Equiteq advises French firm Activeo on their stakeholding in two Singaporean consulting firms

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Equiteq, the consulting sector M&A specialist, is pleased to announce that its client, a leading French Customer Experience Consultancy, Activeo has acquired a majority stakeholding in Kasturi and equity participation in Jusfeedback.

Jean-Louis Michelet Head of Equiteq in Asia Pacific

Jean-Louis Michelet, Head of Equiteq in Asia Pacific

Activeo is now in a position to provide local support to its international customers while bringing its know-how and expertise to a dynamic Asia-Pacific market.

Equiteq acted as exclusive financial adviser to Activeo in relation to both transactions, which were completed on 21 January 2016.

Both Singaporean based, Kasturi is a unified communications and video specialist, whilst Jusfeedback specialises in Customer Feedback Management based on an efficient hosted environment.

With the acquisition of Kasturi, Activeo consolidates its position and expertise on the Customer Collaboration market, providing businesses with the best innovative solutions to ensure a strong Customer and Employee Experience and workflow management.

Activeo’s equity participation within Jusfeedback, reinforces its skills and knowhow in the Customer and Employee Engagement within the Customer Analytics market.

Joseph Kort, CEO of Activeo, said of these acquisitions “A great step forward for Activeo. The combined skills of Kasturi, Jusfeedback and Activeo will provide a lot of added value and successful synergies for customers in Singapore. We can now enhance the Activeo group portfolio and value-creative expansion on both Customer Collaboration and Customer Experience markets.”

Moses Wong, MD of Kasturi Technology, said of these acquisitions: “Helps broaden and strengthen Kasturi in the field of ICT (Info-Communication Technology) to provide a wider scope of ICT and AV (Audio Visual) services to our combined customers. It is indeed an exciting development for Kasturi.”

Ken Tan, MD of Jusfeedback, said of these acquisitions: “We look forward to the synergistic collaboration with Activeo and Kasturi as a group to offer a wider suite of products and services to our customers in Singapore and the region. Exciting development for us ahead!”

Jean-Louis Michelet, who led the deal team at Equiteq, said: “Activeo is a successful example of a company that manages to stay ahead of technology developments and growing customers’ expectations in a fast moving industry. Thanks to this strategic initiative in Singapore, Activeo is now in a position to provide local support to its international customers while bringing its know-how and expertise to a dynamic Asia-Pacific market. It has been a pleasure to work with Joseph and his team and we are looking forward to continue helping them in their growth expansion plan.”

Speaking about Equiteq’s role in the transaction, Joseph Kort from Activeo added: "Equiteq has played a key role in helping us establish and effectively transform our growth strategy.”

About Equiteq (http://www.equiteq.com)
Equiteq is a consulting sector M&A specialist. We work with consulting firm shareholders, helping them to achieve their business objectives and exit strategies. Our services are designed to deliver great returns for our clients, by accelerating revenue, profit and equity value growth, and ultimately realizing that value in a trade sale or other type of liquidity event.

About Activeo: (http://www.activeo.com)
Established in 1993 and having offices in Paris, Geneva, Singapore and Bangalore, Activeo is a recognized leader in customer relation technologies and in customer experience management consulting. Activeo helps customers achieve immediate measurable efficiencies using innovative contact center strategies and technologies and provides expertise and solutions necessary to monitor performance that will enable companies to excel. Activeo is member of the LimeBridge global alliance.

About Kasturi: (http://www.kasturi.com.sg)
Kasturi Technology began in 1998 as a start-up marketing premium, high-end video conferencing solutions. Since then, our group of information technology (IT) professionals, network support specialist and AV technician teams have grown and expanded over the years to incorporate a wide ranging array of communications and IT solutions. With an accumulated industry experience in Singapore, we possess comprehensive expertise in providing solutions and maintenance contracts for video conferencing, audio visual integration, network design and installation, PBX, security access, monitoring and recording system, as well as integration of other communications systems into existing ones. From integrating of small to large-scale systems, Kasturi Technology is well-positioned to provide one-stop solutions beginning with consultation, design and implementation, as well as technical support. For the best system integrators Singapore has, look no further than Kasturi Technology.

About Jusfeedback: (http://www.jusfeedback.com)
Founded in 2008, Jusfeedback serves organizations from diverse industries to turn valuable insights from employees, customers and the general public into actionable information in order to create long-term relationships, increase profitability and facilitate time-critical actions that drive business results. Jusfeedback’s team of technical and research professionals also provide research services to clients who have limited resources for feedback projects. These programs come with a comprehensive plan, expert opinion, in-depth analysis, detailed execution, and professional reports. The combination of software-as-a-service (SaaS) model and the most open feedback platform of any feedback tool on the market make it easy to integrate feedback processes directly into systems and applications. We deliver the enterprise-class requirements demanded by the world’s largest organizations in a secure, reliable, and efficient hosted environment.

For more information and media enquiries, contact Paula Allerton of Equiteq on +44 203 651 0600 or paula(dot)allerton(at)equiteq(dot)com. Visit http://www.equiteq.com/equiteq-edge/register for free access to Equiteq Edge – Equiteq’s online resource and information hub aimed at shareholders, prospective shareholders, investors and corporate development executives in the consulting industry.

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