EQT Private Equity

EQT Private Equity to Acquire Avetta from WCAS

Avetta’s platform is the world’s largest supply chain risk management network with over 500 hiring clients and 130,000 suppliers across more than 130 countries

Avetta’s solution improves the resilience of supply chains worldwide by helping hiring clients and suppliers manage their supply chain risk effectively and improve safety, security, sustainability, worker competency, and performance across major industries

EQT commits to supporting Avetta in its ongoing growth and innovation journey

EQT Private Equity announced today that the EQT X fund (“EQT”) has agreed to acquire Avetta (the “Company”) from Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (“WCAS”). Avetta is a global leader in supply chain risk management software.

For more than two decades, Avetta’s innovative SaaS platform has enabled clients to manage supply chain risks across health, safety, and sustainability, among other risk vectors. With 12 offices around the globe and more than 750 employees, Avetta’s global network spans over 130 countries, empowering over 500 hiring clients and 130,000 contractors to reduce accidents, improve compliance rates, and achieve higher levels of operational, sustainability, and ethical excellence.

Global supply chains face increasing complexity from globalization and digitization, as well as heightened safety, compliance and sustainability requirements. As an established, cloud-based SCRM platform backed by decades of innovation and with global scale, Avetta is well-positioned to help clients manage this complexity, creating higher resilience in global supply chains.

By leveraging its global footprint, purpose-driven approach, and digital and sustainability expertise, EQT will support Avetta's ongoing growth journey. Through the development of new products and technologies, adoption of AI / automation, and global expansion, Avetta will further enhance its value proposition to both hiring clients and suppliers. Together, EQT and Avetta are committed to investing in innovation to address the critical challenges facing global supply chains today.

Arvindh Kumar, Partner and Co-Head of Technology within EQT’s Private Equity Advisory Team, said, “Avetta’s leadership position, world-class SaaS platform, and commitment to ESG represent a highly thematic investment opportunity for EQT. As one of the most active technology investors worldwide, EQT has deep software expertise and a broad network of advisors in the space. We look forward to partnering with Avetta and the management team on its next phase of growth and are excited to address some of the most pressing challenges in the supply chain sector."

“Our partnership with EQT propels Avetta into a new era of innovation and growth, reinforcing our dedication to fostering safer, more sustainable workplaces across our global clients and suppliers,” remarked Arshad Matin, CEO of Avetta. “This transition is not just a significant milestone for Avetta but for the supply chain risk management (SCRM) industry at large. With the support of EQT, we are poised to enhance our product suite and operational reach further, as demonstrated by ‘Ask Ava,’ our pioneering generative AI risk assistant. As we embrace this exciting phase of expansion, we extend our deepest gratitude to WCAS for their unwavering support and partnership over the past six years.”

Christopher Hooper, General Partner at WCAS, stated, “WCAS is proud to have helped guide Avetta’s strategic evolution and achievement of substantial growth, both organically and through strategic acquisitions. Avetta is an excellent example of how WCAS supports accelerating value creation and driving technology businesses to the next level. With our co-investors TCV and Norwest Ventures Partners (NVP), we’re proud to have helped transform Avetta into a leading network for managing third-party supplier risk across a broad array of risk types including safety, business risk, ESG and workforce management.”

"Critical to this transformation has been the assembly of a world-class management team, led by Arshad Matin. Their leadership has been pivotal in Avetta's enterprise scaling and innovation,” said Mr. Hooper. “We are confident in Avetta’s continued success under EQT's ownership, assured that the foundation we've built will continue to thrive and set new benchmarks.”

With this transaction, EQT X is expected to be 35-40 percent invested (including closed and/or signed investments, announced public offers, if applicable, and less any expected syndication) based on the actual fund size and subject to customary regulatory approvals.

The transaction is subject to customary conditions and approvals and slated for completion in the coming months, pending customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC served as exclusive financial advisor and Kirkland & Ellis served as legal counsel to Avetta. Citi served as exclusive financial advisor and Ropes & Gray served as legal counsel to EQT.


For EQT:



Fran Higgins
212 893-9504

Greg Lau
212 893-9586

For Avetta:

Jenn Zimmer


EQT logo