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Ace Management and ANSSI partner to support investment to develop the next generation of cybersecurity champions

22/06/20

June 2019, Ace Management launched Brienne III, the largest investment fund
dedicated to providing growth capital in the digital trust sector in Europe. Today, the ANSSI - the National Cybersecurity Agency of France - and Ace, an
investment firm focused on the industrials and technology sectors, announce a
partnership agreement to support the development of the sector.

Quarkslab raises €5 million from Ace Management

15/06/20

This round enables the software security specialist to strengthen its market position and accelerate its development, internationally in particular.

Mechachrome raises €50 million in equity to accelerate its transformation

27/05/20

The funds  are provided by Ace Management, Mecachrome's main shareholder and GP of the Aerofund funds, besides Bpifrance, the group's historical partner.

Bio UV communication

13/05/20

Ace Management announces the sale of its shareholding in Bio UV Group on Euronext, after supporting the company's development since 2014.

Covid-19, Lockdown & Cybersecurity: Is The True Crisis Still Ahead?

14/04/20

Ongoing lockdowns throughout the world are putting digital infrastructure under an unprecedented stress. Not surprisingly, cyberthreats are on the rise but so far attacks have been managed and systems are holding. But what if the biggest challenge was a few weeks down the road when infrastructure will lack its regular updates and patches? What if the biggest threat even was at the end of the lockdown and the return to the workplace? Will our laptops and cellphones reunite seamlessly with enterprise networks and servers without massively propagating viruses and malwares? In the longer term, how will our digital infrastructure adapt to a world where digital home-/co-working will most likely be far more frequent than before?

Augustin Blanchard, Partner is joining the Deep Tech/Cybersecurity team

10/04/20

Ace Management is proud to announce that Augustin Blanchard, Partner is joining the Deep Tech/Cybersecurity team

ACE Kalray Communication

08/04/20

Ace Management, reference shareholder in Kalray including through its Brienne II fund, is proud to announce the strategic investment of €M8 in equity of NXP Semiconductors for the co-development of autonomous driving solutions.

DUST MOBILE RAISES €3M FROM ACE MANAGEMENT AND OMNES

12/12/19

ACE Management, through its Brienne III cybersecurity fund, and Omnes, a deep tech specialist, have led this first round of fundraising together.

FRENCH CYBER RISK ANALYSIS LEADER EGERIE RAISES €4M

26/11/19

ACE Management has completed this round of fundraising through its Brienne III fund – France’s first cybersecurity fund.

TRUSTINSOFT RAISES €5M TO CONQUER THE SELF-DRIVING CAR AND IOT MARKETS

04/11/19

Through its Brienne III fund – France’s first cybersecurity fund – ACE Management has completed this round of fundraising with contributions from TrustInSoft’s long-standing investors, Idinvest Partners, and business angels.

MARWAN LAHOUD TO TAKE OVER FROM THIERRY LETAILLEUR

18/09/19

Marwan Lahoud is set to take over from Thierry Letailleur as Chairman of the Board of ACE Management, a subsidiary of Tikehau Capital, to boost its growth and broaden its international reach.

ACE MANAGEMENT COMPLETES CLOSING FOR ITS NEW BRIENNE III FUND

27/06/19

ACE Management has announced the first closing for its Brienne III fund, securing investments of €80m. This fund’s strategy is to provide funding for start-ups that offer innovative cybersecurity technology and to assist their management teams with their inorganic growth strategy, both in France and elsewhere. The investment universe will cover all cybersecurity needs: industry 4.0, smart cars and boats, smart grid, eHealth, transportation, energy transition and IOT, to name a few.

NEWSLETTER 2019

01/06/19

SPHEREA CONTINUES ON GROWTH PATH

15/05/19

A consortium made up of Andera Partners, through its WINCH Capital 4 fund, and Omnes, through its Omnes Croissance 4 fund, has acquired a majority stake in the SPHEREA group, alongside the group’s management and long-standing financial shareholders (ACE Management, through Aerofund III, and IRDI-SORIDEC Gestion, through SCR IRDI).

