Alantra advised Five Arrows Principal Investments on the acquisition of A2Mac1

SECTORTechnology; Business Services


Jul 2017
Buy-side advisory

Alantra has advised Five Arrows Principal Investments, Rothschild Merchant Banking’s European investment fund, in its investment in A2Mac1, throughout a competitive auction process.

Founded 20 years ago in Hary (Aisne, France), A2Mac1 is the leading player in benchmarking data for the automotive sector, with a client base including many car manufacturers worldwide and more than 150 suppliers. A2Mac1 has grown quickly in the United States since the early 2000’s, in China since 2010 and more recently in India. The company has enjoyed sustained growth since its creation achieving a current turnover of more than 35 million euros.

Five Arrows Principal Investments will support A2Mac1 in its next growth step in its historical markets (Europe and Northern America) as well as in the Asian and Latin American markets, and in the development of its products and services. Five Arrows Principal Investments (Five Arrows) is Rothschild Merchant Banking’s European investment fund. With more than €1.4bn of assets under management and teams in Paris, London and Luxembourg, FAPI is mainly active in the European mid-market, supporting companies with solid market positions and high growth potential. Since its launch in 2010, FAPI has completed 21 transactions in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Scandinavia, Netherlands, Spain and Italy.

***The transaction should be completed by the end of the year.***

***Alantra team: Franck Portais, Oriane Durvye, Basile Paul-Petit, Moussa Youm.***

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