M&A Deal Summary

ESW Capital Acquires Kayako

On March 14, 2018, private equity firm ESW Capital acquired software company Kayako

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is ESW Capital’s 5th transaction in the Software sector.
  • This is ESW Capital’s 1st transaction in the United Kingdom.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2018-03-14
Target Kayako
Sector Software
Buyer(s) ESW Capital
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)

Target

Kayako

London, United Kingdom
website
Kayako is a developer of customer support software. Kayako is based in London, United Kingdom.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

ESW Capital

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1988
SizeMiddle-Market
Type Sector Focused
DESCRIPTION

ESW Capital is a private investment group focused on acquiring software companies. ESW looks to acquire a variety of niche, established, companies across the US and Europe generating annual revenue of $5 to $100 million. Specific areas of interest include SaaS, enterprise software, tech-enabled managed services, and enterprise IT consulting. ESW Capital was established in 1988 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 8 of 12
Sector (Software) 5 of 8
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 8 of 10
Country (United Kingdom) 1 of 1
Year (2018) 3 of 6
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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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