From Private Equity Wire:
Eurazeo, via its Small-Mid Buyout team is to investing up to €100 million in NeoXam, alongside its founder Serge Delpla and the company’s management team led by Florent Fabre.
Under the agreement, Eurazeo would become the group’s majority shareholder with historical investors, led by Cathay Capital and BPI – shareholders since 2018 – selling their share in the business.
NeoXam was created in 2014 following a carve-out from Sungard and a series of acquisitions adding complementary solutions. It now has 550 employees, of which half in R&D, across 15 offices worldwide. The company provides “data-centric” solutions used by more than 120 clients – large asset managers, financial institutions, and global banks – to structure their IT systems. NeoXam solutions cover everything from Front Office (Portfolio Management System) to Back and Middle Office, accounting (NAV) and regulatory and client reporting teams. Clients on all continents – in Europe, the US, Canada and Asia, particularly Singapore and mainland China – have chosen NeoXam for its functional and technological expertise.
Over the last four years, NeoXam has deployed its global growth strategy while also developing its business model. It has transitioned away from upfront licences to SaaS subscriptions, which now account for more than half of its revenue (€75 million) and make the company highly resilient.
Through its investment plan, Eurazeo is willing to support NeoXam in continuing ramping up growth, particularly in the Data Management and Reporting segments, and expanding internationally (particularly in Asia, the UK and US). Eurazeo also plans to provide NeoXam with its internal resources, helping NeoXam to pursue its buy-and-build strategy to complement its range of services and client base, and to accelerate its international expansion.
To achieve this, Eurazeo would give NeoXam access to its global network and expertise in developing businesses throughout their growth phase, in order to strengthen the global leading position of this asset management solution provider.