Creador Invests $18Mn in iValue InfoSolutions Private Limited

May 21, 2019

BENGALURU / NEW DELHI, India – May 21, 2019 – Sundara (Mauritius) Limited, an affiliate of Creador has invested Rs 1.25 billion (approximately USD 18 million) for a minority stake in iValue InfoSolutions Private Limited (iValue). iValue is Creador’s 31st investment since inception in 2011 and its 11th investment in India.

iValue is a Premium Valued Added Distributor (VAD), providing Solutions and associated services around Data, Network and Application (DNA of every business) area for Indian Enterprises. DNA protection and management are the two fastest growing segments of India’s enterprise IT market.

iValue has a direct partnership with over 35 global OEMs comprising of more than 100+ niche solutions with over 700 system integrators/partners to provide solutions for its over 6,000 enterprise and corporate customers. It has a direct sales presence across 13+ locations across India and select cities abroad with customer and channel focused teams addressing pre-sales, sales & post sales requirements across multiple industry verticals.

The company was founded in 2008 by enthusiastic team of industry veterans spearheaded by S. Sriram. They are alumni of Wipro Group.

Excited about the investment, S Sriram, Chief Strategic Officer at iValue said – “We are excited to partner with Creador, to fuel iValue’s ambitious growth plans over next 5 years. It is overwhelming to see the confidence shown by a seasoned investor like Creador in our business model. This investment provides us a significant opportunity to partner with large, fast growing technology vendors and help accelerate along with enhanced strategic and competitive advantage“.

Sriram further added “We also look to benefit from Creador’s experience and grow inorganically through acquisitions of segments that will complement our expertise and offerings.”

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The company has shown strong historical financial performance, delivering a revenue growth of over 30%, and net profit growth of over 45% during the last 5 years with average RoEs of over 35% during this period. This growth has been built on the back of a strong relationship with its OEMs, partners/system integrators and end customers.

Speaking of the investment, Anand Narayan, Managing PartnerCreador Advisors India LLP said “India is one of the fastest growing cyber security markets in the world, given its size and growth rate, Creador’s investment is an opportunity to partner with iValue, a company that is leading digital transformation for its customers. Our investment will benefit iValue in providing a compelling and complimenting portfolio of offerings and collaborate with larger technology and channel partners. We look forward to working together in years ahead and leverage combined strengths of both companies“.

He continued saying “iValue has established itself as a dominant player with a strong, entrepreneurial leadership team that is a great fit for Creador.”

As a part of this investment, Creador’s team will work closely with the company and Board on strategic matters to value add and accelerate its growth.

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Click here to download iValue – Creador Conference Press Kit

About Creador

Creador is a private equity firm specializing in growth capital investments. It typically invests in the field of financial services, business services, consumer durables, retail, FMCG, building materials, pharma, healthcare, technology, and media. The firm primarily invests in South and South-East Asia including India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines and Sri Lanka.

Creador was founded in September 2011 and manages around $1.5bn of assets.

About iValue InfoSolutions

A premium technology enabler, iValue InfoSolutions drives “Go to Market” for Niche, Compelling and Complimentary offerings of technology OEMs in Digital Asset Protection, Optimization & Transformation area, leveraging Customer Life Cycle and Product Life Cycle Adoption frameworks. iValue’s mission is to optimize, protect & transform “Digital Assets” of Organizations, with leading edge & proven offerings, in collaboration with trusted partners. iValue offerings are aligned, customized & optimized for organizations, across vertical & size, through its OEM, consultant & global, national, regional and local system integrators partnership.

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iValue Partners with Creador to Boost Growth Plans with $18Mn Investment

May 21, 2019

With this strategic partnership, Creador will support iValue’s continued expansion, both organically and through add-on acquisitions

BENGALURU / NEW DELHI, India – May 21, 2019 – Sundara (Mauritius) Limited, an affiliate of Creador has invested $18Mn for a significant minority stake in iValue InfoSolutions Private Limited (iValue). Creador is excited to partner with iValue and support its ambitious growth plans.

The investment will accelerate iValue’s efforts in gaining superior market share in the fast-growing cyber-security market, by expanding to newer geographies, adding newer technology OEM’s to their portfolio, executing larger projects for the current OEMs and growing inorganically through acquisitions that will complement their expertise and offerings.

Excited about the investment, Anand Narayan, Managing Partner at Creador Advisors India LLP said “We are happy to partner with iValue, in one of the fastest growing cyber security markets in the world. Given iValue’s strong market position, Creador’s investment is an opportunity to unlock the transformative potential for iValue’s customers. The investment will enable iValue to enhance its portfolio of offerings and collaborate with larger technology and channel partners. We look forward to working together in years ahead and leverage our combined strengths“.

