2018-004

The Carlyle Group closes sale of Companeo to Infopro Digital

London, UK and Paris, France – Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced the closing of the sale of Companeo to Infopro Digital. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Companeo is a European player in online business lead generation. The company offers an online marketplace, assisting marketing and sales departments attract new clients. The company is present in 17 European countries and serves more than 5,000 B2B companies.  

The Carlyle Group made its investment in Companeo in August 2010 through Carlyle Europe Technology Partners II (CETP II).

Vladimir Lasocki, Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, said: “We were pleased to support Laurent Horwitz and his team in building Companeo and consolidating its position in the European B2B marketing segment. Over the last couple of years, the business has expanded its geographical footprint and launched a number of new platforms, enhancing its product offer, including a successful webinar platform.”

Laurent Horwitz, co-founder and CEO of Companeo Groupe, said: “By joining Infopro Digital, Companeo gains exceptional opportunities for the years to come, both for its teams and for its clients. The strength of Infopro Digital’s media brands, its technological capabilities, and the power of its database and of its digital solutions will allow us to innovate even faster. While B2B marketing is already witnessing unprecedented technological evolution and growth, I am sure this new alliance will allow the development of first-class solutions to help our B2B clients thrive.”

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About Companeo
With a team of close to 200 people, Companeo Groupe assists marketing and sales departments in attracting new professional clients, thanks to its solutions in generating leads and in B2B digital marketing in 17 European countries. The number one B2B services marketplace, www.companeo.com, personalized e-mail campaigns, affiliations through www.neoperf.com, and webinars organized through www.webikeo.fr permit over 5,000 B2B companies to effectively find new clients. More information can be found on www.companeogroupe.com.

About The Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $174 billion of assets under management across 306 investment vehicles as of September 30, 2017. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Investment Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,550 people in 31 offices across six continents.

Web: www.carlyle.com
Videos: www.youtube.com/onecarlyle
Tweets: www.twitter.com/onecarlyle
Podcasts: www.carlyle.com/about-carlyle/market- commentary

Media contact:
Daphné Claude
daphne@steeleandholt.com
+33 6 66 58 81 92

About Infopro Digital
Infopro Digital is a leading group in informational and professional services (with 2,700 collaborators and 360 million euros in sales, including 25% abroad). The group covers many key sectors of the economy: construction, automotive, industrial, insurance and finance, distribution, and the public sector. Its products (software, databases, digital platforms, salons, conferences, training, media brands…) permit its clients to develop their sales and to improve their productivity and efficiency. More information can be found on www.infopro-digital.com.

Media contact
Nancy Eichinger
neichinger@kbzcorporate.com
+33 6 09 76 88 82