Comprova has been sold to Docusign
Lincoln International (“Lincoln”), a leading global mid-market investment bank, has announced that Comprova, the first portal of legal proofing in electronic transactions and digital certification in Brazil, has been sold to DocuSign, the California-based market leader and global standard for electronic signature.
Comprova is a leading Brazilian company in the segment of digital certification and electronic signature, having as main clients companies such as Experian and all major international and local banks and insurance companies. Comprova was founded in 2003 by Marcos Nader, its current CEO. Its products include the legal certifying of senders, receipt, authorship and content of e-mail messages, digital signatures for contracts, time stamping and digital certificates (ID).
Headquartered in San Francisco, DocuSign is the world’s largest and fastest growing electronic signature platform. It has 95,000 corporate customers in 188 countries, and more than 885,000 documents containing more than 3.5 million pages digitally signed daily. Founded in 2003 by Tom Gonser, DocuSign has been funded by prestigious investors, including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Accel Partners, Scale Venture Partners, Sigma West, Ignition Partners, Google Ventures, SAP Ventures, Salesforce and Microsoft.
Marcos Nader will remain as CEO of the Brazilian company and will play a major role in the international development of the business. The group will offer DocuSign products in Brazil and leverage Comprova’s technology to other regions, especially in Latin America and Europe.
Lincoln acted as the exclusive financial advisor of Comprova and its shareholders, assisting with financial modeling, preparing marketing materials, advising on negotiations, coordinating due diligence, reviewing documentation and coordinating all steps until the closing of the transaction.
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