Investee Company – Ipanema Technologies (France)
Investee Company Business Type – IT systems provider
Type of Financing – Development
Equity Providers – Net Partners, 3i, DrKW (Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein), T-Venture and Vertex
Equity Leader (Individual) – Francois Tison, Net Partners
Debt Providers – N/A
Debt Type – N/A
Debt Leader (Individual) – N/A
Equity Amount – €10 million
Total Deal Value – €10 million
Other Advisors – N/A
Comments – Ipanema Technologies, a provider of systems for the complete management of the applications performance using IP networks, has raised €10 million in its second round of financing. This funding round was led by Net Partners and 3i, DrKW (Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein), T-Venture and Vertex also participated.
Established in September 1999 and based in Fontenay-aux-Roses, France, Ipanema is the first company to offer enterprises a complete system for harnessing the vast advantages of IP (Internet Protocol) networks.
Ipanema has created a global and comprehensive service, the Ipanema Technologies’ QoSmart System which allows a global network performance management based on enterprise objectives. This approach empowers enterprises to control network efficiency, reduce telecommunication costs and achieve a faster return on their existing infrastructure investment.
The funding from this round will be used to accelerate the company’s international growth and development. Ipanema will pursue its pro-active strategy in the telecoms market, while developing its European and American market position through the development of innovative solutions suited to its customers’ needs.
Jean-Yves Leclerc, CEO of Ipanema, commented: “To have the confidence of worldwide investors is a real chance for Ipanema Technologies. This second round of financing will allow us to develop our international sales by strengthening our teams and adopting a pro-active strategy for the European and American markets. The market of IP networks optimization and measurement systems promises exponential growth and Ipanema Technologies will be the leader.”
Francois Tison, a director of Net Partners, said: “Ipanema Technologies is evolving in a market with great potential, which is set to explode by 2004. Its approach is currently unrivalled, giving Ipanema Technologies a clear lead over other competitors.”