November 16, 2019

Accel-KKR Announces Closing of $1.386 Billion Accel-KKR Capital Partners CV III Fund

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  • September 17, 2019
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Accel-KKR Announces Closing of $1.386 Billion Accel-KKR Capital Partners CV III Fund

– New Fund Includes $225 Million Commitment to Investments in the Continued Growth of Four Former Fund III Portfolio Companies –

Accel-KKR, a technology-focused private equity firm, announced the successful completion of Accel-KKR Capital Partners CV III, L.P., a $1.386 billion continuation vehicle.

Accel-KKR Capital Partners CV III is comprised of $1.161 billion in new capital commitments, which have funded the purchase of four portfolio companies that were the remaining assets of Accel-KKR Capital Partners III, L.P. (“Fund III”) – a $600 million fund that closed in 2008 – as well as a new $225 million commitment to fund follow-on investments in these four companies:

  • Paymentus, an integrated payments software platform based in Charlotte, North Carolina;
  • iSolved, a provider of work force management software and services based in Charlotte, North Carolina;
  • TrueCommerce, a provider of supply chain management software and services based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and,
  • Infinisource, a provider of outsourced HR and benefits solutions, headquartered in Coldwater, Michigan.

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The continuation fund seeks to drive further value appreciation in the four companies over an extended timeframe. The four companies currently have combined revenues in excess of $500 million and employ more than 2,200 people. Accel-KKR previously exited eight platform companies from Fund III.

In addition to lead investors Goldman Sachs Vintage Funds, GIC and Adams Street, the investor base of Accel-KKR Capital Partners CV III is comprised of a diverse group of secondary and primary investors including existing Fund III investors. All Fund III limited partners had the option of reinvesting their Fund III value into the acquisition fund or receiving full or partial liquidity. Post-transaction, the employees of Accel-KKR comprise, as a group, the single largest investor in Accel-KKR Capital Partners CV III.

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Tom Barnds, Managing Director of Accel-KKR, said, “In aggregate, these four strong businesses have grown eightfold over the course of Accel-KKR’s investment in them through Fund III. As we believe each company is well positioned to continue to grow and generate significant value, we are pleased that this process gives us and our fellow investors the ability to continue to partner with each company in the next phase of their journey.”

Rob Palumbo, Managing Director of Accel-KKR, added, “We are quite pleased with both the strong results of Fund III to this point, as well as the incremental $225 million of follow-on capital from this investor group that will allow us to further fuel these companies’ continued growth.”

Evercore served as financial adviser to Fund III. Kirkland & Ellis served as legal adviser to the funds and Accel-KKR.

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