Founded in 1999, Arturia designs and develops music production software and hardware for hobbyists, semi-professionals and professional musicians.
Through its original software DNA, Arturia has built a complete music production software suite based on unmatched sound design capabilities and patented synthesizing algorithms, and expanded its offering over the years into controllers and embedded instruments, shaking up the traditional analog synthesizer market.
Headquartered in Grenoble, France, the company operates worldwide (+60 countries and +90% revenue abroad) and has a strategic presence in Los Angeles, Mexico and London to serve its key markets.
The company had experienced high growth in recent years (+30% CAGR FY12-FY19) and was looking for a partner to further support its market share expansion.
Bryan,Garnier & Co acted as the Sole Financial Advisor to Arturia in a capital reorganisation led by EMZ Partners, tier-1 European financial sponsor with $1bn Asset Under Management.
While providing liquidity to the historical minority shareholder, the transaction allows Frédéric Brun, Co-founder and CEO, to reinforce his position as reference shareholder while allowing Arturia’s management team to take a significant stake in Arturia’s capital.
EMZ Partners’ investment will support the continued growth of the company, both organically and through targeted build-ups.
This operation marks Bryan, Garnier & Co’s unique expertise in the audio tech space, notably after advising Devialet on a series of growth financing rounds resulting in a cumulated total of €150m.
Founded in 1999 and based in Grenoble, France, Arturia designs and manufactures hardware and software musical instruments, including software synthesizers, drum machines, analog synthesizers, MIDI controllers, sequencers, mobile apps and more recently audio interfaces. The company, that has 80+ employees, focuses on innovation and strives to get hardware and software closer with cutting-edge products that offer the best of both worlds. Arturia’s products are commercialized worldwide leveraging a large international retail network of 1,200+ dealers and Arturia own website.
About EMZ Partners
Based in Paris, EMZ Partners is a specialist fund investing alongside founders, family shareholders and managers willing to acquire or consolidate the control of their capital, as an alternative to equity financing. Since its inception in 1999, EMZ Partners invested more than 3.3 billion euros in French companies to support their strategy growth.
EMZ Partners is controlled by the management team and financed by French and European institutional investors.
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 authorised 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, Stockholm, Oslo and Reykjavik as well as New York and Palo Alto. The firm is a member of the London Stock Exchange.
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