OpportunIT, M&A* specialist in Information Technologies

Since 2012, we advise and accompany entrepreneurs and management board in the digital sector with values that are dear to us :

  • proximity with our customers,
  • strong involvement in all operations, even the smallest, to ensure customers an optimum support,
  • unceasing willingness to reach our goal sharing the interests of our customers.

*M&A : Mergers & Acquisitions

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8 ans déjà que notre équipe accompagne ses clients Editeurs, Intégrateurs et ESN avec une implication sans faille ! OpportunIT est à présent une référence connue et reconnue des fusions et acquisitions des acteurs de l’IT.
En 2019, nous avons réalisé 10 opérations dans le domaine de la transformation digitale, de l’intégration d’ERP et de l’édition logiciel.
Notre code ADN, très fortement marqué par les métiers IT que tous les associés ont déjà pratiqués opérationnellement, nous permet de partager rapidement une sensibilité, une vision et un objectif avec nos clients.
Je vous laisse parcourir les témoignages ci-dessous dans lesquels vous trouverez des préoccupations que vous partagez.
Nous sommes à votre disposition pour échanger sur tous ces sujets.
 
Amaury Semain - CEO OpportunIT

Levée de fonds pour ITD
Au fil des années, ClickOnSite (notre innovation) et notre entreprise demandaient une accélération des ventes qui s’avérait impossible sans une trésorerie solide. C’est en échangeant avec mon réseau que la levée de fonds s’est imposée. De même pour le choix un cabinet conseil spécialisé en IT.
Les success stories d’OpportunIT, leur connaissance du monde informatique, leurs références m’ont convaincu. Ils semblaient avoir une réelle crédibilité sur le marché. De plus, ils ont géré avec succès la fusion-acquisition d’une entreprise voisine de nos locaux. Les connaissant bien, ceci constituait pour moi un gage de fiabilité.
Et OpportunIT fut un bon partenaire. Au-delà de son accompagnement régulier, le cabinet a su maintenir la dynamique et la régularité des échanges. Il fut également de très bon conseil pour trouver un avocat. La collaboration avec OpportunIT fut simple, efficace et consciencieuse. J’ai apprécié la sérénité dont l’équipe a su faire preuve ainsi que leur grande ténacité. Grâce à cette action, ITD a pu résoudre ses besoins de trésorerie et accélérer sa croissance.

Jérôme Perret - Président d’IT-Development
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Cession de Daylight Consulting
Pour une cession ou une acquisition, trouver un conseil n’est pas chose simple et les enjeux sont nombreux. J’ai donc fait appel à mon réseau, au bouche à oreille… avec une première tentative qui n’a pas fonctionné, et ce fut le choix d’OpportunIT, motivé par le langage de vérité, la simplicité, la capacité de pédagogie et l’efficacité.
Avec une équipe de qualité, et un positionnement pointu sur l’organisation des transformations des grandes entreprises publiques et privées, nous avions besoin de rejoindre un groupe d’une grande envergure pour assurer notre développement. Il y a eu plusieurs tentatives avant d’aboutir à un deal honnête qui permet de positionner Daylight sur une rampe de lancement.
Tout au long de ce processus, la vision, l’honnêteté et la détermination sont essentielles. OpportunIT a eu un rôle déterminant, de conseil, d’accompagnement, autant sur les aspects techniques qu’humains.

Fadi El Gamayel Directeur général de Daylight Consulting
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Cession de Volume Software
« OpportunIT m’a vite mis en confiance grâce, d’une part, à leur compétence du domaine IT (échange efficace, compréhension et même langage), et, d’autre part, bien que défendant au mieux les intérêts du cédant, ils furent très clairs et cohérents dans leurs analyses, sans esbroufe, sans survente, avec une vision très clairvoyante de la situation.
Et surtout, dans ce type de deal il y a un fort impact psychologique, lié à la situation de 2 personnes, le cédant et le repreneur, qui s’engagent respectivement sur un important changement de vie. On passe par des phases de tension, de doute, d’euphorie, bref autant de situations qu’il faut apaiser, réguler, expliquer : là-dessus l’intervention d’OpportunIT a été d’une très grande qualité.
Définitivement, comme disent les anglais, ils sont « deal maker » !
Jean-Christophe Orsoni, l’acquéreur.
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WEBINAR "Buy or sell an IT company: the right time?" 12/10/2020, in French

Voici la version complète de notre dernier webinar : Voir la vidéo

Vous pouvez bien sûr entrer en contact avec chacun des intervenants directement :
Nathalie Bellion : nb@opportunIT.biz
Sabah Boumesla : sb@reveability-avocat.com
Paul Feral-Schuhl : paulfs@pfs-avocat.fr
Amaury Semain : as@opportunIT.biz
Nous restons à votre disposition pour toute explication ou précision.

