Infor receives $2B investment from Koch Industries | Automation.com

Infor receives $2B investment from Koch Industries

Infor receives $2B investment from Koch Industries

November 17, 2016 – Infor, a provider of business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, announced it has reached a definitive agreement in which Koch Equity Development LLC (“KED”) has agreed to make an investment of more than $2 billion in the company.  The investment will provide Infor access to additional growth capital to accelerate innovation and expand distribution.

Koch Industries is an American multinational corporation that employs 100,000 people globally and is estimated by Forbes to be the second largest privately-held company in the United States with annual revenue of approximately $100 billion. The investment by KED significantly strengthens Infor’s capital base and provides an entrée into a large ecosystem of businesses contemplating digital transformation.

Infor now counts more than 66 million users of its cloud applications. The company’s double digit revenue growth in its most recent quarter was fueled by a 130% annual increase in SaaS revenue; more than half of Infor’s software revenues are now derived from cloud applications.

Infor’s cloud strategy uses Amazon Web Services, enabling the company to invest in deep industry functionality with capital that would otherwise be needed to maintain its own data center infrastructure. Infor’s set of applications running on a hyper-scale cloud with data science and design provide a foundation for modernizing companies in healthcare, fashion, retail, distribution, public sector, and discrete and process manufacturing.

Infor invested approximately $2 billion in product design and development over the last five years and delivered more than 400 new products, 1,700 integrations, and 16,000 industry features in its CloudSuite product line. Infor now has 15,000 employees and operates in more than 170 countries.
 

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