Tech
N.D.
France FR

Scope of intervention

Sycomore Corporate Finance acted as financial advisor to Tikehau Capital and Bpifrance in their strategic investment into Ekimetrics

Date of closing : 

December 2020

In November 2020, Tikehau Capital (via its Growth Capital fund) and Bpifrance (via its MidCap fund) announced a strategic investment into Ekimetrics.

Ekimetrics provides industrialized corporate data science solutions to meet its clients’ most pressing business needs. Specifically, it uses data to maximize companies’ return on investment on marketing expenses and optimize sales, the customer experience, and the entire operational model.

Ekimetrics targets both larger and intermediate-sized enterprises and major organisations across all industries, seeking to help them build their data capital, and use data science and artificial intelligence (AI) to further their business in a practical, sustainable and ethical way.

Rationale

  • Fresh capital to strengthen the company’s positioning, enhance its services and fuel global expansion

Ekimetrics at a glance

Founded in 2006, Ekimetrics has enjoyed strong organic growth since launch of around 30% per year, self-funding projects in over 50 countries. The company has a presence in Paris, London, New York and Hong Kong and now has one of the largest independent teams in Europe, comprising over 240 data scientists.

Tikehau Capital at a glance

About Tikehau Capital Tikehau Capital is an asset management and investment group with €27.2 billion of assets under management (at 30 September 2020) and shareholder equity of €2.8 billion (at 30 June 2020). The Group invests in various asset classes (private debt, real assets, private equity and capital markets strategies) including through its asset management subsidiaries that act on behalf of institutional and private investors. Controlled by its managers alongside leading institutional partners, Tikehau Capital employs more than 570 people (at 30 June 2020) in its offices based in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, New York, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo.

Bpifrance at a glance

Bpifrance’s equity investments are carried out by Bpifrance Investissement. Bpifrance funds companies at every stage in their lifecycle through loans, guarantees and equity investments, and provides support with innovative and international projects. Moreover, Bpifrance assists with their export activities through a wide range of products. Advice, a university, networking and an accelerator aimed at start-ups, SMEs and intermediate-sized enterprises are also among the services on offer to entrepreneurs.