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  • 09/2019 - Adviso Partners advises NewAlpha Verto in its acquisition of OMP Transport Informatique and GPI to create the French leader in software solutions for hauliers and manufacturers

    ADVISO PARTNERS advises NEWALPHA VERTO in its acquisition of OMP IT and GPI from their founders. The merger of these two software companies will create a French leader in business software solutions for the transport and logistics sectors.

    Founded in 1985 by Thierry GARNIER and based in Cesson-Sévigné, OMP IT specialises in software for hauliers, providing collaborative solutions for onboard telematics, transport management systems and driver management. It serves more than 600 customers representing more than 20,000 trucks on the road. Created by Alain ANDRE and Hervé BIRKEN and based in Craponne, GPI is a software publisher for transport and fleet and logistics management solutions. It has a portfolio of more than 400 customers.

    With a turnover of more than €18 million, the new group will offer a comprehensive package of business solutions spanning Transport Management Systems (TMS), Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), Fleet Management Systems (FMS) and employee management, as well as its onboard IT solution, widely adopted by transport & logistic players for their vehicle fleets. Moreover, thanks to its extensive offer it will be able to target not only French transportation majors (of which 60% are already customers) but also the particularly fast-growing segment of smaller players.

    The group's revenue is growing at a steady rate of 10% per year organically, with recurring sales - already up 17% in 2019 - accounting for 60%. The new group is also already in exclusive talks with two other European players whose acquisitions will expand its business solutions offer and speed up its international growth.

    NEWALPHA VERTO is investing in the group alongside the founders of OMP IT and GPI and the newly expanded management, as well as ADAXTRA CAPITAL and BPIFRANCE, which are taking minority stakes.

    According to Sébastien RUFFLE, Group Chairman, "the merger of OMP and GPI will make us the only player capable of meeting the industry's needs with a range of proven, seamlessly integrated business solutions."

    "This acquisition perfectly embodies the NEWALPHA VERTO fund's strategy: a primary business software transaction carried out by a high-quality management team relying on an ambitious organic and acquisitions-based growth plan in France and abroad," added Thomas FORT and Antoine DARY, Managing Directors at NEWALPHA.

    Pascal NEGUS, Group Deputy CEO, stated: "The new group combining OMP, GPI and their subsidiaries is emerging as the go-to player in this sector. We will be able to offer our customers a range of solutions meeting all their future environmental and economic needs."

    According to Thierry GARNIER, OMP IT's founder: "This transaction, a token of continuity and progress, fully meets my objectives while protecting the interests of our staff and customers."

    Alain ANDRE and Hervé BIRKEN, GPI's founders, commented: "We are delighted to be helping build this new leading group in the French transport and logistics IT market while retaining the teams and identity that have constituted GPI's strength for 34 years."

    For Guillaume DARY, partner at ADVISO PARTNERS, "ADVISO PARTNERS' regional presence and close relations with OMP's management, combined with a practical and realistic growth plan, quickly won the support of NEWALPHA, which successfully took the lead in this deal. The deal thus illustrates ADVISO PARTNERS' commitment to being part of major transactions in the regions."

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