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Zixi Acquired by Clearhaven Partners

A key development in global innovation

Clearhaven Partners acquires Zixi, aiming to fuel global expansion and innovation in reliable, scalable live video transport over IP networks

Zixi has announced a significant investment from Boston-based private equity firm Clearhaven Partners. The investment, made in collaboration with Zixi’s executive team, aims to propel the company to new heights of growth and innovation.

Founded in 2006, Zixi has established itself as a trusted partner for over 1,400 customers and 400 integrated partner offerings, delivering broadcast-quality video over IP networks. Among its prominent clients are Amazon Prime Video, AWS Elemental Media Connect, FOX, Fubo, MLB, Net Insight, NHL, Paramount, Roku, SKY, Univision, Wurl, and YouTube TV. Zixi’s solutions are designed to support broadcasters, enterprises, OTT providers, sports leagues, service providers, cable operators, and telcos globally.

Central to Zixi’s offerings is the cloud-based ZEN Master live video orchestration and telemetry control plane, which allows global monitoring of live streaming activities, complex workflow automation, and advanced analytics. This technology supports Zixi’s clients in managing thousands of mission-critical streams across cloud, on-premise, and private infrastructure environments.

The investment from Clearhaven Partners will enable Zixi to leverage its position at a critical market inflection point, with industry analysts forecasting IP-based video systems to reach $8 billion annually within the next decade. Zixi has already demonstrated significant growth, with annual recurring revenue from OTT customers increasing by 100% year-over-year in 2023 and broadcaster customers growing by over 30%.

“Partnering with Clearhaven, an investor group with extensive experience in scaling software companies and a unique focus on video technology, is a natural fit for Zixi,” said Gordon Brooks, CEO and Executive Chairman of Zixi. “This partnership will allow us to double down on product innovation and set the highest standards for serving our global customer base as we pursue significant market opportunities.”

Clearhaven Partners, founded in 2019, focuses exclusively on enterprise and B2B software investments. The firm’s thematic investment approach targets companies like Zixi that offer differentiated solutions for managing complex content and data flows in hybrid environments. Clearhaven will work closely with Zixi to support its continued innovation, customer-centric culture, and scalability.

“Zixi is a perfect fit for Clearhaven’s investment strategy,” said Michelle Noon, Founder and Managing Partner of Clearhaven Partners. “We admire Zixi’s innovative technology, extensive ecosystem integrations, and its reputation as a trusted partner to leading global media companies. We are excited to partner with Gordon and the Zixi team to drive the company’s next chapter of growth.”

Legal counsel for the transaction was provided by Goulston & Storrs PC for Zixi and by Kirkland and Ellis LLP and Meitar for Clearhaven Partners. Raymond James & Associates, Inc. served as financial adviser to Zixi.

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