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New jobs and training programs are part of a deal in which the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) – run by that country’s National Treasury Management Agency – will provide Kaseya with an investment of 19 million Euros.
November 17, 2017
Kaseya plans to increase four-fold the workforce at its Ireland offices after winning a $22.4 million investment from a fund linked to the Irish government, according to multiple published reports.
The MSP toolset vendor currently employs 30 people at its Dublin headquarters and says it plans to grow headcount in the country to roughly 160.
New jobs are part of a deal in which the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) – run by that country’s National Treasury Management Agency – will provide Kaseya with an investment of 19 million Euros.
“We are delighted to continue to grow our Irish presence and to team up with ISIF as an investment partner,” Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola is quoted as saying.
“Ireland is a great place to continue to develop our industry-leading software solutions,” he added. “Our contribution to Ireland’s vibrant, dynamic software sector will help to bolster the country’s growing reputation as an IT leader, while creating significant additional value for our investors.”
Kaseya, which is majority owned by Insight Venture Partners, said it is seeking to raise 38 million Euros, which today converted to just under $44.8 million (US).
By securing half of that from ISIF, Kaseya is substantially deepening its ties in Ireland.
ISIF is a fund of nearly $9.5 billion aimed at making commercial investments that provide returns, while also improving the country’s economy.
“The fund has a statutory mandate to invest on a commercial basis in a manner designed to support economic activity and employment in Ireland,” according to a government webpage describing the fund. “It has a long investment time horizon and can act as a permanent or patient source of long-term capital.”
An ISIF official said the investment helps fill a gap for viable Irish software firms, according to a report in The Irish Times.
“This investment promises a significant economic impact,” Fergal McAleavey, head of private equity at ISIF, is quoted as saying.
“It will bring high-quality software jobs and further cement Ireland as the destination of choice for global software companies seeking an EU presence,” he went on. “We are confident that Kaseya will deliver a strong commercial return on our investment to complement our economic impact objectives.”
In addition to the new jobs, Kaseya has agreed to launch collaborative programs with Irish universities and technical institutes to drive internships and improved computer science instruction.
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Veteran journalist Aldrin Brown comes to Penton Technology from Empire Digital Strategies, a business-to-business consulting firm that he founded that provides e-commerce, content and social media solutions to businesses, nonprofits and other organizations seeking to create or grow their digital presence.
Previously, Brown served as the Desert Bureau Chief for City News Service in Southern California and Regional Editor for Patch, AOL's network of local news sites. At Patch, he managed a staff of journalists and more than 30 hyper-local and business news and information websites throughout California. In addition to his work in technology and business, Brown was the city editor for The Sun, a daily newspaper based in San Bernardino, CA; the college sports editor at The Tennessean, Nashville, TN; and an investigative reporter at the Orange County Register, Santa Ana, CA.
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