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Sun Capital Partners Affiliate Acquires Exadel, a Founder-Owned Software Development Leader Focused on Digital Transformation

  • First Tech Investment Since Formalizing Focus on the Technology Vertical
  • Firm Applying Founder-Owned Business Experience and Buy-and-Build Expertise to Help Accelerate Growth

Sun Capital is a leading private investment firm focused on defensible businesses in growing markets with tangible performance improvement opportunities, today announced that its affiliate has completed the acquisition of Exadel, Inc. (“Exadel” or “the Company”), a founder-owned, global provider of digital software engineering solutions and services. Terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Exadel builds critical enterprise-wide platforms with a focus on accelerating digital transformation for blue chip customers around the world. With more than 20 locations and delivery centers across the U.S. and Europe, Exadel uses agile practices to solve complex engineering problems for clients such as Deloitte, Google, HP, McKesson and Mercer.

“Sun Capital has invested in technology and technology-enabled services businesses over our history, and we are very excited that Exadel is our first tech platform investment since we formalized our focus on the technology vertical and formed a dedicated team,” said Marc Leder, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Sun Capital. “We look forward to leveraging our experience in building founder-owned businesses to accelerate Exadel’s growth.”

“It was critical for us to work with a firm that has deep expertise in supporting and growing founder-owned businesses through both strategic acquisitions and operational improvements, and Sun Capital emerged as the clear choice,” said Fima Katz, Founder, President and CEO of Exadel. “With the resources and operational experience Sun Capital brings to Exadel, we are well-positioned to continue to advance our capabilities and expand to serve a growing global market.”

Exadel is well-positioned to seize the significant opportunities created by an outsourced software development market that is accelerating at 18-20 percent annually as companies seek better engineering talent to deliver more cost effective, higher quality solutions.

“Sun Capital is excited to work with Fima and the talented team at Exadel to support their continued growth and provide capital for the Company to acquire other businesses and additional talent to serve clients in this fragmented space,” added Elizabeth de Saint-Aignan, Managing Director, who leads the technology vertical at Sun Capital. “In addition, we will look to drive growth by applying the Sun Transformation System to enhance operations and bring Exadel’s solutions to the increasing number of companies pursuing digital transformation.”

About Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
Sun Capital Partners, Inc. is a global private equity firm focused on partnering with outstanding management teams to accelerate value creation. Since 1995, Sun Capital has invested in more than 420 companies worldwide with revenues in excess of $50 billion across a broad range of industries and transaction structures. The Firm has built a reputation as a trusted partner, recognized for its operational experience. Sun Capital focuses on defensible businesses in growing markets with tangible performance improvement opportunities in the Business Services, Consumer, Healthcare, Industrial, and Technology sectors. The Firm has offices in Boca Raton, Los Angeles and New York, and an affiliate with offices in London. For more information, please visit

About Exadel
Exadel is a leading digital platform engineering services provider. Through technical software development, Exadel helps Fortune 500 clients accelerate their digital transformations by providing innovative solutions, services, and engineering expertise. Exadel enables clients to engage competitively with their customers by delivering products and platforms at optimal efficiency. With 20+ locations and delivery centers across the US and Europe, Exadel solves the most complex engineering problems using recognized Agile practices, offering a high-quality and skilled mix of multi-shore resources with deep knowledge of advanced technologies.

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