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Anaqua secures major investment from Astorg

Anaqua, a provider of innovation and intellectual property management solutions, has secured a significant equity investment from Astorg, a European private equity firm.

As part of this transaction, Astorg will become the controlling shareholder of Anaqua, replacing Insight Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners, both of whom have been investors since 2013.
The transaction will accelerate Anaqua’s global organic growth and acquisition strategy. This announcement follows the recent launch of AQX, Anaqua’s leading-edge software platform. With the integrated AQX platform, Anaqua’s customers can seamlessly access analytics and tech-enabled services to transform their IP assets into business success.
Astorg is exclusively focussed on investing in global B2B niche market leaders with a clear vision and demonstrated ability to drive growth, create value and enjoy long-term relationships with their clients.
“Astorg will be a great partner going forward and this strengthens Anaqua’s capacity to pursue strategic growth initiatives,” says Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua. “This is a clear vote of confidence in Anaqua’s direction, products, services, people, and clients.”
“From our initial interactions with the Anaqua team, we recognised a unique ability to consistently deliver innovative market-leading, differentiated solutions,” says François de Mitry, Managing Partner of Astorg.
“Anaqua’s unique partnership with its clients combined with a clear vision to transform IP into business success will be a game-changer for the IP industry,” says Michael Beetz, Director of Astorg.
“Since our investment in 2013, we have enjoyed partnering with Anaqua to drive exceptional growth as the company has become a leader in the Intellectual Property industry,” says Richard Wells, Managing Director of Insight Venture Partners, Anaqua’s current controlling stakeholder. “We wish the company and the management team well as they enter this next phase of scaling.”

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