Context

Founded in 1999, Arturia designs and develops digital music production software and hardware for hobbyists, semi-professionals and professional musicians.

Arturia has built a complete music production software suite based on unmatched sound design capabilities and patented synthesizing algorithms and expanded its offering into controllers and embedded instruments, shaking up the traditional analogue synthesizer market.

Headquartered in Grenoble, France, the company operates worldwide (+90 countries) and has a strategic presence in Los Angeles, Mexico, London and Hong Kong to serve its 1.3m registered users.

After a successful LBO operation led by EMZ Partners in 2019, Arturia has continued to experience high growth (c.+40% revenue CAGR FY16-21) and achieved its four-year business plan in only two years, reaching c.EUR 55m in revenue in FY21, over 40% of which was generated in the US.

Shareholders were therefore considering a reinforcement of the company’s capital structure and a debt refinancing to further support its expansion through organic development and targeted acquisitions.

About EMZ Partners

Based in Paris and Munich, 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 pure equity financing. Since its inception in 1999, EMZ Partners invested more than EUR 4 billion in French and German 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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About Arturia

Founded in 1999 and based in Grenoble, France, Arturia designs and manufactures hardware and software musical instruments, including software synthesizers, drum machines, analogue synthesizers, MIDI controllers, sequencers, mobile apps and more recently audio interfaces. The company, which has c.120 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 1,400+ dealers and Arturia’s own website.

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Olivier Beaudouin

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Jonathan Bohbot

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Clément Decante

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Isaac Kwemo

Investment Banking

Isaac Kwemo

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