Paris, 17 December 2020 – Eurazeo Capital has completed its investment in Questel alongside IK Investment Partners, Raise Investissement and the management team. The transaction involved the purchase of 100% of Questel’s capital.
Questel is a major intellectual property solutions provider that operates worldwide and employs 900 people in 30 countries, developing SaaS products and an automated brand services and patent filing platform. The company works with close to 6,000 clients, including a number of large multinationals, offering end-to-end collaborative patent and brand management solutions across the innovation and intellectual property cycle, from invention through to filing and renewal.
Questel’s enterprise value is €915 million. Eurazeo and IK have each invested an initial amount of around €175 million and together will hold a majority stake in the company. Eurazeo China Acceleration Fund has also invested in Questel.
• Eurazeo is a leading global investment company, with a diversified portfolio of €18.8 billion in assets under management, including €13.3 billion from third parties, invested in over 430 companies. With its considerable private equity, real estate and private debt expertise, Eurazeo accompanies companies of all sizes, supporting their development through the commitment of its nearly 300 professionals and by offering in-depth sector expertise, a gateway to global markets, and a responsible and stable foothold for transformational growth. Its solid institutional and family shareholder base, robust financial structure free of structural debt, and flexible investment horizon enable Eurazeo to support its companies over the long term.
• Eurazeo has offices in Paris, New York, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, London, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Berlin and Madrid.
• Eurazeo is listed on Euronext Paris.
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