Context

Founded in 1994 and headquartered in France, FuturMaster is a specialist in supply chain planning and trade promotion management.

Featuring in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant, FuturMaster has a broad portfolio of Advanced Planning Systems (APS) solutions that optimize sales and operation planning as well as the end-to-end demand and supply chain planning processes for its customers throughout the world. The company works with over 600 clientsin more than 90 countries, in industries ranging from agroindustry, cosmetics and retail to healthcare. Clients include global leaders such asL'Oréal, Heineken, Lactalis, Mars Royal Canin, Nestlé Yinlu and Sanofi.

Thanks to its continuous improvement in service quality and innovations in the fields of operational research and artificial intelligence, the company has been able to position itself as a key player in the sector.

The investment from Cathay Capital will help the management team to accelerate FuturMaster’s international development, especially in Europe and Asia –with a focus on China - while pursuing its SaaS transition and consolidating current positions.

Cathay Capital was identified as the best partner to help FuturMaster reach its objectives, leveraging its expertise in software and supply chain as well as its global footprint in Europe, Asia, and the United States.

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About FuturMaster

With industry expertise and more than 25 years of experience in supply chain solutions, FuturMaster delivers its products to 10,000+ users from over 600 companies operating in more than 90 countries, including world-leading organizationssuch as L’Oréal or Heineken.

FuturMaster offers artificial intelligence (AI)-augmented supply chain solutions designed to help companies achieve service excellence and growth in revenue and profit. Its customers trust FuturMaster to optimize their end-to-end supply chain including demand, supply andSales & Operations Planning.

FuturMaster’s solutions are designed to address the specific issues of a broad variety of sectors such as food & beverage, healthcare & beauty, manufacturing, consumer goods, retail, services and high-tech & electronics. Founded in 1994, FuturMaster has offices in France, the UK, Singapore, China, and distributors in Germany, Australia and Brazil.

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About Cathay Capital

Cathay Capital is a global investment platform specialized in cross-border development with a focus on Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa. Leveraging its global footprint spanning three continents, Cathay Capital identifies companies with the potential to impact the world to assist them in their global expansion.

Cathay has an investment team of close to 100 professionals spanning three continents based in Paris, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, San Francisco, Munich, Tel Aviv, and Singapore. Founded in 2007, Cathay has successfully conducted more than 140 investments and currently manages €3.5bn allocated across a range of investment strategies and vehicles.

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