October 29, 2019

The Paris office advised Mailjet and its shareholders on its acquisition by Mailgun, a leading email delivery platform.

On October 22, Mailjet announced its acquisition by U.S. competitor Mailgun, a leading email delivery platform backed by Thoma Bravo. Willkie advised Mailjet and its shareholders including Alexis Renard and its financial investors Alven Capital, Iris Capital, Seventure Partners, Entrepreneur Venture, Airtek Capital Group and E-Founders in the transaction.

Mailjet provides an all-in-one solution to send, track and deliver both marketing and transactional emails. Its cloud-based infrastructure is unique and highly scalable with a proprietary technology that optimizes email deliverability. Mailjet has offices worldwide (including Paris, London, Dusseldorf, Toronto and New York), and 130,000 clients and partners such as Microsoft, Toast, and Honeywell across 150 countries.

Based in San Antonio, TX, Mailgun enables over 160,000 companies to deliver billions of emails, facilitating customer engagement and business growth. With a cloud-native infrastructure and robust email API technology, Mailgun offers technically progressive teams the ability to send, receive and track email easily from within their applications.

The Willkie team was led by partner Eduardo Fernandez and included associates Gil Kiener and Brice Trevisan on corporate aspects and special European counsel Charles-Antoine Erignac handled the regulatory aspects of the transaction.