European Asset Manager Tikehau Capital to Invest £80 million in Managed Service Providers Claranet

13 May 2017

European asset manager Tikehau Capital (Tikehau) has announced it will invest £80 million in managed service providers Claranet. Claranet, which has headquarters in London, United Kingdom, provides hosting, managed application services and network options in France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Benelux, Brazil and Italy. Established in 1996, its managed hosting services extend to various cloud options that include cloud migration, managed Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, and Magento on AWS. The company also offers collocation and disaster recovery services alongside backup services for business. Tikehau has agreed to invest in a minority stake alongside existing Claranet shareholders.

Tikehau, which has headquarters in Paris, France, specialises in “alternative investment opportunities that target long-term value creation”. Established in 2006, the company focuses on a number of financial areas including fixed-income credit funds, balanced and equities strategies, managed accounts and private debt. Tikehau was “attracted by (Claranet’s) growth profile, its pan-European reach, its track record in integrating acquisitions and the quality of the management team”. As a result of its growth Claranet now has over 1,300 employees and caters to a 6,000-strong global customer base.

“We are delighted to invest in Claranet, a European leader in the growing managed IT services market,” explained Tikehau’s Co-founder, Antoine Flamarion.”Our investment in Claranet will support its growth and enable the company to seize market opportunities, illustrating Tikehau Capital’s commitment to support European entrepreneurs in their ambitious international development plans.”

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