08. April 2024

Funds advised by EMH Partners make significant minority investment in Stonebranch

  • Stonebranch is a leading provider of service orchestration and automation solutions.
  • EMH Partners will support Stonebranch in its next phase of growth to become the leading IT Automation provider globally alongside the existing shareholder Elvaston.
  • Stonebranch is well-positioned in the highly attractive global Workload Automation market with double-digit annual growth rates.

Munich | Berlin | Alpharetta (GA, USA) – April 8th, 2024. Funds advised by EMH Partners, a leading growth investment firm that partners with technology businesses and entrepreneurs, have acquired a significant minority stake in Stonebranch, a leading provider of service orchestration and automation solutions. The investment will be used to support organic growth, platform enhancements, and geographic expansion.

The company with headquarters in Alpharetta (GA, USA) and Frankfurt (Germany) assists enterprise customers in transitioning their IT environments from basic IT task automation into sophisticated, real-time business service automation. The Stonebranch Universal Automation Center (UAC) empowers enterprises to centrally automate and orchestrate workloads across on-premises, cloud, and hybrid IT environments. IT operations, developers, data teams, and cloud operations groups leverage UAC to collaborate and innovate within a single future-proof platform.

Founded in 1999, Stonebranch serves a loyal global customer base of 350 blue-chip enterprise clients, including many of the world’s largest financial, healthcare, and technology institutions.

Gartner has recognized the company several times in their Market Guide for Service Orchestration and Automation Platform since its inaugural publication in 2020. In addition to other market guides and recognitions, Stonebranch was recently recognized as a representative vendor in the 2024 Gartner Market Guide for Global Infrastructure Automation and Orchestration Tools.

“We are thrilled to have the experience and backing of EMH,” states Giuseppe Damiani, CEO at Stonebranch. “EMH Partners and Stonebranch share a customer-centric approach and the vision to constantly challenge the status quo. This investment accelerates industry-defining innovation that our customers and partner ecosystems require to modernize their IT automation and orchestration programs,” he concludes.

“EMH is delighted to back Stonebranch and its established track record as the go-to-option for enterprises focused on modernizing their IT automation program,” adds Jens Zuber, Partner at EMH Partners. “Together we will continue to change, for the better, the way enterprises orchestrate their ever-changing hybrid IT environments,” he concludes.

Elvaston will maintain its position as the majority shareholder. The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. The transaction is expected to close subject to customary regulatory approvals.


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