Ardian, a world leading private investment house, announces the acquisition of a stake in Nova Reperta, a Brussels-based management consultancy.
Nova Reperta was founded in 2011. In 2018 the company expanded its activity to create an office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Nova Reperta employs over 50 people, advising clients including Toyota Motor Europe, Le Pain Quotidien, Carglass, Dela, Visma|Raet en Lecot.
Nova Reperta is today a reference in company-wide change programs that include both back- and front-stage transformations. Nova Reperta realizes this by strengthening the operating model and value creation plans of its clients – often through combining operational excellence, client centricity, agility and digital acceleration.
With Ardian Growth’s support, the company will be able to accelerate its growth, expanding its services, organic market expansions and targeting strategic acquisitions across Europe. It will also allow Nova Reperta to strengthen its digital capabilities to serve the complex and evolving needs of clients across for example insurance, energy and mobility sectors.
Filip Leflot, Partner of Nova Reperta, commented: ”With the Ardian Growth team on board, we will be able to invest in our digital transformation and data analytics services as well as launch new unique services on the market. More specifically, it is an opportunity to bring into the capital of Nova Reperta a renowned international investor. Ardian, alongside our partners, will help us achieve our goal of becoming a leader and trusted business partner for future transformation journeys.”
Nick Dieltiens, Partner Automotive & Mobility Industry, Customer Experience Practice, added: “The capabilities of our talented and experienced team will ensure that we stay ahead of future market shifts and guarantee our approach remains resilient.”
Florian Dupont, Senior Investment Manager in Ardian Growth team, commented: “We have been impressed by the quality of the team. This investment aligns with our commitment to support ambitious and disruptive entrepreneurs. We want to leverage our expertise and network to implement organic growth as well an active buy-and-build strategy across Europe.”
Romain Chiudini, Managing Director in Ardian Growth team added: “After several investments in Italy and Spain, and growth in new geographies like Germany and Switzerland, we are very excited to now sign our first deal in Belgium with Nova Reperta. This investment confirms our position as a leading European strategic growth partner.”
Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of US$112bn managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The company is majority-owned by its employees. It keeps entrepreneurship at its heart and focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base.
Through its commitment to shared outcomes for all stakeholders, Ardian’s activities fuel individual, corporate and economic growth around the world.
Holding close its core values of excellence, loyalty and entrepreneurship, Ardian maintains a truly global network, with more than 750 employees working from fifteen offices across Europe (Frankfurt, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Zurich), the Americas (New York, San Francisco and Santiago) and Asia (Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul). It manages funds on behalf of more than 1,200 clients through five pillars of investment expertise: Fund of Funds, Direct Funds, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Private Debt.
ABOUT NOVA REPERTA
Nova Reperta is a Brussels & Amsterdam based management consulting company founded in 2011. With a strong foundation in operational excellence, Nova Reperta specializes in both back- and front-stage transformations. It is today a reference in company-wide change programs, addressing the overall operating model and value creation plans of its clients – through client centricity, agility and digital acceleration.
Set up by a mix of seasoned consultants and managers sharing a strong entrepreneurial drive, Nova Reperta is now a team of about 50+ professionals obsessively focused on creating impact with our clients. That goal attracts ambitious, entrepreneurial people who naturally combine soft and hard skills. And that immediately evokes the five core values that tie us together: entrepreneurial, pragmatic, inclusive, trustworthy and always exploring.
LIST OF PARTIES INVOLVED
Nova Reperta: François Barbellion, François Delfosse, Filip Leflot, Carl Annicq, Nick Dieltiens, Eljakim Caus
Ardian: Romain Chiudini, Florian Dupont
– Ardian Financial advisors: Crowe (Thomas Corbineau, Julien Latrubesse)
– Ardian Legal advisors: Winston (Nicola Di Giovani, Sidney Rosenberg, Camille Clauss)
– Company M&A advisors: VD&P (Laurent Linkens)
– Company Legal advisors: Backer & McKenzie (Luc Meeus)
– Senior Bankings: KBC (Guy Wyn, Bart Martens)