Thoma Bravo has acquired enterprise spend administration software program firm Coupa for $8 billion.The deal is anticipated to shut within the first half of 2023.The acquisition follows rumors that Vista Fairness Companions had deliberate to accumulate Coupa earlier this yr.
Personal fairness agency Thoma Bravo introduced this week it’s scooping up enterprise spend administration software program firm Coupa for a complete of $8 billion. The all-cash transaction will make Coupa a privately held firm and is anticipated to shut within the first half of subsequent yr.
Coupa was based in 2006 to supply companies spend administration options that assist them view and management their oblique spending. Among the firm’s enterprise spend administration instruments embody e-invoicing, journey and expense administration, spend evaluation, treasury administration, and extra. Coupa went public in 2016 and has a present market capitalization of $5.98 billion.
“For greater than a decade, we’ve been constructing an unimaginable Enterprise Spend Administration Group and have proudly cemented our place because the market-leading platform in our class. We’re trying ahead to partnering with Thoma Bravo and accelerating our imaginative and prescient to digitally remodel the Workplace of the CFO,” stated Coupa Chairman and CEO Rob Bernshteyn. “Whereas our possession could change, our values don’t. Each considered one of us at Coupa will proceed to place our clients on the heart of every little thing we do and assist them maximize the worth of each greenback they spend.”
As we speak’s report follows final month’s rumors that Texas-based personal fairness agency Vista Fairness Companions deliberate to buy Coupa. Vista Fairness Companions just isn’t solely a well known investor within the fintech house, it has additionally made a handful of huge acquisitions within the fintech house previously few years, having acquired tax compliance agency Avalara earlier this yr and cloud identification options supplier Ping Id in 2016.
Curiously sufficient, Thoma Bravo acquired Ping Id earlier this yr for $2.8 billion after Vista Fairness Companions exited its funding within the firm. Thoma Bravo takes a buy-and-build strategy through which it acquires comparable corporations and consolidates them to create synergies and develop corporations with higher scale, scope, and broader service choices. Amongst Thoma Bravo’s different investments within the fintech house are Bottomline Applied sciences, Digital Perception, SailPoint, Ellie Mae, and Kofax.
Concerning the corporate’s Coupa buy, Thoma Bravo Managing Accomplice Holden Spaht stated, “Coupa has created and led the big and rising Enterprise Spend Administration class. We’ve adopted the corporate’s success for a few years and have been impressed by its constant monitor file of delivering excessive ranges of worth for its world buyer base. We look ahead to partnering with Rob and the remainder of the administration staff to maintain investing within the firm’s product technique whereas driving development each organically and thru M&A.”
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