AGC Partners is pleased to announce that its client, M-Files, a leading provider of enterprise information management solutions, closed a $36M investment led by Partech Ventures, with participation from existing investors Finnish Industry Investment and Draper Esprit. The new investment will further accelerate existing sales and marketing activities, as well as expansion into new markets in North America, EMEA and APAC. With a team led by Fred Joseph, AGC Partners acted as the exclusive financial advisor to M-Files. M-Files is emblematic of our continuing commitment to enterprise software and growing participation in private placements. M-Files represents our first Finnish-based financing assignment and enhances our European and cross-border qualifications. There were only 50 European companies that raised more than $36M in 2015, none based in Finland. With our increased commitment to the European business, we expect this to be one of the many high profile European transactions this year.
We are quite pleased with the results from our partnership with AGC. Fred and his team helped sharpen our story, and used their strong relationships with the growth equity community to help us identify potential partners we wouldn't have previously considered. AGC leveraged multiple indications of interest into an excellent outcome for all of our stakeholders, and provided advice to the Board and management that effectively balanced the deal structure and pricing. I've had the opportunity to work with the AGC team previously, and Fred and his team did not disappoint on this engagement.Jim Geary, Executive Chairman, M-Files
AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to M-Files in March, 2016