PLEASANTON, CA – November 1, 2021 – ServiceMax, Inc., a leader in asset-centric field service management, today announced the completion of the previously announced transaction to acquire LiquidFrameworks, a leading mobile field operations management solutions company, specializing in the energy industry, from Luminate Capital Partners, a private equity firm investing in growth and enterprise software companies.
“We are excited to officially welcome the LiquidFrameworks team to ServiceMax,” said Neil Barua, CEO, ServiceMax. “Like all asset-centric industries, the oil and gas sector is adopting new digital systems aimed at maintaining assets, improving productivity, and growing revenue. With the acquisition of LiquidFrameworks, ServiceMax is better positioned to meet those needs, while expanding our product portfolio and go-to-market channels.”
LiquidFrameworks’ FieldFX is a cloud-based mobile field operations software suite designed to manage contracts, quotes, equipment, jobs, and field tickets for service companies in the energy industry. ServiceMax will incorporate the FieldFX product suite from LiquidFrameworks into the ServiceMax portfolio alongside its Core and Asset 360 offerings.
“The combination of two companies that have a longstanding history of field service management in the energy sector is exciting. Our customers will greatly benefit from breadth and depth of our product and services offerings,” said Travis Parigi, CEO and Founder of LiquidFrameworks. Parigi will join the ServiceMax leadership team to support the company’s focus on an end market that is positioned for growth and digital transformation.
Transaction Key Facts
- During calendar year 2020, LiquidFrameworks generated revenue of $22 million, of which 91% is recurring SaaS revenue.
- The total purchase price was $148 million, on a cash and debt free basis, subject to working capital adjustments. The acquisition was financed from ServiceMax’s cash on hand and borrowings.
- New borrowings include a $100 million term loan supported by ServiceMax’s SaaS business model.
AGC Partners is acting as financial advisor and Kirkland & Ellis LLP as legal advisor to LiquidFrameworks and Luminate. Centerview Partners is acting as financial advisor and Ropes & Gray LLP is acting as legal advisor to ServiceMax.
ServiceMax’s mission is to help customers keep the world running with asset-centric field service management software. As a recognized leader in this space, ServiceMax’s mobile apps and cloud-based software provide a complete view of assets to field service teams. By optimizing field service operations, customers across all industries can better manage the complexities of service, support faster growth and run more profitable, outcome-centric businesses. For more information, visit www.servicemax.com.
On July 15, 2021, ServiceMax announced plans to merge with Pathfinder Acquisition Corporation, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company co-sponsored by affiliates of HGGC and Industry Ventures (“Pathfinder”) to become a publicly traded company (the “Business Combination”). Consummation of the Business Combination is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by Pathfinder’s shareholders.
LiquidFrameworks is a leading provider of cloud-based, mobile field operations management solutions serving the energy, industrial and environmental services industries. LiquidFrameworks’ FieldFX® solution provides companies with numerous benefits, including increased and accelerated revenue capture, increased cash flow, improved contract compliance, increased invoice accuracy and improved customer responsiveness. LiquidFrameworks is based in Houston, Texas. To join the conversation, follow @LquidFrameworks on Twitter.
About Luminate Capital
Luminate Capital Partners is a private equity firm investing in growth and enterprise software companies. Luminate partners with management teams to provide capital to drive strategy, growth, and operational improvements. Luminate’s portfolio of market leaders has also included AMTdirect, AutoQuotes, Axonify, Compliance & Risks, Comply365, Conexiom, Fintech, LiquidFrameworks, MSI, Oversight Systems, PDI, Quantivate, StarCompliance, and Thought Industries. For more information, visit www.luminatecapital.com.
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Important Additional Information Regarding the Transaction Will Be Filed with the SEC
In connection with the Business Combination, Pathfinder has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the SEC that includes a prospectus with respect to Pathfinder’s securities to be issued in connection with the Business Combination and a proxy statement with respect to the shareholder meeting of Pathfinder to vote on the Business Combination. Shareholders of Pathfinder and other interested persons are encouraged to read the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus as well as other documents to be filed with the SEC because these documents will contain important information about Pathfinder, ServiceMax and the Business Combination. After the registration statement is declared effective, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus to be included in the registration statement will be mailed to shareholders of Pathfinder as of a record date to be established for voting on the Business Combination. Shareholders of Pathfinder will also be able to obtain a copy of the S-4, including the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus, and, once available, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus, and other documents filed with the SEC without charge, by directing a request to: Pathfinder Acquisition Corporation, 1950 University Avenue, Suite 350, Palo Alto, California 94303. The preliminary proxy statement/prospectus to be included in the registration statement, and once available, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus, can also be obtained, without charge, at the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov).
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