Ardian has provided a unitranche facility to back HgCapital’s investment in IT Relation, a Danish provider of managed IT services. No financial terms were disclosed.
London, September 4, 2018 – Ardian, a world-leading private investment house, today announces the arrangement of a Unitranche facility to support HgCapital’s (“Hg”) investment in IT Relation, a leading supplier of managed IT services to SME’s in Denmark. The Unitranche package will include a dedicated acquisition facility to support future build-ups and further underscores the geographic growth of Ardian Private Debt’s European activities.
Founded in 2003, IT Relation provides services which allow SMEs to migrate their IT infrastructure and operations into the cloud, as well as providing end-user support and consulting as part of a wider full-service IT offering. The company has more than 450 employees supporting thousands of customers and tens of thousands of users in Denmark and around the world.
Henrik Kastbjerg and the company’s management team have over the last 15 years, grown IT Relation into the leading provider of managed IT services to SMEs in Denmark. The business has an impressive track record of organic and M&A-driven growth as well as a proven ability to provide innovative and cost-effective solutions to their customers.
Mark Brenke, Managing Director & Co-Head Ardian Private Debt, said: “As a financing partner, we are delighted to be supporting the IT Relation founders and management team together with Hg, who have a strong track record of investing in technology-enabled B2B service businesses. We look forward to partnering with the business and providing the flexible financing needed as the company continues to complement its impressive organic growth track record with selective M&A”.
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