ALTAMIR AMBOISE : Altamir Amboise signs commitment with Apax Partners LLP to invest up to EUR 90m in the Apax VIII fund

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Paris, 5 July 2012

In keeping with the stated strategy of expanding its investment focus internationally and growing its assets to a critical size, Altamir Amboise has signed a commitment to invest up to ¤90 million over four years in the Apax VIII fund. 

Altamir Amboise will continue to pursue growth and superior returns by further capitalising on the Apax brand name and franchise. Apax Partners LLP and Apax Partners France have identical sector specialisation strategies, benefit from the same competitive advantages in deal sourcing, and complement each other geographically in terms of their investment targets. With more than 30 years of investment experience, Apax Partners LLP is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups, backing companies in the United States, Europe (except in the French-speaking countries) and the key emerging markets of China, India and Brazil. Consequently, there is no overlap with Apax Partners France's geographic focus on French-speaking European countries. Both Apax Partners LLP and Apax Partners France invest specifically across the Technology, Telecom, Media, Retail & Consumer, Healthcare, and Business & Financial Services sectors. Both firms invest as majority or lead shareholders in growth companies with ambitious value-creation objectives.

For Altamir Amboise, the asset growth driven by this strategy expansion, coupled with on-going strong investment performance and returns, should contribute to significantly reducing the share price discount to NAV over time. Upon signing the agreement, Maurice Tchenio, Chairman and CEO of Altamir Amboise Gérance said, "I am very pleased with this development, which officially launches the next phase in Altamir Amboise's growth. By participating in the Apax VIII fund, Altamir Amboise will expand its holdings beyond French-speaking Europe, thus capturing growth opportunities in other geographies." 

For further information please contact Altamir Amboise investor relations on investors@altamir-amboise.fr .

About Altamir Amboise

Altamir Amboise has been a listed private equity company since its inception in 1995, and currently has approximately ¤500 million in assets under management. Until the present, it has invested exclusively through the funds managed by Apax Partners France, a leading private equity firm with 40 years of investing experience. 

Altamir Amboise gives access to a diversified portfolio of fast-growing companies across Apax's sectors of specialisation: Technology, Telecom, Media, Retail & Consumer, Healthcare, and Business & Financial Services.

Apax funds target management buyouts and growth capital investments in which they are either majority owners or lead investors. By aligning their interests with those of the management teams they are backing, Apax funds are in a position to implement ambitious value creation plans.

Altamir Amboise is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris, Compartment B, ticker: LTA, ISIN code: FR0000053837. It is listed in the CAC Small (ex CAD Small 90) and CAC All-Tradable (ex SBF 250) indices. The total number of Altamir Amboise ordinary shares in circulation at 31 March 2012 was 36,512,301.

Contact

Raquel Lizarraga

Head of Investor Relations

Altamir Amboise

Tel: +33 1 53 65 01 33

Email: raquel.lizarraga@altamir-amboise.fr

www.altamir-amboise.fr

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