Tikehau Capital signs agreement to invest £ 80 million in the group and europ…

Paris, may 11, 2017 – Tikehau Capital has signed an agreement for the acquisition of a minority interest in the company Claranet to the sides of the existing shareholders. Founded in 1996, Claranet is a leading independent services, hosting and outsourcing of critical applications, based in London, active in seven european countries and in Brazil.

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Claranet has been developed in several european countries during the last ten years, organically and through an acquisition strategy ambitious. With more than 1,300 employees, the group offers its services to more than 6,000 customers in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the netherlands and Brazil.

Seduced by the growth profile of Claranet, its pan-european reach, its track-record of integration of acquisitions and the quality of its management team, Tikehau Capital has entered into an agreement to support the further development of the group. Tikehau Capital will invest £ 80 million in ordinary shares and preference shares alongside existing shareholders.

Antoine Flamarion, co-founder of Tikehau Capital, said : “We are very pleased to invest in Claranet, a european leader in a market of services of hosting and outsourcing of critical applications in full growth. Our investment in Claranet will support the group’s growth by enabling it to seize market opportunities, illustrating the commitment of Tikehau Capital in the sides of european entrepreneurs in their ambitious projects of international development. ”

Participants and advice of the operation:
Investor : Tikehau Capital (Thomas Grob, Matthew Badjeck, Clear Bellavoine)
Council’s financial Claranet : Lazard (Vincent Le Stradic, William Daraux, Lara Beaumont)
The legal council of Claranet : Hogan Lovells (Peter Watts, Daniel Simons, Cees Brouwer)
Financial Due diligence of Claranet : EY (Neil Hutt, Katie Bridge)
Council tax Claranet : BDO (Tim Ferris, Vaughan Lister)
Due diligence strategic : EY (Olivier Wolf, Nick Padgett)
Legal advice / legal audit of Tikehau Capital : Goodwin (Maxence Bloch, Simon Servan Schreiber, Yoann Labbé)
Financial Due diligence of Tikehau Capital : Eight Advisory (Justin Welstead, Blandine Baiget)
Council valuation of Tikehau Capital : Eight Advisory (Alexis Karklin-Marchay, Jennifer Fabbro)
Due diligence tax of Tikehau Capital : Arsène Taxand (Denis Andres, Yoann Chemama, Sophie Galarza)

About Tikehau Capital :
Tikehau Capital is a group of asset management and investment, which manages about 10 billion euros of assets and has 1.5 billion of fund equity. The group invests in various asset classes (private debt, real estate, capital investment, strategies liquid), in particular through Tikehau IM, its subsidiary in asset management, which operates on behalf of institutional and private players. Controlled by its management, alongside institutional partners of first rank, Tikehau Capital has 170 employees across its offices currently located in Paris, Milan, Brussels, London and Singapore.

Tikehau Capital is listed on Euronext Paris, compartment A (ISIN code : FR0013230612 ; ticker symbol : TKO)


About Claranet :
Founded in 1996, Claranet is a Managed Service Provider specialising in hosting mission-critical applications. With 1 300 employees spread over 8 countries, Claranet has become a major player in managed services in Europe and Brazil (260 M€ turnover) and operate network solutions and hosting for more than 6,000 managed clients of all business sectors, including Sarenza, The Spring, Le Figaro, Veolia Environnement and Airbus.
Claranet brings together the best skills DevOps and Public Cloud to provide managed services flexible, secure and economic, able to guarantee the best application performance to its customers, in their project of transformation digital.

Claranet is certified as PCI DSS, ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and ITIL v3.

Claranet is the first leader of the Magic Quadrant Gartner in the category of “Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe 2016” to be certifé AWS Premier Consulting Partner.

For more information : www.claranet.co.uk

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