The impressive exit reflects the success iPipeline has achieved in establishing its applications as industry standards for the life insurance and annuities markets. For the Philly area, it is probably the largest exit by a enterprise SaaS company, and a prime example of what can be achieved within a vertical market.
Sarasota-based Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ROP), is a $5.2 billion revenue diversified technology company.
Concurrent with the transaction, Larry Berran, iPipeline’s CFO & COO, will be appointed CEO of the company. Long time CEO Tim Wallace announced his move into a strategic advisor role.
“Roper’s acquisition of iPipeline is a great outcome for our organization and the entire iPipeline ecosystem. I look forward to supporting Larry Berran, my business partner for the last 11 years and a driving force at iPipeline for 17 years, as he assumes this important role,” he said in a statement.
Thoma Bravo bought iPipeline in 2015 for roughly 1/4th of what it sold for, the Inquirer reported. The previous owners included investors NewSpring Capital, of Radnor; Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), of Palo Alto, Calif.; and Volition Capital, of Boston
Larry Berran Appointed as CEOAugust 08, 2019 07:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time
EXTON, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–iPipeline®, a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry today announced that it will be acquired by Roper Technologies, Inc, a diversified technology company and a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices. The acquisition is expected to close in the third quarter, subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. iPipeline also announced the appointment of Larry Berran as CEO.
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Roper has a successful history of acquiring well-run technology companies in niche markets that have strong, sustainable growth potential. iPipeline’s track record of profitable growth and leading position within its core markets make it an excellent fit for Roper’s long-term strategy.
“Roper’s acquisition of iPipeline is a great opportunity for our customers, employees, and partners,” said Larry Berran CEO of iPipeline. “Roper provides iPipeline with a long-term foundation to further develop the life insurance and financial services industry’s leading platform and execute on our core purpose of helping our customers secure the financial futures of families. Insurance products provide people protection when they need it most, and we are committed to providing leading digital technologies to expand the market. Roper’s commitment to sustained investment in our business model, products, services, and employees means we will continue to deliver these solutions and domain expertise that have driven significant value for our customers for 25 years.”
As part of the transition, Tim Wallace announced his move into a strategic advisor role. “Roper’s acquisition of iPipeline is a great outcome for our organization and the entire iPipeline ecosystem. I look forward to supporting Larry Berran, my business partner for the last 11 years and a driving force at iPipeline for 17 years, as he assumes this important role.”
“We are excited to add another industry-leading, cloud software business to our family,” said Neil Hunn, Roper’s President and CEO. “The iPipeline transaction demonstrates our disciplined capital deployment strategy, which results in the acquisition of high-quality businesses.”
iPipeline will continue to manage the business from its Exton, Pennsylvania headquarters. iPipeline’s name and brands are not expected to change as a result of the transaction.
iPipeline is currently an investment of Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity firm. Credit Suisse served as exclusive financial advisor to iPipeline, and Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Lauletta Birnbaum LLP served as legal advisors to iPipeline and Thoma Bravo.
About Roper Technologies
Roper Technologies is a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices. Roper operates businesses that design and develop software (both license and software-as-a-service) and engineered products and solutions for a variety of niche end markets. Additional information about Roper is available on the Company’s website at www.ropertech.com.
iPipeline is a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry. Through our SSG Digital, end-to-end platform, we accelerate and simplify sales, compliance, operations and support. We provide process automation and seamless integration between every participant in our ecosystem including carriers, agents, general agencies, advisors, broker-dealers, RIAs, banks, securities/mutual fund firms, and their consumers on a global basis. Our innovative solutions include pre-sales support, new business and underwriting, policy administration, point-of-sale execution of applications, post-sale support, data analysis, reporting, user-driven configuration, consumer delivery and self-service, and agency and firm management.
iPipeline’s platform is used by approximately 150 carriers, 1,350 distributors and financial institutions, and their agents and licensed advisors in a cloud-based environment. With headquarters in Exton, Pennsylvania, iPipeline has locations in Bromley (UK), Burlington (Canada), Cheltenham (UK), Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Huntersville, Ontario (CA), Philadelphia, Pleasanton, and Salt Lake City. Visit www.ipipeline.com.