Native Instruments in new investment deal with Francisco Partners

Berlin-based music software company Native Instruments and shareholders EMH Partners have agreed to sell the majority of NI shares to the technology investment firm Francisco Partners

Berlin-based music software company Native Instruments (NI) and shareholders EMH Partners have agreed to sell the majority of NI shares to the technology investment firm Francisco Partners.

The arrangement secures NI’s future expansion plans and builds upon consistent growth since EMH invested 50 million Euros in 2017. The 25-year-old company has established itself as a leader in digital music technology, selling software and hardware to over 1.5 million monthly users and employing 400 people.

With a new leadership team announced last August, the company sought further investment and Francisco Partners stepped into the breach. ‘There has never been a more exciting time in music,’ said Native Instrument CEO Constantin Koehncke. ‘We’re thrilled to team up with Francisco Partners to enter the next phase of our journey, combining their global resources and expertise with our passionate team, deep relationships with music and proven track record of technical innovation. Together we can realise our mission to empower and inspire the global community of music creators and help them unlock their creative potential.’

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