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Apax Partners acquires Vitaprotech

Paris (France), 13th July 2022,

FDC advised Apax Partners in the acquisition of a majority stake in Vitaprotech, the French leader in premium security solutions for sensitive sites.

Founded in 2012, Vitaprotech addresses all customers’ needs in terms of securing sensitive sites, through an integrated offering built around three complementary areas of expertise: access control management, perimeter intrusion detection, smart monitoring.

Backed by Eurazeo since 2018 and led by its Chairman Eric Thord, the group has demonstrated a strong organic growth driven by dynamic underlying markets and accelerated by a proven buy&build strategy (9 completed acquisitions in the last 4 years). Vitaprotech has also continued its transformation by strengthening the weight of software solutions and managed services (c.45% of its activity), supported by significant R&D investments.

With a targeted turnover of €80m+ in 2022, Vitaprotech has tripled its size since 2018 and now manage 400+ employees in France and internationally.

FDC advised Eurazeo in 2018 in structuring a preemptive offer. With Apax, Vitaprotech will partner with a leading Private Equity fund to deal with its technological and international transformation.

This transaction once again illustrates FDC’s expertise in the Technology sector and its ability to support successful and resilient companies in a dialogue with leading financial partners to build a sustainable development around favorable market fundamentals. In an intense international competitive process, FDC advises financial and strategic investors to acquire rare assets. The acquisition of Vitaprotech by Apax comes shortly after the acquisition of Orolia by Safran, also advised by FDC.

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