Among our deals Sale - Acquisition - Advice

La Home Sweet Company takes over StartX

La Home Sweet Company takes over StartX

OPPORTUNIT advised LA HOME SWEET COMPANY for the second time (T/O: M€ 48) an IT services company specialised in the DEV-SEC-OPS operations, in STARTX takeover (T/O M€ 7), RED HAT partner and specialised in the open source hybrid cloud technologies

IT-DEVELOPMENT makes its first fundraiser with EB PARTNERS

IT-DEVELOPMENT makes its first fundraiser with EB PARTNERS

With this first round of funding, ITD wants to accelerate its international expansion, particularly in regions where the company already has recognized references (Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia).
IT-Development (ITD) was created in 2010 near Lyon and today represents nearly 30 employees for a turnover of € 1.5 million in 2018.
EB Solutions, a leading CAD and PLM solutions integrator, represents 50 people and 8 million euros in sales in 2018, mainly in France, the United States, China, India...
Through this transaction, EB Solutions acquires a minority stake in ITD.
This acquisition will help strengthen the sales team for each of the targeted geographical areas. But also by developing ITD's local presence in West Africa and South East Asia in its offices in Abidjan and Ho Chi Minh.
ITD also plans to open new premises in Johannesburg, South Africa, to get closer to local customers.

Digital & You is bought by Silamir

Digital & You is bought by Silamir

OPPORTUNIT advised the shareholders of DIGITAL & YOU (Revenue or Turnover : € 18 M), a digital transformation consultancy firm when it was transferred to SILAMIR.

OpportunIT advised Kyocera in its search for French partners

OpportunIT advised Kyocera in its search for French partners

OpportunIT assisted Kyocera France management in the strategic definition and implementation of its external growth policy

Groupe NVL (IVELEM) buys CITI INFORMATIQUE

Groupe NVL (IVELEM) buys CITI INFORMATIQUE

OPPORTUNIT advised NVL for the second time (T/O: M€ 30) an IT services company specialised in ERP set up in its acquisition of CITI INFORMATIQUE (T/O : M€ 1), a company dedicated to Sage and Cegid ERP integration.

HEXAGLOBE takes over SGT at the bar

HEXAGLOBE takes over SGT at the bar

OPPORTUNIT advised Hexaglobe (T/O: M€ 3.2) an IT services company specialised in providing OTT technology and covering the entire process from video ingest to delivery in its acquisition of SGT (T/O : M€ 1.9), a TV playout automation & Media Asset Management (MAM) software solutions editor for the Broadcast video Industry.

OpportunIT advised the sale of

OpportunIT advised the sale of

OPPORTUNIT managed the sale of VOLUME SOFTWARE (revenue: € 2.7M), a software company developing a vertical ERP for the French and international printing, packaging and label industries, to Jean-Christophe ORSONI (So Soft) and SOFIMAC Régions (€ 450M in AUM).

Adelius buys Sextant Solutions Informatiques

Adelius buys Sextant Solutions Informatiques

OPPORTUNIT advised ADELIUS (T/O: M€ 15) a IT services company specialised in infrastructure management in its acquisition of SEXTANT SOLUTIONS INFORMATIQUES (T/O : M€ 4), a company of infrastructure management, IT production, Systems and Networks, databases management and maintenance.

OpportunIT advises DAYLIGHT' sale

OpportunIT advises DAYLIGHT' sale

OPPORTUNIT advised the cession of DAYLIGHT (T/O: 5,2M€) a consulting and management firm dedicated to PMO, digital evolution and transformation to BLUE SOFT (T/O: 52M€).

