Stonebranch: Minority Investment From EMH Partners

By Amit Chowdhry • Apr 10, 2024

Stonebranch, a leading provider of service orchestration and automation solutions, announced a significant minority investment from EMH Partners, a leading growth investment firm that partners with technology businesses and entrepreneurs. As part of the deal, funds advised by EMH Partners obtain a significant minority stake while Elvaston continues to have majority ownership. The funds will support growth, platform enhancements, and geographic expansion.

The company—which has headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, and Frankfurt, Germany—assists enterprise customers in transitioning their IT environments from basic IT task automation into real-time business service automation. The Stonebranch Universal Automation Center (UAC) enables enterprises to automate and orchestrate workloads across on-premises, cloud, and hybrid IT environments. IT operations, developers, data teams, and cloud operations groups utilize UAC to collaborate and innovate within a single future-proof platform.

Launched in 1999, Stonebranch serves a loyal global customer base of 350 blue-chip enterprise clients, including many of the world’s largest financial, healthcare, and technology institutions.

Arma Partners acted as Stonebranch’s exclusive financial advisor.

The terms of the deal were undisclosed. The deal is expected to close subject to customary regulatory approvals.


“We are thrilled to have the experience and backing of EMH. EMH Partners and Stonebranch share a customer-centric approach and the vision to constantly challenge the status quo. This investment accelerates industry-defining innovation that our customers and partner ecosystems require to modernize their IT automation and orchestration programs.”

– Giuseppe Damiani, CEO at Stonebranch

“EMH is delighted to back Stonebranch and its established track record as the go-to option for enterprises focused on modernizing their IT automation program. Together, we will continue to change, for the better, the way enterprises orchestrate their ever-changing hybrid IT environments.”

– Jens Zuber, Partner at EMH

“Elvaston firmly believes in Stonebranch’s mission to bring the power of enterprise IT automation into everyone’s hands. EMH is an important partner in this goal.”

– Dr. Oliver Thum, Managing Partner at Elvaston

“We are pleased to have advised Elvaston and Stonebranch on this exciting new chapter for the company. Giuseppe Damiani and the leadership team at Stonebranch have created a truly unique platform that will continue to innovate and lead the enterprise IT automation segment for years to come. We look forward to Stonebranch’s exciting future with its new partners as it embarks on its next phase of growth and development.”

– Paul-Noël Guély, Managing Partner of Arma Partners