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Board International: Business software for Corporate Performance Management and Business Intelligence

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In May 2016 Grafton Capital made a CHF 23.4m (£18m) investment in BOARD International. BOARD is a leading global provider of software for unified Business Intelligence, Corporate Performance Management and Analytics. This minority investment will enable BOARD to build on its already impressive growth momentum.

BOARD has received global industry recognition as offering a unique single platform which includes both BI and CPM functionality, and is able to work alongside existing systems, unifying disparate data sources through a single interface. BOARD is committed to a “self-service” model, allowing business users to interrogate and view all their data and information in one place, and to develop their own bespoke applications in a drag and drop environment, without any coding knowledge.

BOARD has enabled more than 3,000 companies to rapidly deploy BI and CPM applications on its single, integrated and programming-free platform, in a fraction of the time and cost required by traditional solutions.

Oliver Thomas joined the Board of Directors, representing Grafton Capital's minority shareholding.

Giovanni Grossi, CEO and co-founder of BOARD International, commented: “Grafton Capital’s position in BOARD is both a testament to our strength as a company and to our growth and vision as we continue to lead the market with the world’s only comprehensive unified platform for BI, CPM and Analytics. We are gratified by the confidence Grafton Capital has placed in BOARD and welcome Mr. Thomas to our Board of Directors.”

Oliver Thomas commented: "We are delighted to be partnering with the team at BOARD in realizing the potential of this outstanding company. Enterprises around the world have a growing need for a flexible, integrated view of what is happening across their businesses. It is clear that these customers are increasingly turning to BOARD to deliver this capability, whether on premise, or in the cloud. The Company's fast-growing team is full of great people, and has developed a product that continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in high performance, integrated CPM, BI and Analytics."

Ed Barroll Brown added: "Our strategy is to partner with the founders of the most promising, profitable, high growth companies in European software. In BOARD we have found a terrific example of this and we are excited to be forging this partnership."