Transaction Details

May 4, 2021
Milan, Frankfurt

Sector

Digital Media and Media

Deal Type

M&A

Deal Team

Sascha Pfeiffer, Alessandro Soprano, Raffi Salibian, Martin Rezaie, Federico Palermo, Marius Becker

GCA Altium advises Hg on the sale of Eidosmedia to Capza

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to Hg on their sale of Eidosmedia, a leading international player in the Content Management Software (CMS) space.

Established in 1999 and based in Milan, Italy, Eidosmedia is a leading global supplier of CMS solutions with more than 200 employees across Europe, North America and Asia.

Eidosmedia develops innovative CMS solutions that specialise in serving clients managing high-value content with deep and complex workflow needs. Its software covers the end-to-end content lifecycle for very large published media, financial research, academic and public research and corporate organisations. Its growing customer base includes major news publishers like the Financial Times, Il Sole 24 Ore, and News Corp, key financial institutions such as UBS and Moody’s, as well as large organisations like Deutsche Post and the Union of European Football Associations.

Capza, an independent management company and leading player in private investments in European SMEs, has announced a strategic investment in Eidosmedia. Capza will hold the majority investment, together with senior management of the group led by CEO Christian Pelanconi, and replaces the current majority shareholder Hg Capital.

With the support of Capza, Eidosmedia will complete the transition to a full SaaS model for existing clients, deliver new customer growth in the media space, and develop partnerships with system integrators in key geographies by continuing to invest in innovation across the entire product portfolio, all the while searching for M&A opportunities too.

Commenting on the transaction, Christian Pelanconi, CEO of Eidosmedia, said: “Capza will accompany Eidosmedia’s journey and evolution, helping us to implement an ambitious growth plan including our M&A plans, leveraging their strong expertise in supporting companies in the technology and B2B services sectors.”

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