TIKEHAU CAPITAL LOOKING TO FUND THE STRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE EUROPEAN SUPPLY CHAIN

12/04/19

Tikehau Capital, which took over the specialised fund ACE Management six months ago, is seeking to continue consolidating parts suppliers and sub-contractors. Read the interview with executives Marwan Lahoud, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, and Thierry Letailleur, Founder and Chairman of ACE Management.

OCEA GROUP ENTERS NEW GROWTH PHASE

22/03/19

The OCEA Group, aluminium boat design and construction specialists, has undertaken a replacement capital transaction to continue its growth. Affecting 18.4% of its capital, the deal brings in three new regional investors, Ouest Croissance, Unexo and Océan Participations, while preserving the branch funds managed by ACE Management.

LPF GROUP CONSOLIDATES POSITION AS A LEADING MID-MARKET COMPANY IN THE AVIATION SECTOR

29/01/19

A major manufacturer of mechanical parts and assemblies for aeroplane, helicopter and engine manufacturers and aviation parts suppliers, the LPF Group is reshaping its shareholding structure around ACE Management, its long-standing partner since 2011, while welcoming GSO Capital to the round of fundraising.

RAFAUT DOUBLES IN SIZE WITH AEDS GROUP ACQUISITION

09/01/19

The Rafaut Group, aviation engineering experts, has reached a deal on the acquisition of the AEds Group with its founders, Maurice Laffly and Jean-Christophe Bertolo, and with ACE Management, Bpifrance Investissment and BNP PARIBAS Développement.

SENTRYO ANNOUNCES €10M CAPITAL INCREASE

01/12/18

Sentryo, pioneers in cybersecurity and Industrial Internet solutions and Gartner’s “Cool Vendor in Industrial IoT and OT Security, 2018”, has raised €10m from European investors to boost its international growth.

TIKEHAU CAPITAL SIGNS DEAL TO ACQUIRE ACE MANAGEMENT

24/10/18

Tikehau Capital, an alternative asset management and investment group, has announced it has acquired the management company ACE Management. Marwan Lahoud, with his considerable sector expertise, will join the management team to boost the group’s private equity business.

RAFAUT BREAKS GROUND IN HAUTS-DE-FRANCE

02/10/18

ADF GROUP PURSUES GROWTH

01/10/18

Smart industrial solutions specialists, the ADF Group has joined forces with Abénex and Etoile ID to shape its new MBO and fund its growth ambitions.

NEXTEAM GROUP ACTIVELY PURSUING GROWTH WITH INCORPORATION OF MECAFI GROUP

19/07/18

Ludovic Asquini, Chairman of the Nexteam Group, a key player in assembly manufacture, complex part machining and hard metals for the aviation and defence industries, has announced the beginning of a new growth phase, starting with the incorporation of the Mecafi Group (registered office at Châtelleraut / 86), specialists in precision mechanical assemblies and the machining of complex aluminium parts for the aviation and engine industries.

SOCOMORE BLASTS OFF AS A GLOBAL MID-MARKET COMPANY ON THE AVIATION MARKET

11/07/18

Aviation product surface preparation and treatment specialist, Socomore has completed its fourth round of fundraising, securing €53.5m in investments. CM-CIC Investissement, subsidiary of the Crédit Mutuel-CM11 Group and top shareholder since 2011, and RAISE, a new investor, subscribed to a capital increase of €20m each in the holding company of the group Chairman, Frédéric Lescure. This was topped up by a total of €13.5m from ACE Management, shareholder since 2013, and Bpifrance, a new investor. Frédéric Lescure retains majority control of the group.

ACE MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL BIO UV STOCK MARKET FLOTATION

05/07/18

After raising €10m, Bio UV Group (ATLUV), the leading European UV water treatment specialist, has been listed on the Euronext Growth index.

