Comparadise, a portfolio company of BlackFin Capital Partners, has been sold to APRIL
Headquartered in Marseille, France, and backed by BlackFin Capital Partners, Comparadise is a leading digital insurance platform that compares insurance quotes across 11 product verticals and connects 150+ insurance companies and brokers with over one million online end-users.
APRIL group will enable Comparadise to accelerate its development, increase its audience and enrich the experience offered to its insurance and broker partners.
Sébastien Limousin, Digital & Distribution Director at APRIL, commented, “Comparadise is an agile insurtech, which enjoys a strategic position in our industry’s value chain, characterized by fast evolving customer behavior. Hence, APRIL group will be able to offer an even smoother experience to its broker partners and their insured clients.”
Recognizing Lincoln’s successful track record in the digital comparison sector, Comparadise retained Lincoln as its exclusive financial advisor.
Paul Mizrahi, partner at BlackFin Capital Partners, commented, “We are very pleased with the sale of Comparadise to APRIL group, a great new owner for the business.”
Julien Fillaud, CEO of Comparadise, added, “We’re thrilled to join APRIL group, a great acquirer and industrial partner for Comparadise. We would like to thank Lincoln International’s team for their utmost contribution on the deal. Apart from their strong understanding of the business, another noteworthy contribution from Lincoln was in crafting a win-win deal for all parties.”
Matthieu Rosset, Managing Director at Lincoln International, added, “Congratulations to BlackFin, Comparadise and APRIL on this transaction. Despite the current volatile environment, the process generated a high level of interest from several strategic buyers both in France and internationally. The sale of Comparadise is another successful transaction on a leading digital comparison platform in France, highlighting Lincoln International’s leading position in the space.”
Lincoln International acted as the exclusive sell-side advisor to BlackFin Capital Patrners throughout the sale process, providing mergers and acquisitions advisory expertise and supporting the negotiation of the transaction.
We have been impressed by Lincoln International’s highly professional management of the process, including the quality of the multiple buyers interested in acquiring Comparadise.
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