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March 15th, 2019 Natixis Partners advised Finance Active’s shareholders in their disposal of a minority stake to Cathay Capital

Founded in 2000 in Paris by Jacques Descourtieux and Patrice Chatard, Finance Active and its 150 employees develop digital SaaS solutions to optimize debt and financial risk management with more than €750bn debt positions currently monitored on its platforms. The fintech also offers digital management tools for guarantees, leasing and forex exchange. Operating on the 5 continents, the Group has more than 10,000 users, including SMEs, global blue-chip companies, local authorities and financial institutions.

With this transaction, Cathay Capital acquires a significant minority stake in the Group alongside the founders and new key managers and Capzanine sells its minority stake.

Cathay Capital intends to leverage on its know-how and ecosystem to accelerate the development of Finance Active abroad, expand its client portfolio and help the Company becoming a global leader.

Following the sale of Optis to Ansys in 2018, this transaction highlights the expertise of Natixis Partners teams in transactions involving software developers.

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M&A team:

nicolas segretain
managing partner

david feiner
vice president

adrien david
associate