HLD ACQUIRES MAJORITY STAKE IN RAFAUT ALONGSIDE ACE MANAGEMENT AND JACQUES RAFAUT

27/06/18

On 27 June, HLD Europe acquired a majority stake in the capital of the Rafaut Group, a top-tier parts supplier for military and civil aircraft.

DUQUEINE REORGANISES SHAREHOLDING STRUCTURE

22/06/18

The DUQUEINE Group, the top French designer and manufacturer of high-performance composite aviation parts and assemblies, is taking its growth path to the next level by reworking its shareholding structure and increasing its capital by €8m. These two measures, which will release more than €35m, will see IDIA Capital Investissment, Crédit Agricole Régions Investissement and long-standing partner ACE Management join founding director Mr Gilles Duqueine, who will remain the majority shareholder.

ACE MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCES KALRAY STOCK MARKET FLOTATION

12/06/18

Paris, 12 June 2018. Kalray (ALKAL), pioneering manufacturer of processors for new smart systems, is now listed on the Euronext Growth index after having raised the biggest capital increase recorded in the market’s history – €43.5m.

ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE: PHERECYDES PHARMA RAISES €8.7M

16/01/18

This second round of fundraising, run by GO CAPITAL and the two long-standing investors ACE Management and Auriga Partners, will allow the company to produce phages under GMP conditions, launch two clinical trials and set up a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Nantes.

UWINLOC SPEEDS UP GROWTH IN INDUSTRY OF THE FUTURE

22/11/17

UWINLOC, a tech company that devised a system for identifying assets and tracing production flows, is aiming to raise €1m to boost its business growth with key industrial accounts. As part of this round of fundraising, the company is welcoming ACE Management, through its Aerofund III fund, as a new shareholder alongside private investors and long-standing partners.

KALRAY RAISES €23.6M TO LAUNCH NEXT-GENERATION MICROPROCESSORS

22/06/17

Kalray, pioneering manufacturer of low-power, high-efficiency next-generation manycore microprocessors, has announced that it raised a total of €23.6m at the Paris Air Show. New shareholders include Safran and the Asian investment fund Pengpai, who join long-standing shareholders ACE Management, CEA Investissement, EUREKAP! and Inocap Gestion.

BOUY AND SUBSIDIARY AUSARE MAROC JOIN WEARE AEROSPACE GROUP

29/05/17

Shareholders in the company Buoy (ETS JEAN CLAUDE BOUY SAS) and the WeAre Aerospace Group have reached a deal that will see WeAre acquire all of BOUY’s business activities in France as well as those of its subsidiary AUSARE MAROC. The deal will allow both parties to forge a sustainable shared industrial strategy and offer their clients competitive, high-tech solutions.

HELICOPTERES GUIMBAL FLYING UNDER ITS OWN STEAM

05/04/17

Set up in late 2000 in Aix-en-Provence by Bruno Guimbal, former project lead at the Airbus Helicopters research unit, Hélicoptères Guimbal designed and developed an innovative, lightweight two-seater helicopter with unparalleled flight safety: the Cabri G2.

MULTIX RAISES €3.5M FROM OMNES CAPITAL AND LONG-STANDING INVESTORS

17/03/17

MultiX, leading company in the field of X-ray spectroscopy for airport security and non-destructive tests, has announced that a new round of fundraising raised €3.5m from long-standing investors and two newcomers, Omnes Capital and H3C (private investor).

ACE MANAGEMENT AND LAURENT LECOLE SHAPE LEMER GROUP TAKEOVER WITH OUEST CROISSANCE AND LITTO INVEST

30/01/17

Nantes, 30 January 2017. Laurent Lécole, CEO, is taking over the Lemer Group from the founding family. The group consists of two subsidiaries, Fonderie Lemer and Fonderie Dejoie, and specialises in the manufacture of low melting point lead or alloy components and the production of aluminium assemblies and security seals. To successfully complete the deal, Lécole is working with ACE Management (through its Atalaya maritime fund), Ouest Croissance and Litto Invest. As evidence of her support for the takeover, Pascaline Lemer of the founding family is also involved in the deal.

