AXA Private Equity Buys 11% of Arismore

AXA Private Equity has acquired an 11% stake in Arismore, a French IT company which specializes in the transformation and security of information systems. Financial terms were not disclosed. AXA Private Equity is a unit of AXA Investment Managers.


AXA Private Equity announces the acquisition of an 11% interest in Arismore, a
specialist in information systems transformation and security.

Arismore is an innovative IT services company which helps to transform and secure
information systems. It mainly operates on the architecture and the management of information systems, identity
management and infrastructure simplification (Cloud Computing). In addition the company has also developed
programs to manage service quality, capacities and collaboration. Finally it offers training and certifications in
order to disseminate international best practices on the various aspects of process and organization among the
information systems industry changers.

Beyond technological innovation, Arismore strategic development has relied on the quality of its teams. Arismore
proposed growth model will be achieved by developing a transformational capacity based on the various
backgrounds of its teams and also by valuing the experience acquired inside and outside the company.
Owned by its founders and employees, Arismore has experienced a fast growth since its inception. Today, it
employs around 100 employees in the Paris area. AXA Private Equity will support and work with the
management to foster their development plans.

Eric Boulay, CEO and founder, said: “Our policy of excellence based on our employee training, our customer
satisfaction with our commitment and the ambitious projects that we support strengthens and validates
Arismore’s model. Thus AXA Private Equity arrival to our capital not only provides us with the necessary means
to reach our ambitious growth targets but its vision of our industry will be very valuable to guide our strategy. ”
Laurent Foata, Director at AXA Private Equity, said: “Thanks to the mastery of its technical innovation and the
quality of its teams Arismore has good growth prospects. We wish to affirm our full support to this ambitious
entrepreneurial dynamic.”

AXA Private Equity is a leading private equity firm with managed assets of USD 25 billion and an international
reach across Europe, North America and Asia. The firm offers investors the full spectrum of private equity
services for every market segment: direct funds, infrastructure financing, mid cap and small cap buyouts, venture
capital, co-investments, fund of funds as well as mezzanine financing.
With offices in Paris, Frankfurt, London, New York, Singapore, Milan, Zurich and Vienna, AXA Private Equity
supports the development and long-term growth of its portfolio companies with sustainable growth strategies and
by granting them access to the AXA international network. AXA Private Equity has earned the trust of its
investors by regularly supplying them with transparent performance data on its funds and portfolio companies.