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Drake Star Partners advises LeftShift on growth capital raise by Riverside

LeftShift has raised an initial growth capital investment from Riverside. Headquartered in London, LeftShift is an expert in IT delivery automation solutions, working with organisations such as Barclays, Etihad and Coke.

Drake Star Partners acted as the exclusive financial adviser to LeftShift in this transaction.
Founded in 2013, LeftShift are continuous delivery experts focusing on automation, testing and data management. This strategic growth capital investment from Riverside will allow LeftShift to further scale its Orson software for Test Data Management globally.
Mark Smith, LeftShift’s Co-CEO, says: “We are delighted to win the backing of Riverside who have really impressed with their understanding of our market. This enables us to deliver synthesized ‘Data for DevOps’, eliminate the risk in ‘risk based testing’, and shorten time to market for many more large organisations.”
Jonathan Drillings from Riverside, adds: “The LeftShift team has decades of experience in IT delivery automation, which they have leveraged to build the Orson platform. We’re thrilled to partner with them, to help further adoption of this innovative solution, which enables the world’s largest companies deliver better software, for reduced cost and with less risk.”
Kasper Kruse Petersen from Drake Star Partners, says: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to bring together LeftShift and Riverside, and to enable LeftShift to further scale its unique Orson product in key markets.”

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