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Nov 2018
Financial adviser
Acquisition of Inventive Designers


Financial adviser

Kempen & Co is pleased to announce it acted as financial adviser to Unifiedpost in the acquisition of Inventive Designers

Transaction highlights

  • In 2018, Kempen & Co advised Unifiedpost in its pre-IPO growth funding round in order to execute its buy-and-build strategy
  • Subsequently, Unifiedpost acquired multiple companies across Europe to acquire complementary technology and establish a European presence beyond the Benelux:
    o Inventive Designers: Complementary customer communications management software
    o ADM Solutions: OCR and intelligent data recognition technology and accountants partnerships
    o Leleu Group: Internalise document printing operations
    o Fitek: Acquire customer volumes and client books in the Baltics and CEE countries
    o PrimeDoc: Acquire customer volumes and client books in the UK
  • Kempen & Co advised Unifiedpost on 4 out of 5 bolt-on acquisitions
  • Through a combination of organic and M&A growth, Unifiedpost was able to nearly triple its revenues between 2017 and 2019

About Unifiedpost Group

  • Unifiedpost offers a cloud-based platform with integrated documents, payments, identity and value added platform services to enable seamless administrative and financial processes
  • Ideally positioned to capture the European B2B payments opportunity on the back of PSD2
  • One-stop-shop platform offering purpose built for SMEs. More than 400k SME and 250 corporate clients spread across a wide variety of verticals use the platform
  • Smart ecosystem-based go-to-market strategy: Broad partnership network of accountants, banks & software vendors to boost platform adoption
  • Payment Institute with a PSD2 license that has been passported to all EEA countries and certified SWIFT member
  • Active in 15 European countries, including Benelux, FR, UK, Baltics & CEE
  • Founded in 2001 by its current CEO, Hans Leybaert

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