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Mimesis

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April 2011 Mimesis closed its A-round amounting to €6.5 million

Set up in 2007 and managed by Nicolas Gaume, Mimesis republic is a french company that develops social playgrounds. In order to financenull its development and the launch of Mamba Nation universe that targets 13-25 years old, Financière Cambon has advised the Company for its 6.5m€ round of financing with DotCorp (Steve and Jean-Emile Rosenblum’s investment company), Jaina Capital (Marc Simoncini’s investment company), Kima Venture (Xavier Niel and Jeremie Berrebi’s investment company), Verlinvest and Artémis. The company, that counts 47 employees, was funded by private investorsnull for an amount of 5 m€.

The public betanull version was launched in April 2011 with 175.000 registered members. Mimesis Republic plans an international development of Mamba Nation in 2012.

Transaction price

6 500 000 €

APX

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March 2011 Ausy includes the activities of APX Application Services

Within the group APX, the activity of design and maintenance of computernull applications totaled 144 employees, or 9% of the total workforce, with an annual turnover of ten million.

“This acquisition allows Ausy to meetnull its development objectives by completing its geographical coverage including Rhône-Alpes/PACA/Ile of France, acquiring expertise in industry sectors Health / Distribution / Procurement and strengthening its Centres Services, “said APX.

Transaction price

Undisclosed

Easyvoyage

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January 2011 Easyvoyage, Europe’s second largest travel portal, has strenghtened its European footprint thanks to the acquisition of 3 companies in UK and Germany.

Financière Cambon has been appointed as sole financialnull advisor by Easyvoyagenull, to execute its external growth strategy. Founded in June 2000 by Jean Pierre Nadir, this travel portal offers editorial content, price comparison, hotel reviews, travel deals and a community forum. Following the acquisition of dealchecker.co.uk, TravelJungle and FSI Travel, Easyvoyage estimates that it will generate 800 million Euros worth of travel sales for its clients in 2011. The group now covers the five main European markets; France, UK, Germany, Spain and Italy, and has an average of 10 million unique users annually. Easyvoyage also has eight million active newsletter subscribers in Europe, boasting the largest number of newsletter subscribers for a travel portal in Europe.

Transaction price

Undisclosed

Financiere Cambon team has demonstrated a tremendous support to identify, target and negociate the terms of these transactionsnull

 

Jean Pierre Nadir – Founder and CEO of the Easyvoyage Group

 

Axelboss

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November 2010 Valtech: divestment of Axelboss, its Management Consulting business, acquired by Sia Conseil

Financière Cambon assisted Valtech, leading player in e-business and Agile technologies, in selling Axelboss, its Management Consulting business. This entity of 40 highly experienced consultants provides services to leading companies in various verticals, with a focus on industry, retail and finance.
With this acquisition, Sia Conseil will strengthen its workforce, now up to 300 people, and add €7m to its €38m Net Sales. The company aims to become, thanks to its external growth strategy, a European leader in the Management Consulting business.

From a Valtech standpoint, this transfer is part of a wider strategy to refocus on its core business. It follows the ambitious project initiated by the new management team, set up in March 2010, after the success of a tender offer launched by SiegCo and led by Financiere Cambon, to bring Valtech as European leader in digital optimization.

Transaction price

Undisclosed

Showroomprive.com

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August 2010 Accel Partners invests € 37.000.000 in Showroomprive.com

The site was launched in October 2006 by David Dayan (20 years of experience in the destocking business) and Thierry Petit (12 years of experience as an Internet entrepreneur). It climbed to number 2 in the French market in less than 3 years, behind venteprivee.com, without recourse to outside financingnull and is the France's 7th largest e-business site (Nielsen - Dec 09). By the End of 2009, the site had more than 3 million members and 75 millions eurosnull of revenue. It’s now aiming in for 140 millions euros and 6 millions members in 2010. 

From an Accel perspective, this investmentnull is part of a wider range of investments that they’re making in the area of ‘social commerce’ – where retailers use the social graph in some way to create new e-commerce models.

Financière Cambon acted as shareholders advisor and led all the M&A process with a team combining London and Paris offices.

