private debt

Paris, May 19, 2022

DISPOSAL OF EURAZEO’S STAKE IN BIMEDIA

Eurazeo’s Private Debt team is selling its majority stake in Bimedia, a leading player in payment and management solutions specifically designed for convenience stores, to DL Software.

Eurazeo and A Plus Finance have provided funding to Bimedia since 2015. In 2018, Eurazeo became Bimedia’s majority shareholder in order to help it develop its business. Working with Guillaume Dewael and Bimedia’s management, Eurazeo’s Private Debt team has used its expertise and support to help the company deploy its technology, with the aim of diversifying its range of services. The last six years have represented a turning point in the company’s development: its business model has changed considerably and it has strengthened both its leading position and its growth in all of its markets.

This sale to DL Software, a leading French producer of ERP software, is a new milestone in Bimedia’s development. Bimedia will help strengthen DL Software’s retail division and help expand its offering to convenience stores. The companies in DL Software’s retail division will therefore benefit from Bimedia’s expertise in electronic services such as prepaid coupons (money transfer services) and prepaid phone cards.

Éric Gallerne, Managing Partner in charge of Eurazeo’s Private Debt strategy, said:

“We are delighted to have been able to share our expertise with Guillaume Dewael and his teams in order to transform Bimedia, which is now acknowledged as a top-tier service provider by convenience store operators. We are confident that Bimedia has a bright future as part of a market leader like DL Software, and we wish them every success as they continue their impressive journey.”

Guillaume Dewael, Chairman and CEO of Bimedia, added:

“We are very proud of this deal with DL Software and we would like to thank Eurazeo and its Private Debt team for their exceptional support, assistance and commitment as part of Bimedia’s development since 2015. In particular, our financial partnership with Eurazeo has enabled us to invest in innovation, improve our operational platform and accelerate our growth, while also developing our human capital.”

ABOUT EURAZEO

  • Eurazeo is a leading global investment group, with a diversified portfolio of €32 billion in assets under management, including €23.2 billion from third parties, invested in 530 companies. With its considerable private equity, private debt, real estate and infrastructure expertise, Eurazeo accompanies businesses of all sizes, supporting their development through the commitment of its nearly 360 professionals and offering in-depth sector expertise, a gateway to global markets, and a responsible and stable foothold for transformational growth. Its solid institutional and family shareholder base, robust financial structure free of structural debt, and flexible investment horizon enable Eurazeo to support its companies over the long term.
  • Eurazeo has offices in Paris, New York, London, Frankfurt, Berlin, Milan, Madrid, Luxembourg, Shanghai, Seoul, Singapore and Sao Paulo.
  • The Private Debt strategy is managed by Eurazeo Investment Manager
  • Eurazeo is listed on Euronext Paris.
  • ISIN: FR0000121121 - Bloomberg: RF FP - Reuters: EURA.PA

ABOUT A PLUS FINANCE

  • A Plus Finance is an AMF-authorized asset management company with more than €1 billion of assets under management at the end of 2021 and two main complementary business areas: real-estate investments and private equity. The real-estate business is mainly based on managed properties, particularly assisted living facilities for seniors. The group has a strong regional presence and mainly serves institutional investors (around 90% of assets under management). A Plus Finance is committed to corporate citizenship, and is known for funding SMEs operating in local communities with the aim of having a positive impact in the social, environmental and digital fields.

EURAZEO CONTACT

Virginie CHRISTNACHT

DIRECTRICE DE LA COMMUNICATION

+33 (0) 1 44 15 76 44

Pierre BERNARDIN

DIR. RELATIONS INVESTISSEURS

+33 (0) 1 44 15 16 76

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