August 19, 2022
TA and Clearlake Capital-backed Kofax has completed its acquisition of Ephesoft.
Kofax, a supplier of Intelligent Automation (IA) software for digital workflow transformation, backed by TA Associates (TA) and Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates Clearlake), announced it has acquired Ephesoft Inc. (Ephesoft).
The acquisition will add to Kofax’s intelligent document processing (IDP) solutions and go-to-market channels, the company said in its announcement. With global coverage and cloud solutions, the combined company will provide organizations with value-add solutions to accelerate deployments.
“We’re pleased to welcome Ephesoft’s customers, partners and employees into the Kofax family. We’ve followed Ephesoft’s progress in market for years as we’ve both focused on helping customers digitally transform their businesses,” said Reynolds C. Bish, Chief Executive Officer at Kofax. “This acquisition extends our IDP solutions and cloud capabilities, allowing Kofax to better address the needs of customers around the world.”
“We’ve grown Ephesoft to provide a comprehensive set of value-add intelligent document processing capabilities and look forward to continuing that growth as part of Kofax,”, said Ike Kavas, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Ephesoft. “Kofax will enhance Ephesoft’s go-to-market reach and ability to scale the business. Our customers will also benefit from Kofax’s larger market reach, and together we’ll be able to offer them the broadest range of software and solutions to accelerate their digital workflow transformation journeys.”
Kofax will continue supporting Ephesoft’s products and customers, and Mr. Kavas will continue leading Ephesoft’s organisational efforts.
“The combination of Kofax and Ephesoft reinforces our growth vision for Kofax and brings together experience and product capabilities within the intelligent document processing industry, to provide a more comprehensive set of software solutions to the combined company’s customers,” said Paul Huber, Managing Director, and Erik Hansen, Vice President, of Clearlake. “We have seen first-hand how the pandemic and corresponding dislocation has caused enterprises to re-evaluate manual workflows, and we believe that the trends underlying the transformation towards digital workflows are long-term. This partnership represents an important milestone as we continue in our mission to position Kofax at the forefront of addressing these trends.”
“Demand for digital transformation continues to accelerate as businesses aim to enhance their offerings and differentiate themselves in the market,” said Harry Taylor, Managing Director, and Mike Libert, Director, at TA. “The acquisition of Ephesoft supports Kofax’s overall strategic growth strategy by broadening the Company’s software and solutions to meet evolving customer needs. We look forward to our continued partnership with Kofax as it completes this acquisition and explores opportunities for further growth and product innovation.”
Mizuho Securities acted as exclusive financial advisor to Ephesoft. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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