PARIS | December 1st, 2014 – Ercom enters a new phase in its development with a minority investment from Cofely Ineo, Goup GDF SUEZ.
Ercom is a French company focused on the development of high-end technologies and solutions for LTE/4G mobile network optimisation and secure telecommunications. Over 20 years of research and the expertise of close to a 100 engineers have turned Ercom into one of the leading French telecom players.
A heightened level of threat and complexity is accelerating the need of companies and administrations for the communication protection and optimization solutions provided by Ercom.
Cofely Ineo’s support to Ercom through the acquisition of a minority stake will help accelerate the industrial and commercial development of the company in France and abroad to create one of the leading European players on the market for telecom optimisation and security solutions
This share capital increase builds on the support and ongoing investment of Ercom’s historical shareholders: Alven Capital, A Plus Finance, Capzanine, OTC Asset Management, and Bpifrance.
“The demand for our solutions is expanding fast at a time when reliability and security issues have become crucial. LD&A Jupiter supported us throughout the process that led us to choose the capital backing of Cofely Ineo as the optimal solution with a high synergetic upside” explains Yannick Dupuch, President of Ercom.
“We are happy to welcome Cofely Ineo’s share capital partaking within Ercom. Not only is this an investment that will deliver the financial means to accelerate growth, it is also an industrial and commercial partnership offering broad perspectives. This move will provide Ercom with the impetus to enter a new phase in its development and help the company to reach a new dimension“ said Louis de Montille Investment Director at Bpifrance.
“This transaction is another example of LD&A Jupiter’s know-how in the areas of telecommunications and security. It is the result of a great combined effort together with Ercom’s management and shareholders,” said Christophe Morvan, Managing Partner with LD&A Jupiter.
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