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  • Following support from the shareholder meeting on 23 June 2022, Ideagen has today delisted from the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market.
  • New partnership with Hg will enable support and capital required to propel future growth, including investments in product, technology, talent and further acquisitions.
  • Ideagen also announces that Chris Bayne intends to join the Board.

Nottingham, United Kingdom. 8 July 2022. Ideagen, a leader in compliance software for regulated industries, today announces that it has secured an investment from Hg, a leading software and services investor.

Following a positive shareholder meeting on 23 June 2022, which showed support for Hg’s offer for the business, Ideagen has today delisted from on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market.

Established in 1993 and headquartered in Nottingham, UK, Ideagen’s software helps companies comply with regulation and manage risk. It is a leader in the +$30 billion regulatory and compliance software sector, serving highly regulated industries such as life sciences, healthcare, banking and finance and insurance.

“We are on an exciting journey of growth and progression, one that continues to deliver solutions to help improve operational efficiency, maintain compliance, manage risk and keep people safe. This new relationship with Hg will give us the ability to accelerate even faster, serve our customers better and scale our business further across the globe.”

Ben Dorks, Ideagen CEO

The Ideagen Board selected Hg as a recommended partner due to a strong cultural alignment, as well as recognising Hg’s over 20 years’ industry leading experience in building and rapidly growing innovative software businesses, including across the legal and regulatory compliance software sector. Ideagen represents Hg’s 15th investment in this specific sector, having invested over c.$3 billion of capital to date.

Ideagen is also pleased to announce that Chris Bayne will join the Board. Chris currently serves as CEO on the management team of Access Group, one of the largest UK headquartered software businesses. Chris brings a host of relevant experience within the software sector, having overseen Access Group’s uninterrupted and profitable revenue growth for over 15 years.

“We are excited to work with Ben and the team. They have been responsible for building a high-quality business that will now have greater flexibility to execute and accelerate longer term growth plans, including investments in product, technology, talent and large scale, accretive acquisitions. We are also delighted to welcome Chris Bayne, a proven leader with a history of significantly scaling UK software businesses alongside Hg.  Together we are in a great position and remain committed to ensuring that Ideagen maintains and grows as a leader in the sector.”

Christopher Fielding, Joris Van Gool and Jean-Baptiste Brian, Partners at Hg

Ben added:

“I’m looking forward to working with Chris and I know he will bring valuable sector knowledge to the table. I’m delighted to be able to continue to work with Richard Longdon, who has agreed to remain on the Board – and thank those Non-Executive Directors who are subsequently stepping down, including Julian Clough, Alan Carroll and Tony Rodriguez. Your support and guidance has been invaluable, helping to get us to this point in our growth journey and I know I personally have benefitted from your challenge and counsel. It has been a pleasure to work alongside you.”

Today Ideagen has a global footprint with hubs across UK, US, Middle East, Australia and Southeast Asia, and its wide portfolio of solutions are used by over 10,000 customers globally.  Ideagen has a diversified customer base including blue chip, global brands such as Heineken, British Airways, Aggreko, Bank of New York and Johnson Matthey.

To view any documents related to offer and related announcements, visit https://investors.ideagen.com/announcements/  


Media Contacts

For Hg
Tom Eckersley, Hg
+44 (0)20 8396 0930
tom.eckersley@hgcapital.com

Azadeh Varzi, Brunswick Group
+44 (0)207 404 5959
hg@brunswickgroup.com

For Ideagen
Rebecca Watson
+44 (0)7899 755 636
Rebecca.watson@ideagen.com

Jamie Ricketts,  FTI Consulting
+44 (0) 20 3727 1000
ideagen@fticonsulting.com

About Ideagen plc
Ideagen’s software helps companies comply with regulation and manage risk. Ideagen is a leader in the +$30 billion regulatory and compliance software market, serving highly regulated industries such as life sciences, healthcare, banking and finance and insurance. Ideagen has acquired over 20 companies since 2013. More than 10,000 organisations use Ideagen’s software, including 9 of the top 10 accounting firms, all of the top aerospace and defence companies and 75% of leading pharmaceutical firms. Ideagen has a diversified customer base including blue chip, global brands such as Heineken, British Airways, Aggreko, Bank of New York and Johnson Matthey. Ideagen is headquartered in the UK and has key hubs in the UK, US, Middle East, Australia and Southeast Asia.

For further information please visit www.ideagen.com.

About Hg
Hg is a platform for software and services champions, focused on backing businesses that change how we all do business. Deep technology expertise, complemented by vertical application specialisation and dedicated operational support, provides a compelling proposition to management teams looking to scale their businesses. Hg has funds under management of over $40 billion, with an investment team of over 160 professionals, including a portfolio team of almost 50 operators, providing practical support to help our businesses to realise their growth ambitions. Based in London, Munich and New York, Hg has a portfolio of over 45 software and technology businesses, worth over $100 billion aggregate enterprise value, with over 65,000 employees globally, growing at over 20% per year.

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