Trackunit attracts strategic investment from Hg
Hg, the Manager of HgCapital Trust plc ("HGT"), today announces an investment in Trackunit, a global leader in software-led telematics solutions for off-highway vehicles and the construction market.
The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed and closing is subject to customary closing conditions.
HgCapital Trust plc will invest approximately £29.3 million in Trackunit, with other institutional clients of Hg investing alongside HGT through the Hg Genesis 9 Fund.
HGT, whose shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange, gives private and institutional investors the opportunity to participate in all Hg's investments.
Note that these figures only relate to HGTs share of Hg's overall investment in Trackunit.
HGT's liquid resources available for future deployment (including all announced transactions, the proposed full-year dividend payable in May 2021 and equity raised via tap issuance) are estimated to be 126 million (10% of the 28 February 2021 pro-forma NAV of £1.3 billion). In addition, HGT has access to a £200 million standby facility, which is currently undrawn.
The investment will reduce HGT's outstanding commitments to invest in Hg transactions to approximately £513 million (39% of the 28 February 2021 pro-forma NAV).
Trackunit attracts strategic investment from Hg
to further accelerate the company's journey to eliminate downtime in construction
24.03.2021, Aalborg, Denmark, Trackunit has announced that Hg, a leading global software investor, has agreed to acquire a controlling interest in the company from Goldman Sachs and GRO Capital. The addition of Hg as the new owner provides specialized software-as-a-service (SaaS) expertise at a time of increasing technology mobilization within the construction industry. Trackunit, a global leader in software-led telematics solutions for off-highway vehicles and the construction market, is now positioned to intensify its global expansion.
Commenting on the new investment, Søren Brogaard, CEO, Trackunit stated, "GRO Capital and Goldman Sachs have been exceptional partners during the last five years and helped us solidify our mission and execute against it. We are proud to have attracted investment from Hg, which comes at a tipping point for the digitalization of construction. Hg's understanding, experience and focus on scaling leading SaaS companies provides Trackunit with a knowledgeable partner to help consolidate and realize our ambitions in a growing global industry."
Florian Wolff, Partner at Hg, said: "Søren and the team have led Trackunit to create a best-in-class, SaaS product for its ever-growing customer base. The business has become a key leader and long-term winner in what is a very interesting, global niche segment. We believe that the business has significant organic growth and attractive expansion opportunities ahead of it. We're really excited about what we can achieve together."
Nick Jordan, Partner at Hg, said: "Trackunit is a very high-quality business. We believe that Hg's deep sector knowledge and operational expertise in the software and telematics space will add further support to this impressive track-record. Our experience in internationalization, the evolution of software and data and the further development of sales channels will add up to an even greater experience for Trackunit's customers, as well as an exciting growth trajectory for the business."
Construction Industry Reaches Tipping Point for Digital Transformation
Recent market reports from IDC Worldwide and McKinsey - the next software disruption - illustrate that SaaS has achieved over 25% share of the market for software solutions in the construction sector. Moreover, the increase in connectivity is growing and will amplify the opportunity for SaaS solutions across a global market.
Trackunit is a driving force in the digitization of the construction sector, serving equipment manufacturers, rental companies and contractors, connecting construction equipment and processing data to the cloud to deliver value-added insights. With the new owners on board the Trackunit team remains committed to solving the industry's needs, but at a faster pace and with greater ambitions. Customers will benefit from additional investments in product, technology and new services.
Closing of the transaction is subject to customary regulatory requirements and approvals.
For further details:
Laura Dixon +44 (0)20 8396 0930
Samantha Chiene +44 (0)207 404 5959
About HgCapital Trust plc
HgCapital Trust plc, whose shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange (ticker: HGT.L), gives investors exposure through a liquid vehicle to a portfolio of high-growth private companies in the software and services sector. The selection of new investments and creation of value in these businesses are managed by Hg, an experienced and well-resourced private equity firm with a long-term track record of delivering superior risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For further details, please see www.hgcapitaltrust.com.
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