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Iptor Set for Future Growth with New Investment and Ownership Structure

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Iptor, a leader in distribution and supply chain management, planning
and logistics software and services, today announces that it has been
acquired by Bregal Unternehmerkapital alongside investment from CEO
Jayne Archbold and Chief Marketing and Product Officer Christopher
Catterfeld. Bregal Unternehmerkapital is a growth-focused investment
firm whose principal focus is to invest behind sound business models and
strong leadership teams.

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Iptor has been transformed over the past three years under the
leadership of Archbold and Catterfeld. The re-branding and
re-positioning of the business from IBS to Iptor has delivered
exceptional progress, with the product portfolio having been transformed
through the successful launch of the aperīo platform. Alongside this a
move to micro-services has opened up significant market opportunities in
focused verticals with high volume transactions. This has led to more
than 150% increase in license and subscription growth in FY18. This has
been supported by excellent momentum in the cloud business – by the end
of FY19, Iptor will have almost 200 customers on the Power cloud offered
through its strategic partnership with IBM.

With the business in great health the scene is now set for the next
stage of growth. The investment by Bregal Unternehmerkapital allows
Iptor to embark on a ramped-up strategic expansion programme, focusing
on building out its leading position in the Technical Wholesale, Pharma
and Publishing sectors as well as increasing its geographical footprint
and pursuing acquisitions.

Jayne Archbold, Iptor CEO, comments, “We are delighted to make this
announcement today and very excited about the future. None of this would
be possible without the dedication and passion of our brilliant people
as well as our loyal customers. We are excited about the future and the
opportunities this creates for our team, our customers and businesses
considering partnering with us.”

About Iptor

Iptor is a global leader in enterprise resource planning, supply chain
management, planning and logistics software and services. Iptor helps
distribution-focused organizations solve their most complex order
management and fulfilment challenges within fast-moving, multi-channel
and global supply chains, turning them into growth opportunities.

Serving 1,250 customers with 4,000 installations in more than 40
countries, Iptor provides fully integrated enterprise solutions, with
highly adaptable and robust software backed by world-class support from
distribution and supply chain experts. With its micro-services
orientated cloud platforms and the use of smart technologies, Iptor
offers compelling value to customers across the Technical Wholesale,
Pharma and Publishing sectors. For more information, visit: www.iptor.com.

About Bregal Unternehmerkapital

Bregal Unternehmerkapital is part of COFRA Holding (www.cofraholding.com),
a family-owned business that has been built up over generations. Its
investment activity is based on long-term commitment and independent of
developments in the financial markets. Bregal Unternehmerkapital
identifies companies, with strong management teams, that are regarded as
market leaders or “hidden champions” in their particular segment.
Flexible financing and transaction structures enable it to acquire both
minority and majority stakes. In doing so, Bregal Unternehmerkapital is
also able to handle complex industry spin-offs, management buy-outs and
succession situations. Bregal Unternehmerkapital aims to help companies
achieve a sustained improvement in sales and profitability, and provides
them with capital, proven financial expertise and access to a broad
network of entrepreneurs and industry experts. For more information,
visit: www.bregal.de/en.