Beqom secures USD300m strategic investment from Sumeru. The advisors

beqom, a company sponsored inter alia by Goldman Sachs and Eurazeo, receives a USD300 million investment by Sumeru Equity Partners and co-investors. Majority of the investment will fuel additional growth in product innovation to better support Compensation and HCM leaders worldwide.

beqom specialises in cloud-based compensation management software; its platform is used to streamline compensation management processes for Global 5000 customers and manages over USD300 billion in compensation.

The advisors

Lenz & Staehelin advised beqom and its shareholders in this transaction. The team was led by partner Andreas Rötheli (corporate and m&a, pictured) and consisted of partner Floran Ponce (tax), partner Sevan Antreasyan (IP), associates Lara Alec, Ralph Kaufmann (both corporate and m&a), Patricia Pinto, Sophie Moine (both employment), Didier Nsanzineza (tax) and junior associates Noé Luisoni, Alix Lauener (both corporate and m&a) and Anne-Laure Laplace (IP).

id est avocats advised the management team of beqom in this transaction.

Bär & Karrer acted as legal counsel to Sumeru Equity Partners in this transaction. The team included Ralph Malacrida, Faton Aliu and Janine Wüst (all m&a), Micha Schilling (financing), Susanne Schreiber, Martin Leu and Kerim Tbaishat (all tax), Laura Widmer (employment), Tobias Rebmann (IP) as well as Thomas Stoltz and Mario Bünter (both notarial services). 

Suzan Abdien Hago Taha