Alantra advises MML on refinancing to support Roboyo’s acquisition of AKOA

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Jun 2021
Debt refinancing

Alantra, the independent global mid-market investment banking firm, has advised MML Capital on the refinancing of Roboyo to support its acquisition of AKOA. The transaction was financed by Investec Bank plc.

Roboyo was founded in Germany in 2016 by former Deloitte and Capgemini consultants. Today, it is regarded by Gartner as the world’s leading intelligent automation firm. Working with many of the Fortune 500 and 19 of the DAX 30 companies, Roboyo enables organisations to harness a full spectrum of accelerated technologies, from robotic process automation to machine learning and artificial intelligence.

The combination with AKOA strengthens Roboyo’s global presence, and the enlarged firm’s clients are now able to benefit from its 230 employees located in 16 cities, across 9 countries and 3 continents. The transaction comes 9 months after Alantra advised MML Capital on its significant investment in Roboyo.

The Alantra team was led by Guy Taylor and James Jewers.

Guy Taylor, Director at Alantra, commented, “Having advised MML Capital on the initial investment in Roboyo, we’re proud to have supported the team again, advising on the debt raise to support Roboyo’s acquisition of AKOA. We look forward to following the firm’s development during this next chapter of growth.”

Luke Jones, Partner at MML Capital, explains, “With this acquisition, Roboyo’s ability to satisfy the growing global demand for intelligent automation is now unmatched. This is an exciting opportunity for us and Roboyo, but above all for clients wanting to elevate performance and efficiency through hyperautomation.”

Roboyo’s European CEO, Nic Hess, states, “As automation adoption accelerates within the enterprise environment, clients want a partner with enterprise scale expertise and a global footprint. We now cement our position as that partner. This is an exciting prospect for everyone at Roboyo because it enables us to help more clients to elevate their employee and customer experience in a way that drives next level performance, productivity and growth.”

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