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Transaction price

37 000 000 €

"We’re very pleased to participate in Showroomprive.com ambitious development plan, which relies on an efficient business model and an innovative e-commerce platform. Financiere Cambon played a key role in the transactionnull thanks to its ability to simplify the communication between the different stakeholders, smoothing over the cultural differences, and its capacity to preserve the management from a time-consuming process". Harry Nelis - Accel Partners

 
 

Nexway

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July 2010 Nexway finalises an equity transaction (cash in/cash out) of 18,4 million euros

This fundnull raising led by Financière Cambon will enable Nexway to speed up its positioning in all international markets and better anticipate its response to the new issues and usage of digital consumption.

Nexway is a leading digital e-commerce player and a strategic partner for Software vendors, PC Games publishers and e-merchants worldwide. The company has enjoyed a rapid growth thanks to strong and diversified partnerships with leading retailers and e-merchants, including: 01net, Dell, Fnac, Orange, Gamestop, Pixmania, VirginMega, ElCorteIngles, Tom’sGuide, Softwareload; key software vendors, such as: Microsoft, Avanquest, Kasperskynull, Lavasoft, Mindscape, and Nero; and video-game publishers, including: EA, Ubisoft, THQ, Sega, Atari and Take 2. Being a leading provider of turnkey e-commerce solutions to e-content publishers and major Internet players Nexway is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge titles to consumers through its broad portfolio of exciting software and video games, enriched by its acquisition of Boonty in January 2009 (www.boonty.com). Nexway has established subsidiaries in 10 countries and distributes software and games for downloadnull in more than 50 countries globally. In 2008, Nexway reached the million downloadnull milestone and in 2009, for the third year in a row Nexway ranks in the Top 100 of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 EMEA. To learn more, please visit www.nexway.com

 

 

Transaction price

18 400 000 €

« Financière Cambon a su se mobiliser pour apporter plusieurs offres émanant des grands acteurs internationaux du private equity. Le process particulièrement bien maîtrisé a permis de sécuriser la transactionnull dans les délais demandés »

Gilles RIDEL - Président de Nexway.

Subventium

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July 2010 Naxicap-backed GSM Consulting acquires Subventium

Subventium is a consulting firm specialized in innovation company funding. Through the transactionnull, Subventium is joining GSM Consulting, a French leading company in cost killing advisory.

Transaction price

Undisclosed

Idylis

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May 2010 Idylis, a SaaS ERP Leader on the French market, sold to Divalto

Founded by Philippe Amand (formerly co-founder and managing director of Ciel® sold to Sage Group®), Idylis offers a large range of SaaS software for accounting, payroll and management tasks in the French market. The solution is primarily dedicated to  microbusinesses, SMEs and CPAs. Idylis installed base to date includes more than 2,500 clients representing more than 6,000 users.

Created in 1982, Divalto Group is a ERTP software provider specializing on SMEs. The Group has sold its products to more than 11,000 clients representing more than 300 business areas (distribution, industry, service). Revenue for 2009 exceeded 9,9 million euros resulting from direct and indirect sales (150 vendors network). 

Transaction price

Undisclosed

 

 
 

Lynx

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February 2010 Lynx Conseil completes an Owner Buy Out with UFG Private Equity

Since its inception in 2006, the company has made a significant growth : 4,1 m€ of revenue in 2009 with EBIT of 1 m€. 

Transaction price

Undisclosed

Resto'In

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December 2009 Resto'In raises €2.0 million with NextStage

Resto’In (www.restoin.com) is the leading portal for onlinenull takeaway in France and Belgium, with more than 100 up-market restaurants. Launched in 2006, it enables corporate and individuals to order and be delivered restaurant meals within 45 minutes.

The company aims to expand in other cities in France and Europe and started with the opening of Lyon and the acquisition of Eatingdesk, the leading player in Belgium (Brussels based). To back its strategy, both founders, Pilar Granell and Clément Benoit, were looking for a financialnull sponsor sharing the same vision. Financiere Cambon was appointed to advise the Company and succeeded with a €2m fundraising with Nextstage.

Transaction price

2 000 000 €

Weekendtour

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December 2009 Weekendtour raises €1.1 million with Turenne Capital

Turenne Capital along with Centre Ouest Expansion have jointly invested €1.1 million in Weekendtour, the French specialist of all inclusive holiday packages developed in partnership with works Councils and local tourist offices. This investment is meant to support Weekendtour strong growth.

