Warburg Pincus verkauft ipan Group an Castik Capital
ipan group, one of the leading providers of IP management services and software announced that it has been acquired by Funds advised by Castik Capital (“Castik”), an investment manager specializing in long term growth opportunities with companies that possess unique vision, an established track record and strong management teams.
Under the terms of the deal, Castik have acquired ipan group including the IP management services business, with locations in Europe and the USA, headquartered in Munich, Germany, as well as its Intellectual Property Management Software (IPMS) businesses consisting of Unycom (Austria), IPSS (UK) and its minority holding in IPfolio (USA).
In a separate announcement, Castik has acquired Delegate (formerly Valipat/Envoy) with the goal of growing both companies to offer the market an even stronger combination of services and software. Both ipan group and Delegate are continuing to operate under their own brands and be led by the existing ipan and Delegate management teams, who are fully on board and highly committed to this exciting project.
“We are excited to partner with Castik to enter into the next phase of growth. The combination with Delegate marks another milestone in our development as a leading global provider along the entire IP management lifecycle. I would like to thank our previous majority shareholder Warburg Pincus for their partnership and tremendous support of our exciting growth strategy since 2014.” said Anton Bory, founder of ipan.
“Combining our complementary focus areas will enable us to deliver an even more attractive offering for our customers going forward, and to do so even more efficiently. We are excited to take this next step to accelerate our joint development, in partnership with Castik, said Jens Lütcke, the CEO of ipan.
“Castik Capital is excited by this opportunity of acquiring two great companies in the growing IP management services and software market, thereby creating an ideal platform for continued organic growth that will enable both companies to develop and enhance their high-quality suite of products and services.” said Michael Phillips, Investment Partner at Castik Capital.