The Ach@t Solutions group, already made up of the software publishers Agysoft, Avenue Web Systèmes, Pharmatic and SIS Marchés, strengthens its position by integrating the Strasbourg-based company Perinfo. Advised by DDA & Company on this operation, the company becomes a group of software editors specialized in purchasing and transport, dedicated to the public sector and its private partners.
The group has great ambitions for Perinfo’s growth, particularly by providing internal adepts in the transport sector with a range of innovative technological expertise around the Web and SaaS. Perinfo’s software packages – already highly acclaimed – will be enriched in a perennial way.
Christophe Gardent, President of Ach@t Solutions, comments: “The integration of Perinfo within the Ach@t Solutions group is an industrial project that has been matured for a long time. First of all, this project makes sense with complementary internal expertise, common customers and a strong customer culture. Moreover, following the example of what the Group has built up in the healthcare sector, the integration of Perinfo will fuel our ambition to bring public purchasers and private partners closer together in the long term thanks to our innovative business solutions.”
Ari Dadaoun, CEO of Perinfo, adds: “The new perspectives of Perinfo, associated with the Ach@t Solutions group, will undoubtedly be exciting and thrilling. Well-known for the functional richness of its solutions, Perinfo will benefit from a technological support to reinforce its long term sustainability.”
Alexandre Odin, Partner at DDA & Company, said: “Ach@t Solutions and Perinfo share a common DNA and culture of operational excellence that suggests a very promising future. We are very pleased to have been able to contribute to this partnership“.
DDA & Company advised the shareholders of Ach@t Solutions in this transaction, with a team consisting of Alexandre Odin, Nhu Quynh Golder and Jean-Baptiste Delaporte.
Founded in 1989, Ach@t Solutions is the first French group to provide services and publish expert software packages in the fields of purchasing and transport, dedicated to the public sector and its private partners. It has 4 subsidiaries: Agysoft, SIS Marchés, Pharmatic and Avenue Web Systèmes.
Ach@t Solutions, which employs 167 people, is ranked among the top 50 French sector software publishers and is a member of the BPI Excellence network, which brings together innovative and growing French SMEs. With this new acquisition, the group has more than 200 employees and annual sales of over €25 million.
Independent (majority owned by its managers), Ach@t Solutions is supported in its growth by the regional investment fund in Occitania IRDI Capital Investissement and the entrepreneurs fund Capital Croissance.
Since 1982, Perinfo has developed the widest offer on the market for intercity and urban passenger transport, with the GESCAR and ORDICARS business software packages, furnishing more than 400 transport operators (bus companies, urban networks, transport authorities) throughout the country.
With its offer for local authorities, Perinfo equips the majority of French departmental councils for the management of technical activities and road maintenance: GESCAR Collectivités and AGT-Collectivités. The company is also strongly established in Spain, Switzerland, Benelux and Morocco, specifically furnishing the national transport company.
Perinfo completes its software offer with the expert solution Optiscolaire bringing innovative solutions and optimization of school circuits.
With 40 employees and headquartered in Strasbourg, Besançon and Angers, the company generates a turnover of more than €4.1m.
Stakeholders in this Transaction
- M&A advisors: DDA & Company (Alexandre Odin, Nhu Quynh Golder, Jean-Baptiste Delaporte) et Yrix Conseil (Christophe de Labrouhe)
- Legal: Cartesia Avocats (Mathias Roth)
- Financial advisers: Axiome Associés (Steve Amat)
- Debt: Crédit Agricole Languedoc, Caisse d’Epargne Languedoc, BNP Paribas
- Legal: GSA Avocats (Nicolas Muller)