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DN Capital supports Datanomic management-led buyout from 3i

DN Capital supports Datanomic management-led buyout from 3i

01 Nov 2009

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DN Capital supports Datanomic management-led buyout from 3i

London, 3 November 2009 – DN Capital, Datanomic Management and other previous investors have acquired 3i’s shares and loans in Datanomic Ltd, the UK’s leading compliance screening and data management software solutions provider.

This investment reflects the management team’s confidence and commitment to the business, following another year of consistent triple digit growth, record sales, international expansion and vertical market penetration.

Datanomic has had a hugely successful 2009: expanding into the North American market through strategic partnerships, such as Initiate Systems; securing a global, seven figure contract with Barclays Plc; and winning Data Strategy Magazine’s 2009 award for ‘Best Use of Data in Technology, Communications and Web-Based Services’ for Vodafone’s global deployment of Datanomic’s dn:Director for Sanctions & PEP Screening solution. The company has also signed significant new customers, mainly in the financial services, telecommunications, retail and local government markets.

As the majority shareholder, DN Capital invested in Datanomic in August 2003 and has worked closely with the company to build its senior management team and develop its international growth strategy. 3i venture capital invested for a minority stake in Datanomic in March 2005. Following a period of strong company growth, 3i is divesting its stake as part of its current strategic focus on later stage growth capital, mid market buyout and infrastructure investing.

Dr Jonathan Pell, CEO of Datanomic, commented:

“We’re extremely pleased with the acquisition of 3i’s stake in Datanomic. It enables the management team to have much greater input into the strategic direction of the business. We are very grateful to the 3i Venture Portfolio team, and to Matthew Mead in particular, for all of their guidance and support offering during their involvement in the business. The change in shareholder structure does not affect our commercial ambitions as we accelerate in to the next stage of our organisational growth and solution development.”

Nenad Marovac, Founding Partner at DN Capital, added:

“We are very happy to support the management-led buyout of Datanomic shares. The Datanomic team, led by Dr Jonathan Pell, has demonstrated tremendous performance, growing the business over 100% per annum for the past four years. Datanomic is in a great position and we are strong believers in their Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) software solutions, a sector poised for significant growth. We are also grateful to Matthew Mead and 3i for their support during their involvement to date, and are looking forward to working with Datanomic to continue its successful expansion.”

For further information, please contact:

Christina Chen, +44 (0)20 7340 1600,

About DN Capital

DN Capital is a growth capital and early stage investor focused on software and digital media markets with offices in London and Palo Alto. DN Capital’s objective is to identify, invest in and actively support companies with the potential to be global leaders. Portfolio companies include Shazam Entertainment, Endeca Technologies, Datanomic, OLX, Digital Chocolate and Tbricks. The professionals at DN Capital bring over 50 years of private equity experience to their investments, and actively work with portfolio companies to steward their growth through the various stages of development.

DN Capital has completed eight new investments since January 2008 from its new fund, GVC II.

Additional information about DN Capital and our portfolio companies can be found on our website,

About Datanomic

Datanomic’s flagship enterprise Data Management and Compliance Screening software, dn:Director helps organisations save money, remain compliant with legislation, streamline business processes, reduce waste and seize more opportunities. The core foundation of all Datanomic’s business solutions, dn:Director’s broad capabilities enable organizations to identify and eradicate problems in customer, financial and product data, improve compliance performance, and better manage business risk. dn:Director allows teams to collaborate on business-critical data issues, across any database, via a central console. Based in Cambridge, UK, Datanomic was founded in 2001.


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