Ardian invests in Neotys

Ardian has acquired a minority stake in Neotys for 2 million euros. Based in France, Neotys is a provider of software solutions that improve the performance and quality of information systems.

PRESS RELEASE

Paris, June 18 2014 – Ardian, the premium independent private investment company, today announces the acquisition of a minority stake in Neotys, a company specializing in software design and web & mobile application performance testing, for €2 million. This investment will enable Neotys to accelerate its international development and develop its product strategy.

Founded in 2005 by Thibaut Bussière and his three associates, Neotys designs and markets NeoLoad, a software that tests the performance capabilities of web & mobile applications during high amounts of digital traffic. This testing software simulates internet and mobile traffic and analyzes the access and response times of applications and infrastructure. With more than 1,500 clients across 62 countries, the company has become a major player in this field to both large and small companies, providing a crucial service for all business reliant upon web- and mobile-based offerings.

Thibaut Bussière, President of Neotys, said: “While we already have an international presence, most notably in the United States, Ardian’s investment gives us the opportunity to grow even further. We will look to increase this international reach and confirm our position as a key player in both the U.S. and European markets.”

Stéphane Jammet, Managing Director at Neotys, said: “Ardian will not merely provide us with equity, but also with its critical expertise and knowledge of our sector.”

Laurent Foata, Head of Ardian Croissance team, added: “Neotys has already started paving the way with their work in the United States by self-financing its growth and remarkable technology. We are delighted to support the group’s ambitious strategy and help them enter in a new stage of development.”

ABOUT NEOTYS
Founded in 2005, Neotys now has 1,500 clients in more than 60 countries and provides solution to ensure their applications’ reliability, performance and quality. NeoLoad, load testing solution, increases productivity allowing you to perform your tests faster, while providing pertinent analyses of test results and full support for all new technologies. The Cloud platform allows you to easily use all Cloud power to generate high load levels. Neotys is a French company which invests 30% of its turnover in its R&D center based in Gémenos near Marseille (France).

More information on Neotys and NeoLoad : www.neotys.com or contact sales@neotys.com

ABOUT ARDIAN
Ardian, founded in 1996 and led by Dominique Senequier, is a premium independent investment company with assets of USD 47 billion managed or advised in Europe, North America and Asia. The company, which is majority-owned by its employees, keeps entrepreneurship at its heart and delivers superior investment performance to its global investors while helping companies grow across the world. Ardian’s investment philosophy embodies three core values: excellence, loyalty and entrepreneurship.

Ardian maintains a truly global network, with more than 330 employees working in ten offices in Paris, London, New York, Beijing, Frankfurt, Jersey, Luxembourg, Milan, Singapore and Zurich. The company offers its 300 investors a diversified choice of funds covering the full range of asset classes, including Funds of Funds (primary, early secondary and secondary) and Direct Funds, including Infrastructure, Mid Cap Buyout, Expansion, Ardian Croissance, Co-Investment and Private Debt.
www.ardian-investment.com

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