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Keensight Capital Invests in Geodesial

October 01, 2019

Paris – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that it has advised Keensight Capital in connection with the LBO of Geodesial group.

Keensight Capital replaces CAPZA as majority stakeholder of Geodesial group, a leading developer and distributor of CAD (Computer-Aided Design) and CAE (Computer-Aided Engineering) software for infrastructure.

With offices in Hungary and Canada, Geodesial group is a leading developer of CAD and CAE software for infrastructure in France. Since 2017 and the arrival of David Le Roux and CAPZA as stakeholders, Geodesial group has experienced a strong and steady double-digit annual growth.

Today, Geodesial group has developed a loyal customer base of 6,000 clients including public agencies, geomatics and civil engineering companies. Undisputed leader, Geodesial group is strategically well positioned in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering & Construction) software market, a sector with a demonstrated solid growth of 11% over the past four years.

Keensight Capital will support the company’s organic growth as well as develop an active build-up strategy, especially in new geographies.

The Paul Hastings team was composed of corporate partners Olivier Deren and Sébastien Crepy with associate Nicolas Lovas, tax partner Allard de Waal with associate Olivia Sibieude, employment partner Stéphane Henry with associate Alexandre Ruiz, leveraged finance partner Olivier Vermeulen with counsel Marc Zerah and associate Yanniv Gilquel.

McDermott Will & Emery (partners Henri Pieyre de Mandiargues and Carole Degonse with associate Claire Barra) advised the sellers and the management team of Geodesial group.

At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.