AT Internet receives 6.25 million Euro from IXO Private Equity and Omnes Capital to support its international growth and ambitious R&D programme

AT Internet receives 6.25 million Euro from IXO Private Equity and Omnes Capital to support its international growth and ambitious R&D programme
Thursday, June 6, 2013

AT Internet, a major player in the field of Web Analytics and Online Intelligence has been successful in raising 6.25 million Euro with its long-term financial investor iXO PRIVATE EQUITY (3.5 million Euro) and a new associate, OMNES CAPITAL, formerly Crédit Agricole Private Equity, (2.75 million Euro).

This operation will allow the group to accelerate its development by continuing its efforts in R&D and by consolidating its international presence. The Digital Analytics solution provider, based in Bordeaux, France, is preparing to strengthen its sales and marketing teams, as well as its technical infrastructure outside of Europe.

This capital increase is the third of its kind in AT Internet’s history and is part of a series of promising financial results for the company in 2012. Over the past few months the company has signed major contracts in Russia, Germany, Scandinavia, Brazil and South-East Asia. In 2013, the decision-making solution provider anticipates a rise in turnover of more than 20% with increased profitability.

After establishing itself on the French and European markets, AT Internet is accelerating its third phase of development in the best conditions possible, targeting emerging countries in which there are increasing opportunities for business growth. With this capital the European solution provider will be able to meet the R&D challenges raised by decision-making analyses, and answer the question of Big Data processing.

At the end of the operation, the company’s founding managers continue to have a large majority of the company. Mathieu Llorens, AT Internet CEO explains that “this operation will let us accelerate our development whilst allowing us to remain independent. This financial autonomy is a guarantee of our agility, the proximity that we have with our clients and the reliability of our solutions. We are keen to hold on to these values which have been the company’s strength for 17 years and which justify the trust that our clients place in us.”

Jean-Luc Rivière, General Partner at iXO Private Equity states that “we have been supporting AT Internet and its managers since almost the company’s beginnings. This long experience has allowed us to create a solid relationship of mutual trust. We are, more than ever before, convinced of AT Internet’s development potential and have shown it with this latest investment.”

François-Xavier Dedde, Investment Manager at Omnes Capital also adds that “AT Internet has been successful in establishing itself as a major player in a booming, highly competitive market thanks to its expertise in the field of digital analytics and its ability to innovate. We are delighted to support the company in this new phase of its development to strengthen its technological progress and to accelerate its international growth.”

Participants

iXO Private Equity: Jean-Luc RIVIERE and Nicolas OLIVES
Omnes Capital: François-Xavier DEDDE and Marine HUBER

Legal advisors:
Jones DAY: Charles GAVOTY – Anne KERNEUR – Patricia JIMENO
Cabinet JOUANNEAU – FRESSANGES DU BOST et ASSOCIES

AT Internet: Mathieu LLORENS and Cyril MAZEAU

About AT Internet

AT Internet, a major player in the field of Web Analytics since 1995, helps companies drive their online performance and optimise their presence on all online marketing channels such as web and mobile sites, applications, e-CRM, social media etc. The company’s Online Intelligence solutions provide reliable, valid, complete decision-making data. AT Internet has placed agility at the heart of its innovation process to provide its clients with an evolutionary and 100% modular solution that responds to the challenges faced by companies today. The strength of AT Internet’s technology and the quality of its customer relations are recognised worldwide. AT Internet has more than 3,500 clients all over the world from all sectors. The company, which has more than 150 employees, is present in 20 different countries through its subsidiaries and partners. Further information: www.atinternet.com

About iXO Private Equity

iXO Private Equity is a leading independent investor in small to mid-cap transactions with €306 million under management. iXO Private Equity manages €138 million retail funds subscribed by individuals (French “FIP and FCPI”) and €168 million private equity funds subscribed by Limited Partners (French “FCPR”). Based in Toulouse, iXO Private Equity is active in the South of France with investments from €2 million to €10 million by project. Further information: www.ixope.fr

About Omnes Capital

Omnes Capital is a major player in private equity, with a commitment to financing SMEs. With €1.8 billion in assets under management, Omnes capital provides companies with the capital needed to finance their growth and with key expertise in a number of areas: LBOs & Expansion Capital, Venture Capital in technology and life sciences, Renewable Energy, Mezzanine, Secondary Funds of funds, Co-Investment. Omnes Capital, formerly Crédit Agricole Private Equity, was a subsidiary of Crédit Agricole until March 2012 when the company gained its independence. Omnes Capital is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). Further information: www.omnescapital.com

Press Contacts

AT Internet: Fabienne Joffre - fabienne.joffre@atinternet.com -  +33(0)1.56.54.14.30
IXO Private Equity: Sylvie IVES – sylvie.ives@comm-in.fr - +33 (0)6 84 14 11 15
Omnes Capital: Martine Sessin-Caracci –martine.sessincaracci@omnescapital.fr - +33 (0) 80 48 79 15
Caroline Babouillard (Shan) – caroline.babouillard@shan.fr - +33 (0) 1 44 50 58 72