AREV acquires a majority stake in Komposite alongside its management teamto support its next phase of growth

Paris, May 30th, 2024

Founded in 1988 by Eric Alimi and headquartered in Levallois-Perret, Komposite is one of the leading data management specialists in France, able to support its clients across the full spectrum of IT infrastructure transformation projects in the datacenter field. Komposite is positioned as a genuine hybrid cloud architect.

Led by an experienced management team headed by Eric Alimi, Harry Zarrouk and David Dariouch, Komposite is recognized as a trusted partner by its customers, and enjoys privileged relationships with a number of worldwide technology champions (e.g., Oracle, Rubrik, Huawei, etc.).

Backed by Naxicap (formerly Alliance Entreprendre), BNP Paribas Développement, Rives Croissance, Caisse d’Epargne Ile de France and Financière Vecteur since 2020, Komposite serves a portfolio of blue-chip customers mainly comprising major French groups in the energy, retail and finance sectors, as well as established mid-market players.

Following a competitive process orchestrated by Ever Corporate Finance, AREV succeeds the funds present since 2020 in Komposite’s capital, while Eric Alimi, Harry Zarrouk and David Dariouch reinvest and retain a significant share of the company’s capital.

Supported by AREV, Komposite will reinforce its technological leader position by focusing its development plan on acquiring new customers, through organic and external growth.

Eric Alimi and Harry Zarrouk, President and CEO of Komposite, declared: “We are proud of the remarkable growth Komposite has experienced in the past few years, rewarding our full commitment to our customers on mission-critical IT projects in demanding and constantly evolving technological environments. We would like to warmly thank our historical financial partners for their support, and in particular Naxicap, present since 2016. With the involvement of AREV, we are determined to further establish Komposite as a leading player in the data space, in order to expand our technology portfolio to meet the expectations of both the market and our customers.”

Xavier Geismar and Julien Lammoglia, Founders of AREV Partners, stated: “We are excited about our partnership with Eric, Harry and David, and have high ambitions for the company. At Komposite, we have identified a truly outstanding company with visionary leaders who want to change the scale of their group. We will strive to support them in their ambitious growth journey, both organically and through acquisitions.”