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Shea & Company Advises Sumeru Equity Partners on its $300M Strategic Investment in beqom


  • beqom provides cloud-based compensation software that unifies all compensation and rewards on a single platform, from salaries and bonuses to executive and sales incentives
  • beqom enables companies to attract and retain talent, engage and motivate employees, control costs, streamline processes and ensure fair and compliant pay
  • beqom will use the investment to fuel additional growth in product innovation and continue its momentum of 100% year-over-year bookings growth in 2021
  • Today, beqom manages over $300 billion in compensation for Global 5000 customers of all sizes and industries, including Mercedes Benz, PepsiCo, Pictet and DHL
  • beqom was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Nyon, Switzerland

Sumeru Equity Partners Profile

  • Sumeru provides growth capital, strategic insight and operating expertise to leading technology companies in North America and Europe
  • Since its founding as Silver Lake Sumeru in 2007, Sumeru has made over 50 investments and add-on acquisitions in technology companies, resulting in several IPOs and numerous exits to leading financial and strategic acquirers
  • Sumeru was spun out of Silver Lake in 2014 and is headquartered in San Mateo, CA
Compensation and rewards are at the heart of an organization’s employee experience—since 2009, we have developed software that helps our customers build exceptional workforces that are engaged and inclusive. We are thrilled to partner together with Sumeru to build a global standard for total compensation management. We feel strongly that Sumeru is the right fit as an investor, bringing not only capital but proven expertise and a perfect match in company cultures.

Fabio Ronga

Co-Founder & CEO, beqom

As workforces continue to become more global and the war for talent intensifies, best-in-class organizations are building innovative, equitable, and transparent compensation models, driving strong tailwinds for beqom. We couldn’t be more excited to collaborate with the entire beqom team on the opportunities ahead to accelerate innovation and scale its customer base globally as the category-defining company in total compensation management software.

Mark Haller

Managing Director, Sumeru

Transaction Notes

  • Sumeru’s strategic investment in beqom was announced on April 12, 2022
  • Sumeru acquired its stake in beqom from Goldman Sachs, who invested in beqom in 2017
  • Shea & Company served as the exclusive financial advisor to Sumeru Equity Partners on the transaction
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