Apax Partners completes the acquisition of Expereo from The Carlyle Group

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 20 September 2018 – Apax Partners, Paris-based leading European private equity firm, announced today the completion of its acquisition from global alternative asset manager, The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG), of 100% of Expereo, a global managed internet and cloud access provider, alongside the company’s management team who will continue to lead the business. Expereo was a portfolio company of Carlyle Europe Technology Partners III (CETP), a pan-European fund focusing on buyout investments in telecoms, media and technology.

Expereo is one of the world’s largest managed internet network and cloud connectivity solutions providers, with more than 11,500 enterprise and government sites under management across over 190 countries. The company has a strong track record of performance, reporting revenues of €92 million in FY 2017, and has built long-term relationships with an impressive group of blue-chip clients and business partners.


About Expereo
Expereo is a provider of managed Internet network services, SD-WAN, Security and Cloud Connectivity optimisation solutions for global enterprises. Expereo’s XDN portfolio provides Global Internet Connectivity (GIaaS), Global Cloud Acceleration (XCA), SD-WAN Managed Services, Security and Xpertise – global professional, managed and field services for network connectivity solutions. With an unmatched global reach, Expereo powers 11,500 enterprise and government sites in 190+ countries, helping our customers improve productivity and empowering their networks and cloud services with the agility, flexibility and value of the Internet, with optimal performance. More information can be found on:

About Apax Partners
Apax Partners is a leading European private equity firm based in Paris. With more than 45 years of experience, Apax Partners provides long-term equity funding to build and strengthen world-class companies. Funds managed and advised by Apax Partners exceed €3.3 billion. These funds invest in fast-growing middle-market companies across four sectors of specialisation: Tech & Telecom, Consumer, Healthcare and Services.

About The Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $210 billion of assets under management across 335 investment vehicles as of June 30, 2018. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,625 people in 31 offices across six continents.


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Flavia Pinaffi

+31 6 15 94 68 64

Apax Partners
Coralie Cornet

+33 (0)1 53 65 01 35

The Carlyle Group
Katarina Sallerfors

+44 (0)20 7894 3554


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