Bryan, Garnier & Co acts as Sole Financial Advisor to Five Arrows on their equity investment in CBA Informatique

Bryan, Garnier & Co acts as Sole Financial Advisor to Five Arrows on their equity investment in CBA Informatique

News published on January Monday 22, 2018
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CBA Informatique is a leading French Saas software vendor, dedicated to health and social care industries, providing liberal medical professionals with feature rich and fully digital information systems.

The company was founded in 1986 in Avignon, France, in the context of a nascent market, which allowed CBA to seize substantial market share and quickly reach a leading position on its core market.

The company continually expanded its footprint and customer base since inception and serves more than 25,000 customers to date.

CBA generates a revenue of +EUR20 million mostly made of recurring and highly profitable contracts.

The investment from Five Arrows Principal Investment in the company will allow for further expansion of the business, both organically and through targeted acquisition.

Transaction highlights

Bryan, Garnier & Co acted as the Sole Financial Advisor to Five Arrows on their equity investment in CBA Informatique.

Bryan, Garnier & Co assisted Five Arrows in approaching the target, organizing the due diligence, providing sector and process intelligence and negotiating the transaction with the shareholders of CBA Informatique.

This marks another landmark transaction for Bryan Garnier’s recent software deals including the sale of Regas to Bid Equity, the sale of Impeo to Riverside's portfolio company Fadata, the sale of Picturae to Karmijn, the sale of Prima Solutions to The Carlyle Group, the sale of Allegorithmic to Adobe and the sale of Eudonet to Quilvest. 

About Five Arrows Principal Investment

 Five Arrows Principal Investments (FAPI) is the European corporate private equity business of Rothschild Merchant Banking. Based in London, Paris and Luxembourg, FAPI investment professionals manage €1.4 billion of capital focused on investing in lower middle-market companies in Western Europe. They are currently investing from Five Arrows Principal Investments II, a €781 million fund closed in October 2015. Their first fund, Five Arrows Principal Investments I, which launched in 2010, gathered €583 million of commitments and is now fully invested and in the process of being realised.


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, Media & Telecoms, Healthcare, Smart Industries & Energy, Consumer, Brands & Retail 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, Zurich and New York. The firm is a member of the London Stock Exchange and Euronext.(

Deal team

Thibaut De Smedt
T: +33 1 56 68 75 75

Jonathan Bohbot
Vice President
T: +33 1 56 68 75 59

Pierre Cuer
T: +33 1 70 36 57 47

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