Francisco Partners Acquires Kewill

Technology-focused private equity firm Francisco Partners has acquired Kewill, a Guildford, United Kingdom-based global trade and logistics software provider, for an undisclosed sum.

Kewill intends to use the proceeds from the investment to expand its offering.

Founded in 1972 and led by Paul Nichols, CEO, the company provides a suite of software solutions that simplify the management of complex global supply chains for enterprises and logistics service providers. It delivers B2B e-commerce and e-fulfillment solutions, multi-carrier shipping management systems, and ERP applications.
Kewill has a client list of 7,000 customers around the world, including some multinational companies such as Bayer, Black & Decker, Damco, DHL, Hitachi, Ingersoll Rand, Mothercare, UPS and TNT.
It has offices in eight countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States of America, the Netherlands, Germany, Singapore and the People’s Republic of China.



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