Esendex Led Buyout, Darwin’s First Investment in 2013

A Nottingham-based SMS service company Esendex led a buyout worth GBP 11 million, private equity firm Darwin’s first investment in 2013.

SMS service company Esendex led a buyout worth GBP 11 million, private equity firm Darwin’s first investment in 2013.

Esendex, founded by Adam Bird and Julian Hucker in 2001, is a Nottingham-based company which specialises in provinding SMS services to companies. Their services are reputed to allow for efficient communication with employees, strengthen customer service and increase overall performance efficiency.

Esendex is currently being utilized by 6,500 companies and businesses around the world including brands such as Addison Lee, Ocado and Virgin Media.

New investor Darwin is a private equity firm established by Derek Elliott, Jonathan Kaye and Kevin Street in March 2007. The firm has closed eight investments to date with companies such as Bromford Industries, Plum Baby and Maximuscle.

Esendex Chief Executive Officer Geoff Love led the deal and will be joined by former CEO and co-founder of MettingZone Tim Duffy as the new chairman. Source

 

Tags: Private Equity, Private Equity fund, Private Equity investment, Esendex, Buyout, Leveraged Buyout, Nottingham, SMS service company, Darwin, Adam Bird, Julian Hucker, Addison Lee, Ocado, Virgin Media, Derek Elliott, Jonathan Kaye, Kevin Street, Bromford Industries, Plum Baby, Maximuscle, Geoff Love, MettingZone, Tim Duffy.


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