Odoo announces €180m investment from Summit Partners
Odoo, an all-in-one business software provider, has announced a €180m investment from growth equity investor Summit Partners.
The transaction represents an exit for investors Sofinnova Partners and XAnge who invested in the Company in 2010 and 2015, respectively. Odoo is the first IT unicorn in the Wallonia region of Belgium.
With seven million users worldwide, Odoo is one of the most popular business management software solutions in the world.
The Company’s SaaS offering includes applications covering all business needs: accounting, inventory, manufacturing, project management, HR, marketing, website builder and more. Odoo’s vision is to streamline operations for small and medium-sized enterprises, by offering accessible, affordable solutions.
“Odoo has delivered sustained, strong and profitable growth over the course of the last several years, and this momentum has only accelerated in recent months,” said Antony Clavel, a Managing Director at Summit Partners who joined the Odoo Board of Directors upon Summit’s initial investment in the Company in December 2019. “We are excited to continue our partnership with the Odoo team and believe the Company is positioned to transform the landscape of business software.”
“This transaction is a signal – a signal that open source business models are not limited to technical products that serve only developers or system administrators,” said Fabien Pinckaers, Founder & CEO, Odoo. “Over the course of the last 15 years, open source software has been a catalyst for growth and change in the IT industry. Now, it has the maturity to transform business software too,”
“We are thrilled to support the Odoo team for this next phase of growth,” added Han Sikkens, Managing Director and Head of Europe at Summit Partners, who has joined the Company’s board with this investment. “We believe the future is bright, and Odoo clearly has the potential to disrupt the market led by software giants like SAP, MS Dynamics and Oracle.”