He further added saying “iValue has established itself as a dominant player with a strong, entrepreneurial leadership team that is a great fit for Creador. We realize the uniqueness iValue brings with their incisive market knowledge and inimitable business framework which helps technology OEM’s to ramp-up their business swiftly. I’m happy that the investment aligns with Creador’s strategy to contribute to India’s success story“.

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Digital technologies are transforming the business world. Cyber security attacks are increasing in sophistication through becoming asymmetric and less predictable. iValue helps customers lead this transformation by offering an array of relevant solutions by aligning with the right OEM and System Integrator. This investment will further aid iValue in bringing many popular market leading technologies to their customers.

Speaking of the investment, Sunil Pillai, Managing Director at iValueWe are excited to partner with Creador, they will fuel iValue’s ambitious growth plans aimed in the next 5 years. This investment provides us a significant opportunity to partner with large, fast growing technology vendors and help accelerate iValue’s mission to empower customers in their digital transformation journey. It underscores our long-term commitment to growing expertise in “Digital Asset” protection and Data, Network and Application Management. We are confident that this investment will provide iValue with enhanced strategic and competitive advantage“.

He further added “We also look to benefit from Creador’s experience and grow inorganically through acquisitions of segments that will complement our expertise and offerings. iValue also carries an advantage to exploit Creador’s domain expertise & network amongst their portfolio companies, specially the financial institutions, that will help us gain competitive superiority in terms of structuring projects and deals across OEMs and Partners. We also look forward to creating more jobs in the approaching years“.

Ascendia Strategic Advisory Services was the investment banker for iValue for this transaction.

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Click here to download iValue – Creador Conference Press Kit

About Creador

Creador is a private equity firm specializing in growth capital investments. It typically invests in the field of financial services, business services, consumer durables, retail, FMCG, building materials, pharma, healthcare, technology, and media. The firm primarily invests in South and South-East Asia including India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines and Sri Lanka.

Creador was founded in September 2011 and manages around $1.5bn of assets.

About iValue InfoSolutions

A premium technology enabler, iValue InfoSolutions drives “Go to Market” for Niche, Compelling and Complimentary offerings of technology OEMs in Digital Asset Protection, Optimization & Transformation area, leveraging Customer Life Cycle and Product Life Cycle Adoption frameworks. iValue’s mission is to optimize, protect & transform “Digital Assets” of Organizations, with leading edge & proven offerings, in collaboration with trusted partners. iValue offerings are aligned, customized & optimized for organizations, across vertical & size, through its OEM, consultant & global, national, regional and local system integrators partnership.


iValue Triumphs Again, Wins the Emerging Distributor Award from AlgoSec In Consecutive Years!

May 9, 2019

BENGALURU, India – May 9, 2019 – Strengthening their commitment to be the most valued technology enablement partner, iValue InfoSolutions, has received the ‘2018 Emerging Distributor Award‘ from AlgoSec. This is the 2nd consecutive year that iValue is honored with this award. This is a testament to their consistency in delivering valuable services across the APAC region for AlgoSec. The award was presented at the AlgoSummit event, which was held in Bangkok, Thailand.

iValue has continued to stay ahead of the curve with its distinctive go-to-market for focused practices that comprise BFSI, Government, Enterprise and Channels. There is also an experienced team engaging the Consultants, Big 4, as well as the Regional Consultants primarily on the GOI and Banking projects apart from the Large Enterprise opportunities. Empowered by Analytics for Business Development, iValue has been delivering 4+ times market growth for its OEMs consistently over the last 10 years. AlgoSec’s best-in-class solutions for Network Security provide a single-pane of glass view and control of the security estate for Multi-brand Firewalls / Networking Devices – adding is tremendous value for iValue’s 3000+ strong Enterprise Customer base.

AlgoSec continues to join hands with us in empowering our customers in their digital journey, this recognition is a testament of how we have collaboratively addressed the APAC region” said Krishna Raj Sharma, Director and CEO, iValue InfoSolutions. “The Industry’s precise solutions delivered by AlgoSec augurs perfectly with our Enterprise customer base and with our mission of endlessly providing leading-edge offerings.”

iValue has been instrumental in driving the success of our offerings. This award does not only recognize the business performance of the team, but also the increasing reach of iValue across the APAC region” said Apoorv Singh, DirectorIndia, SAARC & ME, AlgoSec. “Their proactive support and technology expertise have helped our partners achieve continued success. We commend iValue on their incredible accomplishment and congratulate them for being recognized as the ‘Emerging Distributor of the Year’ twice in a row.”

