Jahia

Jahia

February 10, 2015 09:00 ET

Jahia Completed a $22.5 Million Round of Financing From Invus

This sizeable first ever funding will profoundly transform the market and help Jahia become the reference User Experience Platform, the new generation of Enterprise software for mobile and digital agility

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND and WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 10, 2015) - Jahia, the leading open source User Experience Platform (UXP) vendor, announced today the completion of a EUR20 million (circa $22.5 million) round of funding fully subscribed by Invus, an equity investor focused on transformational opportunities. Jahia was advised by investment bank Bryan, Garnier & Co.

One of the largest first rounds of external financing for a company in this industry will enable Jahia to fuel growth and expand global reach.

As noticed recently by industry's leading analysts, and as discreet as it may have been, Jahia's journey has been tremendously impressive from a vision and technology standpoint. Both allowed the previously bootstrapped Swiss company to support the digital strategies of large and demanding organizations such as the European Parliament, Samsung, Sodexo, Europcar, Abercrombie & Fitch, or HomeAway over the past years.

Invus, the investor behind some of the most successful industry disruptions, will bring a strong support to the company management to turn the technology excellence of Jahia into a global leader in the rising UXP market.

The UXP market (User eXperience Platform)

The UXP market stems from the needs of major organizations to offer customers unified digital interfaces that interact with their applications (business, marketing, CRM, web, mobile, social, etc…).

UXP fundamentally disrupt the old siloed application approach to finally put consumer needs at the core of digital strategies.

Raymond Debbane, CEO and President of Invus "Jahia fits perfectly well with our motto: Equity investors in companies who seek to transform their industries. Not only do they have an incredibly strong technology and the proven ability to deliver complex yet versatile solutions to the most demanding organizations, but the vision of their management is - and has always been - firmly rooted into the will to transform a siloed industry into a user-driven one, beyond technology constraints."

Elie Auvray, CEO and President of Jahia, adds "We are incredibly proud and honored to see Invus' strong commitment and acknowledgement of our vision, our customers successes and our ambitions. This funding will allow us to reach our objective: to make our UXP solution the obvious choice for the Digital challenges of the modern Enterprise."

"Bryan Garnier & Co's goal is to support the growth companies for the long run, at each stage of their development. Jahia's track record without any external financing has been exceptional and attracted significant interest from leading venture capitalists in Europe and in the US. The management found in Invus the adequate partner to support an ambitious global plan for the Company" added Greg Revenu, Managing Partner and co-founder of Bryan, Garnier & Co.

Develop a strong channel strategy and further develop local presence

The proceeds of this round will allow Jahia to

  • develop its visibility through targeted marketing operations
  • accelerate its distribution strategy and partnerships
  • strengthens its presence in several countries, especially in North America and Europe, for better coverage of business needs.
  • at least double its global workforce by 2015, including by fleshing out its sales teams and technical expertise.

About Jahia

Jahia is a open source User Experience Management solutions vendor, relentlessly working at transforming a siloed industry into a user-driven one, beyond technology constraints. Each solution provided by Jahia stems from Jahia's Digital Industrialization vision: to streamline Enterprise digital projects across all channels and truly accelerate corporate-wide deployments, by bridging the IT/Marketing lifecycle gap.

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, Jahia Solutions Group has its North American headquarters in Washington DC, with offices in Chicago, Toronto and throughout Europe. Jahia counts hundreds of global brands and governmental organizations among its loyal customers, in more than 20 countries across the globe. Early 2015, the company announced its first round of funding from Invus for EUR20 millions. For more information, please visit www.jahia.com.

About Invus

Since 1985, Invus has been an equity investor in companies who seek to transform their industries. Invus partners with owner-managers of private and public companies to help them achieve extraordinary business performance. Over its 30 year history, Invus has achieved both cash on cash multiples and annual internal rates of return that are at the very top of the private equity industry. Today Invus manages assets over $5 billion through an evergreen fund structure and has offices in New York, London, Paris and Hong Kong. Invus has invested in companies across a wide range of industries including consumer products and services, food, specialty retail, software, biotech, medical devices and products and services to professionals. To learn more about Invus, please visit www.invus.com.

About Bryan, Garnier & Co (www.bryangarnier.com)

Bryan, Garnier & Co is an independent investment bank specialized in European growth companies, providing them with Equity Research & Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance services. With more than 120 professionals based in London, Paris, New York, Geneva and New Delhi, Bryan, Garnier & Co combines the range of services and the expertise of top-tier investment banks with the level of attention to clients of a boutique. Bryan, Garnier & Co is a leading advisor to European growth companies on strategic finance transactions such as mergers & acquisitions, equity capital market, LBOs and private placement. Bryan, Garnier & Co is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom, and is member of London Stock Exchange and Euronext, Alternext Listing Sponsor, and is active on all European capital markets.

Jahia Advisors

  • Investment bank: Bryan, Garnier & Co - Grégoire Revenu and Bertrand Schapiro
  • Legal: Gide - Karen Noel and Aude Martin, CG Partners - Christophe Gal

Investor Advisors

  • Legal: id est avocats - Michel Jaccard, Juliette Ancelle
  • Financial: PWC - David Willems

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