Cooptalis, a fast-growing company based in Marcq-en-Baroeul in the Hauts-France region, has just raised capital of €20 million from several renowned investors: Idinvest Partners, Entrepreneur Venture, CM-CIC Investissement, Finorpa and Groupe IRD. The capital was supplemented by a banking pool.

Created in 2012 by Gilles Lechantre and Olivier Desurmont, who were joined by Nicolas Bougon 2 years later, Cooptalis is an international mobility company. A leader in the French market, its goal is to become the world’s leading expert in international mobility. Cooptalis is now an international group with 450 employees in 6 countries and more than 25 million turnover in 2018.

Cooptalis helps companies source international talent and supports them in their professional mobility projects: from the job offer to the signing of the employment contract through to administrative procedures and logistics (finding accommodation, moving home, schooling, etc.), as well as training.

Winner of the French Tech Pass in 2017, Cooptalis has among its clients major companies, with whom it has worked on international recruitment projects.

Investors were attracted by the complementarity and efficiency of the founding team, as well as Cooptalis’ innovative positioning, which allowed it to generate more than 100% growth each year since its creation.

Raising capital will allow Cooptalis to continue its growth in France and accelerate its international expansion. We also wish to pursue our external growth strategy, which started this year with the successful acquisition of Link Mobilité, one of France’s leading relocation experts.” say Gilles Lechantre and Olivier Desurmont, founders of Cooptalis.

“In a fast-growing sector and thanks to a driven, complementary and experienced team, growth prospects are high for this company with a robust business model and controlled growth. We are delighted to be able to support the company in this very exciting venture.” adds Alban Wyniecki, Investment Director at Idinvest.

 Guidance

Cooptalis was supported in raising capital by Capival (financial advice) and Lévêque Associés (legal advice).

 About Cooptalis

Created at the end of 2012 by Gilles Lechantre and Olivier Desurmont, Cooptalis is an international mobility company whose ambition is to become the world’s leading expert in mobility projects.

Cooptalis supports expats from all over the world in their mobility projects by finding them a job, helping them through administrative procedures, logistics (finding accommodation, moving home, schooling, etc.), as well as training.

Cooptalis also helps French and foreign companies find talent in new recruiting areas by managing the entire integration process.

Cooptalis solutions support companies in France and internationally by helping them:

  • Expand abroad by recruiting international teams
  • Address recruitment issues in sectors short of manpower (IT, Health, Construction, Manufacturing, Hospitality, etc.)

Cooptalis has offices in France, in Lille (headquarters), Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Nice and Nantes (since 1st September 2018) and has also opened offices overseas in Morocco, Vietnam, London, Tunisia and Montreal, Canada (from 1st January, 2019).

Our employees originate from more than 25 countries and speak more than 20 languages.

 About Idinvest Partners

Idinvest Partners is a recognised European leader in mid-market private equity. With €8 billion under management, the company has developed several complementary areas of expertise: growth capital for young and innovative European companies; mid-market private debt (unitranche, senior and subordinated debt); primary and secondary investments in unlisted companies. Founded in 1997, Idinvest Partners was a subsidiary of Allianz until 2010, when the company became independent. In 2018, Idinvest Partners teamed up with Eurazeo to become a leader in the private equity sector in Europe and North America with €15 billion under management.

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