Audax Private Equity Announces the Acquisition of Kofile

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Audax Private Equity (“Audax”) announced today that it has acquired a controlling interest in Kofile, Inc. (“Kofile” or “the Company”), a market-leading provider of information management and access systems solutions for government agencies nationwide. The Company, founded in 2009 and headquartered in Dallas, TX, provides restoration, preservation, and digitization services for critical government records, as well as cloud-native software solutions for digital records management and citizen engagement.


“In Audax, we believe we have found the perfect investment partner to propel our future growth,” said Michael Crosno, CEO of Kofile. “Their interest in the public sector market, coupled with their experience and customer focus, has us very excited about the opportunities this partnership can bring to Kofile’s customer-centered commitment.”

Young Lee, Managing Director at Audax Group, said, "Kofile's reputation for quality and customer service is a testament to the company's culture. We look forward to helping accelerate the growth of Kofile's brand and product portfolio across a national footprint.”

Tim Mack, Managing Director at Audax Group, added, "We are impressed by the business that Michael and team have built over the years, and are excited to invest behind them for the company’s next stage of growth. We believe Kofile is well positioned to continue expanding its high-quality suite of products and services for the public sector."

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Ropes & Gray LLP served as legal counsel to Audax. Shea & Company, LLC served as financial advisor and Gunderson Dettmer served as legal advisor to Kofile.

ABOUT KOFILE

Kofile is the largest provider of information management and access systems solutions for government agencies in the U.S. The company partners with government agencies nationwide to help them meet their citizens’ needs by modernizing information management and access systems, digitizing and distilling the intelligence of billions of records and documents, providing secure technologies to manage information accessibly, and to deliver these solutions on a fast and scalable basis. Founded in 2009, the company has grown rapidly and serves more than 50 percent of counties with over one million residents, including 75 percent of the country’s fastest-growing counties. For more information, visit Kofile at www.kofile.com or via email at questions@kofile.us.

ABOUT AUDAX PRIVATE EQUITY

Audax Group is a leading alternative investment manager with offices in Boston, New York, and San Francisco. Since its founding in 1999, the firm has raised over $26 billion in capital across its Private Equity and Private Debt businesses. Audax Private Equity has invested over $5 billion in more than 130 platforms and over 825 add-on companies, and is currently investing out of its $3.5 billion, sixth private equity fund. Through its disciplined Buy & Build approach, Audax seeks to help platform companies execute add-on acquisitions that fuel revenue growth, optimize operations, and significantly increase equity value. With more than 250 employees and over 100 investment professionals, the firm is a leading capital partner for North American middle market companies. For more information, visit the Audax Group website www.audaxgroup.com.


Contacts

Young Lee
Audax Group
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