Raymond James advises Waterland Private Equity Investments and management shareholders of Infradata on their sale to IK Investment Partners

By on November 9, 2018

The Deal

  • Private Equity firm Waterland and the managment shareholders of Netherlands based Infradata (or the „Company“) have agreed to sell 100% of the share capital in the Company to IK Investment Partners
  • Infradata provides cybersecurity and secure networking solutions, from design and delivery to aftermarket support and managed services. Infradata supports many large blue-chip clients with high security and data requirements across the industrial, advanced manufacturing, financial, telecommunications and e-commerce sectors
  • As part of the transaction, Infradata´s founder and CEO, Leon de Keijzer will transition to the Board of Directors. Nino Tomovski, currently International Vice President, will be appointed CEO of Infradata as of 1 January 2019
  • Infradata is a leading player in the Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Poland and the United States

Deal Rationale

  • Infradata´s impressive growth is driven by two megatrends, namely the increase of cybersecurity threats and rising data consumption requiring sophisticated secure networking solutions
  • IK will support Infradata with both organic and acquisitive growth to create a Pan-European leader

Deal Background

  • Raymond James acted as exclusive M&A advisor to Waterland and the management shareholders
  • Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed
  • The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals

Raymond James Technology & Services Investment Banking

  • Raymond James is a leading global Technology & Services M&A advisor
  • In the last twelve months we have closed more than 95 Technology & Services transactions
  • More than 60 Technology & Services bankers across offices in North America and Europe
  • Deep sector expertise in IT Services & Solutions with an experienced and dedicated team of 15 investment bankers located in Munich, London, Atlanta, and Washington, DC

About Infradata

Founded by Leon de Keijzer in 2004, Infradata is a leading Pan-European provider of secure networking and cybersecurity  solutions. The company is headquartered in Leiden, the Netherlands. For more information, please visit: www.infradata.com.

About Waterland Private Equity Investments

Waterland is an independent private equity investment group that acts as an active shareholder in its portfolio companies, playing a key role in their strategic and operational developement, growth and performance. Waterland has offices in Belgium (Antwerp), the Netherlands (Bussum), UK (Manchester), Germany (Munich and Hamburg), Denmark (Copenhagen), Switzerland (Zurich) and Poland (Warsaw) and currently manages €6 billion of investor commitments. To date, Waterland has made investments in over 470 companies. For more information, please visit: www.waterland.be.

About IK Investment Partners

IK Investment Partners is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Nordics, DACH region, France, and Benelux. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €9.5 billion of capital and invested in over 116 European companies. IK support companies with strong underlying potential, partnering with management teams and investors to create robust, well-positioned businesses with excellent long-term prospects. For more information, please visit: www.ikinvest.com.

About Raymond James Investment Banking

Raymond James offers one of the most highly regarded equity offering and advisory practices. Since 2015, we have participated in raising nearly $140 billion in capital for our corporate clients and completed more than 450 advisory assignments, including more than 390 M&A buy-side or sell-side advisory assignments. Raymond James was also named „Investment Banking Firm of the Year“ by The M&A Advisor in 2016. Put the expertise, quality and experience of Raymond James to work for you. For further information, please visit: http://www.raymondjames.com/ib


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