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AenF Patners advises Epiphany RBC in buy-out two minority shareholders

Enterprising Finance announces the completion of a unitranche facility to support the growth of Epiphany RBC, a tech-enabled research based consultant from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The unitranche facility supports Epiphany in buying out two minority shareholders, and enables it to continue the exponential growth it has seen in recent years globally.

Funding for the deal has been provided exclusively by Enterprising Finance. With this transaction, Enterprising Finance builds on its strategy of backing exceptional Dutch lower middle market businesses by financing their growth ambitions.

Jan Kienhuis, CEO of Epiphany: “With this unitranche facility we are better positioned to meet our ambitious plan for 2025. Our clients expect us to grow with them and strengthen our global footprint. We are ready to attract new talent in consultancy and IT to empower our clients in delivering on their marketing strategies. In our search for a strong partnership, we are confident that Enterprising Finance will be instrumental to our long-term success”

Jasper Juijn, Managing Partner of Enterprising Finance: “Epiphany’s portfolio of global brand accounts is a clear reflection of its differentiating research and consulting capabilities. We are keen to support the Epiphany team in realising their strategy and achieving continued growth.”

Epiphany RBC

Epiphany transforms the monotony of traditional survey research and the customer engagement challenges posed by online research. Its Conversation DesignTM removes the laboriousness of surveys by integrating fun and interactive elements. The user experience increases engagement through design and gamification across all devices. The international team of designers, developers and consultants constantly create proprietary research providing deeper learnings that lead to sharper insights.

CEO Jan Kienhuis and CFO Jacques-Etienne le Clerc have built Epiphany into a front runner in engaging survey methodology. Clients value Epiphany’s data analysisand consulting capacity on how to improve their product portfolio and marketing and sales strategy, and to define new markets and product propositions.

Enterprising Finance

Enterprising Finance invests in Dutch lower middle market companies to support their long-term plans through tailor made unitranche facilities that offer the flexibility to re-invest cash flows, make significant investments, purchase relevant businesses, and make meaningful strategic and operational decisions. Enterprising Finance focuses on companies with an EBITDA between €2 million and €10 million that are leaders in their segment.

Epiphany was advised by AenF Partners. Unitranche facility contracts were drafted by STEK. TIC Advisory and STEK supported the diligence review.

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In our search for a strong partnership, we are confident that Enterprising Finance will be instrumental to our long-term success

Jan Kienhuis, CEO of Epiphany

Datum van de deal: 2021-09-30