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.”
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 Partner – Creador 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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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.