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Feb’ 2021

CAPZA supports Sogetrel

CAPZA supports Sogetrel in the management buy-out of the company.

CAPZA supports Sogetrel in the management buy-out of the company in order to pursue its growth and consolidate the digital infrastructure services sector.

 

Sogetrel is one of the leading integrators of electronic security and services for digital infrastructures for companies and the Smart City.

 

From smart meters to communicating buildings, via very high-speed broadband connections, SOGETREL offers turnkey solutions to all users of digital infrastructures, whether in retail, defence, transport, industry or services.

 

With a network of more than 100 sites in France, Switzerland and Belgium, Sogetrel’s customers today include major operators, public and private contractors as well as local authorities.

 

With nearly 5,000 employees, Sogetrel is experiencing a strong rebound after lockdown. Sogetrel’s turnover has risen from over 250 million euros in 2015 to 760 million euros in 2020.

The digitalization of companies and services is a key growth driver to revitalize the economy.
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Christophe Karvelis-Senn, Executive Chairman & Founder

Sogetrel’s strategic plan aims to continue its strong development in the fast-growing markets of digital infrastructures and connected devices.

 

The 120 manager-shareholders, under the leadership of their Chairman Xavier Vignon, accompanied by a consortium of investors led by Andera Partners and including CAPZA Expansion, have completed the acquisition of Sogetrel from Latour Capital. This transaction enables the management to become a majority shareholder.

 

This is the second transaction of CAPZA Expansion1, the new expertise launched with AXA France’s €500 million package to support the French economy and back the rebound of mid-cap companies.

 

Xavier Vignon, Chairman of Sogetrel: “In 5 years SOGETREL has established itself as the leader in digital infrastructure services in France. This transaction will enable us to extend this leadership while surfing on the tremendous opportunities offered by the Smart City, connected devices and, in general, the continued digitalization of companies and services“.

 

Christophe Karvelis, Executive Chairman & Founder at CAPZA: “We are delighted to support Sogetrel’s management teams in this new phase of the group’s expansion. The digitalization of companies and services is a key driver to support economic rebound“.

 

1The investments are made by the funds CAPZA Mid-Cap Expansion Equity and CAPZA Mid-Cap Expansion Bond.

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