TA Associates to make growth investment in Riskonnect


TA Associates to make growth investment in Riskonnect

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Integrated risk management technology has announced a new investment by TA Associates, a global growth private equity firm with more than 40 years of experience investing in enterprise software companies. 

Riskonnect's current majority investor, Thoma Bravo, a software investment firm, plans to continue holding a significant equity investment in the company. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Riskonnect’s technology empowers organisations with the ability to anticipate, manage, and respond in real-time to strategic and operational risks across the extended enterprise. Riskonnect orients the enterprise around risk to help leading organisations maximise their resilience.

“Now more than ever, companies are facing business-altering decisions and must manage risks holistically. We believe Riskonnect is well-positioned to meet the varied needs of companies across all industries with its comprehensive integrated risk management solutions,” said Harry Taylor, a managing director at TA. “We are thrilled to partner with the Riskonnect and Thoma Bravo teams as we build on Riskonnect’s impressive growth and industry leadership.”

Jim Wetekamp, CEO of Riskonnect added: “Riskonnect’s partnership with Thoma Bravo has been critical to the company’s growth, enabling us to strengthen our risk management platform and execute on our global growth strategy. Our continued partnership with Thoma Bravo and the addition of TA will further support our mission of supplying companies with best-in-class solutions to anticipate, manage and respond to strategic and operational risks.”

Riskonnect has over 950 customers globally. During the nearly four years of Thoma Bravo's majority sponsorship, Riskonnect captured 365 percent growth in billings and 425 percent growth in ARR, and completed four acquisitions that significantly expanded the breadth and depth of its integrated risk management solutions to support customers.

Notably, Riskonnect acquired Marsh ClearSight in late 2018, enhancing its global integrated risk management suite. The company also acquired Xactium, a UK-based GRC software provider in March 2020, to expand its risk intelligence and financial services expertise. In October 2021, the company acquired ICIX, a provider of solutions for ESG value chain governance.

“Riskonnect is empowering companies with mission-critical data and solutions to drive business over the long term. Over the last four years, the company has significantly expanded the platform, increased team size, extended global reach, and more than quadrupled revenue. We are proud to have turned these results into tangible investments for Riskonnect’s customers,” said Hudson Smith, a partner at Thoma Bravo. “Riskonnect has driven consistent profitable growth, and we believe the company is well positioned to accelerate its global expansion. We look forward to continuing to support Riskonnect as it enters this next phase of growth along with TA.”

In partnership with TA and Thoma Bravo, Riskonnect will further invest in its integrated risk management solutions, expand its go-to-market programs, and continue adding complementary resources to support demand for its software platform. Riskonnect is hiring additional talent in engineering, product management, marketing, sales, and customer success.

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