The company offers thematic short stay holidays sold as gift sets and distributed by major retailers, on the Internet and through works Councils. Weekendtour was set up in 2006 by Alexis Vervelle and Richard Alexander. The company has grown thanks to strong partnerships with work councils, local tourist offices, and with different labels (“Gîte de France”, “Bienvenu à la Ferme” and “Tables et Auberges de France”). The company, which owns a travel agency license has, since its creation, always laid emphasis on the quality of its offer and guarantees availability.

 Financière Cambon was hired to advise the company on its first financing round.

Transaction price

1 100 000 €

SiegCo

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October 2009 SiegCo launched a tender offer on Valtech shares

SiegCo is a Belgian company co-held by Verlinvest, Sebastian Lombardo and Laurent Schwarz, bringing together the credit and the financial strength of an industrial holding company with the top management experience and the vision of two seasoned entrepreneurs in the IT/Internet field.

SiegCo aimed to take control of Valtech, the leading player in e-business and agile technologies. It offers to all the shareholders to contribute their shares against 0,44 euros per share (overbid).

Valtech benefits from many assets (highly skilled consultants, diversified large accounts portfolio, strong brand) which can be leveraged thanks to a stable and reliable major shareholder having an ambitious company project and financial strength. The industrial ambition driven by SiegCo is to bring Valtech as European leader in digital optimization.

Financiere Cambon was hired very early in the process to define the transaction structure and advise SiegCo on the strategy to launch the tender offer..

All the documents about the tender offer can be downloaded on www.siegco.be website.

Transaction price

39 000 000 €

Indom

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June 2009 Indom raises €2 million with AXA PE

INDOM is the French market leader for business domain name registrationnull, offering a full range of services designed to optimize, manage and secure domain names.

Under the ownership of its founders, the company has experienced sustained growth since 2004 and has been profitable since its inception in 1999. It employs 40 domain name specialists, ranging from legal experts to internet marketingnull advisors, network administrators and engineers. They work out of the company’s head office in Paris or in its Strasbourg office.

Managed by Pierre Berecz and Stéphane Van Gelder, the company has more than 20 000 clients, 40% of which are included in the CAC 40. In 2008, Indom earnednull 7 million euros in revenues, and has posted growth of 25% every year since 2005.

Financière Cambon organized INDOM’s fundnull-raising with AXA Private Equity. The goal of this transaction was to fund the growth of the company and seize on promising opportunities for external growth.

Transaction price

2 000 000 €

 

 
 

Ykems

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April 2009 Beijaflore completes the acquisition of Ykems

Founded in 2001 by two graduates of Polytechnique, Hervé Tanguy and Edouard Lesieur, Ykems is involved in the areas of strategy and competition analysis, business modeling and supply chain optimization in all business sectors, with strong positioning in the manufacture of staples and food products. The company applies the latest research in managerial economics to the strategic challenges facing major accounts in France and abroad.

The Paris-based SME generates around €5 M in annual revenues and is highly profitable.

La PME parisienne réalise environ 5 M€ de chiffres d'affaires pour une forte rentabilité.

Financière Cambon conducted the Ykem-Beijaflore alliance. Directed and founded in 2000 by Guy-Hubert Bourgeois, who is also a co-founder of Devoteam, the performance and management advisory firm with particular expertise in telecoms that generated 85 million euros in revenues in 2008 (versus €77M in 2007 and €60M in 2006), it employs more than 850 people.

Transaction price

Undisclosed

Blue Consulting

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April 2009 Blue Consulting completes a minority OBO

Blue Consulting is a software engineering firm that was founded in 1999. In 2008, it generated revenues of €15 million and had a workforce of 150.

Financière Cambon conducted the call for capital that enabled the company (www.blueconsulting.fr) to benefit from the support of a financial partner for its external growth ambitions, while also allowing the company’s executives to secure a portion of their assets. In connection with this transaction, Financière Cambon was also responsible for securing bank financing.

Transaction price

Undisclosed

Axylog

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March 2009 Ausy Group acquires Axylog

Based in Sophia-Antipolis, Axylog is a software engineering firm that employs 70 engineers specializing in the micro-electronics field. Its portfolio of major accounts includes such giants as Texas Instruments, Infineon and Amadeus.

