The Agora Makers group, supported by Hivest Capital Partners, strengthens its position in connected street lighting with the acquisition of Nexiode

Paris, Nancy, and Quimper, March 4th, 2024 – Agora Makers recently announced the successful acquisition of Nexiode, an R&D company specializing in smart solutions for urban and sports lighting.

This acquisition marks a significant step in Agora Makers’ growth strategy, strengthening its presence and capabilities in public lighting. By integrating Nexiode into its portfolio, the group is in particular consolidating its position as a leading provider of innovative and sustainable lighting solutions.

Since its creation in 2015, Nexiode quickly evolved into a major player on the smart lighting market; the company has developed connectivity solutions enabling the remote management of luminaire networks, encompassing advanced features such as real-time surveillance and failure detection, lighting programming and dimming and consumption measurement.

“Nexiode is a company recognized for its technical expertise and commitment to innovation in the field of smart lighting,” said David LELIEVRE, President of Agora Makers. “Nexiode and Agora have been collaborating since 2018; this acquisition is a natural move given our common ambition to offer cities in France and abroad cutting-edge public lighting solutions, that meet our clients’ evolving needs.”

“We are delighted to join the Agora Makers group and join forces to continue to innovate and serve our clients with increasingly technical solutions for public lighting,” commented Olivier DENIEL, CEO of Nexiode. “We firmly believe that combining our respective strengths will bring significant added value and contribute to creating more engaging and sustainable urban environments globally.”

“Agora Makers took on an international dimension with the acquisition of The PlaceMakers last June; the acquisition of Nexiode will now allow the group to integrate market-leading solutions and skills in smart lighting,” said Barthélemy Grave, Principal at Hivest Capital Partners. “Hivest Capital Partners will continue to support the group in its international external growth strategy and plans to accelerate it in the coming years.”

About Agora Makers

Agora Makers is a European leader in urban development, focusing on innovation and sustainability. The group is present on the market through a number of well-known brands such as GHM, Eclatec, Metalco, Bellitalia, CityDesign, and My Equilibria, and stands out for its technical expertise and creativity.

Committed to shaping the public areas of tomorrow, the group’s brands offer solutions that meet the specific needs of cities and their residents, creating safe and aesthetically pleasing spaces. Agora Makers pushes the boundaries of street lighting to offer unique, forward-looking and sustainable lighting experiences.

For more information, www.agora-makers.com

About Hivest Capital Partners

Hivest Capital Partners is an independent European private equity firm approved by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers. Hivest Capital invests in SMEs or mid-cap companies with a turnover between €50m and €500m, in the context of buyout or capital expansion projects. Hivest Capital’s objective is to help companies reach their full potential by implementing ambitious growth strategies and improving operational performance.


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