December 2019: Accelya, a leading global provider of technology platforms, software and services to the air travel and transport industry is acquired by Vista Equity Partners from Warburg Pincus.
Accelya offers a modular suite of technology solutions for air travel and transport. It has been delivering business-critical ﬁnancial, commercial, cargo and analytics solutions for more than 40 years. With over 200 airline customers, and operations spread across 14 countries, Accelya employs over 2,500 professionals worldwide.
Vista Equity Partners is a leading investment firm with more than $52 billion in capital commitments, focused on enterprise software, data and technology-enabled businesses. Vista’s acquisition of Accelya is the first made by the firm’s permanent capital investment fund Vista Equity Partners Perennial, which is focused on growing industry-leading vertical software companies through long-term investments in product expansion and feature enhancement.
SOCIOS acted as exclusive financial adviser to the management team of Accelya, a role it already held in Warburg Pincus’ acquisition of Accelya in 2017. SOCIOS FINANCIEROS advised on all aspects of the design and negotiation of management’s reinvestment in the company and of the management’s incentive plan.