Portico Capital announced today that it served as financial adviser to Five Arrows Principal Investments (FAPI) on its acquisition of A2Mac1, the leading automotive benchmarking business serving the global OEM and supplier industry from its headquarters in France. Giles Roshier, Managing Director, commented “We are delighted to have advised FAPI on this acquisition. With its support, A2Mac1 is set to continue its impressive growth trajectory and further invest in new areas, especially in 3D Parts software”.
This transaction reinforces Portico’s deep expertise in automotive IT and represents the firm’s seventh deal in the sector since autumn 2016.
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Five Arrows Principal Investments Acquires Automotive Benchmarking Provider A2Mac1
PARIS, France: 13th December 2017: Five Arrows Principal Investments, the European corporate private equity business of Rothschild Merchant Banking, has acquired A2Mac1.
Founded 20 years ago in Hary, France, A2Mac1 is the leading player in benchmarking data for the automotive sector, with a client base including the major car manufacturers worldwide and more than 150 suppliers. A2Mac1 has grown quickly in the United States since the early 2000’s, in China since 2010 and more recently in India.
Five Arrows Principal Investments will support A2Mac1 in its next growth phase in its historical markets as well as in the Asian and Latin American markets, and in the development of its products and services.
Five Arrows commented: “We are very proud to have the opportunity to support the amazing development of A2Mac1, which is a perfect example of the type of company in which Five Arrows wants to invest: a world leader in its field, with a large established customer base and high barriers to entry. We are convinced of its substantial growth potential and eager to contribute to this exceptional entrepreneurial and family project.”
A2Mac1 is the world leader in benchmarking data for the automotive sector. Present in Europe, the United States, China and India, the company’s workforce of more than 300 employees serves a customer base that includes most of the global automotive OEMs and more than 150 automotive suppliers. A2Mac1 provides comprehensive technical benchmarking analyses used by many engineers across the entire automotive value chain (R&D, design, purchasing, etc.). Its technical know-how and its database expertise have allowed A2Mac1 to develop a solution that is unique within this industry. For more information, please visit www.a2mac1.com
About Five Arrows Principal Investments
Five Arrows Principal Investments (FAPI) is the European investment fund of Rothschild Merchant Banking. With more than €1.4 billion in assets under management and teams present in Paris, London and Luxembourg, FAPI primarily invests in the European mid-market and support companies with solidly established market positions and a strong growth potential. Since its creation in 2010, FAPI has completed 21 operations in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy. For more information, please visit www.rothschild.com/en/merchant-banking/corporate-private-equity
About Portico Capital
Portico Capital provides independent strategic and financial advisory services in the areas of mergers & acquisitions (M&A), recapitalisations and capital raisings exclusively to private and public companies in the global information and business services & software sector. The firm, founded in 2000, has offices in Greenwich, Connecticut; New York; and London, England. For more information, please visit www.porticocap.com