Accel Partners and KKR & Co. LP (NYSE: KKR) have made a growth equity investment in Zinc Ahead Ltd., an Oxford, England-based company that provides marketing compliance services to the life sciences industry.

Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

The buyers facilitated the deal through their partnership firm Accel‐KKR, a technology‐focused private equity shop founded in February 2000. According to the Menlo Park, Calif.-based firm, the deal is expected to help Zinc grow on a global scale, especially in North America, where it has one office in Princeton, N.J. Zinc Ahead also has an Australian office in Sydney.

Zinc Ahead, founded in 2001, is known for its flagship product, Zinc MAPS, which is used by more than 100 life sciences companies in over 160 countries.


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