Blackstone and New Mountain Capital have completed their $575 million investment in JDA Software Group.
Scottsdale, Ariz. – October 13, 2016 –
JDA Software Group, Inc. today announced that it has completed its previously announced agreement with funds affiliated with Blackstone (NYSE: BX) and funds affiliated with New Mountain Capital to recapitalize the company through a $575 million equity investment. Concurrently with the equity investment, JDA also refinanced its indebtedness. The strategic recapitalization and the refinancing transactions reduce JDA’s total debt by approximately $500 million and lower the company’s cash interest charges by nearly $80 million per year. The new capital structure is expected to enable JDA to accelerate its product innovation and growth plans to deliver next generation cloud-based solutions and to fuel current product development and enhancement opportunities.
“This investment is a reflection of the highly attractive growth prospects for JDA and our unique ability to help customers tackle the opportunities and challenges presented by a rapidly-evolving supply chain and omni-channel retail landscape,” said Bal Dail, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, JDA. “We are thrilled to partner with our world-class investors to further accelerate JDA’s significant business momentum and pace of innovation.”
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About New Mountain Capital
New Mountain Capital is a New York based investment firm that emphasizes business building and growth, rather than debt, as it pursues long-term capital appreciation. The firm currently manages private equity, public equity, and credit funds with over $15 billion in aggregate capital commitments. New Mountain seeks out what it believes to be the highest quality growth leaders in carefully selected industry sectors and then works intensively with management to build the value of these companies. For more information on New Mountain Capital, please visit http://www.newmountaincapital.com/
About JDA Software Group, Inc.
At JDA, we’re fearless leaders. We’re the leading provider of end-to-end, integrated retail, omni-channel and supply chain planning and execution solutions for more than 4,000 customers worldwide. Our unique solutions empower our clients to reduce costs, increase profitability and improve collaboration so they can deliver on their customer promises every time. Using JDA, you can plan to deliver.www.jda.com