CPPIB acquires 48% stake in GlobalLogic from Apax Partners

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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has agreed to acquire around 48 per cent stake in digital product development services firm GlobalLogic Inc.,from private equity fund Apax Partners LLP.

According to a statement, Apax funds will retain an equal stake to CPPIB in the company.

Founded in 2000, US-based GlobalLogic is aproduct engineering services company with its core operations in India. It has over 11,000 employees worldwide with delivery centres, called ToyFactories, in India, the US, Eastern Europe and Argentina.

The company helps clients build innovative digital products to enhance customer engagement, user experience and service capabilities.

“This is a compelling opportunity for CPPIB to back a highly successful management team in what is a rapidly growing and evolving software engineering services sector,” said Ryan Selwood, Managing Director, Head of Direct Private Equity, CPPIB. “GlobalLogic’s market-leading position, exceptional track record and deep customer relationships will enable it to continue capitalizing on technology megatrends. We look forward to working with the GlobalLogic management team and Apax, a longstanding partner of ours, on the company’s next phase of growth.”

According to the statement, this investment will help CPPIB to gain a foothold in a dynamic market segment, while GlobalLogic and funds advised by Apax now have a long-term capital partner to continue supporting GlobalLogic’s growth strategy.

“In the past three years with Apax, we’ve enjoyed a 20%+ compound annual growth rate (CAGR), consistently outperforming the broader product engineering services (PES) market,” said Shashank Samant, CEO, GlobalLogic. “We look forward to leveraging the combined resources of Apax and CPPIB, a well-capitalized partner, to help us continue our strategy and execute our growth agenda for years to come.”

Apax Partners, one of Europe’s largest private equity firms, has recently closed its ninth fund Apax IX at $9 billion.It was a dual currency fund including USD and Euro.

“In the past three years with Apax, we’ve enjoyed a 20%+ compound annual growth rate (CAGR), consistently outperforming the broader product engineering services (PES) market,” said Shashank Samant, CEO, GlobalLogic. “We look forward to leveraging the combined resources of Apax and CPPIB, a well-capitalized partner, to help us continue our strategy and execute our growth agenda for years to come.”

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