CAPZA acquires a majority stake in Eidosmedia

CAPZA, an independent management company and leading player in private investments in European SMEs – has acquired a majority stake in Eidosmedia, an international player in Content Management System (CMS) solutions.

Eidosmedia develops innovative content management solutions serving clients with high-value content and complex workflow management needs. Its software covers the end-to-end content lifecycle for very large media, financial research, academic and public research and corporate organizations.

Established in 1999, with an engineering team based in Milan, Eidosmedia is today a leading global supplier with over 200 employees based across Europea, North America, and Asia Pacific, and generates EUR29 million in revenues. Its growing customer base includes major media groups such as The Financial Times, Ouest France, Il Sole 24 Ore, News Corp, Funke Mediengruppe, large organizations like Deutsche Post and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the world’s top rating agency in addition to 4 out of the top 5 investment banks.

In recent years, led by a new management team, Eidosmedia transitioned to a SaaS model and diversified its offering expanding further into the digital media, financial research, and corporate segments.

CAPZA will hold the majority investment together with senior management of the Group led by CEO Christian Pelanconi and replaces the current majority shareholder Hg.

“There are many opportunities in the Italian market, with dynamic companies looking to expand who can benefit from our European network and from partners with local resources and connections. Tech/digital companies such as Eidosmedia, can particularly rely on the in-depth knowledge of CAPZA, with more than EUR750 million invested in this area since 2004,” says Christophe Karvelis-Senn, Executive Chairman and Founder of CAPZA.
 
“We are excited to support Eidosmedia in this new phase of its development. We believe the Group can capitalize on a leadership positioning in its core markets and on an experienced international management team driving an ambitious program with our backing,” says Stefano Zavattaro, Head of CAPZA’s Italian Office.

“CAPZA is an ideal partner to accompany Eidosmedia’s journey and evolution, helping us to implement a transformational plan including M&A, leveraging on their strong expertise in supporting companies in the technology and B2B services sectors,” says Christian Pelanconi, Eidosmedia CEO.