Argos Wityu announces the acquisition software vendor RSD

Argos Wityu announces the acquisition software vendor RSD

Argos Wityu announces the acquisition software vendor RSD  green_squares

Geneva, April 11th 2016

Argos Wityu announces the acquisition of Geneva-based software vendor RSD from its current shareholders Invision and Renaissance PME. RSD is the 13th company in the portfolio of Euroknights VI fund.

Headquartered in Geneva, with offices in the US and in Asia, RSD develops and sells enterprise-grade software solutions for distributed output and report management. RSD software products are in particular well suited for high volume datacenters and other content-intensive businesses. RSD was founded in 1973 and has built a strong and loyal customer base, thanks to over 40 years of expertise and innovation in the field of information management. Through its main software suite EOS, the company’s solutions facilitate identification and management of virtually any output data stream and fully automate report and content archiving.

Prior to the transaction, the former sister business unit Glass was carved out, and RSD will now focus on its core products EOS and Folders. Argos Wityu will accompany RSD in this strategy and will further increase investment in product innovation and sales resources. Growth will be driven both organically and through add-on acquisitions.

Cédric Bruix and Karel Kroupa, Partners of Argos Wityu, commented : “We are delighted to support a reputable market leader like RSD in its ambitious plan. By adding new resources in all areas, we want to help the management team accelerate growth and bring innovation to current and new customers.”

Martin Spirig from Invision and Xavier Paternot from Renaissance PME added: “Since the acquisition eight years ago from its founder, RSD has continued to demonstrate the quality of its products and the strength of its team.  We are glad to hand it over today to a locally-based investor who intends to continue its development out of Geneva.”

A propos d’Argos Wityu

Créé en 1989, Argos Wityu est un groupe de capital investissement européen indépendant établi à Paris, Genève, Milan, Bruxelles et Francfort. Les interventions d’Argos Wityu portent sur des opérations majoritaires de reprise d’entreprises (MBO, MBI, BIMBO, spin-off, réorganisation ou croissance externe) de taille moyenne. Les fonds gérés et conseillés par Argos Wityu prennent des participations majoritaires, pour un montant par transaction compris entre 10 et 100 M€.

Depuis sa création, Argos Wityu a géré ou conseillé 6 fonds et réalisé plus de 60 opérations de transmission. Argos Wityu développe une stratégie d’investissement originale, axée sur les opérations de reprise d’entreprise à fort potentiel de transformation, qui requièrent une implication particulière des actionnaires aux côtés du management et dont la stratégie de création de valeur privilégie la croissance à l’effet de levier. Le fonds Argos Wityu VI (€400m) levé en 2011, a déjà permis l’acquisition de 13 sociétés, et est à ce jour investi à environ 80%.

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