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HR path secures EUR30m led by Ardian and Societe Generale Capital Partenaires

HR Path, an HR solutions specialist, has raised EUR30 million in new money from Activa Capital, Ardian and Société Générale Capital Partenaires.

This latest funding round will help HR Path boost its international growth strategy.
Co-founded in 2001 by François Boulet and Cyril Courtin, HR Path draws on its sector-specific and IT expertise to help its clients define and implement their human resources information system (HRIS) strategies. The company offers a range of services designed specifically for human resources, from assistance with system selection and software integration to maintenance and outsourcing. HR Path is an established player in human capital management technology, and is the only authorised reseller for all of the leading software solutions in the French market (SAP and SuccessFactors, HR Access, Oracle HCM, Cegid, Sage, Talentsoft).
The company has also developed its own HR software solutions, including BiHRdy (a business intelligence decision-making tool), Pandore (a packaged solution for HR, payroll and time management), and Geef (a talent management system).
Headquartered in Paris, with operations in 13 countries on five continents, HR Path employs more than 500 consultants and generates EUR60 million in annual revenue through its network of agencies in major cities across France and its foreign subsidiaries. HR Path’s client portfolio includes several CAC 40-listed companies, but also many small and medium-sized enterprises, intermediate-sized firms, and public sector organisations.
“Our steady growth since we started out in 2001 underscores the strength of demand in the market and our ability to meet its needs,” says François Boulet, partner and co-founder of HR Path. “Thanks to this new funding round, we won’t just be the key player in HR solutions across France anymore, we’ll also be able to consolidate our global leadership position. I wish to extend my thanks to Marc Jacquin who was amongst the first to believe in our project while at Société Générale Capital Partenaires. We take great pride in the confidence that Activa Capital has placed in our company. Innovative digital solutions have already transformed the HRIS sector. We aim to carry on revolutionising the HR solutions business, helping more clients attain excellence by improving efficiency worldwide.”
“We have been supporting the management team of HR Path in their ambitious growth strategy since 2015, and we have been delighted to witness the success of the various projects we have undertaken together. We look forward to writing a new chapter in the company’s history with our partners,” adds Alexis Saada, managing director at Ardian Growth.
“HR Path’s success is a result of the collective commitment and endeavour of the client service teams as well as the shared values that provide the basis of our work and with which we all identify. At the conclusion of the first stage of our partnership, we are delighted to widen the scope of our partners in order to strengthen the different drivers of growth and to successfully respond to new challenges together,” says Marc Diamant, deputy director at Société Générale Capital Partenaires.
“HR Path’s has consistently outperformed the market thanks to its unique strategic vision and exceptional execution,” say Christophe Parier and Alexandre Masson, partners at Activa Capital. “We are impressed with the quality of HR Path’s management team as well as the company’s entrepreneurial spirit and agility. We are proud to be backing this new growth phase alongside Ardian and Société Générale Capital Partenaires.”
“HR Path has reached a decisive point in its growth trajectory,” says Cyril Courtin, partner and co-founder of HR Path. “This new equity injection arrives some eighteen months after the initial investment by Ardian and Société Générale Capital Partenaires. We wish to thank Ardian and Société Générale Capital Partenaires for having supported us since 2015. We would also like to thank the law firm VOLT Associés without whom this operation would not have been possible. This is the largest funding round ever completed within the HR solutions market in France.”  

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