SHIP Global IP announces Nazca Capital as a new shareholder, promoting its technological development and international growth. Nazca is associating with the CEO, Juan Julián León, and the Corporate General Manager, Fernando Ruiz de Assín, who will spearhead the growth plan and continue the international expansion of both companies.
September 27, 2021 – SHIP Global IP has announced that the private equity firm Nazca Capital has acquired a majority stake in the multinational industrial and intellectual property management technology company, as well as in SeproTec, a leading patent translation services company. The terms of the deal, which was concluded on September 14, 2021, have not been made public.
The equity firm Nazca capital has acquired a majority stake in the companies SHIP Global IP and SeproTec. Alongside Nazca, Juan Julián León (CEO and founder) and Fernando Ruiz de Assín (Corporate General Manager) have also reinvested in both companies and will continue leading their development.
Both SHIP Global IP and SeproTec have experienced high growth, doubling their joint turnover over the last 3 years, with an estimated 2021 EBITDA of 7 million euros. This growth is based on the scalability of the business.
The management boards of both companies have drawn up an ambitious growth plan that includes the possibility of acquisitions to accelerate the growth and technological development of them both in the highly active markets in which they do business. Juan Julián León and Fernando Ruiz de Assín have chosen Nazca as the best partner to support the long-term implementation of this plan. The firm will contribute its experience in developing international growth projects in tech-based service companies.
For his part, Juan Julián León, Chief Executive Officer and shareholder in SeproTec and SHIP Global IP, stated that “Nazca’s investment in SHIP Global IP and SeproTec is a major milestone in the history of both companies. Having Nazca as the majority shareholder is a great opportunity to lead the technological change and growth that is happening in the industrial and intellectual property and patent translation markets.
“The intellectual property market enjoys continuous growth, whether in patents, trademarks, or designs. Globalization is leading to automation, and the IP world is no exception. Technology, artificial intelligence (AI), and new tools are being leveraged alongside the human factor, and at SHIP Global IP we are innovating to offer our clients a 360 solution for any needs that may arise in an industrial and intellectual property portfolio, all from a sole provider and a single, cutting-edge technological platform,” León said.
Carlos Pérez de Jáuregui, NAZCA partner, remarked “Our investment in SeproTec and SHIP Global IP is a great opportunity to participate in the technological transformation and growth happening in the industrial property and translation services sector. We are very enthused and feel certain that, with the support of a great team led by Juan Julián and the company already positioned in high-added-value niches, the project will be a success.
AZ Capital, PwC, Roland Berger, and DLA Piper have provided consulting services to Nazca in this deal, while KPMG and Garrigues provided consulting to SeproTec and SHIP Global IP.
About SHIP Global IP:
SHIP Global IP is an Intellectual Property portfolio management company with the goal of bridging the gap between Inside Counsel and the services they procure. Utilizing a comprehensive network of qualified Foreign Firms, in conjunction with SHIP’s in-house licensed IP paralegals, we help companies centralize and consolidate their activity and budgets in relation to patent and trademark life cycles, through a proprietary cloud-based tool specifically designed for IP processes.
SeproTec Multilingual Solutions is a Multilingual Service Provider ranked among the Top 30 Language Service Companies in the world. With more than 30 years of experience in providing high-quality, cost-effective solutions in translation and interpretation, SeproTec distinguishes itself by utilizing the most advanced technology and translation management technology, specifically designed to maximize customer satisfaction. SeproTec is proud to have achieved certifications for international Corporate Social Responsibility, Quality Control, and Environmental Management (UNE-EN ISO 17100, ISO 13485, ISO 9001, and ISO 14001). SeproTec has more than 385 employees and 11,500 freelancers collaborators within Dedicated Account Teams that provide 24/7 coverage for our clients’ multilingual needs wherever in the world they may be.
Nazca is a private capital management firm specialized in the Spanish middle market. Nazca leads its market segment both in transaction volume and in return on investments. Since 2001 Nazca has totally invested Funds I, II and III, valued at 100 million, 150 million, and 230 million euros respectively, having concluded 80 transactions: 36 direct investments in companies, 22 additional acquisitions of companies from their subsidiaries, and 22 disinvestments.
Currently, it is simultaneously managing the Nazca IV Fund, worth 300 million euros, and the Nazca V Fund, worth 150 million euros, to invest in small businesses. Both funds are backed by domestic and international institutional investors. Nazca has a portfolio including 14 Spanish companies: FoodBox (Catering), Distribuciones Juan Luna (Food), Phibo (Dental Implants and Prosthetics), Herbex (Fresh Aromatic Herbs), Terratest (Special Foundations and Tunnels), Diater (Biopharmaceuticals), One Shot Hotels (Hotels), Cinelux (Audiovisual Equipment Rental), IDP (BIM-based Engineering Services), Filmin (VOD Platform), Eurocebollas (Food), Laboratorios Almond (Vegan and Ecological Food), Zunibal (Fishing Technology) and Nutris (Nutraceutical Ingredients and Gummy Vitamins).