AEROFUND III BECOMES ADF SHAREHOLDER; ADF ACQUIRES LATECOERE SERVICES

23/12/16

ADF, the Vitrolles-based industrial engineering and maintenance services specialist, is now in a position to make greater inroads into the aviation sector.
This is not ADF’s first acquisition. The group, a spin-off out of the Gaz de France services business managed by Marc Eliayan, made a significant acquisition back in 2006, but its acquisition of Latécoère Services opens up new opportunities.

3DTRUST BRINGS ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING INTO THE INDUSTRIAL ERA

20/09/16

Toulouse, 20 September 2016. 3DTRUST, a start-up specialising in the digitisation of additive manufacturing processes, welcomed new shareholders ACE Management and the WeAre Aerospace group during a round of fundraising which secured €1m in investments. This capital injection will allow the company to provide its solution to its industrial partners.

LORD CORPORATION SIGNS ASSIGNMENT AND LICENCE AGREEMENT WITH SOCOMORE FOR ITS COATINGS

29/08/16

ARIES ALLIANCE CONTINUES GROWTH WITH CM-CIC INVESTISSEMENT, BNP PARIBAS DEVELOPPEMENT AND ACE MANAGEMENT

19/07/16

With its third LBO, the Nantes-based mid-market company, a global specialist in aerospace metal moulding techniques and parts manufacture, has expanded its round of fundraising through its long-standing partners CM-CIC Investissement and BNP Paribas Développement, shareholders since 2000, and ACE Management, a new “pure player” investor focused on the aviation sector. Thanks to a dynamic aviation market and successful organic and inorganic growth strategies, Aries Alliance has recorded constant growth since its inception. A total of €87m of equity capital will be invested in this deal.

RB3D RAISES €4M AND SPEEDS UP TIME-TO-MARKET FOR ITS OCCUPATIONAL EXOSKELETON RANGE

08/07/16

Auxerre, 30 June 2016. RB3D, specialists in collaborative robotics (“cobotics”) for support with arduous tasks in industry, has announced the end of its third round of fundraising, after securing investments of €4m. This capital increase, achieved thanks to long-standing financial investors ACE Management, ATI, IDEB, INOCAP, Alto Invest and the founding directors, was also bolstered by Colas through its CIB Développement investment fund.

PRICE INDUCTION ANNOUNCES MECA 3000 TAKEOVER

21/04/16

PRICE INDUCTION HAS ANNOUNCED ITS TAKEOVER OF MECA 3000, A PRECISION MECHANICS FACILITY FOR MANUFACTURING AND REPAIRING MECHANICAL PARTS, TO BE RENAMED PRICE PRODUCTION.

WEARE AEROSPACE GROUP FORMED THROUGH FARELLA ACQUISITION OF CHATAL WITH ACE MANAGEMENT SUPPORT

23/03/16

The Montauban-based FARELLA Group has announced its acquisition of CHATAL, a company based in Herbignac. This deal gives rise to a new mid-market company, the WeAre Aerospace group (€60m turnover and 400 staff), which is the leading European company for turning parts intended for aviation or medical use.

FRENCH START-UP SENTRYO, INDUSTRIAL INTERNET CYBERSECURITY PIONEER, RAISES €2M

27/01/16

Lyon, 27 January 2016. Sentryo protects the Industrial Internet against cyber risks.
 Operating since mid-2014, the company has just raised €2m from ACE Management and Rhônes-Alpes Création (through its RAC II and R2V funds). This new capital will help boost Sentryo’s business growth in Europe, with a focus on France and Germany.

