The group just held its 4th fundraising initiative in 9 years, with a record sum of 200 M€ raised that will solidify its position on the international market.
Founded in 2001 by 4 partners, French group EPSA has experienced unparalleled growth at a pace of over 40% per year, to reach 640 M€ in turnover, offices in over 20 countries (including the USA) and more than 1,100 employees, by 2020.
Firmly established as one of the world’s leading consulting groups in Research and Development Tax Credits,
this new injection of capital seeks to extend their offer to companies in America, Asia and the South Pacific. It also consolidates their ambition to create an all-encompassing offer capable of delivering lasting performance and optimization tools on all the relevant aspects of their clients’ businesses.
This most recent line of credit, the highest in EPSA’s history, was fueled by historic partners like BNP Paribas, La Banque Postale and Banque Populaire Rives de Paris. New investors Pemberton and Allianz Global Investors added their support for the project, allowing the group to reach this historic figure.
“Our objective is to double our EBITDA of 50 M€ by the year 2025”, explains Matthieu Gufflet, founder and CEO of EPSA Group. “We’re well on track to achieving this goal, and the confidence of our investors in our continued growth is unvaluable”.
With these new investments, EPSA expects to accelerate its presence on the International Market, where it holds over 20 offices and employs 300 experts. The group recently opened 3 new offices in the USA, in Philadelphia, Boston and Houston, dedicated to R&D Tax Credits. These offices complete the group’s presence in America with their offices in New York dedicated to Marketplace solutions.
Offices have been planned to open this year in Malasia, Australia and South Corea; expanding EPSA’s offer overseas to include consulting on non-essential purchasing optimization. The group is already present in Indonesia and China and seeks to reinforce its foothold in these markets.
However, the biggest news for the group is the acquisition of Kloepfel Consulting in Germany. Leaders in the German market of purchasing consulting for SMEs, Kloepfel Consulting will also open the doors to other countries where they operate: Switzerland, Slovakia, Poland and the Netherlands, solidifying the group’s European position.
EPSA holds over 4,500 active clients, including 36 companies quoted on the French stock market CAC 40.