Financière Cambon advised the company’s shareholders during the sale of Axylog to the Ausy group. For the latter, this was the second major acquisition in the Southeast of France.

Transaction price

Undisclosed

Beezik

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February 2009 Beezik raises €2.7 million from Axcel Loisirs France

Beezik (www.beezik.com) is a music website that offers free and legal downloads of more than 2.5 million titles. Founded in early 2008 by Jean-Christophe de Launay, Thomas Pasquet and Jean Canzoneri, Beezik has an innovative revenue system: in return for access to a catalogue of more than 2 million titles free of charge, as soon as they went online in mid-June of 2009, site visitors agree to first watch a full-screen advertisement of their choice. With more than 1 billion titles downloaded in France, only 50 million of which have been acquired legally, Beezik has a tremendous potential market. The start-up hopes to go global in the near future.

Financière Cambon assisted and advised Beezik on this fund-raising transaction with Axcel Loisirs France.

Transaction price

2 700 000 €

“Financière Cambon supported us through an early stage call for funds to help us put together the launch of Beezik, the first legal, free of charge website for downloading music, offering rewards for each download. In addition to making contact with all of the investment funds that were targeted, FC not only helped us to prepare for the road show but also assisted us throughout the process of negotiating with various funds. Thanks to their support, we were able to meet our objectives—both in terms of valuation and dilution—despite the particularly challenging economic environment. Beyond the purely professional sphere, their involvement and capacity to forge genuine relationships allowed us to establish a special bond.”

Jean-Christophe de Launay, CEO of Beezik

Assurone

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January 2009 Assurone raises €11.5 million from CDC Entreprises and Seventure

AssurOne is an insurance brokerage firm that specializes in the design and online distribution of personal insurance products for consumers. Founded in 2004 by Ludovic Dumont, Jeremy Garamond and Hubert Saltiel, the company works with some of the biggest insurance companies in the market, and is the only broker in France that offers a service that is fully accessible and pilotable via the Internet—from pricing and underwriting to policy administration and claims management. This means that 100% of assurOne’s clients have the option of managing their own policies, adding clauses and riders, and printing their insurance certificate from their own computer.

Financière Cambon completed a dual transaction: it helped to raise funds from CDC Entreprises, Seventure and Philippe Louis-Dreyfus and to acquire Distind. The aim of the deal was to enable assurOne to gain a lasting position as a leading provider of insurance via the internet.

Transaction price

11 500 000 €

Teleca France

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October 2008 Teleca Group sells its French subsidiary to AFD Technologies

Financière Cambon supported the Teleca group (2 000 people in 11 countries – REV of €140m) in the sale of its French subsidiary based in Rennes. The latter, a specialist in the development of real time onboard applications for mobiles, was acquired by AFD Technologies. This transaction allowed AFD Technologies to extend its presence in Brittany and acquire sophisticated mobilenull skills for its clients, manufacturers and operators alike.
 
 

Transaction price

Undisclosed

“We were looking to divest of our French subsidiary in a very short time frame. Thanks to FC’s knowledge of the domestic IT market, combined with its ability to quickly understand our specific situation and proper deal execution management, we received several offers from major players and met the deadline to close the deal at an excellent level.”

Christian Luiga CFO Teleca

Techviz

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June 2008 Techviz completes its first round of fund-raising with Alto Invest and IDF Capital

Founded in 2003 and located in Paris, Techviz develops and distributes a range of softwarenull solutions that accelerate the real-time display of complex 3D data and enables the multi-screen display of all types of applications.

Financière Cambon led a round of fund-raising for TechViz, concluded with Alto Investnull and IDF Capital. This investment enabled TechViz to intensify its business development in France and abroad.

Transaction price

Undisclosed

Realviz

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May 2008 Autodesk builds its presence in France by acquiring Realviz

REALVIZ is a leading developer of image-based creation software, headquartered in Sophia Antipolis, France, with satellite sales offices in Los Angeles, U.S.A., London, England and Paris, France. REALVIZ develops a suite of mage-based content creation solutions for the film, broadcast, gaming, digital imaging, architecture and Internet communities. Derived from years of research efforts at the renowned INRIA Lab in France, the Company's applications enable 2D and 3D artists to easily tackle complex digital imaging projects.

