Results International has advised Semantico on its acquisition by Highwire

  • Service: M&A
  • Sector: Technology
  • Sub Sector: Enterprise SaaS
  • Engagement Type: Sell Side
Dec 2016
has been acquired by
an Accel-KKR-backed company

Results International is delighted to announce it has advised the shareholders of Semantico on their sale to Highwire Press, a publishing technology provider backed by Accel-KKR.

Semantico is a market leading provider of award-winning content hosting and identity & access management software to the publishing sector. The successful completion of this transaction further extends our reputation as a leading corporate finance advisor to exciting SaaS-based software companies in Europe.

Based in Brighton and founded in 1999, Semantico’s mission is be the partner of choice in helping clients realise the full potential of internet technologies for delivering digital information. Both of Semantico’s cornerstone products Scolaris – an integrated and award-winning content platform and SAMS Sigma – a next generation SaaS-based product for access and identity management can be directly integrated to make publishers’ information ever more discoverable, more useful and more valuable.

HighWire Press delivers technology solutions to leading publishers that disseminate scholarly research worldwide. With offices in the US and the UK, HighWire provides strategic consulting, professional services and innovative open platform technologies. Product offerings include digital content development and hosting services; BenchPress, a peer-review manuscript submission system; and Vizors, a suite of visual analytics tools for publishing insights.

Adding to HighWire’s recently opened office in Belfast, the new UK location and team in Brighton will further strengthen the service for HighWire’s global customers and bring additional operational support for HighWire’s growing North America, UK and EMEA market.

Results were the exclusive financial advisors to the shareholders of Semantico.

Having worked with Results on a previous software transaction I had no hesitation in engaging them again as our advisors. They are tenaciously focused on achieving the very best outcome for their clients and have once again delivered an excellent result. A first class team of highly strategic advisors who drove the process relentlessly. Experienced technology M&A experts that I'd recommend to anyone who wants the highest quality corporate finance advice.

David McNally

CEO, Semantico

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