17 January 2019
Strasbourg, January 14, 2019 – After acquiring the company 2iO in July 2018, and in order to continue its development, the company announces: “the success of its fundraising realized with Wille Finance AG, Demeter, and SCR Alsace Creation; its historical investor. ”
Thanks to this contribution, SiRFULL technology will accelerate its development in France and will launch its activity in Germany and in Europe. SiRFULL technology offers a simple and intelligent asset management platform for process industries and opens the door to predictive maintenance.
The digital tools designed by SiRFULL technology now equip more than 100 industrial sites in France with 70 customers such as GRT Gaz, Framatome, Solvay, Emerson, Storengy, …
This new step confirms the strength of SiRFULL technology model, the relevance of its strategic vision and investors confidence in its growth potential.
Jean Claude LAMBOLEZ, CEO and founder of SiRFULL technology declares:
“The goal of this operation is simple: invest in order to provide our customers who trust us every day with innovative and qualitative services and strengthen the confidence of those who join us every month. We will continue to invest in innovation including semantic analysis or AI to allow our customers a strong ROI in the management of their maintenance operations.”
Guillaume Laffineur, Investment Director at Demeter adds:
“We have know SiRFULL and its CEO for many years. We followed the product developments, the adaptation of the offer as well as structuring team. The solutions are now mature and meet the growing expectations of manufacturers who want to digitize their factories and move from preventive maintenance to predictive maintenance. This phenomenon is not a fashion trend but a strong movement that reveals a clear opportunity to gain competitiveness and responsiveness. Jean-Claude Lambolez, President of the company, is an agile and attentive entrepreneur who has surrounded himself with a dynamic team. The EGF managed by Demeter has joined the capital of the company in order to accompany its new phase of deployment.”
Mathieu Morand, Investment Manager at Wille Finance:
“Fascinated by SiRFULL’s niche expertise in industrial maintenance, we are now delighted to support SiRFULL’s international ambitions. We are convinced of the urgent need of process industries, and we anticipate a mass adoption of SiRFULL suite in order to simplifying and automating inspection and maintenance campaigns. The user feedback is excellent and has proven that the product and the top-notif customer support can be deployed to many use cases.”
Eric Plantier, manager of Blueprint Partners, SiRFULL advisor in this fund-raising transaction:
“SiRFULL evolves at the heart of industry digitization (industry 4.0), one of the major trends of this end of decade. The strength of SiRFULL is its comprehensive offering to collect and analyze data across the entire value chain, from equipment design to use and maintenance, capital input and cash inflow that are familiar with the field. the industry will allow SiRFULL to pass a stage in its development, to increase its notoriety and its presence internationally.”
Subsequently, this fundraising will allow SiRFULL technology to start its expansion to Germany via the German Cyber Forum accelerator in March 2019 in Karlsruhe.
To further its ambitions, the company plans to recruit computer scientists, business developers, marketers and researchers in France and Germany. SiRFULL technology steps into the Franco-German axis in order to build its history and success.
The company was created in 2012 by experts from industry and IT and offers innovative and high value-added solutions for the industry. Its mission is to reduce industrial risks, and maintenance costs by optimizing the management of their assets, from manufacturing to dismantling.
Wille Finance is a multi-family office established in Switzerland for 11 years in Zurich and Baar. With three independent investment arms, Wille manages real estate, listed equity portfolios and private equity investments in start-ups and SMEs.
In early 2019, the Private Equity team manages a European portfolio of 23 B2B start-ups, covering various sectors ranging from MedTech to Industry 4.0. With an investment capacity of € 10 million per line, Wille supports its investments over the long term and favors companies in the process of rapid internationalization.
Contact: Mathieu Morand, [email protected]
Demeter (www.demeter-im.com) is a major European player in venture capital and private equity for the energy and environmental transition. Its funds invest between 1 and 30 million euros to support companies in the sector at all stages of their development: innovative startups, SMEs and high growth ETI and infrastructure projects. The Demeter team of 35 people based in Paris, Grenoble, Metz, Madrid, and Münster, manages 1 billion euros and has made 130 investments over 13 years.
The European Materials Fund managed by Demeter is a capital-innovation and development-capital investment fund, active in France and Benelux. With an investment capacity of between € 0.5 and € 2.5 million per operation, the GEF is an entrepreneur fund for entrepreneurs operating in the industrial sectors, Materials & Processes.
Contact: Aleksandra Texier, +33 1 43 12 53 44, [email protected]
Capital Grand Est, is the management company of the regional equity funds in the Greater East region. It supports projects of dynamic SMEs and allows them to accelerate their creation, their development and facilitate their transmission. Capital Grand Est has more than € 100 million under management through its various funds, including SCR ALSACE CREATION, which participated in the tour de table of this operation. The structure can respond to all the equity issues expressed by companies at all stages of their evolution: from initiation to creation, from development to transmission.
For more information on Capital Grand Est, visit www.capitalgrandest.eu.
Capital Grand Est, est la société de gestion des fonds régionaux d’investissement en fonds propres sur la région Grand Est. Elle accompagne les projets des PME dynamiques et leur permet ainsi d’accélérer leur création, leur développement et de faciliter leur transmission. Capital Grand Est dispose de plus de 100 millions d’euros sous gestion au travers de ses différents fonds, dont la SCR ALSACE CREATION qui a participé au tour de table de la présente opération. La structure peut répondre à l’ensemble des problématiques de fonds propres exprimées par les entreprises à toutes les phases de leur évolution : de l’amorçage à la création, du développement à la transmission.
Pour plus d’informations sur Capital Grand Est, rendez-vous sur le site www.capitalgrandest.eu.
Press contact :
Mariya SAVINOVA – 0768782926 – [email protected]
Vincent SALING – 0636385643 – [email protected]
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