BLUE SOFT buys Asyres

BLUE SOFT buys Asyres

The transaction concerned the staff and customers portfolio of Asyrès (T/O : 500k€ in 2017). 
This acquisition is a following step in the strategy of development of the group. It’s strengthen :
-    The local implementation in Lyon region and its centers of expertise
-    The production capability and financial standing
BLUESOFT aim to be one of the top leaders of the French informatic sector. The company has surpassed 500 people and ensure a steady growth in 2018.

Success story Netapsys

Success story Netapsys

We accompanied Netapsys over a period of 5 years during which we set up 7 operations included :
-    Genesis Paris
-    Ideo Corp
-    RBS Web Factory
-    Ideia
-    Beex
-    Open Resource
These acquisitions were set up as a part of the company’s plan of development by strengthened its positions on national territory and its centers of expertise.
These has also developed the group from 5.5 to 27 M€ turnover.

Netapsys / Sodifrance

Netapsys / Sodifrance

After a long-term accompaniment and many structuring operations, we advised Netapsys in the context of a merger project with Sodifrance. 
The buyer wished to complement its offer in the development of custom-made information systems and its presence in Paris and Lyon in particular.
The group has made a turnover of 110M€ compared to 73M€ last year.

Visiativ / NC2

Visiativ / NC2

VISIATIV (T/O : 106M€ in 2016), is a specialist in digital transformation in industrial, retail and service sectors. It has acquired NC2 (T/O : 5.5M€ in 2016) a team of experts in services management from the group EOLANE (T/O : 465M€). This company based near Lyon is specialised in hosting solutions and is managing the data of more than 500 companies. EOLANE has rapidly imposed itself as a leader in this sector in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region.

OMR / CTV

OMR / CTV

We advised OMR (T/O: 11M€ before acquisition), operator IT present in the west of France, during two consecutive operations. One of which was the acquisition of CTV from its owner (T/O : 12M€) a company in the business of network, security and telecom. 

CD DOC

CD DOC

We carried out a valuation of CD DOC group (T/O : 6.8M€) to ensure serene and fruitful negotiations with Archivevo (T/O : 32M€)

NOVADYS

NOVADYS

OPPORTUNIT accompanied NOVADYS, a EDM-ECM solutions’ editor (T/O: 4M€) during its merger’s negotiations with JVS, a software editor company for local communities (T/O: 23M€)

IMNET

IMNET

OPPORTUNIT organised the cession of IMNET (T/O: 3M€) an editor and integrator of EDM solutions specialised in the Health sector, to STUDIA GROUP (T/O: 25M€). This operation complete its ECM solution and its strategy of growth in sectors of high value-added.

INITIATIV GROUP (GESWAY, PROGIB, SOLIDD)

INITIATIV GROUP (GESWAY, PROGIB, SOLIDD)

With our help, the group of expert on Microsoft Dynamics NAV, DIVALTO and ERP for BTP sector, INITIATIV GROUP (T/O: 5.2M€ - GESWAY, PROGIB, SOLIDD) which is located in North of France, has merged with EMPLIO (T/O : 22M€) a provider of ERP software in management and decision-making and also specialist in network systems solutions.

ABSYS-CYBORG

ABSYS-CYBORG

OpportunIT has helped ABSYS-CYBORG (T/O : 40M€) a branch of the KEYRUS Group, specialised in SAGE and Microsoft DYNAMICS solutions, in the cession process of its installation in east of France to APGI (T/O: 2M€). Afterwards, we helped them acquire DECILOGIC (T/O: 1M€) based in Toulouse, a company of services specialised in decision-making, custom-made innovative applications and collaboratives solutions. 

BLUE SOFT

BLUE SOFT

We have advised BLUE SOFT (T/O: 31M€), software company specialised in infrastructure management, business intelligence and data management, in its acquisition of BSM (T/O : 15M€), a company of data management, and A3IS (T/O : 3.5M€) a company of experts in .NET and Java JEE development. 

 

Our M&A approach dedicated to ESNs and software publishers

OpportunIT is dedicated to ESNs and software publishers only. Opportun IT offers five services:
The cession: we set up tools and processes to ensure a realistic and serene sale:

 Definition of the best buyer profile.
 Definition of the best expected / desired conditions. 
 Contact with the best potential buyers . 
 Management of the sale process. 

The acquisition: we define and identify appropriate targets in an external growth development approach: 

 Creation or development of the company external growth.
 Structured research of opportunities on the market. 
 Management of incoming opportunities.

