Press Release - 16 July 2012
Funds managed by CapMan have sold their holding in Ascade Holding AB (Ascade) to CSG Systems International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGS). The exit does not impact CapMan Plc’s result for the current year as the selling funds are not in carry.
Ascade provides market-leading trading and routing software solutions to telecom carriers globally. The company has approximately 100 employees and offices in Stockholm, Miami, Dubai and Singapore.
“During our investment period, Ascade has expanded internationally, improved the scalability of its business, and reached a significant strategic position with a top-tier customer base. We are confident that Ascade will continue to thrive under new ownership,” says CapMan Technology Senior Advisor, Lennart Jacobsson.
Funds managed by CapMan made their initial investment in Ascade in 2002. Prior to the transaction, funds managed by CapMan owned approximately 41.4% of Ascade’s shares.
Lennart Jacobsson, Senior Advisor, CapMan Technology, tel. +46 8 545 854 70
CapMan Group is one of the leading private equity firms in the Nordic countries and Russia, with assets under management of €3.0 billion. CapMan has four key investment partnerships - CapMan Buyout, CapMan Russia, CapMan Public Market, and CapMan Real Estate - each of which has its own dedicated investment team and funds. Altogether, CapMan employs 120 people in Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, Moscow and Luxembourg. CapMan was established in 1989 and has been listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange since 2001.
Ascade Holding AB www.ascade.com
Ascade is a leading provider of interconnect business solutions for telecom carriers that trade and exchange international voice and data traffic. The market-leading Ascade7 business suite includes interconnect billing, routing optimisation and quality assurance. Ascade is headquartered in Stockholm and serves a global customer base through its offices in Miami, Dubai and Singapore.