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InfoPro Communications launches a new growth phase with Apax Partners

Paris, 6 June 2007The funds managed by Apax Partners SA, together with Altamir Amboise, have signed an  agreement to acquire InfoPro Communications, the holding company of the leading French professional information group ETAI,  in partnership with the management team. Apax  Partners becomes the majority shareholder with the management team retaining  a 44% stake in the group.

With the support of TowerBrook and  under the leadership of Christophe Czajka, the group has achieved growth  averaging more than 30% a year over the last five years. The group executed a  growth strategy around a multi-media approach, building its presence in the  automotive and industry markets through a mix of data bases, multi-media  products, trade exhibitions and trade publications. The group currently employs  380 people, with subsidiaries in Spain, Italy, the US and China, and is expected to  generate revenues of €70m this year.

Eddie   Misrahi, Directeur Général Délégué of Apax Partners SA, said: « We are  very pleased to partner with such a dynamic and ambitious management team in  the media industry, one of Apax' sectors of specialization. InfoPro Communications is a  high-growth potential company with leading positions in its market segments and  a successful business model. We'll help the company and its management team to  seize the best growth opportunities, and to pursue its growth strategy through acquisitions  ».

Christophe  Czajka, CEO and founder of InfoPro Communications, said: « It was very important for us to find a new partner  with deep expertise in our industry, that combines an entrepreneurial spirit  with a strong commitment to help us pursue our expansion ».

About Altamir Amboise

Altamir Amboise is a listed company that co-invests with the private equity funds  managed by Apax Partners SA.

Altamir Amboise leverages Apax  Partners' know how and investment strategy, which involves  backing fast-growing companies across its sectors of specialization: Tech &  Telecom, Retail & Consumer, Media, Healthcare, Business & Financial  Services.

Altamir Amboise is a SCR (Société de Capital Risque) listed on the Euronext Paris Eurolist  market, Compartment B.

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