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.
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.
Sam Shah, Global Head of Software & Services, Macquarie Capital
Panopto represents a flagship platform investment for an experienced software investor, solidifying a portfolio of must-have, industry leading enterprise software investments. The transaction will allow Panopto to capitalise on strong momentum by enabling the company to explore further growth initiatives and M&A opportunities.