Paris, 16 February 2016 - Apax Partners, Altamir and INFOPRO DIGITAL's management TEAM have signed an exclusive agreement with TowerBrook Capital Partners for the sale of a majority holding in INFOPRO DIGITAL, a leading provider of professional information services in France. The offer is subject to consultation with the relevant employee representative bodies before entering into final negotiations.
The objective for INFOPRO DIGITAL is to continue its development and growth strategy led by its founding Chairman Christophe CZAJKA and his team.
Apax Partners has backed the Group's transformation into a leading provider of professional information services in France.
About Infopro Digital
Infopro Digital is a leading provider of professional information services in France (2,500 employees, €300 million in revenue). The group addresses several key sectors of the economy: construction, automotive, manufacturing, insurance and finance, retailing, tourism and local authorities. It has developed a multimedia offering (software, databases, web services, trade shows, conferences, publications) that enables its customers to increase their sales and improve their productivity.
About Apax Partners
Apax Partners is a leading private equity firm in French-speaking European countries. With more than 40 years of experience, Apax Partners provides long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. Funds managed and advised by Apax Partners exceed €2.4 billion. These funds invest in fast-growing middle-market companies across four sectors of specialisation. Current portfolio companies include:
- TMT: Altran, Gfi Informatique, and Vocalcom
- Retail & Consumer: ALAIN AFFLELOU, Europe Snacks, Groupe Royer and THOM Europe (Histoire d'Or, Marc Orian and TrésOr)
- Healthcare: Amplitude Surgical, Capio and Unilabs
- Business & Financial Services: Groupe INSEEC, SK FireSafety and TEXA.
For more information, please visit www.apax.fr or our social networks.
Altamir is a listed private equity company (Euronext Paris-B, ticker: LTA) founded in 1995 and with more than €600 million in assets under management. Its objective is to provide shareholders with long term capital appreciation and regular dividends by investing in a diversified portfolio of private equity investments.
Altamir's investment policy is to invest via and with the funds managed or advised by Apax Partners France and Apax Partners LLP, two leading private equity firms that take majority or lead positions in buyouts and growth capital transactions, and seek ambitious value creation objectives.
In this way, Altamir provides access to a diversified portfolio of fast-growing companies across Apax's sectors of specialisation (TMT, Retail & Consumer, Healthcare, Business & Financial Services) and in complementary market segments (mid-sized companies in French-speaking European countries and larger companies across Europe, North America and key emerging markets).
Altamir derives certain tax benefits from its status as an SCR ("Société de Capital Risque"). As such, Altamir is exempt from corporate tax and the company's investors may benefit from tax exemptions, subject to specific holding-period and dividend-reinvestment conditions.
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