Analyst Coverage: Simon Holloway
LINKFRESH Software is a software and IT consultancy organisation with a particular specialism in food supply chain. The company holds Microsoft’s highest Gold Enterprise Resource Planning Competency for Microsoft Dynamics solutions and is a 2012 Microsoft Dynamics Presidents Club Member.
The company was named as Global Microsoft Dynamics NAV Partner of the Year in 2010, won the title of UK Vertical Solution of the Year in 2007, 2008, and 2009 and won the ISV Vertical Market Category at the 2011 IT Europa European IT Excellence Awards.
In January 2005, the company set up a specialist independent software vendor (ISV) operation. This investment was designed to produce leading edge vertical application packages based on the Microsoft Dynamics platform.
In December 2012, the company acquired through a management buy-out (MBO) worth £6 million. As part of this deal, WestBridge Capital took a lead role and provided £2.6 million in return for a 43 per cent stake. Further capital funding has been provided by The Co-operative Bank, vendor loan notes, management, and an American investor group. This additional finance was to allow the company to embark on international expansion as well as increasing its product development. An international HQ has now been set up in Ventura, California, USA.