The Paris Private Equity team advised Tikehau Capital and Bpifrance on the acquisition of a minority stake in Ekimetrics.
Tikehau Capital is an asset management and investment group with €27.2 billion of assets under management (at 30 September 2020) and shareholder equity of €2.8 billion (at 30 June 2020). The Group invests in various asset classes (private debt, real assets, private equity and capital markets strategies) including through its asset management subsidiaries that act on behalf of institutional and private investors.
Bpifrance is the French national investment bank: it finances businesses – at every stage of their development – through loans, guarantees, equity investments and export insurances. Bpifrance also provides extra financial services (training, consultancy) to help entrepreneurs meet their challenges (innovation, export…).
Ekimetrics is an European leader in “data science for business”. The company’s mission is to help customers audit their data opportunities, enrich their analytical capital, and deploy actionable solutions to maximise their marketing and operational performance, and re-energise business models. With more than 240 data scientists, Ekimetrics is one of the largest independent teams in Europe. Ekimetric’s focus is to deliver short-term gains while ensuring the long-term development of its customers’ data assets.
The combined total of EUR 24 million in fresh capital will enable Ekimetrics to speed up the rollout of its Core Data Science Platform, expand its library of off-the-shelf business modules, enhance its technological and methodological assets, and so provide a more innovative, agile service. It will also serve as a catalyst for the growth of its subsidiaries abroad, including the United States and China.
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