Investment follows a year characterized by record bookings growth and accelerating adoption of Magaya products by mid-market and enterprise profile international logistics provider (“ILP”) customers
Magaya Corporation (“Magaya” or the “Company”), a leading provider of supply chain automation and logistics software, today announced that funds advised by Apax Digital, the growth equity arm of global private equity advisory firm Apax, completed a recapitalization of the Company alongside existing investor LLR Partners and other shareholders. The investment will be used to support continued organic growth, platform enhancements, and strategic M&A.
Founded in 2001, Magaya’s comprehensive suite of solutions is proving to be more critical than ever as ILPs face an increasingly dynamic global trade environment with the recent global pandemic, geo-political uncertainty, and economic challenges compounding the everyday pressures faced by customers. Within this context, supply chain stakeholders are turning to digital and software solutions to become more adaptable, agile, and resilient to remain competitive.
“Magaya’s Digital Freight Platform enables logistics service providers to digitize manual processes, optimize operations and achieve real-time visibility through its highly configurable software suite, clear and transparent pricing model, and commitment to customer service and training. A key tenet of the Apax Funds’ thesis is to build upon Magaya’s momentum and expanding list of US and international enterprise profile customers by further increasing the company’s investments to satisfy their growing requirements,” said Dave Evans, Partner at Apax.
“Over the last 20 years, Magaya has created a stand-out product offering that is valued and relied upon by more than 2,300 customers across the globe. We are proud to have LLR’s continued support and look forward to leveraging Apax’s global footprint and operating resources. My team and I look forward to Apax and LLR’s combined experience helping software businesses scale as well as their commitment to continue to support Magaya’s geographic and product expansion through organic investment as well as strategic M&A,” added Gary Nemmers, CEO of Magaya.
“We want to thank Magaya’s founders Jesus, Jose and Gabriel for their commitment over the past twenty years, and for leading Magaya to this important milestone. Since investing in the business in 2019, we’ve made significant progress, investing in the team and product while expanding the platform’s capabilities through M&A. We look forward to building on this success to date alongside Apax Digital,” said David Reuter and Michael Pantilione, Partners at LLR Partners.
As part of the transaction, Dave Evans and Dave Eckley (Operating Advisor in Apax’s Operational Excellence team) will join David Reuter, Michael Pantillone, and Gary Nemmers on Magaya’s board. Magaya’s founders, Jesus Rodriguez, Jose Garcia, and Gabriel Ruz Jr., whose “vision and expertise created the foundations of our success to date,” said Gary Nemmers, will remain minority shareholders.