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Accel-KKR invests in Zinc Ahead

June 21
10:46 AM 2013

Accel-KKR announced on Friday that it has made a growth equity investment in United Kingdom-based Zinc Ahead. No financial terms were disclosed. Zinc Ahead is a marketing compliance solutions firm with focus on the biosciences sector.

Accel-KKR is a private equity investment firm focused of the technology market.

Zinc Ahead's most profitable product is Zinc MAPS, currently being used by almost 100 life sciences firms and businesses in over 160 countries globally. The flagship product is "the gold standard in marketing compliance solutions in the life sciences industry" according to Zinc Ahead. The company was founded in 2001 by partners James Brown and Zoe Cottrell.

When asked about the growth investment, Accel-KKR Managing Director Greg Williams said: "We are excited to partner with James Brown and Zoe Cottrell and the Zinc Ahead team as they continue to execute the growth plan that has established the company as a market leader in life sciences marketing compliance solutions."

He explained that the investment first with Accel's focus on putting investments in technology-enabled service businesses.

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