Financière Cambon conducted a global M&A process that led to REALVIZ’s sale to the world’s number one publisher of digital design and creation software for PCs (>5 000 people, total sales of USD2.2 billion in 2007).

Transaction price

Undisclosed

 « Financière Cambon a joué un rôle déterminant dans le processus de vente de REALVIZ au groupe américain Autodesk : pendant la phase de négociation en permettant une mise en concurrence d’acheteurs potentiels ; et pendant la due diligence, en facilitant la communication entre l’équipe M&A d’Autodesk et le management de REALVIZ ».

Dominique Pouliquen, CEO de Realviz.

Consort NT

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March 2008 LMBO on Consort NT

Financière Cambon supported Consort NT (Euronext Paris: MLCNTwww.consort.com), an IT consulting and integration firm and a major player in selective facilities management, in the completion of an LMBO by its management in partnership with Naxicap Partners and AXA Private Equity. Naxicap Partners and AXA Private Equity were persuaded by the fundamentals of Consort NT and intend to support the company as it develops via targeted and relutive acquisitions.

Founded in 1992, Consort NT is a software engineering firm that offers consulting, systems integration and facilities management services to major prime producers/subcontractors in manufacturing, services, banking and insurance. Its innovative focus and culture of commitment make Consort NT one of the biggest players in selective facilities management in France. At year-end 2007, the group had a workforce of 770 and earned revenues of nearly €50 million. The Group’s culture of innovation was recognized with an “innovative company” label awarded by OSEO, which enables Consort NT to work alongside its clients as they enter new and promising markets.

Jason Guez, Chairman of the Management Board of Consort NT became the majority shareholder of the Consort Group. He was accompanied in the deal by the company’s key executives (including CEO Marc Adler). “This deal achieves a dual aim: rally a team of shareholding managers around a shared mission and acquire the additional financial resources needed to executive an ambitious development plan that seeks to generate revenues of €100 million by the end of 2012,” noted Jason Guez. Together, the executive management team owns a 58% stake in the group. This transaction coincides with the company’s steady growth: revenues from existing businesses rose by more than 25% in 2007, reaching €49.4 million and providing operating profitability of 7.5%. “Consort NT is in an enviable position, with a fully developed facilities management offering that allows us to meet the needs of big clients and join the ranks of the select group of preferred partners for large account clients with nationwide reach,” commented Marc Adler, CEO.

Transaction price

32 000 000 €

Welcome Office

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February 2008 welcomeOffice.com joins Raja Group

An online only business, Welcome Office generated sales revenue in excess of 7 million euros in 2007, and projects 10 million euros for 2008. Welcome Office will capitalize on the logistical platforms of RAJA to begin international expansion, developing in countries where RAJA is already present. For RAJA, the deal with Welcome Office beefs up its own product range and, in particular, gives the group access to the online marketing and technological expertise that Welcome Office has built. The group intends to step up its own online presence, where it last year earned 10% of its revenues. By 2010, it hopes that online sales will account for more than 25% of the total.

 
 
Financière Cambon worked on behalf of the shareholders of Welcome Office on the deal: the founders, the business angels and the private equity fund.
 
 

Transaction price

Undisclosed

Anyware

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January 2008 Anyware Technologies sold to Wavecom

Anyware Technologies was founded in 2000 by Ludovic Le Moan and underwent rapid development (REV: €5 million) with the support of several venture capital fundsnull (IRDI, SOCRI and Seventure). Via this acquisition, Wavecom intends to establish a single and radically innovative platform for the M2M market, which will allow clients to connect regardless of their hardware configuration to their information systems via M2M wireless applications.

Transaction price

13 000 000 €

Agorad

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November 2007 Agorad rejoint Referencement.com

Founded in 2005, Agorad is the number one independent media agency (TNS Secodip, Sept. 2007). Leveragingnull its expertise in strategic consulting, internet ad space buying, sponsored links and performance marketing, Agorad successfully supports major e-business retailers, including 3 Suisses, Intermarket, Monabanq, Daniel Jouvance, Kiabi, Becquet, Cofidis and Yves Rocher. The Company was bought from its founders, Dimitri Ducourtieux and Michaël Amar. Thanks to this acquisition, Agorad constitutes the new media division of the Referencement.com group. The new division now offers all clients major synergies to ensure the success of their internet strategies. Already present in Paris, Bucharest, London, New York, and Los Altos (CA), Referencement.com continues to pursue its bid for international expansion.

