Pamplona Capital Management LLC has acquired Livingston, New Jersey-based Veritext, a provider of deposition and litigation support solutions. The seller was Investcorp. No financial terms were disclosed.
NEW YORK, LONDON, and LIVINGSTON, New Jersey, February 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ –Pamplona Capital Management LLC (“Pamplona”), a global private equity investment firm, is pleased to announce that it has acquired VText Holdings, Inc. (“Veritext” or the “Company”). Veritext was previously owned by private equity firm Investcorp which acquired the business in 2010. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Veritext, headquartered in Livingston, New Jersey, is the leader in deposition and litigation support solutions in the United States. Veritext provides law firms and corporations with national coverage, state-of-the-art facilities, highly skilled court reporters, advanced technology, unparalleled client service and on-time delivery. The Company utilizes the latest, easy-to-use technologies to streamline the deposition process, enhance delivery flexibility, and reliably handle the most complex cases. Proprietary video, mobile and remote services combined with unmatched security help to ensure that Veritext clients have the best tools available and the confidence of working with the market leader.
Nancy Josephs, Chief Executive Officer of Veritext, said:
“We are extremely excited to work in partnership with Pamplona to continue to grow Veritext as the premier brand in deposition services. Our culture of best-in-class service and innovation has propelled Veritext into its current leadership position. We are thrilled about what the future holds and to collaborate with the team at Pamplona who share our vision of transformation and growth.”
William Pruellage, the Partner at Pamplona leading the transaction, commented:
“Veritext is the leading provider of deposition services in the U.S. and we look forward to working with CEO Nancy Josephs, CFO Richard Antoneck and the rest of the management team to support the continued growth of the Company going forward. Veritext is the gold-standard in deposition services with an industry-leading product and technology offering. Pamplona will work with management to accelerate the Company’s growth ambitions by providing long-term financial and strategic support. We believe that Veritext has significant opportunities to leverage its proprietary technology offering to continue to grow both organically and through accretive tuck-in acquisitions.”
The Veritext investment is being made from Pamplona’s fourth private equity fund, Pamplona Capital Partners IV, L.P., a $4 billion investment vehicle, raised in 2014. Pamplona received legal advice from Skadden Arps. The transaction was financed with a first lien term loan arranged by Madison Capital Funding, BMO and Antares Capital, as well as a second lien term loan arranged by Eaglehill, PennantPark and Babson Capital Management.
Veritext was founded in 1997 with the goal of providing superior services to the legal industry. With almost two decades of continued industry excellence, Veritext is the established leader in providing technology-driven deposition and litigation support services to law firms and corporations around the globe. More information can be found at http://www.veritext.com.
About Pamplona Capital Management
Pamplona Capital Management LLC is a New York and London-based specialist investment manager established in 2005 that provides an alternative investment platform across private equity, fund of hedge funds and single manager hedge fund investments. Pamplona Capital Management LLC manages over USD 10 billion in assets across a number of funds for a variety of clients including public pension funds, international wealth managers, multinational corporations, family offices and funds of hedge funds. Pamplona is currently investing its fourth private equity fund, Pamplona Capital Partners IV, L.P., which was raised in 2014. Pamplona invests long-term capital across the capital structure of its portfolio companies in both public and private market situations. Please see http://www.pamplonafunds.com for further information.