Investment Summary

Exits Go Voyages SA

On June 1, 2011, invested in internet software and services company Go Voyages SA from Ardian

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Internet Software and Services sector.
  • This is transaction in France.

Investment Summary

Date 2011-06-01
Target Go Voyages SA
Sector Internet Software and Services
Sellers(s) Ardian
Deal Type Merger

Target

Go Voyages SA

Paris, France
website
Go Voyages also sells tickets and a full range of travel products (dynamic packages, city breaks, hotels, car hire, cruise, etc.). Each month, Go Voyages and its 1,400 partner sites have almost 12 million different visitors.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Ardian

Paris, France

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1996
PE ASSETS 125.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Ardian is a mega-sized diversified investment group focused on opportunities worldwide. Ardian invests across and manages funds focused on small and mid-sized buyouts, growth capital financings, mezzanine, infrastructure, real estate, and co-investment opportunities. Ardian's small-buyouts group targets controlling interests in French, German, and Italian businesses valued up to €100 million. It's mid-sized buyout group seeks businesses valued up €1.5 billion and does not have any geographic limitations. The Infrastructure team looks for European opportunities and can commit up to €150 million per transaction. The Mezzanine group supports junior capital commitments of €5 to €80 million. In addition to direct investing, Ardian also manages various private equity fund-of-funds. Ardian was founded in 1996 and is based in Paris.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 39 of 208
Sector (Internet Software and Services) 2 of 7
Type (Merger) 1 of 1
Country (France) 25 of 103
Year (2011) 11 of 18
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DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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