Transaction price

Undisclosed

BTD Groupe

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October 2007 GFI Informatique announces the acquisition of BTD

The BTD Group (2006 revenues of 54 million euros; a staff of 700) is an IT service company founded in 1981. It is very strong in the French market, particularly in the banking-finance-insurance industry. In addition to obeying the simple logic of sector concentration, GFI Informatique was also motivated by the high value added horizontal expertise that the BTD Group had developed. GFI acquired all equity in BTD in a cash payment. It financed the acquisition with a medium-term loan of €30 million, and paid for the rest out of its own cash resources. In 2006, GFI Informatique generated revenue of €633.1 million, and had more than 8 000 employees. The Group has more than 40 branches in France and 9 additional offices in Southern Europe, Northern Europe, Morocco and Canada.

Transaction price

Undisclosed

Alphamega

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September 2007 Sale of Alphamega, subsidiary of Absys Cyborg, to Cheops Technology

Financière Cambon conducted the process of selling Alphaméga (REV: €10 million), preferred HP partner specializing in server and storage solutions, to Cheops Technology, a rapidly expanding company that recently went public. Absys Cyborg (Keyrus Group) had inherited this business in 2005, when the Alpha Technologies group, of which Alphaméga was a member, was acquired. Because the latter fell outside the realm of its core business, the group decided in early 2007 to sell the business. It asked Financière Cambon to intervene. In acquiring Alphaméga, Cheops Technology gained market clout and significantly reinforced its presence in the Greater Paris Area.

Transaction price

Undisclosed

KDP

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September 2007 Sale of KDP Informatique to Sage Group

KDP Informatique was jointly owned by its founding executives and AXA Private Equity. Financière Cambon led the sale process on behalf of all the shareholders.

This acquisition reinforces the Sage group’s leadership in France in the area of CRM. KDP Informatique offers Sage the largest installednull base in the French CRM market. KDP Informatique was jointly owned by its founding executives and AXA Private Equity. Financière Cambon led the sale process on behalf of all the shareholders.

Transaction price

Undisclosed

Autoreflex.com

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August 2007 Autoreflex.com

Financière Cambon successfully led the bid to acquire Autoreflex.com

Transaction price

Undisclosed

Aequalis

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July 2007 Aequalis

Financière Cambon conducted the acquisition by AUSY of the IT consulting and engineering firm Aequalis.

With 150 employees and revenuesnull of 12 million euros in 2006, Aequalis is one of the Southeast’s largest IT engineering firms. This acquisition enables the Ausy group to gain significant strength in this region and also enhances its skills base in the areas of infrastructure and IT security.

Transaction price

Undisclosed

Nessel

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April 2007 April 2007 CELLA completes the acquisition of NESSEL

Founded in 1990, NESSEL is an IT consulting and engineering firm that specializes in the banking business. With its 60 consultants, NESSEL is a preferred partner of France’s largest banks, and earned revenuesnull of around €7 million in 2006, an increase of more than 10% versus the previous year.

Financière Cambon was mandated by NESSEL’s shareholders to assist in the disposal process. The CELLA Group, a French IT services firm, announced the acquisition of NESSEL, an IT consulting and engineering firm that specializes in banking. This transaction will allow the CELLA Group to strengthen its positioning with respect to major accounts in the financialnull services industry and to enhance its new technologies range. In addition, the CELLA Group will leverage the expertise of NESSEL in Systems and Network consulting. With this alliance, the CELLA Group acquires the capacity to offer its clients a full range of services related to the management of their information system, from drawing up specifications to monitoring production. Thanks to its sophisticated technological expertise (object technology, internet, SOA architectures, decisional, C/S, mainframe, etc.), the Group offers its clients an alternative to large general service providers and effective business approaches (market finance, asset management, lending and credit, information traceability, life and health insurance, etc.).

