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Exercise of the Over-allotment Option

Paris, 3 April 2006 – Amboise Investissement (AMB, FR0010307348)  announces that in the context of its Initial Public Offering on Eurolist by  Euronext Paris, ABN AMRO Rothschild, acting as Global Coordinator and Bookrunner, has exercised on 2 April 2006 the over-allotment option in respect of 418,300 shares.

Further to this exercise, Amboise Investissement's capital comprises 9,805,200 shares.

About Amboise Investissement

Amboise Investissement, a company created by Apax Partners, intends to invest and disinvest with the private equity investment funds of Apax Partners France and Altamir & Cie, a company listed on the Eurolist by Euronext.

Amboise will follow Apax Partners' investment strategy, which involves backing, as sole or lead investor, fast-growing companies that are generally unlisted, at all stages of development, in Apax Partners' sectors of specialisation: IT & Telecoms, Media, Healthcare, Retail & Consumer and Business & Financial Services.

Amboise Investissement's portfolio includes investments in Financière Hélios (Séchilienne-Sidec), Almapax (Alma Consulting Group) and a deal in progress, Alain Afflelou SA (subject to completion).

Amboise has opted for the SCR legal and tax system (Société de Capital Risque).

For further information:


Press Contacts

Apax Partners SA – Marketing Department
Agathe Heinrich
Tel: + 33 (0)1 53 65 01 35

Actus – Press Relations
Chantal Farant
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 67 35 86


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