 Negotiation and finalization of initiated operations during the mandate. 

The fundraising: to understand deeply your activity, to describe your goals in terms of financial investors and to find the best financial partner in the best conditions. 

The accompaniment:  we achieve these two types of missions either in short-term version, known as "spot", or in "long-term" versions. 

Our sectors: IT Services and Software Edition. 

Our vision as specialists in IT

Serenity

Advice above all is our mindset. 
We analyze all the data and offer different point of views to complete your project. 
Our reactivity, our "road map" and our experience allow us to safely manage your process. 
We're here to prepare you and help you make concrete decisions. 

Expertise

Our experience mixed with knowledge of your business allow us to conduct a process to the end in the best conditions, preserving your environment and ecosystem. 
This will allow you to focus your efforts only on your goal.

Methodology

An adapted and proven methodology for a structured transaction and safe completion. 
We support you in your process with confidence and discretion in order to turn your opportunities into reality. 
Monitoring and optimal quality are our daily concern.

Pragmatism

A good "deal" is a  deal in which all stakeholders find their interest. 
This balance comes from the consideration of the views of all stakeholders. 
It will allow discussions to always move forward and to finalize the process. 

Confidentiality

Confidentiality surrounds every contact, every exchange of information and every meeting to preserve stakeholders and minimize disruptions in the company's life and the lives of leaders. 

Confidence

To help you, we need to develop mutual trust so our advice and discussions on all negotiating elements allow you to get the best possible results in your transaction. 
The price is never the only component of an operation.

Our consultants specialists in IT

Our consultants are involved in their mission. They have a sense of service and customer satisfaction.

Amaury Semain CEO

Amaury Semain

CEO

Graduated from Inseec Bordeaux, began his career at Sierra Consulting, specialist ICT transactions, before becoming responsible ICT sector business Apax Partners & Cie Finance he joined in July 99, following the sale of Euro Fi Conseil by Apax. 
He was then in charge of mergers and acquisitions at Osiatis (1300 people), a specialist IT infrastructure services, where he was responsible for acquisitions and their integration, as well as relations with European subsidiaries until 2004. 
Between 2005 and 2012 he was Director at AP Management, highly specialized consulting in information technology sector companies in mergers and acquisitions and capital structuring. 
In 2012, he created OpportunIT to have a boutique linked with his own values. 

Nathalie Bellion Associate General manager

Nathalie Bellion

Associate General manager

ESSCA graduate in finance, Nathalie has evolved over 15 years in the integration of management software. 
She begins with Cyborg as Sales Engineer Sage 100, 500 and 1000. 
She heads for Soft Computing as BI and CRM Account Manager - Key Accounts and E-Retailers. 
Then she joined Microsoft as Head of Partners (MAP) Dynamics NAV, AX and CRM. 
She then joined Absys-Cyborg to develop international activity in Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Sage ERP X3. 
In 2014, she became head of OpportunIT West. 

Patrick Branco Consultant

Patrick Branco

Consultant

Holder of a Master in Corporate Finance at Paris Business School (ex ESG Management School) and a Bachelor in Finance at St John’s University in New York.
After several experiences in accountancy, management accountancy and credit analysis, including Schindler and Fenwick, he decides to go towards the M&A sector.
So, in 2015, he joined Linkers as an M&A analyst and participates in the accompanying of several companies in their external growth projects in various sectors such as agri-food, finance, printing, security, IT…
In 2016, he is hired as an M&A analyst by OpportunIT, an M&A boutique specialized in the accompaniment of IT SME's.

Eric Dutray Associate

Eric Dutray

Associate

Master in Management of Companies in ESLSCA, Eric began his career in 1995 as an analyst in the Investment Banking Dawnay, Day Corporate Finance in London. In 1998 he joined Apax Partners & Cie as a responsible business and specializes in the Information Technology sector. 
Three years later, he joined Ernst & Young Corporate Finance as Manager to accompany the NTIC sector clients. 
Between 2007 and 2010, he became head of the UK subsidiary of Natixis International Pramex order to develop the Strategic Consulting and M & A with a European clientele. 
Since 2011, he acts as consultant on assignments Strategic Council, Mergers and Acquisitions and International Development on behalf of French SMEs / SMIs. 

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