Paris, October 8th , 2019. The teams of Neovian Partners supported the investment fund Garibaldi Participations by carrying out a buyer’s Business Due Diligence for its investment in the Aktor group.

Created in 1999 by François de Boutray, the Aktor group specializes in recruitment solutions for recruitment professionals in companies and consulting firms It is made up of two divisions: Aktor Interactive, an HR communication and media purchasing consulting agency, and Inasoft, a software publisher for recruitment. With a network of 35 people, the Aktor group achieved a turnover of €7 million in 2018. François de Boutray hands the reins to his right-hand man, Servan Cazenave.

Neovian Partners assisted the teams of Garibaldi Participations in this acquisition process by providing a comprehensive study of the market for the purchase of HR media space in France. The teams also analyzed the ecosystem of HR software, in particular those specialized in monitoring the recruitment process (ATS). The objective was to analyze the company’s development opportunities in the media spaces and recruitment software markets. In addition, Neovian Partners has endeavored to identify the latest innovations that have recently appeared on the group’s markets.

This operation in the Aktor Interactive Group, in co-investment with Bpifrance, supports the pursuit of its growth and in its operational transmission project.

“The Aktor Group has earned a reputation for quality in an attractive and growing market. It was important for Garibaldi Participations to fully understand its entire ecosystem, especially since the recruitment professions are undergoing a profound transformation driven by new digital-related challenges.”

Martin Fougerolle, Associate Director

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