Semantix / CRESCERA INV & Inovabra Ventures
Semantix has received growth capital investment from CRESCERA INVESTIMENTOS and Inovabra Ventures.
Founded in 2010, Semantix is the leading open-source enterprise solutions in Latin America. With an agnostic approach, the company focuses on big data, business analytics, internet of things, artificial intelligence and machine learning. It offers proprietary and third party products. Semantix has offices in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, as well as three data labs in Brazilian universities.
CRESCERA INVESTIMENTOS is an independent asset management firm focused on private equity and venture capital with approximately US$560 million of assets under management. Founded by professionals with extensive background in the Brazilian financial markets, CRESCERA has a strong track record of creating value for entrepreneurs, business owners and investors alike.
inovabra Ventures is the financial services arm of Banco Bradesco S.A. specializing in direct and fund of fund investments. Within direct investments it specializes in seed, early venture, and startup investments. Within fund of funds investments, it invests in other venture capital funds and corporate venture capital funds.
Oaklins’ team in Brazil acted as financial advisor to Semantix’s shareholders in this transaction.
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“We engaged with finnCap Cavendish over 18 months ago to help us prepare for sale. The team’s sector specialist advice and guidance, combined with astute management of every aspect of the transaction process, delivered an exceptional deal that has surpassed all expectation, our shareholders are delighted”.
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I’d also like to thank to the finnCap Cavendish team for being an exceptional partner during this process. Mike and the team provided us with excellent advice and guidance throughout, working tirelessly to ensure the best outcome possible was delivered. As a founder, I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.”
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“Given the financial strength of iomart, lender appetite levels in participating in the debt facility were high. However, this was the first time that a bank club was established and our incumbent lender was potentially being replaced. Therefore, we needed support in ensuring we ran a diligent and professional process and this is exactly what the finnCap Debt Advisory team delivered. I was delighted with the outcome in terms of the new lenders and banking arrangements, which underpins our growth plans for the business.”
“We are delighted with the support received from the finnCap Cavendish team throughout this process. Mike and the team ensured that we prepared meticulously, identified the right pool of potential investors and worked closely with us, the management team and our legal advisers to deliver a great outcome for the Shareholders. We wish the Intelling team and RDCP all the best in their next phase of growth.”
“The finnCap Cavendish team were exceptional from start to finish on our deal, helping us to prepare meticulously for the process, identifying a group of highly strategic buyers and negotiating a fantastic deal for our Shareholders. We would thoroughly recommend them to any owners considering an exit.”
“Thank you to John and your fantastic team at FinnCap Cavendish for your unwavering support, dedication, work ethic and belief in Xexec’s mission. John, Mike and Sam were instrumental in bringing the deal to a successful completion and provided invaluable guidance throughout the process.
We look forward to our new partnership with the Castik and Abry teams who are the ideal partners as we continue to expand our business and pursue the next phase of our strategy.”
‘The finnCapCavendish team were great to work with, they took time to listen, properly understand our objectives and tailored the process to get a fantastic result for us. They really understood the value drivers in the ICT sector and had access to all the key buyers for our business, they were able to efficiently manage the sale process maintaining the great relationship we’d built we Adept as our preferred buyer.’
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