RPX is a primary provider of patent risk management solutions that serves over 300 customers in media, automotive, technology, and financial sectors. Established in 2008, the company offers services in the innovative subscription that lowers the total cost of IP related litigation for clients. This includes some of the most important companies in the sector of technology. Moreover, the organization provides high-quality solutions to commercial legal departments, government agencies, and law firms, through Inventus, its affiliate.
HGGC, a leading private equity company dealing in middle markets announced that it had finalized its acquisition of RPX, the patent risk as well as discovery management solutions provider. Marty Roberts, the CEO of RPX said that it’s an excellent opportunity for the company to leverage its core strengths to drive value in the long run. He added that partnering with HGGC will open doors to access beyond the capital. Their operational expertise will assist the company to better their customer service. RPX marks the private equity firm’s second take-private deal that follows the acquisition of Nutraceutical International Corporation, the leading manufacturer of natural vitamins, personal care products, supplements, and minerals. These private transactions reflect a new sourcing pool for the private-equity company’s partnership investment strategy. By acquiring problem patents, RPX assists companies to mitigate the risks of patent assertions for the growing network of clients.
Concerning this acquisition, HGGC’s CEO Richard Lawson said that the management continues to execute as well as amplify their advantaged investing approach that entails the raising and investing of funds. It has also acquired great talent and improved its capabilities so that the company can look at a more significant opportunity set. HGGC has proven its ability to access public markets and investment opportunities. Every corporation that makes or sells technology-based products faces the risk of being sued by another company, for patent infringement. Over 10,000 companies have been sued since 2010. The number of companies at risk is still rising. RPX serves such firms by providing risk management solutions.
Since its founding, HGGC has finalized more than 80 platform investments, recapitalizations, and add-on acquisitions. The company’s investment approach enables it to scalable source businesses at affordable multiples via partnerships with founders who reinvest alongside the private equity firm. HGGC creates a strong need for interests.
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