Transaction price

Undisclosed

DCI

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March 2007 DCI

DCI is one of the major French integrators of voice data convergent infrastructure solutions. Its product range covers every key area of IP infrastructures: System, Network, Security, VoIP. The solutions provided are based on the technologies of world-renowned softwarenull publishers and makers: Mc Afee, Avaya, Fortinet, Checkpoint, etc.

Financière Cambon structured an OBO (Owner Buy Out) involving the capital of Data Concept Informatique (DCI). This leveraged deal included the acquisition of a minority share (38%) in DCI for the investmentnull fund EPF Partners.

Transaction price

Undisclosed

Easyvoyage

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January 2007 Easyvoyage

Easyvoyage is the internet’s top editorial portal devoted to travel that offers comparison shopping.

Financière Cambon conducted the LBO and fund-raising round for Easyvoyagenull. The total amount investednull was 9 million euros. Natixis, via its Spef LBO and Seventure funds, acquires an equity interest along with Jacques Maillot, the founder of Nouvelles Frontières, and Francis Reversé, the founder of Degriftour.

Transaction price

9 000 000 €

Projipe

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July 2006 Projipe

Financière Cambon coordinated the alliance of Projipe with Aubay. Projipe is one of the major consulting and engineering groups in France that specializes in financial services (banks and insurance companies). The deal allows Aubay to join the ranks of the top 15 software engineering firms in France, with nearly 2 000 employees.

Transaction price

33 000 000 €

Groupe Diwan

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July 2006 Groupe Diwan

With 280 employees based in 7 different locations, the Diwan group (listed on Alternext) is an acknowledged leader in the field of voice data integration and convergence. The transactionnull valued Diwan at 39.2 million euros.

This acquisition, housed within Orange Business Services, which combines all of France Telecom’s global business services, is consistent with its service development strategy, focused in particular on integration services expertise. After the acquisition of a controlling interest of 72%, France Telecom offered a stock pricenull guarantee to minority shareholders, for a price per share that was a 44% premium over the average quoted price for the 20 prior trading days.

Transaction price

41 700 000 €

Eovia

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April 2006 Eovia

EOVIA EUROPE is a publisher of 3D graphic creation software. Its two leading products are Amapi and Carrara. EOVIA EUROPE was founded in March 2004 as a holding company for the assets of the EOVIA division of TGS EUROPE when it was acquired by MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS.

This transaction allows DAZ to supplement its product portfolio with Carrara and Hexagon software, and also gives it access to a seasoned team based on the West Coast of the United States. The combined offer of the two companies gives users a more refined panel of 3D tools that responds more effectively to their needs. DAZ plans to continue to develop Eovia Corp’s existing products and will provide existing users with the support they need.

Transaction price

Undisclosed

“In the hyper competitive and crowded 3D software market, the expertise of Michael Azencot in cross border alliances and the professionalism of Financière Cambon were instrumental in the successful completion of the deal.”

F. Lebrun, Director of Equity Investments for Seventure.

Exsyde

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April 2006 ExSyde

Exsyde is a key player in product information management.

Access Commerce, a publisher of Multi-Channel Business Solutions that is traded onnull Eurolist C, is acquiring Exsyde in order to complete its product portfolio.

 

Financière Cambon initiated and coordinated the deal.

Transaction price

Undisclosed

Aubay

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October 2005 Aubay

On behalf of the Aubay Technology Group, Financière Cambon conducted the acquisition of Why Not Engineering, an IT engineering firm with 130 employees. Aubay has just acquired a 75% interest in Why Not Engineering, sharing ownership with company management. Why Not Engineering worksnull exclusively in the Greater Paris Area; two of its biggest and most strategic clients are BNP Paribas and France Télécom, which added Aubay as a preferred supplier in 2005. This acquisition is consistent with the strategy of Aubay, which seeks to drive development through a combination of organic growth and targeted acquisitions.

Aubay is a technological and integration consulting firm that specializes in information systems, networks and telecoms. With 862 employees working out of 5 countries (France, Belgium, Spain, Italy and Luxembourg), Aubay projects revenuesnull of €71 million in 2005.

