Following the recent acquisition of ICOD, Prima Solutions, the provider of core software platform for Property and Casualty insurers backed by The Carlyle Group, acquired Effisoft, leading provider of software solutions for the reinsurance market.
This second build-up acquisition in 2018 will allow Prima Solutions to broaden its offering with a complete product portfolio dedicated to the insurance market. It will also allow it to strengthen its technology leadership and support its geographic expansion across Europe and North America.
Bryan, Garnier & Co acted as the Sole Financial Advisor to the company and The Carlyle Group on the transaction.
Bryan, Garnier & Co assisted the company in organizing the due diligence, providing sector and processing market intelligence and negotiating the transaction terms with the shareholders of Effisoft.
This transaction continues to demonstrate Bryan, Garnier & Co’s unmatched expertise and track-record in the European mid-market software space. Over the last 18 months, Bryan, Garnier & Co’s Technology practice has advised on 22 deals amongst which, 11 have been in software, including the sale of Sword Apak to Sopra Banking, the acquisition of Maincare Solutions by Montagu and the sale of Dimelo to RingCentral.
About Prima Solutions
Prima Solutions delivers a modular full-suite software platform to Property and Casualty insurers in need to gain in agility and process improvements in a time of rapid change in the industry. Full web, modular and available in SaaS mode, Prima Insure™ addresses the whole life cycle of an insurance policy: distribution, underwriting, contract, claims and financial management. More than 20 Property and Casualty insurers, including Allianz, AXA, Société Générale Insurance, PSA Insurance, CoverLife, Galian, Groupama, Hiscox, Mutuelle des Motards ou Gras Savoye Willis, have already selected Prima Insure™.
About Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $170 billion of assets under management across 299 investment vehicles as of June 30, 2017. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Investment Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,550 people in 31 offices across six continents.
About Bryan, Garnier & Co
Bryan, Garnier & Co is a European, full service growth-focused independent investment banking partnership founded in 1996. The firm provides equity research, sales and trading, private and public capital raising as well as M&A services to growth companies and their investors. It focuses on key growth sectors of the economy including Technology, Healthcare, Consumer and Business Services. Bryan, Garnier & Co is a fully registered broker dealer authorized and regulated by the FCA in Europe and the FINRA in the U.S. Bryan, Garnier & Co is headquartered in London, with additional offices in Paris, Munich and New York. The firm is a member of the London Stock Exchange and Euronext.
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