Paris, 24 March 2016 – Funds managed by Apax France have provided a binding offer and have entered into exclusivity with U.S.-based private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo to finalize the acquisition of InfoVista, the leading provider of network performance software solutions. The offer to acquire InfoVista is subject to consultation with the relevant employee representative bodies before entering into final negotiations.
InfoVista is a unique, innovative and recognized provider of award-winning network performance management software solutions and services for communications service providers, mobile operators, and IT-intensive enterprises and government organizations.
Founded in 1995, InfoVista is a private, global company with worldwide headquarters in Paris, France. With more than 430 employees, 15 regional offices and 3 R&D centers, InfoVista provides software and services to over 1,200 customers in more than 120 countries.
Altamir is a listed private equity company (Euronext Paris-B, ticker: LTA) founded in 1995 and with more than €650m in assets under management. Its objective is to provide shareholders with long term capital appreciation and regular dividends by investing in a diversified portfolio of private equity investments.
Altamir's investment policy is to invest via and with the funds managed or advised by Apax Partners France and Apax Partners LLP, two leading private equity firms that take majority or lead positions in buyouts and growth capital transactions and seek ambitious value creation objectives.
In this way, Altamir provides access to a diversified portfolio of fast-growing companies across Apax's sectors of specialisation (TMT, Retail & Consumer, Healthcare, Business & Financial Services) and in complementary market segments (mid-sized companies in French-speaking European countries and larger companies across Europe, North America and key emerging markets).
Altamir derives certain tax benefits from its status as an SCR ("Société de Capital Risque"). As such, Altamir is exempt from corporate tax and the company's investors may benefit from tax exemptions, subject to specific holding-period and dividend-reinvestment conditions.
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