Turnover: 80 million EUR (2022)

Country: France

  • French consulting firm specializing in business intelligence, cybersecurity and international affairs.
  • It is expanding rapidly through external growth, and has welcomed the Raisse fund into its capital.
  • More than 300 consultants

News

Business intelligence: Forward adds Bridgepoint to its capital 11/04/2024

  • - Private equity firm Bridgepoint is to acquire a 48% stake in Forward.
  • - This transaction values Forward at nearly 215 million euros, compared with 100 million euros five years ago.
  • - Forward expects to exceed sales of 100 million euros in 2024.
  • - In five years, the group has quintupled its revenues.
  • - Forward has made a dozen acquisitions for a total of 40 million euros.
  • - Forward acquired CEIS for 15 million euros.
  • - Forward employs 430 people and has nearly 1,200 customers worldwide.
  • - Forward's revenues generated in the United States account for 20% of its total revenues.

Avisa Partners spins off a criticized business to build a risk unicorn 13/06/2023

  • French company Avisa Partners changes its name to Forward.
  • Founder Matthieu Creux created the company in 2010.
  • Avisa Partners is selling its digital influence business to former partner Arnaud Dassier for around 5 million euros. Arnaud Dassier has sold all his shares in the company for around 20 million euros.
  • The digital influence division accounted for less than 5% of group sales.
  • Forward recorded sales growth of 52% in one year.
  • Forward currently generates revenues of 80 million euros.
  • The company operates in some ten countries.
  • Forward is aiming for sales of 500 million euros within five years, and a valuation of one billion euros by 2030.
  • Forward has three areas of expertise: cyber risk, economic risk and information risk.
  • The group employs 330 people.
  • Forward plans to recruit 80 to 100 employees by the end of 2023.
  • In 2020, Forward acquired 6 companies for a total investment of 50 million euros.
  • Forward expects to make between 20 and 100 million euros of acquisitions per year over the next five years.
  • The Raise investment fund holds a 23% stake in Forward.

French business intelligence group Avisa Partners acquires DGM Conseil 02/01/2023

  • Michel Calzaroni: founder of DGM Conseil in 1986
  • DGM €3 million sales by 2022
  • Avisa Partners: French business intelligence group with offices in Brussels and Washington, with clients including Total, Schneider Electric and LVMH
  • The group made four acquisitions this year, including the American company Forward Risk and Intelligence
  • Avisa has a strong presence in Brussels, the heart of the European institution

French business intelligence group Avisa Partners acquires DGM Conseil 16/12/2022

  • Avisa: Sales 2022: 75 million
  • DGM conseil: sales 2022: 3 million
  • The Group made four acquisitions this year, including the American company Forward Risk and Intelligence
  • Avisa has a strong presence in Brussels, the heart of the European institution

With AVISA, a new economic intelligence champion is born alongside ADIT 17/01/2017

  • AVISA New leader behind ADIT (revenues of 75 million euros and Ebitda of 11 million euros)
  • Young cyber and digital influence nugget Avisa Partners acquires CEIS, founded in the mid-90s with close ties to defense circles
  • Heavyweight in economic investigations, security and business diplomacy
  • Fourth capital-intensive operation barely six months after Raise joined the company, with the acquisition of IDA Group in Germany and Gabara Strategies in the UK
  • Objective: Compete with Anglo-Saxon leaders Presence in Washington, Brussels, London and Berlin

Financial Data

DUNS: 835004094

Legal Name: AVISA PARTNERS

Address: 17 AV HOCHE , 75008 PARIS 8

Number of employees: 0 salarié (2023)

Capital: 31 576 704 EUR


Financial Data:

Year 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
Turnover 13 574 419 7 967 942 1 809 949 53 200 -
Gross margin (€) 13 763 789 7 971 636 1 809 949 53 200 -
EBITDA (€) 1 951 683 1 560 774 1 490 172 -108 934 -
Operating profit (€) 2 084 897 1 560 597 1 490 172 -108 934 -
Net profit (€) 2 660 504 3 053 307 3 431 007 105 458 -
Turnover growth rate (%) 70,4 340,2 3 302,2 - -
Ebitda margin rate (%) 14,4 19,6 82,3 -204,8 -
Operating margin rate (%) 15,4 19,6 82,3 -204,8 -
Working Capital (turnover days) -20,7 -83,2 318,6 2 761,5 -
Working Capital requirements (turnover days) 2,4 -137,1 241,6 55,7 -
Net margin (%) 19,6 38,3 189,6 198,2 -
Added value / Turnover (%) 34,1 21,8 87,4 -204,8 -
Wages and social charges (€) 2 547 079 137 209 68 318 - -
Salaries / Turnover (%) 18,8 1,7 3,8 - -

Company Managers:

Position First Name Last Name Age Linkedin
Président Antoine Violet 46
Directeur général Guillaume Tissier De Mallerais 53
Directeur général Alexis Spencer 47

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