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Mishcon Private Equity advise founders and management on the secondary buy-out of Xceptor

Posted on 1 April 2021

The Mishcon Private Equity team have advised the management team of Xceptor, a global leader in the end-to-end, no-code process automation market, on the secondary buy-out by private equity firm Astorg, from CBPE Capital LLP.  

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in the UK, Xceptor combines a highly scalable, next generation technology platform with deep financial sector domain expertise, serving a diversified global blue-chip base of banking, financial services, and insurance customers, who utilise the Xceptor no-code platform to re-engineer and automate an unparalleled breadth of end-to-end processes. Xceptor operates from 5 offices globally and employs over 160 people.

The buyout, which saw significant reinvestment by the management and employees of Xceptor (led by Andrew Kouloumbrides (CEO)), is expected to fuel further product innovation and accelerate on their strong historical 35% annual growth, while further building out their broad international presence and leading customer base.

The Mishcon team was led by Partner and Head of Mishcon Private Equity, Nadim Meer and comprised Managing Associate Sam Perkins, Associate Alex Green and Trainee Olivia Ross, with Tax advice provided by Partner John Skoulding and Managing Associate Sarah Hein.

Nadim Meer commented: "Having advised management on the initial buy-out in 2016, it has been a pleasure to maintain our relationship with Andrew and the team and to be recognised in our position as management advisory specialists in the private equity market."

Andrew Kouloumbrides, CEO of Xceptor, said: "Mishcon Private Equity were the natural choice for us. They saw us safely through the initial buy-out and, given their expertise, specialism and conflict-free offering, remain the go-to lawyers for management teams and business founders.”

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