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Technology

Supporting an industry leader in online learning and enterprise communications

Macquarie Capital advised Panopto on its investment by a leading financial sponsor in the software sector, focusing on growth and innovation opportunities in video sharing, recording and content management.

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Sector Technology
Sub-sector Software
Location United States

Opportunity

Revolutionising the way we share knowledge and information

Panopto is a leading SaaS-based video management system for online learning and enterprise communication. Its cloud-based, end-to-end video software platform offers diversified services in video capture, video content management and video search technology. Panopto’s platform harnesses the feedback loop between video creation, discoverability, access, and analytics to help organisations build, manage and search highly secure video repositories. Panopto is a critical e-learning tool and is used by 22 of the top 25 universities on the Times Higher Education World University 2021 Rankings, as well as many leading enterprises globally.

Serving 5 million end users in businesses and universities around the world1

Hosting more than half a billion minutes of video hosted in Panopto’s cloud1

Streaming more than 700 years’ worth of video every month1


Approach

Connecting Panopto with the right investor

Macquarie Capital’s Software & Services team acted as exclusive financial advisor to Panopto on its investment by a leading, software-focused sponsor (undisclosed). The team ran a highly competitive process centred on a targeted group of strategic and financial investors, successfully marketing Panopto’s business on forward revenue while delivering significant value for a diverse shareholder base. Macquarie Capital successfully mitigated investor concerns amid COVID-19, reinforcing the team’s position as a leading software franchise.

The investment comes at a time when digital learning through video format is more commonplace than ever before.

"Panopto has pioneered video management for enterprises and education institutions alike in a way that has fundamentally transformed the learning experience."

Sam Shah, Global Head of Software & Services, Macquarie Capital

Outcome

The next chapter for a leader in enterprise video

Panopto’s acquisition represents a flagship platform investment for an experienced software investor, solidifying a portfolio of must-have, industry leading enterprise software assets. The transaction will allow Panopto to capitalise on strong momentum by enabling the company to explore further growth initiatives and M&A opportunities.

1. Source: www.panopto.com/about

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