June 17, 2019
Stephen Georgiadis, James Craven, Anand Parekh, Robert Steele
GCA Altium advises Unily on its USD 68m growth investment
Founded in 2005, Unily creates award-winning digital workplaces designed to improve collaboration, engage a geographically spread workforce and increase productivity – transforming the way companies communicate and engage with their employees. Its solutions include intranets, extranets and customer portals that combine the best social channels, apps, communication tools and software packages in one place. The Company services a portfolio of FTSE 250 and Fortune 500 clients, spanning a diverse range of sectors (e.g. financial services, aviation and FMCG), including McDonald’s, British Airways, Mars, Shell, Cathay Pacific, Microsoft and L’Oréal. Unily currently employs 120 people across the UK, America and the Far East.
This investment will provide Unily with the scalability to seize market opportunities and to capture market share from more established providers. Furthermore, Unily is already investing in AI innovation that is forecast to be the focus of the next wave of growth in the digital experiences space.
Silversmith Capital Partners, based in Boston (USA), and Farview Equity Partners, based in London (UK), are both growth equity investors focused primarily on the Technology sector.
Will Saville, Co-Founder of Unily, said: “This investment will provide Unily with the potential to disrupt the global digital experiences marketplace at greater pace and with broader reach than ever before.”
Richard Paterson, Co-Founder of Unily, added: “GCA Altium worked hard to keep the transaction on track and kept us all sane while the curve balls were flying!…It has been a pleasure working with their professional team and hopefully we can do so again in the future. I’ll add that the investors commented on how well GCA Altium represented us.”
This transaction underlines GCA Altium’s position as a leading advisor in the Software sector.