Clearwater International advises Global Partner on the structuring of a primary buyout sponsored by LT Capital
Clearwater International has advised the shareholders of Global Partner, on the structuring and financing of a primary buyout sponsored by private equity fund LT Capital.
Founded in 2010 by Sébastien Bauduin, Global Partner has quickly become an established IT services business for SMEs and provides solutions for the implementation and operation of hardware and services for telecom, IT and print.
With about 40 employees based in the Paris and Lyon regions, Global Partner developed a unique business model in the outsourcing of technology functions by integrating audit, consulting, installation and maintenance of its clients’ equipment and infrastructures. Global Partner offers a convergent solution for companies’ entire IT environment.
Initially centred on print and telecom services (convergence in landline, cell phone, internet), Global Partner has experienced strong growth in IT and networks (PC, servers, clouds, etc.) over the last two years. Particularly with the need for home working solutions, the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the need for flexibility amongst SMEs which must adapt to complex environments to keep their business running and improve the efficiency of their communication.
With a turnover of nearly €10m, Global Partner has shown a quick growth of 15 to 20% per year since its creation. The arrival of LT Capital in the shareholding structure, together with three key managers will enable the group to accelerate its development both organically with the launching of new regional offices, and through external growth with several opportunities under consideration.