Press Release
April 15, 2024

Tikehau Capital, Five Arrows, Eurazeo IM and CIC Private Debt finance the acquisition of DCI (Défense Conseil International) by the ADIT Group

Goodwin Paris’ debt finance team advised private debt funds Tikehau Capital, Five Arrows, Eurazeo IM and CIC Private Debt on the unitranche financing of the acquisition by the ADIT group of DCI, the operator of the Ministry for the Armed Forces for the transfer of know-how to France's Partner countries.

The ADIT group is a consulting firm in diplomatic strategy, geopolitical studies and economic intelligence founded 30 years ago by the French Government. ADIT now holds 66% of DCI and the French Government retains a 34% stake. 

This transaction strengthens ADIT group’s position as European leader and creates a unique European leader in ”Soft Power” and international influence for French and European companies, as well as major institutions.

This new financing, consisting of a bonds issues program, was also designed to refinance the Group's existing unitranche debt, with a portion intended to finance future acquisitions. 

The Goodwin team was led by Frédéric Guilloux and included Laurent Bonnet and Charlotte Mouradian on financing aspects and Charles-Henri de Gouvion Saint Cyr on tax aspects.