ALYOTECH – FRENCH-BELGIAN CONSORTIUM MODELS MARINE POLLUTION

15/10/15

PHERECYDES PHARMA LAUNCHES MULTI-CENTRE CLINICAL TRIAL FOR PHAGOTHERAPY IN SERIOUS BURN VICTIMS

09/09/15

Pherecydes Pharma’s pioneering industry-standard clinical trial will assess phages’ tolerance and efficacy in combatting infections that are sensitive and resistant to antibiotics.

ACE MANAGEMENT AND BPIFRANCE INVESTISSEMENT BOLSTER CORIOLIS COMPOSITES CAPITAL

08/09/15

Lorient, 8 September 2015. ACE Management and Bpifrance Investissment have become shareholders in Coriolis Composites, alongside founders Clémentine Gallet and Alexandre Hamlyn, and the regional investor Société Financière Lorient Développement (SFLD).

FERMENTALG – ACTIVE INGREDIENT PATENT GRANTED FOR MIXOTROPHIC MICRO-ALGAE PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY

27/07/15

Libourne, 27 July 2015. Fermentalg, an industrial biotech firm specialising in micro-algae oil and protein production, has announced the grant of an active ingredient patent for its dominant-heterotroph mixotrophy technology.

RD3D AND COLAS SUISSE LAUNCH EXOSKELETON PROTOTYPE

01/07/15

The Swiss subsidiary of the Colas Group wanted to make its employees’ tarmac smoothing work less arduous. After joining forces with RB3D, they have now developed a robotic exoskeleton prototype.

AEROSTRUCTURES: DAHER GETTING EVER CLOSER TO THE AMERICAN DREAM

25/06/15

SPHEREA TEST & SERVICES IMPROVES MARKET POSITION IN ELECTRICAL ENERGY SECTOR

18/06/15

Toulouse, France, 18 June 2015. In line with the roadmap released to the press the day after ACE Management and IRDI’s purchase, on 26 May 2015 SPHEREA completed its first inorganic growth deal by acquiring the Puissance Plus Group.

AEROFUND III BECOMES RAFAUT GROUP SHAREHOLDER

17/06/15

Paris, 17 June 2015. ACE Management, manager of the Aerofund fund, has become a shareholder of the RAFAUT Group alongside the group’s management team. RAFAUT, led by Jacques Rafaut since 1960, is a leading French parts supplier for civil and military aircraft.

ASQUINI MGP – NEXTEAM GROUP IS AWARDED ROXEL GROUP “STRATEGIC SUPPLIER” STATUS

01/06/15

MULTIX SECURES €3M IN NEW ROUND OF FUNDRAISING

11/05/15

Neuilly-sur-Seine, 11 May 2015. MultiX, leading company in the field of X-ray spectroscopy for airport security and non-destructive tests, has announced that its third round of fundraising raised €3m from ACE Management, Amorçage Technologique Investissement, CEA Investissement, EurekaP, Expansinvest, Rhône-Alpes-Création and Thales Corporate Ventures, as well as banking partners BPI and BNP.

ACE MANAGEMENT NEWSLETTER

01/05/15

PHERECYDES PHARMA RAISES €2.6M

18/03/15

Romainville, 18 March 2015. Pherecydes Pharma has announced that it has secured total investments of €2.6m from ACE Management, the company’s long-standing partner, and from Auriga Partners and business angels.

LOIRETECH PURCHASES NANTES-BASED SUBSIDIARY OF ALLIO GROUP

10/03/15

Loiretech, a firm based in Mauves sur Loire specialising in tools for composite materials, has just announced that it is to acquire the Allio Group’s subsidiary in the Loire region, a renowned manufacturer of metal tools.

ASQUINI-SOFOP ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF GENTILIN

23/02/15

Toulouse, 23 February 2015. The ASQUINI-SOFOP AERONAUTIQUE Group (ASSO AERO), one of the major machining specialists in the aviation and defence sectors, has announced that it has acquired the company GENTILIN, based in Launaguet (31), and will change its name to the NEXTEAM GROUP.

