Alantra acted as exclusive debt advisor in the majority acquisition of Jem’s by Meaning Capital Partners


ServiceDebt Advisory

Jun 2023
Debt Advisory

Paris – Alantra has acted as exclusive debt advisor in the majority acquisition of Jem’s (“The Company”), an IT Services company specialized in big data consulting, by Meaning Capital Partners (“Meanings”), a leading private equity platform in France.

Jem’s specializes in creating, managing, and leveraging companies’ data assets, providing a comprehensive range of Big Data services. The Company empowers its clients to take advantage of the power of data science, analytics and artificial intelligence, facilitating autonomous control, automation and actionable insights. Jem’s client portfolio includes renowned companies such as BNP Paribas, LVMH, Renault, Safran, Veolia as well as BPI France, Covea, Enedis, France Télévisions, Pathé and SNCF.

Meanings Capital Partners is a leading private equity platform in France, specializing in the Lower-Mid Cap segment, in corporate private equity and real estate. Meanings supports management teams in transforming and financing the development of French companies to enable them to become leaders in their fields.

Meanings Capital Partners is committed to supporting Jem’s in achieving its goal of becoming the European leader in Data Manufacturing and establishing itself as a pioneer in green IT and digital responsibility. This objective will be accomplished through organic growth, strategic partnerships, and acquisitions, both domestically and internationally, with several acquisitions planned by 2027.

Jacques Benhamou, Chairman, and Nicolas Laroche, Managing Director of Jems Group, expressed their delight in Meanings Capital Partners’ investment, reinforcing their shared vision of becoming the leading European player in data industrialization. They anticipate that Meanings’ support will accelerate their growth across strategic, financial, external growth, and sustainability domains.

André Renaison, Partner, and Guillaume Wolff, Investment Director at Meanings Capital Partners expressed their enthusiasm for joining forces with Jacques, Nicolas, and their teams: “The Company shares our ambition to accelerate this growth while leveraging their expertise in IT services and proprietary software components.”

Pierre-Louis Nahon, Partner and Head of Debt Advisory at Alantra France, stated: “We are delighted to see Jem’s and its new shareholder Meanings Capital starting a new chapter together. The financing put in place will provide Jem’s with the appropriate level of flexibility to execute its ambitious plan in terms of market consolidation.”

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