October 2022 Update
Grafton Capital acquires ProQuo AI
Grafton Capital has acquired ProQuo AI – the only live brand tracking and testing platform driven by consumer instincts.
ProQuo AI has a presence in London, New York and Johannesburg and serves customers such as Keurig, Dr Pepper, Expedia, Amazon Prime and Unilever.
Microsoft acquires Softomotive
When Softomotive was acquired by Microsoft in April 2020, Grafton Capital was the only external shareholder, having invested $25m in September 2018.
Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, stated that Softomotive would become part of Microsoft’s Power Automate platform. “We’re bringing RPA – or robotic process automation – to legacy apps and services with our acquisition of Softomotive”.
July 2021 Update
Grafton Capital announces €18m investment in Xtremepush
Grafton Capital has invested €18 million in Xtremepush, a leading multi-channel customer engagement platform provider, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
October 2021 Update
Grafton Capital completes third exit of 2021
Aptitude Software has acquired MPP Global, the Grafton Capital portfolio company.
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It’s very easy to work with them. They are very skilled with an entrepreneurial approach. The relationship with my organisation has been very successful.
Grafton Capital has brought immense value to Third Financial. They bring a sensible sounding board for ideas, independent thinking and very valuable experience. We wouldn’t be where we are today without them.
“Knowledge, insight, support and advice are the four words that spring to mind, and you get this in abundance working with Grafton Capital. Every bit a friend, coach and advisor, as much as they are an investor.”
“Grafton Capital has been a very good partner to Alva by providing growth capital and ongoing pragmatic advice. Their approach is very refreshing and they bring a realistic perspective to the board, helping us identify growth opportunities and blind spots.”
“I was a little apprehensive initially, but Grafton Capital met and exceeded all my expectations. They added immense value to our board of directors and were exceptionally good at helping the management team to focus on what really matters and to make informed decisions.”
Grafton Capital is a private equity firm focused on growth capital investments in leading European software and tech-enabled companies.
Since 2014, Grafton has invested approximately £140m of growth capital. We partner with founders who have global ambitions, as well as companies that are leading players in valuable niches.
We typically invest growth capital of between £5 – £20 million, taking a minority stake in a business, but we aim to be a flexible partner and can offer liquidity solutions for shareholders as well as new growth capital. Our focus is on providers of business software, tech-enabled businesses, data and analytics, online platforms and marketplaces.