Hivest Capital acquires 100% of Amplexor Business Services’ share capital from Amplexor group

Paris, November 2, 2020 – Hivest Capital, an independent French private equity firm, has completed the acquisition of Amplexor Business Services S.A. (the « Group » or « Amplexor Business Services »).

For over 30 years, Amplexor Business Services has been a leading player in the digital document engineering market for the defense, energy, telecommunication and aeronautics sectors. The recognized expertise of the Group, as well as its strong know-how in project management, have enabled it to build a strong reputation among its blue chip customer base. Amplexor Business Services employs 600 people operating across 7 sites in France.

Hivest Capital, alongside the management team, aims to consolidate the Group’s positioning on its market, as well as to pursue its development within related consulting and engineering activities, in particular through acquisitions.

Marc Lestrade (CEO – Amplexor Business Services): « Thanks to the support of Hivest Capital, Amplexor Business Services, which originally evolved in the nuclear sector with very high requirements, will accelerate its diversification in other industries, notably focusing on virtual and augmented reality solutions ».

Axel Bonnassies (Managing Partner – Hivest Capital): « This new acquisition confirms the strategy and know-how of Hivest Capital with regards to spin-offs from major international corporates. We are pleased to support Amplexor Business Services in its new independent and ambitious adventure ».

Foucauld Triebel (Hivest Capital): « Hivest Capital will provide Amplexor Business Services with significant resources so that the Group accelerates its development, notably through an ambitious and targeted external growth strategy ».

About Amplexor Business Services

Amplexor Business Services has been a leading company within the digital document engineering market for more than 30 years, with a focus on services within highly regulated environments. The Group is a key player in the defense, energy, aeronautics and telecommunications sectors. Based in Guyancourt, Amplexor Business Services employs c.600 people spread over 7 sites.

About Hivest Capital

Hivest Capital is an independent French private equity firm approved by the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF). Hivest Capital’s main focus is to invest in SMEs whose turnover stands between €30 million and €500 million. The aim of Hivest Capital is to help companies unlock their full potential through innovative growth strategies and operational performance improvements.

List of parties involved

Buy side

Investor – Hivest Capital Partners: Axel Bonnassies, Cédric Lépée, Foucauld Triebel, Guillaume Bourcier, Sacha Gasy

Lawyer (corporate) / legal and social due diligences – Hogan Lovells: Stéphane Huten, Arnaud Deparday, Agathe Faict

Lawyer (financing) – Cabinet Hericotte: Erwan Hericotte

Tax due diligence – CJ Astorg: Jean Goncalves

Financial due diligence – Advolis: Damien Bourg, Michael Christin, Raphael Kalfa

Insurance due diligence – Marsh: Humbert d’Autichamp

Financial advisor – NG Finance: Jacques-Henri Hacquin, Christophe Lam, Alexis Szabo

Sell side

Seller – Amplexor France

Financial due diligence – Mazars Transaction Services: Isabelle Tristan, Pierre Tchertoff, Paul Leveque, Pierre Coirre

Lawyer – Maurer Law: Dr. Christoph Maurer

Lawyer – Hoche Avocats: Eugénie Berthet

Lawyer – Delsol Avocats: Philippe Malikian, Claire Pecquet, Pierre Tourret

M&A advisor – Bryan, Garnier & Co: Thibaut de Smedt, Marc-Antoine Janny, Guillaume Lallouet, Arthur Escoffier

Press contact

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Clara Dallay – A+ Conseils