MENLO PARK, Calif. and OXFORD, England, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Accel-KKR, a technology-focused private equity investment firm, today announced it has made a growth equity investment in Zinc Ahead, the world's leading provider of marketing compliance solutions for the life sciences industry. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.
Zinc Ahead's flagship product, Zinc MAPS, is now used by more than 100 life sciences companies in over 160 countries worldwide, and is widely regarded as the gold standard in marketing compliance solutions in the life sciences industry. The company was founded by James Brown and Zoe Cottrell in 2001.
Accel-KKR Managing Director Greg Williams commented about the investment: "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. This investment fits very well with our focus on investing in and supporting market leading software and technology-enabled service businesses."
James Brown, CEO and co-founder of Zinc Ahead, said: "Over the past dozen years, our company has generated strong growth as we have established Zinc MAPS as the gold standard marketing compliance solution designed specifically for the life sciences industry. The investment from Accel-KKR will enable Zinc to continue its growth on a global scale, especially in North America. Accel-KKR team has deep knowledge of software and extensive experience investing alongside founder-led management teams, and they will be a tremendous partner as we grow."
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