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Results of the Simplified Takeover Bid for GFI Informatique
  • The concert now holds 78.4% of GFI Informatique's capital
  • Follow-on investment for Altamir of €8.4 million in GFI

Paris, 19 July 2013 – At the close of the period for the simplified takeover bid carried out on GFI Informatique's shares, Infofin, the concert formed by Itefin Participations (a company held by Apax Partners and Altamir) and Boussard & Gavaudan announced that they have acquired 19.1% of GFI's share capital, for a total of €39.1 million, of which Altamir's share is €8.4 million.

The concert made up of Apax Partners, Altamir and Boussard & Gavaudan now holds 78.4% of GFI Informatique's capital, thus leading the company to benefit from a stable shareholder base in order to pursue its investments and its development. Altamir owns its shares in GFI through two holding companies: Itefin Participations and Infofin.

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) published the detailed results of the takeover bid in its notice No. 213C0954 of 16 July 2013.

About Altamir

Altamir is a listed private equity company with approximately €500 million in assets under management. The objective of Altamir is to grow its net asset value per share (NAV), and to outperform the most relevant indices (CAC Mid & Small, and LPX Europe). 

Altamir invests through the funds managed by Apax Partners France, a leading private equity firm in French-speaking Europe, and through Apax Partners LLP, one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. Both firms target buyout and growth capital investments in which they are majority shareholders or lead investors, and help management teams to implement ambitious value creation plans.

Altamir provides access to a diversified portfolio of fast-growing companies across Apax's sectors of specialization: Technology, Media, Telecom, Retail & Consumer, Healthcare, and Business & Financial Services. The portfolio is also diversified by size and geography: mid-sized companies in French-speaking European countries; and larger companies across Europe, North America and key emerging markets (China, India, Brazil). 

Altamir is listed, since its inception in 1995, on the NYSE Euronext Paris exchange, Compartment B, ticker: LTA, ISIN code: FR0000053837. It is listed on the CAC Small, CAC Mid & Small, CAC All-Tradable and LPX Europe indices, among others. The total number of Altamir ordinary shares at 31 December 2012 was 36,512,301. For further information, please visit

Altamir Investor Relations
Raquel Lizarraga
Tel: +33 1 53 65 01 33

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