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Oakley advises Comapi on its sale to dotDigital Group Plc
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November 2017
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Oakley Advisory Limited (“Oakley”), the independent corporate finance firm offering specialist advice across the TMT sector, has advised the Comapi group of companies (“Comapi” or the “Company”) on its sale to dotDigital Group Plc (“dotDigital”) for cash consideration of £11 million.

Comapi is a fast-growing business focused on the omni-channel messaging and cloud communication market. Headquartered in Cheltenham with approximately 30 employees, Comapi has built a scalable software platform that allows businesses to communicate with their customers across multiple conversational messaging channels including the growing market for live chat.

The transaction was completed on 21 November 2017 and will enable dotDigital to execute on its strategic vision to become an omni-channel marketing automation platform. The deal marks a successful exit for Comapi’s previous funders, Technology Venture Partners LLP and a selection of Angels.

“It has been a pleasure working with the team at Oakley. Their experience in, and comprehensive knowledge of, the market made them the obvious Corporate Finance partner for this successful sale process.”

Martin Hall (Chairman, Comapi)

“We are looking forward to being part of the dotDigital team and continuing to rapidly grow the fantastic business we have built. I would like to thank Oakley for the team’s excellent support throughout the transaction.”

Paul Putman (CEO, Comapi)

Oakley acted as sole financial advisor to the Company. The Oakley team comprised Christian Craggs, Managing Director, Zishaan Arshad, Assistant Director and Alexandre Beaudet, Analyst.

“We are delighted to have worked with Martin, Paul and the Comapi team on this transaction. Having advised Esendex on its sale earlier this year, we are pleased to have completed our second transaction in the cloud communication and messaging market within the space of six months. The transaction highlights Oakley’s strong position in the technology sector and track record of selling businesses to strategic buyers.”

Christian Craggs (Managing Director, OAL)

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