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private placement

Summit Partners

December 2015


About the Client

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.

About the Deal

GP Bullhound acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Signavio on a growth equity investment of €31m from Summit Partners. 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 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.


“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.“