Funds advised by Magnesium Capital and Morgan Stanley Investment Management complete the acquisition of Denmark-based SCADA International
SILKEBORG, DENMARK — January 19, 2023 — The acquisition of SCADA International by funds advised by Magnesium Capital LLP (“Magnesium”) and Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced on April 7, 2022, was completed on January 5, 2023, following regulatory approval of the transaction. The SCADA International management team is retaining a significant minority position alongside Magnesium and Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Executive Capital, which has been a shareholder since 2010, has fully exited.
“We are delighted to partner with Magnesium and Morgan Stanley Investment Management in the next phase of our journey. The partnership gives us the financial capacity to continue investing in R&D and further develop our software solutions, and also allows us to expand our capacity to meet market demand as well as take on strategic acquisitions,” says Thomas Bagger, CEO at SCADA International.
SCADA International is facing unprecedented growth in the coming years, supported by strong market demand which is driven by societal, economic, and geopolitical factors. “I believe we, in close cooperation with our new investors, can accelerate our growth over the coming years. It will be an exciting future, and we are indeed looking forward to this new chapter of our journey”, Thomas Bagger adds.
Magnesium’s Managing Partner, Ian Jones, says: “SCADA International sits at the heart of the Danish renewables industry, yet its solutions and services are key enablers of the energy transition globally. The Company contributes to the push towards low-carbon energy and is a clear fit with our investment strategy here at Magnesium. We look forward to working with Thomas and his team to continue the growth and development of the business over the coming years.”
Vikram Raju, Managing Director and Head of Climate Investing for the Private Credit and Equity platform of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, adds:
“We look forward to this new partnership and are excited about the opportunity to positively contribute to the decarbonization of the energy system and deliver demonstrable environmental impact by supporting SCADA International’s future development. Denmark is a leading player in the green energy transition, and we see great potential in innovative Danish companies like SCADA International that are built on the foundation of empowering a renewable future.”
About SCADA International
SCADA International empowers the renewable energy sector through unparalleled SCADA expertise. Our highly skilled specialists support the complete SCADA value chain, and we act as a trusted partner from inspection and design to hardware production and installation, surveillance, and maintenance.
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems sit at the heart of the operational functionality of every renewable energy power plant, and our advanced solutions are mission-critical in the operation of thousands of wind, hydro, and solar PV plants around the world. Our intelligent solutions make reliable data from various sources available in real-time to customers worldwide. We believe in flexibility and interoperability across assets and technologies, and our specialists have, over the years, formed unique competencies in developing a vast number of communication drivers that enable SCADA International and its customers to communicate directly with turbine controllers from various OEMs. Our expertise also lies within power regulation, and we provide flexible solutions that enable our customers to control multi-assets, PtX, and battery storage in one unified system. We strive to reduce complexity and provide our customers with solutions that optimize performance and competitiveness.
Headquartered in Denmark, SCADA International employs more than 150 wind and SCADA specialists at offices in Germany, Poland, Spain, Ukraine, Romania, the United Kingdom, and the USA. The company is certified according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001.
About Magnesium Capital
Magnesium Capital is a London-based growth-oriented private equity firm that invests in fast-growing technology and tech-led businesses that are transforming the way we produce, distribute, and consume energy & resources. The firm has a flexible investment approach and looks to partner with exceptional management teams to provide capital and strategic support to companies looking to accelerate their growth and enable the ongoing energy transition.
About Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Morgan Stanley Investment Management, together with its investment advisory affiliates, has more than 1,200 investment professionals around the world and $1.3 trillion in assets under management or supervision as of December 31, 2022. Morgan Stanley Investment Management strives to provide outstanding long-term investment performance, service, and a comprehensive suite of investment management solutions to a diverse client base, which includes governments, institutions, corporations, and individuals worldwide.
For further information about Morgan Stanley Investment Management, please visit www.morganstanley.com/im.