Advised: Esendex Holdings Ltd. on its sale to Darwin Private Equity

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About Esendex

Esendex, the business SMS experts, provide over 6,500 companies around the world with a fast, reliable and cost-effective way of keeping in touch with their customers and staff. Young, entrepreneurial, ambitious and at the forefront of this rapidly growing market, Esendex provides services in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Australia, US and Germany. With direct connections to all the mobile networks and a highly reliable in-house SMS platform, Esendex provides high quality, mission-critical business messaging systems to the likes of Ocado, Virgin Media and Gatwick Airport.

About Darwin Private Equity

Darwin Private Equity LLP is an independent private equity firm investing in UK businesses with enterprise values of between £10 million and £100 million. Darwin is currently investing from Darwin Private Equity LLP (the “Fund”) which has commitments totalling £217 million from blue chip investors including Goldman Sachs, Pantheon Ventures, LGT Capital Partners and RIT Capital Partners plc. The Fund held its final close in August 2008

"Esendex has built a leading position in an attractive segment of the SMS market, supporting the innovative use of messaging across a blue chip customer base. We look forward to working with Geoff and the rest of the team to further accelerate the growth of the business and expand into new markets."
Nick Jordan Partner, Darwin Private Equity
  • Deal value

    £11 million

  • Location

    London, UK

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