January 23, 2019 – NOTTINGHAM – Peppermint Technology, a leading UK legal cloud software provider, today announced that it has secured over £7 million of strategic investment from Accel-KKR, a leading Silicon Valley technology-focused investment firm and existing investors Scottish Equity Partners (SEP). The funding will support management’s plan to accelerate growth, further develop their Legal SaaS platform and scale resources to solidify the company’s market leading position in the legal IT sector.
Peppermint Technology provides the full suite of legal applications, built on Microsoft Dynamics and delivered as a Software as a Service (SaaS). The software combines the functionality of many disparate systems that legal organisations already use in their practice. The integrated modules ensure that firms run as efficiently as possible, with one source of information.
“This is a very exciting time for Peppermint. The backing of both Accel-KKR and SEP reinforces that our innovative approach to transforming legal services through technology fundamentally sets us apart in the industry.” said Gary Young, CEO of Peppermint Technology. “When I joined the Company in early 2018, I recognised a real opportunity to make a difference in the legal sector. With this investment, we will continue to enhance our product offering and accelerate our go-to-market strategy, whilst focusing on the delivery of a great experience to our customers.”
“Since we first began conversations with Peppermint, we have been impressed with the sophistication and focus of the management team and their mission to leverage technology to make their customers lives easier and more efficient,” said Samantha Shows, Managing Director at Accel-KKR. “We are excited to back this customer-centric business as they continue building their momentum in the market.”
David Sneddon, Partner at SEP said “As the only true full-service cloud based legal software provider in the UK, combined with Microsoft’s recent endorsement, the growth opportunity for Peppermint remains strong. Our further investment, alongside that from Accel-KKR, will enable the company to scale in response to increasing market demand for its award winning, innovative legal software.”
About Peppermint Technology
Peppermint Technology is a leading UK cloud software company offering the legal sector an opportunity to transform how they do business. Peppermint’s platform provides the full suite of legal applications – practice management, case management, document management and CRM – built on Microsoft Dynamics and delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS).
The client-centric software enables high performing legal businesses to drive every process, activity and insight through a single source of information. The software incorporates business intelligence reporting, automated workflows, risk and compliance management tools, together with a suite of collaboration and case management applications that seamlessly integrate with other legal software. Peppermint’s solution harnesses the power of leading-edge, agile technology, supporting customers to drive strategic growth and deliver unrivalled client service.
Accel-KKR is a technology-focused investment firm with over $5 billion in capital commitments. The firm focuses on software and IT-enabled businesses, well-positioned for topline and bottom-line growth. At the core of Accel-KKR’s investment strategy is a commitment to developing strong partnerships with the management teams of its portfolio companies and a focus on building value through significant resources available through the Accel-KKR network. Accel-KKR focuses on middle-market companies and provides a broad range of capital solutions including buyout capital, minority-growth investments, and credit alternatives. Accel-KKR also invests across a wide range of transaction types including private company recapitalizations, divisional carve-outs and going-private transactions. Accel-KKR is headquartered in Menlo Park with additional offices in Atlanta and London.
About Scottish Equity Partners
Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) is a top performing technology-focused venture capital firm with an exceptional track record in backing ambitious companies with high growth potential. SEP provides growth equity to UK and European companies across a range of technology sectors, with particular expertise in SaaS, consumer internet and tech enabled service businesses. Over the last 20 years, SEP has supported more than 160 technology companies, providing investment alongside expertise and access to a global network, enabling them to become international leaders. SEP builds supportive long-term relationships with management teams and has been an active shareholder in some of Europe’s most successful technology companies.