December 2014

Transaction Background

Investis is the leading independent global provider of digital corporate communications solutions for public companies, delivering a fully integrated solution including workflow, data, intelligence and analytics.

Investis has over 1,800 blue chip clients across Europe and the US. In Europe this includes 70% of the FTSE 100, two thirds of the DAX 30, three quarters of the SMI 20, half of the ATX 20, two thirds of the OMHX and a significant proportion of the OMX.

The company has a rapidly growing presence in the US with over 150 clients including global corporates such as GE and HP.

With ECI backing, Investis is aiming to accelerate its growth strategy through further investment in the US and new products and services as well as the selective acquisition of complementary businesses.

Our Role

Clarity was the sole corporate finance advisor to the shareholders of Investis, who included management and institutional investors.

Clarity was responsible for planning and managing the overall sale process to a very tight timeline, marketing the business and leading highly competitive negotiations with multiple bidders.

Clarity closed the transaction within 3 months of being appointed.

“The Clarity team did an excellent job advising on all aspects of our deal, closing a very important transaction for us on a tight timeline and getting us a great result. Personally I very much valued their pragmatic and insightful advice throughout the process and loved working with them.”

Helen James
CEO, Investis