ACE MANAGEMENT NEWSLETTER

01/11/14

BERTIN TECHNOLOGIES SIGNS DEAL TO ACQUIRE SAPHYMO

28/10/14

Bertin Technologies, a subsidiary of the French industrial group CNIM1, has bolstered its position in instrumentation products and systems by acquiring the Saphymo Group. The acquisition will take effect from January 2015.

SPRING TECHNOLOGIES RAISES €5M

28/10/14

SPRING Technologies is funding a new growth phase by raising funds from CM-CIC Capital Innovation, the company’s long-standing partner, and from ACE Management, through the Aerofund III fund, and CM-CIC Capital Privé. The deal is being supplemented by an innovation loan from Bpifrance.

AIRBUS GROUP TRANSFERS MAJORITY STAKE IN TEST & SERVICES TO ACE MANAGEMENT AND IRDI

10/07/14

Toulouse, 10 July 2014. On 10 July 2014, Airbus Group (AIR) transferred 66.5% of its shares in the firm Test & Services to ACE Management and the regional development institute IRDI (Institut Régional de Développement Industriel de Midi-Pyrénées), after receiving the green light from the authorities. Airbus Group had already signed a preliminary withdrawal agreement in June 2014.

ACE MANAGEMENT BOOSTS STAFF NUMBERS

16/06/14

With the launch of the aviation fund AEROFUND III and the upscaling of its maritime fund ATALAYA, ACE Management has welcomed five new employees to its offices.

MUQUANS RAISES €1.7M FROM ACE MANAGEMENT, IRDINOV AND AQUITI GESTION

02/06/14

Set up in 2011, MUQUANS is a high-tech firm specialised in developing and manufacturing ultra high-precision measurement instruments. The firm was borne out of the research carried out by CNRS researchers Philippe Bouyer and Arnaud Landragin at the Paris Observatory, and is the first company in the world to use laser-cooled atoms to develop fully integrated commercial solutions.

SLP RAISES €700,000 FROM THE ATALAYA FUND, MANAGED BY ACE MANAGEMENT, AND LOGODEN PARTICIPATIONS

27/05/14

Cancale/Paris, 27 May 2014. ACE Management, through its maritime fund ATALAYA, and Logoden Participations, a business angels association based in Ille-et-Vilaine, are investing €700,000 in the company Slipper Limpet Processing (SLP).

BIO-UV RAISES €1.5M FROM ACE MANAGEMENT

23/05/14

Created in 2000, BIO-UV is an innovative industrial group specialised in UV water treatment. The firm is the top French manufacturer of UV water treatment equipment and the European leader in the private and public swimming pool and spa market.

FERMENTALG STOCK MARKET FLOTATION A HUGE SUCCESS RAISING €40.4M

10/04/14

Libourne, 10 April 2014. Fermentalg, an industrial biotech firm specialising in micro-algae oil and protein production, has today announced the spectacular success of its flotation on the regulated market Euronext in Paris (compartment C).

NEW MANAGEMENT IN PLACE AT KALRAY; $8M RAISED

04/04/14

Orsay, Paris, France, 4 April 2014. KALRAY, designer and supplier of low-power, high-performance manycore processors, today announced that Eric Baissus has been appointed CEO of the company. Concurrently, Kalray has secured $8 million in funding, led by ACE Management, CEA Investissement and private investors including Eurekap! to further develop its international market presence and prepare its next-generation chip. Gilles Delfassy and Eric Bantegnie, two prominent industry leaders, have joined the company's Supervisory Board as President and Vice-President respectively.

MECACHROME BOLSTERS ITS ORGANISATION

01/03/14

MECACHROME, A WORLD LEADER IN PRECISION MECHANICS FOR AEROSPACE, HAS CONFIRMED ITS AMBITIONS TO CONSOLIDATE THE BUSINESS AND IS BOLSTERING ITS ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE: JULIO DE SOUSA, NEW CHAIRMAN, IS TRANSFERRING GENERAL MANAGEMENT OF THE COMPANY TO ARNAUD DE PONNAT.