold to Viasat Group), Bizagi (investment from Invus) and Icomera (sale to ENGIE Ineo).


Nigel Shanahan, founder of Rant & Rave, said: “We are excited to enter the next phase for Rant & Rave and partnering up with Upland Software will allow us to offer our clients a more robust end-to-end solution and accelerate international growth. The highly professional team at GP Bullhound, with their deep technology expertise and global presence, was instrumental in making this process a success.”
Claudio Alvarez, Partner at GP Bullhound, commented: “Having known Nigel and the Rant & Rave team for a long time, we are delighted to have advised them on this transaction to help them find the right partner for their next phase of growth.”