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About iValue InfoSolutions

A premium technology enabler, iValue InfoSolutions drives “Go to Market” for Niche, Compelling and Complimentary offerings, Digital Asset Protection, Optimization & Transformation area, leveraging Customer Life Cycle and Product Life Cycle Adoption frameworks.

iValue mission is to optimize, protect & transform “Digital Assets” of Organizations, with leading edge & proven offerings, in collaboration with trusted partners. iValue offerings are aligned, customized & optimized for organizations, across vertical & size, through its OEM, consultant & global, national, regional and local system integrators partnership.

iValue has direct partnership with 35+ “Best of Breed” OEM’s with 6000+ Customers through 700+ partners. iValue has a direct presence across 13+ locations in multiple continents, with channel, solution, vertical & horizontal focused teams, addressing pre-sales, sales & post sales needs of Customer, Consultants & Partner, for Private, Public and Hybrid cloud needs. Apart from India, iValue overseas presence include Nairobi, Kenya office for Africa foray.

The team at iValue leverage Analytics for its structured and targeted business development at Customers along with AI driven CRM solution for ensuring profitable growth for its partners and OEM.

iValue has been growing consistently at 4+ times market growth rates, at 50%+ CAGR for the last 10+ years.

For more information, visit iValue and Twitter and follow us on LinkedIn.

About AlgoSec

The leading provider of business-driven network security management solutions, AlgoSec helps the world’s largest organizations align security with their mission-critical business processes. With AlgoSec, users can discover, map and migrate business application connectivity, proactively analyze risk from the business perspective, tie cyber-attacks to business processes and intelligently automate network security changes with zero touch – across their cloud, SDN and on-premise networks. Over 1,800 enterprises, including 20 of the Fortune 50, have utilized AlgoSec’s solutions to make their organizations more agile, more secure and more compliant – all the time. Since 2005, AlgoSec has shown its commitment to customer satisfaction with the industry’s only money-back guarantee.

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

For more information, visit AlgoSec, and follow on LinkedIn and Twitter


iValue Concludes the 3 City Partner Summit in Collaboration with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise; Unveils Latest Cutting-Edge Offerings to PAN India Partners

May 7, 2019

BENGALURU, India – May 7, 2019 – Strengthening their commitment to empowering channel partners with leading-edge offerings, iValue InfoSolutions, in partnership with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE), leaders in on-premise and cloud-hosted networking and communications solutions for small, medium and large enterprises recently concluded 3 City Business Partner Summit roadshow for iValue’s PAN India channel fraternity.

Continuing their 100 years of tradition of bringing in pioneer solutions, ALE introduced its latest state-of-the-art solutions around Network, Wireless Routing and Voice offerings to the Partner community. The three-city event majorly focused on products and solutions around emerging trends in IoT, Mobility and Connectivity.

ALE also introduced Rainbow, an ambitious Cloud-Based, Enterprise-Grade, Unified Communication as a Service (UCaaS) and Communication Platform as a Service (CPaaS) that connects people and systems. The participants of the events were enlightened on how Rainbow works effectively as a hybrid cloud solution for business collaboration and communications while addressing the specific needs of End Customers. The speakers also explained Rainbow addresses the needs of the small businesses that require cost-effective mobility, to the large multinational looking for a single, standard Unified Communications solution across their complex IT, that covers a scattered geography and can be integrated into their business applications.

Speaking on the event, Prasath L Rao, Country DirectorSouth Asia, AlcatelLucent Enterprise, said,”It is exciting to witness iValue’s Channel community come out in big numbers and resonate with our offerings, this is a testament to iValue’s core strength which is their large eco-system. We look forward to empowering these Partners technically and in-turn helping their customers achieve speed and agility which is one of our core values.”

Krishna Raj Sharma, Director & CEO, iValue InfoSolutions, said, “Firstly, it is an honour and privilege to be associated with a company which relishes 100 years of excellence. ALE reinforces that with their cutting-edge offerings around Network backed by Rugged switches, Communication, IoT and Cloud. The grand reception for iValue 3-city business partner summit reinforced to our partner community about ALE’s Channel focus and our Partners have expressed tremendous confidence in taking these solutions to End Customers. We look forward to great opportunities with ALE.”

The partners participated in the event were unfolded on the advantages of extensive portfolio, comprehensive and market leading technology, flexible contracts and ease-of-doing business and simple price structuring of ALE.

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About iValue InfoSolutions

A premium technology enabler, iValue InfoSolutions drives “Go to Market” for Niche, Compelling and Complimentary offerings, Digital Asset Protection, Optimization & Transformation area, leveraging Customer Life Cycle and Product Life Cycle Adoption frameworks.

iValue mission is to optimize, protect & transform “Digital Assets” of Organizations, with leading edge & proven offerings, in collaboration with trusted partners. iValue offerings are aligned, customized & optimized for organizations, across vertical & size, through its OEM, consultant & global, national, regional and local system integrators partnership.

iValue has direct partnership with 35+ “Best of Breed” OEM’s with 6000+ Customers through 700+ partners. iValue has a direct presence across 13+ locations in multiple continents, with channel, solution, vertical & horizontal focused teams, addressing pre-sales, sales & post sales needs of Customer, Consultants & Partner, for Private, Public and Hybrid cloud needs. Apart from India, iValue overseas presence include Nairobi, Kenya office for Africa foray.

