Thirteen banks back €2.43bn Morpho acquisition

Advent’s €2.43bn acquisition of French software solutions firm Morpho is supported by 13 banks, according to one banker, with up to €2bn of loans expected to be marketed by early November.

  • By Max Bower
  • 19 Oct 2016

Advent is buying the firm, now called Safran Identity & Security, from French conglomerate Safran. French state investment subsidiary Bpifrance is co-investing in the deal.

GlobalCapitalinitially reported on the deal in August.

The buyout follows Cinven’s announcement earlier this week of its $3.25bn acquisition of Polish online auction website Allegro ...

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3 BNP Paribas 964.36 3 6.59%
4 Goldman Sachs 935.56 3 6.39%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 928.68 2 6.34%

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4 Citi 847.97 7 7.61%
5 HSBC 818.64 12 7.34%

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4 Citi 3,657.00 24 7.51%
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