Golden Gate to acquire 20-20 Technologies from Vector Capital

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By Ted Liu

Golden Gate Capital has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 20-20 Technologies Inc. (2020) from Vector Capital. Financial terms were not disclosed.

20-20 Technologies will remain headquartered in Laval, Quebec and Westwood, Massachusetts and will continue to be led by its current senior management team, including Mark Goldstein, Chief Executive Officer.

20-20 Technologies was taken private in September 2012 by Vector Capital, in partnership with founder Jean Mignault, for approximately $77 million in total equity value.

Founded in 1987, 20-20 Technologies is a global provider of applications, solutions and content for interior space planning, omni-channel retail and furniture manufacturing, delivering an end-to-end solution that offers a compelling alternative to ad hoc integration of multiple source component products.

“We are delighted to welcome 2020 into our portfolio,” said Rishi Chandna, Managing Director at Golden Gate Capital. “2020 provides the mission-critical solutions that designers, dealers, retailers and manufacturers rely on to create amazing spaces for home and work. As the retail landscape accelerates toward an omni-channel approach, 2020 has the products, technology and team to build upon their position as the global leader in this market.”

“Our customers are the most important part of our business,” said Goldstein. “We have a very serious responsibility to provide them new and better ways to help them profitably run their businesses, which requires us to always invest in ideas and technology that will keep us ahead of market trends and dynamics. The long-term strategic approach of Golden Gate Capital and the confidence they have in 2020 make them the perfect partner to inspire us toward an exciting new phase of growth in our company’s evolution.”

The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2017.

William Blair & Company LLC acted as the exclusive financial advisor to 2020. Sidley Austin is acting as legal advisor to 2020. Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group agreed to provide debt financing in connection with the transaction. Kirkland & Ellis and Nob Hill Law Group are serving as legal advisors to Golden Gate Capital.

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