Context

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.

About Arturia

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.

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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.

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Olivier Beaudouin

Investment Banking

Clément Decante

Investment Banking

Jonathan Bohbot

Investment Banking

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