The team at iValue leverage Analytics for its structured and targeted business development at Customers along with AI driven CRM solution for ensuring profitable growth for its partners and OEM.

iValue has been growing consistently at 4+ times market growth rates, at 50%+ CAGR for the last 10+ years.

For more information, visit iValue and Twitter and follow us on LinkedIn.

About Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Our mission is to make everything connect to create the customized technology experience customers need. We deliver networking and communications that work for your people, processes and customers from your office, the cloud or in combination.

A heritage of innovation and dedication to customer success has made ALE, marketed under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand, an essential provider of enterprise networking, communications and services to over 830,000 customers worldwide. ALE has a global reach and local focus with more than 2200 employees and 2900+ partners who serve over 50 countries.

For more information visit Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, and follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.


iValue InfoSolutions achieves 77% growth in Fy18, Gets recognition as the ‘VAD of the Year 2018’ from Hitachi Vantara for the 5th Time!

May 2, 2019

BENGALURU, India – May 2, 2019 – Reinforcing their commitment to be the most valued technology enablement partner, iValue InfoSolutions, has received the ‘2018 VAD of the Year Award‘ by Hitachi Vantara. The award was presented at the 2019 Hitachi CIO & Partner Summit event which was held in Colombo, Srilanka. This is the 5th time iValue has received this recognition from Hitachi Vantara which is a testimony to their pursuit of continuous evolvement in its Go to Market initiatives across Customer, Vertical, Horizontal and Partner fronts, driven by Analytics and AI based CRM.

iValue has continued to stay ahead of the curve with its distinctive go-to-market for focused practices that comprise BFSI, Government, Enterprise and Channels. There is also an experienced team engaging the Consultants, Big 4 and as well as the Regional Consultants, apart from direct market development at large Enterprises.

Empowered by Analytics for Business Development, iValue has been delivering 4+ times market growth for its OEMs consistently over the last 10 years.  Hitachi Vantara, with its best in class offerings in IoT, Analytics and Data Center Management, is of high relevance for iValue’s 3000+ strong Enterprise Customer base in their Digital Transformation journey.

Hitachi continues to join hands with us in empowering our enterprise customers in their digital journey, this recognition is a testament of our collaboration with HV team and focused Partners across geographysaid Krishna Raj Sharma, Director and CEO, iValue InfoSolutions. The Industry precise solutions delivered by Hitachi augurs perfectly with our Enterprise customer base and with our mission of endlessly providing leading-edge offerings.

 

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About iValue InfoSolutions

A premium technology enabler, iValue InfoSolutions drives “Go to Market” for Niche, Compelling and Complimentary offerings, Digital Assets” Protection, Optimization & Transformation area, leveraging Customer Life Cycle and Product Life Cycle Adoption frameworks.

iValue mission is to optimize, protect & transform “Digital Assets” of Organizations, with leading edge & proven offerings, in collaboration with trusted partners. iValue offerings are aligned, customized & optimized for organizations, across vertical & size, through its OEM, consultant & global, national, regional and local system integrators partnership.

iValue has direct partnership with 35+ “Best of Breed” OEM’s with 6000+ Customers through 700+ partners. iValue has a direct presence across 13+ locations in multiple continents, with channel, solution, vertical & horizontal focused teams, addressing pre-sales, sales & post sales needs of Customer, Consultants & Partner, for Private, Public and Hybrid cloud needs. Apart from India, iValue overseas presence include Nairobi, Kenya office for Africa foray.

The team at iValue leverage Analytics for its structured and targeted business development at Customers along with AI driven CRM solution for ensuring profitable growth for its partners and OEM.

iValue has been growing consistently at 4+ times market growth rates, at 50%+ CAGR for the last 10+ years.

For more information, visit iValue and Twitter and follow us on LinkedIn.

About Hiachi Vantara

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., helps data-driven leaders find and use the value in their data to innovate intelligently and reach outcomes that matter for business and society. We combine technology, intellectual property and industry knowledge to deliver data-managing solutions that help enterprises improve their customers’ experiences, develop new revenue streams, and lower the costs of business. Only Hitachi Vantara elevates your innovation advantage by combining deep information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and domain expertise. We work with organizations everywhere to drive data to meaningful outcomes. Visit us at www.HitachiVantara.com.

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

For more information, visit Hitachi Vantara and Twitter and follow us on LinkedIn.


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