Press release - 1 June 2022

New transaction carried out by Largillière Finance : Largillière Finance advises Infocert in its sale to Capital Croissance and Momentum Invest

INFOCERT is a pioneer in software certification for software publishers and companies that have developed internal software.

The company offers the following certifications in particular:

  • NF 525 (Regulatory): Certification of cash register software with regard to the VAT anti-fraud law;
  • NF 552: Certification of software with regard to the processing of personal data (RGPD)
  • NF 203: Certification of computerized accounting software (purchases, sales, stocks, etc.)

Infocert has more than 400 clients, including software publishers (Oracle, Sage, Salesforce, SAP, etc.), major groups (Adidas, Apple, BNP Paribas, Cartier, Crédit Agricole, Conforama, Microsoft, Sopra Steria, Speedy, Subway, etc.) and many SMEs and ETIs.

The investment in INFOCERT is emblematic of the investment strategies of Momentum Invest and Capital Croissance:

  • Primary operation alongside the managers, Françoise Gimenez and Bruno Saurel, to accelerate the company's development;
  • Strong growth sector at the crossroads of two very well oriented markets: certification, a very attractive segment of the "ICT" (Testing, Inspection, Certification) and software publishing;
  • A company benefiting from very favorable regulatory developments and a very high level of recurring revenue (over 90%), particularly thanks to its annual renewal audit activity;
  • Successful SME combining growth and profitability: between 2019 and 2021, the company has experienced strong growth, proving the resilience of its business model in the face of the health crisis, in particular thanks to the digitalization of its modes of intervention;
  • Ambitious transformation and growth project, notably via the expansion of the current portfolio of services (certifications, training...) and the strengthening of the management team.

Françoise Gimenez and Bruno Saurel
"Thanks to their expertise in the ICT sector, Momentum Invest and Capital Croissance quickly understood our company's strategic, regulatory and operational challenges. Their support and ecosystems will be invaluable in structuring our growth. We are very happy to start this new phase in the life of our company with their support."

Nicolas Ibanez, Partner Largillière Finance
"Based on our experience with numerous SMEs and Tech ETIs, we were able to quickly identify Capital Croissance and Momentum Invest as players that met the challenges and specifications of INFOCERT's management team. We are delighted to have accompanied them in this promising new phase."

The Momentum Invest and Capital Croissance teams
"We would like to thank Bruno and Françoise for their confidence. We were seduced by the DNA of INFOCERT, a company with a unique positioning at the crossroads of two target investment sectors with very high potential: certification and software publishing."

With offices in Paris, Lyon, Nantes, Brussels and Geneva, Largillière Finance is an independent investment bank dedicated to assisting managers and shareholders of small and medium-sized companies with their capital transactions: company sales and acquisitions, financing (capital and/or debt), financial engineering (valuation, etc.) and financial strategy.

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