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Itefin Participations press release
The main managing shareholders in GFI Informatique and Itefin Participations (Apax Partners) have joined forces to create a significant shareholder with 27.8% of the company's share capital and a shared ambition: to guarantee the independent development of GFI Informatique and build a major player in Europe


In accordance with the agreement signed on 29 October 2007, the main managing shareholders1 in GFI Informatique and Itefin Participations (Apax Partners) combined their respective stakes in GFI Informatique within Itefin Participations. The transaction consisted in contribution and transfer operations of GFI Informatique's shares to Itefin Participations, based on a price of €7.38 per GFI Informatique's share. Itefin Participations now owns 27.8% of GFI Informatique's capital, and is 63.3% owned by funds managed by Apax Partners SA and 36.7% by the managing shareholders.

Itefin Participations reminds the terms of its declaration of intent published on 9 November 2007 (AMF D&I 207C2467), according to which notably it does not intend to cross upwards the one-third threshold in GFI Informatique's capital or voting rights, nor take control of the company.


1Jacques Tordjman, Vincent Rouaix, Pierre Chiarelli and Michel Beilin

About Itefin Participations

Itefin Participations is a company owned by the funds managed by Apax Partners SA, including Altamir Amboise which is listed on Euronext Paris.

Apax Partners SA is a leading private equity firm in France. With more than 30 years of investing experience, Apax Partners provides long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. Funds managed by Apax Partners SA exceed €2 billion. These Funds invest in fast-growing companies across Apax' sectors of specialisation: Tech & Telecom, Retail & Consumer, Media, Healthcare, Business & Financial Services.

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Altamir Amboise co-invests with the private equity funds managed by Apax Partners SA.

Altamir Amboise is listed on the Euronext Paris Eurolist market, Compartment B, ISIN code: FR0000053837, ticker: LTA.

For further information:

Agathe Heinrich
Marketing Director of Apax Partners SA
+33 1 53 65 01 35
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