Clearlake Capital-backed Ivanti secures strategic investment from TA Associates
TA Associates, a global growth private equity firm, has signed a definitive agreement to make a strategic growth investment in Ivanti, a provider of enterprise-grade intelligent IT management and security software solutions.
TA will join existing investor Clearlake Capital Group, as institutional shareholders in Ivanti.
The funding will provide additional capital that will enable Ivanti to increase its investment in innovation, accelerate its global growth and continue its acquisition strategy. The company will continue to be led by CEO Jim Schaper and the current management team. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.
Ivanti provides solutions that automate IT and security operations, enabling customers to discover, manage, secure and service their IT infrastructure from cloud environments to edge devices. Ivanti’s software is utilised by over 24,000 customers across various industries and five continents, and its solutions allow administrators to discover IT assets on-premises, in the cloud and at the edge; improve IT service delivery; and reduce risk with insights and automation.
“TA Associates has extensive experience investing in enterprise software companies, and we believe their investment in Ivanti reflects confidence in our growth plans and ongoing expansion,” says Jim Schaper, Ivanti Chairman and CEO. “Ivanti continues to experience strong performance even amid today’s uncertain environment, and we believe our ability to uniquely address our customers’ critical IT needs through intelligent IT management and security software solutions positions us very well for future success. We’re excited to continue our partnership with Clearlake and welcome TA to help us accelerate our growth, continue to innovate for our customers and execute on our acquisition strategy.”
“We believe that this is the best time to invest in Ivanti,” says Harry Taylor, a Managing Director at TA Associates. “The company is uniquely positioned at the intersection of the rapidly growing IT service management, unified endpoint management and security end-markets, and has a world-class management team that we’re excited to support.”
“Jim Schaper has built a strong and talented management team at Ivanti, and we are thrilled to partner with them alongside Clearlake to build on the company’s strong foundation to accelerate growth,” says Hythem El-Nazer, a Managing Director at TA Associates. “We are excited to be investing to help accelerate product innovation and drive strategic acquisitions that strengthen Ivanti’s position in the mid-market enterprise ITSM market.”
“We’re proud to have supported Ivanti’s significant growth over the years, most recently driven by the cloud solutions more than doubling organically in the last two years and the rapid scaling of the company’s security and enterprise service management solutions,” says Behdad Eghbali, Founder and Managing Partner, and Prashant Mehrotra, Partner, of Clearlake. “We’re thrilled to work hand-in-hand with Harry, Hythem, and the TA team as partners in Ivanti, and we are excited to continue utilising our OPS framework to support Jim Schaper and the rest of the Ivanti management team as they aggressively grow the company organically and through acquisitions.”
Eghbali and Mehrotra will remain on the Ivanti Board of Directors, and Taylor and El-Nazer will join the Ivanti Board of Directors upon the closing of the transaction.
The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2020, pending customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions.