GE Capital’s Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) financing business announced that it served as administrative agent on a $310 million senior secured credit facility to support Vista Equity Partners’ acquisition of compliance and ethics software provider NAVEX Global. GE Capital Markets served as co-lead arranger and co-bookrunner on the facility.
NAVEX offers policy and case management software, internal reporting solutions, automated third-party risk management, online training and advisory services to help remediate key workplace compliance risks.
“NAVEX is a perfect example of increasing investor interest in business-to-business software and software enabled service providers who offer applications through subscription models,” noted Raj Seth, managing director and technology analyst with GE Capital’s TMT business. “NAVEX is well-positioned as regulatory and compliance-related issues become increasingly critical across many industry segments.”
“GE Capital has strong capabilities in the technology sector. We value our collaborative financing relationship with them and appreciate their hard work in leading this transaction for us,” said Kevin Sofield, head of capital markets at Vista Equity Partners.
“In today’s complex world, companies are increasingly moving to software technology to help them manage compliance risk,” said Matthew Fleming, managing director with GE Capital’s TMT business. “We’re pleased to provide financing in support of Vista, a value-adding investor in the technology space, and NAVEX as they continue to innovate and grow.”
About NAVEX Global
NAVEX Global (navexglobal.com) has more than 8,000 clients in 200+ countries, and its solutions are informed by the largest ethics and compliance community in the world.
About Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners (vistaequitypartners.com), a U.S.-based private equity firm with offices in Austin, Chicago and San Francisco, with over $13.5 billion in cumulative capital commitments, currently invests in dynamic, successful software, data and technology-enabled organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. Vista is a value-added investor, contributing professional expertise and multi-level support towards companies realizing their full potential. Vista’s investment approach is anchored by a sizable long-term capital base, experience in structuring technology-oriented transactions, and proven management techniques that yield flexibility and opportunity in private equity investing.
About GE Capital, Telecom, Media and Technology
Providing more than $5.5 billion in financing in 2013 across 59 transactions, GE Capital’s Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) business is a leader in the middle market, providing financing solutions to enable corporate growth, acquisitions and balance sheet refinancings to companies in the following industries: Cable, towers, data centers, wireless, metro fiber, radio, TV, digital media, education services and software. It also finances technology companies that enable these industries.
TMT was one of the top three U.S. bookrunners for the last three years in the LBO and sponsored mid-market segments. Its senior originators have an average of 17 years of sector expertise and 12 years of GE experience.
GE Capital (gecapital.com) offers consumers and businesses around the globe an array of financial products and services.
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