Paris, France, December 02, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The FSN PME (the French National Fund for Digital Society), managed by the group Caisse des Dépôts on behalf of the French government in the context of the Programme d’Investissement d’Avenir (Future Investment Program), and A Plus Finance realized a minority stake in Systancia, French software publisher in the field of virtualization. This financial transaction of 4 million euros is provided by the group Caisse des Dépôts, through its subsidiary CDC Enterprises, which manage the fund FSN PME and A Plus Finance. This investment aims to support the Systancia development, including international expansion and thereby strengthening the French potential within the area of software publishing for the Cloud.
Systancia, a French SME software company, has gradually established itself as the first provider of alternative solutions on the market of application centralization and desktop virtualization in France and Europe, virtualization being the technical component without which Cloud Computing does not exist. Systancia is recognized for its innovation that places it among the world leading players in this sector.
This round of funding will allow Systancia to strengthen its forces and teams, making it possible to focus on the international market where the Cloud Computing business is already experiencing very fast growth.
Christophe Corne, CEO and founder of Systancia: “This investment is the opportunity to position the company as an international leader in the field of Cloud Computing without distorting what made us strong, ie the technological value of our products and the close proximity relationship we built between our teams and customers.”
This share fundraising confirms the strategy for growth and development wished by the vendor, as Jocelyne Cerasa, Director of CDC Entreprises investment, said, "Cloud computing is a vector of competitiveness for the economy of our country. In addition to FSN investments in the field of infrastructure, it is essential that the products, software and tools manufactured by French SMEs act as the task force of our national Cloud strategy."
Jean-Michel Pimont, Associate Director of A Plus Finance Company, which was already part of the previous share fundraising added: "We have believed in Systancia from the beginning and supported the company since 2009. We are very pleased with the increased activity of this jewel of the digital economy, which now has everything to become one of the technological and business leaders of the Cloud market."
About CDC Entreprises
CDC Enterprises, a portfolio management company authorised by the French financial markets authority (AMF), is controlled by the Caisse des Dépôts. It is responsible for the management of FSI France Investment, the state program for equity funding in growing SMEs, and of missions of general interest of the Caisse des Dépôts group in the field of SME equity investments. As such, CDC Enterprises manages the investments of the Caisse des Dépôts and of the FSI which is its main subscriber. It is also entrusted with capital through private or state partners, both institutional investors and corporate investors. CDC Enterprises manages on behalf of the French state the Fonds National d’Amorçage (National Seed Fund), the SME section of the Fonds national pour la Société Numérique (National Fund for Digital Society) and the Fonds Ecotechnologies (Ecotechnologies fund), under the Programme d’Investissement d’Avenir (Future Investment Program).
CDC Enterprises invests in minority, directly and indirectly, in companies, from venture capital to small-cap buy-outs, mainly on a regional and national level. Its mission is to foster the emergence of growing SMEs and mid-cap companies by strengthening their equity and supporting their development.
It acts in accordance with market conditions, by looking for levels of efficiency, liquidity and profitability which will allow it to produce a leverage effect for private investors. CDC Enterprises has adopted a responsible long-term investment approach.
CDC Enterprises has, at the end of 2011, 3,000 companies in its portfolio through the 257 funds it manages or funds, including 35 domestic and foreign funds which invest either partly or fully abroad.
Systancia is a French software publisher specializing in desktop and application virtualization, as well as cloud computing solutions. Systancia has gradually established itself as the leading alternative solution in this marketplace in France and Europe, with a capacity to innovate which ranks it among the leading players in this sector.
Systancia strives constantly to meet its users' needs as closely as possible, relying on the technological merits of its products and the close relationships between its employees and its clients.