Turnover: 210 million EUR (2022)

Country: France

  • Consulting firm in diplomatic strategy, geopolitical studies and economic intelligence
  • 75 million in sales by 2021
  • more than 1,000 correspondents worldwide.
  • In 2023 acquisition of Rivington, headed by founder Laurent Lotteau.
  • With this acquisition, Adit's ESL & Network division becomes one of France's leading players in public affairs support for French executives, with sales of around €15 million and over 60 employees and associates.
    Alexandre Medvedowsky, former magistrate at the Conseil d'État, is Chairman of ESL & Network
  • Sixth acquisition since 2018
  • Founded 30 years ago, the ADIT Group now supports over 500 customers in risk management and international business.
  • It is expected to post sales of €190 million this year.

News

ADIT: Defense: the State privatizes DCI, its lever for military diplomacy 26/10/2023

  • DCI is a French state-owned company with sales of over 420 million euros and 1,500 employees.
  • Adit is about to take control of DCI, which will double the company's size.
  • 35% of DCI's sales come from its "Air Academy" operation in Qatar.
  • 70% of DCI's revenues come from the Middle East region.
  • DCI's results have fluctuated over the last few years, from a loss to 12 million euros last year.
  • Sales have remained stable at around 230 million euros.
  • DCI was 33.33% owned by Sofema.
  • The French State owned 55.56% of DCI in 2019
  • Adit holds 43% of DCI and will increase its stake to 66% following the acquisition.
  • Adit values DCI at just over 250 million euros, or around 11 times its 2023 Ebitda.
  • The acquisition is financed by Tikehau to the tune of around 150 million euros.
  • Sagard, Adit's main shareholder, is affiliated with the Canadian Desmarais family.

PwC and ADIT among UGAP contract winners 27/07/2022

  • 25 million euros budget for strategy consulting
  • Created in 1968, UGAP centralizes orders from hundreds of suppliers to ministries, local authorities and hospitals

Competitive intelligence: maneuvering accelerates among France's major players 16/07/2017

  • ADIT takes over Stratinfo, after Geos, Eurotradia and ESL
  • Avisa Partners joins Arab Countries Observatory

New consolidation in business intelligence 02/06/2017

  • The race for size accelerates in business intelligence
  • French market intelligence leader ADIT acquires influence pioneer ESL Network
  • Following the acquisition of international security company Geos and export consultancy Eurotradia

| Sagard to invest in Adit | Capital Finance 18/01/2017

  • In 2011, the Agence des participations de l'Etat handed over control to Adit
  • Private equity players take over the capital (Butler Capital, Weinberg Capital Partners, Parquest)
  • Sagard to become leading shareholder of business intelligence agency
  • French government to retain golden share
  • Valued at €325 million (three times more than when Parquest took a stake)
  • Ebitda would be 22 M€.

Adit, leader in business intelligence, comes under the Sagard umbrella 15/01/2017

  • Sagard invests in Adit
  • Value of 325 million euros, tripled in two and a half years
  • The French State holds a preference share in ADIT

Financial Data

DUNS: 448747360

Legal Name: ADIT

Address: 27 B QUAI ANATOLE FRANCE , 75007 PARIS 7

Number of employees: Entre 100 et 199 salariés (2020)

Capital: 1 187 100 EUR


Financial Data:

Year 2017 2016 2015
Turnover 25 313 462 24 048 861 22 999 097
Gross margin (€) 25 992 062 24 695 791 -
EBITDA (€) 4 969 740 5 241 621 -
Operating profit (€) 4 694 080 4 985 208 -
Net profit (€) 2 807 615 2 818 615 3 303 204
Turnover growth rate (%) 5,3 4,6 -
Ebitda margin rate (%) 19,6 21,8 -
Operating margin rate (%) 18,5 20,7 -
Working Capital (turnover days) 100,3 96,3 -
Working Capital requirements (turnover days) 152,4 153,4 -
Net margin (%) 11,1 11,7 -
Added value / Turnover (%) 64,4 63,6 -
Wages and social charges (€) 10 604 009 10 262 273 -
Salaries / Turnover (%) 41,9 42,7 -

Company Managers:

Position First Name Last Name Age Linkedin
Président du conseil d'administration Philippe Caduc 59
Président Philippe Caduc 59
Administrateur Antoine Ernoult 58
Administrateur Saïg Paugam 47
Administrateur Eléonore Caramalli 31
Administrateur Jérôme Triebel 36

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