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PSG Acquires Majority Stake in Nalanda Global

PSG Acquires Majority Stake in Nalanda Global

  • Acquisition of a leading provider of supplier risk management software
  • Marks eighth platform investment from PSG’s inaugural Europe-focused fund

MADRID, Spain — PSG, a leading growth equity firm that focuses on partnering with middle-market software and technology-enabled service companies, today announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Nalanda Global (“Nalanda”), a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company providing supplier risk management software solutions.

Nalanda leverages intelligent cloud software to connect companies and suppliers using a digital platform that enables the smooth exchange and verification of health and safety, due diligence, suppliers validation, invoices and other business information as well as providing solutions to ensure compliance with worker access, working time and e-invoicing legislation. Nalanda’s solutions reduce time, cost and risk, as well as facilitating a transparent relationship between both parties.

Founded in 2000 by leading Spanish construction companies FCC, Ferrovial, SICE and Acciona, Nalanda’s international presence currently extends across ten countries including Europe, North and South America. Its solutions are used by large companies in sectors including a variety of engineering-related businesses. With a network of over 350 clients and over 45,000 suppliers, Nalanda has one of the largest digital communities of suppliers globally.

Through its comprehensive data set and international reach, Nalanda is well-positioned to benefit from the growing adoption of supplier management software across multiple industries. With this investment, PSG will look to drive Nalanda’s growth organically, as well as through strategic M&A activity to support the company’s expansion into new industry verticals and geographies, capitalizing on the fragmented supplier management software market.

“Nalanda is a leading digital automation solution operating with a significant addressable market across multiple large sectors,” said Dany Rammal, Managing Director and Head of the PSG Europe team. “We believe Juan Gil Rabadan and the Nalanda team have built an exceptional business, and we’re excited to be working closely with them to support the company’s future development.”

“Not only do we believe Nalanda is well-placed to benefit from the growing adoption of supplier management software solutions, but we plan to support the management team as they develop additional products, further enhancing the value they add to their ecosystem,” added Charlotte Lawrence, Director at PSG.

Nalanda’s Founder and CEO Juan Gil Rabadan, added, “We believe PSG’s history of partnering with growing software solutions businesses makes PSG the obvious partner to support Nalanda as it enters the next phase of its growth. We look forward to working with the team at PSG as we build out Nalanda’s product offering and grow into new markets.”

The transaction is the eighth platform investment made from PSG Europe, PSG’s debut Europe-focused fund, which held a final close with €1.25 billion in limited third-party partner commitments in February 2021. Other platform investments made by PSG Europe include the acquisitions of Hornetsecurity, Imaweb, MAPAL Group, Nomentia, Signaturit Solutions, SKEEPERS and Sympa.

The financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed, and its completion is subject to the receipt of regulatory approval.

PSG

PSG is a growth equity firm that partners with middle-market software and technology-enabled services companies to help them navigate transformational growth, capitalize on strategic opportunities and build strong teams. Having backed more than 65 companies and facilitated over 275 add-on acquisitions, PSG brings extensive investment experience, deep expertise in software and technology, and a firm commitment to collaborating with management teams. Founded in 2014, PSG operates out of offices in Boston, Kansas City and London. https://www.psgequity.com/

Nalanda Global

Nalanda is a leader in document management for business activity coordination, supplier’s validation, compliance, time & access control and electronic invoicing in Spain. Nalanda provides SaaS/cloud services and applications to streamline the processes and document procedures of large and medium-sized companies in sectors with business to business communities. Subcontractors and suppliers of large companies join Nalanda in order to exchange documentation and information with their contractors more efficiently, freeing contractors from operating costs and improving process efficiency by outsourcing documentation verification and validation to Nalanda.