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investcorp_fleetmatics.pngBahrain-based investment firm Investcorp and a consortium of investors have invested $68 million in the privately funded software-as-a-service firm FleetMatics.

FleetMatics, which has offices in the US, UK and Ireland, is a provider of GPS tracking applications for commercial fleets. As part of the financing round, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) invested with Investcorp Technology Partners, FleetMatics' majority owner. New World Ventures also participated as a new investor.

Investcorp is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR30.

Their full press release follows

FleetMatics, a market leader of GPS tracking applications for commercial fleets, today announced that it has closed a $68 million growth equity financing. As part of the round, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), one of the premier later-stage venture capital and growth equity firms, invested with Investcorp Technology Partners, FleetMatics' majority owner. New World Ventures also participated as a new investor.

FleetMatics provides a best-in-class GPS vehicle tracking application. Over 12,500 businesses globally use the FleetMatics tracking system, and the GPS fleet tracking provides customers with an arsenal of powerful tools that helps reduce operating expenses while increasing productivity and improving customer service. FleetMatics provides customers with an effective way to measurably save money and increase productivity on a daily basis.

Accelerate Growth and Innovation

In conjunction with the financing, IVP's General Partner Sandy Miller has joined the FleetMatics Board of Directors. "We are very pleased to welcome FleetMatics to IVP's portfolio of exceptional technology companies," said Miller. "FleetMatics is a rapidly growing, profitable business that has tremendous growth potential and I am looking forward to working with FleetMatics's management team and board of directors to accelerate its growth and industry leadership."

"This growth investment will be an important source of capital to help us accelerate our growth and drive key initiatives. FleetMatics will elevate our ability to expand our best-in-class products and services offerings to meet the needs of fleets of all sizes," explained Jim Travers, CEO of FleetMatics. "Fleetmatics is in a stronger position to quickly reach our goal of being the leading global software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of vehicle management solutions."

"IVP's extensive knowledge of the technology market and successful track record of building growth companies will help FleetMatics to maintain its leadership position while expanding its global footprint," said Alex Guira, Co-Head of Investcorp Technology Partners. "We are looking forward to fully realizing the potential of FleetMatics as an exciting growth company and a clear market leader."



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