Universign sold to Signaturit & Ivnosys

The leading e-signature, e-seal and timestamping software solutions provider joins Signaturit & Ivnosys

PSG, a growth equity firm focused on partnering with middle-market software and technology-enabled service companies, is to acquire a majority stake in Universign, a provider of SaaS-based electronic signature solutions. 

Universign will join Signaturit and Ivnosys to offer one of the widest catalogues of digital transaction management and trust services in Europe.

Headquartered in France, Universign was founded in 2001 and has evolved into a leading e-signature, e-seal and timestamping software solutions provider, serving more than 9,000 clients. Universign has built longstanding relationships with large corporates and expanded towards the SMB segment. As one of the sector’s pioneers and a qualified trust service provider under the eIDAS regulation, Universign provides high levels of compliance and security coupled with modern and scalable technology through dashboard and API-led products. The Universign operations will continue to be led by Founder and CEO Julien Stern, who will join the senior management team and remain Head of France, becoming a shareholder of the combined group.

Sergio Ruiz and Jaime Castello, co-CEOs of Signaturit and Ivnosys, says: “We’re thrilled to welcome Universign to the Signaturit and Ivnosys group and believe we can create with them a digital signature leader in Europe. Julien and his talented team have built a leading software solution that shares our aim to deliver the safest and most secure solutions in the industry. Together, we aim not only to scale our full platform, but to continue to innovate and expand our breadth of products.”
As part of this combination, the company has appointed Bertrand Sciard as the new Chairman of the Board.