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.”