SAB is a privately-owned French group incorporated in 1989 which provides a full range of software solutions for financial services companies in France (where it is the market leader for integrated core banking software) and abroad. With over 600 employees, SAB provides services to 200 banks and financial institutions in 25 different countries and has generated sales of EUR 50m and an EBITDA of EUR 6m in 2014. To support its development, SAB has opened its capital via a capital increase of EUR 10m subscribed by IFC (the World Bank’s investment fund). IFC will hold a minority stake in the Company and become a key shareholder of SAB.
The new capital structure combined with a reinforced governance will support the Company’s development as it will strengthen SAB’s profile towards potential prospects and facilitate its access to some key decision makers in growth areas such as Africa and Asia. The company is still in discussion with other potential investors to increase further the capital increase with a total targeted capital inflow between EUR 15-20m.
CASE Corporate Finance advised SAB during the first tranche of capital increase process of SAB and on the follow-on.