Keensight Capital acquires SoftCo, a global leader in Procure-to-Pay solutions

Keensight Capital, one of the leading private equity managers dedicated to pan-European Growth Buyout investments, is pleased to announce its investment in SoftCo (“the Company”), a global leader in Procure-to-Pay solutions. Keensight Capital acquired SoftCo from its founders, Jim Coffey and Susan Spence, and will support the Company in its next phase of growth.

Established in 1990 and headquartered in Dublin, SoftCo is a fast-growing provider of Procure-to-Pay (“P2P”) and Compliance software. SoftCo’s solutions streamline financial processes, deliver greater control and visibility over spend and reduce the need for manual intervention.  SoftCo’s unique machine learning technology offers unrivalled automation rates, and the Company receives the highest customer satisfaction rankings in the industry.

SoftCo is one of Ireland’s most successful international software companies with global blue-chip customers and operations in the US, Finland, the UK and Ireland. SoftCo has grown to over a million users worldwide with annual recurring revenues growing at over 25% per annum and expected to further accelerate in the coming years.

Susan Spence, co-founder of SoftCo, said: “We are proud of how SoftCo has grown and as we step back, the company has never been as strong. SoftCo has the best technology in the market and a growing global customer base. We would like to thank all our employees, customers and partners who joined us on the journey over the last 34 years.” 

Jim Coffey, co-founder of SoftCo, added: “While we had approaches from many potential acquirers, Keensight Capital showed its ability to support the existing management team in achieving the next phase of growth. This was a major factor in our decision to select them.”

Keensight Capital will capitalise on its extensive knowledge of the Source-to-Pay sector, a large and fast-growing market characterised by increasing digitalisation, to support SoftCo in its next phase of growth.  The management team, led by CEO Anton Scott, is investing alongside Keensight Capital and the partnership will drive further value creation through accelerated expansion into the North American market, continued investments in the technology platform and further leveraging partner channels.

Yuri Mikhalev, Partner at Keensight Capital, concluded: “Over the years, we got to know the Company and its team well, and have been continuously impressed by SoftCo’s unique know-how and leadership in the sector. This has allowed SoftCo to achieve strong profitable growth and remarkable expansion in North America. Leveraging our deep sector expertise from successful investments in Onventis and e-Attestation, we understand SoftCo’s market and are well placed to contribute to the company’s strategic vision and growth.”

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