Sewan has sold a minority stake to Kartesia
Founded in 2007 by Alexis de Goriaïnoff, David Brette and Christophe Cresp, Sewan is a fast-rising leading European business-to-business (B2B) information and communication technology (ICT) service operator, which offers a comprehensive range of communication, connectivity, hosting and call center solutions to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Pioneer in the white labelling go-to-market model, its solutions are now used by more than 55,000 customers through a reseller network of 850 partners in Europe.
Sewan bases its success on high quality of service and customer satisfaction, supported by continuous investment in research and development, partner training and support and a proven M&A track record of seven companies. To date, the company has more than 450 highly-talented employees over eight sites in France, Spain, Belgium and Ukraine.
The investment provided by Kartesia will support Sewan’s development strategy based on two main axes:
- International acceleration: after Spain in 2016, the recent opening of Belgium following the acquisition of the Belgian operator 3Starsnet and very soon Germany, Sewan is aiming for new acquisitions and investments to establish itself as a major player across Europe;
- Increase in R&D investments and software development: Sewan aims to pursue its efforts to equip its partners and customers with tools and applications that will simplify corporate communications and widen the gap with traditional operators.
“We are delighted to have advised such a brilliant team and we look forward seeing the next chapter of Sewan’s international expansion,” commented François Carlot, Lincoln Managing Director.
Lincoln International acted as the exclusive sell-side advisor to Sewan’s founders and shareholders throughout the sale process, providing advisory expertise and supporting the negotiation in the transaction.
It’s been a pleasure to work with Lincoln International, who have orchestrated a high paced process with an outcome well beyond expectations.
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