Transaction price

Undisclosed

Cristal Décisions

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July 2005 Cristal Décisions

Cristal Décisions, a firm that was founded in 2002 by its chairman Hervé Corlay, helps large corporations and mid market companies achieve savings in the area of overhead and non-strategic procurement. At year-end 2005, it boasts expertise in six areas: spending on telecoms, water, hygiene and sanitation, long-term vehicle rental and temporary staffing, with dedicated expert consultants for each one.

Alma Consulting Group, a European leader in operating cost reduction consulting (€67.5 million in revenues in 2004, 535 employees, 9 000 clients in 5 countries), has acquired control over Cristal Décisions, a specialist in operating cost reduction consulting. In doing so, it consolidates its position in France and also enables Alma Consulting Group, a key player in the area of employer tax and social charges, as well as in the financing of innovation, to offer its clients a new range of audits aimed at optimizing overheads.

Transaction price

Undisclosed

Omnicom Group

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December 2004 Omnicom Group

An international company whose specialty is technological consulting for e-business infrastructures, systems, networks and telecoms, announces its reinforcement in the area of IT security with the acquisition of Cyber Networks, a service firm that specializes in consulting, integration and facilities management for information system and internet securitynull solutions.

Transaction price

Undisclosed

“Now that the dust has settled and we have signed our deal I wanted to thank younull formally for the superb work you performed for Omnicom Group. Your support, drive and commitment were instrumental in us achieving our dual ambitions of a good price for the sale of our business and completion before the end of the year. I really appreciated your guidance and support, David, but more especially I enjoyed working with you and your refreshingly open and honest approach to doing business. I wish you every success as you continuenull to build your business in Paris. Once again, many thanks”.

N. Penrose, Head of M&A, Omnicom

Amalthis

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October 2004 Amalthis sold to Sage

In connection with the development of its mid market business activitiesnull, Sage acquires Amalthis, a company that specializes in the interactive management of Human Resources. Amalthis is France’s largest publisher of software for interactive human resource management.

Financière Cambon was the advisor to all of the selling shareholders, including IDI, Banques Populairesnull, and Entrepreneur Ventures.

Amalthis brings Sage a high-performance collaborative portal solution dedicated the managing the employee relationship, as well as acknowledged expertise. This acquisition enables the Sage group to continuenull to build on its range of products for mid market businesses.

Transaction price

Undisclosed

“The Amalthis offering in the areas of HR services, communications and employment and careernull management via a secure online portal will be enhanced by the strengths of the Sage group in terms of R&D and Sales and Marketing Support, which will expand its customer base,” stated Jacques Lebahann, who is the current CEO of Amalthis.

Iwedia

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March 2004 Iwedia raises funds from I-Source

On behalf of Teamlog, Financière Cambon helped a group of investors (Thalès Corporate Venture, I-Source, IXCORE) sell its equity interest (91.9%) in Teamlog Digital Media System, specializing in softwarenull solutions for the digital television industry.

 

TEAMLOG has just sold its 91.9% interest in TEAMLOG DMS, a specialist in software solutions for the digital television industry, to a group of financialnull investors (I-Source, Thalès Corporate Ventures and IXCORE) associated with the management of the company. In 2003, this subsidiary earned revenues of €6.7 million, contributing a negative -0.54 million euros (-0.9 million euros in group share of net income) to group earnings. The deal was completed for a total of €2.5 million in cash and is consistent with the sale completed in October 2003 of the equity interest in NEOTION SAS, as well as with TEAMLOG’s decision to refocus on its core IT services business.

Transaction price

Undisclosed

 

 
 

Colt

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December 2003 Colt sells its Apogée and Asthéa subsidiaries

On behalf of COLT Telecom, Financière Cambon completed the deal leading to the sale of two of its subsidiaries, Apogée Communications and Asthéa Ingénierie. Both companies specialize in the integration of infrastructure and IT securitynull solutions.

Transaction price

Undisclosed

The expertise of Financière Cambon was a decisive factor in the successful completion of this transactionnull. FC’s perfect knowledge of every player in the market helped to ensure successful completion of the deal under satisfactory conditions.”

J.B. Gagliardi COLT Europe CEO

Neotion

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September 2003 Neotion raises funds from I-Source

Financière Cambon successfully completed the fund-raising deal for this promising young company.

Transaction price

Undisclosed

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